Event Schedule July 17 & 18, 2021

BMD 2021 CELEBRATION

In Historic Downtown Cottage Grove for 2021

NOTE: The Prospectors & Gold Diggers Miners Breakfast on the Mountain event is cancelled because they were unable to get an event permit from Lane County Parks due to COVID-19 concerns.

Inaugural Slabtown vs. Lemati Feud  Mine Ore Cart Races New in 2021

Saturday, July 17

10-Noon:     Grand Miners Parade (Route: 10th to Main to Gateway)
10-Noon:     Vendor Set-Up
Noon:           Venue Opens
                      Live Music Begins – Main Stage,         Armory Parking Lot
                      Vendors Booths Open
                      American Legion Bingo Begins – 826 W. Main St.
Noon:          Calvary Creek Band (60s 70s 80s pop covers), Main Stage
1:00 pm:    *Historical Films – Opal Center for Arts & Education, 517 E. Main St.
1:00 pm:       Kid Zone Opens – Washington Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets
2:00 pm:       Buck & Elizabeth (Patsy Cline Tribute), Main Stage
2:30 pm:     *Historical Films – Opal Center for Arts & Education, 517 E. Main St.
3:00 pm:       Jay the Magician Illusion Show – Main Stage
4:00 pm:       Ore Cart Teams Check-in – Cascade Home Center, 6th & Washington Ave.
4:00 pm:       Annie Mae Rhodes Band (bluegrass, country & Gospel), Main Stage
5:30 pm:       Main Street closes to traffic
5:30 pm:       Kiddie Parade & Ore Carts Parade Line-Up
                      Staging Area: Washington Ave between 5th & 6th Streets
6:00 pm:       Kiddie Parade & Ore Carts Parade Begins
                       Route: Proceeds north on 5th Street to Main Street to 8th Street to  Washington Ave back to staging area

6:00 pm:      2106 Band (alternative rock), Main Stage
6:30 pm:      Ore Cart Time Trials Begin
7:30 pm:      Men from S.U.R.F. (classic 1960s era beach & car songs), Main Stage
9:00 pm:      Venue Closes
9:30 pm:      Main Street reopens to traffic

Sunday, July 18

NOTE: The Prospectors & Gold Diggers Miners Breakfast on the Mountain event is cancelled because they were unable to get an event permit from Lane County Parks due to COVID-19 concerns.

Noon:         Venue Opens
                    Live Music Begins – All America City Square Main Stage
                    Vendor Booths Open
                    American Legion Bingo Begins – 826 W. Main St.
                    Kid Zone Opens – Washington Avenue between 6th & 7th Streets
Noon:         David “Elvis” Lomond (Elvis Presley Tribute), Main Stage
Noon:       *Historical Films – Opal Center for Arts & Education, 517 E. Main St.
1:00 pm:      Ore Cart Teams Check-In – Cascade Home Center, 6th & Washington Ave.
1:30 pm:      Main Street closes to traffic
1:45 pm:      Bloomers Parade & Ore Carts Parade Line-Up
                             Staging Area: Washington Ave between 5th & 6th Streets
2:00 pm:      Bloomers Parade & Ore Carts Parade Begins
                             Route: Proceeds north on 5th Street to Main Street to 8th Street to Washington Ave & Back to staging area
2:00 pm:      Buck & Elizabeth (Bob Dylan Tribute), Main Stage
2:30 pm:      Ore Cart Finals Begin
3:00 pm:      Jay the Magician Illusion Show, Main Stage
4:30 pm:      Haywire Duo (country), Main Stage
6:00 pm:      Awards Ceremony – Main Stage
6:15 pm:      Venue Closes
6:30 pm:      Main Street reopens to traffic

*Historical Films at Opal Center for Arts & Education, 513 E. Main St.
       The Bohemia Gold Mines (aired on OPB) This is the story of how the gold was discovered, who the major players were, and how it affected Cottage Grove.
       The Morelock Films: A Snapshot in Time   Local movie theater owner’s newsreels provide a window into Cottage Grove in the 1930s and 1940s. The films depict what the town looked like at that time and what Grovers did.

Rainier Amusements cancelled all their small town carnivals this summer due to the shortage of affordable local labor to set up and tear down rides.

After nearly 20 years entertaining folks in Bohemia City, this will be Buck & Elizabeth’s final BMD appearance. B&E fans are invited to attend their performances and wish them well in retirement.

This year BMD organizers chose to move the event downtown for additional space to social distance if required and in hopes of bringing hundreds of people to the doorstep of our economically hard hit businesses to support their bottom line. Our “Receipt Raffle” will award three $100 cash prizes drawn from raffle tickets earned from purchases made in downtown businesses during the event.

We will have “fair food” (elephant ears, snow cones, kettle korn, & cotton candy) and we encourage attendees to tickle their tummies and whet their whistle at the numerous eateries and watering holes in the Historic Downtown District.

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