Field day guide: For the love of crawfish

Field day guide: For the love of crawfish
Photo courtesy Ryan Harvey on Flickr (Creative Commons).

You know the old saying 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.' Don't be like Jack - make some plans now to have some fun. Here are a few ideas to get you out and about:

Tualatin Crawfish Festival

Tualatin's annual Crawfish Festival is billed as the nation's oldest crawfish festival, first kicking off in 1951. The history of the Tualatin Crawfish Festival has even had a bit of controversy in the past, such as when a voodoo queen named Shelby Davis placed a curse on the festival for attempting to steal the title of crawfish supremacy from Breaux Bridge, La.

Gresham's Historic Bed Races

The Bed Race is the kickoff event for the Annual Rockin' Round the Block Car Show! Teams compete in the ever popular bed races on Friday night. The sidewalks fill up fast with spectators as they cheer on the very creative mobile beds as teams compete for honor and prizes. 

Photo courtesy of the City of Gresham.

Astoria Regatta

The Astoria Regatta is the historic celebration of the oldest American city west of the Rockies. The festivities take place over a five-day span in early August every year. This years theme is A River Runs To It.