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51st Anniverary of Bush Whacker Days, Nevada, MOThere is a lot to see and do at Bushwhacker Days in Nevada!
Join us as we celebrate 51 years of history, family fun and great entertainment
June 10th - 13th, 2015


Enjoy all your Bushwhacker Days favorites:
Street Carnival, Baby Contest, Toddler Swimsuit Show, Pet show, Parade, Royalty Pageant, Quilt Show, Car and Truck Show, Gospel Music Night, local Legends, and
great music and entertainment throughout the day and night.

Please click here to see a list of our Sponsors who make Bushwhacker Days possible
Wednesday Night Events Thursday Night Events
  • 7:00 PM - Gospel Night – “David Phelps” from Nashville, TN. - Coordinated by Cheryl Rogers and Mark & Laura Mitchell
  • 7:05 pm - Lip Sync Contest
  • 8:30 pm - Local Legends Night – Main Stage
Friday Events Saturday Events
  • 2:00 pm - Bushwhacker Days Quilt Guild Show - Community Center 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
  • 5:00 pm - Street Fair Vendors and Crafters - Set up on the Nevada Square
  • 6:00 pm - Pride Amusements Carnival - Armband Night - Armbands $20
  • 6:30 pm - Missouri’s Fallen Heroes Display – Bottom Floor of Courthouse – Honor Guard by Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 7:00 pm - National Anthem - Performed by Doug Harper
  • 7:05 pm - Circle S Opry Band - Opening Act – Main Stage
  • 8:30 pm - Carl Acuff Jr. & Jeannie Kendall – Main Act – Main Stage
  • 8:00 am - Wind Riders Bushwhacker Motorcycle Show - Located on Walnut between Cedar and Washington and the adjacent parking lot
  • 9:00 am - Bushwhacker Baby Contest - $5 Entry fee - Ages 0-24 month
  • 9:00 am - Bushwhacker Quilt Guild Show - Community Center, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • 9:00 am - Antique Tractor Show - Cherry St. between Cedar & Washington
  • 9:00 am - Volunteer Firefighters Water Games - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • 9:00 am - Bushwhacker Museum & Jail - Open for Tours – Free Admission (One Day Only)
  • 9:00 am - “The Balladeer of Bates County” - Hank Roberts - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 9:00 am - Missouri’s Fallen Heroes Display – Bottom Floor of Courthouse – Honor Guard by Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 9:30 am - “The Monster Oak” – a Tale of Horror by Pablo Baum - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 10:00 am - Garden Walk – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm - $8.00 – Tickets at Cottey College Hoop House
  • 10:00 am - Car & Truck Show – On the North & East sides of Square
  • 10:00 am - MoChip Child ID – Osage Masonic Lodge – Free of Charge – 10:00 am -3:00 pm
  • 10:00 am - Civil War Battle – Elliot’s Scouts Re-enactors - NE Courtyard
  • 10:30 am - Toddler Swimsuit Show - $5 Entry fee - Ages 2-5 yrs
  • 10:30 am - “The Balladeer of Bates County” - Hank Roberts - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 11:00 am - “The Unquiet Death of Mary Surratt” – Dianne Moran – Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 12:00 pm - Border Creek Raiders Wild West Shoot Out - Northeast Corner of courtyard
  • 12:30 pm - Songs of the Civil War- Joe Willis - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 1:00 pm - “True Tall Tales & Other Lies” – Jim Two Crows Wallen – NW Courtyard
  • 1:30 pm - “Fury on the Santa Fe Trail – by Pablo Baum - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 2:00 pm - Border Creek Raiders Wild West Shoot Out - Northeast Corner of courtyard
  • 2:00 pm - “The Unquiet Death of Mary Surratt” – Dianne Moran – *** Bushwhacker Museum***
  • 2:30 pm - “Tipi Days” – Native American Heritage Tribute – Jim Two Crows Wallen - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 3:00 pm - Civil War Battle – Elliott’s Scouts Re-enactors - NE Courtyard
  • 3:30 pm - Songs of the Civil War - Joe Willis - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 4:00 pm - “Dare Devils of the Desert” The Buffalo Soldiers - Pablo Baum - Living History Stage - NW Courtyard
  • 4:30 pm - Border Creek Raiders Wild West Shoot Out - Northeast Corner of courtyard
  • 6:00 pm - Pride Amusements Carnival - Armband Night - Armbands $20
  • 6:00 pm - National Anthem - Performed by Aubrey Barker
  • 6:05 pm - 51st Annual Bushwhacker Parade - “Salute Our Heroes”
  • 7:00 pm - It’s Showtime in Nevada!
  • 7:15 pm - Random Strangers- Opening Act – Main Stage
  • 8:30 pm - “Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers” – Main Stage

Brought to you by the 2015 Bushwhacker Days Committee and  Co-Chairs Frank and Pat Arnold