There will be plenty of action this weekend at the Northwest Cherry Festival in The Dalles, Oregon. This year's schedule of events features many new activities and sponsorships. Here is a sampling:
Rivermark Community Credit Union's NEW Children and Family Center features Bouncy Houses,
the Natonal Guard's Climbing Wall, OMSI Children's Center and Renken Farms Petting Zoo.
The annual Parade, this year's theme, Cherry Groove, sponsored by Bob Stone Freeway Auto Center is Saturday April 9th at 11AM. Grand Marshals are former mayor Robb Van Cleave and his wife Lisa. The Cherry Groove theme poster (see left) was desiged by Artist Joy Tigges of The Dalles.
The NEW Wasco County Farm Bureau Ag Fest will be held at the Civic Auditorium Saturday from noon to 5PM, featuring local farmers and orchardists and ag related businesses.
First ever Juried Art Show will be held at Westwind Frame and Gallery at 412 E. 2nd St.
The Lone Pine Village Vendor Market will be located on East Fourth Street, featuring local and regional vendors . In the center of the market, check out the great music at The Entertainment Stage featuring Hit Machine, Escapade and Joe Stoddard on Saturday from 11AM to 5PM
Rogue Ales is sponsoring the Hospitality Garden at the Entertainment Stage. Their ales feature barley gown in Wasco County!
The annual Classic Car Show sponsored by KODL has moved to Saturday in downtown The Dalles.
Sunday is the St Mary's Academy"s 7th annual "Cherry of a Ride" offering many scenic options for bicycling throughout the area.
So visit the Columbia River Gorge this weekend for this great event! Not familiar with The Dalles? The Dalles, Oregon is a small rural town steeped in history, 80 miles East of Portland in the Columbia River Gorge. It has been a meeting place for native tribes of the Northwest for over 10,000 years. Lewis & Clark camped here and it is on the Oregon Trail. The Dalles sits right on the Columbia River, the border between Oregon and Washington, 20 miles East of Hood River, one of the windsurfing/kiteboarding capitals of the world. We're one to 3 hours away from mountain climbing on Mt. Hood, white-water rafting on the Deschutes River, shopping and dining in Portland or walking the Pacific Coast Beaches. Google has a large data center here, next to the Columbia River to access its cooling water supply. Real Estate in The Dalles is scenic and varied. There are lots of wonderful, affordable homes for sale in The Dalles, contact me for info - and join us on Facebook at Colleen Bergsma Real Estate!