Elkton's Fort Umpqua Days includes Bass Tournament, Pageant, Performers, Pie Auction, BBQ, Dance, Bluegrass

ELKTON, Ore. - On Saturday, Sept 2 and Sunday, Sept 3, the little town of Elkton will come alive with its annual Rendezvous and Fort Umpqua Days Celebration. Held at Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Hwy 38 W, Elkton, Ore. 97436. Fort Umpqua Days is small-town friendliness & community effort. The celebration features Fort Umpqua, with the continued progress on the buildings within the stockade, & historic-themed activities for visitors.

A 2-day bass tournament adds to the excitement. Several sponsors help fund the tournament prizes for the biggest fish caught by one of the 3-person teams in a boat. Elkton, situated on the main Umpqua River, is known as the “bass capital.”

The “Echoes of the Umpqua” pageant is a popular drama with 100 community members who write, compose music, perform, & direct this popular production. The Saturday night dance & BBQ attract a crowd. A roving singing cowboy & local musical talent keep the ambiance rhythmic. The famous pie auction brings in a good sum for community projects. In 2008, the men of the community decided to try their hand at pie baking to add to the fun & flavor. Food booths, vendors and local crafters offer wares for sale.

The schedule includes:

Saturday, Sept. 2

6 a.m. Bass Tournament Launch Off

10 a.m.Parade

11-1 p.m. Sunny Sky Boys - Hillbilly Jazz, Bluegrass, Western Swing

1 p.m. Pie Auction

2-4 p.m. Recorded Music by Bands Appearing at Butterflies & Bluegrass on Sept 16 (Brother Comatose, Never Come Down, Fog Holler)

4 p.m. Bass Tournament Weigh in

5 p.m. Pageant - “Echoes of the Umpqua” a history pageant with drama, old-time, folk, bluegrass music

6:30 p.m. Tomaselli’s Chuck Wagon Dinner

7:30 p.m. Music & Dancing

Sunday Sept 3

6:00 a.m. Bass Tournament

10:00 a.m. Visit Fort Umpqua & Heritage Orchard

12:00-4 p.m. Entertainment TBA

4 p.m. Bass Tournament

5 p.m. Pageant “Echoes of the Umpqua” with drama, old-time, folk and bluegrass music

The ECEC office is open year round M-F 9-4 pm. More info at: https://elktonbutterflies.com/


Email: [email protected], Phone: (541) 584-2692, Elkton Community Education Center, P.O. Box 684, 15850 State Highway 38 W, Elkton, OR 97436