Community, Festival, Summer Guide

Paul Bunyan Days

When: Sept. 5-7 2015

During Labor Day weekend, this friendly small town we recently reported was full of big hearts in our Small Towns feature throws a huge party with a carnival, music, tug-of-war and more. It’s all themed around Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack from American folklore, and is appropriately called Paul Bunyan Days. There’s a lot going on. Day 1: carnival opens, a pet and doll parade and karaoke. Day 2: fun run/walk, junior olympics and tug-of-war. Day 3: a community breakfast, a quilt show and an auction. Day 4: the big parade and competitive logging-themed events. All weekend, enjoy live music, shopping, helicopter rides, the carnival and food booths. The only thing missing is the celebrated fireworks show, canceled due to high fire danger.

Fri, Sept. 4 through Mon, Sept. 7, events all day • St. Maries, Idaho • Facebook: stmariesidahoPBD • 208-245-1870

Matthew Salzano