VIDEO: Area residents take part in inaugural Hockinson Berry Festival


Organizers offer Clark County an event with a ‘positive vibe’

Organizers wanted something positive in their community this summer.

The pandemic did not need to stop them.

The Hockinson Berry Fest, held in downtown Hockinson on Saturday, had that positive vibe.

The Hockinson Berry Fest made its debut in downtown Hockinson on Saturday. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Hockinson Berry Fest made its debut in downtown Hockinson on Saturday. Photo by Paul Valencia

Blueberry milkshakes courtesy of Hockinson Market were a big hit.

Morguess Family Organic Blueberries sold out of the jam and muffins and most of the syrups within the first two hours. The blueberry lemonade stand also was almost out of lemonade with a few hours left in the festival.

A good problem to have, of course. Organizers did not know how many people would show. Next year, vendors likely will be more prepared.

The Hockinson Market made shakes all day long at the inaugural Hockinson Berry Fest. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Hockinson Market made shakes all day long at the inaugural Hockinson Berry Fest. Photo by Paul Valencia

There was music, a flower shop, and booths set up from a few farms from the region. 

Organizers also handed out a map, listing the locations of four farms, asking folks to visit: Majestic Farms Blueberries, Prairie Berry Farm, Grandma Dixie’s, and Barn Dog Flower Farm.

Guests were asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

Blueberries. Ice Cream. Milk. In a blender. These shakes were popular Saturday. Photo by Paul Valencia
Blueberries. Ice Cream. Milk. In a blender. These shakes were popular Saturday. Photo by Paul Valencia
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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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