If your idea of a good time is food, fun, pancakes and prizes, then Epping is the place to be this weekend for the annual Buffalo Trails Day.

The fun kicks off on Friday, July 12 with the one year anniversary celebration for the Eagles Nest from 8 p.m. to midnight. The band Valley Cash will be performing, with concessions available from Dance Expressions and the Epping City Cafe.

Put on your dancing shoes for the Epping Fireman’s Dance on Saturday, July 13 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Boogie the night away to local band Balderdash at the City Pavilion on Main Street. The City of Epping is sponsoring a display at dark from TNT Fireworks, and kids can enjoy train rides from Dark Acres. Tickets for the dance are available from Epping Fireman Volunteers.

The main event is Sunday, July 14 with Buffalo Trails Day, starting off with the pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., with all proceeds from the breakfast benefiting the Buffalo Trails Museum. The silent auction begins at 8 a.m., with with vendors selling an assortment of goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jump N Fun inflatables will be set up in the Epping Lutheran Church parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the kids to enjoy.

Don’t miss the parade at noon, with Grand Marshall in memory of Paul Sagasar. At 1 p.m., the Paul Sagasar Memorial Car Show begins, running until 3 p.m. The Crestwood Ice Cream Social also begins at 1 p.m., as does the live auction, which runs until 2 p.m. Bid on donated items such as quilts, cow hide and North Dakota metal art. Proceeds from the auction will assist in the maintenance of the Museum.

Summit Midstream will be providing water all day, making sure visitors stay hydrated as they enjoy the event. Dance Expressions and the Epping City Cafe will once again have food available, and Jer Bears Sno Shack will be on hand to help keep everyone chill.

For more information on the Buffalo Trails Museum, visit facebook.com/Buffalotrailsmuseum

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