Before its submersion, American Island was situated between Chamberlain and Oacoma. The island — about 2 miles long and a half-mile wide — was known for its cedar groves, cottonwoods, wild berries and birds. Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery were in the area when Clark wrote in his journal on September 16, 1804 that, “Capt Lewis went on an Island above our Camp, this Island is abt. one mile long, with a Great purpotion ceder timber near the middle of it.” According to local histories, fur traders who built a post here in 1811 called it “Little Cedar.” 

Chamberlain celebrates the memory of American Island annually with a festival and campout called American Island Days

 

Fun filled family weekend with crafts, water sports, children’s activities, entertainment, car show, etc.

                                             2024 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY – MAY 31st

          

12:00 pm *BIG RIVER RODEO *

@Rodeo grounds


-Ranch RODEO, BULL riding, BRONCO riding, WOMEN’S steer stopping events, and KID’S CANDY SCRAMBLE

-CONCERT (Tristen Schofield)to follow


11:00 am – 6pm Ken’s Airboat Rides


3:00 pm – 8pm Bum’s Bike & Brew Tours





SATURDAY – JUNE 1st


*8am-8:45am* Sunrise Yoga🧘‍♀️

      (AmericanCreekPier)


*9:30am-10:30am* Paddle board Yoga(American Creek beach)


*9 am-Noon*

 GFP shore fishing and archery🎣 


*10 am-12 pm*

Pitch Tournament


*10 am-1 pm*

TRACTOR PULL 🚜


*10 am-6 pm

Inflatables


*10 am-6 pm

Food&Craft vendors🌭🍔🥤🌮🍗🍧


*10 am-6 pm

AMERICAN ISLAND DAY’S Historical Booth/Video 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


*10 am-4 pm*

 Choo Choo Rides


*10 am-6 pm

DJ MUSIC🎶🎵


*10 am- 1 pm*

BLOODY MARY BAR🍹🍻


*10:30 am

MODERN WOODMEN hometown heroes 


11:00 am – 6pm 

Ken’s Airboat Rides


11 am – 8pm Bum’s Bike & Brew Tours


*11 am-3 pm

Hair Expressions Face Painting👩‍🎨🎨


*11am-Noon

STARR CHIEF EAGLE

 HOOP DANCERS PERFORMANCE


*NOON-2 pm

BINGO


*Noon-3 pm*

Mighty MO Car Show🏎🚘🚗


*NOON-2 pm*

FIRST NATIONAL BANK/MODERN WOODMAN 

AG OLYMPICS 


*Noon-6 pm*

Beer Garden 🍻🍺


*1 pm-2 pm

STARR CHIEF EAGLE

HOOP DANCERS PERFORMANCE


*1 pm-6 pm* Bags fly at 1pm

CORNHOLE  TOURNAMENT 


*2 pm-3 pm

Buche Watermelon Eating Contest 🍉🍉🍉


*3 pm-4 pm*

SUPERHERO TURTLE 

RACES 🐢🐢🐢


*4 pm-5 pm*

 McDonald/Brennan Family Chicken Races 🐓🐓🐓

*6 pm-9* pm POKER RUN⛵️🛥⛵️🚤


-SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!-


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