- May 20 2023
- 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Maupin Daze Parade & Community Celebration Saturday, May 20th
A Kick-off to Summer in South Wasco County
Maupin’s favorite annual community event, Maupin Daze, will be taking place Saturday, May 20th in downtown Maupin. A parade, food & craft vendor market, plant sale, silent auction fundraiser benefiting the Life Raft pantry, petting zoo, and a special performance by the Portland Taiko Drummers Ensemble are planned. The parade will start the day off at 10 a.m. and the Portland Taiko Drummers will begin their performance in Kaiser Park at 11 a.m.
Vendors will be set up from 9:30 am – 3 pm in Kaiser Park and along 4th and 5th streets. Featured items include baked goods, homemade arts & crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories and body care products, candles, ceramics, leatherwork and woodwork, quilted, embroidered and crocheted items, local honey products and much, much more! There will also be food vendors with refreshments including shave ice, fry bread and Indian tacos. The Dig’N’Hoe Garden Club will be hosting their annual plant sale with flower and vegetable starts to get your gardens growing and Maupin’s Life Raft food pantry will be hosting it’s first silent auction fundraiser. Children’s activities include face painting and the South County Wrangler’s 4-H club petting zoo and educational displays. It’s tradition in south Wasco County to host yard sales on Maupin Daze weekend as well, so keep your eye out for signs and don’t forget your cash!
The Maupin Daze parade is still open for registration and participation is free. Promote your business, raise awareness for your cause, show off your classic cars or tractors, ride your horse – all are welcome! Find the link to register at maupindaze.com
Maupin Daze is a community effort and is made possible through generous donations from our sponsors. Thank you to Columbia River Affordable Portables, Portland General Electric, Southern Wasco Library and the Wasco Cultural Trust for sponsoring this year’s event. Maupin Daze is coordinated by the Maupin Area Chamber or Commerce with support from the City of Maupin.