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58th Annual Hood River Valley Blossom Festival
Date: April 14-29, 2012 | More info: hoodriver.org
Time: Booths open at 10am Visitors are welcome to drive by and pick-up a Blossom Fest Special Events Guide at the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stands between 10am and 4pm, April 14th-29th.
Nothing compares to spring in the Hood River Valley, where the abundance of fruit trees produce spectacular blossoms of pink, white, and peach. The Hood River Blossom Fest, now over 50 years old, celebrates the arrival of spring with events and attractions throughout the Gorge over these three special weeks in April.
Hood River Valley, which spans the north slope of Mt. Hood to the South shore of the Columbia River Gorge, is the largest pear-growing region in Oregon, producing 50% of the nations' winter pear crop–with an abundance of cherry and apples as well. These beautiful orchards come to life in spring when they bloom.
Visitors to Blossom Fest will want to drive the world-famous 35-mile-long Fruit Loop, where farm stands, alpaca ranches, and wineries share the best of the rural lifestyle. This gorgeous drive is the showpiece of Blossom Fest and winds through the Festival's activities at over 20 different venues.
Craft and quilt shows, pancake breakfasts, a pansy party, a grange blossom dinner, wine and beer tasting are all part of the festivities. Baked goods, preserves, yarn, fresh produce–it's a festival for the whole family.
Coming East on I-84, take exit 64, take a left under the overpass toward Hwy 35. The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stand will be on your right near Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company.
Coming West on I-84, take exit 62, take a right. You will see the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stand on your right near The Red Carpet Inn.