North Central Washington State – This is so cool, lots of hard work is going into this – The weekend of May 17 – 18, 2014, two great events come together for a fun time for Blues fans, bikers, wine aficionados, and people who love nature and meandering country roads. The Rally At The Border Blues Fest at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park is happening on Saturday with live music from 2 to 10 PM. Lordy, you have to be here for that! The Oroville Chamber of Commerce is fully behind this and has thrown out the welcome mat as by special arrangement, overnight camping for riders is available at the park.
Blues Bands from around the Pacific Northwest will blow you away, and the local wineries, restaurants, and miles of back road riding will provide for a very memorable weekend. Vickie Hinze, proprietor of the Pastime Bar and Grill (Link) in Oroville has been working with the city and local businesses to pull this event together. Local musician Mark Morris of the Deepwater Blues Band (Link) is rounding up the talent and his band will also be playing at the Blues Fest.
Also on Saturday, the Columbia River H.O.G. Chapter (Link) is holding the 12th annual Run for the Border from Wenatchee, WA north to the Canadian Border at Oroville, WA. The music should just be starting when the two-wheel fun is over.
On Sunday there will be a Poker Run, route is TBD at this time, but it is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. I’m kind of hoping it winds up through the Okanogan Highlands as that area is gorgeous. Update: I get my wish! (Link)
Additional details should be available in the coming week and will be published here. Please visit the Rally at the Border Blues Fest (Link) web site. Also visit the FaceBook page (Link) and browse the Okanogan Gazette-Tribune (Link) for additional information about the area.
Here are some details for Saturday.
SATURDAY May 17, 2014
|10:00 AM||Columbia River HOG sponsored 12th Annual Run for the Border departs from Wenatchee for Oroville|
|2:00 to 10 PM||Blues Bands play at Deep Bay Park|
|1:00 to 5 PM||Local Wineries Barrel Tasting|
|5:00 to 7 PM||Cruise-In Car Show by North Country Car Club
Gold Digger Park on Main Street
|10:00 PM – 2 AM||Post Blues Fest Jam Session at Pastime Bar and Grill|
Scroll down to see the posters – Please print and distribute them!
Posters suitable for printing and sharing:
Rally at the Border Blues Fest
Columbia River H.O.G. Chapter 12th Annual Run for the Border
Map to start of the Run for the Border, Wenatchee Food Pavilion (Link)