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Cherry Festival origins stretch back to 1940

THE DALLES’ 1940 Rose Festival Parade float, featuring Cherry Queen Helen (Spickerman) Elton. Local cherry growers fielded the float.


THE DALLES’ 1940 Rose Festival Parade float, featuring Cherry Queen Helen (Spickerman) Elton. Local cherry growers fielded the float.



Cherry Festival origins stretch back to 1940

The Northwest Cherry Festival story has several beginnings, including the 1979 launch of the modern festival...

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