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The rural community of Bickleton is known as the "Bluebird Capital of America," on account of the thousands of bluebirds that spend most of the year in the area and the more than 1500 birdhouses erected by residents.

The bluebirds begin arriving in February and leave some time around October. The birds that frequent the area are the Blue Mountain Bluebird and the Red-breasted Western Bluebird.

Although quite small (population 90), there are interesting events and places in or near town. Bickleton is home to the states oldest tavern, The Bluebird, and the states oldest rodeo. Just 11 miles south of town is the Whoop-n-Holler Museum where there are many interesting local antiques and old vehicles.

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05/28 Coming to The area
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.
Huckleberry Festival Bingen WA September6-8 Music, parade, kids games, entertainment.