A BRIEF WORD FROM THE ORGANIZERS
The majority of the annual Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival will
be held indoors, with the reminder beneath shelters and in a large tent,
so weather conditions will not be a dependent factor. This is the place to
come to escape the unpredictable Autumn season, to have a good time, and
to listen to some great Folk music performed by some incredible
singer-songwriters from the Portland Metropolitan Area.
The Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival celebrates our rich bounty
of Nature. It features exhibits on Salmon, Wild Mushrooms, and other
natural resources. In addition, there will be a chili and barbecue
competition, as well as a tour of the Old Mount Hood Loop Highway by
vintage and classic cars.
The activities of the Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom
Festival are suitable for the entire family. They include a Native
American Salmon Bake, food vendors, arts and craft booths, folk and
contemporary music, speakers, books on Salmon and Mushrooms, Salmon
habitat walks, and Mushroom identification and safety, as well as
information on the Northwest's Salmon and Wild Mushrooms.
Also featured at the Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival will be the
ever-popular Wild Huckleberry milkshakes and sundaes. In addition, there
will be Huckleberry jam and other Wildberry jams like Elderberry,
Chokecherry, Pacific Coast Cranberry, Wild Plum, and Wild Blackberry. The
Cascade Geographic Society will be also selling their own labeled jams
featuring a beautiful photograph of a close-up of Wild Huckleberries in a
Native American basket with a tipi in the background.
The Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival is a
place to gather educational and informational materials on our natural
resources, including, of course, our Salmon and Mushrooms. It will also be
an opportunity for individuals to learn about the functions of government
agencies and environmental organizations, and even what schools are doing.
Once again, this year's Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival will
have a large tent for arts and crafts vendors, in addition to those
stationed indoors with the music, and special exhibits. With these special
facilities, rain will have a difficult time dampening the spirits of this
special Indian Summer gathering.
The Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival is the place to be if you
want a delicious Native American-style Salmon bake, good 'ol down-home
music, booths featuring mushrooms, a cookbook featuring delicious and very
unique and creative Salmon and Mushroom dishes, arts and crafts featuring
natural resources from the Pacific Northwest, photographic displays,
information booths, educational exhibits, and much more.
For further information, contact the Society at (503)
6224798; Or, write: P.O. Box 398, Rhododendron, Oregon 97049.