Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pierce, Idaho Gold Celebration

1860 Days Celebration


This family-friendly festival celebrates the founding of the first gold rush town in Idaho. Taking place August 3-5, look forward to live music, street dancing a parade, costume contest, old-fashioned cooking, craft & food vendors and a softball tournament.

Lodging in and Around Pierce, Idaho


Take a look at our fine Idaho bed and breakfasts to find a great lodging option near all the fun!

Have you visited Pierce or Weippe?


What did you enjoy about these historic Idaho towns? Did you visit the logging museum or attend the 1860 Days Celebration? We would like to hear about it!

Sponsored in part by the Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce, check out the schedule of events for the weekend below:

Events taking Place Both Days of the 1860 Days Celebration:



  • Horseshoe Tournament at the Timber Inn

  • Main Street Food, Craft & Gift Vendors

Friday:



  • 12:-4pm: J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum & Courthouse Open

  • 3:30-4:30pm: Drop-off Berry/Cherry Bake-Off Entries for Judging - Community Center - Open to Adults and Youth

  • 4:30-7:30pm: Pierce 1860 Days Kick-Off Barbeque at Pierce Community Center

    • Includes: Pie & Ice Cream Social & Berry/Cherry Bake-Off

    • 5pm: 2nd Annual J.H. Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum Mini Log Drive - Orofino Creek

    • 5-5:30pm: Berry/Cherry Bake-Off entries open for public viewing.

    • 5:30-6pm: Berry/Cherry Bake-Off judging

    • 6pm: Berry Bake-Off winners announced

    • 6pm: Welcoming Speaker - Carmen Syed, Mayor of Pierce

    • 6:30-7:30pm: Country Concert by Shiloh Sharrad & Beargrass

  • 9pm-1am: Live Entertainment - Timber Inn

Saturday:



  • 7:30-11am: Breakfast - Pierce Community Center

  • 8-11am: Pierce/Weippe ATV Trail Riders Fun Run Registration - former Lions Club building (behind City Hall)

  • 9am: Softball Tournament Sign-Up - Ball Field

  • 9:30am: Street Musicians - Beargrass - Main Street

  • 10am-4pm: J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum & Courthouse Open

  • 10am: Registration for Best of the West Contests: Best Groomed Beard, Longest Beard, Best Handlebar Mustache, Best 1800s Costume, Best Lookin’ Legs In 1800s Costume (Male & Female) - T-shirt Booth. NOTE: Participants Must Register to Qualify for Judging

  • 10am: Parade Participants Check-In - Mangum Trucking lot

  • 11am-Noon: Country Concert by Shiloh Sharrad & Beargrass - Main Street Stage

  • 12 Noon: PARADE - Main Street (1860 Days Parade Registration Form)

  • 1:00pm: 1860 Days Auction - Main Street Stage

  • 2pm: Ducky Derby - Orofino Creek (Sponsored by THS Girl’s Basketball)

  • 2:30-3:30pm: Studio 205 Stick Horse Round-Up; Water Balloon Toss - Main Street

  • 3pm: Dutch-Oven Cook-Off Begins - Kids & Adults - The Outback

  • 3:15pm: Ping-Pong Ball Drop - Pierce Hardware

  • 4:00pm: Pierce/Weippe ATV Trail Riders Fun Run Awards and Drawing - Former Lions Club Building

  • 5pm: Dutch Oven Cook-Off Judging And Tasting (Public Participation)- The Outback

  • 5:15pm: All Saturday Contest Winners announced

  • 8pm-1am: Street Dance - Featuring The Fabulous Kingpins - Main Street Stage

Sunday



  • 8am: Softball Tournament - Ball Field

  • 10am: Country Church - Faith Lutheran Church back lawn

  • At the Play Park on Sunday

    • 1-2:30pm: Kids’ Pie-Eating Contest; Kids’ Sack Race; Kids’ Three-Legged Race; Water Balloon Toss - Kids & Adults - Co-sponsored by Mountain View Church

    • 3pm: Play Park Stage Announcements:
      - Softball Tournament Awards
      - Drawing for Picnic Raffle - Historic Pierce Cemetery Friends
      - Drawing for 1/2 oz. Gold Miner Charm & Backyard Barbeque Package - 1860 Days
      - All Sunday Contest Winners' announced

    • 4pm: Pierce 1860 Days End of Celebration

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