On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the County Fair Board voted to cancel or postpone events scheduled for 4th of July weekend that would be contrary to the State's reopening plan (in essence gatherings in excess of the permitted number at the time). The fair board will continue to work on individual events that are permissible (e.g. virtual livestock shows and other 4-H contests) and hope to bring some of the larger gatherings back together later as the State's reopening plan permits.
The Waldport Beachcomber committee announced the postponement of this years' Beachcomber Day festivities. As our state starts the process of reopening, we hope that we will be able to still have the event in some capacity this year. And we hope you will join us when the time comes to celebrate. The committee is going to continue to honor the scholarship program for our 2020 Royal Court, as they have already had what was supposed to be the best year of high school cut short- no prom, senior trip or graduation is something none of us ever planned for. The committee will announce the scholarship on the weekend of June 12th.
There will be no community fireworks in Waldport this year. The Waldport Chamber of Commerce board decided to cancel its fireworks displays either on July 3 or Aug. 29 because of state prohibitions against large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. The Yachats Chamber of Commerce announced that it has canceled the come-one-come all “la de da Parade” scheduled for noon Saturday, July 4 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the Yachats Fireworks Committee says it is postponing — not yet canceling — its annual July 4 show that attracts thousands of people to town that night. Organizers from both groups said Tuesday and Wednesday they hoped to be able to move the events to Labor Day weekend.