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Sportsmans' Days

September 12-13-14, 2014

sponsored by the Naches Lions Club

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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 in 2014.

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.

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

2014 Sportsmans' Days Information:

Some of last year's 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!

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!

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. The Saturday’s cash prize is $300!

Thank you to Spinner Wood Products for Sponsoring the Nightly Cash Button Drawings.

Hourly button drawing for prizes:
Friday 6-9, Saturday noon to 9, Sunday11-2

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!

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 
Lion John Morrison - General Planning
     509-494-3550   morrisonjohn1980@gmail.com
Lion Rachel Toney  -  Booth/Vendor Registration
Lion Cory Grove  -  Stage/Entertainment Schedule
     509-966-2721   cgroves13@mac.com
Randy Juette  -  Apple Bin Races
     509-961-2811   randy@rjtires.com
Lion Duane Lyons, Parade Chairman –
     509-731-3395  nu2naches@yahoo.com



Schedule of 2014 Events



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

5:00pm Entertainment - Depot Stage


Jeff Baker: Acoustic & Electric - Lions Stage


Entertainment - Depot Stage


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

10:00pm Midway closed



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.


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!


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


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 Cycle & Fitness. Free helmets to the 1st 20 registrants.


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

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


SUNSHINE Lions Club Silent Auction


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


Clear Water Country Band on Lions Stage


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

1:00-5:00pm Golf Cart Derby


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


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


Honky Tonk Piano with Jerry Hobbs on Lions Stage.


Entertainment - Depot Stage


Gary Malner with his award winning accordion on Lions Stage.


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


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



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


Midway closes - Bingo open until 11:00pm.



Applewood Park Booster breakfast on midway.


Community church services on Lions Stage.

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


Midway opens

Bingo in Church.


Flower Show in Depot

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


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


All community & organizations raffle ticket drawings on Lions Stage.




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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