Dayton Old Timers Weekend

JULY 29 - 31, 2022

  • From the Dayton Fire District:

    Our Annual Chicken Dinner, hosted by the Dayton Volunteer Firefighters Association, will occur at the Dayton City Park on Sunday, July 31 from 11am-2pm. 

    To help ensure that we don’t run out of chicken, please reserve your dinner now by submitting this online form or returning this reservation form to Station 6, located at 500 7th Street, Dayton, OR by July 1st.

    Orders will also be available the day of the event on a first-come, first-serve basis, but advance reservations are appreciated due to current supply chain issues.

  • Probable Cause Band

    Probable Cause will be playing for Old Timer’s Weekend. 
    They will play from 5:15 pm to 6: 15 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pin in the bandstand at Courthouse Square Park. 
    The gap is for the parade which starts at 6 pm. 

History of Old Timers Picnic/Weekend

Held on the last weekend in July, this annual celebration began in 1934 and was a day set aside for all Dayton residents to renew old friendships and make new ones.  The picnic began as a celebration potluck with all participants contributing to one main table. Throughout the years, the gathering has become a time of family gatherings and class reunions where old timers continue to gather.  This tradition is still continuing after 85 years.  In 1980 the Old Timers Picnic name was changed to the Old Timers Weekend in order to celebrate 100 years of incorporation of the City of Dayton.

Historia de los viejos tiempos de picnic / fin de semana

Esta celebración anual, que se llevó a cabo el último fin de semana de julio, comenzó en 1934 y fue un día reservado para que todos los residentes de Dayton renueven viejas amistades y hagan nuevas. El picnic comenzó como una comida de celebración con todos los participantes contribuyendo a una mesa principal. A lo largo de los años, la reunión se ha convertido en un momento de reuniones familiares y reuniones de clase donde los veteranos continúan reuniéndose. Esta tradición continúa después de 85 años. En 1980, el nombre de Old Timers Picnic se cambió a Old Timers Weekend para celebrar los 100 años de incorporación de la ciudad de Dayton.