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April Trap Shoot April 16 Fishing Season Opens
May Trap Shoot
May 14 Mono
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June Gun Rights Dinner June 3 Free Trap Shoot June 4
Friends of Bodie
Dave Stamey Concert June 10 Bodie Photo Day June 17 Bodie Ghost Walk June 24 Bridgeport Trout
July Old Fashioned
July 1 - July 4
Rodeo - July 2 and 3
Main Street Parade
Arts & Crafts
Grease Pole Climb
Fireworks Horseshoe Tournament BBQ
4th of July,
5K Run/3K Walk
July 4 (more)
Bridgeport Founder’s Day 2017
Bridgeport, California invites you to their 16th annual Founder’s Day Celebration this September 1st – 4th. Put on by Area Businesses, the Mono County Historical Society, the Mono County Economic Development, Tourism and Film Commission, and the Fishin’ Mission Foundation, visitors will get a feeling of the old days while living it up in Bridgeport’s notable hospitality! Check out the 2017 Poster!
Spectating is FREE for the following events!
Opening the festivities on Friday the 1st, folks will enjoy the craggy Sawtooth Ridge view while cheering on all manner of the popular Ranch Roping Competition at the Centennial Arena sponsored by Centennial Livestock, west end of town through Sunday.
Friday evening, Bridgeport comes alive for the Main Street “Walk-A-Bout.” This is a delightful Bridgeport Elementary School affair in which local businesses, restaurants, and shops offer food and drinks as visitors try their luck in raffles and more.
Exclusively on Saturday the 2nd, the vintage Quilt Show will fill the Memorial Hall, proudly displaying a great many exquisite quilts, some aged over 100 years. Enter the raffle to win the “Split Decision” quilt, uniquely made for the 2017 Founder’s Day Celebration.
"Stampede" with the best Saturday morning in a 15k or 10k Adult Run, setting off from the Courthouse. Kids Dashes and the 5k Fun Run or 5k Walk will get everyone going at no charge! Fill Out the Stampede Form
Arts & Crafts booths Vendor Form Link set up under the shady trees on the Courthouse lawn Saturday and Sunday while Live Music and Local Speakers (including Terri Geissinger, Bodie Historian) entertain from the stage and local library. Kids’ free pastimes amuse with activities such as Mini-golf lanes, a Corn Cob toss, Roping practice, Cut-out Photo boards, and HANK, our very own prospector mascot! New attractions to be announced!
Don’t miss the Open House at the Fire Station with Smokey Bear! Catch the old-fashioned Wagon Rides to get around town Sat/Sun!
Tour our Victorian architecture and hear inside stories as part of the guided walking tour Sat/Sun at Noon -begin at the 1880 Mono County Courthouse. See gorgeous woodwork inside then explore the 1883 Bridgeport Jail, Community Church, and the original School House of 1880 –present-day Mono County Museum, plus More!
Bridgeport’s World-Renowned Theater Cast is back this year to portray a group of resident eccentrics and the search for lost treasure in “The Boardinghouse.” This free performance always packs the theater at the Memorial Hall, Saturday afternoon.
Western Night hosted by the Fishin’ Mission Foundation tops off Saturday with great BBQ from Cowboy Flavor and live music by the country band, Locked and Loaded. Held at the Bridgeport Barns & Terrace, a raffle and Grand Prize combine with dinner proceeds to directly support local community needs and education. Tickets sell quickly at Ken’s Sporting Goods and www.fishin-mission-foundation.org
MASQUERADE with us Sunday night the 3rd at our much anticipated 16th Annual Founder’s Day Dinner Masquerade. The “Masquerade and Fancy Dress Ball” that initiated Bryant’s New Hall as the place to be in 1884 Bridgeport is the inspiration for this fun night that begins with a flavorful dinner by Jose’s and Alicia’s Mexican Food followed by a historical presentation (TBA.) Then winners of fine prizes, prime artistry, and legendary baked goods will delight in our grand raffles and auctions! Guests may arrive in a mask of their own creation for a chance to win the “Best Mask Grand Prize” or wear one provided. Proceeds help fund future Founder’s Day festivities, benefiting Bridgeport in general. Tickets sold at the door, Memorial Hall 5pm.
Volunteer for the East Walker River Cleanup effort Monday morning -hosted by Fishin’ Mission Foundation, Ken’s Sporting Goods and Walker River Outfitters. Helpers will be treated to a Bridgeport Park BBQ afterwards, closing the weekend’s merriment.
Follow and Help Promote Bridgeport Founder’s Day on Facebook!
Bring your fishing gear- FREE Mono County fishing day September 2nd!!
Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Jenkins, Email Sarah, 760-616-1765