Spirit of BMD

Spirit of BMD

July 19-21, 2024
Coiner Park
Cottage Grove Oregon

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Welcome to the Spirit of BMD

Celebrating the rich heritage and lively spirit of Cottage Grove in a charming wild west-themed environment.

About Spirit of BMD

The Spirit of BMD is a vibrant and festive event that serves as a spiritual successor to the beloved Bohemia Mining Days, a cherished tradition in Cottage Grove. This annual heritage festival celebrates the rich history and lively spirit of the region, bringing together community members and visitors in a charming wild west-themed environment.

A Tribute to Bohemia Mining Days

Bohemia Mining Days has been a cornerstone of Cottage Grove's cultural heritage, commemorating the town's historic roots in the Bohemia Mining District. The festival honors the hardworking miners and pioneers who shaped the community, offering a nostalgic glimpse into the past with various historical reenactments, parades, and local folklore.

The Spirit of BMD builds upon this legacy by incorporating the essence of Bohemia Mining Days while introducing new elements that reflect the evolving spirit of the community. This event not only pays homage to the past but also celebrates the vibrant and dynamic present-day Cottage Grove.

Embracing Heritage and Community

Set against the backdrop of a charming wild west-themed environment, the Spirit of BMD creates an immersive experience that captures the imagination and transports attendees to a bygone era. The event features a bustling array of vendors offering unique crafts and local goods, delicious food from various food vendors, and a lively lineup of live music performances.

In addition to the vendor market and musical entertainment, the Spirit of BMD offers a variety of engaging activities and competitions that highlight the cultural heritage of Cottage Grove. These include fun contests and a grand parade that showcases the community's pride and creativity.

Celebrating Together

The Spirit of BMD is more than just a festival; it is a celebration of community and togetherness. By bringing people together to honor the past and embrace the present, this event fosters a sense of pride and connection among residents and visitors alike. It is a reminder of the rich history that defines Cottage Grove and the enduring spirit that continues to drive its future.

Join us on July 19-20th at Coiner Park in Cottage Grove as we celebrate the Spirit of BMD, a festive tribute to the heritage of Cottage Grove and the legacy of Bohemia Mining Days. Experience the charm, excitement, and camaraderie that make this event truly special.

Get Involved!

Apply to be a Volunteer! (PDF Alternative)

60/60 VENDORS! NO VENDOR SPOTS LEFT! Thank you!

PARADE FULL! NO PARADE SPOTS LEFT! Thank you!

Live Music

Voices of Cedar Logo
Forest Mountain Lion Logo
Singing Pastor Jeff & Friends Logo
The Winks Logo
Windy Ridge Logo
One More Time Marching Band Logo
David Lomond Logo
Apis Mellifera Logo
The Huckleberrys Logo
The Regulars Logo
Bradly Shepherd’s Perfect Flavor Logo

Events

Vendors

Kid Zone

Friday: Noon-7PM. | Saturday: 10AM-7PM.

Food Vendors

Wall Street Mine (Presenting) Sponsor

Champion Mine Sponsor

Fairview Mine Sponsor

Noonday Mine Sponsor

Ophir Mine Sponsor

Annie Mine Sponsor

Helena Mine Sponsor

Other Honorable Mentions

Celebration Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 19

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Celebration Setup

Coiner Park

12:00 PM

Welcome by Celebration Coordinator Matthew Hewlett (aka The Jailer)

12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Food, Live Music, Kid Zone, Bohemia City Saloon, Gold Panning, Antique Engines, & Vendors

12:00 PM

Kid Zone Opens

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Voices of Cedar (Native American flutes)

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Jay the Magician (Presented by Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel)

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Forest Mountain Lion (progressive folk rock)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Pickleball Demonstration

Coiner Park Courts (all ages can learn to play)

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Singing Pastor Jeff & Friends (popular praise songs & originals)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The Winks (multi-genres)

7:00 PM

Kid Zone Closes

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Windy Ridge (rock, blues, country & originals)

9:00 PM

Cottage Grove Jogging Club presents the BMD Gold Rush 5K Twilight Run/Walk

Staging Area: Sixth & Washington

10:30 PM

Celebration Closes

SATURDAY, JULY 20

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Setup and Preparation

8:00 AM

Parade Line-Up

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Food, Live Music, Kid Zone, Bohemia City Saloon, Gold Panning, Antique Engines, & Vendors

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Grove Fest, Coast Fork Public Market, 926 E. Main St.

10:00 AM

Spirit of BMD Celebration Parade

Route: South 10th St. to Main St. to Gateway Blvd.

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

BMD Chicken BBQ (or until sold out)

Trinity Lutheran Church, Sixth & Quincy

11:00 AM – Noon

Pickleball Demonstration

Coiner Park Courts (all ages can learn to play)

11:30 AM – Noon

One More Time Marching Band (Americana)

12:00 PM

Kid Zone Opens

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Jungle Things Oregon (reptile show)

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Beard and Mustache Contest

Matthew “The Jailer” Hewlett & Marshal Roberts

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony and Prayer Flag Making

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Jay the Magician (Presented by Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

David Lomond (Gospel Elvis)

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Apis Mellifera (Singer/Songwriter)

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The Huckleberrys (Americana)

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Costume Contest

The Jailer and Marshal Roberts

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Regulars (multi-genre)

7:00 PM

Kid Zone Closes

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Bradly Shepherd’s Perfect Flavor (multi-genre cover songs)

10:30 PM

Celebration Closes

SUNDAY, JULY 21

6:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Prospectors & Gold Diggers Club’s 60th Annual Miners Breakfast on the Mountain

Bohemia Saddle Park, Bohemia Mining District

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Grove Fest, Coast Fork Public Market, 926 E. Main St.

Other events happening off-site

FRIDAY, JULY 19

8:00PM

Gold Rush 5K Twilight Run/Walk
Sixth & Washington
Register online at www.runCGrun.com

SATURDAY, JULY 20

11am-7pm

Trinity Lutheran Church Chicken BBQ

6th & Quincy

10am-6pm

The Grove Fest

Coast Fork Public Market
926 E. Main St.
For more info: coastforkpublicmarket@gmail.com

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10am-4pm

The Grove Fest

Coast Fork Public Market
926 E. Main St.
For more info: coastforkpublicmarket@gmail.com

Meet the Celebration Coordinator & Contact

Matthew Hewlett

Matthew Hewlett

Matthew Hewlett is the Celebration/Entertainment Coordinator for the Spirit of BMD. Growing up in Cottage Grove, Matthew has a deep love for his community, family, and photography. Since 2019, he has been instrumental in establishing the popular jail cell vendor booth, which has become an annual tradition cherished by the community.

Contact Information:

Email: SpiritofBMD@gmail.com

Phone: 541.999.9833

Facebook

Meet the Production Team

Matthew Hewlett

Celebration/Entertainment Coordinator

Jeremy Ferguson

Assistant Celebration Coordinator/Web Designer/Security Coordinator

Brandy Smith

Administrative Coordinator

Stacy Solomon

Bohemia City Saloon Coordinator

TBD

Contest Coordinator

Linda Oxley

Financial Coordinator

Cindy Weeldreyer

Fundraising & Publicity Coordinator

Enya Combs

Kid Zone/Helena Saloon Coordinator

Tara Blout

Kid Zone/Helena Saloon Coordinator

Joelie Saunders

Parade Co-Coordinator

Drew Perini

Parade Co-Coordinator

Aaron Kitterman

Sanitation Coordinator

TBD

Parking Coordinator

Cathy Simmons

Vendor Coordinator

Sylvia Kitterman

Volunteer Coordinator

Jake Boone

Celebration Advisor

Sharon Jean

Celebration Advisor

Karen Munsell

Celebration Advisor

Linda Oxley

Celebration Advisor

Jimmy Schaper

Celebration Advisor

Don Williams

Celebration Advisor

Hailie Ferguson

Celebration Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Spirit of BMD?

The Spirit of BMD is a vibrant and festive event that celebrates the rich heritage and lively spirit of Cottage Grove in a charming wild west-themed environment.

When and where is the event held?

The event takes place on July 19-20, 2024, in Cottage Grove's Coiner Park.
Friday Hours: Noon-10PM
Saturday Hours: 10am-10PM

Is Spirit of BMD affiliated with Bohemia Mining Days Inc?

No, the Spirit of BMD is not affiliated with Bohemia Mining Days Inc. The Spirit of BMD is a tribute event.

What activities and attractions are available at the event?

The event in Coiner Park features a variety of activities including Live Music, Food Court, Bohemia City Saloon, Antique Engine Display, Panning for REAL Gold, Pickleball Demonstrations, and Parade.

How can I become a vendor at the event?

If you're interested in becoming a vendor, please contact our Vendor Coordinator, Cathy Simmons, or submit an Online Application.

Is there an admission fee for the event?

No, the Spirit of BMD event is free to attend. However, there may be fees for certain activities or purchases from vendors.

How can I volunteer for the event?

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sylvia Kitterman, or submit an Online Application.

What should I bring to the event?

We recommend bringing lawn chairs, sunscreen, comfortable clothing, and cash for purchases. Please also consider bringing a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Western attire preferred, but not required.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the event organizers at Spiritofbmd@gmail.com.