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Ready for lunch? Kamiah to host Barbecue Days this weekend

82nd annual event

Participants in the 2017 Kamiah Barbecue Days parade.

Photo by Lorie Palmer
Participants in the 2017 Kamiah Barbecue Days parade.

— The 82nd annual Kamiah Barbecue Days are set to take place this weekend. Not sure if there’s such a thing as a free lunch anymore? Take in the free barbecue Saturday night downtown.

The weekend’s events start with a free High Tea at Higher Grounds, 308 Hill Street. The event takes place on the deck and will be catered by Out Law Sweets at 3 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31, everyone in town is encouraged to wear Kub colors. The Kamiah Valley Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (518 Main Street) and the art show is set for the same time, at Central Idaho Agency, 5th and Main streets and continues through Saturday. Kamiah Library will offer activities during the day and the spaghetti feed at the senior center starts at 4 p.m. The beer garden on 5th and Idaho streets opens at 5 p.m. and will again open at noon Saturday. Watch the Kamiah Kubs take on Lewis County on the football field at 7 p.m., followed by a street dance downtown at 9 p.m.

Saturday’s Chuck Wagon breakfast at the CVRA Rodeo Grounds will run from 7 to 10 a.m. The fun run is set for 8 a.m. followed by the all-school reunion from 9 to 10:45 a.m. The annual quilt show at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church basement will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

The Main Street parade – led by grand marshals Bill and Sherre Purdy — is set for 11 a.m., as is the “Super Hero” kiddies parade. Following this, Youthzone activities will be available at the Wa’A’Yas field and will run through 8 p.m.

3-on-3 basketball is also set. The Clearwater Classics Car Show will be held on 5th Street from noon to 4 p.m. The chamber’s annual auction is set for 2 p.m. and the free barbecue dinner will be served on Idaho Street from 5 to 7 p.m. A street dance with The Kingpins will round out the day’s activities from 8 p.m. to midnight.


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