2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
WDHMA-sponsored events are in red
Jan 13 - Extravaganza Show Committee Meeting, Snohomish library, 12:30PM-3:30PM
Feb 17 - Extravaganza Show Committee Meeting, Snohomish library, 1:30PM-4:30PM
Feb 28 - Scholarship application deadline
March 10 - WDHMA Spring Meeting, Monroe library. General meeting begins at 1:30. Board meeting, one hour earlier.
March 24 - Horse-N-Harness monthly meeting at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum
April 7 & 8 - 2nd Annual Plowing Bee and Horse Spectacular in Union Gap
Come see the Gentle Giants plow like it was done in yesteryear! Also enjoy medieval jousting and cavalry demonstrations, and a harness and tack sale too! Tram rides for the kids, wagon rides for all ages. This free event will take place at Fullbright Park and the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap. Saturday, April 7, 10AM-4PM and Sunday, April 8, 10AM-2PM. Spaces are available for rent at the tack sale. The WDHMA's insurance will be covering members who wish to participate in the plowing bee, but they will need to contact Alan Geho to let him know you are coming. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page or go to the Horse-N-Harness web site.
April 7 - Farm Fest & Plowing Competition in McMinnville, Oregon
Yamhill County Historical Society and Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association present Farm Fest 2018 and Plowing Competition. Enjoy a day of family fun and old-time farming activities! Largest plowing competition on the West Coast with draft horses and mules, pioneer kids' activities, "Agriculture in Art" show, vendors, exhibits, food, music, and more! Location is Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville, Oregon (intersection of HWY 18 and Durham Lane).
Opening Ceremoinies - 10:00AM
Demonstrations - 10:00 - 4:00 PM
20+ Team Plowing Competition - 11:00 - 2:30PM
Parade of Teams and Awards - 3:00PM
For more information visit www.YamhillCountyHistory.org or email: events@YamhillCountyHistory.org or call (503) 472-2842
April 27-28 - Horsedrawn Vehicle and Farm Equipment Auction in McMinnville, Oregon
Hosted by Anvil Academy and Pacific Overland Auction at the Yamhill Fairgrounds. Consignments accepted April 25 &26. Sale dates 27 & 28. Preview 8AM-10AM morning of sale days. The Auction is a fundraiser for Anvil Academy, teaching heritage craft in Newberg, Oregon. The only Auction of it's kind west of the Mississippi.
May 1 - NEW DEADLINE for program advertising, class sponsorship, and Extravaganza registration
May 5 - WDHMA Driving Clinic in Snohomish
May 7-11 - WOGA Wagon Train
May 12-13 - Horse-N-Harness 4th annual Harness Clinic
May 17-June 2 - John Wayne Cross-State Ride
May 19 - Lynden International Plowing Match in Lynden
June 9 - Horse-N-Harness monthly meeting at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum
July 7 - WDHMA Picnic and Auction, Liftetime member Charla Wilder's 80th birthday
July 21 - Horse-N-Harness monthly meeting at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum
August 18-19 - 37th Annual Pioneer Power Show & Swap Meet in Union Gap
Although primarily an internal-combustion event (tractors, etc.), there is also horse plowing and wagon rides. Visit their web site for full details.
August 27-29 - THE BIG SHOW! 48th annual Draft Horse Extravaganza at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe
September 15 - Horse-N-Harness monthly meeting at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum
October 13 - Horse-N-Harness monthly meeting at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum
Nov 3 - WDHMA Fall Meeting, location and times yet to be announced