Fur Trade Days 2023

Join the City of Chadron and surrounding communities for the 47th annual Fur Trade Days celebration July 13-16, 2023! Fur Trade Days was named the Northern Panhandle's Best Community Festival two years in a row - 2014 and 2015.

The Fur Trade Days board decided to move the dates back one weekend to better accommodate the 4th of July, which falls on a Tuesday in 2023. As Fur Trade Days has grown to include popular Thursday events, such as Bands on Bordeaux, the carnival, and live music downtown, the Board voted to make Thursday the official kick-off for festivities. Fur Trade Days begins the second Thursday in July.

We can't wait, see you in Chadron!



Fur Trade Days is excited to partner with Mac’s Carnival again for 2023!


Fur Trade Days is excited to bring you great entertainment downtown on Friday and Saturday nights!


The Chadron Fur Trade Days Traders’ Market features merchants from around the area and across the country, and provides something for everyone. The 46th annual attraction is planned to remain at the crowd-favorite Dawes County Courthouse Lawn and boasts a slate of new merchants as well as familiar favorites!


The 46th Annual Lions Club Fur Trade Days Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 and proceeds down Main Street from Tenth to First streets. Candy and other goodies will be passed out along the parade route. Come early to claim a good seat and enjoy the excitement!


Family-friendly fun begins Friday at the Dawes County Court House Gazebo.


The Bordeaux Creek Fur Trade and Muzzleloading Association’s Rendezvous, located 3.5 miles east and 8 miles south of Chadron, is expected to open Thursday, July 7, for camp setup.