Cranberrian Fair and Cranberry Harvest Days
What: This annual event celebrates the Long Beach Peninsula’s fall cranberry harvest and the role the cranberry has played in the heritage of Southwest Washington.
When: Oct. 8-9.
Where: Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St., llwaco.
Getting around: A cranberry trolley will take visitors from the food and artist booths at Ilwaco’s Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum to the Cranberry Museum & Gift Shop and research bogs in Long Beach. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn and observe cranberry farming, harvest and processing. The museum is at 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach.
On the peninsula: Always colorful, the wet harvest of cranberries takes place throughout September at bogs from Ilwaco to Ocean Park. Visitors can pick or buy cranberries at Cranguyma Farms and purchase Starvation Alley raw, unsweetened cranberry juice at local grocery stores. Cranberries also show up in craft cocktails, North Jetty ales, house-made desserts and prepared foods in restaurants all along the peninsula.
The Cranberry Coast: Farming cranberries on the Long Beach Peninsula began about 150 years ago.
Admission: Collectible buttons are $5 and provide admission to all events at the museum.
Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com