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Hood River Harvest Festival

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Event:
Hood River Harvest Festival
Start:
October 17, 2014 1:00 pm
End:
October 19, 2014 5:00 pm
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Organizer:
Hood River Chamber
Phone:
(541) 386-2000
Updated:
August 29, 2012
Venue:
Hood River Event Site
Phone:
(541) 386-2000
Address:
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110 Portway Avenue, Hood River, OR, United States

Harvest at Hood River

Autumn in Oregon’s Hood River Valley – if only you could bottle it up and take it home with you. And you can! That’s the beauty of harvest time.

Come to Hood River’s Harvest Festival in October and tour craft and artisan booths, enjoy live entertainment, and buy locally-grown produce. Throughout the scenic Hood River Valley is a drive known as the “Fruit Loop” and several farms and wineries along the way will host fun activities. activities.

The Hood River Valley is well-known for its mammoth harvest of 18 varieties of pears, but did you know this region also boasts heirloom apples, tons of pumpkins, many different kinds of berries and more? Of course, growing all that fruit is hard work, so at the end of the day the locals like to kick back with a glass of local pinot gris or a pint of locally-brewed IPA; there will be plenty of that to sample at Harvest Fest too.

On Saturday of the festival, you might want to wear a raincoat. No, Gallagher won’t be in town bashing watermelons, but there will  be a live carving of a giant pumpkin! Watch a professional transform an 800 lb pumpkin into an artful masterpiece.

Speaking of art, over 100 art vendors from around the Pacific Northwest will be selling their own masterpieces, from glass art to jewelry.

Bring the kids because a special “Kids Zone” will feature pumpkin and face painting, a petting zoo, and more.

The Harvest Festival is held on the Hood River waterfront overlooking the Columbia River, and parking is free.

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