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Cranberrian Festival

Vendors, such as Debbi Littlefield — whose crafts are shown here — will sell their wares at the Oct. 12 and 13 Cranberrian Festival on the Long Beach Peninusla.

The Cranberrian Festival kicks off the fall season on the Long Beach Peninsula on Oct. 12 and 13.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, foods, crafts, local artists and more will showcase the area’s heritage.

Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons cost $5 each and cover admission to all events taking place and exhibitions at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake St., Ilwaco. Admission is free to the Cranberry Museum at 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach.

The day begins at the Cranberry Museum at 9 a.m. with the harvest demonstration where the field is flooded and the berries are beat. The Cranberry Museum gift shop will open at 9 a.m. both days.

The Cranberry Trolley will run between the Cranberry Museum and the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum both days starting at 10 a.m.

A variety of local artists will offer handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, baked goods and more at the heritage museum. Demonstrations from many artists, including the Peninsula Rug Hookers, the Peninsula Quilt Guild and Blacksmith Gary Lewis take place throughout each day at the heritage museum.

In addition, fresh local cranberries will be available both days and the 1889 rail car Nahcotta will be open for touring with members of the Nahcotta Preservation Committee on hand to offer information and answer questions.

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