Live Preformers

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 4:30 and he will spend the day roaming around Bohemia City delighting and astonishing festival-goers with his close-up magic tricks.

For booking information: 

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Hosanna Youth Preformers

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.

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Music Workshop

Farmer Jimmy hosts a free music workshop on the Heritage Stage on Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 7 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 at KNND Radio, 321 E. Main St. (across from City Hall).

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.
 

For the latest information on the Home Free Concert visit the Home Free LIVE page under the Entertainment Menu on our home page.

 

Special Thanks

It takes many hands and hearts working together to produce the Bohemia Mining Days Festival each July. As of press time here are the individuals and businesses who have contributed time and/or services who have made this year’s celebration possible. 

·         Sharon Anseth

·         Backwoods Blacksmith - Gene Bland

·         Jessica Baker

·         Mac Baker

·         Chloe & NevIn Beckes

·         Penny Bierly

·         Bi-Mart Cottage Grove

·         Len & Deb Blackstone

·         Bohemia Park Foundation

·         Bohemia Mine Owners Association

·         The Bookmine

·         Books on Main - Sue Henderson

·         Jake Boone

·         Rick Boyce

·         Shawna Bratton

·         Bruce Brown

·         Garland & Darlene Burback

·         Burris Family

·         Busters Main Street Café & Tocco Family

·         Cascade Home Center

·         Debbie Chalmers

·         Chevron Truck Stop

·         City of Cottage Grove

·         Annah Clark

·         Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council

·         Brad Cohen

·         Kim Cooley

·         CG Calvary Chapel

·         CG Chamber of Commerce Information Desk Staff

·         CG Economic Business Improvement District

·         CG First Presbyterian Church

·         CG Garbage Service

·         CG Historical Society

·         CG Library Staff & Pete Burrell

·         CG Police Department

·         CG Quality Inn Jay Singh & Kristel Wright

·         CG Museum Board

·         CG Riding Club/Rodeo

·         CG Sentinel Staff

·         Tabitha Cooper

·         Covered Bridge Festival Tour Guides-Sharon VanGorder

·         Crafty Mercantile-Michele Rose

·         Creswell Chronicle

·         DirtCheapCopies.com

·         Eric Gold Pan Willy Daquilanto

·         Dana Dillon

·         Kyle Dolan

·         Bob Ehler

·         EPUD

·         Terri Evans

·         Flower Basket

·         FreeForAll Magazine - Jay Munoz & Sarah Glass

·         Gates Family Tradition

·         Jack & Joyce Gates

·         Geomax Engineering

·         Jim & Mary Gilroy

·         Mike Grant

·         Jim Goodling

·         Jeff & Celia Gowing

·         Patti Guerra

·         Bob Hamilton

·         Jeannie Handsaker

·         Bob Hardy

·         Dan Hill

·         Gayle Hozelle

·         Ellen Hogue

·         Dan Holt

·         Brent Hoover

·         Larry Horner

·         Tara Sue Hughart

·         Sharon Jean & Ron Rice

·         Joe Jenks

·         Dave Johnson & Wanda Mosegard

·         Dean & Wendy Johnson

·         Grant Johnson

·         Rebecca Jones

·         Robin Jones

·         Suzy Kanich

·         Nadine Kelley

·         Bruce Kelsh

·         Lura Kidner-Miesen

·         KNND Radio

·         KPNW Radio

·         KSOW/Real Rural Radio

·         Lane Electric Cooperative

·         Greg Lee Photography

·         Ken & Helen Lile

·         Living Faith Assembly

·         Marie Longfellow

·         Ryan McKinnon

·         Dallas McCord

·         Richard Meyers

·         Mountain Bear Trading - Doug Stack

·         Karen & Graig Munsell

·         Old Mill Farm Store Chuck & Debbie

·         OLPH Catholic Church

·         Oregon Aviation History Center

·         Oregon NW Community Connection Magazine - Steve Rowland

·         Diane ORenick

·         Jeanne Patterson

·         Pattons Country Gardens

·         Pacific Power, Diana Knous

·         Prospectors & Golddiggers Club

·         Star Posthumus

·         Frank Purdue

·         Joe Raade

·         Joel, Sharlene & Cameron Reiten

·         Reiten Enertainment

·         Donald Resue

·         Kennneth Michael Roberts

·         Roger Rue & Antique Engine Friends

·         Safe Haven Board & Members

·         Joelie Saunders

·         Margie Schnirring

·         Shady Oaks Plants & Produce

·         Donny Sevilla

·         Jimmy Schaper

·         Jerry Settelmeyer

·         Jim Settelmeyer

·         Bradly Shepherd

·         Doyle & Donna Shepherd

·         Bill & Cathy Simmons

·         Cindy Slaymaker

·         Stacy & Kim Solomon

·         South Lane Wheels

·         Starfire Lumber-Rob Thomas

·         Claire & Penn Sylvain

·         Fred Talbot

·         Lynell Thomas

·         Travel Lane County

·         Trinity Lutheran Church

·         Ken Turner

·         Holli Turpin

·         Jerry, Marjie & Jill Vaverka

·         Cathy Wagner

·         Cindy & Ralph Weeldreyer

·         Western Oregon Opry

·         Wayne White Western Façade Walls

·         WIOA Student Interns

·         Darrrel Williams

·         Don Williams

·         Gary Williams

·         Kris Woodard

·         Rhonda Worley

·         Andy Wright

·         David Work

·         Sharon Anseth

·         Backwoods Blacksmith - Gene Bland

·         Jessica Baker

·         Mac Baker

·         Chloe & NevIn Beckes

·         Penny Bierly

·         Bi-Mart Cottage Grove

·         Len & Deb Blackstone

·         Bohemia Park Foundation

·         Bohemia Mine Owners Association

·         The Bookmine

·         Books on Main - Sue Henderson

·         Jake Boone

·         Rick Boyce

·         Shawna Bratton

·         Bruce Brown

·         Garland & Darlene Burback

·         Burris Family

·         Busters Main Street Café & Tocco Family

·         Cascade Home Center

·         Debbie Chalmers

·         Chevron Truck Stop

·         City of Cottage Grove

·         Annah Clark

·         Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council

·         Brad Cohen

·         Kim Cooley

·         CG Calvary Chapel

·         CG Chamber of Commerce Information Desk Staff

·         CG Economic Business Improvement District

·         CG First Presbyterian Church

·         CG Garbage Service

·         CG Historical Society

·         CG Library Staff & Pete Burrell

·         CG Police Department

·         CG Quality Inn Jay Singh & Kristel Wright

·         CG Museum Board

·         CG Riding Club/Rodeo

·         CG Sentinel Staff

·         Tabitha Cooper

·         Covered Bridge Festival Tour Guides-Sharon VanGorder

·         Crafty Mercantile-Michele Rose

·         Creswell Chronicle

·         DirtCheapCopies.com

·         Eric Gold Pan Willy Daquilanto

·         Dana Dillon

·         Kyle Dolan

·         Bob Ehler

·         EPUD

·         Terri Evans

·         Flower Basket

·         FreeForAll Magazine - Jay Munoz & Sarah Glass

·         Gates Family Tradition

·         Jack & Joyce Gates

·         Geomax Engineering

·         Jim & Mary Gilroy

·         Mike Grant

·         Jim Goodling

·         Jeff & Celia Gowing

·         Patti Guerra

·         Bob Hamilton

·         Jeannie Handsaker

·         Bob Hardy

·         Dan Hill

·         Gayle Hozelle

·         Ellen Hogue

·         Dan Holt

·         Brent Hoover

·         Larry Horner

·         Tara Sue Hughart

·         Sharon Jean & Ron Rice

·         Joe Jenks

·         Dave Johnson & Wanda Mosegard

·         Dean & Wendy Johnson

·         Grant Johnson

·         Rebecca Jones

·         Robin Jones

·         Suzy Kanich

·         Nadine Kelley

·         Bruce Kelsh

·         Lura Kidner-Miesen

·         KNND Radio

·         KPNW Radio

·         KSOW/Real Rural Radio

·         Lane Electric Cooperative

·         Greg Lee Photography

·         Ken & Helen Lile

·         Living Faith Assembly

·         Marie Longfellow

·         Ryan McKinnon

·         Dallas McCord

·         Richard Meyers

·         Mountain Bear Trading - Doug Stack

·         Karen & Graig Munsell

·         Old Mill Farm Store Chuck & Debbie

·         OLPH Catholic Church

·         Oregon Aviation History Center

·         Oregon NW Community Connection Magazine - Steve Rowland

·         Diane ORenick

·         Jeanne Patterson

·         Pattons Country Gardens

·         Pacific Power, Diana Knous

·         Prospectors & Golddiggers Club

·         Star Posthumus

·         Frank Purdue

·         Joe Raade

·         Joel, Sharlene & Cameron Reiten

·         Reiten Enertainment

·         Donald Resue

·         Kennneth Michael Roberts

·         Roger Rue & Antique Engine Friends

·         Safe Haven Board & Members

·         Joelie Saunders

·         Margie Schnirring

·         Shady Oaks Plants & Produce

·         Donny Sevilla

·         Jimmy Schaper

·         Jerry Settelmeyer

·         Jim Settelmeyer

·         Bradly Shepherd

·         Doyle & Donna Shepherd

·         Bill & Cathy Simmons

·         Cindy Slaymaker

·         Stacy & Kim Solomon

·         South Lane Wheels

·         Starfire Lumber-Rob Thomas

·         Claire & Penn Sylvain

·         Fred Talbot

·         Lynell Thomas

·         Travel Lane County

·         Trinity Lutheran Church

·         Ken Turner

·         Holli Turpin

·         Jerry, Marjie & Jill Vaverka

·         Cathy Wagner

·         Cindy & Ralph Weeldreyer

·         Western Oregon Opry

·         Wayne White Western Façade Walls

·         WIOA Student Interns

·         Darrrel Williams

·         Don Williams

·         Gary Williams

·         Kris Woodard

·         Rhonda Worley

·         Andy Wright

·         David Work

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 14, 2017

Free Quilt Show: Noon to 8 pm. (see details below) 

Ice Cream Social: 4-8 pm The suggested donation for the Ice Cream Social is $3.50 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Donations of non-perishable food, baby food and diapers will also be accepted for Community Sharing here in Cottage Grove. Proceeds from this year's Ice Cream Social will benefit various church and community programs.

Location: Third & Adams Avenue

Free Train Service: Catch the BMD Express from Bohemia City (Coiner Park) to the Presbyterian Church between 2-6:30 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  20thcentury, 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 atreasured tradition of the BMD Festival from the beginning.

Quilt Show History: The Gourmet Quilters have been part of Bohemia Mining Days for 20 years. 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 11th – Thursday, July 13th, 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. (new sentence) Forms are provided by the church. 

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Gourmet Quilters

Twenty one years ago 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 fifteen 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.

The Gourmet Quilters have been part of Bohemia Mining Days for 20 years. This year the quilt show is Friday, July 14th from Noon to 8 p.m. Between 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. ride the BMD Express Train from Bohemia City to the stop at Sixth & Adams then walk two blocks west to the Presbyterian Church. Return to the stop by 5:15 to catch the train's last run of the day. Anyone can show. It is not a judged event. Bring your quilt, old or new, to First Presbyterian Church (3rd and Adams), Tuesday, July 11th – Thursday, July 13th, 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 provided by the church).

Quilts should be picked up Friday, July 14th at 8:00 p.m. or they can be picked up the following week.

Proceeds from thius year's Ice Cream SOcial will benefit various church and community programs.

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.

Parking

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.

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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

City-owned lot behind All-America City Square

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.