SK&H Weekend Picks – Free Museums, Fiber, and Beer Fests

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September 23, 2016

SK&H has gathered together a fun list of activities to do this weekend to mark the beginning of fall. Whether you want to learn more about our state’s history, check out the latest beer and gluten-free offerings,  or just roll around in the mud or wade across a wooded lake, we’ve got you covered.

Museum Day Live
Saturday, September 24, 2016

How cool is this? This Saturday is “Museum Day Live”, which means for one day you can get a free ticket for two people to visit one of 19 Oregon museums across the state. In Portland visit one of the following—Architectural Heritage Center, Blue Sky, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland Art Museum and the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum—or head out to The Dalles for the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center or McMinnville for Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. It’s all waiting for you!

Cost: Free!

Warrior Dash
Saturday September 24, 2016

Looking for something different to do this weekend? 19.5 miles south of Portland, at the Sherwood Forest Equestrian Center, you can test your mettle and win a medal at the 3.12 mile Warrior Dash. The Warrior Dash is an obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just beginning the challenge, you’ll conquer 12 world-class obstacles like Goliath and Fisherman’s Catch, wade across wooded lakes, and venture through mud-caked backroads as you make your loop to the finish line. You’ll be rewarded with a finisher medal (that doubles as a wall-mountable bottle opener), a sweet T-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, and ice cold beer.

Cost: $100 registration.

Beckman Kerns Beer Fest & Block Partyweekend
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Speaking of the good stuff, on Saturday the Buckman Kerns Beer Fest will have local breweries pouring samples and pints as well as a dunk tank, raffle prizes, live music, and games, to name just a few attractions.

Cost: Free!

Hempstalk Harvest Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 24 – 25, 2016

For several years now Portland’s annual Hempstalk Harvest Festival advocates decriminalization of marijuana for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival features food vendors, live music, guest speakers, and information booths. This public event is held at Waterfront Park.

Cost: Free with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

Flock and Fiber Festival
Saturday-Sunday, September 24 – 25, 2016

Fiber is good for you. The 20th annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival is all about natural fibers from beginning to end, from animal or plant fiber to finished product. Find rabbits, goats, classes, kids’ activities, and food at the fairgrounds in Canby.

Cost: Free!

Healthy Living and Gluten Free Expo
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Looking to explore a gluten free life, but having trouble finding the best products? Sample and buy products from 50 vendors, and hear talks at the Healthy Living and Gluten Free Expo which takes place in the Salem Convention Center.

Cost: $7 for single ticket.