Following are specific details about the events:
Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, 2014 – Columbia Gorge Wine Fest at WAAAM
The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival features “local” wines from noted award-winning winemakers including: Bob Lorkowski, John Haw, Rich Cushman, and Franco Marchesi. Admission includes wine-tastings from 20+ wineries and vineyards, pairings with local fruit, specially selected food from local restaurants, art from noted local artisans, and music by renowned Gorge musicians. Attendees will also be able to stroll through the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) one of the largest collections of still-flying antique airplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country.
Tickets: Day Pass is $25 per person includes 4 wine-tastings, commemorative glass and admission to WAAAM. http://www.localwineevents.com/
Hours: Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Other: Free on-site parking
Several participating local hotels offer lodging packages that include admission tickets. Availability is limited so book your reservations soon at http://www.hoodriver.org/
About Hood River Rotary
The Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival is the largest annual fund-raiser for Hood River Rotary Club. Proceeds from this event will go to funding college scholarships.
2014 Sponsors Include (as of March 1, 2014):
Hood River Rotary, Bicoastal Media, WAAAM, Insitu, Pear Bureau NW, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, Pacific Power, Wine Press NW, Key Event Services, Discover Portland, Cardinal IG, Copper West Properties, Diamond Fruit, Gorge.net, The Gorge Magazine, Mt.Hood Meadows, Full Sail Brewing, Northwest Graphics Works, Providence, Rosauers, Gorge-Us Photography, Windermere Realty, AmeriTitle, BergerABAM, Columbia State Bank, NW Natural, Stadelman’s, Les Schwab, and Ryan’s Juice
Watch for additional details in the near future at http://www.wineandpearfest.com
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