Here it comes!


St. Maries’ own Paul Bunyan Days, the biggest little weekend in Idaho is nearly here and there’s something for everyone!

The festivities start Friday with the opening of booths and Blue Ox beer garden at noon, and the carnival rides open at 5 p.m.

Registration for the Pet and Doll Parade for children three to 12 years old is at 5 p.m. Friday. This will be the first year for the Holy Board tournament which open to everyone.

The Dirty Buckle Band will perform on stage at City Park beginning at 6 p.m. and Four on the Floor will be playing in the blue ox from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday morning starts with the Karen Ebert Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the high school parking lot. You can preregister or register the morning of the event.

The kids won’t want to miss the Junior Olympics. The event is free for children 12 years old and younger at the soccer field in City Park. Register at 9:30 a.m. and the events begin at 10 a.m.

Registration for the water events at the city pool begins at 11 a.m. Kids 13 to 17 years old are also welcome to participate, but a parent must be present for registration and competition.

The St. Maries Community Choir performs on stage at city park at 1 p.m.

Spectators will need to head to the west end of town for the Civil War Reenactment at Mullan Trail Park near the Benewah County Fairgrounds.

The Ben Ferris Band on stage from 3 to 7 p.m.

Teams for the Tug of War will step on the scales at 5 p.m. for the Weigh-In for Tug of War at 5 p.m. There is a 1,500 pounds maximum for the co-ed teams. The

Tug of War begin at 6 p.m. and the Holy Board Finals are 7 p.m.

As the sun sets you can take the stage for karaoke in city park.

Mainstream Square Dance will be at the Eagles Lodge at 8 p.m. and Four on the Floor returns to the Blue Ox.

The highlight of the evening will be Rose’s Fireworks Show which features low aerial fireworks.

Everyone 21 years and older is invited to the Cormana Building in city park to have some fun and dance the night away. Music provided by the Fabulous Kingpins. Tickets cost $5 at the door.

And the list goes on. What a great weekend to be in St. Maries!

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