Experience authentic Oregon at the Northwest Cherry Festival (April 27-29, 2018). Now in its 39th year, this popular festival showcases The Dalles’ deep agricultural and Western roots and is fantastic family fun. This year’s theme is “Return to the Planet of the Cherries.”
The three-day celebration includes the Gorge’s largest parade, Cherry Festival Parade, which begins on Saturday at 10 a.m. New for 2018 are a display of antique fire trucks in front of the Fire Museum and a beer truck with offerings from The Dalles’ exciting new brewery scene.
Local restaurants and bars across The Dalles will “Cherry It Up” all weekend with special cherry drinks and desserts, such as the When Cherry met Sally cocktail and Cherryiots of Fire crepes at Petite Provence.
The Senator Cliff Bentz Entertainment Stage will feature “Cherry Idol” singing contest on Saturday, a Gorge Country Media Community Celebration on Sunday, as well as other great live music. The Cascade Amusements Carnival will in full swing the entire weekend.
Other events include the Classic Car Show, Antique Fire Fighting Equipment Show and a Home & Lifestyles Show at The Dalles Civic Auditorium. There’s also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, a pie eating contest, art & craft vendors, and an agriculture job fai.
All the festivities will be held on First Street, between Union and Madison Streets. For a full schedule of events, visit the Northwest Cherry Festival for more information. It’s a cherry of a good time!
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