October 2017

White Bird Fall Color

An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more. Check this website for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.

October – 2017


Canyon House Sale 

Canyon House Logo

Fall Clearance Sale Continues!  Great sales on items too numerous to mention!
Sunday, October 1st, during regular store hours.  Liquor store and lodging.




Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, October 5th, 12:00 PM, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.



Salmon River Art Guild – Fall Art Show/Sale/Silent AuctionOctober 7th and 8th

Join the Guild at the Community Center in Riggins on Saturday, October 7th, from 9-5 PM (MDT) and on Sunday, October 8th, from 9-3 PM (MDT).  This is always a great show!  The event judge this year is Sharon Herther of Donnelly, ID.   The very popular Gift Shop (where smaller items may be purchased) is back!  More information is available by calling Nancy, 208.839.2493, Kathryn, 208.839.2808, or Joyce, 208.628.3765 or access the Guild’s webpage.



The Old Time Fiddlers Will Perform at Hoot’s Café, October 13th and 14th

The fiddlers are back!!!   Are you musical?  Or do you enjoy listening to good music?  Or both? Come on over and join the fun.




Hells Canyon Gemclub 51st Annual Gem Show

Hells Canyon 51st Annual Gem Show at the Nez Perce County Fair Grounds.  October 21st (10-6) and 22nd (10-5).  Admission adults/$3; children under 12/free.
Featuring Kids’ Activities, Soapstone Carving, Crafts, Rock Toss, Treasure Hunt, and more.


Halloween Party at IOOF Hall, Saturday, October 21st, 6 PM-8PM

The IOOF Hall is the place to be on October 21st for lots of fun activities.  Dress up for the Costume Contest (by age groups).  Enjoy the popular Cake Walk (donations gratefully accepted), the Fish Pond, and other games.  Loads of prizes.  Refreshments.  The time is 6 PM.  Bring pumpkins, carved or stenciled for the Pumpkin Contest.  New this year is a Scarecrow Contest.  Contact Darla for information or to help with the proceedings, 208.839.2205.



Halloween Party for Adults, Saturday, October 28th

Halloween Party

Adults, dress up and join the party at the Silver Dollar.    Have a Spooktacular Night!!!  Call 839.2293.



18th Annual Fall Lecture Series, Historical Museum at St. Gertrude’s

Each Thursday during October a lecture is presented on the history of our region and/or topics of interest to the local public.  Lectures begin at 7 PM in the Johanna Room at the Spirit Center, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood.   (A more detailed description of each lecture can be found here.)  These lectures are free and light refreshments are provided. Contact:  208.962.2054.  These lectures are supported by the Idaho Humanities Council.

October 5      Richard Storch:  “Photography of the Nez Perce and Plateau Indians”
October 12    Alex McGregor:  “Merchants, Mule Packers, A Rugged Path to Success:  The Mullan Road 1860-1883”
October 19    Jim and Jolly Akenson:  “7,003 Days”
October 26   OPEN HOUSE:  Tour the New Exhibit Featuring a Replica of Sister Alfreda’s Attic Museum