Swift Fly-In

Antique Aircraft Display

Fly in for 2016Be sure to look up when you hear the buzz of vintage aircraft flying around town during BMD. The Oregon Aviation Historical Society hosts the Swift Fly-In this weekend and invites festival-goers to visit its newly remodeled museum at the Cottage Grove Airport.

On Saturday morning 10-15 Swift pilots begin the day with an aerial tour and will fly over the Grand Miners Parade about 10:15 for the enjoyment of parade watchers.

The Globe Swift was one of the first of the new planes to appear in 1946 after WWII. A group of young engineers in Denton, Texas applied their fighter plane experience to design a small modern all aluminum airplane with retractable landing gear and a hydraulic system. Of the 1100 Swifts produced from 1946-51, about 500 are still flying.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy these vintage aircraft and learn more about Oregon’s unique aviation history.

Schedule:  Friday, July 14, 10 am - 3 pm
                   Saturday, July 15, 10 am - 4 pm

Location:  Oregon Aviation History Center/CG Airport
                       2475 Jim Wright Way (next to Cottage Theatre)


bungieEuro Bungee Jumping

BMD welcomes back Aaron’s Amusements and the popular Euro Bungee Jumping attraction.

Experience the sensation of being totally weightless with the adrenaline rush of a bungee jump on this bouncy bungee jumping inflatable trampoline.

Fly high in your harness for just $7.  


 Located at the southeast end of the park.




Hit & Miss Engine Displayengine

Keeping with this year's festival theme, you will be greeted inside the main entrance by a working display of early twentieth century "hit and miss" engines, which were well-used in Cottage Grove’s early history.

These early gasoline/kerosene/fuel oil powered stationary engines ran home appliances such as a washing machine, powered electric generators, belt driven mills and workshops.  

 Located in the Heritage Area near Adams Avenue




pony-rides-smallPony Rides

BMD welcomes back Ready, Set, Ride to provide our pony rides this year.

Rides are $5 per child.







Remote Racing Cars

BMD welcomes back Full Throttle Attraction to provide this popular car racing game. Up to four racers can compete to determine who wins the race.

Test your skill at racing these miniature cars around the track and see who wins.

Cost: $3 for one race OR $5 for two races





Pickleball Demonstration

Friday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to Noon, Coiner Park Tennis Court

PickleballThis sweet sport with a ‘sour’ name is the fastest growing sport in the world!

Festival goers are invited to experience this paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn – but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players!

Pickelball started 51 years ago on a rainy 4th of July in Bainbridge Island, Washington. It got its name because one of the founders was a Rower, and a boat full of rowers with varying skills is called the “pickle boat.” Since this sport uses a paddle and plastic ball to combine many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and the name stuck! It can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.Pickles

Local Pickleball players will be on hand Friday morning to show you how it’s done. They play 2-3 three times a week on Tuesday at 10 am, Wednesday at 5:30 and often sometime in the weekend. The City  urchased the net, they bring there own rackets and balls and have a blast for a few hours swearing we how they can get better. You can see the game on the internet at or come to Coiner park and play!