Yahoo! We’re so excited we’re posting early.
Cottonwood Canyon has lassoed itself a heapin’ helpin’ of Eastern Oregon hospitality. So plan to saddle up, partner. A family festival, “Taste of Oregon’s Old West,” will be held Sept. 12 at Cottonwood Canyon State Park in Gilliam and Sherman counties, Oregon’s newest state park.
“Taste of Oregon’s Old West” will showcase the locally grown food and beverages, recreation, specialty lodging and dining, culture, and landscape of the John Day River Territory of Oregon.
Visitors will have a chance to taste the flavors of the region including honey and wheat snacks, natural beef, microbrews, wine, and fruit. There will also be homestead skills and demonstrations, and information on recreational opportunities such as ranch and cabin stays, agriculture tours, rafting, hunting outfitters, and more.
Regional art and music will be highlighted, as well as horseback rides along the John Day River and a guided hike.
Admission is free; there may be a small fee with some activities.
Established in 2013, the 8,000-acre state park is the second largest in Oregon. Formerly a ranch, it features rugged, steep and scenic canyons carved by the winding John Day River.
Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located on County Road 206, about 16 miles southeast of Wasco, and 25 miles northwest of Condon.
For more information about “Taste of Oregon’s Old West,” visit http://www.johndayriverterritory.com.