While Wisconsin produces most of the country’s cranberries, approximately one-third of the nation’s cranberry crop is produced in Washington State, where salty air meets marshy land along Grays Harbor in Southwest Washington. The region celebrates cranberry history and culture every October with community festivals:
- Cranberry Harvest Festival in Grayland (130 mi. SW) includes cranberry bog tours, cook-off, live entertainment, a cranberry marketplace, and cranberry eating contest. Free event.
- Cranberrian Fair at Ilwaco on the Long Beach Peninsula (170 mi. SW) includes foods, demonstrations, crafters, local artists. Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Free self-guided tours of cranberry harvesting at the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation. Cranberry Museum admission is free. Fair admission: $5.