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.

Country Chic Vintage Sale 

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

Needing to clear out some space in your home or garage or looking for an antique or a deal?   We house the vendors in a dry, warm building, so no matter the weather we have you covered.

Gorge Blues and Brews 

Don't miss the Gorge Blues & Brews Festival 29th Anniversary! Enjoy a weekend of world-renowned live blues music with panoramic views. We'll have 35 cold beer taps, 3-5 local wineries, a distillery pouring tastes and great cocktails, and tons of food! 

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
This program serves 300+ families in Skamania County, delivering needed food and supplies to families in need.  Times get hard during the holiday's and we as a community can help.   Click here to see how you can.


Community Recreation Programs

Baseball Skills Program
Tai Chi in the Gorge
Table Tennis



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