Friday, April 30, 2010


Mark you calendar - !! for the ODHBA annual plowing competition - I'll be out there with my boys this year! - at Champoeg State Heritage Area the weekend of May 1-2.

What: Champoeg State Heritage Area's Founders Day and the Oregon Draft Horse Association's Plowing Competition

When: Founders Day will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; the plow competition will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exposition field preparation from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul

Cost: Free, but there is a $5-per-car parking fee

Info: Call (503) 678-1649 or go to

Founders Day

The plow competition is part of the annual Champoeg Founders Day celebration, with the theme "Farming Then and Now."

Champoeg is key to Oregon's history: In 1843, it was the site of the vote to form the first provisional state government, thus putting us on the road to statehood.

It also was the site of many of the first farmers, the first gristmill and one of the first towns in Oregon.

The day also will include presentations from farmers and Sons and Daughters of the Oregon Pioneers, costumed historical interpreters, a tool display, musical performances and refreshments.


Michael said...

Have a blast! Will be thinking of you and sending good horse vibes your way.


Cecelia (CC) said...

Thinking of you!! You are harnessing up around now I guess. 2 hours to the competition. Go woman!Go on boys. Can Brian be there?