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  • First Saturday: BirdFest and Bluegrass
    9:00 am-8:00 pm
    10/02/2021

    113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    113-131 S Main Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Spend time Downtown and learning online during the annual Friends of the Refuge festival! Tune in online for nostalgically themed videos and visit Downtown Ridgefield to enjoy crafts, vendors and Bluegrass music.

    BirdFest & Bluegrass is a joint event planned in a partnership between the City of Ridgefield and the Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge that includes virtual and in-person activities, crafts, musical performances, and a Pickers Festival.

    ~BIRDFEST AND BLUEGRASS COMMEMORATIVE BUTTONS~

    Find the 2021 BirdFest & Bluegrass commemorative buttons featuring the Bird of the Year, the American Crow, at local Vancouver and Ridgefield Businesses, for just $5.00, starting now!

    Ridgefield:

    Seasons Coffee Tea & Remedies inside the Old Liberty Theater

    Ridgefield Hardware

    Vancouver:

    Backyard Bird Shop Vancouver

    Downtown: Musical Performances, Pickers Festival, Vendors and Crafts

    COVID-19: Ridgefield First Saturdays is following all current health recommendations and procedures.

    • Face Coverings/Masks: Required Inside unless eating and drinking. Encouraged outside in crowded spaces.
    • Hygiene: Stay home if you are not feeling well or if you have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Wash your hands often and avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Practice good hygiene.

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES

    Venue: Overlook Park, 113-131 S Main

    10:00AM – Phoenix Duo; The duo Phoenix consists of award winning songwriters Tim and Kathy Crosby – who have been performing together for well over 20 years. Phoenix rises in the joy of a fresh new sound that highlights the multi-instrumental talents of both musicians, and also focuses on a variety of vocal styles and abilities.

    Venue: Ridgefield Craft Brewing Co. Taphouse, 120 N 3rd

    6:00PM – Whiskey Deaf; The band is made up of talented and experienced bluegrass musicians who share a passion for finding and playing lesser known bluegrass and related music from the repertoires of first generation bluegrass, early country and old-time sources, and then giving it the Whiskey Deaf stamp.

    Venue: Ridgefield School District Maintenance Building, 304 Pioneer St

    12:00PM – Opus BandAll Opus students are members of the Jam Band. The band plays various gigs around the community and is mentored by upper level students.
    12:45PM – Tried & Blue; Three-piece Bluegrass band.
    2:00PM – Ash Creek; Ash Creek explores the frontiers between bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music.
    3:15PM – Corral Creek; Corral Creek has a mixed set list which includes Bluegrass standards, Oregon tunes, original tunes about life experience, comedy tunes, and a few stories.

    Venue: Sportsman’s Public House, 121 N Main Ave

    1:00PM – Whistlin’ Rufus; Our music blends bluegrass, rock, acoustic melodies, and some classical influences to create a unique sound.
    2:15PM – Hardshell Harmony
    3:30PM – Fadin’ by 9; With hot pickin’, tight harmonies, and a mix of “bluegrassified” rock, folk, and bluegrass covers & originals, Fadin’ by 9 creates a unique, uplifting, high-energy sound that will keep your feet tapping all night long.

    PICKERS FESTIVAL

    Come join in on some Bluegrass Jamming around Ridgefield at the BirdFest and Bluegrass Pickers Festival!

    Picker Locations:

    • Ridgefield Craft Brewing Co. Taphouse, 120 N 3rd Ave: 12:00PM-4:00PM (covered)
    • Carts By the Park Food Cart Pod, 219 Pioneer St: 12:00PM-5:00PM (covered)
    • Ridgefield Community Library Teen Room, 210 N Main Ave: 12:00PM-5:00PM (indoor)
    • Sportsman’s Public House Patio, 121 N Main Ave: 12:00PM-5:00PM (covered)

    VOLUNTEER EVENT

    Join us for Phase 2 of building the Abrams Park Nature Play Area on Saturday, October 2nd from 10AM-1PM. Volunteers ages 7+ are invited to join in and help continue the build of this new play area. Visit our Volunteer page for more details.

    VENDORS AND CRAFTS

    Vendor Market: Ridgefield First Saturday vendors will be on site at Overlook Park from 9AM to 2PM. The vendor application and process are available on the First Saturday Vendor Page. The vendor fee is $25 and the deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 22nd. Please note the Overlook Park OUTDOOR market is the only vendor market planned in 2021.

    Vendors confirmed for the 2021 Event: 4 Guys Homemade Gifts, Alpenrose, Clark County Historical Museum, Crystal Fuerst, Distinctive Hues Jewelry, Bliss and Barrell Mobile Bar, Friends of Clark County, Glenice Falter, Grampa in the Dell, Harvest of Peace Microgreens, HS Taekwondo, Ohana Soft Play, Pig Feathers Farm and Gift, PNW Suds Soapery, Raindrop Giftshop, Ridgefield American Legion Post 44, SherriFaheyCrocheted, US Army Vancouver Recruiting Company, Vancouver Chinese Association, Villages Clark County, Wild Goose Imagery.

    Craft Tent: BirdFest crafts and activities will be available at the craft tent at Overlook Park.

    The Refuge: Online Activities, Videos and Self-Guided Refuge Hike

    BirdFest & Bluegrass Festival 2021: Back to the Refuge

    Self-guided Refuge hike (The Refuge will be fee-free! Seasonal Trails will not be open).

    Virtual Content: You may be wondering, what is the schedule going to be for the BirdFest part of BirdFest & Bluegrass? Well, there isn’t going to be one technically. All our videos are going to be available all at once on October 2nd, all in one simple link! We will have a variety of nostalgically themed videos that resemble the activities you know and love from in-person BirdFest events, like the Cathlapotle Plankhouse hike, the Night Hike, birding workshops, Refuge info, and so much more.


    Looking for vendor information? Visit our First Saturdays Vendor page.

  • Volunteer: Nature Play Area Abrams Park Phase 2
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
    10/02/2021

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Lend a helping hand in constructing the first section of a new Nature Play Area at Abrams Park! Volunteers age 7 and up are welcome to come from 10AM to 1PM to work on placing logs and other items for the second building phase of this new play area. Water will be provided.

    If you have them, please bring gloves, hand tools such as shovels, and a wheel barrow – if you don’t have those available come with just your helping hands!

    To Volunteer: Visit our Volunteer page to complete one-time Volunteer Registration and Waiver then RSVP for the event! Volunteers under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian signature on registration. Volunteer registration only needs to be completed once. 

    Bonus! After you volunteer, go enjoy Bluegrass music around Downtown Ridgefield at BirdFest & Bluegrass!

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  • Halloween Hall
    5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    10/15/2021

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    The 5th and final year of Ridgefield Art Association’s Halloween Hall, but this year it’s in the woods! Walk along the wooded trail in Abrams Park to see witches, warlock or wizards along with giant spiders, snakes, skeletons and much more. Dance Fusion returns for more “thriller” dancing. Haybale maze is free and food available from the local Lion’s Club.

    Dress for the weather – this event is OUTSIDE. Bennett Hall will be open for dining on food for sale from the Ridgefield Lion’s Club. Halloween costumes are welcome, but please no bloody or excessively grotesque costumes, this event is for younger children.

    Ample parking is available at Union Ridge Elementary school with a quick walk down the hill to Abrams Park.

    Friday, October 15, 2021: 6PM-9PM

    • Dance Fusion “Thriller” Flash Dance at the bottom half of each hour
    • Haybale Maze (FREE)
    • Halloween Hollow: Walk along the wooded trail in Abrams Park to see witches, warlock or wizards along with giant spiders, snakes, skeletons and much more. $5 admission, proceeds directly support the Ridgefield Art Association. Stroll along the spooky path in the woods to enjoy the witches, spiders, skeletons and many other fun festive sights. This event is intended to delight smaller children so there will be no bloody or excessively gory sights to cause nightmares.

    Saturday, October 16, 2021: 5PM-9PM

    • Trunk or Treat *SATURDAY ONLY* 5:30PM: Trunk or Treat line up of Volkswagons (VW Club)
    • Smokey and Napoleon from Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas dressed in pirate costumes – 7PM
    • Dance Fusion “Thriller” Flash Dance at the bottom half of each hour
    • Haybale Maze (FREE)
    • Halloween Hollow: Walk along the wooded trail in Abrams Park to see witches, warlock or wizards along with giant spiders, snakes, skeletons and much more. $5 admission, proceeds directly support the Ridgefield Art Association. Stroll along the spooky path in the woods to enjoy the witches, spiders, skeletons and many other fun festive sights. This event is intended to delight smaller children so there will be no bloody or excessively gory sights to cause nightmares.

    The event is created by the Ridgefield Art Association (RAA) and funds raised are used to promote and support art in our community and schools.

    For more information, refer to the RAA Facebook Events:

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  • Halloween Hall
    5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    10/16/2021

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    400 Abrams Park Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    The 5th and final year of Ridgefield Art Association’s Halloween Hall, but this year it’s in the woods! Walk along the wooded trail in Abrams Park to see witches, warlock or wizards along with giant spiders, snakes, skeletons and much more. Dance Fusion returns for more “thriller” dancing. Haybale maze is free and food available from the local Lion’s Club.

    Dress for the weather – this event is OUTSIDE. Bennett Hall will be open for dining on food for sale from the Ridgefield Lion’s Club. Halloween costumes are welcome, but please no bloody or excessively grotesque costumes, this event is for younger children.

    Ample parking is available at Union Ridge Elementary school with a quick walk down the hill to Abrams Park.

    Friday, October 15, 2021: 6PM-9PM

    • Dance Fusion “Thriller” Flash Dance at the bottom half of each hour
    • Haybale Maze (FREE)
    • Halloween Hollow: Walk along the wooded trail in Abrams Park to see witches, warlock or wizards along with giant spiders, snakes, skeletons and much more. $5 admission, proceeds directly support the Ridgefield Art Association. Stroll along the spooky path in the woods to enjoy the witches, spiders, skeletons and many other fun festive sights. This event is intended to delight smaller children so there will be no bloody or excessively gory sights to cause nightmares.

    Saturday, October 16, 2021: 5PM-9PM

    • Trunk or Treat *SATURDAY ONLY* 5:30PM: Trunk or Treat line up of Volkswagons (VW Club)
    • Smokey and Napoleon from Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas dressed in pirate costumes – 7PM
    • Dance Fusion “Thriller” Flash Dance at the bottom half of each hour
    • Haybale Maze (FREE)
    • Halloween Hollow: Walk along the wooded trail in Abrams Park to see witches, warlock or wizards along with giant spiders, snakes, skeletons and much more. $5 admission, proceeds directly support the Ridgefield Art Association. Stroll along the spooky path in the woods to enjoy the witches, spiders, skeletons and many other fun festive sights. This event is intended to delight smaller children so there will be no bloody or excessively gory sights to cause nightmares.

    The event is created by the Ridgefield Art Association (RAA) and funds raised are used to promote and support art in our community and schools.

    For more information, refer to the RAA Facebook Events:

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  • Downtown Trick Or Treat
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    10/29/2021

    230 Pioneer St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    230 Pioneer St, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Downton Trick or Treat, Friday October 29 3PM-5PM in Downtown Ridgefield

    Come Trick or Treat at participating downtown Ridgefield businesses from 3PM-5PM on Halloween!

  • Union Ridge Trunk or Treat
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    10/29/2021

    330 N 5th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    330 N 5th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Union Ridge Elemenrary PTO is hosting a Trunk or Treat in the Union Ridge Parking Lot in front of Building B. Visit in costume and trick or treat along a row of decorated trunks!

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  • RORC Trunk or Treat
    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    10/30/2021

    3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    3101 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA

    Come to our community trunk or treat! October 30th in the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex parking lot. Get extra good use out of your costumes, enjoy a DJ, and compete in a fun decorating contest! Show up a little early to get your trunk ready to party.

    Click Here to Sign Up

     

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