A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry kicks off the Fall season on the Long Beach Peninsula. Foods, crafters, local artists, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during this popular fair. Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Museum is free.
As part of Cranberrian Fair activities, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco will host a variety of local artists offering handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, baked goods, and more. Demonstrations include, the Peninsula Rug Hookers, the Peninsula Quilt Guild, Blacksmith Gary Lewis and other artists will take place throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday throughout the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Fair entrance includes full admission to the Museum’s exhibitions and the 1889 narrow gauge passenger car NAHCOTTA.
The Cranberry Trolley will run between the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation from 10:30am to 3pm on Saturday and 11am to 1pm on Sunday (space is limited and seating is on a first come first serve basis). Self-guided tours of cranberry harvesting will be underway at the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation.