Welcome to the on-line magazine featuring the Villages of Mt. Hood. It comes to you from your hosts who welcome you into the villages of Alder Creek, Brightwood, Wemme, Welches, Zigzag and Rhododendron, all located on US Highway 26, starting about nine miles east of Sandy, Oregon.
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This casual two-day, family-oriented Mt Hood Festival event is held during the month of October to welcome home the return of the Salmon to the streams of Oregon’s Mount Hood and the Wild Mushrooms to its forested landscapes. Featured: Native American storytelling, original Folk music, arts and crafts, exhibits on Salmon and Wild Mushrooms (including Mushroom identification), and great food.
Traditionally there are special activities and entertainment such as Native American Salmon bake, Salmon Habitat Walks, Wild Mushrooms on sale, scarecrow-making. There will even be a Sasquatch Talk with speakers discussing the rich oral traditions of Northwest Native American tribes about these Wild People of the mountains and forests.
THE PURPOSE OF THE FESTIVAL: “To celebrate the season of the wild salmon and wild mushrooms, the Fall season, and the preservation of the natural environment, in addition to the history, the dissemination of scientific research, as well as the folklore, of this creature that is known as the Sasquatch. This is a celebration of our natural resources and other public treasures in an educational and entertaining way.”
STAY FOR BOTH DAYS:
• Native American Salmon Bake
• Mount Hood Scarecrow Fashion Show Contest
• Sasquatch Talks
• Native American Flute Concert featuring Foster Kalama from Warm Springs
October 1-2, 2016
Saturday – 10am-6pm
Sunday – 10am-5pm
Mt Hood Village RV Resort
65000 E. Hwy 26 (near Brightwood, two miles west of Welches)
Mount Hood, Oregon
FREE MT HOOD EVENT:
Admission is FREE! Parking is FREE!
Sponsored by the Cascade Geographic Society; an educational non-profit, staffed by volunteers who believe in the preservation of Oregon history and hands-on education. P.O.Box 398, Rhododendron, OR 97049 503-622-4798