Guide to Washington’s Cranberry Coast

Washington state’s “Cranberry Coast” is filled with cranberry bogs (some provide berries to the Ocean Spray juice company), a Cranberry Museum and Cranberry Festivals. October is harvesting month, and it’s well worth a trip to see, taste and learn about one of our state’s oldest crops!

The Cranberrian Fair
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
10:00am – 4:00pm
115 SE Lake St.
Ilwaco, WA 98624
360.642.3446
http://www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org

A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry! Foods, crafters, bog tours, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during the Annual Cranberrian Fair. The Cranberry Museum is free. Collectible buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Museum. Handmade items, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, homemade peach/cranberry pies, and more. Check out the various craft demonstrations throughout both days to include a blacksmith who will make unique items from railroad spikes. The Chinook Tribe will be serving Indian fry bread and tacos. Take the Cranberry Trolley to the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation and Cranberry Museum where the gift shop is stocked with cranberry goodies, and the red berry harvest on Friday October 12 through Sunday October 14.

Cranberry Harvest Festival
Saturday and Sunday
October 13 and 14
800.473.6018
Grayland, WA 98547
http://www.westportgrayland-chamber.org

Bog tours, Cranberry cook off, and a Saturday night firelight parade. Free admission. Plus a 10K & 5K RUN and 3K WALK at 9:00am on Sunday, October 14.

Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation
Open Daily 8:00am – Dusk
2907 Pioneer Road
Long Beach, WA 98631
360.642.5553
http://www.cranberrymuseum.com

Take a self-guided tour of the farm and get a first-hand look at different varieties of cranberries, irrigation systems, and how crops are planted and cultivated. During October, watch the crop being harvested!

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