Try This: History, fall fun combine at Yacolt farm

By Ashley Swanson, Columbian Features News Coordinator



Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert on Sept. 8 in Esther Short Park.

Pick a pumpkin during Pomeroy Living History Farm’s annual Pumpkin Lane. Featuring a milelong hay ride past scenes of “pumpkin people” with a stop at the pumpkin patch.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

Where: Pomeroy Living History Farm, 20902 N.E. Lucia Falls Road, Yacolt.

Admission: $6, $4 for children ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger.

Telephone: 360-686-3537.


Pumpkin Lane is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend. Others include Crush Fest and a symphony concert.

It’s a hard-knock night

Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy presents “Annie,” the story of orphan Annie and her dog, Sandy, who are taken in by millionaire Oliver Warbucks as part of a publicity campaign.

When: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

Where: Washburn Performing Arts Center, 1201 39th St., Washougal.

Admission: $15, $12 for seniors and students 12 and younger.

Telephone: 360-975-1585.


Crushing glorious grapes

You can celebrate the process of making wine during Crush Fest at Heisen House Vineyards, featuring a tour of the winemaking process, with grape crushing beginning at 2 p.m. along with musical performances, demonstrations, arts and crafts, vintage car show, wine tastings, and children’s activities throughout the day.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

Where: Heisen House Vineyards, 28005 N.E. 172nd, Battle Ground.

Admission: free, suggested donation $5, $3 for children.


The power of music

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra opens its 34th season with special guest performances by Portland organist Jonas Nordwall, violinist Nitai Zori and his brother cellist Hillel Zori. The performance will be recorded, with the performance being shown on big screens surrounding the stage for close-ups of the musicians.

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

Where: Crossroads Sanctuary, 7708 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Admission: $35-$50, $30 for seniors, $10 for students.

Telephone: 360-735-7278.