Fort Umpqua Days

05Sep2020WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2020?
Most Fort Umpqua Days activities have been canceled, but we’ll keep the tradition alive with a virtual vendors’ marketplace, real-life demos & tours at Fort Umpqua, and food & drink specials in the Outpost Cafe on SATURDAY ONLY.  Stay tuned for a fun twist on the annual Pageant & Pie Auction too!

Fort Umpqua Days is a two-day celebration of local history held on Labor Day weekend each year. Join the home town parade through Elkton (Saturday morning), then try your hand at the famous pie auction (Saturday afternoon), visit the exhibits at Fort Umpqua, enjoy a local BBQ, live music, tours at the Butterfly Pavilion, take a stroll through the gardens, shop at a wide selection of art & craft vendor booths, and take part in the fun interactive history-themed activities for visitors all weekend long. Feeling lucky sign up for the 2-day Bass tournament!

Coming from out of town? Make a weekend of it and enjoy all that Elkton has to offer!

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Join the fun and celebrate historic Fort Umpqua Labor Day Weekend 2021!

FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT THE FORT!

Visit ECEC’s replica of historic Fort Umpqua 10 AM-4 PM Saturday and Sunday.  See historical re-enactors portraying life in the time of Fort Umpqua set up camp by the river for the weekend.  Visit with the Elkton Fiber Arts Guild in the Fort barracks building and enjoy outdoor blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations. 

CALLING ALL KIDS! Make your own corn husk doll, learn Native American sign language and check out toys that were popular in the 1800’s. 

FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT!

Start your weekend off right with the Fort Umpqua Days parade. The route starts in downtown Elkton at 10 AM Saturday and follows River Road to ECEC.

Eat your way through the rest of the weekend! Start with morning pancakes served by the local Lion’s Club from 7-11 AM and follow it up with lunch on the patio by the Elkton Baptist Church both days from 11-1 PM.  On Saturday, enjoy live music from Contra Swings while you eat, followed by the much anticipated pie auction (with an ice cream booth located conveniently near by!) Sunday’s lunch is accompanied by music from Joe Ross.

Local wineries will host wine tasting booths near the patio on Saturday. The Outpost Cafe is open from 9 AM-5 PM both days–the perfect place for butterfly cookies, coffee drinks or an affordable family meal.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & MORE!

Enjoy local craft booths throughout the weekend and enjoy our extensive gardens as you stroll along the paths to Fort Umpqua. Step into the Library to admire the annual Elkton Quilters Show and be sure to grab a raffle ticket for this year’s quilt. Be sure to stock up on fresh fruit and veggies at the Produce Stand, and check out the display of vintage bikes.

Last but not least–don’t miss a chance to learn about Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies from local high school students in our Flight Room and ADOPT A BUTTERFLY before they head south!

This page is being updated as we plan Elkton’s fun & fabulous two day festival fro the whole family. Please check back this spring/summer for more details!

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