Roslyn Black Pioneer Picnic

Roslyn MinerRoslyn Black Pioneer Picnic is this Saturday, August 6th, at the Roslyn City Park.  The picnic commemorates the black pioneers who first came to Roslyn WA in 1888 to work in the coal mines.  The all day event is where families, friends, and newcomers celebrate with good food, fun games for kids, displays and exhibitions.

There is a great article in the Ellensburg Daily Record from a few years ago which interviews people who attend and talks about the history of the Black Pioneer Picnic.

Roslyn Moosefest This Weekend

MoosefestThe Roslyn Moosefest is the annual fan festival for the 1990’s television show Northern Exposure. For those that do not remember Northern Exposure, the show was about a newly graduated doctor who has to start a practice in a small Alaskan town. While the town in the show was in Alaska, it was actually filmed in Roslyn Washington.

The Moosefest this year (2011) is informal (every other year is informal). Thus there is no scheduled events other than a gathering of approximately 30-40 Northern Exposure fans in Roslyn. This is how it is described on the official website (see first link above):

Informal Moosefest 2011 is the off-year without an organized Northern Exposure fan festival. Keeping with the last-full-weekend in July tradition, it will be July 29-31, 2011. The only activities at an informal Moosefest are hanging out and being reminded “There is no plan”. But then, there is no registration cost either. The Moosefest Committee and whatever fans feel like joining us that weekend hang out in Roslyn. There generally are 30 to 40 fans that show up. We live “in the moment” on what to do next: eat, watch episodes, visit filming sites, drink, talk, sleep or something else. All are welcome!

If you are interested in going, I am sure you can contact the organizers through their contact page or just show up in Roslyn and track down fellow Northern Exposure fans.

Logging can be found by going to Roslyn Rooms.

Suncadia Summer Nights in the Village

SuncadiaSuncadia Summer Nights in the Village are free summer outdoor concerts that take place at the Village Amphitheater every Friday night from June through August.  This Friday, June 25th, the featured artist is Clumsy Lovers, a rock/bluegrass group.  This weekends concert starts at the typical time: 7 PM.  Tonight’s weather is going to be cold and possibly wet, so come prepared.

To read about future concerts at Suncadia.

Roslyn Sunday Market Open Throughout Summer

Roslyn MarketRoslyn Sunday Market opened this past Sunday, June 19th, and will be open every Sunday through September 11th.  The market located in the heart of downtown Roslyn on East Pennsylvania Avenue is open from 10 AM to 2 PM and features some great vendors.  Come and support the local farmers, artisans, and the greater Roslyn community.

Roslyn Riders Poker Night Cancelled


Sounds like something out of the Old West, but no it is 2011 and the Roslyn Riders were forced to cancel the poker tournament due to Equine Herpes Virus. Roslyn Riders pass on their apologies for cancelling the event.

Equine herpesvirus is a group of viruses of the family Herpesviridae that affect horses.  According to Wikipedia Herpesviridae can affect all kinds of animals including humans, but there are several Equine herpesvirus that affect horses.

Chili Cookoff This Weekend in The Teanaway

Teanaway Grange Chili CookoffThe Swauk-Teanaway Grange Chili Cookoff & Cowboy Concert is happening this Saturday, March 19th and the Teanaway Grange Hall outside of Cle Elum, WA (map).  The feast will go from 5:30-8:30 pm.  Enjoy great food and country western music and storytelling from various artists.  Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite chili or side dish, and judging will begin at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $7 for adults and kids get free admission.  Come one, come all and taste over twenty different varieties of chili.   Click the link to see a full schedule of upcoming Roslyn / Cle Elum events or click the following link if you are just interest in Grange Hall events.

If you have any questions about the Chili Cookoff & Cowboy Concert, feel free to call and contact Grange Hall and Claire Lucke at (509) 857-2580.