Building on the success of a merged celebration in 2017, the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center and Wallowa Resources will once again combine the Maxville Gathering and the Watershed Festival at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds June 29, 2018.
The two events are natural complements. Wallowa Resources’ Watershed Festival has been a community celebration of natural and cultural resources for 14 years. It’s a chance for the community to connect with local organizations and learn about their stewardship work in a fun way, and celebrate the county’s mountains, canyons, forests, rivers, lakes, animals, grasslands and people.
The Maxville Gathering –– now in its 10th year –– celebrates the rich and diverse cultural history of logging in Wallowa County and similar isolated communities across the Pacific Northwest.
Together they honor the connection of people to place and each other and the skill, passion and sweat required to make a living from the land. This celebration is family-friendly and fun for all ages with logging demonstrations, scavenger hunts, fishing, stories, lumberjack games, a silent auction, drawings and award-winning music by the Darrell Brann family of Enterprise and other musicians.
Local foods are available plus free hot dogs are served for children 15 and younger.