News & Events
King Mountain, Idaho chosen for site of 2009 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championships.
Special Events and Traditions
Local Communities of Arco, Moore, and Howe pride
themselves in supporting a wide variety of traditional
activities each year. These range from rodeos, fairs,
cross-country runs, and softball tournaments to
paragliding competitions. Arco's signature event is
Atomic Days which celebrates the present and past of
Annual Chamber Dinner 3rd Saturday in April. Hosted by
the Butte County Chamber of Commerce, a fun filled
evening of Mystery Theater. Located at the Arco
Elementary School. Contact Butte County Chamber of
Commerce for more information at: 208-527-8977, e-mail:
Spring Fling on King Memorial Day Weekend. First Hang
Gliding/Paragliding competition of the season. Sponsored
by King Mountain Gliders. Located on King Mountain
outside of Moore. For more information call:
(208)390-0205, or E-mail:
King Mountain Annual Competition July 14 - 19, 2008.
Located on King Mountain outside of Moore. Contest Web
www.flykingmountain.com For more information call:
(208)390-0205, or E-mail:
4th of July Parade 4th of July. Located down Arco's
Atomic Days Closest Weekend to July 17th. Held in
Arco, City wide celebration. Contact Butte County
Chamber of Commerce for more information at:
Atomic Days Rodeo Closest Weekend to July 17th.
Located in the Arco Rodeo Grounds.
Men's Softball Tournament August. Located in Arco City
Butte County Fair August. Located at Butte County Fair
Bud Marvel Tournament
August. Located at the River
Park Golf Course in Mackay.
Paragliding Annual Competition Labor Day Weekend.
Located on King Mountain outside of Moore. For more
information call: (208)390-0205, or E-mail:
Fall Festival October. City wide celebration. Come
join the motorized bar stool races or enter your
favorite pumpkin recipe in the pumpkin bake off. Loads
of fun for the whole family. Located in Arco. Contact
Butte County Chamber of Commerce for more information
at: 208-527-8977, e-mail:
Festival of Trees 1st Weekend of December. Located in
the Butte Middle School. Sponsored by the Lost River
Hospital Auxiliary, for more information call:
208-527-3287 or 208-527-8960
Mackay News & Events
Calendar of Events
For More information on Events call the Mackay
Chamber of Commerce at: 208-588-2694
"Moose on the Loose Golf Scramble 3 of June, 1st
Saturday in June. Sponsored by the North American Moose
Foundation, the event is wild & crazy, like the critter
its named after. Scramble is held at River Park Golf
Course, West end of Capitol Avenue. For more information
Auzzie's/Perks Golf Scramble Held at River Park Golf
Course starts at 9:00 am, West end of Capitol Avenue.
For more information call 208-588-2296.
Mackay Rodeo Held on the 3rd Weekend of June, Fathers
Day Weekend. Appropriately billed as Idahos Wildest
Rodeo, you wont want to miss the excitement! Starts
12:00, Saturday with a parade through town, Rodeo starts
at 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday. An Open Rodeo, special
events are Bull Riding on some of the finest bulls in
the business, both timed and stock events, and the
half-time entertainment event is always fun. There will
be a concert following the Saturday Rodeo at the rodeo
grounds, West end of Capitol Avenue. For more
information contact the Mackay Rodeo Association at
Mackay Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
24 of June,
Forth weekend in June. Held at River Park Golf course,
West end of Capitol Avenue. For more information call:
208-588-2671 or 208-588-2200.
Kids S.N.A.F. Day Camp 6-7 of July, 9:00-3:00. S.N.A.F.
stands for: Science, Nature, Astronomy, Radiation and
Flight. Discover the scientist in you. This will be a
day of discovery and fun! For kids going into 2nd grade
up to 7th grade. Just some of the activities will be:
Construction of a Delta Dart Flyer, Volcano, Straw and
Alkaseltzer Rockets, Hover Crafts, and a Launcher to
save Mr. Egg. Sponsored by Idaho State University
Continuing Education. You must be registered to
participate. To register or for more information call:
(208) 282-3155, or go on line at
www.isu.edu/conteduc. Cost is $39.00 per child.
Located in Mackay's Kids Park.
Independence Day Celebration
4th of July. An event for
all ages. The fun begins at the Kids Park, with games
and activities especially for youngsters. The park is
located at the corner of Elm Avenue and Spruce Street.
A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rodeo 1 and 2 of July, 4th of
July weekend. Everything a cowboy does on the back of a
horse, these guys do on the back of a motorcycle (except
buck out of a chute!). Held at Mackay rodeo grounds,
West end of Capitol Avenue. For more information call
Sammys Mini-Mart/Ivies Bestway Golf Tournament
Golfers from throughout the region play in this fun and
competitive tournament. All proceeds are turned over to
the Mackay Booster Club. The tournament is held at River
Park Golf Course, West end of Capitol Avenue. For more
information call 208-588-2296.
Atomic Days Golf Tournament 2-Person Scramble
Starts at 9 am. BBQ, Prizes for Closest to Pin and
Longest Putt. Limited number of carts - Reserve early!
Located at Cotton Wood Links Golf Course. For more
information call (208) 588-3394..
Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, Lost River
Valley Chapter 29 and 30 of July. This annual event is
one all sportsmen mark on their calendar. It starts with
a clay pigeon shoot and goes right into archery shoot,
then enjoy a fantastic banquet with raffles and
silent/loud auctions topping off the evening. The
auction and raffle items are spectacular. The next day
the Elk Foundation hosts a golf tournament at the River
Park Golf Course. For more information contact Russ Hose
Custer County Fair 31 of July through 5 of August;
Monday through Saturday. This is an old-fashioned county
fair, with homemade pies, preserves and a fashion review
showcasing the apparel made by the 4-H club. Livestock
showing all week ending with a livestock auction. Fun
for the entire family. Held at the Mackay Rodeo
Grounds/Fair Grounds, west end of Capitol Avenue. For
more information call 208-879-2344.
White Knob Challenge Mountain Bike Race
6 of August.
This grueling, 19-mile race takes mountain bikers from
downtown Mackay to the White Knob Mountains and back.
For more information call 208-890-3118 or e-mail LRC.
The Bud Marvel Memorial Golf Tournament
River Park Golf Course, West end of Capitol Avenue. For
more information call 208-588-2296.
Black Daisy Arts and Crafts
First Weekend in August,
downtown Mackay. Vendors from all over the Northwest as
well as local artisans and crafters from the Lost River
Chapman Golf Tournamentt
This is a man/women tournament
with alternating shots. Should be great fun! Located at
the Cotton Wood Links Golf Course. For more information
call (208) 588-3394.
Mackay Free Barbecue 16 of September, 3rd Saturday in
September, 12:00 noon. Tons of Meat! Its Mackays
Treat! This free barbecue is an annual tradition
sponsored by local residents and businesses. The event
draws over 3,000 people annually. Held at Tourist Park
at the end of Vaden Street.
5th Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering 15th of September
3rd Saturday in September, 5:00 at the Mackay Main
Theater. It will be an evening of rip-roaring laughter
and top of the line entertainment, as well seasoned
artists perform poetry and ballads. Our own Vernon
Woodbury will be the MC for the evening as well as
reciting some great poems. Flyer for gathering
Lost Rivers Heritage Days 13th - 14th of September.
This annual event will feature a John Wayne Film
Festival movie times and location and the First Annual
Chili Cook-off Rules Entry Form. It will be held in
conjunction with the Mackay BBQ and Annual Cowboy Poetry
Gathering. City Wide. Sponsored by the Mackay Cultural
and Arts Council, United States Forest Service and the
Mackay Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact
Holly Seefried at: 589-3331.
Halloween Carnival Halloween Night. Mackay High School
hosts a carnival for children and adults. Enjoy games,
bingo, and great food. Held in the Mackay High School
gym, corner of Rose Avenue and Spruce Street.
Christmas Bazaar 18 of November, Saturday before
Thanksgiving. Come and take care of your Christmas
shopping at this festive event featuring crafters from
all over the area. Sponsored by the South Custer
Historical Society, the bazaar is traditionally held at
the elementary school cafeteria, corner of Rose Avenue
and Spruce Street. For more information call
208-588-3148 or 208-588-3133.
November, 10:00 am at the Seefried place.
There will be shooting, food and prizes. Competitions
will be singles, doubles, women's and Annie Oakelys.
Sponsored by the Mackay Cultural and Arts Council. For
more information call Holly Seefried at 588-3330 or
Annual North American Moose Foundation (N.A.M.F.)
International Convention December , This fun and
educational event will include: Holiday booths,
education day, banquet, live and silent auction, raffles
and a Moose calling contest. Remember to set this date
on your calendar. For more information call
Mackay Christmas Festival December 15, 2007. "There's
Snow Place Like Mackay". Downtown is lit-up and festive.
Bring the family, activities include Cookie decorating
and a movie for the kids around 1:00 PM, Arts and Craft
Booths will be open from 2 - 8 PM, Main Street
entertainment will begin about 5:30 PM, Startlight
Parade at 7:00 PM, and after the parade stay for the
Glow Carnival and win glow in the dark games and prizes.
The Mackay Winter Games sponsored by the Mackay Cultural
Arts Council will begin at 11:00 AM at Mackay's Kids
Park. A number of local businesses and restaurants will
be running specials for the day, so come enjoy the day
and get your holiday shopping completed.
"That Dam Festival" Held up at the Mackay Dam, this
will include: Turkey bowling, cowboy curling, ice
skating, events for the kids and fishing derby. Fun for
the Kids and the whole family. There will be food, fun
and prizes at this annual event. Even if you don't
participate its a KICK to come and watch. For more
information contact Holly at: 589-3331
Annual Easter Egg Hunt 8th of April, Saturday before
Easter. This event is organized by the Lions & Lady
Lions Clubs. Club members furnish and hide Easter eggs
for children to find. Sometimes an egg will even be
worth something extra! Great fun for the kids! Held at
Tourist Park, at the end of Vaden Street.
Mackay High School Rodeo May 18th and 19th. Part of
the High School Rodeo circuit, this event is always
exciting. Held at Mackay rodeo grounds, West end of
Capitol Avenue. Contact Mackay High School at: