Mayor Welcome

Cottage Grove mayor Gowing Welcomes You to BMD 2018

Mayor GowingThe Cottage Grove City Council, city staff, and local citizens of our great city welcome you to the Bohemia Mining Days celebration!

This year is the 59th anniversary of the three-day festival that is fun for the whole family! The 2018 theme, “Every Trail Tells a Tale,” highlights the history of how some of our familiar roads, waterways, and covered bridges got their names. I invite you to head up to the 54rd Annual Miners' Breakfast on the Mountain on Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pay close attention to the steep, narrow gravel roads and consider how challenging it was in the 1800’s for miners to get the supplies they needed and to get their gold into town.

On Friday and Saturday, I urge you to participate in the 3rd Annual Historical Treasure Hunt on BMD’s Time Traveling Train. It’s a great way to learn more about our town’s colorful history by visiting our museums and unique landmarks while competing for cash prizes.

If you need more local information, please visit the Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center in the Cottage Grove Community Center on Gibbs Avenue. Visitor information is also available at the Bohemia City information booth in Coiner Park.

Mayor Jeff Gowing