The weekend is here!!


Have you ever been to St. Maries for the Paul Bunyan Days? If not, it is an event you won’t want to miss! Below is a summary of the events, guaranteed to be something for everyone

Friday, August 31

Noon    Community Booths and Blue Ox Tavern open.

5 p.m.    Pet and Doll Parade Registration at the Grub Box parking lot at 8th and Center Avenue. Carnival Opens.

5:30 p.m.    Pet and Doll Parade Begins: Children 3 to 12 years old may dress up their favorite doll, stuff animal or living pet and join the parade. First second and third place prizes will be awarded.

6 p.m.    Holy Board registration at the Soccer field.

7 p.m.    Holy Board starts at the soccer field.

6 to 10 p.m.    Dirty Buckle Band onstage at city park.

Saturday, September 1

8 a.m.    Karen Ebert Memorial 5K Run Run/Walk Registration at the St. Maries High School gym parking lot.

9 a.m.    Fun run/walk begins.

9:30 a.m.    Junior Olympics Registration. Free to all children 12 years and younger at the football field in city park.

10 a.m. Junior Olympics begins.

11 a.m.    Register for adult/youth water events at the city pool. Ages 13 to 17 years old are also welcome to participate, but a parent must be present for registration and competition.

Noon    Inland Northwest Antique Snowmobile show at the soccer field in city park, Water Events begin, and  St. Maries Community Band on stage at city park.

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

2 p.m. Civil War Reenactment at Mullan Trail Park by the Benewah County Fairgrounds.

3 to 7 p.m. The Ben Ferris Band on stage at city park.

5 p.m. Weigh-In for Tug of War: 1,500 pounds maximum co-ed teams. On the football field pending entries.

6 p.m. Tug of War begins

7 p.m. Holy Board Finals

8 p.m.  Karaoke on stage at city park.

Mainstream Square Dance at the Eagles Lodge.

8 to 12 p.m.    Four on the Floor at the Blue Ox.

9 p.m.    Rose’s Fireworks Show featuring low aerial fireworks. Music provided before show. St. Joe Valley Car
Club Dance:  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 King Pins. Tickets cost $5 at the door.

Sunday, September 2

7 a.m. to 12:30    Community Breakfast: This is a Benewah County Humane Society fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the animals. The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. The meal is served at the Eagles Lodge on Main Avenue.

All Day    Carnival, booths, Blue Ox. All the fun continues at city park.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.    Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show: The annual show sponsored by the local club will be at the Heyburn Elementary School gym at 1404 Main Ave.

10 a.m.    Blue Ox opens and helicopter rides are available.

11 a.m. to  3 p.m.    Spare Parts on stage at city park.

Noon Paul Bunyan Auction: If you want a bargain and like auctions you will love this one. Great items donated by local merchants and loads of logs will be auctioned at the football field in city park.
Registration for Children’s Pool Events and Registration for Logging Events at the football field in city park.

1 p.m.    Children’s Pool Events: Ages 6-12 years old may participate. Competition includes tube races and parent-child raft races. Parents must be present for registration and competition.

2 p.m.    Civil War Reenactment at Mullan Trail Park next to the fairgrounds.

4 to 7 p.m.    Billy’s Steele Cadillac on stage in city park

5 p.m.    Joy Night Celebration: Joy Night at the First Baptist Church on Second Street. Worship service with a potluck to follow. Everyone welcome. Fireworks pre-show begins.

7 p.m.    Shooting Star Dancers: Coeur d’Alene Tribal Youth dancers.

9 p.m.    Fireworks Display: Steaming Toward the Centennial is this year’s theme for the show. On the soccer field at city park.

After the Fireworks Billy’s Steele Cadillac on stage in the city park and  Four on the Floor will perform at the Blue Ox.

Monday, September 3
8 to 9:30 a.m.    Registration for the parade: Register at Ken’s Body Shop at the west end of town.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show: The winner of the annual raffle quilt will be chosen at 3 p.m. at Heyburn Elementary gym.

10 a.m.    Here comes the Parade: Grab a folding chair and line up along Main Avenue. No parking on either side of Main Avenue from 7th to 11th Streets. Strictly enforced. Helicopter Rides

Noon to Close    Carnival, Booths, Blue Ox

Noon    Registration for Logging Events: Sign up at the softball field in the city park. Amateurs only.

Kids Events on the main stage at city park for 2 to 5 year-olds.

1 p.m.    Logging Events: It’s show-down time. Come cheer these loggers and loggerettes on as they compete in various activities.

2 p.m.    Duck Races at the river.

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