Small-town fun abounds

Find some big events in the county's small towns.

The tiny town of Buncom lost its post office back in 1917, but still has plenty of community spirit for what could be described as a ghost town.

The annual Buncom Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It includes a parade, probably around noon, that marches about 200 feet, then back again. The audience is encouraged to join in the procession.

Other festivities include a barbecue provided by the Applegate Lion's Club, face painting, a pollywog adoption, a musical jam session, various concessions and the World Famous Buncom Chicken Splat contest, where gamblers guess where a wandering chicken will take a potty break. The fun's all free.

Prospect fields a festival, too. The Mill Creek Memorial Veterans Festival kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with 5- and 10-mile Cougar runs, followed by an old-fashioned parade, replete with fire engines, hot rods, a local canine unit and trolley for veterans, at 10 a.m. After the parade, four-person teams will compete in the comical bed races, the Air National Honor Guard will hold a flag-retirement ceremony and there will be a moment of silence for a local veteran who recently died. Children's activities, crafts, a horseshoe tournament and live music by Smokey and Friends and Stereotyped will be held throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit local veterans. Call 541-560-3664 or see

Share This Story