Event celebrates Hockinson’s agricultural businesses
The sign was updated.
“The 2nd Annual Hockinson Berry Fest” welcomed guests to the event Saturday morning.
The first one? It was last year, during the pandemic.
Yes, organizers said they were a bit nervous but everyone was respectful of the rules. So in the summer of 2020, when everything else seemingly was being cancelled, the new berry festival in Hockinson was a go.
“It was very well received last year because we were the only thing happening,” said Ada Carter, one of the organizers. “People were excited to be able to come out and do something.”
A year later, the berry fest returned.
“I’m excited to be back, maskless, and having it bigger and better,” Carter said.
In terms of scale, this is certainly not the biggest community event in Clark County. But it is a gem for this local community.
“The whole event is about promoting the agricultural businesses in Hockinson,” Carter said.
Berry farms. Florists. Dairy (blueberry milkshakes). Live music. And just an opportunity to run into a neighbor or see a familiar face.
Across the county, across the country, summer events are starting to make a comeback. Harvest Days in Battle Ground returned this weekend, as well. There was a pancake feed, a parade, a carnival, and many other of the traditional attractions of Harvest Days.
Back in Hockinson, it was not about a comeback because this festival was here last year. Back at Hockinson, it was all about the berries.