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Welcome to Northeast Oregon! Every year we take a step back and see where we live through the eyes of our visitors. What kinds of things would we want someone who just drives in on I-84 to know about Northeast Oregon? What are our favorite activities? Must see attractions? Great places to eat, drink, stay and shop? It’s those things we try to share in our annual Visitors Guide, this year titled “84 Ways to Go Discover Northeast Oregon.” With so many travelers using cellphones, iPads and notebooks as they travel, this year we’ve added mobile versions of the guide. Browse these pages online at www.gonortheastoregon.com, or use our area’s new mobile app, Go Northeast Oregon. Once downloaded,

the app has up-to-the minute information on attractions and turn-by-turn GPS located instructions on how to get there. Receive weather, road and news notifications for Northeast Oregon, and listings for all of the businesses featured in this guide– it’s easy to find a place to eat, stay or shop wherever you are. Look for the latest area events and deals from advertisers, too. Go to our events and entertainment website, www. gonortheastoregon.com for the link or download Go Northeast Oregon from Apple iTunes, or Google Play. And above all, Go Discover Northeast Oregon, and enjoy!

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Visit the green, 12.4 acre park that sits next to the Grande Ronde River. Amenities include a covered pavilion, the city’s largest playground, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and restrooms in addition to easy access to the river. Visitors can also enjoy the recently added bridge that crosses the river and the trail that take patrons through the quiet and green beauty of Union County. The park is located at 3501 Spruce Street, just down the road from Riverside Green Mini Golf. For mini golf hours of operation, call 541-963-7361.

2. Maridell Center

For a variety of family-friendly activities, visit the Maridell Center, located at 1124 Washington Ave. in downtown La Grande. Featuring dancing, roller skating, mini golf, laser tag and a game room, kids and adults alike will find plenty to do. The center offers open skate from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and cosmic skate from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pirate-themed laser tag and Wild West Mini Golf is open

from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.maridellcenter.com or call 541-963-2023.

3. Union County Museum

The Union County Museum, located in Union at 333 South Main St., features one of the best collection of historic artifacts in this region. The museum's features include its Agriculture, Timber and Transportation Building. The building includes a model of the Hat Point lookout tower setting above a model of the Snake River on the rim of Hells Canyon. The museum also includes a Cowboys, Then and Now Exhibit. It shows how domestic cattle made their way to the United States and became an icon of the American west. The museum also features countless local historic photos and memorabilia items. The museum opens each Mothers Day and closes in mid October. Anyone finding the museum closed during business hours should go Union City Hall and a city official will find a volunteer to open the museum. For information call 541-562-6003.

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4. Morgan Lake

Morgan Lake is the centerpiece of a City of La Grande park. The lake is stocked with thousands of rainbow trout by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife each year. The lake has four fishing piers on the south end of the lake, restrooms, a small floating dock next to a boat launching site and much more. The park has gates that prevent the entry of motorized vehicles in the winter. Morgan Lake Park is about two miles southwest of La Grande. It can be reached via Morgan Lake Road, a steep gravel road.

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5. La Grande Drive-In

Relive the nostalgia of the drive-in at one of the only remaining drive-ins in Oregon. Since 1952, the La Grande Drive-In has entertained families with feature films. Upgraded in 2013, the theater now runs movies on a digital projection system. Patrons tune in to the audio on their car radios. The cost per car is $18.50 for up to five people and $4 per person after that. The drive-in is open Friday through Sunday during summer months, with each night including a double feature. Refreshments and snacks are available. For more information or upcoming shows, call 541-963-3866.

La Grande Drive-In late fall or early winter as soon as there is enough snow for alpine skiing. It remains open for skiing through early spring. The resort's alpine ski area has a top elevation of 8,000 feet and a base elevation of 7,100 feet. It has 21 ski runs, the longest of which is 1.5 miles. Its lifts include a triple chair and handle-tow lift. Anthony Lakes also has about 18 miles of groomed cross country ski trails, a ski lodge and a Nordic center. For information on the ski schedule of Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort call 541-856-3277 or visit its website at www. anthonylakes.com.

6. Elgin Opera House

The Elgin Opera House is a historic gem built in 1912 that hosts frequent shows put on by the Friends of the Opera House, community events and movies. The intimate setting and excellent acoustics, along with box seats, orchestra pit and rococo decor, make for quality theatrical experiences. The colonial style brick building with a dressed stone foundation is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Find the Elgin Opera House at 104 N. Eighth Ave.

Mount Emily Recreation Area, locally known as MERA, offers more than 3,600 acres of forest recreation just outside La Grande city limits. The eastern half of MERA is dedicated to non-motorized trails for recreationists to hike, bike and ride horses. Motorized use of ATVs, Jeeps and motorcycles is permitted above the rim, on MERA’s western half. During winter months, cross-country skiiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling is a popular activity on Mount Emily. Camping is available is on the Fox Hill Trailhead, with four primitive RV spaces and four back-in spots. To access Fox Hill Road from La Grande, follow Second Street to Black Hawk Trail Lane and take a left. Black Hawk Trail Lane becomes Fox Hill Road, a gravel road with a steep grade of 17 percent. For more information, visit, www.union-county. org/public-works/parks/mera/.

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10. Ladd Marsh

Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area features the largest hardstem bulrush marsh remaining in Northeast Oregon. Because this area is intended to protect nesting and migrating waterfowl, public access is limited to viewpoints and a one-mile nature trail, except during hunting season. The best observation points are along Foothill and Peach roads. A bird checklist is available, and group tours can be arranged. A fishing pond is located on the wildlife area. The wildlife area is located five miles south of La Grande.

11. Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Celebrate everything Celtic at the Celtic Festival & Highland Games slated Aug. 23 and 24 at the Union County Fairground. The seventh annual celebration of Celtic culture will feature musical entertainment, dance, demonstrations of Celtic physical prowess, food and more.

12. Cove Cherry Fair

Come join the family fun for all ages at Cove’s annual Cherry Fair & Arts Festival, held each year on the third Saturday in August on the Ascension School grounds. Just a few of the many activities in the works for this year’s event are the main street parade, bike ride, fun run/walk, hot air balloon lifts, sourdough pancake breakfast, lumberjack competition and, of course, live music throughout the day. And it wouldn’t be the Cherry Fair without the homemade dinners with all the fixin’s featuring their famous barbecue chicken rubbed in Cove’s special cherry sauce.

13. Eagle Cap Excursion Train

The Eagle Cap Excursion Train runs on a roadless stretch of track from Elgin to Minam in Northeast Oregon. Along the way, the train passes through a scenic landscape as it follows the Grande Ronde River downstream, then turns up the Wallowa River. Historically known as the Joseph Branch, the railroad is owned by the governments of Wallowa and Union counties, with the train operated by the

Elgin Stampede Friends of the Joseph Branch. Visit www. eaglecaptrainrides.com for trip descriptions and the current schedule or call 800-323-7330.

14. Bicycling

Whether you are into mountain biking or road biking, or both, Northeast Oregon has a challenge for every skill level. Mountain bikers enjoy the wide open spaces on more than 350 miles of mountain bike trails, all within 100 miles of La Grande. For more information, go to lagranderide.com. Road bikers get plenty of challenges on bike-friendly roads of the Oregon Scenic Bikeways. Tours of the Grande Ronde and Baker valleys beckons as does the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road. For information and maps on Eastern Oregon’s scenic bikeways and cycling routes, visit eova. com.

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this year is slated May 30 to June 1. Food, craft, and game vendors translates into plenty of fun for everyone. A barbecue feed takes place on May 30, while a firemen breakfast and parade unfold on May 31.

16. Minam State Recreation Area

This park is located in a remote steep valley with large pine trees dominating the landscape. The Wallowa River flows through the park and is noted for its fishing and rafting. Steelhead fishing in the spring and fall attracts many people. Wildlife is abundant with deer, bear, elk and an occasional cougar are seen in the area. Raft rentals are available at a nearby store and with a trip down the river, you could even see Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. A wide variety of flowers bloom in the spring in the area. The park is open from March to November.

the show features a variety of classic cars. This year’s event will also feature sculptures by automotive artist Dennis Hoyt.

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The Art Center at the Old Library, like many art centers throughout Oregon, is located in an old Carnegie library, this one built in 1912 and served as a library through the early 2000s. Today, the center hosts art shows, concerts, classes and more. Find the center at 1006 Penn Ave. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Contact the Art Center at ucartctr@eoni. com or by calling 541-624-2800.

18. Crazy Days

For crazy deals and sidewalk sales, go no further than downtown La Grande for Crazy Days July 12. The annual event encourages local vendors to get out on the main drag to go crazy with residents and visitors. The street festival is also home to the Grande Ronde-A-View Car Show, scheduled for July 11-14. Hosted by the Union County Timber Cruisers Car Club,

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Visit Catherine Creek State Park, about 8 miles east of Union on Highway 203. Features at its campground include 20 primitive sites with water nearby, parking, restrooms, two picnic areas, horseshoe pits and a 1-1/2-mile hiking trail. Campsites at the park can accommodate selfcontained recreational vehicles. The park has a size of about 160 acres.

spring to late summer. For information on the park’s days and hours of operation call 541-963-7186. to reach the park from La Grande travel west on Interstate 84 for about 10 miles to the Spring Creek exit. Then turn north off the exit and drive about 2-1/2 miles to the park by following signs to it.

21. Morel Mushroom Picking If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the advent of spring, or to get your family outside, hunting for morel mushrooms might just be your ticket. Morels are an edible mushroom that have a distinct honeycomb design on top and have a steak-like meaty aroma when

20. Oregon Trail Interpretive Park

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22. Huckleberry Picking

Climb around anywhere in the high elevations and you’ll find nature’s tasty treat: huckleberries. Huckleberry season typically starts in mid-July and runs for about a month. Find the berries spread over lowlying bushes in the mountains, but be sure to stay on public lands. Huckleberries are small, dark purple in color and will leave a red stain on your fingers. Be prepared to be stooped over to find the berries, but if you’re lucky you’ll land a patch you could pick for days.

23. Union County Fair

The last weekend in July is home to a rural classic, the county fair. July 30 - August 2

24. Disc Golf

The disc golf course has nine holes, also referred to as baskets. Each hole has a concrete tee. The first tee is about 50 feet southeast of the west edge of the Hoke Union Building. The course terrain is mostly flat and lightly wooded and runs throughout much of the Eastern Oregon University campus. The course is close to a decade old and has a length of about 2,500 feet. It is open year round.

26. Bird Track Interpretive Site

The Bird Track Interpretive Site is located along the Grande Ronde River off Highway 244 directly across from the Bird Track Springs Campground. It is popular with birders, photographers and those wanting to view wildlife and plants during the spring, summer and fall, and with snowshoers in the winter. The recreation site has one main trail which is 1.2 miles long and five other smaller spur trails with interpretive displays which wind along the river and cottonwood trees.

25. Hot Lake Springs

The Hot Lake Springs complex, located out Highway 203, includes a history center, an artist marketplace, mineral springs and a bed and breakfast. Its history center includes military and Native American artifacts, but the resort is most famous for its hot springs. In the early 1900s, people flocked to the springs to soak in the mineral waters. The bed and breakfast was recently renovated and includes special guest-only soaking tubs. Main gates are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.hotlakesprings.com or call 541-963-4685.

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The geothermal heated pool is located at 907 Water St. in Cove. The pool is 60 by 65 feet and has constant temperature of about 86 degrees. The pool is surrounded by green hills, lots of trees and is next to a rushing stream. The pool facility, which operated for many decades, has dressing rooms. The pool is now closed but will open again this summer. The summer schedule will be announced later. For information on the schedule call 541-568-4890 in the summer.

28. Hunting

Eastern Oregon has a large variety of game animals ranging from elk, deer, goat, sheep and birds. You can go hunting with a guide, or our on your own with a couple buddies, bag your animal and enjoy the meat for months afterwards. Check out http://www.dfw.state.or.us/ for hunting reports and regulations.

29. Eastern Oregon Livestock Show

The Eastern Oregon Livestock Show, located in Union, is among the oldest in the Northwest. Not only is there a rodeo and pari-mutuel racing, but also take time to view the many fine 4-H and FFA projects that will be on display at the grounds. These exhibits represent many months of hard work and dedication by the youth and their leaders of not just Eastern Oregon, but from all over Oregon. This year, the

rodeo will run June 2-8. Tickets are $9 for students and $16 for general admission. There is a special Sunday only package, two adult tickets and two children’s tickets for $30. Children 5-years-old and under get in for free. For more information call (541) 562-5631.

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30. Fishing

There’s nothing more relaxing than heading out to a lake with a reel. Eastern Oregon has a wide variety of opportunities to bring home steelhead, trout and other types of fish to put on your plate. Check out http://www.dfw.state.or.us/rr/ northeast/#fishing for fishing reports and regulations.

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34. Meacham Divide Nordic Park

This is Oregon's second largest nordic area with a trail system that is more than 12 miles long and is comprised of eight trails. The park is located Located 19 miles west of La Grande. The park’s season is typically from October or November until late May.

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32. Beer Festival

La Grande Main Street Downtown will play host to the first ever Eastern Oregon Beer Festival June 21. Gates will open at 11

a.m. for VIPs, noon for general passholders. The 21 and up event has announced more than 15 breweries, including Wallowa County’s Terminal Gravity. Passes are $18 before May 15, with pass prices rising to $20 after that. Your pass includes an official souvenir EOBF tasting mug and eight tasting tokens. The festival will run until 10 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds, with live music entertaining patrons in the evening. For information on where to get tickets, visit www.eobeerfest.org.

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Union County features many horseback riding trails, including the Mount Emily Recreation Area, Moss Springs and Catherine Creek. Mount Emily has miles of non-motorized, equestrian friendly trails with great views of the Grande Ronde Valley. To get there from Mt. Glen Road, head west on Igo Lane. For more information and a trail map: www.lagrandenaturally.com/mera. Moss Springs Trailhead allows riders to descend into the Minam River country or ride along ridges above the Grande Ronde Valley. Getting there take Oregon Highway 237 to Cove, then Mill Creek to Forest Road 6220, travel eight miles to the trailhead. North Fork Catherine Creek Trailhead has the scenic beauty of a creek running among large spruce and fir trees. The popular trailhead also provides access into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. To get

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36. Elgin Stampede

The Elgin Stampede celebrates 67 years in Elgin this year. Four days of rodeo action includes family night, followed by the Mark Nichols Memorial Bull Riding, kiddie

The La Grande Farmers’ Market kicks off its season May 17. The market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 pm. at Max Square, at the corner of Adams Avenue and Fourth Street in downtown La Grande. Find fresh produce, coffee, breakfast, crafts and live music at the market.

38. North Powder Huckleberry Festival

This annual event held July 26 celebrates the wild huckleberry which grows in surrounding mountains. A community breakfast and all-school reunion kicks off the event from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., the parade follows at 11 a.m., craft and food vendors, entertainment, a huckleberry dessert contest and silent auction, activities and games for kids, a firemen’s barbecue, the free “world’s longest huckleberry sundae” at 3 p.m., mud volleyball, a 5K and 10K fun run/walk, a guided bike ride on the

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39. La Grande Country Club

La Grande Country Club was established in 1924 and opened at its present location in 1928. For 80 years this highly regarded nine-hole layout has been a true test for the best of the best and enjoyable for the beginner. The tree lined fairways, elevated postage stamp greens, and a total yardage of 6,500 yards provide a wonderful place for any caliber of player to pursue their passion. Nestled in the Grande Ronde valley of Northeast Oregon with views of the Blue and Eagle Cap mountains La Grande Country Club is truly a golfing value. For more information or to make a tee-time, call 541-963-4241.

41. Buffalo Peak

The William Phillips designed Buffalo Peak Golf Course is an 18-hole layout owned and managed by Union County. Buffalo Peak is located on the edge of the small Eastern Oregon community of Union, just 16 miles southeast of La Grande. Highlights of the course include a dramatic landscape with views of the Grande Ronde Valley and surrounding Wallowa and Blue Mountain ranges, ponds and fountains. For more information or to make a teetime, call 541-562-5527. Farmers Market The Observer • 15

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43. Eagle Cap Wilderness

Access the Eagle Caps from the Lostine Canyon outside of Lostine, Hurricane Creek outside of Joseph, McCully Creek outside of Joseph or from Wallowa Lake. Trails allow horses, mules, hikers and dogs on leash. Call the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546 or visit http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/wallowa-whitman/ home.

44. Wallowa Lake Tramway

Open Daily May 31 through Sept. 28. Tram runs from Wallowa Lake to the top of Mountain Howard affording 360-degree view of the Wallowa Mountains. Visit http://wallowalaketramway.com for more information and rates.

45. Lostine Flea Market

Held during the Fourth of July weekend, the flea market features vendors offering new and used goods and food. Live bands, Southfork Grange breakfasts and the Lostine River Run round out the weekend. For more information, call Lostine City Hall at 541-426-4196.

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42. Wallowa Lake

The Wallowa Lake County Park is located at the north end of the lake outside of Joseph. Offers boat access and trailer parking, a swimming beach and fire rings. Day use only. Wallowa Lake State Park is on the south end of the lake offering camping, a swimming area, picnicking and a variety of natural history talks and hikes. Call

46. Cycling

Wallowa County offers side roads to Highway 82 like Whiskey Creek, Jim Town, and Hurricane Creek Roads for backcountry bike riding. The Wallowa Mountain Loop Road can be accessed from the Imnaha Highway and cyclists can travel all the way to Halfway in Baker County. For forest road and trail information call the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546.

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47. Zumwalt Prairie Preserve 50. Bronze Northeast of Enterprise, the Prairie has hiking trails from which trekkers can view native plants, birds and wildlife on a 33,000 acre preserve. Call 541-426-3458 or visit www.nature.org and look up Zumwalt Prairie Preserve.

48. Horseback Riding

The Eagle Cap Wilderness, Wallowa Ranger District and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area allow horseback riding. Call the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546. To rent horses or for guided tours call 541-432-4145.

49. Microbrews

Terminal Gravity is located at 803 East 4th Street in Enterprise. Open for lunch and dinner. Call for seasonal hours at 541-4260158 or visit www.terminalgravity.com. Mutiny is Brewing is at 600 North Main Street in Joseph. Visit mutinybrew.nfshost. com or call 541-432-5274.

Wallowa County has several bronze foundries. In Enterprise TW Bronze is at 202 Golf Course Road, 541-398-0380, and Parks Bronze is at 331 Golf Course Road, 541-426-4595. In Joseph, Valley Bronze is at 307 W. Alder St., 541-432-7551 and Norman Arts Inc. and Gallery is at 3-½ S. Main St.

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Oregon's Alpenfest is a fun-filled four-day celebration of Swiss and Bavarian culture, cuisine and liquid refreshment the last weekend of September. Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa Lake host polka music, folk dancing, alphorn blowing and yodeling plus consumption of Joseph Trading Post bratwurst, the official sausage of Alpenfest; Alpenfest Sauerkraut, and Terminal Gravity Alpenfest Ale. http://oregonalpenfest. blogspot.com/

Offers skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter and hiking, backpacking and horseback riding in the summer with access to the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Large parking lot has a warming hut and outhouses. Call the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546.

52. Ferguson Ridge

Located 10 miles outside of Joseph this all volunteer-run ski area is family-friendly with affordable ticket prices, a T-bar and rope tow. It has a rental shop and a lodge with snack bar. Open weekends and holidays, snow permitting, from Christmas to early April. Visit skifergi.com. Alpenfest The Observer â&#x20AC;˘ 19

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The Joseph festival features local and regional bluegrass, country, Celtic, folk mostly stringed music July 5. Look for more information on Facebook at “Joseph Mountain Music Festival.”

59. Wallowa County Fair

Set for Aug. 2-9 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise. Tour exhibits are held in Cloverleaf Hall, and visit the animals in the barns. Grab a hamburger at the snack bar or one of the vendors on the lawn. Visit http://extension.oregonstate. edu/wallowa/fair later this summer for a complete schedule. Joseph bronze

54. Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race

Oregon's only Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifier is held each January. Races start and finish at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area outside of Joseph. www.eaglecapextreme. com.

55. Bronze, Blues and Brews

Each summer Joseph City Park is transformed into a venue of cold brews and hot blues. This year Jam Night is Friday, Aug. 8, and the festival is Saturday, Aug. 9. www.bronzebluesbrews.com.

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Enterprise’s Main Street event is July 12 complete with shopping, music, art and food. Other features are historic tours of the Courthouse, antique cars and tractors and the Soapbox Derby. www.bowlbybash. org.

Hosted by the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28. Mule drawn tours, guest storyteller, live music, kids booths, great local food and local vendors. Visit http://www. maxvilleheritage.org/events.

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This summer’s week-long writer’s retreat is July 7-13 at Wallowa Lake’s Methodist Camp. The theme is “What the River Says,” exploring the themes of William Stafford, former Oregon poet laureate, on the centennial of his birth. Keynote speaker is Naomi Shihab Nye. www. fishtrap.org

The rodeo is set for June 14 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. It provides the best of the region’s saddle bronc and bull riders along with wild horse riding provides an afternoon professional rodeo. http:// www.mountainhighrodeo.com/home.

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Hells Canyon is a 10-mile wide canyon located along the border of Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington and Western Idaho. It is part of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and is North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet. The canyon can be accessed from Oxbow or Hells Canyon Dam. Rafting, jet boating, fishing and camping available. Contact the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce at www.wallowacountychamber.com.

63. Rafting

Self-guided tours available on the Wallowa, Grande Ronde and Snake Rivers. Put in for the Wallowa/Grande Ronde in Minam, the Grande Ronde in Troy or Boggan’s Oasis in Washington. Contact Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce at www.wallowacountychamber.com. For Minam launch site and campground information visit www.oregonstateparks.org.

64. Enterprise Winterfest

music, naming ceremonies and memorials are at the Homeland Project. Vendors and camping allowed on the grounds. Visit www.wallowanezperce.org, call 541-8863101 or email to tamkaliks@gmail.com.

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67. Lostine Harvest Festival

The festival is held in downtown Lostine between M. Crow’s and June’s Local Market and includes cider pressing, farmers’ market produce, food and music. Look for scheduling at www.chamber.com.

66. Wallowa Harvest Festival The festival is held at the Tamkaliks Pow Wow Grounds, Nez Perce Homelands Project in early October. Cider pressing, food, music, games and farmers market. Look for scheduling at www.wallowachamber.com.

68. Hiking in the Wallowas

Contact the Wallowa Mountain Office for maps. Call 541-426-5546 or visit the office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 201, E. Second St., Joseph.

Winterfest occurs on a variable weekend in December before Christmas, Santa visits Main Street, downtown businesses offer open houses, special sales, street-side music, food. The lighted parade crowns the event Saturday evening. Look for its annual scheduling on www.wallowacountychamber.com.

65. Tamkaliks Celebration

The 24th Annual Nez Perce Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast is July 18-20 in Wallowa. Three days of dancing,

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Trout, steelhead and Chinook fishing isopen seasonally on the Wallowa, Grande Ronde, Minam, Lostine and Imnaha rivers. Kokanee drives year-round fishing on Wallowa Lake. Visit www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/reg_changes/northeast.asp.

70. ATV Riding

New trails constructed by volunteers and the U.S. Forest Service provide days of riding in northern Wallowa County. Contact the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-4265546.

71. Matterhorn

The highest peak in the Wallowas can be accessed from trails leading out of Wallowa Lake. Contact the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546 for more information.

72. Hat Point Lookout

Outside of the town of Imnaha, Hat Point Lookout offers a vista like no other. Climb to the top to see Hells Canyon and the Snake River, the Wallowa and Blue

mountains. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, call the Wallowa Mountains Office for more information at 541-426.5546.

73. Snowmobiling

Trails are available at Salt Creek Summit northeast of Joseph. Contact the Wallowa Mountains Office at 541-426-5546 for more information.

74. Farmers Markets

The chance to experience to fresh produce abounds in Wallowa County with a market from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays in Enterprise on the Wallowa County Courthouse Lawn. A farmers market is also scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays in Lostine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays on Joseph Avenue and Main Street in Joseph

and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evans Park in Wallowa.

75. Wallowa Band Nez Perce Interpretive Center

Located at 209 E. Second St. in Wallowa, the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center Inc. is a partner in the Nez Perce National Historical Park and tells the story of the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail as part of Oregon's four National Historical Trails. Summer office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call for appt. to visit outside of these hours. For more information, call 541-886-3101 or email tamkaliks@gmail.com.

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Fireworks display from the middle of Wallowa Lake seen throughout the Upper Wallowa Valley. Show starts after dark. More details at www.wallowacountychamber.com.

The museum, located at 110 South Main Street in Joseph, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend to the third weekend of September. The museum is closed during the winter months, but visits may be arranged in advance by contacting the curator or museum staff at the numbers listed below. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors 65 and over, $2 students age. Children 6 and under get in free. For more information, call 541-4326095 or email museum@co.wallowa.or.us.

79. Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts

A three-day gala event features an exhibit of fine art, opening night artists' reception, live music, quick draw, demonstrations and workshops. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival is set for May 30 through June 1. For more information, visit http://wallowavalleyarts.org.

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81. Hells Canyon Mule Days Always the weekend after Labor Day at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. A taste of the old West Mule Days has music, poetry, Dutch oven and camp cooking, mule rodeos and the Saturday morning parade through Enterprise.

82. Juniper Jam

Enterprise’s Labor Day weekend music festival at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. Visit www.juniperjam.com for the full lineup.

Always the last full weekend in July. Bucking horse stamped trough downtown Joseph officially kicks off Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rodeos Wednesday through Saturday start at 7 p.m. Visit www. chiefjosephdays.org/rodeo.

83. Main Street Show and Shine

The first Enterprise Main Street Show and Shine is Aug. 15-16. Bronze trophies cast by TW Bronze will go to the Best in Show and the People’s Choice Award. Visit www. mainstreetshownshine.com.

84. Watershed Festival

Held the last Friday in June from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise. More than 35 booths have hands-on activities to explore and learn about the people, animals, plants, rocks and our way of life. This family-friendly event provides opportunities for individuals of all ages to listen, celebrate, and learn about Wallowa County. Visit www. wallowaresources.org.

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VISITOR INFO AND HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Visitor Information Eastern Oregon Visitors Center 490 Campbell St., Baker City, 97814 541-524-2127 www.visiteasternoregon.com

Chambers of Commerce Union County Chamber of Commerce 207 Depot Street, La Grande 541-963-8588 www.unioncountychamber.org

Manuel Museum 66172 Highway 203, La Grande 541-963-4685 www.hotlakesprings.com/index.html

Wallowa County Museum 110 S. Main St., Joseph 541-432-6095 www.co.wallowa.or.us/community_services/museum

Elgin Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1001, Elgin 541-786-1770 www.visitelginoregon.com

Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center 403 N. Main St., Joseph 541-426-3545 www.maxvilleheritage.org

Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce 309 S. River St., Enterprise 541-426-4622 www.wallowacountychamber.com

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center 209 E. Second St., Wallowa 541-886-3101 http://www.wallowanezperce.org/

Joseph Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1001, Joseph 541-432-0338 www.josephoregon.com/ Museums Eastern Oregon Fire Museum 102 Elm St., La Grande 541-963-8588 Union County Museum 331 S. Main St., Union 541-562-6003 www.ucmuseumoregon.com/

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From La Grande take Interstate 84 east for 25 mile to exit 285; In North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for four miles to Ellis Road; turn left on Ellis Road go about one mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway for 16 miles to campground.

Spring Creek Campground

From La Grande take Interstate 84 west for about 12-1/2 miles to exit 248; travel southwest on Spring Creek Road which becomes Forest Road 21 for 1-1/2 miles to campground.

Bird Track Springs Campground

From La Grande, travel north on Interstate 84 for about eight miles to exit 252; travel on Highway 244 for about six miles.

Frog Heaven Forest Campground

From La Grande take Interstate 84 west for about 20 miles to exit 252; head southwest on Highway 244 to Forest Road 21, turn northwest and head six miles to campground.

Spool Cart Campground

From La Grande take Interstate 84 west for 8-1/2 miles to exit 252; head southwest on Highway 244 and travel east for 12 miles to Forest Road 51; turn left on Forest Road 51 and go

From La Grande take Interstate 84 west for about eight miles to exit 252; travel west on Highway 244 for 23 miles to Forest Road 5160; turn left on Forest Road 5160 and go eight miles to campground.

Moss Springs Campground

From Cove turn right on the Union-Cove highway and go a half block; turn left on Hill Street and follow it to Second Street; continue on Second Street which turns into Mill Creek Road; follow Mill Creek Road which turns into Forest Road 6220; follow Forest Road 6220 for about eight miles to the campground.

Buck Creek Campground

From La Grande travel south on Highway 203 for about 25 miles; turn left on Catherine Creek Lane; travel on Forest Road 7785 for four miles to Forest Road 7787; on Forest Road 7787, travel about four miles to Forest Road 150; the campground is about a quarter-mile further.

West Eagle Meadow Campground

From Union turn left on East Beakman Street and continue on Highway 203 for 14 miles to Catherine Creek Summit; at the summit turn left on Forest Road 77 and follow it for 15 miles to the campground.

Emigrant Springs State Park

From La Grande take Interstate 84 west for 24 miles to exit 234 to the campground.

Hilgard Junction State Park

From La Grande take Interstate 84 west for about eight miles to exit 252; continue on Highway 244 for half a mile to the campground.

Red Bridge State Park

From La Grande travel on Interstate 84 west for for 9.4 miles to exit 252; follow Highway 244 west for 7.1 miles to the campground

North Fork Catherine Creek Campground

From Union turn left on E. Beakman Street and follow the signs to continue on Highway 203; from Union travel southeast on Highway 203 for 11 more miles to Catherine Creek Road; turn left on Catherine Creek Road for 4.2 miles to the North Fork Catherine Creek Recreation Area sign.

Buckhorn Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 for about 3-1/2 miles to Cow Creek Road; turn left on Cow Creek Road and go about five miles to the OK Gulch/ Zumwalt-Imnaha Road; turn right on the OK Gulch/ Zumwalt-Imnaha Road and go 9-1/2 miles to the where it turns into the ZumwaltBuckhorn Road; continue on the Zumwalt-Buckhorn Road for about 23 miles to Forest Road 780; turn right on Forest Road 780 and go 0.3 miles to campground.

Cloverdale Campground

From Elgin head northeast on Highway 82 for 15 miles.

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 for about eight miles; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road; travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 30 miles; before Imnaha River bridge turn right on Forest Road 3960 and go four miles along Imnaha River to campground.

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Minam State Recreation Area

Located 23 miles southeast of La Grande on Oregon Highway 203/ Medical Springs Highway off Interstate 84. Features 20 primitive sites, two group picnic areas.

Blackhorse Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 towards Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go about eight miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 30 miles to campground.

From Enterprise travel north on Highway 3 for 14 miles to Forest Road 46; turn right on Forest Road 46 and go about 13 miles to the Crow Creek Road; turn left on Crow Creek Road and go about one mile; turn right off Crow Creek Road and continue on Forest Service Road 46 for about 12-1/2 miles to the Forest Service 4650 road to campground.

Dougherty Campground

From Enterprise travel north on Highway 3 for 14 miles to Forest Road 46; turn right on Forest Road 46 and go about 13 miles to the Crow Creek Road; turn left on

Crow Creek Road and go about one mile; turn right on the Chesnimus Creek Road go about 6-1/2 miles to Forest Road 4670; turn left on Forest Service Road 4670 and go north 9-1/2 miles towards Billy Meadows; after Billy Meadows Guard Station look for Forest Road 46 and turn right; go about 1.8 miles on Forest Road 46 to campground.

Hidden Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go about eight miles to Wallowa Loop Road; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road; travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 30 miles; turn left off Forest Road 39 to Forest Road 3960 and go seven miles to campground.

Lake Fork Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 towards Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go about eight miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 45 miles to campground.

Lick Fork Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 for about eight miles; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road; travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 16 miles to campground.

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From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go about eight miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 31 miles to campground.

Saddle Creek Campground

From Enterprise travel south six miles on Highway 82 towards Joseph; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go 30 miles to Imnaha, Oregon; in Imnaha travel about 18 miles on Forest Road 2640 (Hat Point Road) to campground.

Twin Lakes Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 towards Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go about eight miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 40 miles to Forest Road 66; turn left on Forest Road 66 and go about 11 miles to campground.

Vigne Campground

From Enterprise travel north on Highway 3 for 14 miles to Forest Road 46; turn right on Forest Road 46 and go about 13 miles to the Crow Creek Road; turn left on Crow Creek Road and go about one mile to Chesnimus Road; turn right off Crow Creek Road to Chesnimus Road and go about 11.5 miles to campground.

Grande Ronde Lake Campground

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to exit 285; in North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for four miles to Ellis Road; turn left on Ellis Road and go about one mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway for 16 miles to the ski area; past the Anthony Lake Ski Area for about one mile to Forest Road 43; after about 1/2 mile turn left to campground.

Mud Lake Campground

From La Grande head on Interstate 84 East for 25 miles to exit 285; in North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for four miles to Ellis Road; turn left on Ellis Road and go about one mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway for 16 miles to campground.

Arrow Forest Campground

From Enterprise travel northwest on Highway 82 to Lostine; in Lostine go seven miles south on the Lostine River Road to Forest boundary; Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210; travel on Forest Road 8210 up the Lostine Canyon for 10 miles to campground.

Boulder Park Campground

From La Grande go about 25 miles southeast on Highway 203 to Medical Springs; in Medical Springs turn left on Big Creek Road and go 1-1/2 miles to Forest Road 67; turn left on Forest Road 67 and go about 14 miles to Forest Road 77; turn left on Forest Road 77 and go 1/2 mile to Forest Road 7755; turn right on FSR 7755 to go up Eagle Creek; the Campground is about 3.5 miles up Forest Road 7755.

Boundary Campground

From Enterprise head northwest of Highway 82 back towards Wallowa; in Wallowa look for Boundary Campground signs and turn left on First Street and go 0.4 miles; turn left on North Bear Creek Road and go 1.2 miles; turn left onto Forest Road 8250 and go six miles; turn right onto Forest Road 040 and go 0.7 miles to campground.

Buck Creek Forest Campground

From La Grande travel south on Highway 203 for about 25 miles; turn left on the Catherine Creek Lane; travel on Forest Road 7785 for four miles to Forest Road 7787; on Forest Road 7787, travel about four miles to Forest Road 150 to campground.

Canyon Forest Campground

From Enterprise travel northwest on Highway 82 to Lostine; in Lostine go seven miles south on the Lostine River Road to Forest boundary; Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210; travel on Forest Road 8210 up the Lostine Canyon for 3-1/2 miles to campground.

Fish Lake Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go about eight miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 40-1/2 miles to Forest Road 66; turn right on Forest Road 66 and go about 15 miles to campground.

Hurricane Creek Campground

From Enterprise on Main Street (Highway 82) turn right on Hurricane Creek Road/South River Street

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Indian Crossing Campground

From Enterprise travel south on Highway 82 to Joseph for about 6-1/2 miles; in Joseph turn left on Highway 350 for about eight miles; turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road; travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 30 miles; before Imnaha River bridge turn right on Forest Road 3960 and go nine miles along Imnaha River to the end of the road to campground.

Irondyke Campground

From Enterprise travel west on Highway 82 for 10 miles to Lostine; in Lostine turn left at Lostine River Road and go seven miles; the Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210 at Forest Boundary; continue 7-1/2 miles on Forest Road 8210 to campground.

Shady Campground

From Enterprise travel west on Highway 82 for 10 miles to Lostine; in Lostine turn left at Lostine River Road and go seven miles; the Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210 at Forest Boundary; continue 10-1/2 miles on Forest Road 8210 to campground.

Turkey Flat Forest Campground

From Enterprise travel west on Highway 82 for 10 miles to Lostine; in Lostine turn left at Lostine River Road and go seven miles; the Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210 at Forest Boundary; continue nine miles on Forest Road 8210 to campground.

Two Color Campground

From La Grande go approximately 25 miles southeast on Highway 203 to Medical Springs; in Medical Springs turn left on Big Creek Road

and go 1-1/2 miles to Forest Road 67 and turn left; travel on Forest Road 67 for about 14 miles to Forest Road 77; turn left on Forest Road 77 for 1/2 mile and then turn right onto Forest Road 7755 to go up Eagle Creek; travel about 1/2 mile on Forest Road 7755 to campground.

Two Pan Campground

From Enterprise travel northwest on Highway 82 to Lostine; in Lostine go seven miles south on the Lostine River Road to Forest boundary; Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210; travel on Forest Road 8210 up the Lostine Canyon for 11 miles to campground.

Walla Walla Forest Campground

From Enterprise travel northwest on Highway 82 to Lostine; in Lostine go seven miles south on the Lostine River Road to Forest boundary; Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210; travel on Forest Road 8210 up the Lostine Canyon for six miles to campground.

West Eagle Meadow Campground

From La Grande travel south on Highway 203 for about 14 miles to Union; in Union turn left on East Beakman Street and continue on Highway 203 for 14 miles to Catherine Creek Summit; at the summit turn left on Forest Road 77 and follow for 15 miles to campground

Williamson Campground

From Enterprise travel west on Highway 82 for 10 miles to Lostine; in Lostine turn left at Lostine River Road and go seven miles; the Lostine River Road turns into Forest Road 8210 at Forest Boundary; continue four miles on Forest Road 8210 to campground.

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First Baptist Church Crossroads 3)84(302).'s  Community Church Sun. 8:45 AM - Bible Classes 601 Jefferson Ave., La Grande (541) 963-4342

Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Night 6:15 pm Kingdom Kids - Youth in Action

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Sun. 10:00 AM - Worship Wed. 6:15 PM - AWANA

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9:30 am - Worship 10:30 am - Fellowship 11:00 am - Classes & Adult Forum Pastor in Resident: Rev. Colleen Nelson

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Mailing address: 1804 Adams Ave.

(541) 663-1735

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Sunday School for all ages - 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:00 am Pastor Carl Seelhof Phone: 541-805-0764 grace.lutherancove@gmail.com

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Sundays at 10 a.m. Dan Mielke 541-663-6122 www.celebrationcommunitychurch.org

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UNION COUNTY MAJOR EVENTS

16-17 — Indian Arts Festival & Powwow, La Grande 16, 6:30 p.m. — Ag Timber Parade, La Grande 17 — La Grande Farmers Market, Tuesdays and Saturdays through October 30-June 1 — Hog Wild Days, Island City

June

2-June 8 — Eastern Oregon Livestock Show/Rodeo, Union Union County Fair 4 — Grande Ronde Symphony Concert, La Grande 14 – The second annual Elgin May Sprint Triathlon 2-4 —Grande Tour Scenic 14-15 — Elgin Riverfest Bikeway Spring Ride 14 – Eagle Cap Excursion 11— Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Family Fun Day Train, Mother’s Day Brunch 21 — First Annual Eastern 16-18 — Grande Ronde Valley Oregon Beer Festival Springfest ‘14 and Birdathon 27-29 — Sol West Fair

May

4 — La Grande Community Fireworks Celebration 5 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: I Love America Train 10-13 — Elgin Stampede 11-12 — Crazy Days, La Grande 17 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Cowboy Country Dinner Train 18-19 — Relay for Life, La Grande 26 — North Powder Huckleberry Festival 30-Aug. 2 — Union County Fair

August

2 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Looking Glass Fish Hatchery Tour Train 9 — Grassroots Festival, Union 14 — Eagle Cap Excursion

Train: Cowboy Country Dinner Train 16 — Cove Cherry Fair and Arts Festival 16 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Minam Picnic Train 23-24 — Seventh annual Celtic Festival and Highland Games, La Grande

September

13 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Two Rivers Train 27 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Two Rivers Fall Foliage Photography Train 27 — 17th annual Drug-Free Relay

October

11 — Eagle Cap Excursion Train: Two Rivers Autumn Train Robbery

WALLOWA COUNTY MAJOR EVENTS

30-31 – June 1 — 32nd Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts, Joseph

June

6-7 — A Taste of Joseph & Uptown Quilt Show 14 — Mountain High Broncs & Bulls, Enterprise 27 — 10th annual Watershed Festival, Enterprise 28 — Maxville Gathering

July

July

3-6 — Lostine Flea Market 4 — Wallowa Old Time Fourth of July 4 — Shake The Lake 4th of July Fireworks, Wallowa Lake

5 — Joseph Mountain Music Festival 7-13 — 27th annual Summer Fishtrap, Wallowa Lake 12 — Fifth Annual Bowlby Bash, Enterprise 18-20 — Tamkaliks Celebration (Pow Wow), Wallowa 22-27 — Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

16 — Wallowa County StockGrowers Ranch Rodeo, Enterprise 21-24 – Wallowa County Thunder Run, Enterprise 30 — Fourth Annual Wallowa Lake State Park Kokanee Festival 30 — Juniper Jam Music Festival

August

September

2 — Sunrise Iron Antique Tractor Show 2-9 — Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise 8-9 — 18th Annual Bronze Blues And Brews, Joseph 15-16 — Main Street Show & Shine, Enterprise

5-7 — Hells Canyon Mule Days, Enterprise 21 — Second Annual International Day of Peace, Joseph 25-28 — Oregon’s Alpenfest, Wallowa Lake 27 — Paint the Town Plein Art, Joseph

November

28-29, Dec. 5-6 — Jingle through Joseph

December

5-6 — Handcrafters Guild Holiday Bazaar, Enterprise 12-13 — Enterprise Winterfest Celebration

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