Cascade Geographic Society¹s

Year 2009 Mount Hood

Festivals & Events

 

>A Barlow Trail Christmas in March (Rescheduled 2008 “Christmas Along the Barlow Trail” that was cancelled due to heavy snows last December)

(Saturday) March 21st, 2009 ~ “Oregon Trail Heritage Day” ~ 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the “Oregon Country Settlement” (a living history village)

73370 East Buggy Trail Drive in the historic Village of Rhododendron, Oregon No Admission! Free Parking!

This 24th annual celebration is a free festive gathering held on Mount Hood that features a very special event associated with the history of the Oregon Trail, where it traversed around the Mountain’s southern flank. Held on Saturday, this is an event for the entire family.

The “Oregon Trail Heritage Day” is a festive Saturday afternoon gathering, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., for both adults and children alike. Featured are traditional Christmas caroling, Folk music, and free Christmas goodies and hot drinks, plus some great last-minute shopping opportunities for unique historical and nature books, Huckleberry and other Wildberry jams and specialty products made from this special wild land bounty. And naturally, Santa Claus will be there on duty from Noon to 3 p.m.

The main feature, however, is “Christmas Tales of Old Oregon” that begins at 2 p.m., which is a unique storytelling program that takes you from the days of the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the rainy and cold Pacific Coast in 1805, to the days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, and concluding on the slopes of Mount Hood in the early 1900’s.

9th Annual Pioneer Harvest Feast

(rescheduled 2008 volunteer appreciation dinner that was cancelled due to heavy snows last December)

(Saturday) March 21st, 2009 ~ 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the “Oregon Country Settlement” (a living history village) 73370 East Buggy Trail Drive in the historic Village of Rhododendron, Oregon Free to Cascade Geographic Society Members --- $15.00 Non-Members

This annual dinner celebrates the efforts of the volunteers of the Cascade Geographic Society. It is a time to enjoy good food and company, reflect back on the successes of the past year, and look forward to the next twelve months. And, of course, there are awards for those special efforts that people have made to make dreams turn into reality. Lots of fun!

Mount Hood Ghost Conference {featured in conjunction with Trails End Paranormal Society]

(Friday) April 24th, 2009 ~

“Ghost Stories From Mount Hood’s Haunted Landscapes” --- 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. [free]

(Saturday) April 25th, 2009 ---

“Paranormal Workshops, Speakers, Specialty Booths, Food, & More” --- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. [free]

“Ghost Stories From Mount Hood’s Haunted Landscapes” --- 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. [free]

“Paranormal Investigation of Mount Hood¹s Haunted Village” --- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. [fee required]

(Sunday) April 26th, 2009 ---

“Paranormal Workshops, Speakers, Specialty Booths, Food, & More” --- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [free]at Mt. Hood Village

65000 East U.S. Highway 26

between the historic Villages of Welches & Brightwood, Oregon

The paranormal, history, folklore, and science blends together in this very unique Spring conference that is suitable for the entire family. This is the only gathering of this sort reportedly ever known to take place on Mount Hood and this should prove to be both an educational and entertaining experience. This conference features speakers on the paranormal and investigations about a variety of sites including the Shanghai Tunnels, and will also focus on the use of sensitive’s or psychics in investigations, ghost hunting on the cheap, and what Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) reveals, including updates on Cascade Geographic Society’s “Project Ghost”. There will be workshops on investigative tools and tactics, the beneficial uses of “Ghost Boxes” in investigations, a “Ghost Photo Debate: Real or Not?” and more, including cemetery preservation, maintenance, safety, research, and investigation. Booths will feature specialty items relating to ghosts and ghost hunting, and much more, such as exhibits on selective investigations and equipment that can be used in proving that a site is haunted. There will be a free storytelling program on both Friday and Saturday evenings that will feature ghost stories from Mount Hood’s haunted landscapes, and there will even be a paranormal investigation of a haunted pioneer village on Saturday night. And, reaching back into our frontier past, Buffalo Chili and pioneer biscuits with huckleberry jam will be available for purchase throughout the conference, beginning at 11 a.m., which should help complement the early Spring weather. In addition, a light breakfast consisting of pastries and huckleberry coffee will also be on sale in the early morning hours of the conference.

12th Annual

Mount Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show: Past & Present e

(A heritage exhibition & Old-Time Music Jamboree)

(Saturday) July 11th, 2008 ~ Noon to 5 p.m. &

(Sunday) July 12th, 2008 ~ Noon to 5 p.m.

at the "Oregon Country Settlement" (a living history village) 73370 East Buggy Trail Drive in the historic Village of Rhododendron No Admission! Free Parking!

The heritage of our quilting traditions is celebrated in this two-day event. Held in the Village of Welches during the month of July, this special event brings together heritage quilts of the past -- such as those dating back to the days of the Oregon Trail, hand-sewn by those who made the 2,000-plus mile journey westward -- with the artistic quilts of contemporary times. Besides quilts there will be arts and crafts on sale, Huckleberry jam and other wildberry goodies, historical and Nature books, and unique Oregon Trail walking sticks, plus storytelling. On Saturday and Sunday the old-time fiddlers will be on hand for daytime jams and concerts along with

Traditional Folk and Blues artists, beginning at Noon. Free admission!

Free parking!

 

 

7th Living History Village

(Saturday) August 8th, 2009 ~ Noon to 5 p.m. &

(Sunday) August 9th, 2009 ~ Noon to 5 p.m.

at the "Oregon Country Settlement" (a living history village) 73370 East Buggy Trail Drive in the historic Village of Rhododendron No Admission! Free Parking!

Take a journey back into time with Cascade Geographic Society in their special living history village known as the “Oregon Country Settlement”. Here, on beautiful Mount Hood and located along the Oregon Trail, the sights, sounds, and smells of frontier life can be revisited once more as interpreters in period clothing takes you on a unique journey of history and wonderment. Amongst this cluster of protected historic buildings and wilderness shelters, the 1840’s is alive and well. View life as it once was as you visit the “Wilderness House”, the “Trading Post”, the “Blacksmith Shop”, the “Wash House”, the “Spirits House”, the “Parlor”, the “Community House” (school and church), the “Cook’s Shack”, the “Pantry Building”, the “Mess Hall”, the “Carpenter’s Shop”, the “Stables”, the “Hermit’s Shack”, the “Tyee Bear Lodge”, the “Smoke House”, the “Bell Tower”, the “Native American Storytelling Lodge”, and other unique structures. Purchase pioneer foods like Oregon Trail Buffalo Stew and Frontier Biscuits, fire-brewed Barlow Trail Coffee, and hot Mount Hood Apple Cider, listen to great old-time music and storytelling, try your skill at throwing knives and tomahawks, and take advantage of our gift shop where Huckleberry Jam and other goodies awaits you along with history and nature books, nickel postcards, and a whole lot more. A great family experience!

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Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival and Barlow Trail Days

25 Annual

August 21th, 2009 (Friday) --- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ~

(plus a special "Huckleberry Friday Evening Concert" --- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), & August 22th, 2009 (Saturday) --- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ~

(August23rd, 2009 (Sunday) --- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ~ Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26, near the historic Village of Brightwood, Oregon No Admission! Free Parking!

1840’s Oregon Trail emigrant Samuel Welch founded the Village of Welches in the western foothills of Mount Hood in 1880. By 1890 he had modified his two-story farmhouse into a hotel to go along with the campground he had built two years earlier. To celebrate, he decided to hold an annual festival to celebrate the birth of tourism on this Mountain that the Native Americans called “Wy’East”. This pioneer celebration survived up until the realities of the Great Depression in the 1930’s forced it to come to an abrupt halt. Then 24 years ago the Cascade Geographic Society revived it and started out with a table in a parking lot trying to get people to remember this Mountain’s great heritage. Today, we are celebrating our Twenty-Second Anniversary. The festivities include free historical tours of the Oregon Trail, original and traditional Folk music, arts and crafts, antiques and collectables, historical and natural resource exhibits, and more. One of the highlights is the “World’s Record-Breaking Watermelon Launch” (Saturday afternoon), where catapults and other uniquely-designed contraptions launch watermelons and other produce into outer space. There are lots of delicious Huckleberry Pies and Tarts, Huckleberry jams and sauces and a selection of other Wild Berry jams, even fresh Huckleberries. There's a Native American Salmon bake, Native American storytelling, a “Huckleberry Ceremony”, and much, much more including “Great Northwest Music” featuring incredible singer-songwriters all day long, with a “Huckleberry Friday Evening Concert” between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., a “Huckleberry Saturday Evening Concert” between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. followed by a “Huckleberry Jam (Session)” on between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will be something for the whole family! This three-day event is always held during the month of August the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.

Free admission! Free parking!

 

 

18th Annual Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival

(Saturday) (Saturday) October 3rd, 2009 & (Sunday) October 4th, 2009 Featuring “Native American Salmon Bake” (on both days), & the “Mount Hood Scarecrow Championship” (on both days) & ‘Mount Hood Scarecrow Fashion Show” (on both days) ~ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday/10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday~ ~

Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26, near the historic Village of Brightwood, Oregon No Admission! Free Parking!

Two of the Northwest’s greatest bounties are the Salmon and Wild Mushrooms, which are the honored celebrities at this festival, is featured at this 17th annual event. This two-day, family-oriented 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 is Native American storytelling, original Folk music, arts and crafts, exhibits on Salmon and Wild Mushrooms (including Mushroom identification), and great food. There is a Native American Salmon bake and Salmon Habitat Walks, and Wild Mushrooms on sale. A scarecrow-making contest will take place on both days.

 

 

Christmas Along The Barlow Trail

((Saturday) December 5th, 2009 ~ “Oregon Trail Christmas Village”~ 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the “Oregon Country Settlement” (a living history village) 73370 East Buggy Trail Drive in the historic Village of Rhododendron, Oregon [located behind the Still Creek Inn] No Admission! Free Parking!

(Sunday) December 6th, 2009 ~ "Oregon Trail Heritage Tour" ~ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.(carpool tour)meet at “Stage Stop Road Interpretative Center” 24525 East Welches Road (at the junction of East Welches Road and Stage Stop Road) No Admission! Free Parking!

This 25th annual celebration is a free, festive gathering held on Mount Hood that features two special events associated with the history of the Oregon Trail, where it traversed around the Mountain’s southern flank. Held on Saturday during the day and late-Sunday morning a few weeks before Christmas, this is an event for the entire family.

On Saturday afternoon, visitors will gather at the “Oregon Trail Christmas Village” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Featured is a traditional holiday festivity held at a pioneer village along a section of the Barlow Trail [i.e., the Willamette Valley-bound emigrant’s route over the 1295-foot Mount Hood] with reenactors, dressed in period clothing, interpreting this Winter holiday as it was in our past, making it an ideal event for adults and children alike. There will be traditional Christmas caroling, Folk music, free Christmas goodies and hot drinks. This is also an opportunity to shop for unique historical and nature books, Huckleberry and other Wildberry jams, and specialty products made from this wildland bounty, that would be ideal for gifts..,.especially for those who are hard to buy for. And, naturally, Santa Claus will be there on duty from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The main feature, however, is “Christmas Tales of Old Oregon” that begins at 2 p.m., which is a unique storytelling program that takes you from the days of the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the rainy and cold Pacific Coast in 1805, to the days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, and concluding on the slopes of Mount Hood in the early 1900’s.

The “Oregon Trail Heritage Tour” is held on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Historic sites and trail routes of Samuel Kimbrough Barlow’s route over Mount Hood are visited. From Toll Gate to pioneer campsites, graves, and other places of interest are visited. This free tour will be located below the snow zone. [SPECIAL NOTE: This is a car-pool tour. Dress for the weather and please arrive on time. A low-elevation snow will cancel this event.]

 

Pioneer Harvest Feast

(volunteer appreciation dinner)

(Saturday) December 12th, 2009 ~ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

at the "Oregon Country Settlement"

(a living history village)

73370 East Buggy Trail Drive

in the historic Village of Rhododendron, Oregon Free to Cascade Geographic Society Members --- $15.00 Non-Members

This annual dinner celebrates the efforts of the volunteers of the Cascade Geographic Society. It is a time to enjoy good food and company, reflect back on the successes of the past year, and look forward to the next twelve months. And, of course, there are awards for those special efforts that people have made to make dreams turn into reality. Lots of fun!

Cascade Geographic Society

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