"Homer Davenport Days" Silverton Things to Do Tip by glabah

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While it may appear to be inspired by Homer Simpson, the annual Homer Davenport Days festival is a celebration of a much earlier character.

Homer Davenport was born in Silverton in 1867, and became a well known political cartoonist and humorist throughout the 1890s and very early 1900s.

There are many things that are part of this annual festival (held in early August) that are fairly typical of small town festivals. Lots of local music. Lots of local food.

However, Homer Davenport himself would probably appreciate that today a motorized Davenport race (self powered sofas) is now held in his honor on Silverton's main street.

Events are somewhat scattered, but most of the events are held in Silverton's Coolidge McCaine Park just south of downtown Silverton. The parade and the sofa races (er....Davenport races...) are held towards the center of downtown.

Directions: Follow instructions on event web site. Roads will be closed, and traffic diverted from its normal routes.
Website: http://www.davenportdays.com/

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2010
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