2019 Countdown #3

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.

For more info visit www.bohemiaminingdays.org  or call 541-942-5064.

2019 Parade Awards

The Grand Miners Parade brings in a plethora of entries so it's always a struggle to choose winners.  But a few entries stood out from the rest, so, without further ado, here are the winners of the 2019 Grand Miners Parade...

2019 Countdown #2

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: Save money on Carnival Rides.  Discount Carnival Ride Bracelet Coupons are now at Cottage Grove Bi-Mart. $22 in advance & $30 on site.  Families save even more with 2-for-1 “Buddy Day” on Thursday (7/18).  Limited number of coupons available while supplies last before July 18th at 3:00 p.m.

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 at The Bookmine, 702 E. Main St.

Grand Miners Parade: The application deadline for entries in the Saturday morning parade is July 15th.  Applications are available on the website or outside the festival office door in the CG Hotel (next to Buster’s Café).

Ugly Dog Contest: As part of our 60th celebration, this once popular contest from the 1980’s & 1990’s returns.  We will award first, second, & third place in four categories: Best Costume, Best Owner/Dog Look-alike, Best Tricks, & Ugliest Dog.  Registration forms are on the BMD website.  Registration fee: $10/advance & $15/after July 17th.

Community Spirit Week, July 15-19: Here’s another returning event that involves the business community.  Old-timers remember fondly how enthusiastically businesses promoted BMD.  All seven living mayors are championing this throwback event by encouraging businesses to compete in two categories: Best Display & Best Costumes.  To sign up call 541-510-9804.

NEW: Bloomers-Making Classes: Need bloomers for Thursday’s kick off “ladies-only” parade?  Attend one of these fun and free classes: Saturday, July 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. and Sunday, July 14th, 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Delight, 538 E. Main St.  More info on BMD website or by calling Linda at 541-913-9586.

For more info visit www.bohemiaminingdays.org  or call 541-942-5064.

2019 Countdown #1

BMD celebrates its 60th “Diamond Jubilee” Anniversary this year.  Here are a few suggestions that will maximize your fun and enjoyment of Cottage Grove’s biggest event of the year and support festival operations.
 
Advanced All-Day Carnival Ride Bracelets: Save money on Carnival Rides.  Discount Carnival Ride Bracelet Coupons are now at Cottage Grove Bi-Mart.  $22 in advance & $30 on site.  Families save even more with 2-for-1 “Buddy Day” on Thursday (7/18).  Limited number of coupons available.  Get them before July 18th at 3:00 p.m., while supplies last.

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 at The Bookmine, 702 E. Main St.

Grand Miners Parade: The application deadline for entries in the Saturday morning parade is July 15th.  Applications are available on the website or outside the festival office door in the CG Hotel (next to Buster’s Café).

Ugly Dog Contest: As part of our 60th celebration, this once popular contest from the 1980’s & 1990’s returns.  We will award first, second, & third place in four categories: Best Costume, Best Owner/Dog Look-alike, Best Tricks, & Ugliest Dog.  Registration forms are on the BMD website.  Registration fee: $10/advance & $15/after July 17th.

Community Spirit Week, July 15th-19th: Here’s another returning event that involves the business community.  Old-timers remember fondly how enthusiastically businesses promoted BMD.  All seven living mayors are championing this throwback event by encouraging businesses to compete in two categories: Best Display & Best Costumes.  To sign up call 541-510-9804.
 
For more info visit www.bohemiaminingdays.org  or call 541-942-5064.

Color Their World

BMD brings Color to Cottage Grove

You may have noticed a lot of extra colour if you happened to be at Coiner Park on May 18th.  If so, you just witnessed one of the Color Their World events hosted by Bohemia Mining Days.

"Color Their World"

In anticipation of the return of the Kid Zone area at Bohemia Mining Days this year, we have once again partnered with the Oregon Institute for a Better Way in hosting the popular Color Their World community tie-dying events to create colorful tapestries that will become the border for the Kid Zone area.  The bursts of color provided by the 10' x 10' tapestries form a bright atmosphere children love.  Each tapestry is designed and dyed by local artists who volunteer their time to create these colourful works of art.  The tapestries will also serve as an art exhibit, as each hand-made tapestry is auctioned off during the festival to support future events.  The public is invited to come see the artists create the tapestries and are encouraged to bring their own light-coloured pillowcases and clothes to tie-dye too, with white items being the best.  Get hands-on instruction from masters of the craft or just watch as they turn a simple piece of fabric into a work of art.

Each Color Their World event will be held at the pavilion near the playground in Coiner Park.  The last one will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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