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Birdfest & Bluegrass
October 5 @ 5:00 pm
One event on October 6, 2018 at 10:00am
5:30PM: Opening Celebration at Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon
with raffles, Birdfest themed beverages and a taco bar.
Bluegrass and Festival Day
10-4PM – Festival @ Overlook Park|
Opening ceremony with Traveling Day Society, Farmer’s Market and Birdfest Vendors & Bluegrass Pickers
10-4PM – Family Zone Activities @ Overlook Park
Make and play bluegrass instruments, make a birdfeeder and nature journal, bird & wildlife inspired games and crafts, scavenger hunts
11-4PM – Wine Garden @ Overlook Park
with Windy Hills Winery & Spudder’s Crest Wines
10-5PM – Birder’s Marketplace @ Ridgefield Community Center
25+ artisans with nature inspired items for sale
10:30 and 1:30 – Kayak Tours @ Ridgefield Kayak (Public Boat Launch)
Guided 2.5 mile tour on Lake River. Register for “Ridgefield Birdfest Bluegrass Paddle” on aldercreek.com.
10AM – Kids Activities @ Ridgefield Community Library
Make your own Birdman Mask!
11AM – Intermediate Guitar Workshop @ RSD Maintenance Building
12PM – Vocal Harmony Workshop @ RSD Maintenance Building
12-2PM – Oregon Zoo ZAP @ Overlook Park
3:30PM – Audubon Live Bird Show @ Union Ridge Elementary School
4:30PM – Big Canoe Paddle @ Public Boat Launch
Paddle 14-passenger 29′ canoes along Lake River, guided by Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
ALL DAY – BLUEGRASS PICKER’S FESTIVAL @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN.
No bluegrass, no in-town events.
Activities on the Refuge include Chinook Village archeology walk, community booths, crane tours and a closing ceremony/Salmon Bake at the Cathlapotle House.
For information about becoming an indoor or outdoor vendor and to submit an application, see the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge website.