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5 Things to do this week


Pioneer Village Festival

Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village will host the Pioneer Village Festival starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 600 Cotlets Way in Cashmere.

“Come on down for a wonderful celebration where families come from near and far for good music, fun, and educational activities for the whole family,” the event page states. “Gold-panning, pony rides, and sipping sarsaparilla in the saloon are some of the family favorites, as well as enjoying our museum and log cabins.”

There will be live demonstrations of flintknapping, spinning, weaving, and silversmithing.

Admission is $5 per person and free for children under 3.

For more information, visit

Scarecrow Walking Tour

The Cashmere Chamber will host Scare Crazy, a scarecrow walking tour throughout the month of October. To vote on your favorite, pick up a scarecrow map outside the Cashmere Chamber

office at 103 Cottage Ave.

Scarecrow judging categories include Grand Champion, Best Ensemble, Best Business Theme, and Most Creative.

The public will vote on people’s Choice via Facebook and on the scarecrow map.

For more information, call 509-782-7404 or email

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth

The Leavenworth Oktoberfest will run Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 13-14 in downtown Leavenworth.

"Oktoberfest returns to Leavenworth this fall with longstanding traditions of music, dancing, and the ceremonial tapping of the kegs," the event page states. "This year, like last year, we have exciting enhancements to Oktoberfest, bringing the event throughout downtown Leavenworth, with two fully programmed venues (beer gardens) located at the Leavenworth Festhalle and at Front Street Park. Sit under our clear-topped tent enjoying tasty local and German beers, lively music, and mountain views for days."

"For the kiddos, a 10,000 sq foot Kinderplatz has been added, free for kids 12 and under, with activities, games, a root beer garden, and a 62 ft Ferris Wheel," the event page states. "It's time to grab your best Trachten (traditional Bavarian garments) and plan to celebrate Oktoberfest in America's unofficial Bavarian capital."

The Front Street Park Beer Garden (21+ Only) is open on Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

The Kinderplatz is open until 9 p.m.

The Festhalle Beer Garden is open Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from noon to midnight.

 For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Barrel & Keg Fest 2023

The third annual Barrel and Keg Fest kicks off on Friday, Oct. 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Kick it up with your flannel and boots and celebrate fall harvest with local wine, hard cider, beer, food trucks, and live music,” the event page states.

“Tickets include an event cup and stamp card,” the event page states. “Visit all three venues over the two-day celebration and be entered to win great prizes. This is a family and pet-friendly event.”

Admission is $12 per person. Kids 12 and under can attend at no charge.

Hosting Venues are Bianchi Vineyards (4210 10th St SE, East Wenatchee), Circle 5 Winery (3400 10th St SE, East Wenatchee), and Union Hill Cider Co. (988 S Union Ave, East Wenatchee)

To purchase tickets, visit

Poetry workshop

The  Wenatchee River Institute will host a poem writing workshop called Words for the More-Than-Human World on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“In this workshop, we’ll do some deep, collaborative reading of sample works before we turn to making our own poems that honor the natural world,” the event page states. “Toward this endeavor, we will make use of the beautiful grounds and waters around the Wenatchee River Institute.”

Bring paper and a writing utensil. Reading material examples will be provided by the instructors.

The cost is $40 for non-members and $30 for WRI and Write on the River Members.

For more information, visit



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