Wine and Pear Festival in Hood River

May 17, 2012

One of Hood River’s long-standing traditions is the Wine and Pear Festival, scheduled for this weekend, May 19-20. This two-day event brings together everything that makes Hood River famous and presents it all in one place. It’s easy to attend, and well worth the short drive from Portland. If you’re staying with us here at the Carson Ridge Private Luxury Cabins, you’re even closer. Naturally the Wine and Pear Fest centers around wine tasting. You’ll meet many the increasingly popular wineries located here in the Columbia Gorge area. You’ll also find plenty of tasty things to eat, presented by local restaurants. The event includes live entertainment, local artisans and of course sampling of Hood River’s world-famous pears and other fruit. The Wine and Pear Festival runs Saturday noon to 8pm, Sunday noon to 6pm, at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. A one-day pass is $20 and includes 5 tasting tokens, museum admission and a complimentary wine glass. The two-day pass is $35, giving you reduced admission for the second day. You can bring the whole family, admission is free for kids 18 and under. The annual Wine and Pear is just one of many reasons we love living and working here in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.