AUG. 11-15

Umatilla County Fair

Parade: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8

through Hermiston

Fair: 8 a.m. Aug. 11

through 15

Farm-City Pro Rodeo

Slack: 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 15; 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14

Mutton Bustin?: 7:25 p.m. Aug. 12 and 14; 7:20 p.m. Aug. 13; championship 7:45 p.m. Aug. 15

Calf Dressing: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 Rodeo: 7:45 p.m. Aug 12-15 (after Mutton Bustin? on Aug. 15)

Umatilla County Fairgrounds

515 W. Orchard Ave.


A complete schedule of the fair, including ticket prices for the fair, carnival and reserved seats at the concerts is available at More information about the rodeo including ticket prices and where tickets are sold is available at Every day, in addition to the judging of the many exhibits, the Wool Busters will be at the West Gate at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.; Adam the Great and Michael O?Neill will perform at various locations, as will hypnotist Tammy Harris Barton and the Jim ?n? Alan Show. Hart?s Reptile World?s Animal Adventure Encounter is from noon to dusk every day beginning Aug. 12. The carnival opens at 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and at 1 p.m. all other days.

Aug. 11: Dance Unlimited takes the Coke Stage at 7 p.m.; Adam the Great and Michael O?Neill begin at 8 p.m. and Clay Walker (country) is on the main stage at 9 p.m.

Aug. 12: Foster Farms Chicken Grill-Off at the Coke Stage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Hermiston High School cheerleaders perform on the Coke stage at 7 p.m.; Adam and O?Neill perform magic at the Coke Stage at 7:30 p.m. and throughout the grounds at 8 p.m.; Williams and Ree (comedy) hit the main stage at 9 p.m.

Aug. 13: Painted Hills Beef Grill-Off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Coke Stage; Adam and Michael are on the Coke Stage at 7:30 p.m. and around the grounds at 8 p.m.; Juice Newton performs on the main stage at 9 p.m.

Aug. 14: The Hermiston School of Karate and Blue Tattoo perform at 7 p.m. on the main stage; the Round-Up City Cloggers are on the Coke Stage at 7:30 p.m.; Guess Who is on the main stage at 9 p.m.

Aug. 15: 4-H and FFA awards are given at 8 a.m. on the Coke Stage; livestock auction begins at 10 a.m. in Rankin Pavilion; the Pretty Baby contest is at 10 a.m. on the UCF Stage; a watermelon seed spitting contest is on the Coke Stage at 11:30 a.m.; New Horizons is on the Coke Stage at 4 p.m. followed by Steppin? Country at 5 p.m.; the Round-Up City Cloggers are on the Coke Stage at 7 p.m. and Sawyer Brown appear at 9 p.m. on the main stage.



Dr. Brown and Prime Rib Night

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Backstage Bistro

230 E. Main St.

Walla Walla

For pricing and reservations, call 509-526-0690.


Open mike night

8-10 p.m. Thursdays through summer

Walla Walla Village Winery

107 S. Third St.

Wildhorse Comedy Jam

8 p.m. every Thursday

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331

800- 654-9453


Piano music in the lounge

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights

The Oasis Lounge

85698 Highway 339


541- 938-4776


Bluegrass jam session

4 p.m. every Saturday

Great Pacific Wine and Coffee Company

403 S. Main St.



Summer Nights on the Patio

Papa Loves Mambo

5-9 p.m. Aug. 7

Watermill Winery & Blue Mountain

Cider Company

235 E. Broadway


This event is for those 21 and older. Reservations are recommended by calling 541-938-5575.

Color Blind (classic rock)

8 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8

Wildfire Cabaret

Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331

800- 654-9453

Aug. 8

Wallowa Mountain Jam

Noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 8

Joseph City Park

Joseph, Oregon

Tickets are $20 and are sold online and at the door. To purchase tickets, or for more detailed information, visit

Wildhorse Classic Rock Reunion

3-8 p.m. Aug. 8

Outdoors at Wildhorse Resort & Casino

72777 Highway 331


Festival seating is $25. Tickets may be purchased at the Wildhorse Gift Shop, at, or by calling 800-494-8497.

AUG. 10

Music in the Park

7 p.m. Aug. 10

Howard Baker Pavilion

Boardman Marina Park

1 W. Marina Drive

Aug. 13

Tunes under the Trees

7-9 p.m. Aug.13: Red Light Runners

Roy Raley Park

1205 S.W. Court Ave.


AUG. 14

Romagossa Blu (fusion)

8-11 p.m. Aug. 14 ($5 cover)

Sapolil Cellars

15 E. Main St.

Walla Walla

Aug. 15

Dave Stamey in concert

8 p.m. Aug. 15

Hamley?s Slickfork Saloon

Entrance on the corner

of Southeast First

Street and Southeast Court Avenue


The doors open at 7:15 p.m. for this concert. Premier tickets are $35 and general admission is $25. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available at Hamley?s and at

Aug. 16

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West

3 p.m. Aug. 16

Oregon?s 234th Army Band

7 p.m. Aug. 18

Vert Auditorium

500 S.W. Dorion Ave.


The free tickets for these concerts must be obtained in advance. They are available at the Pendleton Parks and Recreation Department office at 865 Tutuilla Road or at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce, 501 S. Main St. For more information call 541-276-8100.



Coffee and Cookies

10-11:30 a.m. every Monday

Stanfield Public Library

180 W. Coe Ave.

This gathering is held in the paperback exchange area of the library.


Wallowa River Canyon Trout

Fishing by Rail

7 a.m. every Saturday Aug. 8 through Sept. 26

Minam Motel and Market

72601 Highway 82


Anglers will have an entire 10-mile stretch of river to themselves. Dry fly and terrestrial fishing is excellent during this time. The train, a 1950s rail car, departs from the motel at 7 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. The train moves anglers up and down the river and guides will assist in choosing sites. Refreshments include a box lunch, coffee and beverages. Small personal boats can easily be loaded and unloaded. Once back at the motel, barbecue grills and picnic tables are available for guests. Double rooms and one- and two-bedroom kitchenettes are available. The nearby Minam Market can issue fishing licenses and tags. Full days are $75 per person and half-days are $40. For room and/or train reservations, or for more information, call 541-437-4475 or 877-888-8130. Reservations may also be made at


Morrow County Fair

Various times now through Aug. 9

Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo

Aug. 7 and 8

MOCO Jackpot Rodeo

1:15 p.m. Aug. 9

Morrow County Fairgrounds

74473 Highway 74 (unless noted otherwise)


For a detailed schedule of events and ticket prices for multi- and single-day as well as packages, visit

Aug. 7: Events begin at 9 a.m. with the chili cook off. Adam the Great and Michael will walk the fairgrounds all day. Cowboy Buck, Elizabeth & Peter perform from 3-4 p.m. The greased pig contest is at 6 p.m. Mutton Busters ride their sheep at 6:30 p.m. and the Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. The Exhibitors Dance featuring Clint Wilson is from 8-11 p.m.

Aug. 8: Things get going at 10 a.m. with a parade through downtown Heppner. Adam the Great and Michael will walk the fairgrounds all afternoon. The Buyers? Appreciation Dinner is at noon and FFA awards are given at 1 p.m. The FFA/4-H auction is at 2 p.m. Mutton Bustin? starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo gets going at 7 p.m. Joe Shinkle and 99 West perform at 9 p.m.

Aug. 9: A cowboy breakfast is served at 10 a.m. The exhibits will be released beginning at 9 a.m. and the MOCO Jackpot Rodeo, featuring local talent, begins at 1:15 p.m.

Chef?s Scramble Golf Tournament

Lunch: noon Aug. 8

Tee off: 2 p.m. Aug. 8

Wildhorse Resort & Casino Golf Course

72777 Highway 331


The entry fee is $75 per golfer and includes a Carolina-style pulled pork lunch, golf, cart, tee prizes and gift baskets. For more information or to register call Bruce Mecham at 541-966-1593.

U.S. Cellular Movies in the Park

7:30 p.m. Aug. 8

Community Park

1000 S.W. 37th St.


Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m., the movie starts at dusk. To find out what family-oriented movie is scheduled call 541-379-1516.

Oldies Night at the Library

7:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 7

Milton-Freewater Public Library

8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

BJ the DJ will play hits as ?Fly Me to the Moon? is the theme. Space-related music from the 1950s and 1960s will be played. Fun and free for all ages. For more information call 541-938-8246.

Aug. 14

Muddy Frogwater Festival

All day Aug. 14-16

Richard Yantis Memorial Park

Corner of Second and Dehaven streets


Concessions, games and various activities will be held throughout each day. For a complete schedule and more information, visit

Aug. 14: Ambassadors Breakfast 7-9 a.m.; Pretty Baby contest 9:30 a.m. (registration at 9 a.m.); concessions open at 9 a.m. and games begin at 11 a.m.; Spin a Frog from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the Aquatic Center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; local entertainment is at 1 p.m.; a martial arts performance is at 2 p.m.; Coyote Joe and the Western Trio Band is at 4 p.m.; High Strung Band is at 5 p.m.; the Country Classic Barbecue is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; softball tournaments begin at 6 p.m.; the Walla Walla Cruisers Car club show and shine will start at 6:30 p.m.; the Froghollow Band will perform at 7 p.m. with a Steppin? Country dancing demonstration.

Aug. 15: Road Rally begins at 6 a.m. at Stateline Polaris, 84853 Highway 11; Muddy Frogwater Runs are from 7-9 a.m.; the Elks breakfast is served from 7-10 a.m.; the softball tournament begins at 8 a.m.; the parade winds its way through Milton-Freewater at 9:30 a.m. Concessions and games open at 9 a.m.; the Elite Cheer and Dance Group and Hip Hop Mania will perform at 11:30 a.m.; a musical variety show begins at 1 p.m.; a darts tournament is held at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge nearby; the watermelon eating contest is at 2:30 p.m.; Vintage is at 4:30 p.m.; the Rotary barbecue is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.; the Wasteland Kings perform from 7-10 p.m.

Aug. 16: The softball tournament begins at 8 a.m.; the M-F Chamber of Commerce coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:45 p.m.; music and fellowship is at 9 a.m. followed by a community worship service at 10 a.m. Concessions and games open at 11 a.m. and the Spin a Frog prize drawing will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Muddy Frogwater Square Dancers perform at 11 a.m.; the corn roast and watermelon feed begins at 11:30 a.m.; the Blue Mountain Troublemakers take the stage at 1 p.m. and the New Horizon Dance Group performs at 2 p.m.

Harvest Time Fine Arts Show

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15

Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 16

Christ the King Lutheran Church

325 S.W. Sixth Ave.


This is a juried art show open for the public?s viewing. For more information Call Karen Bright at 541-938-0778 or Beverly McRae at 541-938-7267.

P-Town Throw Down

4 p.m. Aug. 14

Rudy Rada Skatepark

101 Northgate


This competition is for all skill levels. The first 30 skateboarders to register will compete in each division. Registration begins at 2 p.m. for beginners, 3 p.m. for intermediate boarders; 4 p.m. for advanced in both bowl and street categories. A $3 buy-in is required for the best trick competition, with the winner taking all the money. The times of each competition and more information are available at at the skatepark link. The park is located at the intersection of Westgate and Highway 37 (which is Northgate).

Aug. 15

Oregon Trail Wagon Train

Aug. 15 and 16

Virtue Flat

South of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Exit 302 off Interstate 84

People are welcome to walk along with the wagon train which departs at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15 on Bureau of Land Management land adjacent to Highway 86. The wagon train will follow Ruckles Creek Road and will camp for the evening at the flat. It will stay there through noon Aug. 16. A shuttle bus will be available to walkers at drop-off points. The walkers can choose from a nine-mile or a two-and-a-half mile walk. Hot, dry conditions dictate that only those in good physical shape should walk. At the camp there will be interpreters, music and other entertainment. Visitors who wish to eat dinner with the pioneers must pre-register and pay $20 per person. To register in advance for the walk or dinner, or for any other information, call 541-523-1843 or 541-523-1827. While the wagon train encampment is free, there is an admission charge for those wishing to visit the nearby interpretive center. A two-day admission is $8 for adults, $4.50 for senior citizens, children 15 and younger free.

?Ghost Dance? book signing

1-4 p.m. Aug. 15

Pendleton Book Company

7 S.E. Court Ave.


Authors Gale and Kandis Palmanteer will be available to answer questions about their book. For more information, visit

Aug. 16

Pendleton Connect

1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 16

Blue Mountain Community College

2411 N.W. Carden Ave.


Food, entertainment and children?s activities are offered at this gathering of local organizations that teach, serve, nurture and provide recreation and entertainment. Discover ways to plug into the community and get involved. Newcomers and old hands are equally welcome. For more information call Susan Bower at 541-276-9140.


Hermiston Farmers Market

4-7 p.m. Wednesdays

Northwest Second Street

between Main Street and

East Gladys Avenue

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Hermiston Conference

Center parking lot

415 S. Highway 395

Willow Creek

Farmers? Market

3-7 p.m. Fridays

Heppner City Park

Main Street

For more information contact Margaret at 541-676-5972.

Pendleton Farmer?s Market

4 p.m. to dusk Fridays

300 block of Main Street between Dorion and Emigrant avenues

The Farmer?s market will continue through Oct. 9. For more information, visit

Walla Walla

Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

every Saturday

and Sunday to October

The corner of Fourth

and Main streets

Walla Walla



?Skin of our Teeth?

7 p.m. Aug. 7-9 and 13-16

Band shell in the park

Second Street adjacent

to the Catholic church

Baker City

Admission is $8 to the Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre?s performance of this work by Thornton Wilder. Tickets will be sold at the door. More information is available at


7:30 p.m.

Aug. 7, 8, 14, 15

3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 16

Bethel Church

600 Shockley Road

Richland, Wash.

?Taming of the Shrew?

8 p.m. now through Aug. 9

Fort Walla Walla Museum


Myra Road

Walla Walla

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. Pre-show festivities begin at 6 p.m. Picnic baskets at $20 each may be reserved by calling 509-742-0739 and must be paid for with either cash or check. For more information visit

AUG. 14

?Honk! The Musical?

7 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15

Academy of Children?s Theatre

213 Wellsian Way

Richland, Wash.

Tickets at $8. More information is available at or by calling (509) 943-6027.


AUG. 22

Registration deadline: Aug. 14

Event: Aug. 22

Hermiston Family

Aquatic Center

879 W. Elm Ave.

Cost is $10 for Hermiston residents and $12 for non-residents. Registration forms are available at the Hermiston Parks and Recreation office, 180 N.E. Second St. and online at


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