The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

Vintage John Deere tractor (photo by Cheryl Landes) Step back in time to watch vintage machinery in operation and learn about those original innovations at the 50th annual Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks. Activities include traditional tractor pulls, threshing, flour milling, steam sawmilling, fire appartus demos, and train and trolley rides. … Continue reading The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Sunflowers at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Wander through sunflower fields in full bloom and take a scenic hayride to a sunflower maze during the annual Lee Farms Sunflower Festival Tuesday, August 6, through Thursday, August 29, in Tualatin, Oregon. Introduce yourself to the farm animals and listen to live music … Continue reading 2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

2021 Hood River Lavender Daze festival expands to every weekend in July and August

Photo by Cheryl Landes The annual Hood River Lavender Daze festival has been a July tradition in the city of Hood River for years. This year, the sponsor, Hood River Lavender Farms, expanded the festival to every weekend in July and August. The festival starts Friday, July 16, and ends on Sunday, August 29. Activities include … Continue reading 2021 Hood River Lavender Daze festival expands to every weekend in July and August

Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I just learned about this event tonight. The Harvest Fest Music Series is the first music series the Topaz Farm has hosted on Sauvie Island, Oregon. Four shows have sold out already, but tickets are available for the other three scheduled shows in the series: Thursday, July 29—Mama Bird … Continue reading Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

The Reckless Abandon iris from Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the years before COVID-19 gripped the world, Shreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon, hosted an iris festival during bloom season in May, in conjunction with KeizerFEST. Their iris fields and display gardens were open during that time. Last year's … Continue reading Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

2021 Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market opens March 20

Peaches at the downtown Vancouver Farmers Market in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Spring is coming! There's no better sign of it in Southwest Washington than when the farmers markets start opening. In Vancouver, the Downtown Farmers Market is opening on Saturday, March 20. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. … Continue reading 2021 Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market opens March 20

Maine Maple Sunday returns March 27-28

Collecting sap from a maple tree in Maine (photo credit: Maine Maple Producers Association) After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine Maple Sunday is returning Saturday-Sunday, March 27-28. This year, more than 100 maple sugar houses will participate. Maple sugar hours are adjusting their hours and purchase options this year, which include … Continue reading Maine Maple Sunday returns March 27-28

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, returns March 19-May 2

Tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival returns from Friday, March 19, until Sunday, May 2. This year, all tickets must be purchased online, and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Season tickets … Continue reading Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, returns March 19-May 2