Taste the Old West at Cottonwood Canyon State Park on Saturday, Sept. 12
The Taste of Oregon’s Old West is the don’t-miss event of the year for Eastern Oregon! Explore the scenic wonders, art and music of the John Day River Territory. Discover the flavors of our local chefs and farms. Learn about our unique tourist destinations. Experience our way of life with guided hikes, bass fishing, horseback rides, horseshoe competitions, live music and more!

Rainbow barn purplish

I’ll be there selling pictures, cards, and jewelry!


Details on the Taste of Oregon’s Old West:
(From Sherry Kaseberg’s Enews)

Saturday, September 12, 9am to 5pm
Cottonwood Canyon State Park on Hwy 206 between Wasco and Condon
Free entry
Food and beverages available for purchase (see vendor information below)

 Family friendly activities include pony rides, horseshoeing demonstration, bouncy house, guided hikes at 11AM and 3PM, horseshoe pit, tractor and wagon rides, and fishing  with lessons at 10AM and 2PM.                                                   (everything needed provided for those under 11!)

Musical entertainment provided by “Old Bob” Clarke (cowboy poet and singer) from 10AM to noon and the Wheeler County Ramblers (country/ folk) from 1-5PM.

At this time, we believe an ATM will be available and know that credit cards can be processed for meal tickets. It is best to bring cash with you just in case to cover food/ drink and other vendor purchases.

Miles and miles of land. Who would even notice if I trespassed to shoot just one little deer?

Acres and acres of wheat.

The combine dumps into the bankout wagon, and the bankout wagon dumps into the trucks.

We usually harvest in July, but this year June!

Product/ Service
1188 Brewing
Apricot Apiaries
honey and candles
Art Day Group
fine arts of all kinds
Bergin’s Organic Custom Seeds
organic seeds
Carol MacKenzie
jewelry, quilted items, painting
Chic by Squeak
jewelry and wind chimes
China Hollow Picture Rock
rocks and minerals
Chinook Run
smoked salmon
Condon Chamber
regional information
Country Natural Beef
product information
David Hamilton Winery
Diamond Hitch Mule Ranch
lodging, lavender & books
Gilliam County CASA
Gilliam County Historical Society
books, regional information
Glenna Lange Photography
photo gifts
Gorge WildCraft
goat milk soap & herbal products
Happy Day Ranch
silk hand painted scarves
Home Town Coffee Roasters
Horse Mountain How To Ranch
lodging information
Jennifer the Painter
wood crafts
Justesen Ranches
kabobs and pony rides
Kath’s Kreations and Kards
photography and gifts
Lasso Up a Rope Basket
lariat rope baskets
Lean-To Café
local barbecue food for purchase
Lilla Rose
handcrafted hair accessories
Michele Bishop
aprons, embroidered pillows
Olex Preserve
upland bird hunting information
Ordnance Brewing
Oregon Folklife Network
Oregon Paleo Lands Institute
regional information
Oregon State Parks Foundation
Paradise Rose Chuckwagon
olive oils and salts
Party Masters
bounce house
Red House Ranch
recreation information
Ron Wilson Custom Leather
leather products
Sage Mountain Diner
authentic Mexican food for purchase
Sherman County Historical Society/ Museum
ice cream sandwiches, regional information



Thank You to Supporters of the Taste of Oregon’s Old West!
  Lead sponsor Mid-Columbia Producers
  Supporting sponsor Morrow County Grain Growers
  Grants from USDA Rural Development, Travel Oregon, Eastern Oregon Visitor’s Association, Wheeler County Cultural Coalition, Sherman County Cultural Coalition
  Support from Gilliam, Grant, Sherman and Wheeler Counties

This event will also be collecting donations for the families in Grant County who lost their homes in the Canyon Creek Fire. Thank you for your contributions!
Contact Event Coordinator Janet Dodson with questions at or 541.786.8006.