2016 Paul Bunyan Days Schedule

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 […]

The Weekend is Here

Demolition Derby Among New Events The last car standing wins. This year’s Paul Bunyan Days celebration Sept. 4 to Sept. 7 will include the first-ever Crash for Cash Demolition Derby. Participants will purposely smash their cars into the other competitors. The last car moving is named the winner. “We have always been trying to come up with different plans for something new and Les Vawter at Junction Quick Stop said have you thought about a demolition derby. We decided that […]

Loads of Events Coming

There are a lot of events planned in the coming weeks to keep you and your family busy. So if you need something to do this summer, check out what the area has to offer. » St. Maries St. Maries Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast Once again, pilots from around the region and their airplanes will land in St. Maries July 18 as part of the annual St. Maries Fly-In. Forty to 60 planes have attended the in the past. Breakfast will […]

Ready, Set, Paul Bunyan Days!

A new twist to this year’s Paul Bunyan Days fireworks display is being kept secret and will not be revealed until the show. This year’s theme, Circus Circus, promises to be the “best ever.” Several thousand people are expected to attend this most popular attraction of the weekend Sunday night at the football field in city park. The event, which started as a picnic organized by the owners of the Gem State Club in the 1940s, grew quickly and had […]

Botts Honored at this Year’s PBD Parade

A St. Maries couple that has been active in the community was chosen as this year’s grand marshals for the Paul Bunyan Days Labor Day Parade. Jack and Lorna Botts will lead the Labor Day parade down Main Avenue at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Ken’s Custom Body Shop. Dale Hill, of the Paul Bunyan Days committee, said the couple was selected because they have been very active in the community. Mr. Hill also […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Or, at the very least, a close second. And you don’t even need to spend a month shopping for this holiday – you just show up, here, in St. Maries. We do the rest for you. Of course we’re talking about Paul Bunyan Days, celebrated every year over Labor Day weekend. This year’s schedule boasts many of the same crowd-pleasing events as year’s past, including a weekend-long carnival, junior olympics event competitions, our “Biggest Topless Bar in Idaho,” the Blue […]

Karen Ebert Run has Track Record of Help

More than 150 people participated in the 2013 5K Karen Ebert Memorial Fun Run-Walk. Organizer Paul Ebert hopes to see another great turnout the race set for Aug. 30, 2014. The race is a longtime tradition of Paul Bunyan Days and was organized by Mr. Ebert and his wife, Karen, for several years. After she lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007, the race was renamed in her honor. All proceeds from the race go to the Karen Ebert […]

Small and Mighty

When you consider the fact that our town has a population of just around 2,400, the fact that our summers are filled with events the caliber of what you might find in a larger town speaks to the hard-working nature of St. Maries. It makes what we do pack even more of a punch. Nearly every weekend offers some sort of family-friendly activity, and nearly every activity is put together by volunteers. Even better – nearly every event offers something […]

We’re getting ready

Even though we – and the rest of the country – are getting pummeled with new snow, we’re already starting to think about our spring and summer events. In fact, planning is already underway for the 2014 Race the Joe! jet boat race, now an annual event, that will be held over Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25). Additionally the organizational committee is meeting to begin planning the annual St. Joe River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which will be June […]

We told you so

Paul Bunyan Days, celebrated annually over Labor Day Weekend, is by far one of the biggest and best small-town celebrations you’ll find anywhere, and we tried to tell you. Didn’t get a chance to make it out here? That’s ok too. Just start planning your trip for next year, and in the meantime check out the pictures we just loaded onto the Paul Bunyan Days page. Want more? We thought you might. The local paper, the St. Maries Gazette Record, has […]