Monthly Archives: April 2013

The 9th Annual Classic Car Show

The 10th Annual Classic Car Show

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Shown Above)

Planned and coordinated by the Dalles Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Cherry Festival and the Classic Car Show aims to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of the local community.

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Cheery People and Cherry Cars at the 34th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center's Covered Wagon

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s Covered Wagon (Shown Above)

There was plenty of action this weekend at the Northwest Cherry Festival in The Dalles, Oregon. This year’s schedule of events included the Annual Lip Sync Contest, Saturday Parade, 9th Classic Car Show, Streetfest, vendors, and live music through out the streets of downtown.

It was a beautiful day with warm weather. Far and wide in the crowds, all you could see were cherry shirts and cherry dresses. Candy was thrown out to the little kids lined up on the streets excitedly waiting to see what horse, motorcycle, wagon, tractor, or band was ’round the corner.

Live music from the band Brewer’s Grade was heard from center stage in the Civic Auditorium’s historic theater.

On Federal Street, you could see people milling about car-struck at each of the classic beauties that owners drove from miles away to show off their restored works of art. From a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air to a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, each car told a story of a generation–a story that no doubt some admirer would definitely relate to in the midst of the family-oriented event.

Indeed, this year’s Cherry Festival was indicative of why so many people in the area look forward to this annual staple of late April. If you didn’t make it out this year, you’ll definitely want to make it a ‘don’t-miss’ next year.

Passport Weekend April 13-14th

Columbia Gorge Wineries

April 12th – 14th, 2013
Location: Over 27 Columbia Gorge Wineries
in Washington and Oregon

This is the event Gorge wineries look forward to all year. The Passport is your access pass to exclusive offerings and special discounts reserved for passport holders only, at over 25 Gorge wineries during this exciting 3 day event.

Enjoy terrific Passport privileges including free tastings, fantastic discounts, hors d’oeuvres, exclusive barrel sampling, vineyard tours, advance sampling of exciting new releases and reserve wines, live music and more. The Passport contains local lodging and dining offers, too.

This exciting event encourages Passport holders to explore the incredible wonders of the Columbia Gorge Wine Region and experience our “World of Wine” by touring participating wineries, getting their Passport stamped, enjoying exclusive access to their special offers and experiencing what makes each winery unique.