6. Joining the Community

Although wide open spaces appear to separate rural dwellers, fewer residents mean you are likely to see familiar faces on a regular basis. Small towns provide gathering places that often foster a close-knit sense of community and common understanding. We invite you to consider the following:

6.1 Find Allies in Your Neighbors

In times of need or emergency, rural residents often find their neighbors to be their greatest resource. An open dialogue is often the best way to mitigate problems and forge new alliances.
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6.2 Participation

We also encourage you to participate in our community activities to learn more about the pride we share in our local heritage and rural culture. Annual events are held in nearly every community through Klickitat County. These include the County fair, rodeos, community days, farmers markets, pow-wows and festivals. A Countywide calendar of events is available through the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce 509-773-3400 or the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce in White Salmon 509-493-3630.

A partial list of annual events include:
  • May:
    • White Salmon Spring Festival
  • June:
    • Alder Creek Pioneer Rodeo, Bickleton
    • Ketchum Kalf Rodeo, Glenwood
  • July:
    • Community Days, Goldendale
    • Husum Days
    • Columbia River Pow-wow, Roosevelt
    • Klickitat Canyon Days, Klickitat
  • August:
    • Trout Lake Fair, Trout Lake
    • Klickitat County Fair, Goldendale
  • September:
    • Huckleberry Festival, Bingen