Slabtown Festival And Tavern & Pool 32nd Birthday

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McMenamins Special Events says
We are celebrating 32 great years of Tavern & Pool in the heart of Slabtown. Live music, parade, history tours, discovery hunts and more makes for a perfect fall Saturday.

Special Discovery Hunt from 11am-5pm, pick up the clues at the McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop table at the Slabtown Festival at NW Thurman and NW 23rd Place, find all the answers and take a picture. The first 144 people will get a special 32nd Tavern & Pool birthday pint glass.

Kids of all ages, come to the 10th Annual Slabtown Community Festival! Join the rollicking parade through the neighborhood, led by Red Yarn's Andy Furgeson, the Circus Project and the strutting Transcendental Brass Band. Then, at the event site, enjoy a bonanza of free fun for everyone: kids crafts & games, a live music stage, puppet show, bounce house, face painting, food vendors, community history tours and talks.

Schedule

Parade: a festive procession for kids of all ages
10:30 a.m. - Organize at New Seasons Market, 2170 NW Raleigh St.

11 a.m. - Parade departs, led by grand marshal Bud Clark, two-term Portland mayor, longtime tavern-owner [Goose Hollow Inn] and Slabtown resident; the Transcendental Brass Band, The Circus Project, Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn, as well as family and friends of festival founder Mike Ryerson ... and YOU!

Route: Raleigh Street west from New Seasons to NW 26th Avenue, north on 26th past Friendly House to Thurman Street, then east to the Festival site at 23rd Place.

History programs and walking tours
Free/All ages
Noon 'til 1 p.m. - Old Slabtown walking tour, featuring history of early development and industry, streetcars, Beaver baseball at Vaughn Street Park and ESCO. Led by local historian Norm Gholston, Starts from McMenamins Tavern & Pool, 1716 NW 23rd Ave.

1 p.m. 'til 2 p.m. - "Sons of Slabtown & Tales of Westside Sports," a history presentation by Portland author/historian Don Nelson. His new book of the same title will be available for sale. McMenamins Tavern & Pool, 1716 NW 23rd Ave.

2 p.m. 'til 2:30p.m. - "The Trail, a Great Attraction of the 1905 World's Fair held in Slabtown," a history presentation by Portland historic preservationist/historian Dr. Tanya Lyn March. McMenamins Tavern & Pool, 1716 NW 23rd Ave.

2:30 p.m. 'til 3:30 p.m. - Walking tour of the 1905 World's Fair site in Slabtown, highlighting "The Trail, one of the fair's most popular attractions." Led by Portland historic preservationist/historian Dr. Tanya Lyn March. Starts from McMenamins Tavern & Pool, 1716 NW 23rd Ave.

3:30 p.m. 'til 4:30 p.m. - "Characters of Old Slabtown," a history presentation by McMenamins historian, Tim Hills. McMenamins Tavern & Pool, 1716 NW 23rd Ave.

Festival Stage
Food Front Co-op Lot, NW Thurman & 23rd Place
Noon - Penny's Puppets
1 p.m. - The Alphabeticians
2 p.m. - Café Cowboys
3 p.m. - Steve Cooper & Friends
4 p.m. - Alexandra Wiley
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By: McMenamins Special Events

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