Last Minute Reminder to Enjoy the Hood River Blossom Festival

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oregon Tourism Commission

    HOOD RIVER, Ore., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- April means fruit blossom time
 in the Hood River Valley, and that mean the return of the popular Hood River
 Valley Blossom Festival. Now in its 47th year, the Blossom Festival will take
 place on April 21 and 22 as residents of the Hood River Valley invite their
 neighbors from throughout the Northwest to join them in celebrating spring's
 beauty.
     Close to 15,000 acres of white and pink fruit tree blossoms provide
 spectacular springtime vistas. From Panorama Point, catch a grand overview of
 the valley and its carpet of blossoms -- bookended by the snow-capped peaks of
 Mount Hood and Mount Adams -- then follow the loop Blossom Tour winding some
 35 miles through Hood River Valley orchards. Picturesque local communities
 offer visitors a variety of opportunities to enjoy home-style country meals,
 antiques, crafts, art and quilt shows, bake sales, winery and brewery open
 houses, helicopter and scenic flight tours, special business promotions and
 more.
     There are more than 40 stops available along the Blossom Tour. Furthering
 the celebration of nature's bounty, the Gorge Earth Network will be presenting
 Earth Day celebrations in downtown Hood River on April 21, with music, food,
 earth-friendly product demonstrations, a 10K/5K run, a keynote afternoon and
 evening address by a nationally-prominent environmental speaker.
     To reach the Hood River Valley, travel Interstate 84 to the heart of the
 Columbia River Gorge (64 miles east of Portland, Ore). The valley is
 conveniently accessible by one of three exits off I-84 (Exits 62, 63 or 64).
 An alternate route is to drive Highway 26 east to Mount Hood and the junction
 with Highway 35, then head north to Hood River. For more information, call the
 Hood River County Chamber of Commerce at 541-386-2000 or 800-366-3530. A full
 schedule of the Blossom Festival happenings can be found on the web at:
 www.hoodriver.org, click on Special Events.
 
 

SOURCE Oregon Tourism Commission
    HOOD RIVER, Ore., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- April means fruit blossom time
 in the Hood River Valley, and that mean the return of the popular Hood River
 Valley Blossom Festival. Now in its 47th year, the Blossom Festival will take
 place on April 21 and 22 as residents of the Hood River Valley invite their
 neighbors from throughout the Northwest to join them in celebrating spring's
 beauty.
     Close to 15,000 acres of white and pink fruit tree blossoms provide
 spectacular springtime vistas. From Panorama Point, catch a grand overview of
 the valley and its carpet of blossoms -- bookended by the snow-capped peaks of
 Mount Hood and Mount Adams -- then follow the loop Blossom Tour winding some
 35 miles through Hood River Valley orchards. Picturesque local communities
 offer visitors a variety of opportunities to enjoy home-style country meals,
 antiques, crafts, art and quilt shows, bake sales, winery and brewery open
 houses, helicopter and scenic flight tours, special business promotions and
 more.
     There are more than 40 stops available along the Blossom Tour. Furthering
 the celebration of nature's bounty, the Gorge Earth Network will be presenting
 Earth Day celebrations in downtown Hood River on April 21, with music, food,
 earth-friendly product demonstrations, a 10K/5K run, a keynote afternoon and
 evening address by a nationally-prominent environmental speaker.
     To reach the Hood River Valley, travel Interstate 84 to the heart of the
 Columbia River Gorge (64 miles east of Portland, Ore). The valley is
 conveniently accessible by one of three exits off I-84 (Exits 62, 63 or 64).
 An alternate route is to drive Highway 26 east to Mount Hood and the junction
 with Highway 35, then head north to Hood River. For more information, call the
 Hood River County Chamber of Commerce at 541-386-2000 or 800-366-3530. A full
 schedule of the Blossom Festival happenings can be found on the web at:
 www.hoodriver.org, click on Special Events.
 
 SOURCE  Oregon Tourism Commission