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Union County, established in October of 1864, has 2,038 square miles and has a population 24,500. The county seat and largest city is La Grande. Elgin is on Highway 82 on the way to Enterprise and the Wallowa Mountains.

There are several smaller communities besides La Grande in Union County, each with their own character and friendly atmosphere. Island City is adjacent to La Grande and is home to the La Grande Country Club with an attractive 9 hole golf course. Imbler and Elgin are located on Highway 82, the route to the Wallowa Valley and Wallowa. Visitors can access beautiful nearby camping, rafting, skiing and baking from these communities. The town of Union, to the southeast of La Grande, has a Historic District, the Union Hotel, many small businesses, and a the wonderful Union County Museum. North Powder, Union County's southernmost community is the gateway to Anthony Lakes Ski Resort and Recreation Area high in the Elkhorn Ridge of the Blue Mountains.

Location: La Grande Oregon

Other Oregon Counties nearby:
(Pendleton) Umatilla County
(Pendleton) Umatilla County
(La Grande) Union County
(La Grande) Union County
(Enterprise) Wallowa County

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05/08 Coming to The La Grande area
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.
Emmett's Annual Harvest Festival & Street Fair Emmett ID October5-6 Among the many charms of a rural lifestyle is Harvest Time. This important season marks the rewards of a year of hard work preparing, planting, tending, and more tending. The reward of months of toil. Harvest is celebrated when the region's crops come in.
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Moscow ID February20-23 You'll see the best at this four day musical extravaganza in Moscow. The World's greatest jazz artists conduct workshops and clinic by day and perform in star studded concerts at night.