Hood River Valley Harvest Fest kicks off today and runs through Sunday at the event site at the Hood River waterfront.
New for 2017 is an expanded beer, wine and cider tasting experience, featuring the Gorge Cider Society, the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association and Full Sail Brewing.
Visitors to the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest can load up on fresh pears, apples, pumpkins and flowers, as well as a wide variety of local foods, from pies and jams to specialty spices and cured meats. The Harvest Fest is also a great place to get a jump-start on holiday shopping, thanks to numerous local artisans, including many from the Gorge Artists collective. Youngsters can have fun at the kids’ activity area, which includes bouncy houses, face painting and other activities. All festival-goers ages 15 and up are invited to take part in the popular pie-eating contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets per day Adults: $6, Seniors & active military: $3 on Friday, $5 on Saturday & Sunday and all weekend Kids under 12: free. Parking is also free.
Your chance to talk to a real U.S. Senator tonight as Sen Ron Wyden will hold a town hall at 5 pm Friday at the Oregon Veterans Home in The Dalles.
This Saturday the 14th is the last Farmers Market of the season in The Dalles. It’s also Harvest Festival. Pie contest, dress your veggie contest and renaissance faire. That’s 9 am to 1 pm at the City Park.
Eagles Auxilliary of The Dalles will hold a flea market from 9 am to 3 PM Saturday at the Eagles Lodge 2006 West Seventh Street in The Dalles
Mid-Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles is having a house cleaning sale Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, Items for sale inclue a piano, pool table, motorized scooters, bookcases, and more. Thats at the Mid Columbia Senior Center 1112 West Ninth Street in The Dalles
Tygh Valley Fall Fest 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley. Raffles, games, music and vendors of all sorts.
Saturday and Sunday Grand Opening Celebration Dwinell Country Ales in Goldendale with new beers, brewery tours, free raffle items, food, and live music. Also Father Michael’s cold brew coffee, and homemade non-alcoholic Italian sodas. Minors are welcome. Ribbon cutting 11:30 am Saturday
Bach to Rock and Baklava is the theme for the annual fall fundraiser event for the Walworth Music Foundation. The event is Sunday at 3 pm at The Dalles Christian Science Church. The program begins with classical music and in the second half features a mixture of blues, rock and pop songs. At the close of the program, baklava from St. John’s Monastery near Goldendale will be served with coffee and punch.The event is free but donations are accepted for the Walworth Music Foundation which supports area K through 12 students with music lessons.
Contemporary jazz and high energy big band music takes center stage on Sunday, October 15, as the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association Jazz Collective presents ONE NIGHT ONLY, a program of some classic and new music for the big band. Concert begins at 7:30 pm in the Wy’east Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults 18 and over and $10 for students and children ages 10 through 17.