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Bonners Ferry September 21 — Art in the Wild Kootenai Wildlife Refuge. Purchase fine art, have breakfast or lunch and listen to some of Bonners Ferrys’ most talented musicians.

North Idaho Coeur d’Alene September 21 — Coeur ‘SUP: Stand-Up Paddle Board Races & Festival First-ever competitive event at Coeur d’Alene’s City Beach includes six different solo, team and relay race categories, from 1 to 4 miles.

September 21 — ACBS International Boat Show Celebrate the legacy of antique and classic boats by watching them in action on the lake and the boardwalk.

September 27-28 — Downtown Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest Celebrate German heritage, enjoy harvest brews and cheer on competitors in the Gran Fondo biking event. Your $20 admission includes a keepsake glass beer mug, six sample tickets and access to all music.

September 28 — Coeur d’Fondo Join fellow cyclists for a ride around beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Chose distances of 15 to 108 miles.

October 3-12 — Art from the Heart Celebrate performing and fine arts in downtown Coeur d’Alene with fun activities, galleries and live entertainment, from small combos to symphony orchestras.

November 29 — Coeur d’Alene Christmas Lighting and Parade Enjoy an evening parade down Sherman Avenue followed by fireworks and the illumination of thousands of lights around The Coeur d’Alene Resort area. It’s the start of Kootenai Health’s Festival of Trees and the kickoff of the “Journey to the North Pole” holiday cruises. (208) 765-4000 or

Lewiston October 5 — Octoberfest Fly-In Breakfast, Community Yard Sale and Swap Meet Lewiston Airport.

November 23-30 — Clearwater Snake Steelhead Derby Be among the thousands trying to haul in great prizes – and great fish – at this annual tournament.

November 23 — Winter Spirit Holiday Lighting Ceremony Lewiston’s Locomotive Park. Come see the annual illumination of thousands of lights, including a full-sized locomotive. There will also be a community fire and a special dancing area for kids.

Priest River September 27-28 —“Head of the Pend Oreille” Rowing Regatta Rowing crews from many western states and British Columbia will compete in this 5K event, which runs concurrent with the Priest River Octoberfest.

September 28 — Octoberfest Historic Downtown Priest River

Sandpoint September 21 — Panida Theater Autumn Fest Wine Tasting and Auction Ponderay Events Center. Local restaurants and wine and beer distributors will provide appetizers, desserts and beverages; plus enjoy a huge selection of unique auction items and live entertainment. (208) 263-9191

November 30 - January 1, 2014 — Eagle Watching Cruises Coeur d’Alene Resort. See hundreds of eagles in their natural habitat.

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Advertising Supplement to S−R Media/The Spokesman−Review • Wednesday, September 18, 2013

those seeking a few more outings.

By Holly Jones Marketing Correspondent

his year’s hot summer has many anglers looking forward to a cooler fall and great conditions on local waterways. Wayne Jordan, a y ďŹ shing instructor at Silver Bow Fly Shop and a sales manager at REI, said this time of year is generally an excellent time to get out on the water. “Fishing in the Spokane area is as good as it gets during the fall,â€? he said. “Anglers have so many options within a few hours of downtown Spokane that it’s sometimes difďŹ cult to pick a spot.â€?

Fishing picked up on the Spokane River as the summer warmed up, and anglers on the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River shared reports of fairly good ďŹ shing where the water was low and clear. The rifes on Idaho’s St. Joe River proved to be some of the best spots, and the lower river ďŹ shed well late into the season. The lower few miles of the Clearwater River showed promise in the early morning and evening, even into later August. Local lakes encouraged anglers to “go deepâ€? as the heat slowed things down, but the change in seasons may restore hope for


Gary Mendel, Southeast District ďŹ sh biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said steelhead numbers are rapidly increasing near the Columbia and Snake River dams. In his “Weekenderâ€? post at wdfw. com, Mendel said that “the return of fall chinook salmon to the Snake is expected to be a 30- to 40-year record number this year.â€?

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On the Snake and Grande Ronde rivers, bass ďŹ shermen have seen good numbers, and steelhead should start moving through around mid-September.

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He said there is great potential at major waterways. In our area, this includes the Spokane River and Medical and Amber lakes, east for the Coeur d’Alene River in Idaho or the Clark Fork in Montana, or west to the Yakima River. “If I had to pick one ‘must-do’ this fall it would be to go to the Grande Ronde River. Take in all the scenery and if you’re lucky maybe even catch a steelhead or two,” Mendel said. The Snake River opened for hatchery fall chinook fishing Sept. 1. Another WDFW fall opening will be the Columbia River from the Highway 395 bridge to the old Hanford town site Oct. 1 or earlier. The peak of fall chinook salmon season is expected in late September to early October. If you’re new to fishing locally, there are several guide services and clubs that offer tips, techniques, and friendships among other anglers. Christina Deubel, a local artist specializing in fly fishing and fly painting, recommends two groups: the Spokane Fly Fishers and Project Healing Waters, the latter of which is a fishing club for wounded veterans. Deubel said that this year has been exceptional.

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“I have not had a day on the water where I did not catch fish. It has been great from my viewpoint,” she said. There are several upcoming tournaments featuring tiger muskie, bass, trout, catfish, perch, carp, sunfish, walleye, kokanee salmon, and hatchery steelhead. You can learn more about upcoming tournaments and other regulations from Idaho Department of Fish and Game at fishandgame. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife,

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Medical Lake, near Spokane, is a great fishing area for rainbow trout and other fish. Photo courtesy Wayne Jordan


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By NICOLE SKINNER Marketing Correspondent

he Inland Northwest offers plenty of spooky offerings to get hearts racing, imaginations running wild and voices screaming. Here’s a run-down: ■ Scarywood: From Oct. 4-Nov. 2, Silverwood Theme Park gets a scary facelift. This year, Scarywood promises to “Scare the Yell Out of You” with areas like Blood Bayou, a forestthemed haunted building; Terror Canyon Trail, where visitors encounter nightmarish individuals; and The Zombiewood Express, where the steam locomotive is transformed into a zombie hunting machine. Other new attractions are described at

The park also includes improved “scare zones,” which could be anywhere in the park. All the rides are running, including Tremors, which now goes backwards. Scarywood has a suggested age of 13 and older — fun for teens and older visitors, but terrifying for grade schoolage kids. Attendance is limited Post Falls Haunted House each evening, and guests are encouraged to buy tickets online in advance at and save $5. Fall is when 2014 season passes go on sale. Prices go as low as $73.99 between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, which is the best price you’ll receive during the year, and a 47 percent discount from next year’s prices. ■ Post Falls Haunted House: The Post Falls Lions Club organizes this nationally-known attraction at Fourth and Post streets, which runs 6 p.m.-midnight, Fridays-Saturdays, Oct. 4-31, with the exception of Halloween week when it’s

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open 6-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Thrill-seekers should arrive early, especially on weekends, since lines form quickly. Lions Club members give Haunted House funds to local charitable organizations. Visit Post Falls Lions Haunted House on Facebook. ■ Field of Screams: This is a scarier night-time version of the family-friendly Incredible Corn Maze near Hauser, Idaho. V Visit field-of-screams for hours, prices and eld-of rules. Purchasing a Field of Screams rules tick ticket includes admission to three non-haunted corn mazes. no ■ Montana Ghost Towns: Places like Virginia City and Nevada City are naturally spooky, but are also good opportunities for p people to learn local history. The Montana M Heritage Commission offers o a variety of Halloween activities at (406) 843-5347. act

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Mukogawa’s Weekend Homestay Program Share Fall Family Traditions!

Eastern Washington Spokane/Spokane Valley September 20 — Otsukimi: Japanese Moon Viewing Festival Japanese Cultural Center. Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. Learn about tea ceremony, sample treats, and try calligraphy.

September 20-October 20 — “Les Misérables”

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute is an intensive English Language Program for University students from Spokane’s sister city, Nishinomiya, Japan.

Spokane Civic Theatre. This spectacular international sensation will open the 2013-2014 season.

We are currently accepting applications for host families. An MFWI host family is responsible for a homestay experience for just one weekend in the term! New host families receive information and orientation materials to make their first homestay a successful and memorable weekend for everyone.

Mirabeau Point Park and CenterPlace Regional Event Center. One of the city’s favorite community events includes food, entertainment, a balloon race, a bike ride, a triathlon and the Hearts of Gold parade.

September 20-22 — Valleyfest

October 4-6 — Custer’s Fall Antique Show

Fall Homestay Weekends are October 25-27, November 1-3 or November 8-10

Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Largest indoor antique and collectors sale of its kind in the Inland Northwest with 200 dealers participating from all over the West Coast.

Please call us today to get involved at: (509) 232-2071 or visit our website:

October 5-6 — Spokane Humane Society Booktober Book Sale Spokane Humane Society. Browse through more than 10,000 lowpriced books and CDs and help local furry friends.

October 6 — “Capitol Steps” INB Performing Arts Center. A night of political parodies performed in recognizable character.

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October 11-13 — Home Idea Show Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Improve, build or renovate your home. You’ll see the latest products and services to make your next home improvement project a success.

Nov 22 – Dec 22, 2013

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May 2 – June 1, 2014

May 16 – June 15, 2014

The Tempest

Jan 31 – Feb 23, 2014

The Mousetrap

Feb 28 – March 16, 2014

October 18-20 — Bead Stampede October 18-20 — Washington State Quilters’ Show October 19 — Octobrewfest Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Microbrews, great auction items, food, friends and fun.

October 25-27 — Mt. Spokane Ski Swap Spokane Fair & Expo Center. The region’s largest winter sports equipment and clothing sales event, featuring thousands of new and used winter sports items sold by both individuals and area sporting goods stores.

November 9 — Spokane Cork & Keg

Box Office: 509-325-2507 | 1020 N Howard St.

Mirabeau Park Hotel. Taste hundreds of wines and hand-crafted beers from the Northwest and beyond.

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Spokane/Spokane Valley cont. November 9-10 — Fall Folk Festival Spokane Community College. Traditional and ethnic dance, music, workshops, special entertainment, crafts for children and jamming.

November 7-11 — “Mark Twain on Man and His World” Interplayers Theatre. Mr. Twain will comment on the human being, his place in the world, his habits, his foibles and his fellow animals.

November 15-17 — Man Show Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Finally an event designed just for MEN! Not just one man but EVERY MAN!

November 22-24 — Custer’s Christmas Arts & Craft Show Spokane Fair & Expo Center. 300 of the finest artists and crafters from across the United States.

November 23 - December 24 — Horse & Carriage Rides Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Experience the wonder of an oldfashioned holiday season.

November 23 — Mannheim Steamroller INB Performing Arts Center. The beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller combined with dazzling multimedia effects.

November 29 - January 1, 2014 — Campbell House, Home for the Holidays. Experience the holidays in early 1900s.

Nov. 29-30 — “Celtic Thunder: Mythology” Northern Quest Casino. Learn about Nordic history and legends,


including how parts of this culture remain part of our world.

December 3-14 — Christmas Tree Elegance The Davenport Hotel. A raffle of 18 themed custom-decorated trees with prizes which include gift certificates, items and cash valued at approximately $5,000.

December 11-12 — Christmas Evermore Series Bing Crosby Theater, The Singing Nuns.

December 31 — First Night Spokane Downtown Spokane. Fantastic musicians, dancers and visual artists, create your own crafts and watch magic happen, all in one night.

January 23-24, 2014 — Inland Northwest RV Show & Sale Spokane Fair & Expo Center. The largest RV show in the Inland Northwest.

January 31- February 8, 2014 — National Boat Show Spokane Fair & Expo Center. Only in a boat!

Green Bluff September 21-October 27 — Apple Festival Visit Green Bluff farms for this annual fall celebration. Pick your own apples and pumpkins, and then dig into pumpkin donuts.

November 29 - December 24 — Holiday Memories Green Bluff. Cut your own Christmas tree and take pictures with Santa. Select gifts of fresh fruits, unique food items, candy, and wine.


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Colfax October 4-5 — Autumn Harvest Hullaballoo Enjoy harvest party, kids’ activities, antique sale and other fun downtown events.

Clarkston October 31 — 6th Street Trick or Treat


Come downtown for costume and coloring contests. Free goodie bags can be taken to more than 40 downtown merchants for safe treats. Free and open to the public.

Ione October 5-6, 12-13, 26-27 — North Pend Oreille Valley Train Ride 20-mile round-trip train rides along and across the scenic Pend Oreille River. (877) 525-5226 or ®

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Concerts, dancing and a parade featuring participants from around the Northwest and British Columbia.

October 5-6, 12-13, 26-27 — Leavenworth Oktoberfest German food and beer with bands from the U.S., Canada and Germany.

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Leavenworth September 27-29 — Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival

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December 6-8, 13-15 and 22-22 — Christmas Lighting Festival A Leavenworth Christmas is a delightful blend of old world and new world traditions.

January 17-19 — Bavarian Icefest Snowshoeing, dog sledding, weight pulling, snow sculpture and a chili cook off. Don’t let a little snow keep you inside.

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Odessa September 20-22 — Odessa Deutchesfest

Society. Enjoy a program of special music by this talented regional singing group.

Attracting an average of 30,000 people, Deutchesfest is the community’s main event celebrating its German heritage. Activities range from a great selection of live bands, a bed race, Beirgarten, Youth Garten, German foods, Arts and Craft Show, Flea Market, Parade, Fun run, 3 on 3 basketball, poker run, and more.

The information was acquired through the community events and calendar sections of regional travel sites, or submitted to us directly. AwayďŹ nder/S-R Media is not responsible if details change about a speciďŹ c event. People who want to attend or receive more information about a particular event, including ticket availability, are encouraged to contact the sponsoring organization.

Okanogan October 4-14 — Fall Okanogan Harvest/Wine Festival 10 day festival takes place across the valley during grape harvest! BBQ cook off.

Ritzville October 5 — Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale Menno Mennonite Church. Food, handicrafts from the Third World, and an auction of quilts and handcrafted furniture. mennonitecountryauction.

Wenatchee September 21 — Wenatchee Taste of the Harvest Downtown Wenatchee. Sample award winning wines while enjoying live music, shopping harvest market and children’s activities.

September 19-21 — Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Celebrate the return of the Salmon to the Wenatchee River with food, entertainment, craft booths and outdoor activities.


November 9 — Holiday Wine Walk Downtown Wenatchee. Stroll through the downtown merchants for wine tastings, holiday sales and special events.

Palouse October 18-19, 25-26 — Haunted Palouse Downtown Palouse becomes a spooky place with two haunted houses, a haunted hay ride and other fun Halloween touches. (509) 878-1742 or

Pullman October 3-5 — Humanitas World Festival

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Washington State University. This inaugural festival is a collaborative initiative organized by WSU Performing Arts and will feature world music, dance, cuisine, workshops, school outreach programs, and other activities.

October 25-26 — Pullman Arts and Crafts Festival, Pullman Visit Beasley Concourse for an evening of browsing and hopefully purchasing one-of-a-kind creations.

November 14 — Chocolate Decadence More than 30 businesses will be handing out free samples of chocolates and other treats. There are also special instant-win larger prizes up for grabs.

Uniontown October 20 — Encore! St. Boniface Catholic Church. A performance by the Palouse Choral







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Like Washington, there are hunter’s education requirements for first-time hunters: By NICOLE SKINNER Marketing Correspondent

risp morning air. Silence in the woods except for your light tread and maybe an elk bugling farther up the path. It must be hunting season, or more accurately, time for huntin’. Whether you’re a Washington or Idaho hunter, it’s important to follow all state license requirements and hunting laws as you head out this season. New hunters or even seasoned ones should read through each state’s current year hunting regulations. For Washington hunters, visit to download a proclamation, purchase a hunting license, apply for tags or review special permit applications. First-time Washington hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, must produce proof that they have completed a hunter’s safety education course. In Washington, it’s also important to remember the Hunter’s Orange law as posted on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife site:

Individuals born after Jan. 1, 1975, must complete a hunter education course to purchase an Idaho hunting license OR show proof of a previously held valid hunting license in Idaho or another state. Avid hunter Ron Skinner, of Post Falls said the most important thing for him to remember during hunting season “is to make sure your truck has a full tank of gas. That and to really study the proclamation for the area you’re hunting so that you make sure you’re in the correct area for your hunt,” he said. Popular game to hunt in Washington and North Idaho in the fall include deer and elk. In Idaho, you can apply for special permits to hunt pronghorn, mountain lion, black bear and wolf, plus Idaho’s trophy species hunts that include moose, big horn sheep and mountain goat. There are also several waterfowl, upland species and trapping species that you can hunt too. Discover more about the options at fishandgame. Washington species available for hunting includes bear, cougar, moose, goat and sheep. The state also offers small game trapping, turkey, upland birds and waterfowl species on their hunt list. View full details at game_species/. No matter where you hunt, remember that after filling a tag, all hunters are required by law to provide a harvest report to the state. Check your state proclamation for complete details.

A minimum of 400 square inches of fluorescent hunter orange exterior clothing is required. It must be worn above the waist and be visible from all sides. A hat, by itself, does not meet this requirement. Confirm when hunter’s orange applies to a hunt and also find out about and special situations where the hunter’s orange does not apply by visiting regulations/hunter_orange/. For those who hunt in Idaho, there is not a hunter’s orange law but hunter’s orange is still highly recommended. View the official state policy at public/education/hunterOrange.pdf. Learn Idaho State’s proclamation for all important hunting laws, licensing requirements, tag information and places to hunt at You can even purchase your license online.


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By Carl Gidlund Marketing Correspondent

Another premier facility is the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course (208) 765-4000 with its famous floating green. Golf Digest calls it America’s most beautiful course.

f you’re a golfer you’ve hit the jackpot! At last count, there were around 40 beautiful and challenging courses in the Spokane area, most with surprisingly affordable fees.

A favorite Spokane course is Indian Canyon (509) 747-5353. Since 1935 it has hosted a multitude of national, regional and local tournaments, and is listed among the 25 best courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest.

Go even further in any direction and you’ll find dozens more exceptional courses in Idaho, Washington, Montana and British Columbia.

The city of Spokane owns three other enjoyable courses, Esmeralda, Downriver and The Creek at Qualchan. Spokane County owns Hangman Valley (509) 448-1212, Liberty Lake (509) 255-6233, and MeadowWood (509) 255-9539. Green fees for Spokane County start at $21, and you can reserve a tee time by calling any of the courses.

Fall is a great time to get out and hit the links – it’s a little cooler and there are fewer golfers. Leaves are starting to change color, and it can be a great outing in a natural setting. Begin your search for the perfect course with the Northwest Golf Map which you can grab for free at just about any course or online at It lists about 88 courses throughout the region, including a map, phone numbers, green fees and other pertinent information. The organization also sells a discount golf pass for $50 with two-for-one green fees at 37 courses.

A Scotland-like golf experience awaits at The Links in Post Falls (208) 777-7611. There’s a single tree on the course, and the constant breeze and occasional showers can make you feel that you’re playing where golf began. If you have pals who are members of the Hayden Lake Country Club (208) 772-3211, talk them into inviting you as a guest. The historic course is flat and narrow, and a favorite of Bing Crosby. Opened in 1912, it’s the oldest 18-hole course in Idaho.

Some swinging deals for the budget-conscious golfer include Twin Lakes Village (208) 687-1311, or Stoneridge, (208) 437-4653. A $40 investment will get you 20 percent off your rounds, cart rental and lessons at either club.

Another elegant, members-only course, is the Club at Black Rock (208) 676-8999. Its 18 holes have virtually every feature you’ll want: towering trees, mountain backdrops, a lovely lake, prairies, wetlands, even waterfalls.

For a smaller golf odyssey, try a pair of nine-hole courses, like Ponderosa Springs in Coeur d’Alene, (208) 664-1101 or Trailhead, an executive course in Liberty Lake, (509) 928-3484. Double your luck by chunking some change into the games at the Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort, owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, and then play the beautiful Circling Raven Golf Club (800) 935-6283, ranked by Golf magazine as one of the top 100 courses in the U.S.

A Canadian course that many say is easily worth the drive north is Castlegar Golf Club. Called a “Hidden Gem” by PGA of British Columbia and four stars from Golf Digest, the scenic and challenging course overlooks the Columbia River. It has hosted a variety of tournaments, and offers some great seasonal deals and a decent restaurant (800) 666-0324. Spokane

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■ Post Falls’ Q’Emiln Park has 80 sport climbs on granite. ■ Rocks of Sharon has 60 climbs on Tower Mountain, 5 miles

south of Spokane. ■ Tumtum’s 25 routes include bouldering and traditional

climbs, 23 miles northwest of Spokane.

A popular central Washington climbing area is in Vantage, also called Frenchman Coulee. Photo by Jean Arthur/ Marketing Correspondent

By Jean Arthur Marketing Correspondent

There are also indoor climbing walls at REI Spokane, Wild Walls Climbing Gym, Spokane Valley YMCA and the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. Many include classes for kids and adults. Possible road trips to well-known climbing spots include: ■ Vantage, about 2 ½ hours west of Spokane, offers 700 climbs on a massive columnar basalt. Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife requests a $12 parking permit, available in Ephrata or Quincy. ■ Marcus, about 25 miles from Kettle Falls, has a limestone

cave and overhanging walls. s rock climbing gains in popularity, so do the number of places to climb. Ten quality outdoor climbing spots are within 20 minutes of Spokane, plus at least four indoor climbing walls, which are perfect for fall or winter. Beginners often start with climbing classes at places like REI, Spokane Parks and Recreation Department and North Idaho College organize group climbing trips and instruction. Climbers are also advised to check local weather conditions prior to climbing, as temperature or textures can change quickly, especially during autumn. Here are places to start: ■ Cliff Drive has 18 short and bolted routes on basalt. ■ Deep Creek has 60 sport routes with bolts but no top

rope, 4 miles northwest of Spokane. ■ Dishman’s overhanging granite sport climbs have

24 routes. ■ Liberty Park offers bouldering in a basalt cave. ■ Minnehaha’s in-town granite climbs feature 70 routes and

100 bouldering opportunities. ■ Mirabeau, next to the Spokane Valley YMCA, is a bolted

crag with top rope spots. ■ McLellan’s 80 sport climbs and boulder challenges are on

granite, 16 miles northwest of Spokane.

■ Metaline Falls offers limestone cliffs with many difficulty

ranges. ■ China Bend near Kettle Falls has overhangs of limestone



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By NICOLE SKINNER Marketing Correspondent

harvest time. Every weekend, from Sept. 21 through Oct. 27, you can enjoy the area’s popular Apple Festival, where you’ll ďŹ nd a large variety of cooking apples, fresh-pressed cider and other locally-grown Green Bluff produce.

arvest time is especially wonderful in the Inland Northwest. The abundant area farms and orchards create an experience that will leave you with many special memories, and the available activities go far beyond picking a few apples or choosing a pumpkin or two.

Many farms liven up the occasion with live music, craft booths, mazes and great food for the entire family to enjoy. Located about 15 minutes north of Spokane, Green Bluff is nestled at the foothills of Mt. Spokane. It is divided into two loops of farms, the East and the West. The farms offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables either

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pre-picked or U-Pick. There are also unique items such as wine, antiques, an alpaca ranch, a landscape nursery, U-Pick lavender, homemade Italian food, and U-Cut Christmas trees. For more information on all Green Bluff farms and events, or a map of the area visit: One of the popular farms is Walter’s Fruit Ranch, a favorite stop of Spokane resident Jen Day during harvest time. She said her favorite thing is to watch her daughters ride the ponies. “They love to pick out their pumpkins and ride into the orchard to pick apples. We have lots of fabulous memories of the fall in Green Bluff”, she said. Check out hours or what’s available by visiting Another popular stop in Green Bluff is the Harvest House. Each year it runs its own Fall Harvest Festival from the last two weekends in September through the end of October. Festival guests can look forward to apple picking, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, a giant corn maze, harvest BBQ, fresh pie, ice cream, pumpkin donuts and other treats, food vendors, plus face painting and meeting the pumpkin princess. See all the details at


Family-friendly harvest activities take place in other parts of the community. ■ The Incredible Corn Maze: With three mazes for all ages,

this attraction near Hauser, Idaho, is more than just a maze to wander through. Visitors can choose the perfect pumpkin for carving from the pumpkin patch, shoot corn from the corn cannon, enjoy a snack or lunch from the concession stand, or even take a helicopter ride to see the maze from above. To find out dates, hours and rules visit ■ Carver Farms: Located in Newman Lake, this family-

owned farm loves treating kids, and kids at heart, to the full fall experience. The farm usually has pumpkins, squash and gourds available for purchase. While you’re there treat the family to a hayride and take fantastic photos. For more details and directions visit ■ Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival: If your fun-

seeking fall travels take you west to Leavenworth, be sure to catch this annual Bavarian fall celebration. It runs Sept. 27-29, and includes polka music, dancing, food and drink specials, and a parade.

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f all the Inland Northwest roadways that beg to be experienced on a motorcycle, the Palouse Scenic Highway reigns supreme. Based out of Southeastern Washington around the college town of Pullman, the route offers over 200 miles of blacktop adventure that passes through 13 small towns, most of which deserve the old adage of â&#x20AC;&#x153;a wide spot in the highway.â&#x20AC;? The northernmost town on the trek is Rosalia; about 40 minutes south of Spokane. Here youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd the restored Texaco Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center, the John Wayne Trail and antique shopping thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as unique as the community itself.


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Anyone who feels Rosalia is a bit “big city” will be happy to head into the ghost town of Elberton, just outside of Garfield. Admittedly there isn’t much to do in Elberton and few locals. Garfield, on the other hand, boasts a population of nearly 600, a tavern and Bishops Orchard (open weekends through October) where you can pick apples for 40 cents a pound. Keep in mind that like Rosalia, most of the charming Palouse towns, either have a tavern or some kind of spot to enjoy a cold one. Expect local cops to keep an eye on bikers visiting their community watering hole, and for good reason. The National Highway Traffic Safety Institute has found that the percentage of intoxicated motorcycle riders in fatal crashes is greater than the percentage of intoxicated drivers on our roads – yet another reason to hold off on settling in to beer-thirty until it’s time to drop kickstand for the night. A great place to sleep it off is at the Castle House Bed and


Breakfast in Oakesdale. Don’t mention it in Dusty, but this town is arguably the most historically significant community in the Palouse and worth exploring. Oakesdale once acted as the “hub” of the Palouse by shipping grains, lentils and peas on three major railroads that ran through town. As one of the oldest communities in the state, Oakesdale boasts a number of homes and buildings featured on the National Historical Register. It doesn’t take more than a passing glance at the Palouse Scenic Highway to realize it’s a dream come true for any biker who wants to be entertained as much by the roadways as the scenery and one of a kind attractions along the way. Visit the WSDOT website and to learn more. And remember, helmets aren’t required by law in Idaho, but they are in the Evergreen State. Strap one on for the ride, be safe and don’t forget to have fun.


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here’s something special about trains. Maybe it’s the rhythm or the slower pace. You can catch the Amtrak heading east or west from downtown Spokane, although departures take place early in the morning in either direction. The west-bound train stops in Leavenworth, Wenatchee and Seattle, and passes through vivid fall colors.





OCTOBER 26 & 27 Costumes encouraged! All trains leave at 11am, 1pm & 3pm from Ione Station

20 mile round-trip ride along the scenic Pend Oreille River Ride the Rails in the Backcountry Choose to ride in open-air cars, antique coach or caboose ADULTS $15sSENIORS & CHILDREN (2-12) $10 CHILDREN UNDER 2 FREE Reservations are highly recommended Sponsored by the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club For full train schedule, info & reservations visit or 1 (877) 525-5226

East-bound passengers can end up right at Glacier National Park, where you can board one of the park’s busses to explore the park, and have an instant vacation without using much gas at all. If you’re a fan of watching trains, check out the yards in Hillyard or the BNSF refueling station north of Post Falls. Another fall railroad adventure is the train rides organized by the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club. These 20-mile train rides feature beautiful fall foliage near Metaline Falls and Ione. Trips take place every weekend through October. Passengers can take an open-air or enclosed car while taking in the colorful trees and glistening water, trestles, tunnels and bridges. Be sure to have your camera ready! Trains run at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. every weekend in October, with the final trip set for Sunday, Oct. 27. The October rides highlight autumn colors and enjoyable scenery; however the Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 rides are called the “Great Pumpkin Rides” with a Halloween theme. Dick Norton from the NPOV Lions Club recommends buying tickets in advance. “Many weekends the train rides are sold out. We don’t want anyone driving all the way up to find out it’s already full,” he said. Tickets can be purchased online anytime or by phone from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 877-5AL-ABOARD (1-877-5255226) If you do purchase your tickets the day of the ride, only cash or checks are accepted. For more information or to buy tickets online, visit

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Cranbrook September 21-22 — Six in the Stix This mountain bike festival has been created for all ages and abilities to take part.

Creston October 5 - December 21 — Creston Fall Market A dynamic blend of vendors offering fresh quality produce, organic fruits and vegetables and tasty home-baked goods. An exciting array of arts and crafts and unique locally made products. In-season fresh-cut flowers and delicious grapes and berries. Enjoy tasty treats and local entertainment, all from the beautiful Creston Valley. (250) 977-5362

December 7 — Santa Claus Parade & Festival Join friends and family to watch the parade, enjoy free hot dogs and hot chocolate, keep warm by the bonfire, pictures with Santa and special Christmas celebrations. (250) 428-4342

Fairmont September 27-28 — Columbia Salmon Festival The third-annual event celebrates the fine fish with speakers, a golf tournament, formal dinner and more fun. (250) 345-6000.

November 1-2 — East Kootenay Wine Festival The 12th annual event includes a pre-festival wine-food paired gourmet dinner, accommodations at the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Lodge with your own bottle of wine, and tickets to the festival, which includes 150 wines. Hotel package guests also can be part of the judging panel. 800-663-4979

December 31 — New Year’s Gala ‘Monster Masquerade Ball’ including party favors, music, dancing and a delicious festive buffet + a glass of bubbly at midnight and fireworks!

Fernie October 6 — Fernie Half Marathon (6.2m) Sprint The FHM attracts over 200 runners to take on an all-trail route circling Fernie and can also be completed as a 3-person relay.

December 3-23 — What the Dickens Christmas Festival A collection of art, music and festivities with a christmas theme in Historic Downtown Fernie.

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October 27-November 2 — Ghost Tours Enjoy haunted houses, zombie fashion show, pumpkin carving, kids’ shows, and more. Things begin at 3 p.m. (250) 417-6000

Rossland January 24-26 — Rossland Winter Carnival One of Canada’s longest standing winter carnivals. Bob-sled races, a snowboarding competition and live music. (250) 362-5666

Kimberley September 28-29 — Kimberley Fall Fair Exhibits, live entertainment and much more. (250) 427-3666

Nelson October 19 — Grand Food and Wine Festival There will be more than 600 international wines from 25 different wine representatives, plus elegant food from area restaurants. (888) 722-2258

Parson/Golden September 27 — Oktoberfest Night The 19th annual Bavarian celebration includes all-you-can-eat German buffet and sing-along. (250) 348-2228 Dates subject to change. More events at

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can provide guided walks or even canoe trips to nesting grounds where they paddle and narrate and you observe. ■ Then check out Cranbrook, which has done an excellent job of preserving its railroad past. You can visit the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, which includes more than a century of equipment, train cars and memorabilia of mighty locomotives. Outside of town are some beautiful sights including the Cranbrook Community Forest that features miles of scenic hiking trails. ■ Head north on Highway 3A (north of Creston) on the west

side of Kootenay Lake and take a free ferry to Belfor and drive south to Nelson. It’s a great way to see the beautiful lake and a fun adventure. Once in Nelson, you can visit all sorts of quaint shops and historic buildings. There’s always something going on in this vibrant community, from a local singer at a coffee shop to a community-wide celebration. ■ While exploring this region, take time for a soak in Ainsworth Hot Springs. This natural hot spot has been attracting visitors for more than a century. There are three connected water areas to enjoy – a U-shaped cave, a larger outdoor pool and a smaller ‘cool’ pool which can give your body a change from the warmer temperature in the other pools. For more info, including fall and winter rates, visit





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“United We Will Win: WW II Posters That Mobilized A Nation”

Bannack October 25-26 — Ghost Walks Actors portray actual famous/infamous residents of this former gold-rush town such as Chief Snag, Henry Plummer and Dutch Wagner, for two nightly performances. Reservations are required. (Not recommended age 6 and under). (406) 834-3413.

Bigfork October 5-27 — Watermedia Bigfork Museum of Arts and History. The Montana Watercolor Society’s annual national juried exhibition and sale.

October 12 — Tamarack Time Celebrate harvest with hay rides, cider making, pumpkin carving and deals and food tastings from Bigfoot merchants. (406) 837-5816.

Deer Lodge October 20 — Pumpkin Sunday Grant-Kohrs Ranch. A variety of children’s activities, including a carnival, bonfire, hay rides and pumpkin selecting. People can also learn how to make apple cider or soap. (406-846-2070)

October 25-26 — Old Montana Prison Haunted House For spooky history, visit the 7th annual “Terror in the Cellhouse”. It takes visitors through the 1912 facility and include plenty of chills and thrills. (Not recommended for under 10) $5. (406) 846-3111

Keeping Missoula’s History Alive!

Ennis October 25 — Hunters Feed and Wild Game Cook-Off This event started as a way for local hunters to clear out their freezers. A competitive and tasty cooking contest with exotic ingredients. Visitors can vote on their favorite dishes. (406) 682-4388

Kalispell October 3-6 —17th Annual Glacier Jazz Stampede The festival includes venues featuring traditional jazz, Dixieland, swing, ragtime, Latin and big band jazz. (406) 862-3814

■ 13 historical structures ■ Over 30,000 objects ■ Indoor galleries ■ Outdoor interpretive areas ■ AAM accredited ■ Located on 32 acres at Historic Fort Missoula

October 25–27 — Christmas at the Mansion Conrad Mansion. Enjoy the house beautifully decorated while viewing special Made in Montana handcrafted arts and crafts. www.

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Kalispell cont. November 8-10 — Holiday Arts & Crafts Extravaganza Majestic Valley Arena. anything from jewelry, western wear, fine art, photography, pottery and wonderful foods to sample and purchase.

Missoula September 28 — Montana Brewers Festival Caras Park. Considered the state’s largest annual gathering of beers and brewers, the event also includes food and live music.

October 10-12 — Humanities Montana Festival of the Books More than 70 authors will visit different parts of the city for readings, demonstrations, signings, tours and other writing workshops. All events are free and open to the public.

October 20 — Missoula Tweed Ride Enjoy a family-friendly ride around the community, followed by a harvest party and bike carnival. Two routes, a 2-mile family ride or a 4-mile ride. Fund raiser benefits youth programs at Missoula Free Cycle.

Seeley Lake October 11-13 — Tamarack Festival & BrewFest “On the Green”adjacent to Seeley Lake. Crafts, brews and live music. (406) 677-2880

October 12-13 — Alpine Artisans Tour of the Arts A self-guided tour of 12 artist studios, galleries and museums leads you on an enchanted journey through the Seeley, Swan and Blackfoot Valleys of Western Montana.

Stevensville October 4-11 — Scarecrow Festival Incredible works of art and design will line the walkway into Stevensville. Pumpkin carving contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, Oktoberfest accordion music, Main Street Open Houses offering refreshments and fun!

Scarecrow Festival Photo by Donnie Sexton

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ith fewer visitors, off-season prices, wide-open spaces and the changing foliage of the areas plentiful mountains and valleys, autumn in one of Montana’s loveliest seasons. It’s also one of the most undiscovered times of year to play in Big Sky Country. While Montana may not seem like a prime destination for viewing fall colors, it is just that. From the vibrant reds and golds in Glacier National Park to the rich yellows of the changing tamaracks in the Seeley-Swan Valley, Western Montana has plentiful leaf peeping options and roads that will happily lead any visitor off-the-beaten path on their quest for a fall getaway. While Glacier National Park is hopping during July and August, September and October offer a quiet respite from the crowds. With gorgeous foliage and peaceful trails, the park (and its surrounding area) is an ideal fall destination.

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alfway between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks and an easy half-day drive from Spokane, the region of Southwest Montana (formally called Gold West Country) is lush with mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes and hearty communities. This once bustling mining region merges its Wild West history with modern recreation and cultural pursuits.


This year neighboring ghost towns, Virginia City and Nevada City, Mont., celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first gold strike in Alder Gulch —from which former residents either prospered or failed. Weekends at these towns included historical performances and ceremonies, including re-enactments of frontier living and certain special occasions, such as the first strike. To try your own hand at striking gold, pick up a mining pan at Nevada City’s River of Gold. For a schedule, visit To discover all the events, attractions and wilderness that Southwest Montana offers, visit

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