Inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival set for Saturday


The event will celebrate the area’s well-known berry farms, all while maintaining social distancing practices

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellations of most of the annual community festivals around Clark County this summer but a new festival is coming to Hockinson this weekend.

The inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival will take place Saturday. The event will celebrate the area’s well-known berry farms, all while maintaining social distancing practices. Photo by Mike Schultz
The inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival will take place Saturday. The event will celebrate the area’s well-known berry farms, all while maintaining social distancing practices. Photo by Mike Schultz

The inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival will take place Saturday. The event will celebrate the area’s well-known berry farms, all while maintaining social distancing practices. The festival will be hosted by the Hockinson Main Street Team in collaboration with the Hockinson School District.

Times for Saturday’s event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will take place at the corner of 159th Street and 182nd Avenue in Brush Prairie, otherwise known as downtown Hockinson. Members of the public are encouraged to take a country drive to enjoy farm fresh berries and meet the farmers who grow them.

Prairie Berry Farms is one of the featured farms in Saturday’s Hockinson Berry Festival. Photo by Mike Schultz
Prairie Berry Farms is one of the featured farms in Saturday’s Hockinson Berry Festival. Photo by Mike Schultz

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will be required to wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from people not in their immediate households. Anyone feeling sick or who has been exposed to someone who is sick must stay home.

Among the vendors participating in the festival are Grandma Dixie’s, Majestic Farms Blueberries, and Prairie Berry Farms as well as the Hockinson Market, which will be mixing special blueberry milkshakes using local blueberries.

For more information, visit the Hockinson Main Street Team Facebook page.

Grandma Dixie’s will be open to visitors this weekend as part of the inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival. Photo by Mike Schultz
Grandma Dixie’s will be open to visitors this weekend as part of the inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival. Photo by Mike Schultz

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