Dayton Valley Days this weekend

The 26th annual Dayton Valley Days street festival is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the heart of Old Town Dayton.

Kick off Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast prepared by the local Kiwanis Club from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in front of the Dayton Community Center.

Then scope-out the perfect spot along historic Pike Street to watch the parade that starts at 10 a.m.

Following Saturday’s parade the Gold Creek Show n’ Shine will assemble on Main Street with collectable vehicles including customs, classics, tuners, muscle cars, rods, antiques, sports cars and those under construction.

Over at the Dayton Events Center (rodeo grounds) the action continues at 3 p.m. with the Smackdown Bull Riding competition, dirt bike barrel racing and mutton bustin’. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce and Gold Canyon Cafe in Dayton and at the Antique Mall in Mound House. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Throughout the weekend there’s a silent auction featuring everything from trips and overnight stays to collectables and trinkets.

The ICS-sanctioned Chili and Salsa Cook-Off also are scheduled both Saturday and Sunday.

Also included is live entertainment, a free Kids Zone featuring the Pinewood Derby; .Railroad Days at the depot on Main Street and U.S. 50 will feature a saloon, period food, gold panning and a blacksmith demonstration.

On Sunday the free annual Pet Parade highlights a variety of critters strolling down Pike Street. There are awards for winners in several categories.

Also featured Sunday is the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Show-n-Shine on Main Street.

Don’t miss ushering in autumn on the streets of historic Old Town Dayton Sept. 20 and 21 while helping the community support local charities and preservation of the historic Dayton Community Center.


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