Year in review: Sauerkraut Festival returns for 30th anniversary
After a five year hiatus, the Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival returned in 2019 for a 30-year anniversary celebration.
Discussions about reviving the festival returned among members of the Scappoose Economic Development Committee earlier in 2019.
Susie Wilson, the festival's lead coordinator, worked with other volunteers, including Scappoose Community Club members and the city of Scappoose, to collectively deliver a successful festival revival on September's second Saturday, Sept. 14.
While a week earlier than prior iterations (and more likely to deliver late-summer sunshine, which was the case), festival-goers enjoyed classic components of past festivals, such as the Famous Scappoose Sandwich and cabbage bowling, and also were exposed to new features, such as a beer garden and inaugural community presentations.
As for the festival's future, it will make a return in 2020. Scappoose Community Club members are actively working to identify a coordinator for the 2020 version, and while it will continue with many of the festival's traditional features, fresh attractions are also under consideration.
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