Clark County Event Center

Halloween at the Scaregrounds

This is the last weekend for Halloween at the Scaregrounds (also known as the Clark County Event Center). It’ll be open every day from now through Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31. There are different Halloween Haunts for various ages. The haunted attractions open at 7 p.m., and the ticket booth closes at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. This scare-iffic event event features haunted houses, carnival rides and games, all-ages attractions and special events, dozens of midway vendors, food and dining options, and walk-around characters.

There’s also Kids’ Trick-or-Treat Day from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $8. There will be trick-or-treat stations, Halloween games, a bounce house, Halloween-themed crafts, pumpkin carving, kid-friendly spooky characters, food and retail vendors, and more. Rides at the carnival include Starship Exodus, Ali Baba, Hi-Jacker, Berry Go Round, Rainier Ferris Wheel, and the Mini Pirate Ship. Single ride tickets are $5 and unlimited ride wristbands are $12. (Admission to the Scaregrounds does not include the carnival.)

Admission is $25 for adults and $18 for kids ages 12 and under. A Speed Demon Wristband is an additional $13, and allows you to skip to the front of the lines, and an additional $10 will give you access to all the side attractions. Tickets are available online by clicking here: https://scaregroundspdx.com/ticket-booth/. Parking is free! For more information, email info@scaregroundspdx.com, call 503-807-3322, or visit https://scaregroundspdx.com/haunted-attractions/#.

Halloween at the Scaregrounds

This is the last weekend for Halloween at the Scaregrounds (also known as the Clark County Event Center). It’ll be open every day from now through Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31. There are different Halloween Haunts for various ages. The haunted attractions open at 7 p.m., and the ticket booth closes at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. This scare-iffic event features haunted houses, carnival rides and games, all-ages attractions and special events, dozens of midway vendors, food and dining options, and walk-around characters.

There’s also Kids’ Trick-or-Treat Day from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $8. There will be trick-or-treat stations, Halloween games, a bounce house, Halloween-themed crafts, pumpkin carving, kid-friendly spooky characters, food and retail vendors, and more. Rides at the carnival include Starship Exodus, Ali Baba, Hi-Jacker, Berry Go Round, Rainier Ferris Wheel, and the Mini Pirate Ship. Single ride tickets are $5 and unlimited ride wristbands are $12. (Admission to the Scaregrounds does not include the carnival.)

Admission is $25 for adults and $18 for kids ages 12 and under. A Speed Demon Wristband is an additional $13, and allows you to skip to the front of the lines, and an additional $10 will give you access to all the side attractions. Tickets are available online by clicking here: https://scaregroundspdx.com/ticket-booth/. Parking is free! For more information, email info@scaregroundspdx.com, call 503-807-3322, or visit https://scaregroundspdx.com/haunted-attractions/#.

Tiny House Living Festival

Feel like you need to downsize? Like…drastically? Check out the Tiny House Living Festival, Sept. 15-17, at the Clark County Event Center. Learn DIY tips for building your own tiny house, shop for professional tiny house designers and builders, listen to informative speakers, and enjoy hands-on workshops. You’ll be able to peruse products from sustainable lifestyle vendors and meet other fans of tiny living.

The expo will be located in the Plaza, on the east side of the fairgrounds by Blue Gate. There will be food, beverages, and entertainment on site both days. The times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all three days—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $25 for a three-day pass, $10 for a one-day pass, and $9 for seniors and veterans. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is $6 per vehicle, cash only. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate, and the event will be held rain or shine. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Above image: tiny houses are all the rage, like this 150 square foot “Ynez” model by Timbercraft Tiny Homes.

Tiny House Living Festival

Feel like you need to downsize? Like…drastically? Check out the Tiny House Living Festival, Sept. 15-17, at the Clark County Event Center. Learn DIY tips for building your own tiny house, shop for professional tiny house designers and builders, listen to informative speakers, and enjoy hands-on workshops. You’ll be able to peruse products from sustainable lifestyle vendors and meet other fans of tiny living.

The expo will be located in the Plaza, on the east side of the fairgrounds by Blue Gate. There will be food, beverages, and entertainment on site both days. The times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all three days—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $25 for a three-day pass, $10 for a one-day pass, and $9 for seniors and veterans. Kids 12 and under are free. Parking is $6 per vehicle, cash only. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate, and the event will be held rain or shine. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Above image: tiny houses are all the rage, like this 150 square foot “Ynez” model by Timbercraft Tiny Homes.

Northwest’s Largest Garage and Vintage Sale

Who loves a sweet, sweet bargain? You do! And you’re in luck because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, July 15, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and reimagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Hall, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available at this and future flea markets; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.

NW Largest Garage & Vintage Sale

Who loves a sweet, sweet bargain? You do! And you’re in luck because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, July 15, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and reimagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Hall, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available at this and future flea markets; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.

NW Largest Garage & Vintage Sale

Ladies and gentlemen, sharpen your bargain-hunting senses, because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, April 15, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and re-imagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Halls A-C, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.

NW Largest Garage & Vintage Sale

Ladies and gentlemen, sharpen your bargain-hunting senses, because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, April 15, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and re-imagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Halls A-C, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.

Prairie Hatchers Poultry Show

Check out all the cute chicks at the Prairie Hatchers Youth Poultry Show, happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Clark County Event Center. This is an annual event is hosted by the Prairie Hatcher 4-H Club, and it draws young poultry aficionados from as far away as Bellingham, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle. At this show, kids from regional poultry clubs will be showing—in judged competitions—their most beautiful and prize-worthy chicks and chickens, hens, roosters, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and other fine feathered friends.

There will also be auctions for live chicks and adult poultry, as well as raffles with poultry-related prizes. The event is free and open to the public, and the Event Center is also waiving its usual $6 parking fee. The poultry show will be held in South Hall 1. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. For more information, call the Event Center at 360-397-6180 or visit www.clarkcoeventcenter.com.

Prairie Hatchers Poultry Show

Check out all the cute chicks at the Prairie Hatchers Youth Poultry Show, happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Clark County Event Center. This is an annual event is hosted by the Prairie Hatcher 4-H Club, and it draws young poultry aficionados from as far away as Bellingham, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle. At this show, kids from regional poultry clubs will be showing—in judged competitions—their most beautiful and prize-worthy chicks and chickens, hens, roosters, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and other fine feathered friends.

There will also be auctions for live chicks and adult poultry, as well as raffles with poultry-related prizes. The event is free and open to the public, and the Event Center is also waiving its usual $6 parking fee. The poultry show will be held in South Hall 1. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield. For more information, call the Event Center at 360-397-6180 or visit www.clarkcoeventcenter.com.

 

 

Winter Woolies Horse Show

Get ready for the 2017 Washington State Horse Expo by attending the Winter Woolies Horse Show on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22. This event, open to the public, is a chance for horses and their owners to compete in areas such as Western Equitation, Showmanship, and English Equitation, and for owners and trainers to vie for top honors in showing their geldings, mares, stallions, stock horses, hunters, and others. For a complete schedule of what’s happening when, click here. The show is one in a series, with additional shows on Feb. 18-19 and March 11-12.

Admission to the Winter Woolies Horse Show is free, and the parking fee is waived. The show will be held in the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena and starts at 8 a.m. each day. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 22, the Clark County Executive Horse Council will host a tack sale and bazaar for new and used horse-related items, where you can purchase everything from stirrups and saddles to riding breeches, boots, and tail ribbons. Proceeds from the sale will go towards scholarships for local riders.

The event is sponsored by the Clark County Executive Horse Council, a nonprofit organization that serves Clark County’s many equestrian groups, providing a community forum where businesses and individuals can meet, share, educate and promote equine actives throughout Clark County and beyond. The council promotes the benefits of working with and caring for horses, both for pleasure and professionally, and works together to educate, encourage and develop equine enthusiast of all ages and skill levels.

Antiques & Collectibles Show

Christine Palmer’s Clark County Antiques and Collectibles Show returns for its 11th annual show at the Clark County Event Center this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, with a whopping 400 vendors from all over the U.S., selling everything from silver thimbles to kitchen sinks. Admission is $6 per person and parking at the Event Center is an additional $6 per vehicle. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Advance tickets, which allow you to get into the show more quickly, are available online by clicking here. You can find more information about this show—and about other upcoming shows in the area—at christinepalmer.net. For $20, you can also get Early Bird Tickets, so you can get first dibs on the best finds!

This show will be a giant treasure hunt, with thousands upon thousands of vintage items ranging from period lighting to estate jewelry and everything in between. Every inch of the Event Center’s 50,000 square feet will be full of beautiful, interesting things, including pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios from the 1930s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, sports memorabilia, vintage Star Wars items, comic books, and more—just waiting for you to find them!

If you’ve got an old item and you’d like to know more about it or know how much it’s worth, bring it to the show. Expert ISA appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate individual pieces. The fee is $5 per item, and you can bring photos of larger pieces in your collection. For more information, visit christinepalmer.net or call 503-282-0877.

Antiques & Collectibles Show

Christine Palmer’s Clark County Antiques and Collectibles Show returns for its 11th annual show at the Clark County Event Center this weekend, Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, with a whopping 400 vendors from all over the U.S., selling everything from silver thimbles to kitchen sinks. Admission is $6 per person and parking at the Event Center is an additional $6 per vehicle. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Advance tickets, which allow you to get into the show more quickly, are available online by clicking here. You can find more information about this show—and about other upcoming shows in the area—at christinepalmer.net. For $20, you can also get Early Bird Tickets, so you can get first dibs on the best finds!

This show will be a giant treasure hunt, with thousands upon thousands of vintage items ranging from period lighting to estate jewelry and everything in between. Every inch of the Event Center’s 50,000 square feet will be full of beautiful, interesting things, including pop collectibles, vintage clothing, glassware, silverware, antique radios from the 1930s, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, sports memorabilia, vintage Star Wars items, comic books, and more—just waiting for you to find them!

If you’ve got an old item and you’d like to know more about it or know how much it’s worth, bring it to the show. Expert ISA appraisers will be on hand to identify and evaluate individual pieces. The fee is $5 per item, and you can bring photos of larger pieces in your collection. For more information, visit christinepalmer.net or call 503-282-0877.

Winter Woolies Horse Show

Get ready for the 2017 Washington State Horse Expo by attending the Winter Woolies Horse Show on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22. This event, open to the public, is a chance for horses and their owners to compete in areas such as Western Equitation, Showmanship, and English Equitation, and for owners and trainers to vie for top honors in showing their geldings, mares, stallions, stock horses, hunters, and others. For a complete schedule of what’s happening when, click here. The show is one in a series, with additional shows on Feb. 18-19 and March 11-12.

Admission to the Winter Woolies Horse Show is free, and the parking fee is waived. The show will be held in the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena and starts at 8 a.m. each day. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 22, the Clark County Executive Horse Council will host a tack sale and bazaar for new and used horse-related items, where you can purchase everything from stirrups and saddles to riding breeches, boots, and tail ribbons. Proceeds from the sale will go towards scholarships for local riders.

The event is sponsored by the Clark County Executive Horse Council, a nonprofit organization that serves Clark County’s many equestrian groups, providing a community forum where businesses and individuals can meet, share, educate and promote equine actives throughout Clark County and beyond. The council promotes the benefits of working with and caring for horses, both for pleasure and professionally, and works together to educate, encourage and develop equine enthusiast of all ages and skill levels.

NW’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale

Who loves a sweet bargain? You do! And you’re in luck because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and reimagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Hall, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available at this and future flea markets; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.

Interstate Games: Washington vs. Oregon Horses

In 1957, Oregon challenged Washington to a contest: which state has the fastest horses with the best riders? Washington said: Heck yeah, we’ll meet you in the arena. Twenty of the best horses from Washington and Oregon were brought to Portland to compete in events like barrel racing, polebending, bareback relays, and more. Oregon won (THAT time), but one outcome was for sure: it was so much dang fun, everyone wanted to do it again! Thus the Annual Interstate Games Competition was born.

There’s no other event like it in the whole country—and spectators can come and watch for free (free parking, too!) at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield. When the meet concludes, there will be many new Interstate Champions—plus a new Interstate Queen and her Interstate Princesses—who will represent the Pacific Northwest in Western horse competitions worldwide.

Come to see top horses and riders in full Western gear compete in Texas-style barrel racing, polebending, key stake racing, bareback relays, flag racing, keyhole racing and more. There will also be horsemanship contests and the crowning of a new 2016 Interstate Queen; last year, it was Hannah Sperber of Washington—will our fair state retain the title? Be there to find out! For more information about the Interstate Games, visit www.interstategames.com.

Canine Agility Trials

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is free. The Clark County Fairgrounds are located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.

The Columbia Agility Team was formed in 1993 to promote the fast-growing sport of dog agility in the Portland/Vancouver area. With now over 230 active members, CAT offers agility training and hosts agility competitions sanctioned by the North American Dog Agility Council, the United States Dog Agility Association, and Canine Performance Events. Through CAT, you and your dog can sign up for dog agility seminars, use CAT’s practice facilities, meet other dog owners—and discover a whole new way to have fun with your dog! To learn more, visit columbiaagility.org.

Columbia Agility Trials

Good dog! The Columbia Agility Trials, hosted by the Columbia Agility Team (also known, quite ironically, as CAT) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Clark County Event Center‘s Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena. It’s free to come watch, and what fun it will be: all breeds and sizes of dogs competing to make it through canine-sized obstacle courses, over jumps, through tunnels, up and down ladders and ramps, and more.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Parking is free. The Clark County Fairgrounds are located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Rd. in Ridgefield.

The Columbia Agility Team was formed in 1993 to promote the fast-growing sport of dog agility in the Portland/Vancouver area. With now over 230 active members, CAT offers agility training and hosts agility competitions sanctioned by the North American Dog Agility Council, the United States Dog Agility Association, and Canine Performance Events. Through CAT, you and your dog can sign up for dog agility seminars, use CAT’s practice facilities, meet other dog owners—and discover a whole new way to have fun with your dog! To learn more, visit columbiaagility.org.

NW Largest Garage & Vintage Sale

Ladies and gentlemen, sharpen your bargain-hunting senses, because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, July 16, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and reimagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Hall, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.

The Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale

Ladies and gentlemen, get our your wallets and rev up your bargain-hunting senses, because the Northwest’s Largest Garage & Vintage Sale is happening this Saturday, April 16, at the Clark County Event Center. There will be hundreds of vendor booths to browse through, selling everything from china and flatware to jewelry and clothes to furniture, antique linens, books, sporting goods, garden décor, and vintage kitchen goods. There will be new as well as old items, and old items that have been repurposed, refurbished, and reimagined as something new and beautiful.

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Event Center Exhibition Hall, so you can shop in comfort no matter what the weather. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for military personnel with ID, and children 12 and under are free. If you’re an early bird, come at 7 a.m. to snatch up the best bargains for a $20 entry fee. Parking is $6 cash per vehicle.

If you’ve got items to sell, there are still vendor spaces available; sellers keep 100% of the profits, after space rental. To learn more or to register, call 360-907-5919 or visit www.nwgsales.com. The Clark County Event Center is located at 17402 N.E. Delfel Road in Ridgefield.