2024 Wapato Showdown

The Wapato Showdown

Welcome to the 2024 Wapato Showdown
Established in 1997 it quickly became a major event in Oregon drawing cars from all over the Northwest and beyond. The event takes place at Brown Park in Gaston and the festivities run from Thursday till Saturday including the community night out Thursday nights held by the Gaston Parent Teacher Organization. Friday night we host the Good Ol Days Parade and the Sisters of Pythias host a Steak Feed. Saturday is the day of the car show with raffles and all day fun. All three nights have live music and beer gardens and this 3 day event is getting bigger and more involved with the community each year.

Registration: $20 per vehicle before 8/12/24. $25 per vehicle afterwards and day of the show

Thursday August 15th:
12:00pm – Show attendees are welcome to setup for the weekend
5:00 – 10:00pm – Community night out with Live Music
6:00pm – Cornhole Tournament hosted by the Gaston Parent Teacher Organization

Friday August 16th:
5:00 – 6:30pm – Parade Lineup
6:30 – 7:30pm – Good Ol’ Days Parade
5:00 – 10:00pm – Pythian Sisters Temple #47 Steak Feed
5:00pm – 11:00pm – Beer Garden and Live Music

Saturday August 17th:
6:30-10:30am – Gaston Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
7:00-12:00pm – Car registration / Photo Op (parking on the grass)
10:00am – First raffle starts the festivities
1:30pm – Loud Pipes Competition
3:30pm – Trophy Presentation and Photo Op
5:00pm – 11:00pm – Beer Garden and Live Music by Boneheads

Brown Park – 105 SW Gaston Rd, Gaston, OR 97119

All previous car show photos have been archived and stored for safe keeping.
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