July 11-15, 2018

FUR TRADE DAYS

FUR TRADE DAYS

July 11-15, 2018

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2018 Schedule of Events 

*Preliminary Schedule of  Events - Subject to change. ​


MONDAY, July 9

5-11:00 p.m. - Carnival (200 Block of Chadron Ave.) CARNIVAL POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY FOR SETUP AND INSPECTION!


TUESDAY, July 10

5-11:00 p.m. - Carnival (200 Block of Chadron Ave.)


WEDNESDAY, July 11

5-11:00 p.m. - Carnival (200 Block of Chadron Ave.)


THURSDAY, JULY 12 
All Day – Primitive Rendezvous Setup (3 miles East and 8 miles south on Bordeaux Road)
10:20 a.m. – Storytime with Vana Bannan followed by Native American Activities (Chadron Public Library)
11:30 a.m. – Children’s Movie (Chadron Public Library)
2:30 p.m. – Traditional Dance Lessons (Chadron Public Library)
3:30 p.m. – Children’s Movie (Chadron Public Library)
4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Chadron State College presents the Fur Trade Days Carnival (200 Block of Chadron Ave, Downtown Chadron)

4:30 p.m. - Musician: Pegie Douglas "The Life and Music of Badger Clark" (Chadron Public Library)
4:30 p.m. – Traditional Native American Crafts (Chadron Public Library)
7:00 p.m. – “A Walk through Chadron’s Famous and Infamous Places” with Rosella Tesch (Chadron Public Library)
Thursday Afternoon – Novelty Shoots (Primitive Rendezvous)
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 13
All Day – Ken Woody, Chief interpreter from Little Big Horn, providing live demonstrations (Museum of the Fur Trade)
​All Day – Primitive Rendezvous (3 miles East and 8 miles south on Bordeaux Road)
8:00 a.m. – Traders’ Market Setup (Downtown Chadron)
9:00 a.m. – Pistol Match (Primitive Rendezvous)
10:00 am – Red Donker Memorial Trade Gun Match (Primitive Rendezvous)
10:00 a.m. – Lacrosse Demonstration / with Native Futures Youth Lacrosse Team (Chadron Public Library)
11:30 a.m. -- Documentary: “The Medicine Game” (Chadron Public Library)
Noon to 7:00 p.m. – Traders’ Market Open (Downtown Chadron)
Noon – Chadron Record TCR Treasure Hunt – First place wins $100 in Chadron Chamber Bucks (248 West 2nd Street)
Noon – Arts/Craft show on the lawn (Chadron Public Library)

Noon - Midnight - Chadron State College presents the Fur Trade Days Carnival (200 Block of Chadron Ave, Downtown Chadron)
1:30 p.m. – Youth Rifle Matches (Primitive Rendezvous)
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Chadron High School and Middle School Tours (Call 308-432-0700 for info)
3:00 p.m. – Speaker: Jerome Kills Small, presentation: “Water: Lakota Spiritualty and Science”
4:00 p.m. – Crafts (Chadron Public Library)
5:00 p.m. – Fur Trade Days Ranch Rodeo (Women's & Open Teams)
5:00 p.m. Film: “Older Than America” (Chadron Public Library)
6:00 pm – Pre-registration for Classics in the Park (Wilson Park); Car display in downtown Chadron (200 block of Main) followed by cruise.
Friday Evening – Cookoff and Potluck Dinner (Primitive Rendezvous)
9:00 p.m. to Close – GMC of Chadron presents Fur Trade Days Entertainment featuring the Brandon Jones Band. Live Music and free street dance in Downtown Chadron. Minors welcome until 11:00 p.m.


SATURDAY, JULY 14
All Day – Ken Woody, Chief interpreter from Little Big Horn, providing live demonstrations (Museum of the Fur Trade)
All Day – Primitive Rendezvous (3 miles East and 8 miles south on Bordeaux Road)
Saturday Morning 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Masonic Bodies Pancake Feed (Masonic Temple at the corner of 4th and Main Streets)
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. to 4:00 p.m. – Classics in the Park Show and Shine (Wilson Park)
9:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Traders’ Market Open (Downtown Chadron)
10:00 a.m. – Classics in the Pak Car Show Begins (Wilson Park)
10:00 a.m. – 42nd Annual Fur Trade Days Parade (Main Street) sponsored by Chadron Lions Club


AFTER PARADE
Ice Cream Social – Congregational Church (4th & Chadron Avenue)
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Art Show featuring Western & American Indian pieces (light refreshments) (Chadron Arts Center, 4th and King)
Noon – “The Bald Mountain Rounders” Bluegrass Band (Chadron Public Library)
Noon to Midnight - Chadron State College presents the Fur Trade Days Carnival (200 Block of Chadron Ave, Downtown Chadron)
Noon – Rob Brown Memorial Men’s Softball Tournament begins
12:00 p.m. –World Championship Buffalo Chip Throw sponsored by Chadron Rotary (Downtown Chadron, 2nd & Main St.)
1:00 p.m. – Free Watermelon (Chadron Public Library)
1:30 p.m. – Water Balloon throwing contest (Chadron Public Library)
2:00 p.m. – Big Dog Mower Racing (Dawes County Fairgrounds)
​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. - Eagle Theater matinee showing (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
2:30 p.m. – Fur Trade Days Poetry Contest and Open Readings sponsored by the Nebraska Writer’s Guild (Chadron Public Library Lawn)
4:00 p.m. – Classics in the Park Awards Ceremony (Wilson Park)
4:00 p.m. – Cemetery Historic Tours, Greenwood Cemetery (West of Walmart)
5:00 p.m. – Fur Trade Days Ranch Rodeo (Women's & Open Teams)
7:00 p.m. – Cemetery Historic Tours, Greenwood Cemetery (West of Walmart)
9:00 p.m. to Close – GMC of Chadron presents Judd Hoos, hosted by Fur Trade Days, Inc. Live Music and free street dance in Downtown Chadron. Minors welcome until 11:00 p.m.

 
SUNDAY, JULY 15
9:00 a.m. – Rob Brown Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament begins

3:00 p.m. – Fur Trade Days Regatta by Kiwanis (Chadron State Park)
4:00 p.m. – FOG (Friends of God) at the Tent (Downtown Gathering Space, 2nd and Main St.)
12:30 p.m. – Open Horseshoe Tournament ($5) – First Pitch at 1:00 p.m. (Horseshow Park, North Main Street)
6:00 p.m. – Ghost Stories Around the Fire Pit, s’mores and Hunting the Ghosts of Chadron with Richard Dabney (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 Discover Northwest Nebraska at 308/432-3006. For more information about events at the library, 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, Chadron Public Library Foundation, Net Nebraska PBS Station, Petersen’s Drug and Home Care and Fur Trade Days Inc.

NOTE: Fur Trade Days is produced in part through a grant from the Dawes County Travel Board.

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



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