This is the 50th Anniversary Edition of our Parade!
Country Days is a time-honored tradition that begins with the cheers and waves of hundreds of families and friends as the parade makes its way along Historic High Street. Immediately following the parade is a good old fashion street fair featuring local vendors, crafts, entertainment, a children’s village, and overall just plain fun. County Days is brought to you by the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce as a non profit event to support local business, and bring together the entire community to celebrate the great City of Moorpark.
The Parade will start promptly at 10:30 am at Chaparral Middle School on Poindexter St., heads east to Moorpark Ave. where it turns north. It crosses the railroad tracks then turns east on High St. The parade concludes at Magnolia St. where walkers turn north, but floats continue east. The Best viewing is at the corner of Moorpark Ave @ High St. (it is a performance area in front of the High Street Arts Center) and at Bard St. where the parade is announced and has another performance area.
When to arrive:
Plan to arrive about 9:00am to check out our street vendors or to enjoy the Free Healthy Kids Fun Zone sponsored by Adventist Health Simi Valley. Go pick up some Kettle Corn and get ready for a great parade! It will start with the National Anthem performed by Moorpark’s own Ralph Maurillo at 10:30am sharp!
Plan to park in the Metrolink South Lot, Post Office Lot, on Charles St. or in the surrounding neighborhood. The closed streets will reopen after the parade ends, about 11:45 at Magnolia Street.
Saturday October 2nd, 2021
10:30 am - 5 pm
Corn Hole Tournament
Local Crafts & Vendors
Kid Fun Zone
- Street Closure-7:30am- High Street- High Street closes to through traffic
- Spectators Gather- 7:30am-10:20am
- National Anthem-10:26am-High Street
- Helo Fly Over- 10:30am-High Street
- High Street- The Country Days parade starts-10:31am
- Parade Ends-11:30amStreet Fair begins post parade – 11:33 am
- Adventist Healthy Kids Zone- The kids fun starts -12:00pm
- Live Band Performance in The Kids Fun Zone 12:00pm- 4:00pm- DVR performing classic covers
- Horse Show- 12:00pm
- Beer Sales- 12:00pm-4pm – Various local beers served cold – Enegren & Angry Ferret
- Live Music – Local, The Old Country Grass Band performs original Moorpark songs-Band Stage-12:00pm- 12:50pm-
- Cornhole Tournament Begins- Cornhole Area-12:00pm- 6:00pm
- Meet the Moorpark Olympian, Amanda Longan-High Street-12:15-2:15
- Parade Winners Announced-High Street-12:30pm- on High Street stage
- Car Hop Show 1:00pm– 2:00pm- Check out an amazing setup of cars and car hopping
- Live Music-The Balance-Band Stage-1:00pm-2:50pm – Performs cover songs and variations
- Live Music Headliner- Band Stage-3:00pm-4:00pm – Musial headliner Brooke White from American Idol begins on Main Stage
- Car Show Winners-High Street-3:00pm- Car Show winners announced on High Street Stage
- Beer Sales End-Beer Garden-4:00pm- Beer sales end
- Street Fair Ends- 4:00pm
- Cornhole Tournament Ends-6:00pm – winners announced
- End of Event-5:00pm – Event officially ends
Regarding Mask Wearing at Moorpark Country Days Saturday, October 2, 2021…
In a Press release on Friday, September 17, 2021, The Ventura County Public Health Department wrote the following: “VCPHD has extended its indoor mask mandate, requiring both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to wear face coverings while indoors in public settings. The health order is set to be in effect until Oct. 19, 2021, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended by the health officer.” For more information go to www.venturacountyrecovers.org.
The Moorpark Country Days event is an event fully conducted outside of any indoor facility. HOWEVER, each individual should evaluate their personal comfort level being in a sizeable grouping of people outside of their household. The event organizers encourage everyone to determine if they would like to wear a mask given the circumstances. Many attendees, vendors and participants will NOT be wearing masks. If you are uncomfortable with the surroundings, please initiate your own actions to best protect yourself and your family. Given the county orders of the moment, there will be no mandate to ask individuals to wear a mask outdoors. There will be many people in and around the event. Bring hand sanitizer and masks as there will be a limited number of hand washing stations adjacent to the public portable restrooms.
Thank you for your understanding.
Adventist Healthy Kids Zone
Band Stage, Eating Area
Ferris Wheel, Obstacle Course, Rock Climbing