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Originally published Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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Mushroom festival at Lake Quinault Lodge

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Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Forest will host its annual mushroom festival Oct. 17-19. Admission is $20 for the weekend and free for children 5 and under. Dr. Steven Trudell, a mycologist and University of Washington professor, will speak on mushroom collecting, fungi and forest health and mushroom identification. Other presenters will include Lake Quinault Lodge executive chef Patrick Norris and representatives from Fletcher Street Ostrom's Mushroom Farm. More information at or by calling 888-896-3827.


Wild Mushroom Festival, Friday through Nov. 6, Long Beach, Ilwaco, Seaview. 360-642-2400 or

Cranberry Harvest Festival, Friday-Sunday, Grayland. 360-267-2003 or

Water Music Festival, Oct. 17-19, Long Beach. 360-665-4466 or

Harvest Festival, Oct. 18, Lynden. 360-354-5995 or

Haunted Palouse, Oct. 24-31, Palouse. 509-878-1811 or

Grist Mill Annual Cider Press, Oct. 25, Woodland. 360-225-5832 or

A Taste of the Peninsula, Nov. 1, Port Angeles. 360-452-9244 or

Dixieland Jazz Festival, Nov. 7-9, Ocean Shores. 800-762-3224 or

Wenatchee Festival of Trees, Nov. 20-23, Wenatchee. 509-663-2787 or

Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Nov. 28-29, Yakima Valley. 800-258-7270 or

Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or



Run for the Cheetah, Cheetah Camp and "Big Cat, Big Party," Friday-Saturday, Portland. 503-226-1561 or

Lents International Farmers Market, through Sunday, Portland. 503-621-7655 or

Great Columbia Crossing, Sunday, Astoria. 800-875-6807 or

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, through Oct. 28, Ashland. 541-482-4331 or

Pumpkin Funland, through Nov. 11, Hood River. 541-386-4622 or

Portland Saturday Market, through Dec. 24, Portland. 503-222-6072 or

"Bob the Builder" exhibit at Portland Children's Museum, through Jan. 19, Portland. 503-223-6500 or


"Miniatures by the Lake" Show, through Oct. 17, Coeur d'Alene. 208-667-7732 or

Sun Valley Swing 'n' Dixie Jazz Jamboree, Wednesday through Oct. 19, Sun Valley. 877-478-5277 or

British Columbia

Vancouver International Film Festival, through Friday, Vancouver. 604-683-3456 or

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, through Sunday, Sun Peaks. 250-861-6654 or

Whistler Farmers Market, through Sunday, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or

Granville Island Turkey Trot, Monday, Vancouver. 604-816-1730 or

Taste of Yaletown, Tuesday through Oct. 26, Vancouver. 604-683-7473 or

ARTrageous, Nov. 6, Whistler. 604-938-9221 or

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

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