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Spring Events

Hood River Valley Blossom Festival

Celebrating the arrival of Spring in the Hood River Valley! Though touring the orchards is the main pastime at Blossom Festival, there are many things to do after you've admired the premier attractions. Hood River's interesting collection of shops offer a variety of special treats during Blossom Festival.

405 Portway Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031


Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Since 1984 - this annual event has grown over the years to include the entire whitewater community with rafting, kayaking and river boarding events. Pacific Northwest white water festivals.

17 miles upriver from Estacada, OR.
Click here for directions

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Summer Events

Sandy Mountain Festival

Come enjoy the artists and music found every July in Sandy's Meinig Memorial Park. Over 150 artisans show their wares while entertainment is provided on two stages. Enjoy a mouthwatering treat from one of over 20 food booths manned by our local nonprofit organizations.

Meinig Park
Sandy, OR


Lavender Daze

Live Bands, Local Artisans and Food vendors, Charity Dunk tank, Pheasant Valley Winery, Live animals for the kids, & thousands of Certified Organic Lavender plants in bloom & available for U-PICK. Bigger & Better than ever!

Hood River Lavender Farm
3801 Straight Hill Road
Hood River, OR


Memorial Weekend Blues Festival

Blues Fest over Memorial Day Weekend brings good blues, good wine and good food - like BBQ chicken, red beans and rice and all the trimmings. And an oyster bar! Well-known groups like The Paul Delaney Band, Bond Street Blues Band, Norman Sylvester Band, Jabberbox and Linda Hornbuckle. Click here for Blues Festival slide show.

Nehalem Bay Winery
Nehalem, Or

503.368-WINE (9463)

Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days
Welches - August

The Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days celebrates the rich bounty of natural resources found in the Northwest and on Mt. Hood. It is also a celebration of Native American and Oregon Trail history.

65000 E. Hwy 26
Welches, Oregon


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Fall Events

Pacific Crest Trail Days
Cascade Locks - September

A great time for people to check out the latest outdoor products, spend time with new and old friends, visit with thru-hikers, and to celebrate the past, present and future of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Marine Park in Cascade Locks
355 Wanapa St
Cascade Locks, Oregon


Mt. Hood Heritage Day

Mt. Hood Museum Open House, Mt. Hood Cruise-in and Hill Climb, Silent Auction, Raffle and much more!

Government Camp, OR

Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum

Sandy Oktoberfest
Sandy - September

This is truly a family event where families, seniors and singles can find fun and entertainment.

Event includes an indoor/outdoor Biergarten featuring an array of top American and German bands, dancers and entertainers and a sauerkraut and sausage booth, beer and wine. There's also a Kindergarten for children of all ages, featuring all types of games and entertainment, a Cruisin' Car Show, food booths and over 50 craft booths featuring artisans from the Northwest area.

18090 SE Langensand Road
Sandy, Oregon

Pumpkin Funland
Hood River - October & November

Visit a wonderful, unique world created with pumpkins, gourds, squash and from items conjured up by our staff. See their Corn Maze in the corn field with scenes throughout. U-pick pumpkins, fall deco, and, of course, fall vegetables and fruits. Pumpkin bowling and our covered picnic area.

Sunset Magazine noted Pumpkin Funland as a "must see" for fall.

Rasmussen Farms
3020 Thomsen Road
Hood River, Oregon

(541) 386-4622

Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Hood River - October

Celebrate the bounty of the harvest season with us! Great food, locally grown fresh produce, live music, fine art & crafts, and so much more.

Hood River Expo Center - From Interstate 84 to Hood River, City Center Exit # 63, turn north and follow the signs to Hood River County Visitor's Center (on the waterfront).



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