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Sportsmans' Days

September 11-12-13, 2015 - Save the Date

sponsored by the Naches Lions Club since 1949

Lions Club logo

Sportsmans' Days provides a great time of community fellowship and fun which draws in visitors to Naches from around Central Washington.

The event will be held in Downtown Naches at the Historic Depot Park.

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, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and much more. The event kicks off on Friday night at 5 pm when the midway opens.

2014 Parade Entry Form - PDF

2014 Booth Application Form - PDF

2014 Carnival Rides
Advanced Ticket Sales

$20.00 - advanced sales price
$25.00 - sales during event

Tickets are available for purchase now from Margaret's Deli in Naches.

The advanced ticket is redeemable at the carnival ticket booth during Sportsmans' Days where it will be exchanged for a One-Day wristband for the day you choose to ride.  No multiple day passes.

Questions? Contact Kit  930-1724

C&H Hardware
Sportsman's Days webpage scheduling sponsored by C&H Hardware

2014 Sportsmans' Days Information:

Some of the upcoming weekend's events:

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 509-653-2051 if you have any questions or need more information. The parade route is about ½ mile long. Assemble at 24 Shafer Ave, parade is running in reverse this year. 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 509-972-3885. Registration desk will be at 24 Shafer Ave. All entrees must be in place by 9:40am. FREE!

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 on Saturday, from 9 pm to 11 pm.  A current Sportsman’s Days button is required for admission. This dance is chaperoned. For more info check at the Lions' Bank on Saturday. Buy a button and dance!

KID'S BICYCLE RODEO - Kids, bring your decorated bicycle and join the Kid's Bicycle Rodeo at 11:00 on Saturday. 10 years and younger. Assemble in front of Naches Town Hall. Sponsored by Valley Cycling & Fitness. Free helmets to the 1st 20 registrants. FREE!

FISHING DERBY - The fishing derby, with live fish, will start at 1:30 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. Sponsored by Avail Home HealthBuy a button and sing!

Avail Home Health - Yakima

KIDS’ GAMES - Games for all youngsters and teenagers will take place Saturday afternoon across from the Historic Depot Park behind the Nazarene Church. Sponsored by the Nazarene Church.  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 show information. Sportsman’s Days will also feature BINGO, game booths, carnival rides, food and fun for all. New entertainment this year "The Dynamics singing jazz songs dating from the 40s to present and Jeff Baker-Acoustic and Electric". Free Entertainment on the Lions Stage sponsored by Avail Home Health. FREE!

BUTTON 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. Saturday’s cash prize is $500!

Spinner Wood Products
Thank you to H.R. Spinner Wood Products for sponsoring
the Nightly Cash Button Drawings.

Hourly button drawing for prizes:
Friday 6-9, Saturday noon to 9, Sunday 11-2

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.

CARNIVAL RIDES – As usual Sportsman’s Day’s Midway will feature the best carnival rides for children of all ages!

http://www.allanbrosfruit.com/

A big "Thank You" to to Allan Bros. Inc and Rowe Farms Family for their many years of sponsorship support for Naches Sportsman's Days!

Thank you to All Safe Electric and the Lyle Kohl family for your generous sponsorship support of the event!

 

For more information on the Sportsman's Days, please contact:

Lion John McGowan  - General Planning
      509-952-3250 Johnmcgowan1@clearwire.net
Lion Ron Freeze  -  General Planning 
     509-728-0410
Lion John Morrison - General Planning
     509-494-3550   morrisonjohn1980@gmail.com
Lion Rachel Toney  -  Booth/Vendor Registration
     509-945-8263
Lion Gail Welch  -  Stage/Entertainment Schedule
     509-901-8285   gcarlton.layman@nwinfo.net 
Randy Juette  -  Apple Bin Races
     509-961-2811   randy@rjtires.com
Lion Duane Lyons, Parade Chairman –
     509-972-3885  nu2naches@yahoo.com

 

 

Schedule of 2014 Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

5:00pm-10:00pm

Midway opens (Food, Rides, Bingo, Booths, Fun)BINGO for $ in the Nazarene Church across from the Depot

5:00pm Entertainment - Depot Stage

7:00pm

Jeff Baker: Acoustic & Electric - Lions Stage

9:00-11:00

Entertainment - Depot Stage

9:30pm

$150 BUTTON DRAWING! See Lion a member or Lion bank for buttons.

10:00pm Midway closed

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

6:00-10:00am

Applewood Park Boosters breakfast at midway/vendor area.

9:00am- 4:00pm

SHOW & SHINE SHOW. Open to all years car, motorcycles & bikes.
Sponsored by Naches Fire & Rescue, contact Marlene at 910-7053 for information.

10:00am

Kids parade in Naches (assemble behind Administration Office at 24 Shaver Ave.) Registration table will be in front of the Administration Building at 24 Shafer Ave. Parade is running in reverse this year!

10:10am

GRAND PARADE in Naches. Registration table will be in front of the Administration Building at 24 Shafer Ave.

11:00am

Naches Friends of the Library: Kids help build a earth oven

11:00am-noon Kid's Bicycle Rodeo. Kids bring their own bikes. 10 years and younger. Assemble in front of Naches Town Hall. Sponsor is Valley Cycling & Fitness. Free helmets to the 1st 20 registrants.

noon

MIDWAY OPENS (Booths, Food, Games, Bingo, Rides, Hourly drawings).

noon Kent School of Dance on Lions Stage
noon Apple Bin Races

12:00-7:00pm

SUNSHINE Lions Club Silent Auction

12:00-9:00pm

Community Flower Show in Depot. Call Charlotte at 653-2113 for information.
Bring your flowers and arrangements to Depot from 5 to 8 pm on 
Friday or 7 am. - 9 am. on Saturday. FREE

1:00-2:30pm

Clear Water Country Band on Lions Stage

1:00-3:00pm

Chase and friends - Local artist from Naches - Country, Rock and Roll cover music - Depot Stage

1:00-5:00pm Golf Cart Derby

1:00-5:00pm

History of Naches & Vintage Sportsman's Day Buttons Silent Auction in Art Deco Building

2:00- 3:00pm

Kids games on midway. Open to all ages. FREE

3:00-5:00pm

The Dynamics singing jazz songs dating from the 40s to present - Lions Stage.

5:00pm

Honky Tonk Piano with Jerry Hobbs on Lions Stage.

5:00pm

Entertainment - Depot Stage

6:00pm

Gary Malner with his award winning accordion on Lions Stage.

7:00pm 

LIP SYNC CONTEST. Register at Lions bank by 5 pm with music download or CD. $200 IN PRIZES. Free to watch but have Sportsman’s Days Button to participate

9:00pm-11:00pm Entertainment - Depot Stage
9:00pm-11:00pm The Blankers Band - 60s Rock & Roll - Lions Stage

9:00pm-11:00pm

TEEN SOCK HOP DANCE - Admission by 2014 Sportsman’s Days Button. Teens 7th to 12th grade only.

9:30pm

$500 BUTTON DRAWING

10:00pm Fireworks Show-following 9:30pm button drawing

11:00pm

Midway closes - Bingo open until 11:00pm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

7:00-11:00am

Applewood Park Booster breakfast on midway.

10:00am

Community church services on Lions Stage.

11:00am Splash & Dash 5K Fun Run - Naches Greenway

11:00am

Midway opens

Bingo in Church.

11:00-2:45pm

Flower Show in Depot

noon Kent School of Dance on Stage
1:00-2:30pm Clearwater Country Band on Lions Stage

1:30-2:30pm

TROUT FISHING DERBY--Live fish---kids bring you fishing pole
PRIZES; Ages 4-12 FREE with Button!
Across street from midway in canal.

2:45pm 

All community & organizations raffle ticket drawings on Lions Stage.

3:00pm 

$150 BUTTON DRAWING

3:15pm

Sportsman's Days is over.

Pictures of Sportsmans' Day events

parade crowd enjoying the show
parade crowd enjoying the show
Naches Artist Lyle Carter teaching kids to make pottery
Naches Artist Lyle Carter teaching kids to make pottery
One of Lyle's pottery students
One of Lyle's pottery students

 

Pictures of the 2004 Sportsmans' Day events

Apple Country Chef
Apple Country Chef
The Clay Man
The Clay Man
Soccer Baked Tater
Soccer Baked Tater
Royalty Del Rae Rachel
Royalty Support Rachel and Del Rae
Mayor Charles
14th District Rep Charles Ross
Gail Sour Krout
Gail Sour Krout

Naches Sportsmens Days
Pole Climber

 

 

 

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