Ever wonder why these people make such a long trek down a dusty road to spend a few days in the desert? It's because there's a lot to do. If you don't make the journey, these are the events you're missing out on:
You can find all the early birds setting up camp on Thursday night in preparation for the weekend festivities. Sometimes it's a movie night at the slab, other times it's a night of Reminiscing with relatives.
- 8:00 p.m.
We begin each year by honoring our country, posting the colors and giving a warm welcome to relatives and visitors who've made the trip. For more information about how the family is organized HERE
We kick off the weekend with a roping contest starting with the children and ending with the adults. This is where they show off their roping skills that they have used throughout the year, or 2 minutes before the contest.
For boys and girls ages 11 and younger. This gets them experienced for when they are old enough to participate in the Skeet Shoot!
If you like pitching "shoes" then come sign up. You don't have to know what you're doing....we have experts that are there to teach you how it's done.
You might even walk away with the coveted "Golden Shoes".
Come share your talents with the family. But if you are going to perform make sure you can say your geneology...."my name is"...and "I'm a daughter of"....."who is the daughter of".....
Go to the Talent Show Page to get your name on the program.
This continues to be the favorite activity for the kids & teens. It's held after the family talent show, and brings the crowd! It's even a good time for those watching in the stands.
Opening Ceremonies &
Flag Raising - 8:30 a.m.
Roping - 9:00 a.m.
B.B. Gun Shoot
- 12:00 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m.
Instruction - 7:30 p.m.
Line Dancing - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for our Annual 5K race Saturday morning! This is for all you long distance runners that need a warm up before the Family Races begin!
Annual 5K Race
- 6:30 a.m.
Be prepared to lose by a 75 year old man on a four-wheeler...
From the infants to the pregnant ladies, everyone participates in the races. Not even pot-holes, & stickers will hold a Bundy back from running barefoot in the dirt to defend their title! After all, they get bragging rights for a whole year!
Races - 8:30 a.m.
The family beef recipe handed down for generations makes this the family feast of the year. It's slow-cooked in a pit for 12 hours wrapped in burlap. It's no wonder there's a fight to get the last juicy piece. For more details about who is bringing what, see the INVITATION.
This is truly a unique part of the Reunion. Take your gun safety seriously and then talk your mom and dad into buying you some shells. Ready......., Aim.....,Pull!
Skeet Shoot -1:00 p.m.
This is a fun game that tests how much you really know about your cousins! Prizes usually include Reunion T-shirts and Homemade ice cream. Win-Win!
This is how we raise the funds to finance this great Reunion. One of the favorite items is Garth's Homemade Rootbeer, handmade quilts, Terrell's Homemade ice-cream, yum! You may even see a belt, or two go for $1,500+.
Auction - 3:00 p.m.
The Reid Family Band has played at the Bundy Reunion for a very long time. Glenda and Don will be rocking in their chairs playing the guitars for a long time to come we hope. What a gift to the family! This is where Dads dance with daughters, Moms dance with sons, and cousins dance with cousins. This is where a Bundy learns how to kick up their heels.
Dance - 7:00 p.m.
Awards - 8:00 p.m.
Each year the family discusses the family history work that has been completed, along with interesting information about our family line.
Our ancestors left their home in Illinois because they met two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and felt a desire to incorporate the gospel more into their lives by heading west. Testimony meeting is a time for all of their descendants to share how their lives have also been shaped by the gospel and for many to report their own missionary service.
To know more about the Church of jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, click HERE.
Retiring the colors and closing the activities for another year. This includes a prayer to our Heavenly Father for the safety of everyone who travels on dirty, dusty roads back home.
There is nothing quite like a watermelon bust at the Bundy Reunion. We consume a whole pick-up load of melons on a hot afternoon after a feast of the "Spirit." Please help us maintain the special spirit by not provoking your cousins by spitting seeds in their faces.