Fort Umpqua Days

03Sep2022Check back daily for updates!

Fort Umpqua Days is a two-day celebration of local history held on Labor Day weekend each year. Join the hometown parade through Elkton (Saturday morning), then try your hand at the famous pie auction (Saturday afternoon), visit the exhibits at Fort Umpqua, enjoy a pancake breakfast, local BBQ, blackberry themed food truck, live music, wine garden, tours at the Butterfly Pavilion & Fort Umpqua. Take a stroll through the gardens, shop at a wide selection of Artisan booths, and take part in the fun interactive history-themed activities for visitors all weekend long. Relax Saturday and Sunday evening to be thoroughly entertained at Elkton’s Annual Echoes of The Umpqua Pageant Performance at the amphitheater!

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

Join the fun and celebrate historic Fort Umpqua Labor Day Weekend 2022!

FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT THE FORT!

Visit ECEC’s replica of historic Fort Umpqua  9 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday and see historical re-enactors and blacksmiths portraying life in the time of Fort Umpqua set up camp by the river for the weekend.  From 10 AM – 4PM press your own cider and make your way through the obstacle course then try your hand at corn grinding, kids crafts and gaming table. Enjoy slow-cooked beans the old-fashioned way, Johnny cakes to taste, live animals, trappers & traders, and a voyager expedition. 

FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT!

Start your morning with pancakes served by the local Lion’s Club from 7 – 11 AM (both days). Then head downtown Elkton at 10 AM on Saturday for the historical Fort Umpqua Days parade that follows along River Road to ECEC.

Eat and dance your way through the rest of the weekend!  For lunch enjoy ECEC’s BBQ Fundraiser on the patio hosted by the Elkton Baptist Church from 11 AM – 3 PM and Matt & Mitty’s blackberry themed menu 10 AM – 6 PM. For dessert do not miss the iconic Pie Auction Saturday at 1 PM and Ice-Cream at the Outpost Café–the perfect place for butterfly cookies, lavender or blackberry lemonade, and smoothies 9 AM – 5 PM all weekend long. On both days there will be a wine garden featuring Elkton’s wineries from 11 AM – 5 PM!!!

Saturday Line-up

10 AM – 1 PM New Age Phonograph
2 PM – 4 PM Sunny Sky Boys & Fiddlin’ Alli Lindsey
5 PM -6 PM Echoes of The Umpqua Pageant

Sunday Line-up

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Daniel Leisher
2 PM – 4 PM Joe Ross a solo show of Celtic, Old-Time and Bluegrass
5 PM -6 PM Echoes of The Umpqua Pageant

The annual Echoes of The Umpqua Pageant will feature “A Year in the Life”. This two-day performance stars Elkton’s Local Actors and Musicians who will portray different activities that would have occupied the Fort and settlers during the Fort era at each of the 4 seasons of the year ~ you do not want to miss Elkton’s historical and quintessential event!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES & MORE!

Shop until you drop with local Artisans 10 am – 4 pm. Enjoy our extensive gardens as you stroll along the paths to Fort Umpqua where you will step back in time with trappers and traders ~ oh my! Cool off in the Library to admire the current art exhibit of Ervin Groppenbecher and be sure to grab a raffle ticket for this year’s quilt at the giftshop 9 AM – 5 PM throughout Labor Day weekend.

Last but not least–don’t miss a chance to learn about our native butterflies from local high school students and see Monarch butterflies in our Flight Room.

2022 Schedule of Events

Saturday
7-11 Lions Club Breakfast
9-5 ECEC Hours – Tours, Fort Umpqua Encampments/Living History, Giftshop & Café
10-11 Parade
10-4 Artisans & Fort Hands-On Activities
10-6 Matt & Mitty’s Food Truck
11-1 New Age Phonograph Performance
11-3 BBQ Fundraiser
11-5 Wine Garden
1-2 Pie Auction
2-4 Sunny Sky Boys & Fiddlin’ Alli Lindsey Performance
5-6 Echoes of The Umpqua Pageant Performance

Sunday
7-11 Lions Club Breakfast
9-5 ECEC Hours – Tours, Fort Umpqua Encampments/Living History, Giftshop & Café
10-4 Vendors & Fort Hands-On Activities
10-6 Matt & Mitty’s Food Truck
11:30-1:30 Daniel Leisher Performance
11-3 BBQ Fundraiser
11-5 Wine Garden
2-4 Joe Ross Performance
5-6 Echoes of The Umpqua Pageant Performance

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