July 5-9, 2017

FUR TRADE DAYS

FUR TRADE DAYS

July 5-9, 2017

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2017 Schedule of Events 

*Schedule is subject to change.
 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

6:30 p.m. – Ghosts of Chadron: A Walking Tour (Chadron Public Library)

THURSDAY, JULY 6

All Day – Primitive Rendezvous Setup (3 miles East and 8 miles south on Bordeaux Road)
10:00 a.m. – Kit Carson demonstration by John Carson (Museum of the Fur Trade)
10:30 a.m. – Storytime with Vana Bannan (Chadron Public Library)
11:30 a.m. – “The Owl and The Lemming” animated film (Chadron Public Library)
11:45 a.m. – Hand Drum demonstration by Edison Red Nest III from Native Futures followed by Dance Instructions (Chadron Public Library)
2:00 p.m. – Kit Carson demonstration by John Carson (Museum of the Fur Trade)
Thursday Afternoon – Novelty Shoots (Primitive Rendezvous)
3:00 p.m. – “Under the Husk” Native American film (Chadron Public Library)
5:30 p.m. – Opening Reception for Trading Stories Native American Film Festival including a performance by flutist Michael Murphy (Chadron Public Library)
Thursday Evening – Candle Shoot (Primitive Rendezvous)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm – Bands on Bordeaux, sponsored by the Chadron Chamber of Commerce (Bordeaux & 2nd Street)
9:00 p.m. – Karaoke at Wild’s Bar & Grill

FRIDAY, JULY 7

All Day – Primitive Rendezvous (3 miles East and 8 miles south on Bordeaux Road)
8:00 a.m. – Traders’ Market Setup (Courthouse Lawn)
9:00 a.m. – Pistol Match (Primitive Rendezvous)
10:00 am – Red Donker Memorial Trade Gun Match (Primitive Rendezvous)
10:00 a.m. – Kit Carson demonstration by John Carson (Museum of the Fur Trade)
10:00 a.m. -- Native Futures LaCrosse Team demonstration (Chadron Public Library)
11:00 a.m. -- Flutist Michael Murphy (Chadron Public Library)
Noon – Traders’ Market Opens (Courthouse Lawn)
Noon – Chadron Record TCR Treasure Hunt (Starts at 2nd & Morehead)
1:00 p.m. – “The Owl and The Lemming” animated film (Chadron Public Library)
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Historical Musician Paul Siebert: Meet and Greet, Educational Presentations (Courthouse Lawn)
1:30 p.m. – Youth Rifle Matches (Primitive Rendezvous)
2:00 p.m. – Michael Murphy Music and Flute Making demonstration (Chadron Public Library)
2:00 p.m. – Kit Carson demonstration by John Carson (Museum of the Fur Trade)
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Chadron High School and Middle School Tours (Call 308-432-0700 for info)
5:00 p.m. – Garan Coons, Hoop Dance (Chadron Public Library)
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Kids Activities: Face Painting (Courthouse Lawn)
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Pre-registration for Classics in the Park and Cruise (Wilson Park)
6:00 p.m. – Historic Flag Ceremony followed by announcement of Coloring Contest winner (Courthouse Lawn)
6:00 p.m. – Women’s Ranch Rodeo (Dawes County Fairgrounds)
6:30 p.m. – Historical Musician Paul Siebert Entertainment at the Gazebo (Courthouse Lawn)
7:00 p.m. – “The Business of Fancy Dancing” filmy by Sherman Alexie (Chadron Public Library)
7:00 p.m. – Traders’ Market Closes
8:30 p.m. to Close – “Force of Habit” will be performing at Favorite Bar
9:00 p.m. to Close – “The Bar Flies” will be performing at The Ridge
8:00 p.m. to Close – “Victory Underground” will be performing at Wild’s Bar & Grill

SATURDAY, JULY 8


All Day – Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament

6:30 a.m. – Registration for Rotary Colter Run (CSC Armstrong Building)
7:30 a.m. – Rotary Colter Run (CSC Armstrong Building)
8:00 a.m. – Registration for Classics in the Park Car Show (Wilson Park)
9:00 a.m. – Traders’ Market Opens (Courthouse Lawn)
10:00 a.m. – Rob Brown Memorial Men’s Softball Tournament begins
10:00 am – Historical Musician Paul Siebert Entertainment (Prairie Pines Lodge)
10:00 a.m. – 41st Annual Fur Trade Days Parade (Main Street) sponsored by Chadron Lions Club

SATURDAY, AFTER PARADE

Buffalo BBQ, Chadron Chamber Ambassadors (Courthouse Lawn)
Bald Mountain Rounders (Courthouse Lawn)
Ice Cream Social – Congregational Church (4th & Chadron Avenue)
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Kids Activities (Courthouse Lawn)
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Classics in the Park Show and Shine (Wilson Park)
11:30 am – “The Bald Mountain Rounders (Courthouse Lawn)
12:00 p.m. – Women’s Ranch Rodeo (Dawes County Fairgrounds)
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Fur Trade Days Native American and Western Art Show:  live music refreshments, art for purchase and viewing (Chadron Arts Center)
Saturday Afternoon – Artists Fair, Chadron Public Library
1:00 p.m. – Buffalo Chip Throw (Courthouse Lawn)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Historical Musician Paul Siebert Entertainment (Chadron Arts Center)
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. –Art Show (Chadron Arts Center, 4th and King)
1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. –Mechanical Bull (EJ’s BBQ, 251 Main Street)
2:00 p.m. – Couples rifle match followed by 3 rifle matches and women’s match plus “Red’s Challenge” match Tomahawk matches for men, women and youth to be announced (Primitive Rendezvous)
2:00 p.m. – Big Dog Mower Racing (Dawes County Fairgrounds)
2:00 p.m. –  “The Life of a Fur Trader” Poetry Finals and Open Readings sponsored by the Nebraska Writer’s Guild and Chadron State College (Courthouse Lawn)
2:00 p.m. – Dawes County Cruisers Poker Run (Helen’s Pancake and Steak House - RSVP to Cody Eaton at 308-430-0325)
3:00 p.m. – Classics in the Park Awards Ceremony (Wilson Park)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Historical Musician Paul Siebert Presentation at the Gazebo (Courthouse Lawn)
3:30 p.m. – Free watermelon (Chadron Public Library)
4:00 p.m. – Cemetery Historic Tours, Greenwood Cemetery (West of Walmart)
4:00 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Cemetery Historic Tours, Greenwood Cemetery (West of Walmart)
4:00 p.m. – Traders’ Market Closes
5:00 p.m. – “Rumble” Native American film (Chadron Public Library)
6:00 p.m. – Open Ranch Rodeo (Dawes County Fairgrounds)
7:00 p.m. – Cemetery Historic Tours, Greenwood Cemetery (West of Walmart)
7:00 p.m. – “Hank Williams First Nation” Native American film (Chadron Public Library)
8:00 p.m. to Close – “Blue Street” will be performing at the Bean Broker
8:30 p.m. to Close – “Force of Habit” will be performing at Favorite Bar
9:00 p.m. to Close – “The Bar Flies” will be performing at The Ridge
 

SUNDAY, JULY 9


All Day – Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament
9:00 a.m. – Rob Brown Memorial Coed Softball Tournament begins
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 am – FOG (Friends of God) at the Gazebo (Courthouse Lawn)
10:30 a.m. – Camp Meeting and Hymn Sing with Paul Siebert (Courthouse Lawn)
12:30 p.m. – Open Horeshoe Tournament ($5) – First Pitch at 1:00 p.m. (Horseshow Park, North Main Street)
1:00 p.m. – MTG Hour of Devastation Prerelease Tournament (EJ’s BBQ, 251 Main Street)
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – 18 Hole Disc Golf Tournament (Chadron State Park)
3:00 pm – “Rumble” Native American film (Chadron Public Library)
3:00 p.m. – Regatta (Canoe/Paddle Boat Races) sponsored by Kiwanis, (Chadron State Park)
5:00 pm – “She Sings to the Stars” Native American film (Chadron Public Library)
7:30 pm – Bonfire and Storytelling,  bring a blanket or chair, stories provided. (Chadron Public Library)

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Museum of the Fur Trade and the Dawes County Historical Museum will be open during regular hours.  Several groups from Chadron High School and Chadron Prep will be holding reunions. 

For more information, contact www.chadronpubliclibrary.com, or call 308/432-0531. The Library is located at the corner of 5th and Bordeaux Streets. There is no admission charge for any of the activities. Sponsored by Chadron Public Library, Dawes County Travel Board, Friends of the Library, Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Arts Council, Chadron Public Library Foundation, Net Nebraska PBS Station, Petersen’s Drug and Home Care and Fur Trade Days Inc.

NOTE: Paul Seibert is sponsored in part through a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and by Best Western West Hills Inn of Chadron.  Other Fur Trade Days events are sponsored in part through a grant from the Dawes County Travel Board. 


For updated information during the event, visit the information booth at the Traders' Market.

Information is being continually updated on Facebook and FurTradeDays.com. 


**If you hosts a Fur Trade Days event that needs updated, please email info@furtradedays.com.