Buffalo Trails Day Is Here Again, July 9-10

The Buffalo Trails Museum, Epping, will celebrate the 56th Annual Buffalo Trails Day July 9-10. There are lots of activities planned this year.

Saturday, July 9 will start at 9 a.m. with the vendors opening and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament next to the museum. “Jump N Fun” opens at 1 p.m.in the south lot of Epping Lutheran Church and the Falcon Brothers will begin playing in the park. The Eagles Nest Cornhole Tournament starts at 2 p.m. and at 4 p.m., food trucks will open on Main. Mayor Bemis will take his place in the dunk tank near the pavilion at 5 p.m. Ted and Keri will perform at the Main Street Pavilion at 8 p.m.. There will be fireworks at dark, weather permitting.

On Sunday, July 10, the Annual Pancake Breakfast at the pavilion starts at 8 a.m. The vendors open at 9 a.m. and the Epping Lutheran Church Services start at 10:30 a.m. “Jump N Fun” opens at 11 a.m. along with the silent auction at the pavilion. A parade will be held at noon along Main Street. The Williston Cowboys will begin playing in the gazebo at 12:30 p.m. There will be a Tug o’ War on Main between the Epping and Ray Fire Departments at 1 p.m..

The museum will open for tours and Below Zero Nubians will open on Main Street. The 3rd Annual Paul Sagaser Car Show will also start on Main. The winners of the various contests and competitions will be announced at 2 p.m. Last of all, the car show winners will be announced at 3 p.m.

Since 1966, the Buffalo Trails Museum has been preserving the history of western North Dakota. They started Buffalo Trails Day to bring attention to the museum and everything they have to offer. The organizers of Buffalo Trails Day need volunteers for door watchers, runners, people to assist with vendors, and many other positions. Those wishing to join the vendors are to contact Sarah Baker, 406-679-6335. Wishing to be part of the cornhole tournament contact the Eagles Nest, 701-859-9261, and those wishing to enter the car show should contact Lane Thompson, 701-770-3281. For more information or to volunteer please contact Shelly Alexander, 701-570-7899.


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