2016 Paul Bunyan Days Schedule

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We are just days away from one of the biggest small-town celebrations around. Don’t miss any of the events we’ve crammed into four days, starting Friday when the carnival and community booths open for business. A variety of other events, including a fun run, junior olympics, a demolition derby, logging competitions and the best fireworks show around fill Labor Day weekend.

Friday, September 2
› ALL DAY Visit St. Maries and have some fun. Spend some time and take a trip up the St. Joe River its a beautiful drive. You can go swimming, fishing, or play a round of golf. Stop by the Hughes House on Main Avenue to learn more about our area’s past. Plan to shop St. Maries for great bargains during the sidewalk sales. The information booth is selling Paul Bunyan Day T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies and other stuff for the weekend on a first come, first serve basis. The hours are 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Stop by and say “Hi” to all the volunteers and get your questions answered. Be sure to purchase your tickets for the Hospice Wood Raffle while at the information booth!
Camping available at AQUA PARK with permits only. Someone will be down there at Aqua Park to collect your money and give you a permit for camping.
› NOON Community Booths and Blue Ox Tavern. Visit the many interesting booths in City Park and, if you’re 21 or older, check out the “Biggest Topless Bar” in Idaho. ID is required regardless of age.
› 5:00PM Pet and Doll Parade. Kids dress up your favorite doll, stuffed animal, or living pet and yourself and join the parade. First, Second and Third place prizes! Plan to meet your parents at the Football field, City Park, where winners will be announced and all participants will receive a snack. Parade route will be from 7th and Main to 13th and Main. No parking on either side of Main Street from 8th through 10th. STRICTLY ENFORCED!
› 6 – 10PM Karaoke at the Community Amphitheatre in City Park.
› 8 – 10PM “Shirts ‘n Skins” Square Dance at the Fairgrounds.
Saturday, September 3
› 8AM Paul Bunyan Days Karen Ebert Memorial 5K Fun Run/ Walk registration. The 5K race has returned to the Paul Bunyan Days line-up. Pick up races packet at St. Maries High School gym parking lot and get ready for a 3.2 mile walk/run along the beautiful St. Joe River Road. Late registration accepted until race time.

Several runners and walkers participated in the annual Paul Bunyan Days/ Karen Ebert Memorial Fun Run and Walk Sept. 5. In this photo, runners lineup moments before the start of the race.

Several runners and walkers participated in the annual Paul Bunyan Days/ Karen Ebert Memorial Fun Run and Walk Sept. 5. In this photo, runners lineup moments before the start of the race.

Demolition Derby registration at the Benewah County Fairgrounds.
› 9AM Fun Run/Walk begins. The 5k race begins with a bang. Whether you’re an experienced runner, an avid walker or just wanting to get out for good walk, this is an event you won’t want to miss.
› 9:30AM Junior Olympics Registration. Free and Fun – All kids to age 12 welcome. Football Field, City Park.
› 10AM Helicopter Rides. Come on down and check out the prices. West end of City Park.
Blue Ox opens.
Junior Olympics. Come on down and cheer these kids on as they compete for awards to be presented in each age group.

Lance Hamblin and Jared Badgett dive for the finish line in the sack race during the Junior Olympics.

Lance Hamblin and Jared Badgett dive for the finish line in the sack race during the Junior Olympics.

› 11AM Register for Water Events at the City Pool. 13-17 years old, parents must be present for sign-up and competition.
› 11AM – NOON St. Maries Community Band and Choir at the Community Amphitheatre in City Park.
› ALL DAY Carnival, Food Booths, Blue Ox, and Shopping. The Merchant’s Sidewalk Sales continue and all the fun continues at City Park. Don’t miss it!
› NOON Water Events. Come join the fun. Be part of it or cheer on the others. Loggers water competition is old fashioned fun with Log Birling, Canoe Jousting, Tight Rope Walking, Ma & Pa Raft Race, and more. Please bring your own towel.
Register to participate – Amateurs only.
› 1PM Crash for Cash Demolition Derby at the Fairgrounds.
› 5 – 9PM Earl Wear and Haywire at the Community Amphitheatre.
› 6PM Weigh-in for the Tug of War. 1500 lbs maximum co-ed teams. Must have one female on the team. Come on down to the Football Field to sign up.
› 7PM Tug of War. Don’t miss the action as you watch groups compete. Co-Ed teams 1500 lb limit.
› 8PM – 12AM JamShack the Blue Ox.
› 9PM Rose’s Fireworks Show. Low aerial firework show – sneak peak to Sunday’s big show!
St. Joe V
alley Car Club Dance. Everyone 21 years or older is invited to the Cormana Building, City Park, to have some fun and dance the night away. Music provided by the King Pins. Tickets $5 at the door.
Sunday, September 4
› 7AM – 12:30PM Community Breakfast at the Eagles Lodge.
› ALL DAY Carnival, booths, Blue Ox. All the fun continues at City Park, don’t miss out!
› 10AM – 6PM Valley Peacemakers Quilt Show Annual quilt show sponsored by the Valley Piecemakers Quit & Craft Club will be at the Heyburn Elementary School gym 1404 Main Street just one block from City Park.
› 10AM Blue Ox opens.
Helicopter Rides. Come on down and check out the prices. West End of the City Park.
› 11AM – 3PM Music at the Community Amphitheatre in City Park.
› NOON Paul Punyan Auction. If you want a bargain, and like auctions you will love this one. Great items donated by local merchants. Also loads of logs were donated and will be auctioned. Come and get your number and participate. Football Field, City Park.
Registration for Children’s Pool Events. Ages 6-12. Parents must be present for sign-up and competition.
› 1PM Children’s Pool Events. Ages 6-12. Inner Tube races and Parent-child raft races. Parents must be present for sign-up and competition.
› 5 – 8PM Down South at the Community Amphitheatre.
› 6PM Joy Night Worship at First Baptist Church, on Second Street. Fireworks pre-show.
› 9PM Fireworks.
› 8PM – 12AM JamShack at the Blue Ox.
Monday, September 5
› 8 – 9:30AM Register for the Parade. Sign up at Ken’s Body Shop, west end of town. Registration accepted until 9:30 only!
Hurry to get a spot in line for the Parade.
› 10AM – 5PM Valley Peacemakers Quilt Show The quilt show is sponsored by the Valley Piecemakers Quilt & Craft Club will be at the Heyburn Elementary School gym, just one block from City Park.
› 10AM Here Comes the Parade!! Grab a folding chair and line up on Main Ave. Give a hearty welcome to all parade participants. No Parking on either side of Main Avenue from 7th through 11th. STRICTLY ENFORCED!
Helicopter Rides. Come on down and check out the prices. West End of City Park.
› NOON – CLOSE Carnival, Booths, Blue Ox. The fun continues until this evening. Last chance to have fun – grab some lunch, the food great!

Josh Harvey takes one last swing before the top half of his log breaks off.

Josh Harvey takes one last swing before the top half of his log breaks off.

› NOON Registration for Logging Events. Sign up at the Softball field in the City Park. Amateurs only.
Kids Events on main stage at City Park. 2-5 yrs. old.
› 1PM Logging Events. It’s show down time Come cheer these loggers and loggerettes on as they compete in various activities. Amateurs only.

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