McKenzie River Folklife

The McKenzie River Guides Association hosted a dutch oven cook-off on April 19th. The annual event happens just before the beginning of guiding season, and started years ago as a way for all the guides to come together to get their boats inspected.  Over the years the tradition evolved into a fun (and delicious) community event that shows off the guides’ cooking expertise.

Wooden Boat Festival
On April 26th, the McKenzie River Guide community held its 9th annual Wooden Boat Festival at Eagle Rock Lodge, in Vida, “celebrating the history, the form and the function of the wooden white water boat that was invented here on McKenzie River.”

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