Grizzly Day parade on tap in Dupuyer

12_jack_2287NEAT SIGN  — Jack Hayne stands by a new sign constructed by Dennis and Nancy Williams who live in San Marcos, Calif. The sign shows off the date for the annual Grizzly Day in Dupuyer. Nancy is the daughter of Jack and Harriet Hayne of Dupuyer. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Ali Newkirk


Once again we are preparing for the Grizzly Day celebration in Dupuyer, held annually on the first Saturday in August which this year is Aug. 6.

As usual we will have many fun and interesting activities for the whole family throughout the day.

As for the parade, we are hoping to have many antique tractors, older and modern tractors; antique, unique and classic cars; old machinery, floats, riding units … all are invited and welcome to participate.

Although we are sending out many special invitations, there are many individual and businesses who may not be contacted directly. We are encouraging your readers to join in the fun.


The parade will start at 11 a.m. Units will form a line on Columbus Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Units with loud horns or sirens will be at the front. Horses, mules or other animals will be at the end of the lineup to avoid runaways.


We do not judge floats or units, but we do offer three cash prizes. Each unit can enter their name in the drawing to be held at the conclusion of the parade.

Do not hesitate to contact John or Becky Rappold or Joe and Rita Christiaens for general Grizzly Day questions or Ali Newkirk for more information regarding the parade.