Live Performers

Jay the Magician

BMD welcomes back local magician, Jay Frasier for his fourth appearance at the festival.  

Jay Frasier is an award-wining magician and escape artist. He is a Dom Deluise Comedy Magic Award recipient and the winner of the 2014 Portland Magic Jam state magic contest. His original magic has been featured in Genii Magazine and on a critically-acclaimed magic instructional DVD set. He has performed professionally for more than 30 years at corporate banquets, county fairs, libraries, birthday parties, and private events. He is also an instructor at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR where he teaches Speech & Communication Studies.

On Friday, Jay will make his stage appearance on the Main Stage from 3:30 to 4:00 pm and he will spend the day roaming around Bohemia City delighting and astonishing festival-goers with his close-up magic tricks.

For booking information: 



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.



Music Workshop

Farmer Jimmy hosts a free music workshop on the Heritage Stage on Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Jimmy Schaper Music Workshop

The workshop is intended for young musicians who may want to perform at public events like BMD.

Please call or text Farmer Jimmy at 541-731-1701 to schedule a time slot or take your chances and stop by the BMD information booth near Adams Avenue (next to gold panning booth).

Work with Jimmy on your music and when there is a break on the Main Stage we can turn up the sound system on the Heritage Stage.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Bohemia Mining Days!


For questions or additional information please contact our Festival Coordinator by calling the office at 541.942.5064 or by clickingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send us an email.

The festival office is located in the Cottage Grove Hotel, 811 E. Main St.

If the lobby is closed, please slip vendor, parade or volunteer applications through the mail slot at the bottom of the front door. If the lobby is open and our office is not, please slip applications through the mail slot of our door.

Special Thanks

It takes many hands and hearts working together to produce the Bohemia Mining Days Festival each July. With grateful thanks the BMD Board members recognizes the following individuals, businesses and organizations who contributed time, talent, cash and/or supplies toward the success of our 58th Year! Planning for 2018 is already underway and we welcome your input in that process. Visit to give us your feedback or call the festival office at 541-942-5064.

  • Ann M. White, CFP
  • Annah Clark
  • Annie Odean
  • Banner Bank
  • Ben Goyen
  • Birch Avenue Dental
  • Bob Ehler
  • Bob Hamilton Auto Sales
  • Bob Hardy
  • Bohemia Gold Mining Museum
  • Bohemia Mine Owners Association 
  • Bohemia Park Foundation
  • Bohemia Sunrisers Kiwanis Club
  • Bonnie Gilvin
  • Bookmine
  • Books on Main
  • Boyce and Sons
  • Brad’s Cottage Grove Chevrolet
  • Bradly Shepherd
  • Brent Hoover
  • Brittany Lyons
  • Bruce Brown
  • Bruce Kelsh
  • Burris Family
  • Buster’s Main Street Café
  • Caitlyn May
  • Cascade Home Center
  • Cascade Mountains Gold, Tom Bohmker
  • Cathy & Bill Simmons
  • CG Area Chamber of Commerce
  • CG Habitat for Humanity
  • CG Bi-Mart
  • CG Body Studio
  • CG Calvary Chapel
  • CG Economic Business Improvement District
  • CG Garbage Service
  • CG Genealogical Society
  • CG High School Volleyball Team
  • CG Historical Society
  • CG Library Staff
  • CG Museum Board
  • CG Police Dept.
  • CG Quality Inn
  • CG Riding Club/Rodeo
  • CG Sentinel Staff
  • Chevron Market Express
  • Chloe & Nevin Beckes
  • Cindy and Ralph Weeldreyer
  • City of Cottage Grove
  • Claire Sylvain
  • Coast Fork Feed Company
  • Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council
  • Commonwealth Financial Network
  • Community Sharing
  • Connie Green
  • Coral Moselle
  • Covered Bridge Festival Tour Guides
  • Crafty Mercantile, Michele Rose
  • Creswell Chronicle
  • Dallas McCord & Terry Paxton
  • Dan Hill
  • Dana Dillon
  • Dave Johnson & Wanda Mosegard
  • Dean & Wendy Johnson
  • Deb Pelzman
  • Debbie Chalmers
  • DirtCheapCopies.Com
  • Dog Rock Expeditions, Josh Bohmker
  • Don Williams
  • Donald Resue
  • Donna & Doyle Shepherd
  • Douglas Maddess, DMD
  • Edward Jones Financial
  • Ellen Hogue
  • Emerald People’s Utility District
  • Faye Stewart
  • First American Title Insurance Co.
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Flower Basket
  • Frank Perdue
  • Fred Combie
  • Fred Talbot
  • FreeForAll Magazine
  • Gabriele Wellness Center
  • Garland & Darlene Burback
  • Gary Hilgandorf
  • Gary Manly
  • Gary Williams, Retiring Bohemia City Marshal
  • Gates Family Tradition
  • Gateway Counseling Center
  • Gayle Hozelle
  • George & Teri Devine
  • Grant Johnson
  • Greg Lee Photography
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Grove Lemati Café & Lounge
  • Grove Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Haylie Taddei
  • Holli Turpin
  • Horner’s Inc.
  • Hoyer Accounting
  • Jack Sprat’s Café
  • Jake Boone
  • James Fijalka
  • Jani-King
  • Jay “The Magician” Frasier
  • Jeannie Handsaker
  • Jeff & Celia Gowing
  • Jerry, Marjie and Jill Vaverka
  • Jessica & Mac Baker
  • Jessica Davenport
  • Jessica Hannah
  • Jim’s Point S Tires & Services
  • Jim Goodling
  • Jim Hardwick
  • Jim Markus
  • Jimmy Schaper
  • Joe Jenks
  • Joe Piscopo Plumbing
  • Joe Raade
  • Joel, Sharlene and Cameron Reiten
  • Joelie Saunders & Andy Wright
  • Jonathan Backer, DDS
  • Justin Swearingen
  • Karen and Graig Munsell
  • Ken Turner
  • Ken & Helen Lile
  • Kenneth Michael Roberts
  • Kevin Pillow, CPA
  • Kim & Kevin Hampton
  • KNND Radio
  • KPNW Radio
  • KSOW lp Real Rural Radio
  • Kris Woodard
  • Kyle Bounds
  • Kyle Dolan
  • Lane Community College-CG Staff
  • Lane Electric Cooperative
  • Len Blackstone, Windermere Real Estate
  • Les Schwab Tire Center
  • Lily Fisher
  • Lisa Jas
  • Living Faith Assembly
  • Loren Goodman
  • Lura Kidner-Miesen
  • Lynell Thomas
  • Maria Day
  • Marie Longfellow
  • Mark McCaffery & Erin Fifield
  • Mary-Ann Jensen
  • Masonic Lodge #51
  • Matt LaCasse
  • Matt Parsons
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Mialey Construction, LLC
  • Mickey’s Affordable Auto Sales
  • Middlefield Oak Senior Living
  • Monica Venice
  • Mountain Bear Trading, Doug Stack
  • Nikola Sŭsec
  • Northwest Community Credit Union
  • Old Mill Farm Store
  • OLPH Catholic Church
  • Oregon Community Connections Magazine 
  • Orr Reeve
  • Pacific Power
  • Pat Fanton
  • Patton’s Country Gardens
  • Patty Guerra
  • PayneWest Insurance
  • Penny Bierly
  • Phil & Noami Lynn Baramore
  • Pinocchio’s Pizza, Williams Family
  • Prospectors and Gold Diggers Club
  • Rain Country Realty, Theresa Abbott
  • Rebecca Panella
  • Reiten Entertainment
  • Rhonda Worley
  • Robin & Rebecca Jones
  • Roger Rue & Antique Engine Friends
  • Rice Plate, Kim Kea
  • Richard Meyers
  • Riley Joyce
  • Rio & Whisper
  • Roger’s Antiques & Collectibles
  • Ron Jacques
  • Russ Kaleese
  • Ryan McKinnon
  • Safe Haven Board & Members
  • Safeway
  • Sally Duncan
  • Sandy Cameron
  • Scott Ferguson
  • Sean Kelly
  • Sears
  • Settelmeyer Family
  • Shady Oaks Plants & Produce
  • Sharon Anseth
  • Sharon Van Gorder
  • Shawn & Nadine Kelley
  • Shawna Bratton
  • Shelby Taddei
  • Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel
  • South Lane Fire & Rescue/FireMed
  • South Lane Wheels, Ruth Linoz
  • Stacy and Kim Solomon
  • Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant
  • Star Posthumus
  • Starfire Lumber Company
  • State Farm-Matt Bjornn
  • Steven Cook
  • Sue Robins
  • Sŭsec Family
  • Suzy Kanich
  • Tabitha Cooper
  • Tara Sue Hughart
  • Tax Service Plus
  • Terri Evans
  • Territorial Land Company, Doug Perkey
  • Territorial Seed Company
  • Timberline Dental
  • Tina Woody
  • Tom and Nancy Pepiot
  • Travel Lane County
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Trudy Borrevik
  • US Bank
  • Wayne White (Western Façade Walls)
  • Wayne & Michael Northern
  • Western Oregon Opry
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Williams & Mathis Accounting
  • WIOA Student Interns & Heather Lawson
  • Yoss Team

Ice Cream Social & Quilt Show

Ice Cream Social

The First Presbyterian Church of Cottage Grove’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Quilt Show will once again take place during Bohemia Mining Days on Friday, July 20th, 2018.

Free Quilt Show: 12:00 - 8:00 pm. (see details below) 

Ice Cream Social: 4:00 - 8:00 pm The suggested donation for the Ice Cream Social and the charitable
community organization beneficiary will be determined in late Spring.

Location: Third & Adams Avenue

Free Train Service: Catch the BMD Express from Bohemia City (Coiner Park) to the Presbyterian
Church between 2:00 - 6:30 pm. (service ends at 7 pm) Parking is also available in the lot behind the church on Third Street.

Ice Cream Social History: In 1892, Cottage Grove’s First Presbyterian church was the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The Ladies’ Aid Society held an annual Strawberry Festival featuring strawberries, of course, ice cream and lemonade. They ordered 15 gallons of “tame” strawberries and divided up the tasks of procuring ice, milk, eggs, flavorings, sugar and lemons. Through the early years of the 20th century, the local Presbyterians provided ice cream and picnic lunches for various occasions.  Beginning with the 1959 local observance of Oregon’s Statehood Centennial, the summer ice cream social was moved to coincide with the annual celebration and has been a treasured tradition of the BMD Festival ever since.

Quilt Show History: The Gourmet Quilters have been part of Bohemia Mining Days since 1991. This year the quilt show is Friday, July 14th from Noon to 8 p.m. Anyone can show. It is not a judged event.  Bring your quilt, old or new, to First Presbyterian Church (3rd and Adams), Tuesday, July 17th – Thursday, July 19th, mornings only. Quilts must have the owner’s identification on the back to display and it is nice to tell the quilt’s history, if known. Forms are provided by the church.


Gourmet Quilters

In 1991, several women met to craft pieces of fabric into textile designs of every color and variety and they have been meeting ever since. The group has had 15 members and meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Presbyterian Church.

Meeting together not only produces beautiful quilts but also nurtures friendship and provides inspiration for all. The quilts are traditional and made primarily for friends and family. However, after the 2010 Joplin, Missouri tornado, the group made quilts for the victims.

For further information, contact Sue Broadwater, at 541-767-3811 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Where's the FREE Parking?

The hub of the Bohemia Mining Days Festival is Coiner Park, with the carnival set up in Bohemia Park (corner Main & South 10th Street). Responding to requests for providing close-in parking for people with handicapped placards we have restricted the west parking lot (next to the basketball court) to BMD Staff and Handicapped Permit Holders only.


This year we have the BMD Express Train to move people from the free parking lots in the Historic Downtown District to the other major venues in Coiner and Bohemia Parks. The train operates on Friday from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from Noon - 6 p.m.with stops at All America City Square, Coiner Park, Bohemia Park, Trinity Lutheran Church (Sixth St. & Quincy Ave) for Saturday's Chicken BBQ and on Adams Ave. and Sixth Street on Friday and Saturday for a closer walk to the Presbyterian Church Quilt Show and Ice Cream Social on Friday and is a short walk to the Dr. Snapp House via the Swinging Bridge for its open house on Saturday from Noon - 4 p.m..

Below is a list of parking locations that are available, some have limitations as noted.

Coiner Park

The park has three parking areas:

East lot, next to tennis courts

West lot, next to basketball court (for staff and disabled only)

South lot, next to the playground

Off-site Parking Lots (note limitations)

Safeway lot across from Coiner Park (West and South sides, away from store entrances)

Post Office Parking lot (after hours only)

Nearby Main Street businesses that are closed and are not posted for customers only.

City-owned vacant property behind Dari Mart store (includes RV parking)

Bohemia Park [10th & Main]

On-street parking as available along South 10th Street, Washington, Adams & Jefferson Avenues

Historic Downtown District

City-owned lot behind All-America City Square

City-owned lot on corner of Whiteaker Avenue & 8th Street

City-owned lot at 5th & Main Streets

On-Street Parking

As available in the neighborhood surrounding Coiner Park and along South 10th Street next to Bohemia Park.