Summer is winding down and pumpkin spice has weaseled its way into coffee shops and every advertisement on social media, but I am here to tell you, SUMMER IS NOT OVER! Not yet at least, not until I experience Benton City Daze!

Benton City Daze is a weekend full of fun activities and entertainment for all ages.

It starts Friday, September 9th with the Latino Community Street Dance at the City Park. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. which includes dancing horses, music, a beer & wine garden, food, and entertainment. Fun for the entire family!

Windy Welch
Windy Welch

Saturday, September 10th is a day full of activities starting at 10:00 a.m.

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Benton City Daze Parade (presented by Benton City Revitalization)

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Vendors: Food and sales at the City Park

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM PNWBA Barbecue competition sampling (on Dale Ave)

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Little Miss Benton City Pageant (at City Park Stage)

12:00 PM to 10:00 PM BEER & WINE GARDEN (at the Community Center in City Park) 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Community Pride awards (at City Park, Main Stage)

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Carrusel Kids Choir (at City Park, Main Stage)

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Redemption Church hosts family game time (at City Park, Main Stage)

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM "Fill your freezer" meat raffle (at Palm Bar & Grill, 603 9th Street)

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PNWBA Barbecue competition awards (at Dale Ave)

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Uncorked Benton City Daze Concert, featuring Fazed & Grooved Principal at the city park. Food, beer, and wine will be available during the concert also.

There will be a beer and wine garden, located at the community center in the park from noon until 10:00 PM

Windy Welch
Windy Welch


Sunday, September 11, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM the Benton City Junior Fair and Rodeo association is hosting "Sunday Funday." Gates open at 9:00 AM, and the event begins at 10:00 AM, with free admission. They will have a vendor alley, arena games, lawn games, food at the cookshack, a pie baking contest, stick horse races, the three-legged race, mutton bustin', and much more! I hope to see you all out in Benton City for a weekend packed with fun!

For more details and a full schedule of events, you can click HERE.




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In 1806 Captain Clark of the Corps of Discovery described what is now Ecola State Park in Oregon as “…the grandest and most pleasing prospects which my eyes ever surveyed…”. I completely agree with Captain Clark and that’s why I make it a point to visit the park, which is near Cannon Beach, each year. And, there’s no better time than right now! Scroll down and take a gander at nature's glory.





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