This is a family friendly event, wear costumes of by-gone days if you like .Also we'll be doing quite a bit of walking so wear some good walking shoes. Also bring your camp chair for sitting in the park, and warm clothes for the evening.
Celebrating the bridges of Lane County and particularly those of the Cottage Grove environs. Food, crafts, children's games. Saturday night supper sponsored by VFW. All events are in Bohemia Park and Quilt and art show at the Armory.
If your meeting us in Cottage Grove We'll meet at Bohemia Park near the bathrooms at 2:30 pm Main & Highway 99. We'll be planning on having dinner around 6:30pm either at the VFW Armory and/or a resturant around town. Then we may hang around downtown or head over to Ann's place for games. We'll probably head home somewhere around 10ish pm or so .
Host Ann C[masked]
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The city is known as the Covered Bridge Capital of the West and the six covered bridges and a swinging bridge are the highlight of a visit to the area. This year, for the first time, the popular Covered Bridge Festival will take place over two days instead of one, September 19th and 20th. The main attractions of the Festival will be dinners, arts and crafts booths and family activities all taking place at Bohemia Park. The art and quilt show will be presented at the nearby Armory Building.
Van tours of the bridges will leave from Bohemia Park to three of the bridges: Centennial (located in Historic Downtown), Chambers and The Swinging Bridge, all within the city limits. For those who prefer to tour the bridges individually, the bridges can be reached by car or via the Row River Bike Path that takes the bicyclist on a 16-mile trail from the city to the shores of Dorena Lake. More experienced cyclists may continue onto the connected Covered Bridge Scenic Bikeway for a 36-mile loop back to the city center.
A walking tour through Historic Downtown, the location of many boutique and antique stores, introduces the visitor to the 21 murals that enhance the outdoor walls of the historic buildings and depict the many adventures of former residents and their activities. Among the mural subjects are Opal Whitley, an internationally known author; Buster Keaton, star of the movie "The General," filmed in Cottage Grove; vintage biplanes; and scenes of Main Street from the early years of the town
Two of the largest festivals in Cottage Grove are Bohemia Mining Days and the Covered Bridge Festival.
Museums and other points of interest
Cottage Grove is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon" with six covered bridges near the city. Five of the six bridges, Chambers Covered Bridge, Currin Bridge, Dorena Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, and Stewart Bridge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Centennial Covered Bridge is a replica bridge constructed from materials salvaged from dismantled briges. The Swinging Bridge is a historic suspension footbridge.
The city is also home to 21 murals located throughout downtown that reflect the history of the community. The Cottage Theatre is located in the city.