The Community Events & Recreation Department provides event services and rentals for the parks, campgrounds, facilities and fairgrounds owned by Skamania County. We also provide recreational programs, events and promote tourism in Skamania County. We partner with with the Skamania County Fair Board and others to produce the annual Skamania County Fair and Timber Carnival, The Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, Country Chic and many other fun events.
Community Events and Recreation is dedicated to providing our community with a variety of activities throughout the year. Below is a quick link to our festivals, camps and offerings found in Skamania County
Events and Festivals:
Skamania County Fair and Timber Carnival
The original “Free-gate” fair in the Northwest includes lots of daily livestock and horse shows, animals, 4-H fun, delicious food, and a treasure of still life exhibits. Don’t miss exciting entertainment, contests, demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall and the annual parade, timber carnival, market sale, and firework displays.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival
The premier bluegrass festival in the Northwest! Come enjoy national and regional bands, good food, dances and more.
Blues and Brews Festival (CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID19 OUTBREAK)
This event is managed by the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce and it provided to you as a resource to find this amazing event. Please follow the link for more information.
Country Chic Vintage Sale (CANCELED WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF RESCHEDULE)
This is an event unlike your average craft bazaar. It features a blend of new and old: Vintage, rustic, recycled, handmade and new. Junk lovers, antique lovers, as well as bazaar and home shoppers will find something at this show.
Community Garage Sale (CANCELED FOR 2020)
Needing to clear out some space in your home or garage or looking for an antique or a deal? Skamania County holds an annual garage sale in April. We house the vendors in a dry, warm building, so no matter the weather we have you covered.
Christmas in the Gorge
Also run by our Skamania Chamber of Commerce it includes the Starlight Parade, Arts and Crafts Bazaar, Community events, Business open houses, Nativity displays, many more activities.
Christmas Basket Program
Community Recreation Programs
Other Youth Organizations