As of Friday, September 9, 2016
Farm stands and businesses along the Hood River Fruit Loop are ready to share the bounty of the valley — including Hood River pears.
The annual Pear Celebration comes to the Fruit Loop Sept. 17-18 with several varieties of freshly picked pears, pear desserts, pear jams and other pear treats. Other produce, such as apples, peaches and fresh vegetables, will also be available.
In addition to the orchard-fresh fruit available all along the Loop, some Fruit Loop farms serve up special activities or attractions for the annual Pear Celebration. Admission to most Fruit Loop farms and attractions is free, and most are open from at least 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hood River County Fruit Loop is 35 miles of orchards, forests, farmlands, and communities. Along the loop are 31 visitor-friendly businesses that include farm stands, wineries, alpaca farms, a chestnut farm, lavender fields, and gift stores. Visit hoodriverfruitloop.com to find information about these events and more, along with details about each Fruit Loop business and a downloadable Fruit Loop map.