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Guide to WA Weekend Getaways, November 11 – 13

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Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 11, 12 and 13
http://www.nps.gov

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Washington State’s participating national parks include:

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Mount Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park
Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Harvest Winery Tour
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 11, 12 and 13
Olympic Penninsula, WA
http://www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org

Take a self-guided tour through eight different wineries located in Chimacum, Port Townsend and Port Angeles. Games, fun and prizes, plus harvest-inspired appetizers and handcrafted artisan wines. $30/person for the weekend pass. Order online.

Inland Crafts 2011
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 11, 12 and 13
Spokane Convention Center
334 West Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201 · Get
509.624.8566
http://www.inlandcrafts.org

The craft show features works by more than 65 artists from across the Northwest and Canada. Get a start on your holiday shopping!

Fall Folk Festival
Saturday and Sunday
November 12 and 13
Spokane Community College
1810 N. Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217
509.747.2640
http://www.spokanefolklore.org

Free to the public! Eight stages of traditional and ethnic dance and music along with workshops, special entertainment and crafts for children and jamming. Also featured are sales of traditional crafts and meals.

Holiday Flower Show – Joy to the World
Saturday and Sunday
November 12 and 13
Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901
509.952.2434
http://www.ahtrees.org

The Central District of the Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs invites you to view the winners of their annual flower show and horticultural competition. All categories focus on the holiday theme Joy to the World. $5 donation at the door. Snacks, lunch items and other edibles will be available for sale. For information, call

“Ocian in View” Cultural Weekend
Friday – Sunday
November 11 – 13
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 Lake Street SE
Ilwaco, WA 98624
360.642.3446
http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

Learn from historians about the WA coast’s role during WWII, learn area culture, take a bus tour of the local beaches, and enjoy a Salmon Dinner hosted by the Chinook Tribe.

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