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Calendar of Events – News/Recent Events
For More information on Events call the Mackay Chamber of Commerce at: 208-588-2694

April
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.

May
Mackay High School Rodeo – Third weekend in May. Part of the High School Rodeo circuit, this event is always exciting. Held at Mackay rodeo grounds, West end of Capitol Avenue. For more information contact 208-390-3023.

June
King Mountain Car & Tractor Show - June 24 & 25 2011
Tractors old and new. Cars old and new. Poker Run. Kids Entertainment. Craft Fair. Food Vendors. Music in the park & More! For more information call 208-477-6735. www.moorecommunityassociation.com

Moose on the Loose ” Golf Scramble – 1st Saturday in June. Sponsored by the North American Moose Foundation, the event is wild & crazy, like the critter it’s named after. Scramble is held at River Park Golf Course, West end of Capitol Avenue. For more information call 208-588-2939.

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 – 3rd weekend in June. Appropriately billed as "Idaho's Wildest Rodeo", you won't want to miss the excitement! The event kicks off at 12:00PM on Saturday with a parade through town, Rodeo starts at 2:00PM. This is an open rodeo. There will be both timed and stock events. Rodeo grounds are located on the west end of Capitol Avenue. For more information contact the Mackay Rodeo Association at 208-588-3027.

July
Kids S.N.A.F. Day Camp
- 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 – 4th of July. 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 go to www.abateofidaho.com or call 208-251-2409.

Sammy’s 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.

August
Custer County Fair – Generally the last few days of July and first few day of Aug. 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.

Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet, Lost River Valley Chapter – 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 at: 208-339-5278

White Knob Challenge Mountain Bike Race – 2nd 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 – – Held at 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 Valley.

September

Mackay Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble - Held at River Park Golf course, West end of Capitol Avenue. For more information call: 208-588-2671 or 208-588-2200.

Mackay Free Barbecue –20th of September, 3rd Saturday in September, 11:30. ”Tons of Meat! It’s Mackay’s 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.

Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering – 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. For more information call 208-588-3330.

October
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.

November
Christmas Bazaar
– The 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.

December
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 208-588-2939.

Mackay Christmas Festival – "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, Arts and Craft Booths, Main Street entertainment and Startlight Parade. Bring the family and enjoy the activities. For more information contact 208-588-2694