Bohemia Mining Days begins soon! Here are a few opportunities to maximize your fun and enjoyment of Cottage Grove’s biggest event of the year - and support festival operations.
Advanced All-Day Carnival Ride Bracelets: Last call for discount coupons. These coupons for Carnival rides are available at the Cottage Grove Bi-Mart store until Thursday (7/18) at 3:00 p.m. $22 in advance and $30 on site. Families save even more on Thursday (only) with a 2-for-1 “Buddy Day” deal.
Saturday's Covered Bridge Tours: In partnership with South Lane Wheels and the Cottage Grove Tour Guides, BMD offers two 2-hour tours of local covered bridges at Noon and 2:00 p.m. Seating is limited to 18 participants - so buy early. Great idea for visiting family and friends. Tickets are $10/person. Call Cindy at 541-942-5064 to check on ticket availability.
Grand Miners Parade: Applications for the Grand Miners Parade are still being accepted but will be assessed a $5 late fee. Entries registering on Parade Day will pay an additional $10 fee. Applications are available on the website or outside the festival office door in the Cottage Grove Hotel (next to Buster’s Café).
Ugly Dog Contest: As part of our 60th celebration, this once popular contest returns. We will award first, second, & third place in four categories: Best Costume, Best Owner/Dog Look-alike, Best Tricks, and Ugliest Dog. Registration forms are on the BMD website. Registration fee: $15 per dog.
Bloomers (Ladies Only) Parade: Join 94.5 Mix FM Morning Show Hosts Liz & Reilly for a unique experience to kick off the opening of Bohemia City on July 17th with the Bloomers Parade. Got bloomers? Make your own or purchase a pair at Delight, 538 E. Main St. Parade line up begins at 6:00 p.m. near the corner of 5th & Main Streets. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. and proceeds eight blocks east to Bohemia City in Coiner Park. There is no entry fee. A float is available for participants who have mobility issues.
Three Themed Meals: Help support logistical costs by enjoying one of three fundraising meals in the Chuckwagon area next to the Basketball Court. Miners’ Steak and Beans dinner on Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. is $17. On Friday and Saturday morning, enjoy a Chuckwagon Breakfast from 7:00-10:00 a.m. for $7.
Bingo is back: After nearly a decade-long hiatus, the Cottage Grove Brewers Guild brings back this popular game to Bohemia City will all proceeds donated toward BMD operational expenses.