Mount Hood Salmon Festival

This annual festival was established in 1992 to educate the public that our natural resources, such as the wild salmon and wild mushrooms, cannot be taken for granted, and their habitats need to be preserved, respected, nurtured and restored if we are to continue to have these heritage resources around for future generations.  The approach is educational and celebratory.  With assistance from the Oregon Mycological Society, a special “live” exhibit is featured with the focal point on preservation of the fungi species, proper methods of harvesting, ecology and food safety (both in identification and preparation). Exhibits on the wild salmon and special hikes emphasize the preservation of their habitat. Additional activities during this free public festival include arts and crafts and activities that celebrate the harvest season, such as a scarecrow-making contest.

  • Annual event held the first weekend in October
  • Located on private land

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