Naches Sportsman Days!
Don't miss the Naches Sportsman Days September 13th, 14th and 15th in beautiful Naches, WA!
*New Location* The event will be held in Downtown Naches in 2013.
Sportsman’s Days is one of the longest running community day events in the Yakima Valley. The event features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, flea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more. The event kicks off on Friday night at 5 pm when the midway opens.
Some of the weekend's events:
CHAINSAW CARVER – While the sand carving may come back in a future Sportsmans’ days, this year we will be featuring a wood carver… with a chainsaw.
KID’S PARADE - The Kids’ Parade leads off our Grand Parade starting at about 9:45 am. on Saturday. Rewards and ride tickets will be available for all kids in the Kids’ Parade. Prior registration is not required. Call 509-731-3395 if you have any questions or need more information. The parade route is about ½ mile long. FREE!
GRAND PARADE - The Grand Parade, featuring community floats, cars, trucks, horses, bands and drill teams starts at 10:10 am. on Saturday, following the Kids’ Parade. Only community floats will be judged this year. All other entrees will be welcomed but not included in the judging. Entrees are encouraged to register early by filling out the on-line form, sending it in, or calling 509-731-3395. All entrees must be in place by 9:40am Sat. FREE!
2013 Parade Entry Form - PDF
APPLE BIN RACES - Yes, you too can make or borrow a bin and earn your place in history as a Naches Apple Bin Racer! High Noon on Second Street in Naches on Saturday!
TEEN DANCE - The Teen Sock Hop for seventh to 12th grade students will be held in the Middle School Gym on Saturday, from 9 pm to 11 pm. A current Sportsman’s Days button is required for admission. Call 509-910-6418 for more information. This dance is chaperoned. Buy a button and dance!
FISHING DERBY - The fishing derby, with live fish, will start at 1 pm on Sunday for all fishermen between the ages of 4-12 years old. It will be on the ditchbank just down from the Gazebo in town. Bring your own bait and pole. Prizes will be awarded. Call 966-4945 for more information. Buy a button and fish!
LIP SYNC CONTEST - The Lip Sync contest takes place on the midway stage at 7:00 pm on Saturday. Money prizes will be awarded to winners in each division. The contest is open to everyone who registers by 5 pm on Saturday at the Lions Bank near the stage. Buy a button and sing!
KIDS’ GAMES - Games for all youngsters and teenagers will take place at the booth and stage area on Saturday at 1 pm FREE!
FREE ENTERTAINMENT - There will be free entertainment on the stage all weekend. There will also be a free flower show and a free quilt show. These shows are open to anybody who wishes to enter. Call 653-2113 for flower or quilt show information. Sportsman’s Days will also feature BINGO, game booths, carnival rides, food and fun for all. FREE!
DRAWINGS - There will be lucky number Sportsman’s Days button drawings throughout the three days for cash and other prizes. The Sportsman’s Days buttons may be purchased at local businesses, from Lions Club members or at the Sportsman’s Days event. Drawings will be hourly with numbers posted at the Lions Bank. Large cash prizes and all unclaimed hourly drawing prizes will be drawn near closing Saturday and Sunday night. The Saturday’s cash prize is $300!
KIDS POTTERY MAKING – As a yearly tradition local Naches Artist Lyle Carter will once again be on the midway from noon to 6 pm on Saturday to teach kids how to make clay pottery. These are hands on lessons for kids. FREE!
‘SHOW & SHINE’ CAR SHOW – Open to all years car, motorcycles & bikes. Sponsored by Naches Fire & Rescue, contact Marlene at 910-7053 for information. For more info
CARNIVAL RIDES – As usual Sportsman’s Day’s Midway will feature the best carnival rides for children of all ages!