Calendar listings for the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association Old Miners Days – Big Bear Lake, CA

 

Information for the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association Commemorative Button

Who:          The Big Bear Old Miners Association

What:        The 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Days Official Commemorative Button

When:        Ongoing

Where:      Various locations around Big Bear Lake including Millener Productions at

40716 Village Dr Unit B, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost:          $5

Contact:     Richard Millener, association president, (909) 553-2220 or rmillener@hotmail.com

Website:    www.OldMiners.org

The Big Bear Old Miners Association now has its 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Days official commemorative button on sale. The theme for the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Days official commemorative button is “Celebrating the Women of the Gold Rush.” To purchase a 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Days official commemorative button, please contact Richad Millener, association president, at (909) 553-2220 or email him at rmillener@hotmail.com

The sale of the very popular commemorative buttons at just $5 each helps to underwrite events produced by the Association during their annual festival which is designed to attract visitors to the Big Bear Valley through the creation of a number of enjoyable, family-oriented events during the months of July and August.


Information for the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association Miss Clementine Pageant

Who:          The Big Bear Old Miners Association

What:        The 2017 Miss Clementine Pageant

When:        6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Where:      The Masonic Lodge, 385 Summit Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost:          Free to attend.

Contact:     John Villani, (909) 362-4246

Website:    www.OldMiners.org

For some seven decades the rich gold mining history of the Big Bear area has been celebrated by the Big Bear Old Miners Association. Along with other events that commemorate those long ago days, the preeminent moment of the once-a-year festivity, “Old Miners Days,” is the Miss Clementine Pageant and that ultimate instant when a “Miss Clementine” is crowned.

For 2017, the Miss Clementine Pageant will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13. The friendly rivalry will take place inside the Masonic Lodge at 385 Summit Boulevard, between the Sheriff’s Station and the hospital. For information, visit www.OldMiners.org

Emily Isom, 2016 Big Bear Old Miners Association Miss Clementine, with Henry Moreno, association vice president, (Henry is on the left.)

Emily Isom, 2016 Big Bear Old Miners Association Miss Clementine, with Henry Moreno, association vice president, (Henry is on the left.)


Information for the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association International Chili Society sanctioned Chili Cook Off

Who:          The Big Bear Old Miners Association

What:        2017 Big Bear Old Miners International Chili Society sanctioned Chili Cook Off

When:        10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Where:      The Bartlett Lot Events Center, Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Cost:          Free to attend; for the chili enthusiast there’s a $5 tasting kit fee.

Contact:     Henry Moreno, chili committee chair, (760) 490-9264 or dizzyjbear@gmail.com

Website:    www.OldMiners.org  or www.BigBearChiliCookoff.com

Chili time for the 217 Big Bear Old Miners Day Chili Cook Off starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. on Sat., July 15, 2017 in the Bartlett Street Parking Lot in the heart of the Big Bear Lake Village. The world-class Big Bear Old Miners Chili Cook Off contestants prepare red chili; chili verde and homemade salsa for judging.

The annual Chili Cook Off is free to attend; however, for the chili enthusiast there’s a $5 tasting kit fee so you can indulge in the great bowls of fire. With band listening, beer drinking and chili tasting in high gear by midday, the annual outhouse races begin at 1 p.m.

For more information on the chili cook off, call Henry Moreno, chair, at (760) 490-9264, or email dizzyjbear@gmail.com. Information Web sites are www.OldMiners.org or www.BigBearChiliCookOff.com. You can also find information on Facebook by searching Big Bear Old Miners.


Information for the 2017 History Alive…Chautauqua program presented by The Friends of the Big Bear Library as part of the 2017 Old Miners Days celebration in Big Bear Lake

Who:          The Friends of the Big Bear Lake Library

What:        2017 History Alive…Chautauqua program

When:        2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Where:      Summit Christian Fellowship Church, 41965 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake.

Cost:          Free to attend. Reservations are suggested.

Contact:     For more information, please call the library at (909) 866-5571.

Website:    www.OldMiners.org

Eliza Tibbets, a founder of the city of Riverside and a pioneer of California’s citrus industry, is the historical character to be portrayed by Sandra Petterson during the 2017 History Alive…Chautauqua program presented by The Friends of the Big Bear Library as part of the 2017 Old Miners Days celebration in Big Bear Lake. As a leader bringing the citrus industry to Redlands, she successfully cultivated the area’s first two Washington naval orange trees. Eliza Tibbets was also a spiritualist and frequently hosted séances.

The History Alive…Chautauqua program will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, at Summit Christian Fellowship Church, 41965 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake, (across the street from the library.) A reception will immediately follow at the library at 41930 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake.
This History Alive…Chautauqua event presented by The Friends of the Big Bear Library is open to the general public at no charge. Reservations are not required; however, seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. For more information, please call the library at (909) 866-5571.

Eliza Tibbets, a founder of the city of Riverside and a pioneer of California’s citrus industry, is the historical character to be portrayed by Sandra Petterson during the 2017 History Alive…Chautauqua program presented by The Friends of the Big Bear Library as part of the 2017 Old Miners Days celebration in Big Bear Lake.

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