Monday, September 20, 2004

Winter Festivals

Here are some happenings in the Portland area for the coming winter-which seems to have arrived early this year!

First on Saturday, October 30, The Portland Revels is holding an Elizabethan Feast as a fundraiser for their 10th anniversary Revels show later at Yule. For info on this event, and the The Revels main production in early December, visit their website.

Then in the first saturday in November there's the good ol' Verboort Sausage Festival-it's only one day and there's a shuttle to the beer garden, games for the kids! Good food, and you'll pass the old Wren farm on the way there; where dad used to catch crayfish in the creek. In later years, his elderly aunt couldn't quite keep up the place, (sad story- the only child she had by a con man who ran off, had died as an infant, so she decided she hated men)-she also shot a neighbor who was checking on her (didn't kill him though-just got him good in the leg). I think her relatives came and got her after that. She worked for several years at the Festival, it got started in the 30's to raise money for the local Catholic School (Visitation Parish).

Last but not least and FREE for all is the Willamette/Columbia Christmas Ships-bring hot chocolate in a thermos and hang out in your car at one of the riverside parks! Here's their website!

1 comment:

The Moody Minstrel said...

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Hint, hint.....?