April means blossom time in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, and blossom time means the return of the popular Hood River Valley Blossom Festival.
The Blossom Festival is returning for its 49th year on its traditional third weekend in April, Saturday and Sunday April 19-20.
Nearly 15,000 acres of pear and apple tree blossoms set the backdrop for spectacular springtime vistas.
There are more than 25 special events happening at the stops along the Blossom Tour.
Each year, approximately 20,000 people visit the Hood River Valley to experience the Blossom Festival events.
This year’s festival includes the Blossom Craft Show at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, the Parkdale Fine Arts and Music Festival presented by the Mt. Hood Railroad, the Hood River Antique Show & Sale, the Mt. Hood Towne Hall Blossom Festival Quilt Show & Sale, Rasmussen Farms’ Pansy Party, and Flerchinger Vineyards Blossom Fest & Barrel Tasting and Open House.