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It's a beer-lover's dream when fresh-hopped brews from more than two dozen Northwest craft brewers are on tap at the 11th Annual Hood River Hops Fest. The event showcases Hood River County's own microbreweries as well as some of the best of the  Northwest brewers.<\/p>\r\n

An expanded menu of local culinary food, arts and crafts vendors from the area, and a day-long line-up of live music guarantees fun for the whole family. Note: Under 21 are welcome until 5pm.<\/strong><\/p>","post_name":"hood-river-hops-fest-3","post_type":"resource","slug":"events","name":"Events","lat":"45.7056","lng":"-121.517","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/fairs-festivals\/oregon-food-trips-events\/hood-river-hops-fest-3\/","terms":"an Oregon Food Trip<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Events<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1481276","post_title":"Hood River Valley Harvest Fest","post_content":"

Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce, food products, arts and crafts, wine and beer tastings, and all the best the County has to offer. Visitors seldom leave without boxes of Anjou pears, Heirloom apples, pumpkins, berries, and chocolates, as well as a smorgasbord of prepared foods from pies to jams and from smoked salmon to chocolate-covered cherries.<\/p>\r\n

Harvest Fest is a great place to get a head start on holiday shopping too. Here you'll find more than 100 artists offering an array of arts and crafts, including glass, wood sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber art, jewelry, and much more.<\/p>\r\n

With music all day and entertainment in the evenings, a kid's zone, and a food court with local and traditional favorites, this October festival is a must for the whole family.<\/p>\r\n

Harvest Fest takes place on the Hood River waterfront overlooking the Columbia River, where visitors can relax and watch windsurfers and kiteboarders play on the water. Find the bounty of the Gorge at the Hood River Valley Harvest Fest.<\/p>","post_name":"hood-river-valley-harvest-fest","post_type":"resource","slug":"events","name":"Events","lat":"45.7054","lng":"-121.521","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/fairs-festivals\/oregon-food-trips-events\/hood-river-valley-harvest-fest\/","terms":"an Oregon Food Trip<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Events<\/a>)"},{"ID":"3499493","post_title":"Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon","post_content":"

Experience one of the country's most spectacular and breathtaking marathon and half marathon courses (walking option). Begin your run on the historic Columbia River Highway with its colorful fall foliage, pass by waterfalls and enjoy amazing vistas. Pass through the small town of Mosier then wind your way up to the turnaround at Rowena Viewpoint which offers incredible views both to the east and west of the Columbia River Gorge. Finish your marathon on the banks of the Columbia River! With this year’s registration limit of 1000 runners we will fill up fast. Be sure to register early to save your spot! There are Team relay categories for the Half event. A dog friendly category for the Half.<\/p>","post_name":"columbia-gorge-marathon-and-half-marathon","post_type":"resource","slug":"events","name":"Events","lat":"45.7054","lng":"-121.521","distance":"0.4","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/sports\/columbia-gorge-marathon-and-half-marathon\/","terms":"a Sports Event<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Events<\/a>)"},{"ID":"4314622","post_title":"Mt. Hood Railroad - Dinosaur Train","post_content":"

The Mount Hood Railroad’s Dinosaur Train departs July 18-20, 25-27 and Aug. 1-3, 8-10 on Fridays at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Saturday\/Sundays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.<\/p>\r\n

For more information or to purchase tickets on the Dinosaur Train, please call 800-872-4661 or visit www.oregondinosaurtrain.com<\/a>. Tickets begin at $30 per adult and $25 per child. Discounts are available on Standard Safari Class seating for groups of 25 or more.<\/p>","post_name":"mt-hood-railroad-dinosaur-train","post_type":"resource","slug":"events","name":"Events","lat":"45.7091","lng":"-121.51","distance":"0.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/fairs-festivals\/mt-hood-railroad-dinosaur-train\/","terms":"a Fairs & Festival<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Events<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1481281","post_title":"Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim","post_content":"

The 72nd Annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim. Every year at dawn on Labor Day, 500 hearty souls jump from the deck of the Sternwheeler paddleboat into the mighty Columbia River to swim the 1.1 mile stretch from the Washington State shore to Hood River on the Oregon side of the river. Welcome to the annual Hood River County Chamber of Commerce event, the Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim. The swim originated in 1942 when local orchardist Roy Webster challenged himself and some friends to swim across the river--and it's been happening ever since.<\/p>\r\n

On the day of the swim, participants board the Sternwheeler in the wee hours of the morning to be ferried across the river. When signaled, swimmers jump into the \"refreshing\" Columbia and head back to the Oregon shore. To help them find their way, a special swim lane lined with volunteers using sail boats, kayaks, and paddle boards are there to guide, encourage, and protect swimmers as they cross the channel.<\/p>","post_name":"roy-webster-columbia-river-cross-channel-swim-2","post_type":"resource","slug":"events","name":"Events","lat":"45.711","lng":"-121.504","distance":"1.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/sports\/adventurecation-events\/roy-webster-columbia-river-cross-channel-swim-2\/","terms":"a Sports Event<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}