About Us

The Community Events & Recreation Department manages use and provides event services  for all of the parks, campgrounds, rental facilities and fairgrounds, that are owned by Skamania County. The Department provides recreation programs, events and cultural services to enhance the health and liability of Skamania County and to assist in promoting tourism. We oversee the annual Skamania County Fair and Timber Carnival and The Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival as well as  informational services provided via the county website.


Our Staff

Alex Hays
Manager of Cultural Events and Recreation

I was born and raised in Skamania County and have lived here most of my life. I am truly excited to be a part of the events that help shape and build our strong community. Given my experience in hospitality, community programs and the strong team that I work with every day at Community Events and Recreation, I am confident in the future of our programs. If you have an idea that you think would improve our events, our door is always open!

Sara Slack
Administrative Assistant

Coming to us recently, Sara has made a big impact on us already! Her eye for detail, strong work ethic and passion for the community is exciting. We are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for our events with Sara leading the charge.

Seasonal Event Staff, join the department in mid May and work throughout the summer to support and promote the numerous events that occur on the Skamania County Fairgrounds.




Find Us

Rock Creek Hegewald Center

710 SW Rock Creek Dr
Stevenson, WA  98648

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm


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Postal Mail

Skamania County Community Events and Recreation

PO BOX  369 Stevenson, WA 98648