Makin’ It Better NEWSLETTER
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IT’S FALL FESTIVAL SEASON
After Labor Day, things quiet down a little bit on the Oregon Coast, but not too much. The Rod Run to the End of the World happens on the Long Beach Peninsula the weekend after Labor Day, and Astoria’s Sunday Market runs to Oct. 13. We looked far and wide and offer these other possibilities to get that last trip in before the rains. Bend’s Fall Festival happens Oct. 4–5 and features a harvest market, a fine art promenade, and a family play zone. Check out the details at BendFallFestival.com . Closer to home in Garibaldi, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is offering a Fall Splendor Excursion on Oct. 6 beginning at 11 a.m. Go to Eventful.com/Garibaldi to check out the details. The Oregon Heritage Farm is putting on its “AppleFest” in Hillsboro on Oct. 12. The festival features hay rides, music, and caramel apples. Details can be found at OregonHeritageFarms.com . This music and art festival celebrates the wildlife refuge with events sprawled throughout the town, including live music, art, craft vendors, nature walks, a salmon bake, and kids’ activities. Details can be found at RidgefieldFriends.org/Birdfest- bluegrass/ . Up river in Ridgefield, Washington, BirdFest is set for the first full weekend in October.
Astoria hosts the Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk on Sunday Oct. 13. Runners and walkers cross the Megler Bridge from Washington to Oregon. This is a popular event, and, if you are interested, go to GreatColumbiaCrossing.com soon to register. Looking for fall foliage? In the Columbia River Gorge, take the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway around the base of the mountain. This route descends through farmland and orchards in the Hood River Valley to the Historic Columbia River Scenic Byway, and offers not only fall colors but also 11 waterfalls.
If you are headed further south, the McKenzie River Highway (Route 126) headed east out of Eugene offers some of the best fall colors in the Pacific Northwest. Make a day out of it and check out Clear Lake, a great spot to fish, hike, and picnic. For the adventurous, take the side trip up along Highway 242 over the McKenzie Pass for spectacular view, but act quickly before the winter weather closes the pass.
Enjoy the season!
–Joe Di Bartolomeo
The Di Bartolomeo Law Office, P.C. 1139 Exchange Street | Astoria, Oregon | 503-325-8600 | www.JoeDiBartolomeo.com
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