Saturday, July 21 is Costume Day at BMD.
We encouraging everyone to show up on Saturday in a costume and compete in our Costume Contest at 1 pm on the Gazebo Stage. We provide a cash prize in each category. Now is the time to begin planning your costume.
To be eligible for the contest and to fill Bohemia City with period costumes, show up in an outfit that fits the late 1800s period.
Suggestions for costume competition are:
Old West (fur trappers, cowboys, miners, Native Americans, Oregon Trail Prairie Immigrants)
Please let us know of any local rental businesses for these types of costumes or local tailors who are willing to make one for you. We'll be happy to post that information here.
Welcome to BMD 2018
It's an honor to work closely with the board of directors and be part of the team that produces Cottage Grove's largest event of the year. As the festival coordinator, I invite you to join us for the 59th Annual Bohemia Mining Days, July 19-21, as we again transform Coiner Park into “Bohemia City” for three days on the third weekend each July.
The carnival rides are in Bohemia Park, which provides a convenient bridge between Coiner Park and downtown Cottage Grove. There is parking on South 10th Street and in the park's parking lot.
Click here to submit an application to reserve your spot in Bohemia City.
Bohemia Mining Days needs volunteers to keep the festival running, and keep it free! If you would like to join in the fun, contact us for more information.
There are bands for every taste at Bohemia Mining Days. Check the schedule to see what's new.
BMD coming this July 19-21, 2018! So get ready for fun! Our theme this year is "Every Trail Tells a Tale" and will focus on historic road names and the stories behind them. (Mosby, Row, Champion Creek, Sharps Creek, etc)
We are busy planning our 59th year so our website is in transition under the management of our new Webmaster, Dylan Mann. We will be making regular updates now so please visit us again to see what's new. In the meantime... if you have any questions, please contact our Festival Coordinator, Cindy Weeldreyer, at (541) 942-5064. See you soon!
BMD Board announces operational changes & entertainment line-up
We are proud to celebrate Cottage Grove’s mining and Victorian-era heritage. Since the celebration first began people have always dressed up in period costumes during Bohemia Mining Days. Now, we are developing programs and entertainment that brings our mining heritage and Cottage Grove’s pioneer history to life!
Bohemia Mining Days draws thousands to “Bohemia City” in Coiner Park for three days of fun, frolic and fraternizin' in a neighborly way each summer. If you'd like to have your business or organization be seen by all these folks, or if perhaps you'd like to just throw us a few bucks to help out, then we've got some options for you!
Calling all the good people of Cottage Grove! It's time to pick your side in the Sixth Annual Slabtown vs Lemati Feud during the 2018 Bohemia Mining Days Festival, July 19th-21st. Pick a side and join in the fun! We've got a wide assortment of contests for all ages.
Pick a side and join in the fun! We've got a wide assortment of contests for all ages.