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Originally published Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:08 AM

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Winthrop celebrates 'Christmas at the End of the Road'

A roundup of upcoming events around the Northwest.

Head for Winthrop in the Methow Valley the weekend after Thanksgiving for the town's "Christmas at the End of the Road" celebration. Featured activities include free horse-drawn hayrides, decorating the town's Christmas tree, visits with Santa, and a lighting ceremony with carolers, followed by fireworks. Most events are Saturday, Nov. 28. For details, see www.winthropwashington.com/christmas.html or call 888-463-8469.

Washington

Haunted Palouse, through Saturday, Palouse. 509-878-1742 or www.visitpalouse.com/events/haunt09.html.

Grist Mill Annual Cider Press, Saturday, Woodland. 360-225-5832 or www.cedarcreekgristmill.com/calendar.htm.

Arts Alive! Festival and Invitational Art Show, Nov. 6-8, La Conner. 360-466-4778 or www.laconnerchamber.com.

A Taste of the Peninsula, Nov. 7, Port Angeles. 360-452-9244 or www.ccfymca.org/a_taste_of_peninsula.html.

Wild Mushroom Festival, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Long Beach, Ilwaco, Seaview. 888-642-8069 or www.funbeach.com/mushroom/index.html.

Dixieland Jazz Festival, Nov. 6-8, Ocean Shores. 800-762-3224 or http://users.techline.com/diggindixie.

"Ocian in View", Nov. 6-8, Ilwaco. 360-642-2400 or www.funbeach.com/events/oiv/index.html.

"O How Horrible is the Day" Open House, Nov. 7, Knappton. 503-738-5206.

Wenatchee Festival of Trees, Nov. 21-22, Wenatchee. 509-663-2787 or www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.com.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Nov. 27-29, Yakima Valley. 800-258-7270 or www.wineyakimavalley.org.

Christmas at the End of the Road, Nov. 27-29, Winthrop. 888-463-8469 or www.winthropwashington.com/christmas.html.

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Oregon

Halloween Harvest Festival, through Saturday, Newport. 541-867-3474 or www.aquarium.org

Portland Women's Show, Friday-Sunday, Portland. www.portlandwomensshow.com

"Howloween" at the Oregon Zoo, Saturday and Sunday, Portland. 503-226-1561 or www.oregonzoo.org

Pumpkin Funland, through Nov. 11, Hood River. 541-386-4622 or www.rasmussenfarms.com/funland.htm.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Nov. 6-8, Cannon Beach. 503-436-2623 or www.cannonbeach.org

Oyster Cloyster Event, Nov. 7, Lincoln City. 541-574-7141or www.occc.cc.or.us/oystercloyster

Native American Arts Festival, Nov. 20-22, Lincoln City. 888-244-6665 or www.chinookwindscasino.com.

Turkey Trot Walk/Run, Nov. 26, Portland. 503-226-1561 or www.oregonzoo.org.

Idaho

Halloweekend, Saturday, Kellogg. 800-204-6428 or www.silvermt.com.

Snake Clearwater Steelhead Derby, Nov. 6-14, Lewiston. 208-743-3531 or www.steelheadderby.com

Silver Valley Arts & Crafts Fair, Nov. 7-8, Silver Valley. 208-556-0415 or 208-783-4031.

Downtown Art Walk, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4, Coeur d'Alene. 208-282-1629 or www.artsincda.org.

Idaho Gourd Festival, Nov. 14, Boise. www.idahogourdsociety.org.

Festival of Trees, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, Coeur d'Alene. 208-666-TREE or www.thefestivaloftrees.com.

Village Lighting Festival and Toy Drive, Nov. 28, Kellogg. 800-204-6428 or www.silvermt.com.

British Columbia

West Coast Chocolate Festival, through Nov. 10, Coquitlam. 604-939-8068 or www.chocolatefestival.ca.

Taste of Yaletown, through Saturday, Vancouver. 604-683-7473 or www.tasteofyaletown.com.

Victoria Celebrates!, Friday, Victoria. www.victoriaspirit.ca.

Whistler's Celebration of Food & Wine, Nov. 12-15, Whistler. www.whistlercornucopia.com.

ARTRageous, Nov. 12, Whistler. 604-935-8232 or www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

Rossland Mountain Film Festival, Nov. 19-22, Rossland. www.rosslandfilmfest.com.

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, Nov. 21-22, Mission. 604-826-7361or www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca.

Bizarre Bazaar, Nov. 27-28, Whistler. 604-935-8232 or www.whistlerartscouncil.com.

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or www.experiencewashington.com

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or www.traveloregon.com

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or www.visitid.org

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or www.hellobc.com

Send calendar items at least one month in advance to travelcalendar@seattletimes.com or mail to Travel Calendar, NW Weekend, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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