Hello Weekend! May 10-12

Written by Reynolds Defense Firm

On May 10, 2024

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Whether you live in Wasco County, Oregon, or you just find yourself there this weekend – never fear! We’ve got you covered with plenty of activities for the whole family. Perhaps you’re thinking that with weather like this in the picturesque Columbia River Gorge, you might not need much inspiration, but it’s always good to have a couple of spare ideas in your pocket. In that spirit, here are a few options to keep in mind as you’re planning your weekend fun:

Equine Trial Sports riding events, May 10-11th

Horse lovers have plenty to do in this part of Oregon, but if you are looking to show off your (and your equine companion’s) skills, then head out to the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley for a series of events this weekend, ranging from an easy, dismounted competition to an advanced obstacle course for experienced riders. Aside from the equestrian fun, this is also a fundraiser for the Wasco County 4H Club. See the event page for all the details. Reservations are online and fees are due at the event. If you’re into it but can’t make it, Equine Trial Sports hosts a series of events to keep you in the saddle.

Comedy Night in The Dalles with Pat Burtscher, May 10th

The Dalles Civic Auditorium is hosting internationally renowned comic Pat Burtscher for a night of laughs. Pat Burtscher has been touring the globe with “a pocket full of ideas, a brain full of questions and a heart full of love.” His unique style has earned him critical acclaim as one of the most exciting stand ups working on the international circuit today. Pat will be joined by Australian award-winning comedic storyteller, Jon Bennett, and New York Comedian, Bo Ballew. Tickets are available at this link.

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, ongoing exhibits

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and no trip to Wasco County is complete without a visit. The currently featured exhibition is GORGEous Art Quilts, featuring location-inspired work from fifteen local artists, members of Art Quilters of the Gorge. This brilliant exhibit is in the Kuck Wing of the Museum from April 5-June 16th. If you come around 11AM, you can also take in the daily raptor program, including a visit to resident bald eagles, Liberty and Ferguson. See the museum’s website for more info and events.

Cherry City Marketplace, May 11th

Wahtonka Cafeteria in The Dalles is the spot to shop for local crafts this weekend. You can find that last-minute gift before you visit mom! The sale is open 10AM-5PM.

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