The Dalles-Area Chamber of Commerce's presents
Northwest Cherry Festival
2017's Booth for Business Owners
It was decided that instead of showcasing Main Street during the festival days, the organization would collaborate with the downtown businesses in order to give them a platform of visibility. After Jeremiah came down and helped set up the entryway arch and large tents with Chamber volunteers, Main Street was able to reserve a tent for businesses to come down in incremental time slots in order to promote themselves to festival goers. It was a great opportunity for them to be seen and chat with community members who may not know of their existence downtown. Some of the business owners featured a promotion, while Mel Mendez, owner of Gameopoly, brought some of his stock to sell. Carole Ruise, owner of Pawsh Spa, brought homemade dog treats and was more than grateful for opportunity to spend some time meeting new potential clientele.
The Northwest Cherry Festival takes place in downtown The Dalles every Spring for three consecutive days. The Festival includes the Gorge’s largest parade, classic car show, a 10k race, and lots of great local music and bands. There is also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, craft vendors, agriculture job fair, and Davis Show’s Carnival. You don’t want to miss the crowning of Cherry Festival Royalty at Mid-Columbia Senior Center’s Breakfast Saturday Morning before the parade, either!