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Road Trips

Tour de Farms started during the inaugural Ride the Willapa event in 2016 as part of a USDA Rural Development grant project. Tour De Farms is a music festival and farmers market that will occur during the annual Ride the Willapa event. 
For those of you are participating in bike ride this year, the music festival and market is included in your Ride the Willapa ticket!
Day passes and overnight camp passes will be made available to those who wish to enjoy the farmer's market and music without riding their bikes; Drive, park and enjoy the festivities and local fare. 
A limited number of early bird $10 day passes will be available. Grab one before they sell out! 
$15 day passes will be available online until June 22nd. 
Tickets will be available at the event for $20 (cash only please) 
In addition to old-time bluegrass music from 11am-9pm, the farm will feature a “pop-up” market is presented by the Chehalis Farmers Market. Market participants will be listed in the coming weeks. 
This year is our first annual music festival and farmer’s market at Willapa hills Farm. Since 2008 Willapa Hills Farm has been handcrafting natural artisan cheese on their historic farmstead. The creamery produces sheep milk cheese six months of the year and cow milk and sheep/cow milk blended cheese year-round sourcing only the highest quality natural ingredients. 

++ $15 day passes will be available online until June 22nd.
++ Tickets will be available at the event for $20 (cash only please)
++ Additional ticket options include overnight camping and meals. 

YOUR DAY PASS INCLUDES ACCESS TO:
Farmers Market: 11am-4pm
Beer and Wine garden: 12pm-9pm
Music by FERN HILL: 1pm-4pm
Dinner service: 5pm-7pm
Music by WHISKEY DEAF: 6pm-9pm

List of confirmed vendors:

• Community Farmers Market at Chehalis
• Willapa Valley Lavender Farm
• Chrisman Farms
• Telegraph Farm
• Centralia Cycle Works
• River House Bake Shop
• Cowlitz Falls Lavender Company
• Three Feathers Emu Ranch and Farm
• Beth Logan's Art
• Coffee Creek Community & Gardens
• Love INC of Lewis County.

Are you interested in vending at Tour De Farms - Music Festival & Farmers' Market? Please email Harry at omroa1@gmail.com if you are interested in participating this year. Please provide a brief paragraph, including your web site, contact information, and a high resolution logo about your farm and what you will provide at your booth.

Season: 
June 22-23, 2019 from 7:00am-5:00pm
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Annual Spring Wine Tasting and Tour - Self-guided passport tour of five wineries between Tenino and Castle Rock. Saturday May 4, 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday, May 6, 11 am to 4 pm. Participating wineries include: Bateaux Cellars, Heymann Whinery, Mount St. Helen's Winery, Scatter Creek Winery and Wells Winery. Start at any winery and get passport and a commemorative glass. Includes tastings and hors d'oeuvres at all wineries. $25/pp day of event, $20/pp on Brown Paper Tickets. For more information visit the 3 Rivers & a Creek Wine Tour website.

Season: 
May 4-5, 2019 from 11:00am-6:00pm
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This trip gives a wonderful view of the mountains from two different perspectives: one that gives an amazing view into the crater of Mount St. Helens, and another that gives views of at least 5 mountains on a clear day. Plan on setting aside a whole day for this one, and trust us: it’s worth it, and you’ll want to bring your camera.

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West Lewis County is the agricultural heart of our region, with lush and fertile valleys sustained by the Chehalis River and the South Fork Chehalis River. In the springtime, the area is a lush green; in the autumn, this region transitions to one of vibrant color as leaves burst with color.

Start by heading out from Chehalis on state Route 6 toward Adna. Take Bunker Creek Road to Dieckman Road and then enjoy a few moments at Back Memorial County Park, especially if Mount Rainier is in full view in the distance. Bring a camera with a zoom lens and shoot away!

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Learn about some of the very first pioneers who settled along the Cowlitz Prairie. Walk on the same ground and see the same scenery that led people to Washington Territory. And get a glimpse of what life was like in the early years of Lewis County as part of our Historic South County Road Trip.

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South Lewis County is a beautiful place to explore, and a lot of it can be seen with a simple two to four-hour roadtrip from Centralia or Chehalis.

Take Exit 63 from Interstate 5 and head east then west toward Winlock on state Route 505. Once you descend into town, take a right on First Street and find a place to park — you’ll head to the Winlock Historical Museum.

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