Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Visit the Hood River County Fairgrounds for the hugely popular Blossom Craft Show and the wonderful Blossom Fest Quilt Show and Sale, April 17-18.
The valley's communities celebrate this spectacular floral display with the annual Blossom Festival, set for April 17-18.
Both events take place Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Blossom Craft Show features something for everyone. Artists, craftspeople, and vendors from around the Northwest will be on hand offering wonderful arts and crafts, garden art, handcrafted home furnishings and decorations, photos, dried flowers, gourmet food products, rhododendrons and azaleas, jewelry, beads, clothing, and much more. Taste award-winning wines and enjoy all kinds of delicious food. The Hood River Art Club will have a gallery-style display featuring original art and items.
Gardeners will want to be sure to attend the Odell Garden Club's popular annual plant sale on Saturday at the Craft Show. The Hood River Valley High School FFA organization will be there offering a variety of plants for sale from their greenhouse. Plants grown by professional growers will be for sale, too. Along with garden art, decorations, and more, the show is a "must" for those who love a beautiful yard, or who want to get a jump on their spring gardening.
The Sunday edition of the Blossom Craft Show features the Gorge Strings performing during the afternoon. This will be a special treat for music lovers.
The Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers will be offering tasty Hood River pears fresh from controlled atmosphere storage for sale. They are a delicious and healthy spring treat!
The Gorge Heroes organization will also be on-hand with a fundraising bake sale, as well as providing information about their work supporting troops from the Mid-Columbia serving in the nation's armed forces, and accepting donations of cash and items for the care packages which they send our troops.
The 25th annual Blossom Fest Quilt Show and Sale will be held in the Floral Building at the fairgrounds. Some 80-100 beautiful handmade quilts will be on display, with many of them for sale. This show and sale is a favorite of quilt-lovers from around the Northwest.
There is no admission charge, and parking is free.