2020 Naches Sportsman’s Days Officially Canceled
Another event bites the dust due to COVID-19! One of the longest running community fair events is Naches Sportsman's Days, and is usually held the 2nd weekend in September at the Historic Depot Park in downtown Naches. This year it would have fallen on September 11th & 12th. This cancellation is a bummer, but not a complete surprise with other local events like the Central Washington State Fair, Moxee Hopfest, Downtown Summer Nights & Chinookfest all being canceled with in the past several weeks.
The cancellation notice of Sportsman's Days was posted on the Naches Community Bulletin Board, stating simply "2020 Event is CANCELLED due to Covid-19 Precautions." The community fair started back in 1949. It benefited a number of different community and school organizations and was indeed fun for the whole family. The 2 day free event offered carnival games and rides. Live music and comedy, vendor booths, car show, kids events like fishing and archery, a parade and the annual lip sync competition.
Let's all hope things clear up so my little hometown of Naches can bring the fun back in September of 2021!