Haines is a small community located in Baker County
, south of La Grande
, between North Powder
and Baker City
, along old Highway 30
and the banks of the Powder River
There is also a Haines, Alaska.
Israel David Haines owned 1,200 acres of farmland in the immediate vicinity of what is now Haines, Oregon. In 1884, after completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Haines platted out a portion of his property for a townsite and the Oregon Navigation & Railroad Company constructed a small loading platform and railroad depot building. A thriving town grew around this railhead and became a major supplier of mining, timber, and agriculture products for the Portland markets. The town of Haines soon became known as The Biggest Little City in Oregon. Haines was founded 1885.
Popular attractions within this small town include the Haines 4th of July Celebration & Rodeo and the Eastern Oregon Museum.
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06/06 Coming to The area
Buttermilk Festival Kamiah ID April6 Learn to make butter the old fashioned way with a modern day twist, and then enjoy your creation on some fresh baked Dutch oven bread. Take in the pancake breakfast, Buttermilk Bowl bowling tournament, horse plop 50/50 raffle, variety of vendors and live music throughout the day.
John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival Burns OR April11-14 Enjoy witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds, from waterfowl and songbirds to raptors and cranes.
Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
Big Water Blowout River Festival Riggins ID June1 This is an action packed event with experienced outfitters and guides offering discounted raft trips. Come paddle huge class III and IV rapids and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the second deepest gorge in North America. Get your thrill-seeking in, as the boats go big in boat-munching waves with names like The Pencil Sharpener, The Pancake Wave, The Big Easy and The Haystack.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.