Sunday, October 24, 2021
Oct. 24, 2021

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Try This: Family Fun Carnival, Ridgefield Sausage Fest, Native Plant Walk

The Columbian

Fairly fun

The Family Fun Carnival offers fair-style rides and games through Sunday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Buy $35 wristbands in advance at (plus a $3 online fee) or at the gate. The carnival will offer rides for younger children as well. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. today and Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Parking is $6 cash.

Beer and brats

The Ridgefield Sausage Fest features Oktoberfest sausages served by Lions Club members, live music, kids activities and games, and beer garden. It runs from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 13 and from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 in Abrams Park, 501 Division St., Ridgefield. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 14 to 20 and free for ages 13 and under. For more information, visit

Chalk it up

The Camas Public Library, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, is decorating the sidewalk around its building. The library invites the community to embellish the sidewalk with positive messages using your own chalk, sidewalk paint and chalk paint. No registration is required — just visit any time through Aug. 31, claim one or two sidewalk squares and express yourself. For details, call 360-834-4692 or visit

Look out

North Clark Historical Museum, 21416 N.E. 399th St., Amboy, presents an exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 28 featuring forest fire lookouts on Mount St. Helens, Silver Star Mountain, Lookout Mountain and Point 3670. Visit the used book sale in the basement and enter the raffle for a handmade quilt. For details, call 360-247-5800 or email

Fantastic flora

TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center is offering a Pacific Northwest Native Plant Walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 41 Tree-ific Drive W., Washougal. Participants will be led on an informal guided walk to learn about native trees, blooming shrubs, summer wildflowers and fungi. The cost is on a sliding scale from $15 to $30 per person. Register at For more details, call 360-837-8733.