English poet Wordsworth was charmed with a single blossom. But what happens when 15,000 acres of orchard explode into bloom? This is what you get at the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival. In April every year, the entire area is carpeted with pearly white and pink blossoms, and this is what you get at the blossom festival in the Hood River valley.
Organization: Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
Dates: 04/13/2013 - 04/28/2013 update info
Time: 10:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Hood River Valley in Hood River,OR
Contact: Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (541) 386-2000
Nothing is prettier in the spring than fruit trees in bloom, and the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival, now over 50 years old, celebrates the arrival of spring in style. Hood River Valley spans the north slope of Mount Hood to the south shore of the Columbia River Gorge, and is home to an abundance of cherry and apples orchards. The Blossom Festival is a perfect opportunity for the winter-weary to visit the Hood River Valley for a dose of Oregon's springtime sunshine. A gorgeous drive along the loop of the Hood River County Scenic Tour Route is the centerpiece of the longtime celebration, and winds through the Festival's activities at over 20 different venues.
Visitors are welcome to drive by and pick-up a Blossom Fest Special Events Guide at the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stands between 9am and 4pm,
Events typically include a Blossom Fest Craft Show, Blossom Fest Quilt Show, a farm "pansy party," a grange blossom dinner, and a fire department all-you-can-eat breakfast. Visitors can also get a real "taste" of the Gorge at several wine and beer-tasting events.
Directions:Coming East on I-84, take exit 64, take a left under the overpass toward Hwy 35. The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stand will be on your right near Tum-A-Lum Lumber Company.
Coming West on I-84, take exit 62, take a right. You will see the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce road-side stand on your right near The Red Carpet Inn.
April 13-28, 2013
Hood River Upper Valley
April 13-14: Gorge Artists Open Studios & Passport to Wine Weekend
April 20-21: Traditional Blossom Fest Weekend
April 27-28: Wine & Pear Festival
- Dessert parties, BBQ's and more for a weekend of celebrations
- Typically a mid-April event each year
- Over 15,000 acres of orchards blooming
Overview: The celebrations at the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival usually run for several days. There are more than 20 special events scheduled that include the Blossom Quilt Show, Blossom Craft Show, Fine Arts & Music festival and many more. This is indeed the time to visit the Hood River Valley and the adjoining areas. This is one fest you do not want to miss.
When: A mid April event each year
Where: Apple Valley Country Store and throughout the Hood River Valley
Fees: Costs may vary
Details: Dessert parties, BBQ's and more for a weekend of celebration. The country Store is on Tucker Road just outside of Hood River.