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A Hot Month for Cool Events

Posted on: June 1st, 2010 by Guest Blogger 2 Comments

August is jam-packed with more unique events in Washington County than you can shake a stick at!  Now, if you still insist on attempting to shake a stick just to prove us wrong, please wear eye protection.  Remember, safety first!   Speaking of safety, don’t forget your sunscreen before heading out to these can’t-miss events:


It's garlic on parade at the annual Garlic Festival!

North Plains Garlic Festival
, North Plains, August 6-8.  This 13th Annual Festival celebrates the pungent, tasty goodness known as “Elephant Garlic” with a variety of festivities and entertainment. Remember, “Fun Stinks.

Tualatin Crawfish Festival, Tualatin,  August 13-14.  The nation’s oldest crawfish festival celebrates 60 years of the Cambaridae Camburus with a variety of food, entertainment and activities. More info

LPGA Safeway Classic Golf Tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, August 16-22.  The 39th annual tournament features 144 of the world’s top women golfers competing for a 1.5 million purse. Last year it drew a record crowd of 87,800 to Pumpkin Ridge(!). The Golf Channel will be there for TV coverage Friday – Sunday, so make sure they get your good side.  More from organizers Tournament Golf Foundation


The Reserve in Aloha is the new home of this annual event!

Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival at the Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, August 14.  You had us at “food.”  The second annual festival showcases the best of Oregon’s culinary culture, world class wineries, and food artisans.  This year’s program includes a golf tournament a few hours prior to the food and wine festival.
For tickets and information, go here


International Air Show at the Hillsboro Airport, August 20-22.  Cue the “Top Gun” soundtrack!  The 23rd Annual Air Show is proud to announce the return of the Marine Corp AV-8B Harrier II Demonstration Team, and America’s only civilian jet team, the U.S. Patriots.  For tickets and information, go here

Tractors lined-up photo courtesy of Shilo Inns.

Tractors lined-up. Photo courtesy of Shilo Inns.

Banks BBQ & Truck/Tractor Pull, Banks,  August 20-22.  The City of Banks cooks up its annual festival with down-home charm, featuring a grand parade, truck/tractor pull and demolition derby, drive-in car show, arts and crafts, games and its “famous” BBQ sandwiches. More info

For the June and July 2010 events in Washington County, click here