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Saturday, June 19, 2021
Riverfest was started in 1993 and taken on by the Elgin Lions Club in 1998. It has changed format and location over the years but is always a day of fun on the Saturday of Fathers’ Day weekend in June. This is also the weekend for the Elgin High School Alumni gathering. The Lions Club organizes Riverfest and encourages other organizations to sponsor events. Riverfest kicks off with the Firemen's Breakfast in the fire hall. This is a great, all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Maps are available here for the All Over Town Yard Sales. Lions members also sell their last of the tickets for the Duck Race at this time. Vendors have a variety of booths on Baltimore between the grade school yard and the playing field. The Show and Shine Car Show is on the playing field. A Duck Train drives all around the area giving rides to the children. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Historic Elgin Treasure Hunt with clues all around town and cash prizes. At noon, little yellow ducks are sent "racing on Phillips Creek for the Lions Duck Race. The finish line is the bridge on Highway 82 where Lions catch them in the creek. Cash prizes are awarded for several winners. The Quilt Club has a Quilt Show that goes on for two days, usually in the high school. At the Stampede Grounds, there is an Antique Engine and Tractor Show. Riverfest also features the Elgin Alumni Banquet, drawing hundreds of Elgin High School graduates back to the area to celebrate with their classmates.
90 S 8th Ave.
Elgin, OR 97827 United States