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You can walk the lands of ancient people and learn the ways and cultures of the Tribes of 14. Discover our great Hispanic communities and participate in the festivities or watch Filipino dancing. Dont forget to stop at a farm and pick fresh fruit and vegetables, and be sure to visit several of the many wineries and sample unique Washington wines. For the outdoor travelers you will nd many ne golf courses, good shing in ponds and on the rivers, watch outdoor rodeos and attend art shows and of course, see the famous murals. This Visitor Guide shows you only a sampling of what you will nd in the wonderful Yakima Valley stay a day, a week or longer our friendly residents welcome you and stand ready to help in any way they can. We have made a sincere effort to include as many activities as possible. If anyone has additions, please contact us so we can include them in the next magazine.

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Your Guide To The Grapes


The Yakima Valley Appellation grows a number of varieties of grapes that nd their way into the bottle for appreciative connoisseurs. The following is a guide to grapes and wine name pronunciations. Merlot (mer-LOW) Yakima Valley Merlot is known for its sweet cherry, berry avors and complex aromas that include plum, mint, cigar box, and sweet spices. Traditionally used in blends in much of Europe, Merlot gained popularity as a stand-alone wine in the USA in the early 1970s. Yakima Valley Merlot, with its cherry avors and aroma, tends to be fullbodied with ty pically soft tannins, slightly higher in alcohol than its Bordeaux cousins and higher in acidity than Merlots from California. Cabernet Sauvignon (cab-air-NAY so-veen-YOWN) The king of the red grapes grows magnicently in Washington. The heady, fruity character of this complex grape develops slowly. In its youth, the wine appears more subtle and restrained than Washington Merlots. Its character can emerge as black currants, cherry, berry, chocolate, leather, mint, herbs, bell pepper or any combination of these. This wine ages beautifully. While several years of bottle aging are often needed for the wine to show its best, most can be appreciated in their youth. Many of the Yakima Valley vintners employ traditional blending practices, adding Merlot or Cabernet Franc to the wine. Syrah (sear-AH) The rst Syrah grapes in Washington were planted in the Yakima Valley in 1986. National recognition for Yakima Valley Syrahs, together with the wines wide consumer appeal has lead to a substantial increase in Syrah plantings in the past few years. Syrah is just one of the Rhne varieties sparking new interest in Washington State. A spicy, rich, com-

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plex varietal, Syrah grapes turn into big, dark, intensely concentrated wines with aromas and avors of blackberries, black currants, roasted coffee and leather. Cabernet Franc (cab-air-NAY FRAWNK) Cabernet Franc has captured the attention of Washington winemakers who are exploring the grapes unique varietal characteristics, using it both as a blending grape and as a stand-alone variety. A hardy grape, Cabernet Franc has been of primary value for the sturdy core and rm tannins it adds to softer wines. On its own, it offers delicious, spicy notes with mellow coffee and intense blueberry fruit. Other Reds Riesling (REES-ling) Yakima Valley Riesling is one of the original grape varieties grown in Washington and one of the rst to bring national attention to Washington wines. The Valleys Rieslings tend to be very oral in the nose, with vivid apricot-peach avors. Most Washington Rieslings are created in an off-dry to slightly sweet style, all balanced with typically good acidity. Occasionally, noble rot works its magic on Riesling, concentrating the sugars and avors to produce a late-harvest or ice wine of incomparable intensity. Gewrztraminer (ge-VOORTZ-trame-nair) An early Washington success story because of its ability to withstand the cold winters, Gewrztraminer typically offers allspice as well as tropical fruit with zesty aromas and avors. Previously made only in an off-dry or slightly sweet style, Gewrztraminer is now being explored by Washington winemakers who wish to make dry styles that retain its rich aromatics. Other Whites Chenin Blanc (SHEN-nin BLAHNK) Lively fruit and mouth-watering acidity make this the perfect oyster wine. Pinot Gris (PEE-no GREE) Produces soft wines with delicate varietal elements of melon and spice. Viognier (vee-own-YAY) A richlytextured wine with distinctive aromatic notes of peaches and honeysuckle.

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509-786-7401 560 Merlot Drive Prosser, WA 99350 Alexandria Nicole Cellars This is an estate winery of Destiny Ridge Vineyards. The vineyard, located on the famed Horse Heaven Hills above the Columbia River, produces intensely avored grapes that are handcrafted into a limited bottling of premium wines. Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food: From tapas to full dinners they accommodate a wide array of requests for private tastings and group events. www.alexandrianicolecellars. com 509-786-3497 2880 Lee Road, Suite D Prosser, WA 99350 Apex Cellars 5HOD[E\WKHUHSODFHVKRS in the gift shop and enjoy lunch on the picnic grounds. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.apexcellars.com 800-814-7004 357 Port Street, Studio G Prosser, WA 99350 AntoLin Cellars In 2007, founders Tony and Linda Haralson of Yakima community, turned their dreams of owning a winery into a reality after 10 years of home winemaking. They create Riesling, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from Glacier, their 5-acre estate vineyard, and other select sites in the Yakima and Columbia valleys. Open: Friday and Saturday 1 to 9 p.m.; event weekends; and by appointment. antolincellars.com 509-833-5765 16 N. Second St. Yakima, WA 98901 %DUQDUG*ULIQ Come visit one of Washingtons oldest and most awardwinning wineries. Picnic facilities on site, gift shop. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.barnardgrifn.com 509-627-0266 878 Tulip Lane Richland, WA 99352 Barrel Springs Nestled in a park-like setting, the winery is a friendly place to savor premium varietal wines while enjoying the grounds and estate vineyards. Open: March to November from Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and December to February by appointment. www.barrelspringswinery.com 509-786-3166 46601 North Gap Road Prosser, WA 99350 Bonair Winery Founded in 1985, the little hobby that got out of hand invites visitors to share the ownerspassion for winemaking. They feature buttery Chardonnays, elegant barrel-aged reds, fruity sipping wines, and mead. Experience their vineyards. Open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.bonairwine.com 509-829-6027 500 S. Bonair Road Zillah, WA 98953 Buckmaster Cellars A small winery dedicated to producing premium wines from Washington states nest vineyards. Currently focusing on limited releases of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Zinfandel. Weekends 10 a.m. to 5p.m. and by appointment. 509-628-8474 35802 Sunset Road Benton City, WA 99352 Chandler Reach Vineyards The Tuscan-style estate winery overlooks Red Mountain, one of Washingtons premier growing regions. Its warm, northern-sloped vineyard produces premium-quality Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Open Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. through March or by appointment. www.chandlerreach.com 509-588-8800 9506 W. Chandler Road Benton City, WA 99320 Chinook Wines Chinook is committed to producing small quantities of delicious Yakima Valley wines from Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A lovely shaded garden area is a favorite picnic spot. Open May to October, Satur-

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The wine-growing region of the Yakima Valley, ofcially known as the Yakima Valley Appellation, was the rst recognized wine area in Washington state. It celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The Valley has dozens of wineries, with more opening all the time. Wine tourism brings in thousands of visitors each year to sample wines, meet the winemakers and tour the vineyards and production facilities. The Valleys soils and climate create an ideal setting to grow many kinds of wine grapes. Besides the wines made here, local grapes are used by dozens of other wineries around the region. For more information about the appellation, the wineries, and links to winery websites, go to www.wineyakimavalley.org There are also other American Viticultural Area (AVA) appellations nearby. In fact, nine of the states 12 recognized AVAs are in the Yakima Valley or right next door. Here are some places you might want to visit. Agate Field Vineyard A family-run winery in a western -style country setting. Estategrown selections include Bordeauxstyle reds, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Sangiovese plus Semillon white wine. Open: April-May and October, noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday; June-Sept. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday; event weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. www.agateeld.com 509-930-0806 2911 Roza Drive Zillah, WA 98953 Aireld Estates The estate vineyard has been growing wine grapes for more than 40 years. The winery was planted around an old World War II airbase. The winery resembles a vintage airplane hangar and features a VIP tasting area inside a 45-foot-tall tower. Picnic grounds on site, plus a gift shop. Open: April-October Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; NovemberMarch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. ZZZDLUHOGZLQHVFRP day and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. www.chinookwines.com 509-786-2725 Corner of Wine Country Road and Wittkopf Loop Prosser, WA 99350 Claar Cellars A family-owned estate winery dedicated to the proposition that wine is fun, healthy, and an integral part of the good life. Premium wines include Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, and the Northwests best Nouveau (seasonal). Open daily Feb. 1 through Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.claarcellars.com 509-829-6810 1001 Vintage Valley Parkway Zillah, WA 98953 Columbia Crest Come help celebrate more than 25 years in the art of developing ne wines. Daily tours and offer guided tours on weekends. Open daily: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. www.columbiacrest.com 509-875-2061 221 Columbia Crest Drive Paterson, WA 99345 Cote Bonneville The owners founded their winery with one goal in mind: to present the best expression of the DeBrul Vineyard with each vintage year. Their wines express the site, its soils and efforts to concentrate the essence of the terroir. Open: By appointment only. 509-840-4596 2841 Fordyce Road Sunnyside, WA 98944 Coventry Vale By appointment only 509-882-4100 160602 W. Evans Road Grandview, WA 98930 Cowan Vineyards Quality from the ground up is the motto of family-owned and operated Cowan Vineyards. Traditional Bordeaux style wines are their specialty and their friendliness will enhance your experience. Ask about their new four-bedroom vacation rental, Cowan Estates. Open Saturday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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www.cowanvineyards.com 509-788-0200 2880 Lee Road, Suite E Prosser, WA 99350 Coyote Canyon Winery This winerys tasting room is in Vintners Village, a development hosting some of Eastern Washingtons best wineries and walking trails that link over 16 wineries and restaurants. It features awardwinning Coyote Canyon wines and Horse Heaven Hills 100% estate wines. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.; or by appointment. www.coyotecanyonwinery.com 509-786-7686 357 Port Avenue, Studio A Prosser, WA 99350 Cultura Wine Handcrafted wines for local vineyards to reect the Yakima Valley terroir of the warm sun, rolling hills and a laid-back approach to the good life. Visit the unique barn tasting room and sample Bordeauxstyle reds, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc. Open March to November, Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 509-829-0204 3601 Highland Drive Zillah, WA 98953 Desert Wind Winery Established in 2001, the winery features an upscale Southwestern-style tasting room and luxury overnight accommodations overlooking the Yakima River. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting, one-of-a-kind gifts. Facility tours by appointment. Try a Ruah, a proprietary red wine blend. Open daily May to September, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; October to April (except major holidays) 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. www.desertwindwinery.com 509-786-7277 2258 Wine Country Road Prosser, WA 99350 Dineen Vineyards This family-owned vineyard and winery is dedicated to growing the highest quality grapes to make ultra-premium wines of depth, complexity and concentration. Sip a glass of wine on the patio or picnic on the broad lawn overlooking the vineyard and the valley. Open April 1 to Oct. 1, Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. www.dineenvineyards.com 509-829-6897 2980 Gilbert Road. Zillah, WA 98953 Eaton Hill Winery Visit this winery in the historic Rinehold Cannery. Enjoy the lineup of handcrafted wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Ros de Franc, Gamay, Autumn Red, Riesling, Sun Glow, Orange Muscat, Sweet Bisbee, and port styles in Cabernet. Open April to October., noon to 5 p.m. daily; November to March by appointment. 509-854-2220 530 Gurley Road Granger, WA 98932 Fontaine Estates With indoor and outdoor accommodations, it can be rented out for weddings, reunions and private parties. Open by appointment. www.fontaineestates.com 509-972-8213 151 Rowe Hill Drive Naches, WA 98937 Gamache Vintners Handcrafted in small lots, these wines capture the unique essence of their remarkable vineyard site, located atop the White Bluffs of the Columbia Valley. Picnic facilities and gift shop on site. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; call for winter hours. www.gamachevintners.com 509-786-7800 505 Cabernet Court Prosser, WA 99350 Gilbert Cellars This family winery focuses on quality, resulting in intriguing wines with terric balance. Its tasting room and wine bar in downtown Yakima combines modern design with old-fashioned elegance. The ambiance, delicious wines and food and entertainment provide the ideal catalyst for memorable encounters. Open Spring Barrel weekend in April until December, Sunday noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday noon to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. Summer extended hours. www.gilbertcellars.com 509-249-9049 5 N. Front St. Suite 100 Yakima, WA 98901 Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery This small estate winery is dedicated to handcrafting limited quantities of Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines from the Goose Ridge Estate vineyard. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 6 p.m.; and by appointment. www.gooseridge.com 509-628-3880 16304 North Dallas Road Richland, WA 99352 Hedges Cellars Wines include estate bottlings of Red Mountain Reserve and Three Vineyards, as well as Columbia Valley CMS and FumeChardonnay. Open April to November, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. hedgescellars.com 509.588.3155 53511 N. Sunset Road Benton City, WA 99320 Hightower Cellars Established 1997 in Woodinville, Hightower moved to 15 acres high on Red Mountain in 2002. Enjoy the new tasting room and patio with a view of the vineyards and the valley below. Open Thursday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; events and weekends by appointment. www.hightowercellars.com 509-588-2867 19418 E. 583 PR NE Benton City, WA 99320 Hogue Cellars Varietals include Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Fume Blanc, and Riesling. There is wine tasting, gift shop, picnic area and wines. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major holidays. Dec. 1 through March 1 daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.hoguecellars.com 800-656-9779 ext. 3 2800 Lee Road Prosser, WA 99350 +RUL]RQV(GJH There are 18 acres of prime vineyard and a panoramic view from the tasting room. Visitors will view the tanks and barrels being worked. Small-batch wines include Pinot Noir, Monster Chardonnay, Gewutraminer, Muscat, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also try the ice wine, Nouveaux-Riche, port or cream sherry. Hours: Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, by chance. www.horizonsedgewinery.com 509-829-6401 4530 East Zillah Drive Zillah, WA 98953 Hyatt Vineyards In the heart of the Rattlesnake Hills appellation, Hyatt Vineyards is a premium producer of estate grown Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Riesling. Sweet wines include Black Muscat, Late Harvest Riesling, and rare Ice Wine. Spacious tasting room overlooks a large picnic area with a beautiful view of Mount Adams and Cascade Mountains. Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; winter 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. hyattvineyards.com 509-829-6333 2020 Gilbert Road Zillah, WA 98953 Kana Winery Emphasis on Rhone varietals along with specially selected wines from single vineyards. In the historic district of downtown Yakima in the Larson Building. Open Monday through Saturday noon to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. www.kanawinery.com 509-453-6611 10 S. Second St. Yakima, WA 98901 Kestrel Vintners Award-winning Kestrel View Estates vineyard is home to some of Washingtons oldest vines. From its Signature Edition Old Wine Cabernet Sauvignon to off-dry Gewuztraminer/Viognier blend. Picnic site, gift shop, banquet facility. Open daily noon to 5 p.m.; winter hours vary. www.kestrelwines.com 509-786-2675 2890 Lee Road Prosser, WA 99350 Kiona Vineyards Winery This winery pioneered the widely acclaimed Red Mountain viticulture region. Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, and Lemberger, as well as white and late-harvest wines. Open daily noon to 5 p.m. www.kionawine.com 509-588-6716 44612 N. Sunset Road Benton City, WA 99320

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Knight Hill Winery Picnic and patio area open for use. Its 2010 releases include a varietal Mourvedre, a varietal Syrah, a Bordeaux-style red blend and the second edition of Roundtable Red. Open April to November and major holiday weekends, Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. www.knighthillwinery.com 509-865-5654 5330 Lombard Loop Road Zillah, WA 98953 Maison de Padgett Winery Owned and operated by a small local family specializing in good conversation and quality wine. Come explore the European Garden while you enjoy the Malbec, End of the Road Red, Risqu Chardonnay, Medusa Muscat, deliciously sweet Singing Toad, ice wine and port. Open March to November, Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; December to February by appointment. www.maisondepadgettwinery. com 509-829-6412 2231 Roza Drive Zillah, WA 98953 Maryhill Winery Winemaking is not about lifted noses and highbrow personalities. Its about training a vine for vintages to come, and crafting avors unique to each harvest of the past. At Maryhill, they embrace this timehonored challenge in a setting as rich as the reds they bring to your table. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.maryhillwinery.com 877-627-9445 9774 Highway 14 Goldendale, WA Masset Winery A 1905 French-inspired farmstead belonging to winemaker and chef Greg Masset and his wife and artist, Michaela. Their passion is to join classical cuisine with outstanding wines. Open February to November, Thursday 2 to 5 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; December and January by appointment. www.massetwinery.com 509-877-6675 620 East Parker Heights Road Wapato, WA 98951 McKinley Springs Winery Over 20 varietals grown on its 2,000-acre estate vineyard in the southern part of Washingtons Horse Heaven Hills. They make 10 wines, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chenin Blanc. McKinley Springs also supplies 25 noted area wineries with grapes. Open Memorial Weekend through Labor Day weekend, Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5.p.m.; and by appointment. www.mckinleysprings.com 509-894-4528 1201 Alderdale Road Prosser, WA 99350 Mercer Estates Guided by more than 25 years of grape growing and winemaking experience, Mercer Estates aspires to create outstanding wines that exceed expectations, focusing on Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Open March to December, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. mercerwine.com 509-786-2097 3100 Lee Road Prosser, WA 99350 Milbrandt Vineyards A combination of unique soil, a perfect climate, exceptional people and tenacity has established the Milbrandts as premier growers. Tour tasting room and imbibe on new and notable wines. Picnic facilities and gift shop on site. Open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.milbrandtvineyards.com 509-788-0030 508 Cabernet Court Prosser, WA 99350 Naches Heights The vineyard is perched on the southwest plateau high above the beautiful Naches Valley. They are currently producing Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewrztraminer, Tempranillo and Syrah. Open summer, Thursday and Monday 4 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Winter, Thursday, Sunday, Monday 2 to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 2 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. 509-966-0686 250 Ehler Road Yakima, WA 98908 Oakwood Cellars Winery Enjoy sampling Lemberger, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemberger Blanc, and Estate Riesling. Open Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. Call for winter hours. www.oakwoodcellars.com 509-588-5332 40504 North Demoss Road Benton City, WA 99320 Paradisos del Sol Come taste paradise. Pairi-daeza Persian for irrigated gardens in the desert Paradises of the Sun. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Winter hours may vary. www.paradisosdelsol.com 509-829-9000 or 509-8295590 3230 Highland Drive Zillah, WA 98953 Piety Flats Winery The tasting room is situated in the 1911 Mercantile Building with its old country store charm. Sample Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet-Merlot, Cabernet Port, Black Muscat, Riesling, lateharvest Riesling, Merlot and Cherry Wine. Open March to April, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May-September, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; January-February weekends only 11 a.m. to 4p.m. www.pietyatswinery.com 509-877-3115 2560 Donald-Wapato Road Wapato, WA 98951 Pontin Del Roza Winery White Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese and other limited specialty wines. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.pontindelroza.com 509-786-4449 35502 N. Hinzerling Road Prosser, WA 99350 Portteus Vineyards Red wine lovers destination for over 20 years. Specializing in Cabernet Sauv, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Cab Franc, Merlot, Syrah and our Rattlesnake Red blend. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.portteus.com 509-829-6970 5201 Highland Drive Zillah, WA 98953 Sagelands Vineyard We focus on producing quality Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valleys Four Corners. Call for information. sagelandsvineyard.com 509-877-2112 71 Gangl Road Wapato, WA 98951 Severino Cellars Severino Cellars invites you to stop in and experience newly released wines in our original 109-year-old farmhouse. Picnic facilities on site, gift shop. Open March to-November, Sunday noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Decembrer to February, Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. www.severinocellars.com 509-829-3800 1717 First Ave. Zillah, WA 98953 Silver Lake Winery at Roza Hills Experience the romance of our vineyard setting and understand why we were voted as the 2008 Winery with the Best White Wine, and the Best Place for your First Date and Wedding Proposal. Picnic site, gift shop. Open April to November, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; December to March, Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.silverlakewinery.com 509-829-6235 1500 Vintage Road Zillah, WA 98953 Sleeping Dog Wines Located west of Benton City, the winery overlooks the Yakima River and Horse Heaven Hills. Picnic facilities on site. Open April to November, Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; event weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. sleepingdogwines.com 509-460-2886 45804 North Whitmore PR NW Benton City, WA 99320 Snoqualmie Vineyards Producing award-winning wines for more than two decades. We are noted especially for Cabernet-Merlot, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Picnic facilities on site, gift shop. Open May to December, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun noon to 5 p.m. (except Easter, Thanksgiv-

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ing, Christmas. New Years Day); January to April, Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. www.snoqualmie.com 509-786-2104 660 Frontier Road Prosser, WA 99350 Southard Winery A small, family owned and operated winery a few miles north of Selah. We produce Riesling from our estate vineyard. Open Presidents Day through Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. www.southardwinery.com 509-697-3003 670 Tibbling Road Selah, WA 98942 Steppe Cellars Award-winning wines, beautiful views, and easy conversation are what youll discover at Steppe Cellar. Enjoy a glass of their Artemisia Bordeaux-style blend. Picnic area. Open April to October, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment www.steppecellars.com 509-837-8281 1991 Chaffee Road Sunnyside, WA 98944 Tanjuli Winery They focus on producing wines from Rattlesnake Hills grapes. See the new winery built into the hill of the vineyard site and taste the magic of Tanjuli Winery. Open April to November, Friday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May to October, Thursday through Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Presidents Day weekend 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.tanjuli.com 509-731-4829 209 N Bonair Road Zillah, WA 98953 Tapteil Vineyards Winery Estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Syrah. The vineyard was rst planted in 1984 and later expanded to 25 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Picnic area on site. Open April to December Friday through and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; event weekends; and by appointment. www.tapteil.com 509-588-4460 20206 East 583 PR N.E. Benton City, WA 99320 Tefft Cellars Produces handcrafted wines, including award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Italian varietals, Ports, dessert wines and Champagne. The tasting room and picnic deck overlook the vineyard. Open February to April, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Spring Barrel Tasting through December, daily 10 a.m. 5 p.m. www.tefftcellars.com 888-549-7244 1320 Independence Road Outlook, WA 98938 Terra Blanca Located on Red Mountain, this one of Washingtons premier producers of red wine. Estate-grown Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Open April to October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; November to March 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.terrablanca.com 509-588-6082 34715 North De Moss Road Benton City, WA 99320 Thurston Wolfe Winery The winery specializes in small case lots featuring of reds and white wines, featured their newest editions Tempranillo and Primitivo. Picnic area on site, gift shop. Open April 1 to Dec. 31, Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5p.m. www.thurstonwolfe.com 509-786-3313 588 Cabernet Court Prosser, WA 99350 Treveri Cellars They are a methode champenois sparkling wine production facility providing tasting and the sparkle room. www.trevericellars.com Open in Yakima, Monday through Saturday noon to 6 p.m.; Wapato, Tuesday and Thursday noon to 5p.m.; Friday and Saturday noon to 6p.m., Sunday noon to 4 p.m. 509-248-0200 225 S. Second Ave. Yakima, WA 98902 71 Gangl Road Wapato, WA 98951 Tucker Cellars Winery plantings include Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewrztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Muscat Canelli. Specialty wines, Late Harvest Riesling and Syrah Port. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.tuckercellars.net 509-837-8701 70 Ray Road Sunnyside, WA 98944 Two Mountain Winery In the shadows of Mount Adams and Mount Rainier, the familys third generation or orchards has added another passionwine. Two Mountain Winery invites you to experience award-winning wines produced from estate vineyards. Open Presidents Weekend through November, daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and by appointment. 509-829-3900 2151 Cheyne Road Zillah, WA 98953 Upland Estates Originally established in 1934, Upland produces old vine wine from 100-percent estate vines dating back to 1917. The vineyards are located wholly on Snipes Mountain AVA, and have been farmed by the Newhouse family since 1981. Call for information. www.uplandwinery.com 509-839-2606 6141 Gap Road Outlook, WA 9893 VineHeart Winery VineHeart is a boutique family winery featuring Yakima Valley Wines, Sebastians smoked summer sausage, chicken and cheese. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.vineheart.com 509-973-2993 44209 North McDonald Road Prosser, WA 99350 Willow Crest Wine Estate Specializing in Pinot Gris and Syrah. Enjoy the view, wines and vineyards. Picnic facility on site, gift shop. Open daily:10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major holidays. www.willowcrestwinery.com 509-786-7999 590 Merlot Drive Prosser, WA 99350 Wilridge Vineyard Come visit Wilridge Winerys certied organic and biodynamic vineyard near Yakima. Next to the Cowiche Canyon Nature Preserve, the 85-acre property includes 10 acres of vineyard, scenic vistas, bike trails and picnic areas. Open April to October, Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., November to March, Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and appointment. Call for January hours. wilridgewinery.com 509-966-0686 250 Ehler Road Yakima, WA 98908 Windy Point Vineyards Picnic among the roses and browse the gift shop. Featuring Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pointless Red. Also featuring Merlot, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. Open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. www.windypointvineyards.com 509-877-6824 420 Windy Point Drive Wapato, WA 98951 Wineglass Cellars Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, San Giovese, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Rose, port and Syrah. Open Friday through Sunday (Monday on holidays), 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Dec. 1 through Presidents Weekend. www.wineglasscellars.com 509-829-3011 260 N. Bonair Road Zillah, WA 98953 Yakima River Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet-Merlot blend, and a Shiraz Port with the Yakima River label. In addition to this label is a second label, Johns Port, Chateau Yakima. Open daily 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. www.yakimariverwinery.com 509-786-2805 143302 N. River Road Prosser, WA 99350 Yakima Valley Vintners This is a not-for-prot teaching winery at Yakima Valley Community College in Grandview. Student wines are an example of the excellence found throughout the Yakima Valley. 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Nestled between grape vineyards, hop elds, rivers and mountains, the Yakima Valley is home to 10 great golf courses. The list includes eight wellmaintained public courses open to golfers of all skill levels, including: Apple Tree Golf Course 18 holes, Yakima, (509) 966-5877 The public golf course was designed by John Steidel and opened in 1992. Surrounded by apple orchards and known for its apple-shaped 17th hole, the course has hosted numerous celebrities including President George W. Bush and Bobby Knight. The total yardage for the course is 6,961 yards from the back tees and has a course rating of 73.5, a slope of 140 and a par of 72. Black Rock Creek Golf Club 18 holes, Sunnyside, (509) 8375340 Built in 1947 and designed by Kelly Bowen, the public course is located off Interstate 82. The total yardage for the course is 6,657 yards from the back tees and has a course rating of 71.3, a slope of 121 and a par of 72. Cherry Hill Golf Course 9 holes, Granger, (509) 854-1800. Built in 2000, the public golf course is located off Interstate 82. The total yardage is 1,186 yards and it has a par of 30. Fisher Park Golf Course 9 holes, Yakima, (509) 575-6075 Built in 1960, the public, par-3 golf course is known as a great family course or a place to work with irons. The course is 1,354 yards and has a course rating of 45, a slope of 113 and a par of 27. Mt. Adams Country Club 18 holes, Toppenish, (509) 8654440 The public golf course was built in 1926 and is located just off of U.S. Highway 97. The total yardage for the course is 6,292 yards from the back

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Suntides Golf Course 18 holes, Yakima, (509) 966-9065. Designed by Joe Grier and opened in 1965, the public course is located off of U.S. Highway 12 West. The total yardage for the course is 6,220 yards from the back tees and has a course rating of 66.9, a slope of 111 and a par of 70. Westwood West Golf Course 9 holes, Yakima, (509) 966-0890 Designed by Melvin Curly Hueston and opened in 1964, the public golf course is nestled on the west side of Yakima. The total yardage for the course is 2,691 yards from the back tees and has a course rating of 32.3, a slope of 107 and a par of 35. Private courses Yakima Country Club 18 holes, Yakima, (509) 452-2266 The private golf course was designed by A. Vernon Macan and built in 1918. The total yardage for the course is 6,494 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 69.3, a slope of 123 and a par of 72. Yakima Elks Golf & Country Club 18 holes, Selah, (509) 697-7177 The private golf course was built in 1950. The total yardage for the course is 6,640 yards from the back tees. It has a course rating of 71.6, a slope of 123 and a par of 71.

tees with a course rating of 70.6, a slope of 121 and a par of 72. River Ridge Golf Course 9 holes, Selah, (509) 697-8323 The public golf course was designed by Dean Laurvick and opened in 2003. The total yardage for the course is 2,250 yards from the back tees. It has a course rating of 59, a slope of 96.5 and a par of 31.

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Arboretum grounds, from the smallest chickadee to the great blue heron. Hosted by the Yakima Valley Audubon Society. June 9 Treaty Days at the Yakama Nation Cultural Center in Toppenish. yakamamuseum.com June 14-15 Union Gap Old Town Days on Main Street in Union Gap. Parade and many other events. stayinthegap.com June 15 Prosser Scottish Fest and Highland Games, including competitions, games, food. For more information, call 509-7863177. June 15-16 Civil War reenactment at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum show grounds in Union Gap. Visit centralwaagmuseum.org, click events.

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May 10-11 Spring Plant Sale, Friday, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Yakima Area Arboretums sale and includes a fantastic selection of plants. May 11 Canine and Wine Walk, 11 a.m. at the Yakima Valley Pet Rescue at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn at 3271 Roza Drive, ZIllah. Walk your dog through the vineyards and stop at selected wineries. Buy a lunch at Cultura Winery. $10 donations. May 16-19 Selah Community Days, including parade, vendors, fun run, and entertainment. www. selahdays.org May 17-18 Quilt Show at the Yakima Convention Center. www. yakimavalleyquiltersguild.org. May 19 Your Canyon for a Day Bike Tour through the Yakima River Canyon. www.crimestoppersyakco. org May 26 Bonsai Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Enter the world of miniature trees during the Yakima Valley Bonsai Societys annual exhibit. May 30-June 1 American Truck Historical Society Annual Convention & Truck Show at the SunDome at State Fair Park in Yakima. Visit www.aths.org.

information, call 509-786-3177. July 20-21 Nile Valley Community Days at John Sprick Park near Naches. Includes vendors with hand-crafted items, food booths, displays, kids games, egg-toss, live entertainment, Lions Bingo, black-powder demonstrations, horseshoe tournaments, rescue demonstrations by Central Washington Mountain Rescue, and amateur wood events including the spike drive, cross-cut saw, woodsplitting, and axe throw.

June 1 Mural in a Day in Toppenish. Dino-N-A-Day in Granger. Gap-to-Gap Relay at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima. This is a multileg, multidiscipline relay race for kids and adults. June 2 Kiddin Around Event: Going on a Bird Hunt! From 1-4 p.m. the whole family hunt for and identify the birds that live on the

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July 4 Independence Day festivities around the Valley: State Fair Park in Yakima, yakima4thofjuly. org; in Zillah, call 509-829-5151; a parade in Toppenish at 11 a.m., toppenish.net; and in Prosser, call 509-786-3177. July 5-6 Toppenish Pro West Rodeo at the rodeo grounds, 600 S. Division St. in Toppenish. Over 150 contestants will compete in all of the traditional rodeo events from saddle bronc riding and team roping to bull riding and steer wrestling. The rodeo will start at 7:30 each night. For more information, call 509-865-3262. July 12-14 Lavender Harvest Days at Selah Ridge Lavender Farm. www.selahridgelavenderfarm.com Folklife Festival, Franklin Park, Yakima. www.yakimafolklife.org July 20 Prosser Art Walk & Wine Gala, with northwest artists and area wineries, etc. For more

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Aug. 1-4 Vintiques NW Nationals at State Fair Park in Yakima. Largest car show in Central Washington. www.vintiques.com Aug. 2-3 Moxee Hop Festival, Moxee. www.moxeehopfestival.org Aug. 10 Prosser Wine and Food Fair at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center from 2-8 p.m. For information, contact Susan at 509-786-4545. Aug. 16-17 The Toppenish Western Art Show will be held at the Corner of Railroad and Asotin Avenues at Railroad Park in Toppenish. No charge to attend. Show hours are Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 509-865-3262. Aug. 17 A Case of the Blues and All that Jazz at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima. This blues and jazz festival benets the community through the Yakima Greenway Foundation and Junior League of Yakima. The festival features blues and jazz music, award-winning Northwest wines and microbrews, delicious food and a silent auction. Aug. 17-18 Central Washington Antique Farm Equipment Expo at the Central Washington Agricul-

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ture Museum grounds in Union Gap. Cost is $5 per person. There is a large display of antique farm equipment and demonstrations; wheat binding and threshing, blacksmithing, sawmill, quilt display and quilting, homemade bread, home a tractor pull, parade and saw mill demonstrations. Other activities include homemade ice cream, bread, kiddy train for children, live entertainment, and the Dancing Grannies. There is an ongoing ea market at the same time in Fullbright Park with over 100 vendors.
Aug. 24-25 Hot Shots 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament in downtown Yakima. www.hotshots3on3.com.

Aug. 24 Snake in the Glass Passport Party in Rattlesnake Hills in Outlook, Wapato, Sunnyside, Granger, Zillah. For info, visit www. rattlesnakehills.org.

Sept. 6-8 Sportsmans Days in Naches features free entertainment throughout the weekend along with a midway, rides, food booths, game booths, ea market, silent auction, button drawings, free shows and more. Sept. 7-8 Tree Top BBQ Championships in Selah. www.skeweredapple.com Sept. 14 Not Just a Farmers Market in Zillah, including produce, furniture, arts and crafts, food, and many other vendors. Sept. 27-29 Prosser Balloon Rally. www.prosserballoonrally.org. Sept. 28-29 Wine Country Trek in Prosser. kiwaniswinecountrytrek. com September Menudo Festival in Granger. Includes live music, a car show full of classic lowriders, a volleyball tournament, and food booths. Contact the Granger Chamber of Commerce for more

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information. Sept. 2 (Labor Day) Harvest Festival in Wapato, barbecue and parade. Contact the Wapato Chamber of Commerce for more information. Sept. 7-8 Skewered Apple Barbecue Competition at Tree Top in Selah. National BBQ championship, demos, activities and live entertainment. Hours are Saturday 4pm - 11pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm. For more information, visit www.skeweredapple.com. Sept. 20-29 Central Washington State Fair, State Fair Park, Yakima. This years fair theme is Taste the Fun. Animal exhibits, carnival, entertainment, food vendors, and much, much more. For more information, visit www. fairfun.com/fair. Sept. 21 Third Annual Army Base Race 1/2 Marathon and 5k. Visit www.discoverselah.com.

at 509-877-3894. Oct. 26-31 Fifth annual Haunted Train & Depot at the Northern Pacic Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave., Toppenish. Admission is $5 per person and only for ages 13 and older. A really scary Halloween experience with ghosts, goblins and a fright at every corner as you tour the haunted depot and two haunted railroad cars. For more info call Mary at 509-8773894. October Tamale Festival in Wapato, with street dancing, entertainment, and tamale cook-off. Contact the Wapato Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Oct. 5 Fresh Hop Ale Festival at the Millennium Arts Plaza in Yakima. freshhopealefestival.com Pirate Plunder Adventure Race in Yakima, an over four-mile obstacle source race. pirateplunderrace.com Oct. 12-13 Catch the Crush in Prosser, Benton City, Yakima, Zillah, Wapato, Grandview. Each winery offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors doeuvres, live music, and of course, wine tasting. For information, call 509-9655201 or www.wineyakimavalley.org. Oct. 26 Annual Pumpkin Run at the Northern Pacic Railway Museum, 10 South Asotin Ave., Toppenish. This event features a caboose ride, pump car rides, museum tours, and a free pumpkin for each child. For more info call Mary

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Nov. 2-9 Dia de los Muertos in the Yakima Valley, honoring loved ones who have died. For more information, call 509-248-7665. Nov. 29-30 Thanksgiving in Wine Country. rattlesnakehills.org Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 8-14, 15-21, 22 Toy Train Christmas at Northern Pacic Railway Museum, 10 S. Asotin Ave., Toppenish. A short Caboose ride to the North Pole where Santa and Mrs. Claus and several elves will greet you. Lots of decorated Christmas trees, and 40-plus operating model trains running on small and large layouts. For information, call 509865-1911 or www.nprymuseum. org.

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Dec. 7 Lighted Farm Implement Parade in Sunnyside. For more information, call 509-8375939. Dec. 6 Selah Lighted Parade. Visit www.discoverselah.com.
Dec. 7 Christmas Selah-Bration, a full day of family activities. Visit www. discoverselah.com.

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Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Honeycrisp are just some of the varieties produced. Pears Washington State grows nearly half of the nations total pear production. Total

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Bing, Rainer and more. Asparagus Washington asparagus is produced on approximately 7,000 acres in the Columbia Basin, the Yakima Valley and the Walla Walla area, according to the Washington Asparagus Commission. About 22 million pounds of asparagus are produced each year, bringing close to $28 million to the states economy. Melons Yakima County is the No. 1 producer of melon in Washington, including watermelon, cantaloupe and muskmelon. Blueberries Washington state is among the top producing blueberry states in the nation, and Yakima County and other areas in Eastern Washington are exploding with blueberry production with varieties such as Duke. About ve years ago, 20 million pounds of blueberries were produced in all of Washington state, with just 1 million of those coming from Eastern Washington. For 2012 growers anticipated 60 million pounds for the whole state, with half them coming from Eastern Washington. Other Youll also nd prunes, plums, peaches, raspberries, squash, peppers, sweet corn, asparagus, onions, snap peas, cucumbers, tomatoes and much, much more. From May to September, plan a visit to Yakima Countys roadside fruit stands, U-pick farms, and local markets.

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U.S. production in 2011 was 940,110 tons, valued at $387 million, according to the Agriculture Marketing Resource Center. Bartlett, Bosc and DAnjou are among popular varieties. Wine and juice grapes Yakima County has over 19,000 acres of grapes, the highest concentration of wineries in the state. That includes juice grapes like Concord and wine grapes like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Riesling and Chardonnay. Cherries Yakima County is the No. 1 producer of sweet cherries in the state, with 2,500 acres of varieties like

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If you love anything outdoors, Naches is a great place to visit. Located on Highway 12 just a few PLOHVIURP<DNLPDLWVDQHDV\GULYH whether you are interested in camping, skiing at White Pass, hunting deer RUHONVKLQJRUUDIWLQJRQRQHRIWKH many creeks or rivers, hiking, caving, exploring nearby waterfalls (there are nine!) and much more. Naches is located on the foothills RIWKH&DVFDGHVVRLWVDOVRDJUHDW place to stop on your way to and from White Pass, Chinook Pass, or Mount Rainier National Park. The area has a lot to offer from summer to winter. In the summer, stop by one of its many roadside fruit stands or U-pick farms, explore Boulder Cave or hike one of the many trails in the area, including Naches Peak. During the winter plan a snowmobiling trip, or check out the Oak Creek Wild-

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Located about seven miles west of White Swan, Fort Simcoe State Park is a 200-acre park and interpretive center on the Yakama Indian Reservation. It sits in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in an old oak grove watered by natural springs. Originally the site was an Indian campground where many trails crossed. Then during the late 1850s, Fort Simcoe was built as a U.S. Army fort. It housed troops who were

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keeping watch over local Indian tribes. While the fort was active, it was a meeting, trade and cultural center. Later, when the fort was no longer used E\WKHPLOLWDU\LWEHFDPHWKHUVWKRPH of the Yakama Indian Agency, serving as a school for the Indian children. The park was established in 1956 and stands as an interpretive area to tell the story of mid-19th century Army life and providing insights into local Native American culture. It was placed on the

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National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Fort Simcoe State Park is open from 6:30 a.m. to dusk, April 1 to Oct. 1 as a day-use park. Five original buildings are still VWDQGLQJDWWKHIRUWWKHFRPPDQGHUV KRXVHWKUHHFDSWDLQVKRXVHVDQG a blockhouse. Various other buildings have been recreated to appear RULJLQDO+RXVHVDUHOOHGZLWKSHULRG furnishings. The interpretive center, the original FRPPDQGHUVKRXVHDQGWZRRIFHU buildings with period furnishings open to the public from April through September Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Although the rooms are protected with glass, visitors feel as though they have stepped back in time. The original blockhouse and other recreated fort buildings are not open to the public. The park is one of the largest gathering areas in the Northwest of WKH/HZLVZRRGSHFNHUDFFRUGLQJWR Washington State Parks. Named after H[SORUHU0HULZHWKHU/HZLV/HZLV woodpeckers are among the most specialized of all American woodpeckHUVLQ\FDWFKLQJEHKDYLRU8QOLNH other American woodpeckers, 60 percent of their feeding time is spent \FDWFKLQJ7KHZRRGSHFNHUVFDQEH located throughout the park, with the EHVWYLHZLQJDUHDVQHDUWKHRIFHUV houses and the picnic area. Military Re-enactment To kick off the spring opening of the park and to keep history alive, the park holds its Fort Simcoe Military Days every year. This year it will take place May 4-5, and includes Civil War re-enactments, displays of military equipment and DJUDLVLQJFHUHPRQLHVOLYLQJKLVWRU\ specialists, traditional tribal dancers, antique car shows, free cake and refreshments. The event takes place at the park at 5150 Fort Simcoe Road The twoday, free event typically wraps up Sunday at dusk. For information, call Fort Simcoe at (509) 874-2372.

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Discover Selah
Experience Sunshine and Adventure

elah is located at the south end of the beautiful Yakima River Canyon and offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. Join us and participate in several agricultural delights with our self- guided Agricultural Interpretive Route, the Tree Top Store and Visitor Center and the Selah Ridge Lavender Farm. Selah offers experiences for every type of person throughout the year, such as agriculture, outdoor recreations, community festivals and an array of sporting events. June through September you can visit Selahs Wednesday Market for fresh grown fruits, vegetables and handmade crafts. Visit them at www.selahswednesdaymarket.com for more information.

Selah and the Yakima River Canyon offer a plethora of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Summertime is perfect IRUKLNLQJVKLQJRDWLQJWKHULYHUELF\FOLQJDQGFDPSLQJ The area is also a prime location for hunting elk, deer and big horn sheep. During the winter, snowshoeing the many trails will offer beautiful views. Visitors can stay at North Park Lodge, Selahs wonderful RXWGRRUWKHPHGKRWHO/RFDWHGLQVLGHLVWKHRIFLDO6HODK Visitors Center, which carries brochures for activities and places of interest in our area. For information call them at 509698-6000 or visit www.northparklodge.com Additional information about Selah can be found by calling 509-698-7300 or visit www.discoverselah.com

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3rd Weekend in May ..............................Selah Community Days Sept. 7 & 8 ...................Skewered Apple Barbeque Competition Sept. 21 ................................... Army Base Race 1/2 Marathon Oct. 11 ................... Cowgirl Up For A Cure Chamber Fundraiser Oct. 31 ................................................ Business Trick or Treat Dec. 6 ..................................................... Selah Lighted Parade
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Local Market Offers Fresh Produce, Crafts And Fun


Every Wednesday evening during the summertime, the community of Selah comes alive. From 5 to 8 p.m. on the grass by .LQJV5RZ6 First Street, people gather to listen to live music, eat, and shop local fare. The mission of 6HODKV:HGQHVGD\ Market is to bring together products of local farmers, artisans and organizations. They have certainly done that for the past several years, and this year promises to be the VDPH)RU 6HODKV:HGQHVGD\ 0DUNHWZLOONLFNRII RQ-XQHDQGEHRSHQ:HGQHVGD\ evenings through September. If you are driving the area, you may smell the aroma of food cooking, and you may hear the melodies of a local EDQG:KDW\RXZLOOGHQLWHO\QGLV friendly people having a good time. There is nothing quite like buying local direct from the producer. The Yakima Valley is home to a ZLGHYDULHW\RISURGXFHDQGDYDLO DELOLW\RIGLIIHUHQWLWHPVZLOOGHSHQGRQ ZKHQWKHSURGXFHLVKDUYHVWHG 7KHZHDWKHULQ6HODKLVTXLWH pleasant during the summer, especially in the evenings. 9HQGRUVYDU\E\WKHZHHNEXWODVW year included quite a variety of offerLQJVZDWHUPHORQSHDFKHVGULQNV tie-dye shirts, lotions, fresh-baked goodies, organic cherries, blueberries, greens, note cards, gourmet mushURRPVSHSSHUMDPVFRZER\ERRWV furniture, fresh-baked goodies, henna WDWWRRVKDLUZUDSVEUHDGRZHUV SODQWVKHUEVDUWFUDIWVZRROHQV Argentinean food, barbecue, yarns, FRRNERRNVJLIWEDVNHWVMHZ HOU\WKH Allied Arts Van, local charities and much more. For more information, check out the )DFHERRNSDJHIRU6HODKV:HGQHVGD\0DUNHWZKLFKLQFOXGHVUHJXODU updates and photos of vendors.

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Two athletic events are held every year to help locals and visitors take advantage of the scenic Yakima River Canyon. The 35-mile canyon runs along the pristine Yakima River and its surrounding hills, where many gather to camp, VKRDWDQGH[SORUH6WDWH5RXWH 821 is also known as the Yakima River &DQ\RQ6FHQLF%\ZD\EHJLQQLQJMXVW DIHZPLOHVIURP6HODKDQGHQGLQJ QHDU(OOHQVEXUJ If running is your thing, the annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon is held in April. Participants race along the <DNLPD5LYHU&DQ\RQIURP(OOHQVEXUJ WR6HODK 7KHUDFHLVVSRQVRUHGE\WKH<DNLPD+DUG&RUH5XQQHUV&OXEZLWKUDFH KHDGTXDUWHUVDWWKH6HODK&LYLF&HQWHU6)LUVW6W6HODK,WLQFOXGHV a weekend of events, including registration, pasta feed and guest speaker, VKXWWOHEXVVHUYLFHWRUDFHVWDUWDQG QLVKDQGDQDZDUGVFHUHPRQ\PHDO The marathon course is closed to FDUWUDIFIRUVHYHQKRXUVWRDOORZUDFHUVWRFRPSOHWHWKHPDUDWKRQ6SHFWDWRUVPD\YLHZWKHUDFHDWWKHVWDUWQish, and Thrall Road intersection with &DQ\RQ5RDG)RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ visit www.yakimarivercanyonmarathon. com ,IELNLQJLV\RXUWKLQJ\RXDUHDOVR in luck. One day a year, around 1,500 people from across the country take DGYDQWDJHRIWKH<RXU&DQ\RQ)RUD 'D\%LNH7RXUHYHQWULGLQJWKHLUELNH WKURXJKWKHEHDXWLIXO<DNLPD5LYHU Canyon. The event is in its 10th year, and WKLV\HDULWZLOOWDNHSODFH6XQGD\0D\ 19th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The highway will EHFORVHGWRWKUXWUDIFPDNLQJLWD SHUIHFWGD\IRUELF\FOLVWVWRHQMR\WKHLU surroundings. Cyclists may start their ride from the Roza Recreation are at milepost 7 on 65MXVWDIHZPLOHVIURP6HODKRU IURP7KUDOO5RDGQHDU(OOHQVEXUJ Many volunteers make this event a success, including Yakima County &ULPH6WRSSHUVWKH<DNLPD3ROLFH'HSDUWPHQWWKH<DNLPD&RXQW\6KHULIIV

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Selah Community Days


may 16 9 a.m. to 7 pm. - Selah Lions Club Health Screening Unit, Red Apple parking lot 4:30 to 8 p.m. - Hobo Feed, Selah Civic Center 5 p.m. - Carnival opens may 17 5 to 8 p.m. Potato Feed, Selah Civic Center 5 to 10 p.m. - Cruz Nite 5 p.m. - Carnival opens may 18 6 to 10 a.m. - Selah Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, Selah Civic Center. 10 a.m. - Parade 11 a.m. - Carnival opens All day - arts & crafts, entertainment, Wixson Park 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Street Dance, Naches Street 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks at the park

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may 19 All day - arts & crafts, entertainment, Wixson Park Noon - Carnival opens

While in apple country, learn how produce goes from farm to table at the new Tree Top Store & Visitors Center at 202 E. Second St. in Selah. Tree Top has been in the area for over 50 years producing apple juice, applesauce and fruit snacks. Country general store is the theme of the new store. Stained wood batten board walls line the facility with wood countertops. Twelve-foot-high ceilings showcase Tree Top memorabilia and history. It also includes indoor seating and a wrap-around covered porch for outdoor seating. The parking lot provides easy access for buses. Tree Top food products, other Northwest favorite treats, Tree Top merchandise, and unique gift baskets that feature local and Northwest items are available for sale. It also has a cafe that serves sandwiches, baked goods, coffee, smoothies and, of course, juice. Its a fun, family environment and a healthy destination as well. The new visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from April to December 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Greenway Promotes Outdoor Family Fun

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The Yakima Greenway path is a continuous, 10-mile paved path system around Yakima. The Greenway is the perfect place for walking, bird watching, shing, running, biking, skating, picnicking, and enjoying healthy outdoor activities. It is wheelchair accessible, with shing piers designed for the disabled at Rotary Lake. The system is supported by thousands of residents and visitors every year.

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The trail is accessible from all Greenway parks and landings except Century Landing. Restrooms are located periodically along the path and there are numerous garbage cans, but there is no potable water. Dogs must be on leash, except at the off-leash dog park. A variety of events are held at the Continued on page 28

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Experience an early-American street railway almost exactly as it was 100 years ago, and learn of the important role transit held in developing Yakima as well as the rest of the industrialized world. The Yakima Electric Railway Museum near downtown Yakima offers a unique museum experience as well as vintage trolley rides. The museum and car barn are located at the corner of South Third Avenue and Pine Street in Yakima. The museum is operated by <DNLPD9DOOH\7UROOH\VDQRQSURW organization. The trolleys operate on the tracks of the former Yakima Valley Transportation Co., which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the last authentic, alloriginal, turn-of-the-century interurban electric railroad in the United States. The railroad was constructed

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between 1907 and 1913. Once up to 44 miles in length, most of the tracks KDYHEHHQUHPRYHGMXVWYHPLOHVRI track remain. ,QLWVUVW\HDUVRIRSHUDWLRQUDLOroad service was limited to one line in downtown Yakima. Then in 1909, the YVT was purchased by the Union

3DFLF5DLOURDGVRLWFRXOGH[SDQG the system as a feeder of freight DQGSURGXFHWRWKH8QLRQ3DFLF mainline. In 1910, the YVT built a car barn, and then in 1911 the powerhouse substation was constructed. This provided the electricity to operate the trolleys. Both buildings are still in use, and the overhead wire seen there is original. Many people rode the trolleys over the years, but at the same time that automobiles were growing, trolley use was declining. In 1947, the YVT stopped streetcar service but continued to operation electric freight trains. Freight operations halted in 1985, and much of the system was donated to the city which opened the museum. Regular operating season for
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Greenway each year. For a full calendar and park access maps, check out yakimagreenway.org. The Gap-to-Gap Relay will be held June 1 at Sarg Hubbard Park. This is a multi-leg, multi-discipline relay race for kids and adults. Adult Elite Course includes a 2-mile eld run, 12-mile mountain bike, 8-mile kayak, 20-mile road bike and 10K run. Adult Sport course includes a 2-mile eld run, 8-mile mountain bike, 5K skate leg, 20mile road bike and 5K run. The junior course offers a run, bike, skate, kayak and obstacle course. A Case of the Blues and All that Jazz will be held Aug. 17 at Sarg Hubbard Park. It is a blues and jazz festival beneting the community through the Yakima Greenway Foundation and Junior League of Yakima. The festival features blues and jazz music, award-winning Northwest wines and microbrews, delicious food and a silent auction.

Off-leash Dog Park The Yakima Greenway has completed a new area for dogs to run free at Sherman Park. Take exit 34 off I-82, turn left across from K-mart. Head to the Humane Society building, parking at the area past the building. Walk up the trail from the parking lot, less than onequarter mile to the fenced area. Enter this area by a double gate system. Take your own dog, or walk a dog from the Humane Society. Dogs can enjoy running free among the trees and rolling in the leaves, as well as

meeting new dog friends. The Humane Society helps by volunteering to show dog owners the rules of the park and making sure that everyone picks up after their dog. There are also benches and a footbridge at the park. For safety reasons, young children should not be taken into the dog park. The park is to be used at the dog RZQHUVRZQULVN You can now buy a paver to immortalize your canine friend. The cost will help maintain the dog park. loween Trolley and the Santa Trolley are $4 per person. Charters are available all year round at $110 per hour. The YVT is hoping to reopen the Selah line this summer; if that happens, then the current operating schedule may change slightly due to the longer run. For more information, visit www. yakimavalleytrolleys.org

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2013begins on May 25 and ends on Sept. 2. Trolleys run on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the season. Rides leave the car barn at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. Each ride is approximately 30 minutes. Fares for 2013 regular season are $4 for adults and $3 for kids under 12 and seniors over 60. Fares for the Hal-

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State Fair Park Provides Plenty Of Entertainment


Nestled on 120 acres, State Fair Park in Yakima is home to the original fair in Washington state. The property includes the Yakima Valley SunDome and a variety of historic buildings that house events year-round. Some regular events at the SunDome include the Home & Garden Show every March, WIAA basketball, state volleyball championships, music concerts including Carrie Underwood, Central Washington Sportsmen Show and much, much more. For more information and an events calendar, visit www.statefairpark. org and ww.yakimasundome.com. Some events coming up: The American Truck Historical Society Annual Convention & Truck Show May 30 through June 1. The ATHS is dedicated to preserving the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers. For more information, visit www.aths.org Fourth of July Celebration July 4. Come to this free, family event to sample vendor fare, and be sure to pack blankets and chairs to view the reworks celebration at dusk. Vintiques NW Nationals Rod Run Aug. 1-4. It is the largest car show in Washington, hosted by Vintiques of Yakima. For more information, visit www. vintiques.com SunDome Volleyball Festival, Sept. 13-14. The two days of volleyball take place on eight sport courts in the Yakima Valley SunDome. Central Washington State Fair The biggest event at State Fair Park is of course the annual Central Washington State Fair. This year it is set for Sept. 20-29. It draws thousands of local and out-of-town visitors alike. Of the 301,501 people who attended the fair in 2011, visitors came from as far away as Maine and New Hampshire, California, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and from all over Washington state. There was even a couple visiting all the way from Norway. They were touring the West Coast in a motor home they rented in Seattle, found out about

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For year-round activities and events at State Fair Park and more on this years Fair, visit www.fairfun.com

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Valley Venues Stage Theater And Music

The Yakima Valley is home to several performing arts centers, each with its own focus on what type of entertainment they bring to the area. For musicals and concerts to speakers and more, check out these local centers for current shows and ticket information. Capitol theatre Located at 19 South Third St., the Capitol Theatre is a historic building in downtown Yakima. It was built back in 1919, vaudeville days, by owner Frederick Mercy Sr., architect B. Marcus Pretica, and muralist A. B. (Tony) Heinsbergen. Later the city bought the building and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Just days later, it caught fire and destroyed quite a bit of the historic building. But citizens rallied together, restoration efforts were completed and it is a local gem to this day. The murals and acoustics are truly unique, enhancing each performance held there.

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Broadway series every year, bringing in a variety of musicals, as well as its Capital on the Edge series geared toward adults. For more information and an events calendar, visit www.capitoltheatre.org. 4th street theatre Located just behind the Capitol Theatre in downtown Yakima is the new, smaller 4th Street Theatre. It is a more intimate setting, where patrons can sit at a table and enjoy drinks. Being closer to the action and in a more relaxed atmosphere make for an exciting night of enjoying concerts or shows. Theatre entrance is at Fourth Street. Visit www.capitoltheatre.org for more information.
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The Seasons Located at 101 North Naches Ave. in Yakima, The Seasons Performance Hall was constructed in 1902 as a brick church with a columned entrance and paned dome. It has a large main front hall, auditorium and rear banquet hall. It hosts many types of live music performances. Seating is rst-come-rst-serve style in the original church pews. For certain events, the front row of the auditorium is comprised of V.I.P. tables, for which a limited number of tickets are available. Performances are for all ages and children over 8 years of age require a ticket for entry. Students who present a student ID receive half-price tickets on performances presented by The Seasons. For more information and an events calendar, visit www.theseasonsyakima. com.

Warehouse Theatre The Warehouse Theatre is located at 5000 West Lincoln Ave. at Gilbert Park in Yakima. In the area for over 65 years, the Warehouse Theatre Company is Yakimas only nonprot community theater. Using local talent, it has a reputation for professionalquality performances. Many members have studied musical theater and have experience in acting, sets, costumes, lights and sound. The building was originally a fruit warehouse owned by the Gilbert family, and today is owned by Yakima Allied Arts. Traditionally the WTC offers a season of ve shows that usually include a sampling of Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas. For more information and an events calendar, visit www.warehousetheatrecompany.org. Akin Center Theatre Now in its fth season, the Akin Center Theatre is located at 1610 S. 24th Ave. in Yakima. This theater in

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*** the project with donations and money earned from fund-raisers. The group is an independent, nonprot organization with broad support throughout the Valley and beyond. A map of the city and a key to where the murals are located in this years Visitors Guide, along with full-color photos and individual mural details. A suggested walking tour is also featured on the map. For extra visual assistance, just follow the unique horseshoe prints on city sidewalks for help in nding the trail leading to each mural. The Toppenish Visitor Information Center is at 504 E. Elm St. The center also offers mural souvenirs, postcards and full-color books featuring the murals. Be sure to visit the Fred Oldeld Gallery inside the Visitor Center which houses several of Oldelds paintings donated to the Mural Society from a philanthropist who collected the former Toppenish residents western art. Oldeld has participated in most every Toppenish Mural-in-a-Day since the programs inception in 1989. He has also painted individual murals in town. *** Following are short introductions of each mural: 1. CLEARING THE LAND The rst mural was Toppenishs rst Mural-ina-Day, painted on June 3, 1989, to launch the ambitious mural program. Designed by Phil Kooser of Yakima, the mural was painted under his direction by 15 noted western artists who collaborated on the 40-foot painting on the side of the Western Auto building at Washington Avenue and Toppenish Ave. It depicts the tremendous effort put forth by settlers in the area. 2. HALLERS DEFEAT Immerse yourself in Hallers Defeat and it practically crackles with the sounds of gunre and the beating of horses hooves. Located just off East Toppenish Avenue on Asotin Avenue, it covers a Les Schwab Tire wall 108 feet long. The mural, painted by Fred Oldeld,

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(See the mural map pages 4243 for the location of murals. The number of each mural coincides with numbers on the locator map.) Each year on the rst weekend in June, the Toppenish Mural Society gathers a talented group of artists together to complete a mural in one day. The Toppenish Mural project began as the Mural-in-a-Day activity in June of 1989, when Clearing the Land was created. Since that rst mural more than 20 years ago, the local mural society has continued to commission artists each year for the event. The program has led to 73 murals around the city, illustrating local history on the walls of buildings. Since the creation of the popular event, three walls have been actually been built for the sole purpose of having a mural on them. During 2011 more than 10,000 visitors walked through the doors of the Toppenish Visitors Welcome Center to learn more about this fascinating program. The artists invited to participate in Mural-in-a-Day are professional Western artists from throughout the western United States and Canada. Among the artists included in past projects have been: Fred Oldeld, Val Kerby, Robert Thomas, Gary Kerby, Roger Cooke, Don Crook, Lesa Delisi, Karen Gulley, Phil Kooser, Bill McCusker, Newman Myrah, Ken Carter, Janet Essley, Don Brown, Jack Fordyce, Don Gray, Betty Billups, Robert Walton, Daniel DeSiga, Jan Whitefoot, Mavis Willson and Bill Ross. This years Mural-In-A-Day event will include food and craft vendors, a Friday night steak feed and a Saturday morning pancake feed. Visitors are encouraged to come and watch a dozen or more professional artists paint a historically accurate mural on June 2 in Toppenish. Each mural costs thousands of dollars, and the Mural Society funds

portrays a battle fought in 1855 a few miles southwest of Toppenish between 80 troops from Fort Dalles in Oregon and an estimated 1,000 Yakama Indians. 3. FIFTEEN MILES & A CHANGE OF HORSES On a sunny Saturday in June of 1990, 14 western artists from around the Pacic Northwest gathered to paint the second Mural-in-a-Day on the Roadrunner building on West First Street. Designed by Phil Kooser, the mural takes you back to an old-time Toppenish stagecoach depot of the 1880s. The depot burned down in 1928. 4. NEWELLS DRIVE You can nd artist Don Crooks paintings in galleries around the country, but nowhere will you nd a bigger one than this mural on the Reid Building facing South Toppenish Avenue. Crook painted Newells Drive to illustrate a horse roundup led by early Toppenish pioneer Charlie Newell. It took six weeks for Crook to complete the 70-foot scene, assisted by his wife Shirley Crystal and Gary Kerby. 5. THE INDIAN STICK GAME Gambling has been a favorite activity of many cultures through the ages. The Indian Stick Game shows Northwest Indians gathered around to pit their wits and luck against one another. Indians played the age-old stick game at any function where they had the space and time. You can still see it played at modern day pow wows, including at the Indian Village during the Fourth of July Toppenish Pow Wow. Yakima artist Mavis Willson painted this mural at Top Cleaners, 11 Washington Ave. 6. CHRISTMAS AT LOGY CREEK Snow on the ground, a crisp chill in the air, a hot cup of coffee extended to a friend: It is Christmas day in the Old West. In his second mural for the Toppenish Mural Society, Fred Oldeld painted a scene from his own past, a scene he once lived as a former cowboy from Toppenish. Called Christmas at Logy Creek, in this mural, two Indians share their re and food with
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a cowboy friend. The mural is on the Family Bargain Center building at 14 Washington Ave. 7. THE RHYTHMS OF CELILO Nothing tells the story of Northwest Indians better than the saga of the majestic salmon. Nobody tells that story quite like Yakima artist Phil Kooser. In The Rhythms of Celilo, Kooser has brought back the traditional shing ritual practiced by Indian tribes of the Toppenish area. The mural, located on the former Pacic Power building at Third Street and South Elm, captures the life and feeling of a bygone day. Jack Fordyce assisted in the painting. 8. PARADISE ROW It may be a far cry from heaven to our eyes, but to early-day settlers, this street was paradise. This turn-of-the-century scene is the work of Val Kerby of Toppenish. It is based on a photograph of Toppenishs rst main street, taken in 1905. It was located on the side of S&S Sales at 311 Asotin Ave. next to the Toppenish school bus garage. Gary Kerby assisted his father with the painting. Currently the mural is down because of damage. There is no estimated time of return. 9. WHEN HOPS WERE PICKED BY HAND This mural by Robert Thomas of Kooskia, Idaho, shows an early hop harvest when the crop was picked by hand. Indians from all over the Northwest, who came to the Toppenish area each year with their families, pets and chickens, usually did this. They set up small Indian villages of teepees at the hop elds, staying until the harvest was completed. The mural was funded by the hop industry, which also paid for and developed a park called Old Timers Plaza, adjacent to the mural. 10. HOT AND DUSTY WORK The 10th mural in the series is the third mural-in-a-day, painted on what is now a free-standing wall near Central Valley Bank. Designed by Phil Kooser, the mural depicts the annual roundup and branding of cattle. 11. THE BLACKSMITH SHOP Roger Cooke, a well-known artist from

Sandy, Ore., has recreated a composite of Toppenishs early blacksmith shopsthere were four of them at the turn of the century. Blacksmith shops were the backbone of the local economy then, repairing wagon wheels, shoeing horses and manufacturing various metal products. 12. AT THE PEAK OF HARVEST This mural depicts a potato harvest of bygone days. Sponsored by the Bouchey familiespotato growers the mural illustrates the backbreaking work potato harvest was until the development of mechanized harvesting. Fred Oldeld, with a little help from his friends, completed this mural across from Old Timers Plaza downtown in the summer of 1991. 13. RODEO This recalls the early Toppenish roundups when cowboys and ranchers would get together for a little friendly competition. Artist Newman Myrah of Portland, Ore., illustrates the rodeo theme with his version of a timeworn poster with brick showing through. It is painted on the west wall of Fergusons Saddlery at South Alder and West First. 14. FORT SIMCOE...THE OLDEN DAYS A mural in four panels, it was painted in early 1992 by Val Kerby and shows the fort area as it was in the early 1850s. You can visit Fort Simcoe about 30 miles west of Toppenish. The mural is located on the American Legion building on West First. 15. THE SIGNING OF THE TREATY 1855 Gov. Stevens of the Washington Territory sat down with several Northwestern Indian chiefs to sign the far-reaching Treaty of 1855. In this mural in downtown Toppenish near the post ofce, the Indians were represented by Chief Kamiakin of the Yakamas. Roger Cooke of Sandy, Ore, painted it in May of 1992. 16. THE BLANKET TRADERS Using a catalogue from the turn of the century, artist Robert Morgan of Clancy, Mont., made certain that the blankets being traded in this mural show the authentic patterns of the time. The mural above Kraffs clothing store on South Toppenish Avenue downtown was painted in May of 1992.

17. THE CROSSROADS TO MARKET Artist Robert Thomas shows the various methods of moving commodities to market in this collage. Thomas was born and raised in Toppenish and now resides in Kooskia, Idaho. The mural is on the wall of the Pow Wow Emporium adjacent to Old Timers Plaza in downtown Toppenish. 18. THE OLD CHUCK WAGON Painted as the fourth mural-in-a-day by a dozen Northwest artists, this mural shows the red and green chuck wagon that was a common sight at roundup time. Artist Newman Myrah of Portland created the design. The mural is located on a freestanding wall near Central Valley Bank. 19. HOUSE CALLS OLD STYLE Dr. Johnson purchased one of the rst automobiles in the area for the purpose of making house calls. Since he often had trouble starting the car, he always kept his horse and buggy ready. Painted by Yakima artists Jack Fordyce and Phil Kooser, this mural shows Johnson giving up on the automobile and switching to the buggy. It is painted on the wall of Providence Toppenish Hospital on Fourth Street. 20. INDIANS WINTER ENCAMPMENT Although the winters were long, cold and bleak, the local tribes survived the hardships. The winter lodge was the gathering place for social functions. Hulan Fleming of Bothell painted this mural to depict a typical winter encampment. It is located on the north wall of the Kirkwood Building on South Toppenish Ave., the same building where the Mural Society ofce is located. 21. THE OLD SATURDAY MARKET Dear to the hearts of many pioneers of the Toppenish area is the memory of Saturdays spent buying and trading livestock, produce and various wares. The market and auction took place where the post ofce now stands. Artist Robert Thomas, who remembers the Saturday market from his youth spent in Toppenish, brings the scene to life in this mural at Central Valley Bank. 22. THE RUTH PARTON STORY Women like Ruth Parton helped put
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Toppenish on the map in the early days with feats depicted in this mural of several panels painted by Lesa Delisi of Cashmere. Parton rode broncos, performed as a trick rider and rode relay races at rodeos around the country. She was also inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. The mural is located on the United Telephone Co. building at Washington and Alder. 23. HAYINGA CENTURY AGO This mural was the subject for the fth annual Mural-in-a-Day in June of 1993. Designed by Robert Thomas of Kooskia, Idaho, the mural was painted by 11 artists from around the Northwest. Toppenish was one of the leaders in the growing of alfalfa hay as well as one of the largest shippers of the product. The mural can be found at the corner of East Toppenish Avenue and B Street. 24. THE OLD LILLIE MANSION In 1893, Nevada and Josephine Lillie built a 10-room, two-story home with two inside bathrooms, steam heat, and a generator for electrical power. She is remembered as the Mother of Toppenish, having platted much of the town. The mural was painted by Ju-hong Joe Chen of Portland, Oregon, on the H&H Furniture building. 25. THE LIBERTY THEATRE Artist Lanny Little from Portland, Oregon, used architectural illusion to give this mural a three-dimensional look when viewed from a distance. Panels on the theatre depict wild horses running free as they did in the Toppenish area until recently. It is located on South Toppenish Ave. 26. COW CAMP For years the Logy Creek Cattle Association Cow Camp served as headquarters for local Indian roundups. Here the unmarked calves were branded before being pushed out to higher range. Bob F. Pierce and Newman Myrah, both of Portland, Ore., painted this mural on the Toppenish Inn at South Elm near the intersection of Highway 97. 27. MAUD BOLIN HER STORY Maud Bolin was one of the rst female

pilots and one of the rst women to parachute jump. She was also a rodeo rider who competed in Madison Square Garden and in many of the famous rodeos around the West. Larry Kangas, the artist, is from Portland, Ore. The mural is on the southwest wall of the Toppenish Review building at 11 East Toppenish Ave. 28. STAGE COACH RACES There never was a dull stagecoach race. In the early 1900s, this was one of the highlights of each rodeo. Don Gray of Union, Ore., painted the action-lled mural. It is located on the State Farm building on South Toppenish Ave. 29. THE PALACE HOTEL OF TOPPENISH To see what downtown Toppenish looked like around 1906, visit the mural on the El Corral Motel on Highway 22 near the intersection with Highway 97. Yakima artist Jack Fordyce painted the mural with help from Phil Kooser, also from Yakima. 30. THE TOPPENISH TRADING COMPANY The Trading Company was one of the rst buildings in Toppenish and was built on railroad property since there were no lots available at the time. The painting was the sixth Mural-in-a-Day, painted on panels in Pioneer Park on June 4, 1994, by 12 artists. The mural is located on the east wall of the Toppenish Review building, at the corner of East Toppenish Ave. and A Street. 31. ESTELLE REEL MEYER (18621959) President McKinley appointed Mrs. Meyer as Director of Indian Education for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1898, was the rst woman to hold that post. After 12 years in the position, she retired to marry Cort Meyer, a Toppenish rancher whom she had met at Fort Simcoe. The mural was painted by Joe Chen of Portland, Ore., and is on the Professional Images building on West First Street. 32. HOP MUSEUM MURALS On two outside walls of the American Hop Museum at 22 S. B Street, false architectural features are painted on the otherwise plain stucco surface, incorporating three archways which open as windows onto a series of typical ag scenes in the hop industry. The artist

is Eric Allen Grohe. 33. WHEN A PERMIT WASNT REQUIRED In this painting, because of the impending storm, the cattle are restless. The cattle dogs, which are dashing about, barking, and nipping at the cattles hooves, are not helping the situation. The spooked cattle run down the middle of Main Street. The artist is Gary Kerby, now of Montana. The mural is located on West First Street. 34. THE LOU SHATTUCK STORY L. S. (Lou) Shattuck (1892-1978) was one of the original Toppenish Pow Wow Rodeo boosters. He helped organize the rodeo in the beginning. The artist is Don Gray from Flagstaff, Ariz. The mural is located on South Toppenish Avenue. 35. THE OLD SCHOOL BARNS Painted as 1995s Mural-in-a-Day, the mural depicts one of Toppenishs old grade schools. Lincoln and Gareld elementary schools were built in 1908 and 1909. The designing artist was Roger Cooke of Sandy, Ore. 36. WESTERN HOSPITALITY When the frontier towns were settled, the oldest profession was part of the scene. So it was in Toppenish. On the second-oor windows of the Logan Building on Division Street, you can see the ladies, and get a feeling for the ebb and ow of activities. Betty Billups of Sandpoint, Idaho, was the artist. 37. HANGING OUT AND HANGING UP This is one of the two murals on the downtown Public Westrooms created as the eighth annual Muralin-a-Day, June 1, 1996. The building is located across Division Street from Old Timers Plaza in downtown Toppenish. A breezy spring in the early 1900s nds mom hanging the clothes and dad reading a catalog in the library. Jack Fordyce of Yakima did the original painting. 38. HALLOWEEN PRANKS This is the second half of the 1996 Muralin-a-Day, on the public restrooms in downtown Toppenish, also with a theme relating to outhouses. In the early days when outside plumbing was common, pranksters were on the prowl
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Halloween night and anybody using the facilities that night did so at their own peril. Jack Fordyce of Yakima is the creator. 39. THE SURVEY PARTY After Gov. Stevens was informed by Lt. George B. McClellan (later a general) that Snoqualmie Pass was probably impassable during the winter, he directed A. W. Tinkam, a civil engineer, to resurvey the route. Gary Kerby of Toppenish completed this mural, on the Valley View Market building on East Toppenish Avenue in 1996. 40. THE PIX THEATRE The J.D. Keck building, constructed in 1911, housed two early Toppenish businesses a Chinese cafe and Mechtels Sugar Bowl Restaurant. In 1940, the Mercy Theatre chain opened the Pix Theatre. The 16 windows, painted by Lisa Delisi, portray early lawyers, judges and physicians who came to town in the early 1900s. The building is downtown on S. Toppenish Ave. 41. ALEX McCOY Born near The Dalles, Ore., in 1835, Alex McCoy was a descendant of the Wishram and Wasco tribes. He was a policeman under four different Indian agents, and served one term as an Indian judge. The mural was painted by Beryl Thomas and Jack Fordyce in 1996, and is on the Logan Building on Division Street. 42. WILDLIFE This mural, painted by Bill Ross and Jan Sovak of Alberta, Canada, depicts wildlife native to this area prior to its settlement. The mural is located on the north wall of the 88 Cents Store building at the corner of Washington and Toppenish Avenue. 43. IRISH DICK In about 1910, a strapping, hard-drinking shepherd called Irish Dick traded a pet bear cub to a Toppenish saloonkeeper for whiskey. Some months later, the rowdy shepherd was in town when his grownup pet escaped, panicking townsfolk. He offered to return the bear to its tether. A terrible ght on Main Street ended when an unharmed bear was returned to saloon servitude and a

brave and bloodied Irishman was taken to the hospital. The mural, painted by Bill Ross and Jan Sovak, is on the 88 Cents Store building at Washington and Toppenish Avenue. 44. PRESUMED INNOCENT The judge watches as the prosecutor presents the evidence. A small glass of water is held above an old milk can. Charged with diluting milk, the farmer sits with hat on knee, his lawyer standing behind him. The mural, also painted by Ross and Sovak, is on the east wall of the city jail building. 45. LONG ROUTESHORT DAY There is no description available for this mural. 46. SPECIAL DELIVERY In 1907, mail was rst delivered to the rural areas of Toppenish. This was the early start of Rural Free Delivery. The postman had to furnish his own horse and buggy. Routes were about 23 miles long. These two murals were 1997 murals-in-a-day, designed by Jack Fordyce. One is a winter scene, the other is a summer scene. If the postman was a bachelor, he occasionally found himself the recipient of home-baked goodies, delivered by the farmers daughter. The murals are on the Los Murales Restaurant building downtown. 47. PATTERNS OF LIFE The unique and beautiful designs on baskets made by the Yakama peoples represent the oldest continuous art form in the Valley, one that is still practiced today. The mural by Janet Essley is painted on the Toppenish Pawn and Trade building at Division near Toppenish Avenue. 48. 100 YEARS IN TOPPENISH In 1896, Toppenish had lots of sagebrush, a few buildings and no churches. The towns rst church was incorporated as the Methodist Church on Aug. 26, 1898, at the corner of Asotin Avenue and Beech Street. It was moved to its present location in 1909, on the corner of Chehalis and Beech, where this mural was painted, recalling the early days of the building which served as both a church and school. Painted by Roger Cooke. 49. THE PRAIRIE CHICKEN DANCE

This dance is done to traditional Indian songs. The name was derived from a legend of some Indian boys who were playing warrior games on the prairie and who looked over a bluff to see a group of prairie chickens dancing (it was the mating season). It is also known as the Round Bustle Dance. Painted by George Flett on the Maid O Clover/Shell Station building. 50. THE OWL DANCE Also painted on the Maid O Clover building by George Flett. It depicts a traditional dance in which both men and women participate. 51. ALL ABOARD One of Toppenish more unusual murals, it was painted in colors reminiscent of sepiatoned old photographs. The Toppenish depot was a hub of activity for nearly 100 years, with both passenger and freight trains stopping on their routes east and west. Painted by Bill Ross at a visitor information and RV dumpsite at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Elm Street. 52. THE MARION DRAIN The 1998 Mural-in-a-Day, was designed by Robert Thomas and painted by a dozen participating artists. The huge project helped control ooding, providing a channel for drainage of water on the reservation. Painted on panels and then mounted on the Ideal Hardware building on West First. 53. CATTLE DRIVE Chief Kamiakin brought in the rst cattle in the Yakima Valley in 1840. Many more cattle drives came through the Valley in later years. This mural depicts the life and times of the cattle drover on such a drive. Painted by Don Gray, assisted by Jared Gray, on the Washington Beef building at Highway 97 and Fort Road. 54. LEGENDS OF THE YAKAMA This mural depicts several well-known and revered Yakama Indian legends, including the legend of Spilyay, the trickster who most often appeared as a coyote. Painted by Cameron Blagg, assisted by Gene Andy, Gene Andy Jr., and Pat Coffey on the Yakamart building at Highway 97 and Fort Road. 55. INDIAN HORSE RACES
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Charlie Newells knowledge of the Indian language and his acquaintance with the Yakama enabled him to avert a crisis. The Indian Agency had forbidden the racing of horses on the track and gambling at their meets. At Newells suggestion, the Yakamas drafted a request to Washington, D.C., to rescind the order, which was granted. This mural depicts the time and the races. Painted by Ken Carter on the Ray Reid building on Toppenish Avenue. 56. TRADING WITH THE YAKAMA Some of the rst contact between white men and the Yakama involved trading. And some of the most prized trading items were horses. Painted by Cameron Blagg, assisted by Gene Andy, Gene Andy Jr., and Pat Coffey on the Yakamart building at Highway 97 and Fort Road. 57. FROM HORSE TO HORSELESS CARRIAGE Painted as 1999s mural in a day and designed by Ken Carter, this mural shows one of Toppenishs early day gas stations, at one time known as the Windmill Service Station. 58. WHEN ELECTRICITY CAME TO THE VALLEY Painted as 2000s mural in a day, it is located on the Benton Rural Electric Association building at East Toppenish Avenue and H Street. It shows crews and farmers hooking up a farmhouse in the 1930s to electricity. Designing artist was Ken Carter of Prosser. 59. THE MYSTERY HOUSE Called the Mystery House because even today some details about its origin and use are not known, the house was built south of town near where Highway 97 now runs. It still is standing, in a weathered condition, on the old Goldendale Highway about six miles south of Toppenish. The mural was painted by Robert Walton and is located on the NAPA Auto Parts building on West First St. 60. EL SARAPE The outline and design of this mural depicts the sarape, a woven blanket worn by Hispan-

ics as a cloak or poncho. The mural tells the story of the braceros, workers who came from Mexico to help harvest the crops in the 1940s. The mural was painted by Daniel DeSiga and is located on the back of the Marketplace on Second Avenue. 61. SUMMER TIME FUN On June 14, 1925, the rst swimming pool was opened and was privately owned about a quarter mile west of Toppenish. This mural, painted in one day by a dozen artists, depicts the family fun enjoyed in those days. It is on the side of the swimming pool building on Lincoln Ave. Lead artist was Roger Cooke. 62. FUELING UP This mural on the west wall of the school bus garage near the railroad tracks shows school buses in a scene circa 1930 at the Four Way Filling Station. The buses often gassed up there or had minor repairs done. Bill McCusker and Jack Fordyce painted it in October of 2001. 63. BARN DANCE Painted on the wall of Cocos Hair Salon on East Toppenish Avenue, this mural is unique in that an all-woman team of artists painted it. Noted western artist Fred Oldeld led the team of about a dozen women who created this nostalgic scene of an old barn dance. 64. NP RAILROAD: ACROSS THE VALLEY A mural-in-a-day coordinated by Robert Walton, the painting represents an era when sagebrush and bunch grass grew rampant on the Valley oor. It was in the early 1800s when the railroad came to the Valley, with construction beginning in the spring of 1884, depicted in the mural. See it on the building next to the old Toppenish depot. 65. WINTERING WATERFOWL Painted by Dave Bartholet, this mural shows the migratory waterfowl attracted to the Toppenish Creek refuge just south of town. 66. POW WOW, FERRIS WHEEL & COTTON CANDY Kennewick artist Don Brown designed this two-panel double mural depicting scenes from Toppenish rodeos in the past. The panels frame the south entrance to the rodeo grounds on Division Street.

67. YAKAMA LEADERS This mural is located high on the 88 Cents Store building at Toppenish and Washington Avenues, on the south wall, depicting Yakama Indian Nation leaders of the early days. 68. YAKAMA NATION TREATY SIGNING OF 1855 This Mural-in-aDay was designed in three panels by Roger Cooke and painted on the Legends Casino building in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing. 69. PIONEER BUSINESS WOMAN Clara Kraff was one of Toppenishs pioneer businesswomen, rst doing business with a small store at an area hop eld and later with her husband in downtown Toppenish, selling clothing and shoes. Don Crook was the artist. 70. FROM FIELD TO MARKET Located on the wall facing East Toppenish Avenue on the new Food Bank building, this three-panel mural designed by Bill Ross depicts some local farmers harvesting their crops, trading them for goods and cash at a Toppenish Grocery store, which then sold the produce to the public. Toppenish had many of these small grocery stores serving the towns neighborhoods. 71. TRANSPORTATION IN THE WEST Toppenish was once a major stop for the Northern Pacic Railroad and Roger Cookes 20th anniversary mural-in-a-day celebrates all the modes of transportation that inuenced the growth of the Toppenish area. You can see this mural on the side of the new Visitor Information Center. 72. POLO MURAL Polo was once a thriving sport in the lower Yakima Valley. Located on a west wall in the 100 block of S. Alder, this impressive mural by Prosser artist Ken Carter was commissioned by members of the Toppenish Polo Club. 73. A CELEBRATION OF AGRICULTURE Artist Gary Kerby displays the impact agriculture has had in shaping the Yakima Valley through this painting of real fruit labels used to sell produce in the Valley. The mural is located in the Yakima Valley Credit Union parking lot on Washington Ave., next to Safe Haven.

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In the City of Murals and Museums capture a glimpse of the Old West as you climb aboard a covered wagon for a horse drawn tour of Toppenishs 76 spectacular murals. Nestled in the heart of the Yakima Valley inside the Yakama Nation Reservation, Toppenish offers you a window into the past. Toppenish captures the spirit of yesteryear and the energy of today with fabulous festivals and events. Witness the painting of a new mural during the Mural-In(+H`VU[OLYZ[:H[\YKH`PU1\UL1\ULHSZV marks the commemoration of the signing of [OL @HRHTH 5H[PVUZ ;YLH[` VM  1VPU hundreds of Tribal members as they gather annually for the vibrant Treaty Day parade. :WLUK [OL -V\Y[O VM 1\S` ^LLRLUK experiencing the thrill of the Toppenish Pow Wow and Rodeo. Then celebrate our countrys independence with a Wild West 7HYHKLVU[OL-V\Y[OVM1\S` 4PUNSL ^P[O [OL ULZ[ ^LZ[LYU HY[PZ[Z K\YPUN[OL>LZ[LYU(Y[:OV^PU(\N\Z[ Our rich history, Native American traditions and cultural diversity create an inviting atmosphere for anyone with a passion for history. Three engaging museums showcase our history. The American Hop Museum chronicles the history of the hop industry, serving as a tribute to all of HNYPJ\S[\YL ;OL 5VY[OLYU 7HJPJ 9HPS^H` Museum takes you on a journey through time to the days of steam driven locomotives. Built in 1911, the depot museum displays vintage rail artifacts and memorabilia. The Yakama Nation Museum presents the dioramas and exhibits celebrating the OLYP[HNLVM[OL@HRHTH5H[PVU:[VYPLZVM[OL Yakamas way of life are told in lifesize poetry adorning the walls of the museum. Your stay in Toppenish will be enhanced by endless activities. Take in a round of golf, visit the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge or stay and play awhile at Legends Casino, featuring full Vegas style gambling.

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Take a step back in time and visit the small town of Toppenish. Home to the Yakama Nation, it is full of rich Native American heritage and cultural diversity. The town has about 9,000 people and boasts beautiful weather in all four seasons. The name Toppenish is from the Indian word Xuupinish, which means sloping and spreading. more extended stay, here are some highlights to consider. Try sleeping in a teepee, located at the Yakama Nation RV Park at 280 Buster Road in Toppenish. There are 14 teepees that accommodate ve people each. Or if RV travel is up your alley, the park has 125 full hookup sites with up to 50-amp services,
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30 sites have access to cable TV and the whole RV park has free Wi-Fi. All park guests have access to the heated outdoor pool, hot tub, saunas, guest laundry, tness center, basketball court and one-mile jogging/walking path. It also has two banquet facilities. Just a short walk from the RV park is the Cultural Center Campus, which includes the Yakama Nation Museum, Cultural Center Gift Shop, Heritage Inn Restaurant, Heritage Theater, Yakama Nation Library, and the iconic Winter Lodge, all with a great view of Mount Adams. The museum is one of the oldest Native American museums in the U.S. The 12,000-square-foot exhibition hall includes life-size dwellings of the plateau people, dioramas of the Yakama people, sound effects, narratives and music, Yakama Nation mannequin exhibit on The Great Native American Leaders, guided and self-guided tours

and a veterans exhibit. Downtown Toppenish is another area of interest, offering a variety of quaint shops, including handcrafted, locally made items for sale. Kraffs Clothing at 11 S. Toppenish Ave. has woven robes and shawls made from eece and wool in true Native American designs. The Amish Connection, at 105 South Toppenish Ave., sells heirloom rockers, gifts, Amish food, and more. Where to eat lunch? There are lots of

options in Toppenish, from the full-service buffet at Yakama Nation Legends Casino, to Mexican or American-style meals at local restaurants. Be sure to also hop the Toppenish Mural Tours, which is an old-time horsedrawn covered wagon that takes visitors on a tour of the famous Toppenish murals. There is much more to see and do here. For more information, visit www. toppenish.net .
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Favorite Fishing Pond for this years show. His career began 45 years ago when he walked into an art store and decided to buy a small paint set and two 8x10-inch canvases. His interest spiked and he soon enrolled in classes. He became a certied Bob Ross teacher, continued painting, teaching and eventually retired from his other profession to become a full-time artist. Also exhibiting are other outstanding western, wildlife, Native American, and landscape artists from the northwest, many of whom have painted murals in Toppenish. On Saturday many artists will be demonstrating their talents and welcome conversation with people attending the show, all in a casual setting under shade trees. About 25 artists participate showing and selling their art. The information table has art prints of the 2013 Favorite Fishing Pond available for $10, plus art prints from past shows. Art completed during Artists in Action will be auctioned off Saturday about 5 p.m. Proceeds will go toward a $1,000 scholarship for local youths. The featured original art will also be auctioned off at that time. Kids N Art offers free one-hour classes Saturday morning at 9 a.m. taught by artists. No registration is necessary, but class size is limited. All supplies are provided by sponsor, The Insurance Lady. This year there may also be a Showcase of Student Art. Lions Club Steak Feed will be held Saturday following the auction, about 6 p.m. Cost is $12. The show is sponsored by the Toppenish Western Art Association. For more information, visit www.toppenishwesternart.org

If youve never been to the annual Toppenish Western Art Show, make sure this is your year to visit. It is an event fun for all ages. Show dates are Friday, Aug. 16, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show, now in its 16th year, takes place at Railroad Park at the corner of Railroad and Asotin avenues in downtown Toppenish. Admission is free. The three-day event features some of the best art in the Northwest oils, pastels, water color, acrylic, graphite, scratch art, wood and bronze sculptures and Indian drums. Many artists will be demonstrating their talents and selling their works. This years featured artist is Bill Carnahan of Yakima, who painted

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Drive around the Yakima Valley, especially the Moxee and Toppenish areas, and you may notice elds of plants growing up row after row of poles. The typical visitor reaction is: What the heck are those? Those are hops, which are used in brewing beer. They give beer its bitter avor. During a visit to the Toppenish area, be sure to check out the American Hop Museum, located at 22 South B St. in Toppenish. It is the only hop museum in the nation, and it celebrates the history of hop growing in the region and current production. Using photos, historic equipment and artifacts, the American Hop Museum features striking exhibits and intriguing displays, and a unique gift shop highlighting an array of items devoted to the history and future of hop cultivation. The museum is open May 1 through Sept. 30, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, families $7, and members and children under 5 are free. Hops are grown around the world, but in the United States most all are grown right here in the Yakima Valley. The area has prime growing conditions for hops: rich volcanic soil, mountain water and long sun-lled days. The museum chronicles the history of the American hop industry from its early days. Hop production began long ago in the New England colonies, and they were grown on Manhattan Island in New York as early as 1607. The rst hops in Washington came to Puyallup, then to the Cowiche-Ahtanum area near Yakima in 1865. Production has increased steadily over the years. In 1920 there were 1,129 acres; that increased to 4,600 acres in 1940. After World War I, export demand far exceeded supply, so new elds were planted allowing Pacic

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Coast growers to dominate the market. Harvest is a crucial part of hop production, as they must be harvested at the proper stage of development to insure highest quality. In the late 19th and early 20th century, as many as 12,000 pickers were employed. Then in the 1940s the industry transitioned to the use of motorized portable machines. Later the industry transported hop vines and cones to stationary picking machines and driers. Hops enter commerce and are used in a variety of forms including dried cones in large bales, hop pellets, hop extract, etc. The Yakima Valley produced 50 percent of U.S. totals in 1963, increasing to 70 percent in 1970. Today that has increased to 75 percent. There are currently about 32,000 acres of hops in the nation, supplying about 25 percent of the worlds hops The American Hop Museum building has its own history; it was originally
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Later, it fell into disuse and was boarded up. But locals wanted to bring it back to life. Finally in 1989, the Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum Association was formed and leased the building. After much refurbishing, it opened as a museum in

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1992. In 1993 the depot and adjacent freight house were purchased from the Burlington Northern Railroad. Over the years it has continued to grow, adding more engines for visitors to see. The Northern Pacic Railway Museum in Toppenish has been restored, and now it offers a glimpse into what it must have been like as a passenger in the old days. With the look and feel of an old 1930s railway station, it chronicles an important piece of the past. The museum includes an old ticket booth, a telegraph ofce, passenger waiting area, displays of uniforms and other items of the time and much more not to mention the many different engines on display. The museum is at 10 S. Asotin Ave. in Toppenish. It is open May through October, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Winter hours November through April can be made by special arrangement and special events. Admission is $5 for adults, and children 17 and under accompanied by an adult are $3. The museum hosts many events throughout the year. During the fourth weekend in August is its rail show, including railroad art, caboose rides, pump car rides, memorabilia show and swap meet, telegraphy demonstration, engine displays, museum tours, engine hours tours, and food.
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ert and Shirley Banta came to the Yakima Valley to observe current hop production practices . Later they invited some local growers to visit them in Cooperstown, where they showed them the historic site of hop production there from 1800-1920. They saw old machines and other relics, and soon some of it was brought to Toppenish to be in a museum. Restoration on the building nished in 1994. There are many varieties of hops throughout the world. Each variety has a distinctive signature combining cultivation qualities, bitterness, avor and aroma, lending uniqueness to the beer in which it is used. Until the middle of this century, the traditional European hop-growing areas each grew one variety only, based on agricultural and climatic conditions. The variety that proved most prolic and hardy when grown in a particular soil and climate became dominant. For more information, visit www.americanhopmuseum.org

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In late October is its Haunted Train and Depot event, featuring ghosts, goblins, and a fright at every corner as you tour the haunted depot and two haunted railroad cars. Younger children are invited to the annual pumpkin run at the museum, which features a caboose ride, pump car rides, museum tours and pumpkin for each child. There is also the museums Toy Train Christmas event, held on several Saturdays in November and December. Visitors old and young can take a short train ride in the caboose to see Santa Claus and see many toy trains around decorated Christmas trees.

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Cultural Diversity Is On Display At Celebrations


On the way through Wine Country, stop by Wapato, the rst little community south of Yakima, where you will nd the same family farms that have provided fruits and vegetables to locals for decades. in a tasty tamale cook-off competition and buy tamales by the dozen during the event. Trophies and cash prizes are given for rst, second and third place. Several foods are offered in this celebration of Wapatos ethnic diversity at the festival, including tacos, Indian fry bread, barbecue sandwiches and pies of various varieties, and of course, tamales. On Labor Day Wapato residents and tourists alike have a load of fun at the Harvest Festival. Its various activities, parades, foods, carnival and entertainment are a big treat for the whole family. The annual appearance of the Seattle Filipino youth performing group at the Harvest Festival is sponsored by the local Filipino community and is colorful and entertaining. Not only that its the biggest fundraiser for the citys swimming pool, wrestling club, baseball league, childrens theater and high school scholarships. The Harvest Festival was founded in 1944 through the efforts of many Wapato citizens. The Wapato Lions Club is the festivals sponsor each year, but it takes the whole community to put on the celebration. Everybody gets involvedfrom the chamber of commerce to churches to individuals. Take your family to the annual Harvest Festival on Labor Day or to the Wapato Tamale Festival in October.

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Sunnyside is well-known for its big dairies and as the headquarters for Darigold, but there is a lot more going on there than milk and cheese. Did you know that NASA astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar has her roots in the area? She graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1967. Sunnyside also holds many annual events and is home to a large wildlife population. Sunnyside is famous for its Cinco de Mayo celebration every year, which includes a big parade. Typically the city ropes off two blocks of the downtown area for food, clothing, arts and crafts and other vendors. Live entertainment is ongoing. Every December is also Sunnysides famous Lighted Farm Implement Parade. The A&E network once named the event one of the Top 10 such parades in the United States. The festive occasion was the rst of its kind in the area, starting the tradition in 1989. The parade includes farm implements: combines, boom trucks, sprayers, swathers, grape pickers, and all types of tractors decorated with many colorful lights. About 70 entries are expected with 25,000 spectators. Abundant Wildlife The Sunnyside area is also home to diverse wildlife at the Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area. It is the perfect spot for hunters, bird watchers, hikers, horseback riders and school eld trips. It includes 18 units that span over 20,000 acres in multiple counties. The land rst began being acquired as a wildlife area in the late 1940s to protect natural habitats and offer recreation to the public. The Sunnyside Wildlife Area has earned the designation as one of the states important bird areas from Audubon Washington. The management headquarters are located near Sunnyside, a site made up of 2,800 acres of a collection of small agricultural elds, interspersed with diverse habitats. Six ponds or lakes vary in size from 15 to 100 surface acres and the Yakima River runs through the area; evidence of old river oxbows can also be found throughout. Vegetation ranges from wetland species to upland perennial grasses and forbs to mature riparian woodlands.

Community Offers Lots Of Sun & Fun


Horseshoe Lake is an important resting place for wintering waterfowl. The largest lake, 100-acre Giffen Lake, is invaded by white lily pads. Depending on the time of year, observation opportunities include birds of prey, eagles, shorebirds, songbirds, upland birds, wading birds, waterfowl, deer, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The key to great birding in Sunnyside is timing. Arrive in the summer and birds will be hard to nd, but show up in the fall and the area will be hopping with waterfowl., There are two main sites where visitors can park at the Sunnyside headquarters. To access site 1: From I-82, take exit 67 and drive south on Midvale Road for 3.8 miles. Turn right on Holaday Road. Drive one mile. Parking lot is on left. To access site 2: From I-82, take exit 67 and drive south on Midvale Road for 2.5 miles. Turn right on Murray. Drive west for 3 miles and turn left on South Emerald Road. Drive one mile south where road ends in parking lot. For more information, visit www.wdfw. wa.gov and search Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area. Sunshine Days In September Sunnyside holds its annual Sunshine Days, a weekend full of events for just about everyone. Last years event included a 5k run and walk, reghters pancake feed, vendors and bouncy houses, ea market and quilt show. The parade also came through town, and the Sun & Shine Car Show brought in cars, trucks and motorcycles. The Miss Sunnyside Pageant was also held. After that, if youve had enough sun, step inside the Sunnyside Historical Mu-

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seum. Located downtown at Fourth Street and Grant Avenue, it is open 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, starting May 19. The museum offers a unique look at local history, including one of the largest barbed-wire collections in the nation. Other exhibits include wood carvings, story-board historic photos and a display of military uniforms and memorabilia from both world wars. Among them are steel-plated New Testaments, meant for servicemen to carry around in their breast pocket. The museum building was donated by the family of Walter C. Ball & Sons, the local undertaking business which was also among the pioneering families that founded Sunnyside.,When you step outside again, be sure to cross the street and see the cabin of Ben Snipes, the areas pioneer cattle tycoon. It is perhaps the oldest building in the area. For more information, visit www.sunnysidechamber.com Fresh Produce Galore Plenty of produce is grown in the area, known for its 300 days of sunshine per year. Some produce is for sale weekly during the summer at the Farmers Market. Its held Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Vendors set up shop in the parking lot of the Mini Mall, Sixth Street and Seventh Street. However, if you dont see it there, check a few blocks south at Central Park, Edison Avenue and Fifth Street. The market, entering its fourth year, has been growing and farmers may move it to a more visible location We think its pretty stable and going good, said Bill Flower, the former Yakima County commissioner who coordinates the market.

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City Of Zillah

Small Community Provides A Must Stop For Tourists


When visiting the Yakima Valley, be sure to schedule a stop at Zillah a town full of wineries, a quaint historic landmark, community events and plenty of friendly small-town folks. Founded in 1891, the town was started at the completion of the Sunnyside Canal project, which ultimately delivered water from the Yakima River to the Lower Valley to allow for growing more crops. Walter Granger, superintendent of the canal company, chose the town site. The town was named for Miss Zillah Oakes, daughter of Thomas Fletcher Oakes, president of the Northern Pacic Railway, which backed the building of the canal. The name came about because the girl would scream and cry on the way to the new town, and her father promised to name the town after her if she would stop. Teapot Dome It took years of planning and careful execution, but moving the Teapot Dome Gas Station Historic Landmark has been worth it. The iconic teapotshaped building that once sat off the freeway near Zillah is now at home in from the downtown core and no one to keep a constant eye on it, something might happen. We were afraid it could be vandalized, she said. The small building is on the National Historic Register (since 1985) and is also on the Most Endangered Historic Properties List with Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. After a long and somewhat cumbersome process the city was able to bring our beloved Teapot into town in the spring of 2012, Bounds explained. The ribbon cutting took place in July, and the city set about restoring the building. Also in the area is now a small park and public restrooms. While that has been the big project for Zillah for 2012, Bounds added that there is more to come for the Teapot in 2013. The city plans to meet with individuals and groups during 2013 in an effort to nd volunteers to man the teapot during tourism season so that it can function as a visitors center.
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its city limits. Since the move, it has brought more visitors into town who tend to linger more in the surrounding area than just drive by. I see so many tourists out there taking pictures, said Sharon Bounds, Zillah city clerk. The city purchased it in 2007 and always wanted to move it; city ofcials worried that being so far

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The Teapot Dome has a long, interesting history. It was handcrafted by Jack Ainsworth in 1922 as a memorial to the Teapot Dome oil scandal during the President Warren Harding administration. Later because of the construction of I-82, it had to be moved, but was also hit by a car and was rebuilt. It was located at 14691 Yakima Valley Highway for many years until being moved to Zillah. Zillah Spring Fling Every year, hundreds of locals and visitors turn out for Zillahs Spring Fling, a fun event with wine, food and entertainment that takes place in April every year. Check www.localwineevents.com for ticket information. Other Events There are several events that happen in Zillah every year. In April check out the local Spring Barrel Tasting; in May enjoy breakfast in the park and a parade as part of Zillah Community Days; July 4th is Zillahs Freedom Celebration; in August sit back and enjoy the Zillah Jazz Festival with musicians from all over the Northwest; and every September check out the Not Just A Farmers Market Gala with vendors from all over the state as well as live entertainment.

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City Of Granger

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Granger is one of the easiest communities to nd when traveling along Interstate 82 or Highway 223 through the Yakima Valley just look for the dinosaurs. These prehistoric creatures have become one of the dening identities of the rural community of about 3,000 people. Why dinosaurs? Why not! Neighboring cities were all making their niche in the Valley with different themes. Since mastodon tusks and teeth were found at the Granger clay pit in 1958, going prehistoric just seemed tting. The citys public works department was given the challenge of producing something along a dinosaur theme. In 1994, crew members created the rst dinosaur, a baby brontosaurus. There are now about 30 dinosaurs around town. Each individual dinosaur is constructed of a steel frame covered with wire mesh and then covered in cement. After smoothing the cement, a coat of highquality paint is added which brings the

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dinosaur to life. Dinosaurs are scattered throughout the city and parks. The man-made pond includes a plesiosaurus and a volcanoshaped water fountain. The pond is surrounded by a walking path measuring approximately 5/8ths of a mile. Take a nice stroll on the path and view the Yakima River at the same time. Dino-N-A-Day is held the rst Saturday in June each year at the Hisey Dinosaur Park on Main Street from 9 a.m. to approximately noon and coincides with Toppenishs Mural in a Day. Visitors are invited to help apply cement, and complimentary gloves are provided. The city-owned Dinostore concession stand is open during the event, serving up snacks and treats. Adjacent to the Dinostore are the public restrooms that are housed in a building that resembles an active volcano. Other annual events include the Granger Cherry Festival, which began in 1948, and is hosted by the Granger Lions Club. The Cherry Festival gets under way at

the end of April. The event, held at the Main City Park, includes a carnival, entertainment, games, and vendors. The Washington State Menudo CookOff Championships and Menudo Festival takes place mid-September and is centered on the famous Mexican soup made of beef tripe. Some of the best recipes in the state can be found in Granger during the annual festival, competing for top honors and bragging rights, along with endless amounts of the dish. The festival also includes live music, entertainment and a variety of vendors lined up at Hisey Dinosaur Park. While youre in Granger, be sure to check out Grangers Scout Cabin, which is located next to city hall. It has many historical pieces and pictures. Contact City Hall for further information. Granger was founded in 1902 and named after Walter Granger, superintendent of the Washington Irrigation Company, who also laid out the cities of Zillah and Sunnyside.

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Hot-air Balloons To Launch At Prosser


Every year at the crack of dawn, balloon pilots from all over the Pacic Northwest converge at the Prosser airport for the annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally. Now in its 24th year, this years event will be held Sept. 27-29. This free event is great for all ages. Harvest Festival. The festival celebrates Prossers rich agricultural heritage and features arts and crafts, food vendors and live entertainment. Be sure to check out the special Night Glow event, where balloonists tether their balloons and light up for

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launch from Prosser Airport. Continental Breakfast on sale by PEO Sisterhood at the airport 7 to 11 a.m. breakfast by National Honor Society at Keene-RiverviewSchool 8:00 a.m. to noon Farmers Market located between the library and the city park 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Harvest Festival and Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival in downtown Prosser 5:30 p.m. Gates open at Art Fiker Stadium for 6 p.m. pre-show and dusk Night Glow balloon event Sept. 29 6 a.m. balloonists prepare to launch from Prosser Airport 8 a.m. to noon breakfast at the Prosser Senior Activity Center on Seventh Street 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harvest Festival and Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival in downtown Prosser.
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spectators. Below is an abridged schedule of events for the rally weekend. For more information, visit www.prosserballoonrally.org Sept. 27 6 a.m. Balloonists prepare to launch from Prosser Airport 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Harvest Festival in downtown Prosser 7 to 11 p.m. street dance in historic downtown Prosser Sept. 28 6 a.m. balloonists prepare to

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The Central Washington Agricultural Museum is an 18-acre, open-air museum located in Fulbright Park in Union Gap and a tribute to the areas farmers. In an effort to reserve the agricultural heritage of the Yakima Valley and Washington state, the late Ted Falk rst introduced the idea of a farm equipment museum to a small group of interested people in November 1978. The next year the Central Washington Agricultural Museum was founded. The large task of collecting and restor-

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Ag Museum Honors Our Farming Legacy


ing antique farm machines and tools used to cultivate the land has been the passion of the museum members for all these years. They have painstakingly restored their fathers, grandfathers and greatgrandfathers equipment. Displays include antique tractors, sorters, harvesters, over 3,000 antique hand tools, a working sawmill and everything you can think of having to do with life on the farm. This museum strives to showcase the strength and ingenuity of the American farmer through the preservation and display of a multitude of original agricultural artifacts New interactive exhibits include a 1930s replica gas station, general store and a drive-through area for buses. At an irrigation exhibit you will learn how this emi-arid desert landscape was transformed into one of the most fertile growing areas in the world. At the Amos Cabin, you may be met by someone dressed as a pioneer, explaining what life was like as a settler in the Wild West. New and exciting exhibits are in the works, providing new and unique opportunities for children and families to learn the history of agriculture. The hope is to leave each visitor with an understanding of what it used to take to feed America in a real and tangible way and experience the settling of the West as it really was, farming the land and planting crops in order to survive.

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Demo Garden Is A Union Gap Haven


The Master Gardeners of Yakima offer a lot to the area diagnostic help to locals, a beautiful demonstration garden for visitors and free summer classes for all ages. The demo garden, located at Ahtanum Youth Park in Union Gap, has been a labor of love since 2005. Back then, it was little more than a patch of dirt. With a lot of work and a lot of love, the group has transformed it into quite an impressive display. At the demo garden, local Master Gardeners gather weekly and tend to the plants, bring plants from their own gardens to add to the space, and experiment with different garden designs. The garden is meant to inspire area gardeners and is open for visitors. Those interested are welcome to come out for a visit for a self-guided tour; there is a kiosk with information. It offers many different areas a childrens garden overowing with marigolds and pathways, a Victorian garden whispering with calming blue hues, an herb garden, a rose garden, a xeric garden housed with a dry river and native brush, raised beds that local childrens groups have been working on, a woods walk featuring shade plants and much more. Members stress theirs is a green garden of almost all recycled or contributed materials. Donated orchard props were made into a garden bench, donated lumber is waiting for transformation into a white picket fence, and the mulch throughout the garden was leftovers from the county. Members share cuttings from their plants at home. The Master Gardeners of Yakima offers summer classes at the garden on select Saturdays during 2013. Classes start at 10 a.m. at the demo garden

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