The 59th annual Bohemia Mining Days festival is just three weeks away, July 19-21. Here are a few suggestions that will maximize your fun and enjoyment of Cottage Grove’s biggest event of the year.
Advanced all-day carnival ride bracelets: Save money on carnival rides. Discount all-day carnival ride bracelet coupons are now at Cottage Grove Bi-Mart & Scarpelli’s Short Stop. Cost: $22 in advance & $30 on site. Save even more with two-for-one ”Buddy Day” on Thursday (July 19). Limited number of coupons available, while supplies last, before July 19.
Saturday’s covered bridge tours: In partnership with South Lane Wheels and the Cottage Grove Tour Guides, BMD offers two two-hour tours of local covered bridges. Seating is limited to 18 participants at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Pre-registration required and must be paid in advance by Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m.
Grand Miners Parade: Great exposure for your business, organization or cause and a fun way to express your creativity with family, friends and co-workers. Register prior to July 13 to avoid a late fee. Entry Fees: Commercial (business/political) $35, Nonprofit $15, and Individuals $15. The application form is available on the website or outside the Festival Office in the Cottage Grove Hotel.
Volunteers: It takes lots of hands on deck to create Bohemia City and then tear it down and put it all away. During its three days of existence there are a wide variety of jobs that need to be done. Minimum two-hour shift. Invite a favorite friend or relative and sign up as a team by calling Volunteer Coordinator Sylvia Kitterman at 541-515-0633. A detail description of position is on the festival website.
Vendors: It’s not too late to sign up. Applications available on website and outside the festival office in the Cottage Grove Hotel.
More information is available at www.bohemiaminingdays.org or call 541-942-5064.