September 2017

White Bird Chamber Magnet

An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more. Check this website for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.

September – 2017


81st annual Kamiah Barbecue Days, Labor Day Weekend, September 1, 2, and 3 .

Head on over to Kamiah for Barbecue Days.  Sponsored by the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce.  A tradition since 1936!
Enjoy the Grand Main Street Parade.  Vendors, arts and crafts show.  Beer Garden.  Auction…Fine food.
BBQ Fun Run, Walk and Roll.  Art Show & Sale.  Central Idaho Quilters will hold 23rd annual quilt show.
For more specifics about events and times or if you would like to be in the parade or a vendor, check here .


83rd Lewiston Roundup 2017, September 6th thru September 9th

The Lewiston Roundup is a member of the Big 4 Rodeo Group.  Witness a high-quality, high-energy rodeo.  One of north-central Idaho’s finest rodeos for 82 years.  Take a ride to Tammany Creek Road in Lewiston to enjoy “ She’s Wild .”  Gates open at 4:59 PM each day.  Family night is Thursday, September 6th (kids 12 and under are FREE).  For a complete schedule of events and times and ticket prices, visit the Roundup website .


Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, September 7 , noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


The Fourth Annual Riggins Salmon Run, “A foot race along the beautiful Salmon River”, Saturday, September 9th .

An Event for the Whole Family!!! To register and for fee information, click .  Visit the Salmon River website for additional details.

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, Grangeville, Bicentennial Historical Museum (lectures began in August)

What?     Free Lectures on Local History;, Idaho County people, places, things
When?    Each Wednesday of September, noon to 1 PM
Where?   Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 N. College, Grangeville

Need more information?  Call 208.983.2573.

Bring your lunch and enjoy an informative lecture.  These events are free (a small donation is appreciated to help defray costs) and are held each Wednesday in September from noon to 1 PM at the Museum, 305 N. College.

September 6:  31 Years on the Upper North Fork of the Clearwater River by Tom Keller.
September 13: Nature by Janice and Roger Inghram.
September 20: Tough Enough: 25 Years in Hells Canyon by Virginia Woods Meyer
September 27: Kirkwood by Erin Duden.


Gun Show, Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th , Hoot’s Café!

Lots to see at this fine gun show.  Hoot’s Café.   Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 9-3.  Admission $4 at the door.  For further details, call 208.839.2265.

Bake Sale/Fundraiser
on Saturday only (during the Gun Show) from 8 AM – Noon.  You’ll have an opportunity to purchase and taste delicious baked goods from the White Bird Library Volunteers.  Please support the library and buy a baked item.  Pies, cakes, muffins, cookies; all delightful.


Gonzaga Choir Performs at St. Gertrude’s in Cottonwood

The Gonzaga University Concert Choir, conducted by Timothy Westerhaus, will perform at the Monastery of St. Gertrude on Sunday, September 10 , at 1:30 PM.   Every September the choir concludes their annual retreat with a performance.  (They also provide music for the 10:30 AM Mass.)   The Monastery Chapel acoustics provide a beautiful arena for musical presentations.  For more details, enjoy this article .  A short distance to drive for a wonderful, inspiring, musical event.


70th Annual Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days, Orofino, September 14-17

“A Whole Lotta Happy” … A great family event featuring a Carnival, Kiddie Parade, Main Parade, and a Lumberjack Competition.  For a full schedule of events, click here.
Some of the events include:

  • Skidding and Truck Driving Competition
  • Main Parade on the 16th at 10 AM
  • Horse Pull Contest
  • OCI Auction (OCI=Orofino Celebrations Inc)
  • OCI Log Show & Contest


Grangeville presents “Oktoberfest” September 29th and 30th (Friday and Saturday)

The Grangeville Merchants Association holds this celebration on Friday/Saturday.  Plans include:

  • 10-plus food and beverage vendors, including a Beer Garden.
  • Franken-Kart Races (sponsored by Syringa Hospital Foundation).  Race will be down Main Street.
  • Wiener Dog races, a car show, street music, a wellness fair, a scarecrow contest, 3 on 3 basketball, and the Flamingo Run.
  • On Saturday the Biannual Quilt & Art Walk sponsored by Home Grown Quilts and the C entral I daho A rt A ssociation.  Quilts will be on display and for sale.  Quilts will be hanging from store fronts along Main St. and North St., on Saturday Sept. 30 until 4pm PT.
  • Art Walk.   Artists from the Salmon River Art Guild and Central Idaho Art Association.   At “the Gallery”, 107 W. North St., on Saturday Sept 30, 9-4 PT.  Art, demos, good food and fun.  Free admittance.
  • Lots of activities to fill your day!  For details, contact Melinda Hall at 208.983.1230 or Nancy Asker, 208.507.0100.  For the Quilt Walk, contact Jody Hoogland, 208.983.0254.  For the Art Show, contact Kathryn Van Acker, 208.839.2808.


White Bird Medical & Relief Campfire Chili Cook-Off, September 30th

  • Campfire Chile Cook-off and Raffle in Downtown White Bird
  • Chili, corn bread muffins, and do-it-yourself s’mores (bottled water available)
  • $7 for adults; $3 for kids under 10; $2 for s’more fixins’
  • Judging and serving begins at 4 PM
  • Attention contestants:  there is an entry fee upon arrival.  Make at least 2 gallons of chili.  Onsite cooking.  Bring your own canopy.  Chili must be completed by the 4 PM serving/judging time.
  • 50/50 raffle tickets with 1st prize of $50, 2nd place $25, 3rd place $10.
  • Bring lawn chairs and musical instruments for “Jammin’ ‘Round the Fire.”