Three weekends of Berries, Brews & BBQ's at French Prairie – Statesman Journal

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January 17th, 2023

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Bringing together family, food and fun, the sixth annual Berries, Brews & BBQ’s Festival features activities for all ages. And new this year, the event is now three weekends long.
Mouths will water as the wafting smell of tri-tip, chicken and pulled pork barbecue fills the air. And what’s a barbecue without the sides? Match your meal with Walla Walla sweet onion rings, curly fries, baked beans, coleslaw or fresh strawberry-spinach salad. Then finish your feast with farm-fresh, scratch-baked strawberry shortcake, deep-fried strawberries, strawberry doughnuts, fruit pies or Farmer Karren’s famous giant cookies.
Sample the wares of a variety of Oregon breweries and cideries including Atlas Cider Co., Sunriver Brewing Company, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Widmer Brothers Brewing, BaseCamp Brewing Company, Pelican Brewing Company, Fort George Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing Co., Worthy Brewing Co., Silver Moon Brewing, Ordnance Brewing and Grain Station Brew Works.
Brewer’s Tasting Dinner kicks off beer event June 16
Tasting costs $8 and includes a souvenir beer mug plus five tasting tickets. Additional tickets are available for $1 each. Five tickets is a full mug.
You-pick strawberries are available for $10 a picking bucked. Cost includes the plastic bucket for picking, which you can take the berries home in.
Strawberry season is here
Get a wristband for unlimited barnyard fun. Activities include live music, tractor wagon rides, tube slide/tire pile, hand-pump duck races, giant slides, farm animals and pig barrel train rides. NW Kids and PDX Parent also will have booths. Cost is $5 per person. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted at the festival, though there are a few areas off-limits including the farm animal area, hay/wagon ride and strawberry patch. And don’t forget to bring materials to clean up after your pet.
Parking is free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Em’s Fight Foundation, a nonprofit that supports local individuals battling cancer.
Email, call 503-399-6671, or follow on Twitter @CarleeWrightSJ
Free Siletz Bay kayak tours begin June 12
Berries, Brews & BBQ’s Festival
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, June 4, 11 and 18, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, June 5, 12 and 19
Where: French Prairie Gardens and Family Farm, 17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul, about 5 miles west of the Woodburn Premium Outlets
Cost: $5 for activities; $8 for mug with five tastings
Information: 503-633-8445 or go to
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