41st Annual – Heritage Days Celebration

Thursday, July 4, to Sunday, July 7, 2024

Heritage Days is an annual fun-filled weekend planned so family and friends can celebrate and commemorate Starbuck’s long and historic heritage. This year, there are over 35 different activities planned for your enjoyment.

For a printable schedule of activities, please click here.

We need your help!

If you would like to make a donation to this event, please click here.

If you would like to volunteer to help with any of the scheduled activities, please contact the chamber office at starbuckchamber@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 6th at 5:00pm – Grande Day Parade


Click poster to view or download

Miss Minnewaska Fun Run on Friday, July 5, 2024

RACE STARTS at 9:30 am
WHERE: Waters Edge Parking Lot (Start/Finish)
WHO: Children ages 14 and under are able to participate in a ½ mile or 1 mile race.

Fun Run Registration

5K Color Run on Saturday, July 6, 2024.

5K Color Run


54th Annual Starbuck Golf Tournament
Minnewaska Golf Club – Saturday, July 6, 2024 (Juniors is on Friday, July 5th)

Golf Tournament Info coming soon

Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, July 6, 2024,
from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Event Registration

2024 Heritage Days Grand Marshal

Mary Baukol

Chamber President Karen Tharaldson (left) presents Mary Baukol with her Grand Marshal certificate.

In 1968, a southwest wind blew a young woman into town to manage a 3.2 beer joint and that whirlwind is still spinning.  She has an innate knack for promotional advertising, a gift for business, the best price in town on a diamond, and an unstoppable way of drawing people into her visions and plans. She’s a diamond in the rough, swearing like a sailor one minute to pulling a $2 bill out of her wallet to give to a little tyke the next, she truly has a heart of gold. From owning or managing the Circle V, the Water’s Edge, the Nodland Café, the Lariat, she has the best stories about old-time Starbuck characters, and a nickname for them to boot. Sometimes the stories are told with an imitation of the character’s voice and mannerisms and every listener, whether they know who she’s talking about or not, is pulled into the story in a way that they feel they know the subject when the story is over. She’s not the only one with the stories, though. Plenty of people have stories about her! A few favorites are of her sneaking into the kitchen of restaurants to sample the food, of her dancing the birdie with her famous whistle and purple jersey on the softball field or sucking friends into a scheme to dress like the mafia or in camo to make a boisterous appearance at a basketball game. The best supporter of all things Starbuck, she can be seen around town daily, old-time country music blaring from the radio of her vehicle or jumping out to run into a store. She has been a director of the Chamber of Commerce, currently sits on the Starbuck city council, and has managed the Starbuck VFW club for the last 9 + years. I am pleased and honored to announce the Chamber of Commerce has chosen Mary Baukol to represent Starbuck as the 2024 Heritage Days Grand Marshal.