Cherry Fest Time In The Dalles

Northwest Cherry Festival time has arrived in The Dalles.  Activities begin Friday and will continue through Sunday.  The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Lisa Farquharson notes the festival layout has changed this year, with the carnival and vendor locations rearranged.  The carnival is lined up against the railroad tracks on First Street, with vendors now in an area protected from train noise.  Friday night include the Family Pit Party at the stage beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday features the Tonkin Subaru Cherry Festival Parade at 10 a.m. and entertainment on stage starting at noon and continuing to the Northwest Cherry Idol finals at 6:30 p.m.  Event guides are available at Gorgeradio.com.  The Bicoastal Media Guild Mortgage Home and Lifestyle Show will be at The Dalles Civic Auditorium during Cherry Festival weekend, open Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.