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Originally published Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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Mushroom festival at Lake Quinault Lodge

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Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Forest will host its annual mushroom festival Oct. 17-19. Admission is $20 for the weekend and free for children 5 and under. Dr. Steven Trudell, a mycologist and University of Washington professor, will speak on mushroom collecting, fungi and forest health and mushroom identification. Other presenters will include Lake Quinault Lodge executive chef Patrick Norris and representatives from Fletcher Street Ostrom's Mushroom Farm. More information at www.visitlakequinault.com or by calling 888-896-3827.

Washington

Wild Mushroom Festival, Friday through Nov. 6, Long Beach, Ilwaco, Seaview. 360-642-2400 or www.funbeach.com/mushroom/index.html

Cranberry Harvest Festival, Friday-Sunday, Grayland. 360-267-2003 or www.2thebeach.org

Water Music Festival, Oct. 17-19, Long Beach. 360-665-4466 or www.watermusicfestival.com

Harvest Festival, Oct. 18, Lynden. 360-354-5995 or www.lynden.org/calendar

Haunted Palouse, Oct. 24-31, Palouse. 509-878-1811 or www.visitpalouse.com/events.html

Grist Mill Annual Cider Press, Oct. 25, Woodland. 360-225-5832 or www.cedarcreekgristmill.com/calendar.htm

A Taste of the Peninsula, Nov. 1, Port Angeles. 360-452-9244 or www.ccfymca.org/a_taste_of_peninsula.html

Dixieland Jazz Festival, Nov. 7-9, Ocean Shores. 800-762-3224 or http://users.techline.com/diggindixie

Wenatchee Festival of Trees, Nov. 20-23, Wenatchee. 509-663-2787 or www.wenatcheefestivaloftrees.com

Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Nov. 28-29, Yakima Valley. 800-258-7270 or www.wineyakimavalley.org

Washington State Capitol Tours, daily, Olympia. 360-586-8687 or www.ga.wa.gov/visitor/index.html

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Oregon

Run for the Cheetah, Cheetah Camp and "Big Cat, Big Party," Friday-Saturday, Portland. 503-226-1561 or www.oregonzoo.org

Lents International Farmers Market, through Sunday, Portland. 503-621-7655 or www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/M14137

Great Columbia Crossing, Sunday, Astoria. 800-875-6807 or www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, through Oct. 28, Ashland. 541-482-4331 or www.osfashland.org

Pumpkin Funland, through Nov. 11, Hood River. 541-386-4622 or www.rasmussenfarms.com/funland.htm

Portland Saturday Market, through Dec. 24, Portland. 503-222-6072 or www.saturdaymarket.org

"Bob the Builder" exhibit at Portland Children's Museum, through Jan. 19, Portland. 503-223-6500 or www.portlandcm.org

Idaho

"Miniatures by the Lake" Show, through Oct. 17, Coeur d'Alene. 208-667-7732 or www.cdagalleries.com

Sun Valley Swing 'n' Dixie Jazz Jamboree, Wednesday through Oct. 19, Sun Valley. 877-478-5277 or www.sunvalleyjazz.com

British Columbia

Vancouver International Film Festival, through Friday, Vancouver. 604-683-3456 or www.viff.org

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival, through Sunday, Sun Peaks. 250-861-6654 or www.owfs.com

Whistler Farmers Market, through Sunday, Whistler. 800-944-7853 or www.tourismwhistler.com

Granville Island Turkey Trot, Monday, Vancouver. 604-816-1730 or www.turkeytrot.ca

Taste of Yaletown, Tuesday through Oct. 26, Vancouver. 604-683-7473 or www.tasteofyaletown.com

ARTrageous, Nov. 6, Whistler. 604-938-9221 or www.whistlerartscouncil.com

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or www.experiencewashington.com

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or www.traveloregon.com

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or www.visitid.org

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or www.hellobc.com

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