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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 – 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
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