Skamania County, Washington has a rich and varied history but there are two reoccurring themes that stand the test of time … logging and Sasquatch. In recognition and celebration, several Carson-area businesses have joined with the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce to create Logtoberfest! The brainchild of Kevin Waters with Backwoods Brewing, this event will become a fall tradition in combination with local favorite, Bigfoot Bash and Bounty.
Bigfoot Bash at Logtoberfest takes place Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Gorge-ous Weddings located at Wind Mountain Ranch in Home Valley, Washington from noon until 6pm with free admission for all ages. Engage and experience chain saw art, wooden crafts, vintage logging equipment demonstrations, Sasquatch vendors, autumn plants, pumpkins and more. Kids can make apple cider with apples donated by A & J Select Market, using a cider press courtesy of Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Stevenson High School cheerleaders will also be on hand to help the little ones paint pumpkins to take home.
On the main stage, sponsored by Riverview Community Bank, Mossy Rock will kick off the event with country music tunes from noon until 2pm. The Dalles-based Brewer’s Grade will share their unique version of country from 4pm until 6pm. In between the mic will be open for folks to share their stories about Bigfoot sightings and Sasquatch stories.
Importantly featured at Logtoberfest are the craft beverages that can be enjoyed and we will have some of the best. For a fee of $10 which includes a commemorative Mason jar glass and tickets for two drinks, enjoy beer from Backwoods Brewing, Ashtown, Double Mountain, Freebridge, Everybody’s Brewing, Walking Man, Thunder Island, Sedition, pFreim Family Brewers and new from Goldendale, Dwinell Country Ales. Jester and Judge Cider along with Skunk Brothers Spirits will also be available. One of Skamania County’s newest wineries, Flume Family Vineyard, will be pouring wine. Come dressed like a logger and receive a free drink on us! Food is an important amenity for any event and we will have some tasty treats to delight the senses from Tacos Pepe, Nellies Pies, 4 Dam Guys BBQ and more.
The views from Wind Mountain Ranch are unending and we hear rumors that the elusive creature himself may make an appearance during the day’s fun. For all the details and full schedule of events, please find us on Facebook or call the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce at 800-989-9178.
The Skamania County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to organize this event along with members of the Wind River Business Association. For more information on lodging, dining and recreational opportunities in Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge, visit www.skamania.org.
Directions to Gorge-ous Weddings at Wind Mountain Ranch: From Portland, head east on I-84 to exit number 44 (Cascade Locks). Travel across the Bridge of the Gods ($2 per car toll) and turn right on Highway 14, heading east. Drive approximately seven miles east into the community of Home Valley. Look for Wind Mountain Road east of the Home Valley Store and turn left. Erickson Road is the second left as you head up the hill. Wind Mountain Ranch is on your right, follow the signs for parking. The address is 192 Erickson Road, Home Valley, WA 98648.