Come experience one of the most popular warm-weather festivals in Oregon. For 40 years, the NW Cherry Festival has been one of the most visited festivals in the Dalles area. Oregon is one of the largest producers of sweet cherries in the United States. So, if you are a lover of cherries or simply want to enjoy one of the most popular festivals of the summer, the NW Cherry Festival in Hood River is a must.
NW Cherry Festival 40th Anniversary Celebration
Date: April 26, 2019 – April 28, 2019
The Dalles, OR 97058
About the NW Cherry Festival in Hood River
Cherries are a popular special treat that can only be enjoyed during the summertime. With Oregon being one of the most popular locations in the country for cherry production, it is understandable why there is a whole festival devoted to cherries. This year marks 40 years of celebrating the cherry season, and it is set to be a blast! Come to downtown Dalles to enjoy all the Cherry Festival festivities from a local 10K race, cherry sampling with local Oregon cherry growers as well as a large parade.
This is going to be a weekend of various events that you don’t want to miss. Make sure to check out the classic car show as well as the local music and bands, and the carnival. There will even be a crowning of the king and queen of the Cherry Festival in Hood River right before the annual parade. Entry to the festival is free, and everyone from locals to visitors alike will enjoy learning about the agricultural history of the area while enjoying the fruits of the cherry trees and fun activities for everyone.
The Fruit Loop
A trip to the Cherry Festival is not complete without a scenic drive through The Fruit Loop, one of the most popular things to see in Hood River Oregon. The Fruit Loop is a 35-mile loop through Hood River that offers beautiful views of the orchards, fruit trees and Mt. Hood. Spring is an excellent time to enjoy the blossoming cherry trees before or after visiting the Cherry Festival. You can take your own self-guided tour of the cherry trees in the Fruit Loop, or you can arrange a group tour of the area with a local tour company such as Martin’s Gorge Tours.
Take full advantage of the upcoming cherry season by enjoying the ever-popular NW Cherry Festival in Hood River. You’ll get to celebrate the spring season with some delicious cherries and fun festivities.