EVENT DATE & TIME
- Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rain or shine, we have a big tent and lots of other covered areas.
- Gates will open at 10 a.m. Please do not arrive earlier than 9:30 a.m. as the access road will be occupied with event vehicles.
- Admission is free. Anyone who RSVP'd and attends the event will receive a free raffle ticket for a drawing for prizes. See rules below.
- This is a community event open to anybody, and it’s family friendly. Never heard of West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District? No problem! We’d love to meet you and tell you about what we do.
FOOD & FACILITIES
- We will have food trucks on site serving a range of options catering to common dietary restrictions, plus a corn-on-the-cob roast to raise money for Sauvie Island School, pastries for sale to raise money for the Sauvie Island Grange, and free tastings of heirloom apple varieties from the orchard.
- There will be portable toilets and hand-washing stations available.
- Dogs are not allowed at this Metro property with the exception of seeing-eye dogs or other service animals.
ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES
- Enjoy games for all ages, acoustic music, talks and storytelling, educational exhibits about the island’s cultural and natural history, farming, birds and wildlife, historic photos and architecture, wetland walks, fairy house making in the woods and so much more!
- Visitors can sign up for guided tours of the historic Bybee-Howell House, built in 1856, to view the first floor and see oral history videos and photographs.
- Anyone who RSVP'd early and attends will receive a free raffle ticket. Additional tickets will be on sale: $5 for one ticket or 5 tickets for $20. All tickets will be distributed at the welcome booth at the event. Ticket holders must attend the event and must be present to win. Raffle drawing(s) will take place at the main stage at 2:45 p.m.
- Available prizes: YETI Tundra 45 cooler. Any additional prizes to be announced.
GETTING TO THE EVENT
- The address of Howell Territorial Park is 13901 NW Howell Park Rd.
- If you have special needs for transportation to the event, please let us know at email@example.com
- Parking is very limited so please carpool, ride Trimet, or bicycle to the event.
- We will have a shuttle service between the Trimet stop and the event (1 mile away).
- The main parking lot is a grass field adjacent to the event site, and weather depending, will be suitable for most cars. Trucks and other high-clearance vehicles will be directed to an overflow lot on-site with less even ground. .
- If both parking lots fill up, or if heavy rains make the lots unusable, vehicles will be directed to off-site lots and a free shuttle service will bring visitors to the event.
- We encourage bicycling to the event and we will have a secure bicycle lock-up area. The section of road from the bridge to Howell Territorial Park is one mile long with no shoulders. Cars and bicycles share the road and vehicle congestion is likely. Bicyclists and drivers should be extra cautious on that section of road which may not be suitable for young or inexperienced riders.
- Howell Territorial Park is a historic site with gravel roads and uneven grass lawn. Special needs visitors will have access to a drop-off point close to the event activities. Alert traffic controllers upon arrival. After dropping off passengers, drivers will be directed to park in the nearest grass parking lot.