WHAT: The fair celebrates the century-old heritage cranberry harvesting on the Long Beach Peninsula. It will include bog tours, an artisan fair, fresh-baked cranberry goodies and juice sampling.
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11-12.
WHERE: The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, and the Cranberry Museum and Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Station in Long Beach.
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AT THE MUSEUM: There will be vendors selling items such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, cranberry vine baskets and peach-cranberry pies. There also will be demonstrations by the Clatsop Spinners and Weavers, the Peninsula Rug Hookers, blacksmith Gary Lewis and others.
IN LONG BEACH: Visitors can watch harvesting techniques at the demonstration bogs. Lunch will be served here by Cove Catering.
COST: Fair buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the museum.
OF NOTE: A free shuttle will run between the two locations from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
ALSO ON TAP: That same weekend is the One Sky, One World Kite Festival. “Fly for Peace” is meant to unite people across the globe through kite flying. The local event is organized by the World Kite Museum in Long Beach and includes two days of people sharing in the simple act of flying a kite.