Alpenfest worth a trip to Northeast Oregon


WALLOWA LAKE — Lilting waltzes and polkas will fill the air around southern Wallowa Lake as Oregon’s Alpenfest brings Swiss-Bavarian culture to Wallowa County for the 39th year Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Oregon’s Alpenfest entices visitors from near and far, taking place in Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa Lake, with the main performances at the century-old Edelweiss Inn next to the Wallowa […]

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Beer Fest makes most of visitors


LA GRANDE — After months of deliberation, Eastern Oregon Beer Festival organizers decided to move the event to Aug. 19. “We originally had it in June every year, and we wanted to build that as our brand,” said Suzannah Moore, one of the La Grande Main Street Downtown members who helped organize the event. The original date happened to be […]

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Eight days of fun


ENTERPRISE — It’s an old-fashioned county fair that lasts a full week. The Wallowa County Fair begins Aug. 5 and runs through Aug. 12, and there’s hardly a moment of downtime in the busy schedule. This year’s activity schedule is based on approximate times, which are subject to change. The livestock and horse classes will vary depending on the class […]

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Celebrating the huckleberry


NORTH POWDER — A tiny purple berry gets a big celebration Saturday during the 11th annual Huckleberry Festival. This year’s theme is “A Huckleberry Eclipse.” The day begins early with a community all-school reunion from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the school. The meal cost is by donation, which will support the school’s boys athletic programs. For those who […]

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Union County Fair embraces change


LA GRANDE — The Union County Fair has two major schedule changes for participants this year, and some new events and vendors to bring the crowd. The change of schedule for this year, according to Margaret Spence who has been orchestrating many of the items on the fair’s schedule, said the senior breakfast will be on Wednesday this year instead […]

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Sidewalk fun at Crazy Days

Crazy Days

UPDATED July 13, 2017: The location of the firemen breakfast was misstated in the original story. LA GRANDE — Thanks to the Lovin’ Spoonful song, summertime sidewalks often call to mind temperatures “hotter than a match head,” but on July 14 and 15, downtown La Grande’s sidewalks mean only festival fun. Crazy Days is back with its hallmark sidewalk vendors, […]

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