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Sportsmans' Days

September 6-7, 2019



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Sponsored by the Naches Lions Club since 1949

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

2019 Parade Grand Marshal: TBA

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.

2019 Forms:

Vendor Booth Application

Parade Entry Form - or complete online

Lip Sync Contest Application


2018 Sportsmans' Days Information

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 509-509 901 8285 if you have any questions or need more information. The parade route is about ½ mile long. Assemble at Intermediate School on Shafer Ave. 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. 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! Pictures of the 2016 Parade

FISHING DERBY - The fishing derby, with live fish, will be from 3:00 pm - 4:30pm on Saturday for all fishermen between the ages of 4-12 years old. It will be on the ditch bank just down from the Gazebo in town.  Bring your own bait and pole. Prizes will be awarded. Call 509 972 8640 for more information. Buy a button and fish!

LIP SYNC CONTEST - The Lip Sync contest takes place on the midway stage from 5:00-7:00pm on Saturday. Three age groups: 8 & under, 9-12, 13 & up.

Money prizes will be awarded to winners in each division. The contest is open to everyone who registers by Saturday, September 8th by 3:30pm at the Lions Bank near the stage. Buy a button and sing!

KIDS’ GAMES - Games for all youngsters and teenagers will take place Saturday 11:30am-4:00pm 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. 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. FREE!

BUTTON DRAWINGS - There will be lucky number Sportsman’s Days button drawings throughout the two days for cash and other prizes. The Sportsman’s Days buttons may be purchased at local businesses, from Naches 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 night. Saturday’s cash prize is $500!

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

Fire 'Em Up 'SHOW & SHINE’ CAR SHOW – Open to all years car, motorcycles and bikes. Sponsored by Naches Fire & Rescue, contact Jared Sutton at (509) 656-4680 for information.

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

FLOWER SHOW - Community Flower Show - Naches Historical Train Depot, Naches. "2nd Time Around". Open the the public Friday, September 8 from 5-9:00pm and Saturday, September 9, from 11:00-9:00pm. Anyone can enter. Organized by the Mt. Cleman Garden Club. Poster

YOUTH DESIGN WORKSHOP - Age 5-18 years, Thursday, Sept. 6th 5:00-7:00pm at the Train Depot. Poster

MANIC THUNDER IMPROV - For nearly a decade these Yakima Natives have been bringing the funny with their quick wits and high-energy hijinks. An improve comedy group, Manic Thunders’ act is simple but effective; they produce instant comedic bits based on suggestions from the audience-nothing prepared, everything improvised. Starring two of our own; Tim Hubert & Rob Messer! FREE: Saturday 7pm-9pm on the Lion’s Stage - Flyer

Dance in the Grass with KROME!
FREE Friday night from 6:30-9:30

Contact Us

For more information on Sportsman's Days events, please contact the Naches Lions Club organizers:

Lion Ron Freeze  -  General Planning 
Lion John Morrison - General Planning
     509-494-3550   morrisonjohn1980@gmail.com
Lion Gail Welch  -  General Planning & Stage/Entertainment Schedule
     509-901-8285   gcarlton.layman@nwinfo.net 
Lion Duane Lyons, Parade Chairman
     509-972-3885  nu2naches@yahoo.com


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

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

Rowe Farms Family
Thank you to Rowe Farms Family for the sponsorship of the entertainment, lip sync, and sound.

Thank you to the following companies for their generous support of the 2018 Sportsmans Days:
Concord Construction
R.S. Cameron Consulting
VK Powell Construction
Doubl-Kold Industrial Refrigeration
Double J Electrical Service

The Lion's Club would also like to thank all the Naches merchants for their continued support.

Schedule of 2018 Events


5:00-7:00pm Youth Design Workshop, creative design entry: Kick the Can at the historic Naches Depot, sponsored by Mt. Cleman Garden Club
5:00-7:00pm Entries accepted for Flower Show


8:00-10:00am Entries accepted for the Community Flower Show “2nd Time Around”
Naches Depot, sponsored by Mt. Cleman Garden Club
5:00-9:00pm Flower Show open to public
5:00-10:00pm Youth Archery Shoot with prizes by Mt. Clemans Archers
5:00-10:00pm Bingo for $ at the East Picnic Shelter by the Depot. Bingo is sponsored by the Naches Valley High School Cheer Squad.
5:00-10:00pm Midway opens (Food, Rides, Booths, Fun)
6:00pm Sportsman’s Days hourly button drawing for prizes begins.
6:30-9:30pm Dance in the Grass with KROME

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

10:00pm Midway closed


6:00 - 10:30am Pancakes and Ham Breakfast at Applewood Park Boosters Booth.
7:00am- 3:00pm Fire 'Em Up SHOW & SHINE CAR 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 at Intermediate School on Shafer Ave.)
10:10am GRAND PARADE in Naches. Registration table will be in front of the Administration Building at 24 Shafer Ave. Grand Marshal is the Mt. Naches Womens Club
Directly after the parade The Naches Valley High School Band and Choir will perform at the Lion's Stage!
11:00-9:00pm “2nd Time Around” Flower Show hosted by Mt. Clemans Garden Club in the Naches Depot. For detailed information call Leanne Jewitt at 509 658 2536
11:00am-10:00pm Bingo for $ in the East Picnic Shelter by the Depot. Bingo is sponsored by the Naches Valley High School Cheer Squad.
11:30-4:00pm Kid’s Korner presented by the Nazarene Church
noon Button Drawing for $150 cash
noon Grand Opening Ceremony - Presentation of Colors
noon MIDWAY OPENS (Booths, Food, Games, Rides, Hourly drawings).
12:00-5:00pm Bouncy House
12:00-5:00pm SUNSHINE Lions Club Silent Auction
1:00pm Hourly button drawing for prizes begins
1:00pm Dvine Performance & Technique on Lions Stage
1:00-3:00pm Big League Wrestling Exhibition
1:00-4:00pm Face Painting FREE
2:00- 3:00pm Abby Brown on stage
2:30- 3:00pm Greased pole on midway. Open to all ages. FREE

Kid’s Fishing Derby (Ages 4-12 years old)

3:30pm Deadline for registration for Lip Sync Contest
4:30pm Dvine Performance & Technique on Lions Stage
5:00pm Recognition of Becca McTee - Sportsmans Day Button Artist
5:00-7:00pm LIP SYNC CONTEST. Register at Lions Bank by 3:30 pm with music download or CD. $200 IN PRIZES. Free to watch but have Sportsman’s Days Button to participate.
6:00pm Firewood Raffle Drawing (need not be present to win)
7:00-9:00pm  Manic Thunder Comedy Improv
9:30pm $500 BUTTON DRAWING
11:00pm Midway closes

Pictures of Past 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
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

Pictures of the 2016 Parade

Last updated April 3, 2019

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