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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‘Our Little Switzerland’


WALLOWA LAKE — Although Alpenfest was included in The Oregonian’s list Oregon’s best places to raise a stein for Oktoberfest, the Swiss-Bavarian festival stands apart from that celebration. “We try to differentiate ourselves from all the Oktoberfest celebrations happening in the area,” Chuck Anderson, Alpenfest president, said. Anderson said Oregon has a decent population of Swiss people, but Wallowa County […]

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