Classics in the Park, Car Show 

The Colter Run starts at Chadron State College and offers a 5k, 10k run and a 2 mile Fun Walk. Registraion forms will be available May 1, 2018. To download the registration form please click HERE. Registration will begin at 6:30am at Chadron State College Armstrong Building where the race will begin at 7:30am sharp.

Fur Trade Days 42nd Annual Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 and proceeds down Main Street from Tenth to First. Candy and other goodies will be passed out along the parade route. Come early to claim a good seat and enjoy the excitement!

Colter Run

Friday, July 13th @ 5 pm Women's Ranch Rodeo - double sanctioned with the WRRA and WSRRA

Saturday, July 14th @ 5 pm Open Ranch Rodeo - sanctioned with the WSRRA

Entries will be on Tuesday, June 20th from 8 am - 5 pm MST. Call in to Cheyenne Wilson at 605-891-1827. Entries will be due the following Friday, June 30th - no exceptions. We will cap entries as follows: 12 women's team max and 16 men's teams max. Entries must be received by Friday, June 30th. More info to come....stay tuned! For more information please click HERE or call Fur Trade Days Ranch Rodeo at (605)891-1827

Chadron Public Library Fur Trade Days Events

Buckskinner's Camp

Join us for one of the most fun activities during Chadron Fur Trade Days. Saturday at noon is the World Championship Buffalo Chip Throw! The event will be downtown at 2nd and Main St. Get your throwing arm ready for this dually challenging Buffalo Chip Throw sponsored by Chadron Rotary Club.

Whether you're a salty dog or just a budding seaman, test your maritime racing skills in the Fur Trade Regatta. The annual event, which takes place on Sunday afternoon at Chadron State Park, challenges teams of two to race canoes at the park's pond. Awards await winners of the convivial race, which is open to canoers of all skill levels ages 12 and up. Open to racers and landlubbers free of charge (Donations accepted). Free paddleboat rides will follow the race. Nebraska Park Entry Permit required for vehicles.

Fur Trade Days Carnival

Buffalo Chip Throw

For a complete schedule of events please clickHERE.

GMC of Chadron presentes the Brandon Jones Band and Judd Hoos for Fur Trade Days Reloaded entertianment.

Judd Hoos is an American Rock Band based in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Breathe In was released just over a year ago and charted number 23 on the iTunes new rock charts. Since then the band released their first the full-length album, Music In The Dark in 2017.

The Brandon Jones Band is an energetic country cover band from Rapid City, S.D. They predominately play country and rock, but provide several genres. They were previously known as Brandon Jones and The Thirty Fish, but have continued as the Brandon Jones Band and have released many of their own originals.

The Brandon Jones Band is scheduled for Friday, July 13 at 9:00 p.m. and Judd Hoos will hit the stage Saturday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m.  Both bands are performing in downtown Chadron. On Friday and Saturday, wristbands will be sold for a small fee for patrons to be present in the designated street dance area. 

The Chadron Public Library, the Chadron Public Library Foundation, and Friends of the Library, will present a film festival acknowledging the contributions of the Lakota people to the history of Northwest Nebraska and highlighting contemporary Native issues through film. In addition to the films this year, there will be displays and demonstrations by Native American artists and musicians. 

The four-day festival begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12. Brochures and a complete schedule are available at the library. The festival is open to the public at no charge.

Join us Saturday, July 14th at Wilson Park from 8am-4pm for Classic Cars in the Park. Registration begins at 8am, which will be directly followed by the kick off of the Car Show.

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Fur Trade Days Ranch Rodeo

Boat Regatta

The Bordeaux Creek Fur Trade and Muzzleloading Association’s Rendezvous, located 3.5 miles east and 8 miles south of Chadron, will open Thursday, July 12, for camp setup. The camp is always open to the public, but Friday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., is the best time to catch the major activities. Enjoy muzzleloading shoots, tomahawk and knife throwing contests, archery, and plenty of carousing afterward. Check out the fur, handicrafts, bead work and other period items offered for sale by traders.

Fur Trade Days Parade

The carnival will take place Monday through Saturday of Fur Trade Days. Monday-Thursday (July 9-12), 5-11 p.m., Friday & Saturday (July 13-14), noon-11p.m.. It will be held at the main gathering space. Thanks to Chadron State College for their generosity!


For a complete schedule of events please clickHERE.

Detailed Schedule of Events

Detailed Schedule of Events

July 11-15, 2018



July 11-15, 2018