Krystal Keith dances with the watermelon-eating contest’s dinosaur mascot while her parents take pictures. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Krystal Keith dances with the watermelon-eating contest’s dinosaur mascot while her parents take pictures. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Fall City Day brings music, cars, ducks and watermelon to Valley

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:45am
  • Life

People lined the streets of S.R. 202 Saturday June 10, for events, live music, food and fun during the 46th annual celebration of Fall City Day.

The festival featured live music by Miles from Chicago, booths from local and regional vendors, and a variety of games and events for festival goers to try. The morning began with the annual parade, featuring classic cars from the Mount Si Lions Club Car Show, floats from local farms, including the return of Baxter Barn’s “Bubbles” float, parade entries from community organizations such as Cascade Vaulters and Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life, and Grand Marshals John and Marion Querro.

After the parade events, the fun and games continued with the watermelon eating contest for kids from 5 to 14 -years-old, pony rides, and a dunk tank.

At 2:30 p.m. the annual duck derby event was held. Approximately 1,000 rubber ducks were dumped into the Snoqualmie River to race to the finish. Kevin Hauglie stood at the finish line to collect the winning ducks and make note of the prize winners.


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Bubbles, the Baxter Barn salmon float, reappeared in the 2017 Fall City Day parade. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Bubbles, the Baxter Barn salmon float, reappeared in the 2017 Fall City Day parade. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Miles from Chicago entertained the Fall City Day crowd Saturday afternoon.                                Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Miles from Chicago entertained the Fall City Day crowd Saturday afternoon. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Boy Scouts from Troop 425 lounge on the Totem Garden totem pole as the floats line up for the Grand Parade Saturday.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Boy Scouts from Troop 425 lounge on the Totem Garden totem pole as the floats line up for the Grand Parade Saturday. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Crowd favorite, the Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club performed for Fall City Day.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Crowd favorite, the Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club performed for Fall City Day. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Crowd favorite, the Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club performed for Fall City Day.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Crowd favorite, the Snoqualmie Valley Unicycle Club performed for Fall City Day. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

A Raging River Rider and pony follow up the horses in the club’s parade entry.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo                                Another crowd favorite, the dunk tank returned to Fall City Day Saturday.                                Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A Raging River Rider and pony follow up the horses in the club’s parade entry. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo Another crowd favorite, the dunk tank returned to Fall City Day Saturday. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Mount Si High School’s dance team members perform for the parade judges.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Mount Si High School’s dance team members perform for the parade judges. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Youngsters Asher and Kira Clark debate their choices in the car show voting, while volunteer Anne Smarsh finds something to reward their efforts. The family, including Amanda and Bryce Clark in the background, had just finished the 1K race before visiting the car show.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Youngsters Asher and Kira Clark debate their choices in the car show voting, while volunteer Anne Smarsh finds something to reward their efforts. The family, including Amanda and Bryce Clark in the background, had just finished the 1K race before visiting the car show. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Members of the bell choir, founded by Fall City Day Grand Marshal Marion Querro, followed the Grand Marshals float in the parade.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Members of the bell choir, founded by Fall City Day Grand Marshal Marion Querro, followed the Grand Marshals float in the parade. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

A thousand rubber ducks were dumped into the Snoqualmie River Saturday for the start of the annual Fall City Day Duck Derby.                                (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

A thousand rubber ducks were dumped into the Snoqualmie River Saturday for the start of the annual Fall City Day Duck Derby. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Kevin Hauglie stood at the Duck Derby finish line and collected the first 100 ducks to reach the goal to determine the derby winners. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Kevin Hauglie stood at the Duck Derby finish line and collected the first 100 ducks to reach the goal to determine the derby winners. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Ariana Zirkle, 8, enjoyed a pony ride Saturday at Fall City Day with her mother, Rachael. Next to go into the saddle was younger sister Emily.                                 (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Ariana Zirkle, 8, enjoyed a pony ride Saturday at Fall City Day with her mother, Rachael. Next to go into the saddle was younger sister Emily. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Tractors parade down S.R. 202 for Fall City Day. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Tractors parade down S.R. 202 for Fall City Day. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Cascade Vaulters showed off their moves during Saturday’s parade. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Cascade Vaulters showed off their moves during Saturday’s parade. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

A young boy on the Fire District 27 rescue boat float waves to the camera.                                Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

A young boy on the Fire District 27 rescue boat float waves to the camera. Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Caleb Christensen leans in to take a big bite during the watermelon eating contest. Christensen was the winner the 5 to 7 age group for the third year in a row. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Caleb Christensen leans in to take a big bite during the watermelon eating contest. Christensen was the winner the 5 to 7 age group for the third year in a row. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

Kids on bikes rode through the Fall City Day parade in a variety of costumes. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Kids on bikes rode through the Fall City Day parade in a variety of costumes. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Kids check out a Ferrari at the Mount Si Lions Club car show. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

Kids check out a Ferrari at the Mount Si Lions Club car show. (Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo)

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