Sandy Mountain Festival

The Sandy Mountain Festival is an arts and crafts festival held since 1973, dedicated to promoting art in the Sandy and Mt. Hood area.  The festival boasts nearly 150 artists, both local and regional, displaying their unique art in a natural setting.  Winding pathways through a wooded park display both art and food.  Food booths are run by local nonprofit organizations and supply a major part of their operating revenue for the year.  Two stages provide music, and there is a woodland fort playground for the young at heart. 

The local community participates in an associated parade the Thursday before the festival, which has more than 100 entries including a “Queen’s Court” of five local women and girls nominated for their contributions to the community.  A carnival runs in conjunction with the festival for four days starting on Thursday.

  • Event held annually, second week of July
  • Interpretive materials
  • Visitor center nearby

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