2018 Event Schedule

Thursday, July 19th

  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - PERFORMANCE:Buck & Elizabeth (Children/Family)
    • Presented by: Cottage Grove Quality Inn
  • 5:15 - 6:15 pm - PERFORMANCE: Shades of Jazz (Jazz)
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Perfect Flavor (Covers/Variety of genres)
    • Sponsored by: Jack Sprat's Café
  • 8:00 - 8:20 pm - PRESENTATION: Historical Talk
  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: the huckleberrys (Country/Bluegrass)

Friday, July 20th

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - <Event Type?>: Farmer Jimmy's Music Workshop (Young musicians perform) - Heritage Stage
  • 12:00 - 1:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: Restless Souls (Original rock)
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Buck & Elizabeth (Children/Family)
    • Presented by: Cottage Grove Quality Inn
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Jay the Magician
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: Almost Home (Folktronica/Americana/Rock)
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: Coupe de Ville (Oldies)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Buck & Elizabeth (Patsy Cline tribute)
    • Presented by: Cottage Grove Quality Inn
  • 8:00 - 8:20 pm - PRESENTATION: Historical Talk
  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: Cowboy Cadillac (Country)

Saturday, July 21st

  • ALL DAY - PERFORMANCE: Jay the Magician
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: One More Time Band (Americana) - Gazebo
  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Calvary Creek (60's & 70's pop covers)
    • Presented by: Calvary Chapel - Cottage Grove
  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Buck & Elizabeth (60's Folk)
    • Presented by: Cottage Grove Quality Inn
  • 4:30 - 6:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Fortune's Folly (Pop/Rock)
  • 6:00 - 6:20 pm - PRESENTATION: Historical Talk
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm - PERFORMANCE: Jimmy Bobby Band (Country)
  • 8:00 - 8:30 pm - PRESENTATION: VisionKeepers Annual Community Awards Ceremony
  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm - PERFORMANCE: Windy Ridge (Rock/Country)

Kids Stuff at BMD

We’ve continued our familiar favorite activities and events and offer new ones designed to appeal to children of all ages and their families.

Carnival:  The carnival offers rides, games and food in Bohemia Park.  Advance Ride Bracelets are $22 by July 19 at Cottage Grove Bi-Mart. All-Day Ride Bracelets are $30(Unlimited ride bracelets valid from opening to one hour before closing time. Individual ride tickets can be purchased with most rides requiring multiple tickets per ride. Carnival hours:  Thursday: 3-9 pm, Friday: 2-9 pm, and Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm.

Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth: BMD welcomes back Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth to the Main Stage for their 18th year performing at the festival. Their songs and skits brighten up each audience by creating enthusiastic audience participation through song and dance, hand movements and laughter. Main Stage performances on Thu-Sat (see schedule for times).

Helena Saloon: Back by popular demand for the under-21 crowd, the famous Helena Saloon returns to offer free root beer and card games served up by their peers. The saloon will be open as volunteer staffing is available.

Jay the Magician:  Kids of all ages will enjoy Jay performs magic all day on Saturday in Bohemia City delighting and astonishing festival-goers with his close-up magic tricks. Catch his illusion show on the Main Stage on Friday at 3:30 pm.

Kiddie Parade: A BMD favorite for 56 years! Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at CG Community Center. Registration begins at 10:30 am. Route through Historic Downtown. Participants get ribbon & ice cream at the end. FREE (no entry fee).

Living History: Demonstrators this year include a fur trader, a blacksmith, and an antique hit-and-miss engine display. Learn how to become a gold miner by panning for REAL gold with real miners!  Visit with Spanish-American War re-enactors to learn more about this chapter in American history.

Pony Rides:  Horses played an important role in Cottage Grove’s early history. Cost: $8 per ride

Slabtown versus Lemati Feud Contest: Returning for the seventh year, this ongoing competition is pure old-fashioned fun for children and adults. Last year Slabtowners won the competition. Lematians have vowed to claim a victory this year. Check the BMD website or Bohemia Nugget Guide for details on how to join in the fun or visit the Feud HQ Booth on Thursday thru Saturday.

Train Rides:  The BMD Express is a time-traveling train providing free rides to travel back in time and visit museums, covered bridges and the Victorian home of the town’s first doctor. There’s lots to see and do with all attractions within easy walking distances from train stops and within a geographic area that's significantly smaller than a Disneyland theme park.

Kids Zone: We are having an amazing Kids Zone this year. Come enter the Rabbit hole and see a world of imagination.

Hosanna Youth Performers

Hosanna Youth Performers is a group of dancers (ages 12-19) who desire to glorify God by sharing their love of dance throughout the community. They meet weekly to rehearse, study the Bible, and pray.  Tiese Morgan directs.


Photo Gallery - 2016

Photos by: Greg Lee

Photo Gallery - 2017

Photos by: Greg Lee