Chicken & Bread Days
Thursday, Oct 4th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
It is time for the 24th Annual Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival in our ever-popular downtown area. We are very excited to welcome hundreds of visitors into our city and local businesses. This tradition brings back the history of our community and continues to thrive downtown each and every year.
The Bowie Community Development Chicken and Bread Festival Committee welcomes and encourages all guests and vendors to this day-long family-friendly event which has everything from fiddler’s contest, Piston Heads Car Show, Quilt and Art Shows, to kid’s coop activities like the egg toss to live music and much more!
Chamber After Hours & Ribbon Cutting!
Join us as we cut the ribbon for new member, Dominion Boxing. Then stick around for Chamber After Hours and get to know some of your chamber members.
With boxing lessons for all ages and various other fitness programs, we are excited to welcome them. Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, October 17th 5:00 PM
THE BOWIE KNIFE OFFICIAL UNVEILING
The World’s Largest Bowie Knife
The Bowie Knife is done! We believe we have built the world’s largest Bowie Knife, but we will leave it up to them to be the judge.
If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your name in the world’s most famous record book, this is your chance to do the next best thing!! It’s not too late to have your name or memorial chiseled in granite. We still have tiles in all sizes available… prices for tiles range from $200.00 to $500.00. Want to make a larger contribution? We still have a limited number of benches available for $5,000.00.
The idea of the ‘Bowie Knife Monument’ was pitched to the Bowie Chamber of Commerce by the late Bob Hadley, local rancher and bronze sculptor. Board members Bryan Brown and Van Baize are the Bowie Knife Project Committee Chairmen. “This is an exciting addition to our city. We look forward to the completion of the 3-dimensional replica of the Bowie Knife”, says Baize.
BOWIE… OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR
In 1998, the residents of Bowie approved a one-half of one percent sales tax dedicated to promoting economic development in the City of Bowie. These funds must be expended in accordance with State Law to facilitate eligible projects. The responsibility of the Bowie Economic Development Corporation is to reinvest the funds in Bowie, to expand the city property tax base and create quality (primary) job opportunities.
Interested companies are required to complete an incentive proposal which requires a business plan and/or model, financial statements for three-years and a third-party economic impact study to determine the projected economic impact the business will have on the City of Bowie.