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Volume 15, Issue 10
October 2017



Family fun at the Cedar Mill Cider Festival October 15

Sunday, October 15, 1-4 pm, JQA Young House grounds, Cornell near 119th (12050 NW Cornell)

See how the pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, and sample the results. Listen to the folk, bluegrass and old-time music of Lauren Sheehan and her band, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Find out more about Cedar Mill history and the plans for the Cedar Mill Heritage Celebration. Browse craft booths and learn about local organizations from our Community Partners.


Fabulous food

Don’t eat before you come! We'll have great food! Retrolicious, a local food cart, will be cooking up bbq, fried chicken, and more choices to delight everyone in the family. Plenty of tables are set up for you to enjoy your meal with your friends and neighbors, while you listen to the music.

It’s become a tradition for Boy Scout Troop 208 to run the antique presses to turn out free fresh cider from 1000 lbs. of apples, donated by Bales Marketplace with the help of an anonymous donor. Grab a glass or two, you'll be amazed at the taste!

Lauren Sheehan
Lauren Sheehan String Band


The Lauren Sheehan String Band will provide roots, blues, folk and old-time music to accompany this fun family event. Visit her website to hear a preview at

Shop in the Country Store

In the big Country Store tent, vendors will be offering jams made from local fruit, soaps and lotions with local herbs, nuts and snacks, handmade bags, and more! Find a treasure for yourself, or get a head start on holiday gift shopping and decorating.

Duyck’s Peachy Pig Farm will be on hand with late-season produce, and pumpkins!

school model
We'll have this amazing model of the Cedar Mill Schoolhouse!

Learn about our history!

The expanded History Tent will have exhibits and information about the historic 1869 house and grounds. This year we’ll also have information about the Tualatin Indians who called this valley home before the pioneers arrived. Be sure to tell your older neighbors about the event, or better yet, bring them along!

A portion of the proceeds from the Country Store sales will go to the restoration fund. Donations are also welcome!

At 2 pm, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District will conduct a brief dedication ceremony to honor Sue Conger, a tireless advocate for the community, who was instrumental in saving the John Quincy Adams Young house for posterity. The boardwalk leading to an overlook of Cedar Mill Falls was completed last year. We look forward to honoring Sue and celebrating this wonderful addition to our enjoyment of the falls and creek.

For the kids

THPRD will bring along the Rec Mobile to provide games and activities under the spreading hickory tree, including pioneer coloring pages.

Community Partners

Other community groups will be providing information about their activities, including the Cedar Mill Library, Washington County Sheriff, and the CPO program.

This year, if the weather turns on us again, we’re working with the Cedar Mill Bible Church to use their gym for most of the event. So put it on your calendar now for rain or shine!

Cider Festival

The grounds are wheelchair accessible, although the area is not paved and can be rough in spots. Free parking will be available after 1 pm in the Cedar Mill Bible Church parking lot. Look for the signs on Cornell. For more information about this event call THPRD at 503-645-6433.

TriMet: Lines 62 Murray & 48 Cornell depart from the Sunset Transit Center and stop in front of the event.

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