BMD has enjoyed a great relationship with Rainier Amusements for more than a decade and we plan to continue our partnership in the future. Near the end of the festival we received some complaints. Going forward, we encourage those who have concerns with carnival operations to go to the on-site office and report it immediately. This will ensure it will be dealt with quickly and appropriately by Rainier Amusements' management and BMD.
Galloping into the Past
By Katherine Smith
Gallop in to the past for the 58th annual Bohemia Mining Days Festival! Animals like horses, oxen and mules played crucial roles during the early mining days. From transporting meat and food for miners to carrying precious gold and
Bohemia Mining Days draws thousands to “Bohemia City” in Coiner Park for four days of fun, frolic and fraternizin' in a neighborly way each summer. If you'd like to have your business or organization be seen by all these folks, or if perhaps you'd like to just throw us a few bucks to help out, then we've got some options for you!
Did you know BMD has THREE parades during the festival for all ages to enjoy? See details below on how to get involved.
The carnival rides are in Bohemia Park, which provides a convenient bridge between Coiner Park and downtown Cottage Grove. There is parking on South 10th Street and in the park's parking lot.
Bohemia Mining Days needs volunteers to keep the festival running, and keep it free! If you would like to join in the fun, contact us for more information.
There are bands for every taste at Bohemia Mining Days. Check the schedule to see what's new.
BMD coming this July 13-16 2017! So get ready for fun! To learn about what we did last year, peruse our Event Schedule. We are always updating the website, so check back often for additions & changes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Festival Coordinator (Cindy Weeldreyer) at (541) 942-5064. See you soon!
The 2017 theme of our 58-year-old community festival is “Galloping Into The Past” and focuses on how horses played a major role in the history of Cottage Grove area Gold Mines and other major events.
We are proud to celebrate Cottage Grove’s mining and Victorian-era heritage. Since the celebration first began people have always dressed up in period costumes during Bohemia Mining Days. Now, we are developing programs and entertainment that brings our mining heritage and Cottage Grove’s pioneer history to life!
Calling all the good people of Cottage Grove! It's time to pick your side in the Sixth Annual Slabtown vs Lemati Feud during the 2017 Bohemia Mining Days Festival, July 13th-16th. This year's theme "Galloping Into The Past", which focuses on horses played a major role in the history of Cottage Grove area Gold Mines and other major events. Pick a side and join in the fun! We've got a wide assortment of contests for all ages.
We've got more than 80 vendors coming to the Festival this year. Find an assortment of unique arts and crafts.
Sponsored by Pacific Power
BMD has free parking near Coiner Park and there are several free lots in the Downtown Historic District. The train helps you visit off-site venues without moving your vehicle and makes the downtown a lot more accessible to Coiner and Bohemia Parks. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities as you step back in time and enjoy all the murals, many unique downtown businesses and nearby museums and the Centennial Covered Bridge in the Historic Downtown District.