Festival Coordinator Welcome

Welcome to BMD 2018

It's an honor to work closely with the board of directors and be part of the team that produces Cottage Grove's largest event of the year. As the festival coordinator, I invite you to join us for the 59th Annual Bohemia Mining Days, July 19-21, as we again transform Coiner Park into “Bohemia City” for three days on the third weekend each July.

Cindy roundOur theme this year is “Every Trail Tells a Tale” and will highlight the stories behind well-known roads in our area.

Bohemia Mining Days is an Oregon Heritage Tradition offering three days of family-friendly fun. There’s lots to see and do: three parades, live entertainment, a train to transport you into the past (on Friday & Saturday only), themed meals, a carnival and 80+ vendors. The unique Slabtown vs. Lemati Feud returns for the 7th year offering free old-timey games for children and adults that include cash prizes for the points leader of the two towns..

To give you an idea of what our festival is like, we've left up our 2017 Festival  Event Schedule as we build our new one. We are always updating the website, so check back often for additions & changes. You can also find us on Facebook for updates as our plans come together for 2018.

On a personal note: I’ve loved Bohemia Mining Days since my first one in 1980! Through the years I’ve been a participant, volunteer, board member and now festival coordinator. I hope you will help me ensure the continued success of this fun, memory-making festival by becoming a sponsor, a vendor or a volunteer. Click on the Join In menu and select how you’d like to participate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (541) 942-5064 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cindy Weeldreyer
(The Hat Lady)

*A BIG thanks to the Bohemia Mine Owners Association, the Cottage Grove Historical Society, the Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum, the Cottage Grove Historical Museum, South Lane Wheels & Covered Bridge Tour Guides,  Roger Rue (antique engines), and the Prospectors & Golddiggers for providing this year's living history experiences.