73rd Annual Bass Derby & Festival
canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions

We hope to see you in Rio Vista for the Annual Bass Derby & Festival in October 2021--watch for further details here! The Sacramento River provides the perfect riverfront venue for the oldest bass fishing event on the west coast and a family-oriented Fall festival including a midway with carnival rides, food, drink, live entertainment, car show and fireworks.

An Angler's Dream Derby

Where else can you spend the day fishing and make some real cash while you do it? The oldest bass derby on the west coast is a fisherman's dream come true. Spend the day on the picturesque Sacramento River and at the Rio Vista's Bass Festival.

Anglers can choose from several fishing contests, including striped bass, sturgeon, salmon and, new this year, black bass. Stripers must be a minimum legal size. Target lengths are drawn at the start of the derby early Friday morning, and then the boats are off.

More than just fishing!

The Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival loves to see everyone get in on the fun and offers a full midway with carnival rides, games, food, drink and live entertainment. Ride tickets can be purchased on site or in advance at local merchants.

Classic and dream cars on display.

The Rio Vista Lions Club again hosts the car show with amazing vehicles lining the streets of downtown Rio Vista. Many regard it as one of the best shows in Northern California and it's absolutely free to the public.

Rio Vista Bass Derby

The Rio Vista Bass Derby is open to anyone who loves to fish. The Derby prizes have been doubled this year, with the top prize $3000! Derby and Festival access and parking is free to the public.

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Rio Vista Bass Festival

The Rio Vista Bass Festival loves to see everyone get in on the fun and offers a full midway with carnival rides, games, food, drink and live entertainment. Festival access and parking is free to the public.

Learn more >