Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 24th, 2007 at 12:58 pm
Cyclocross Crusade Halloween Bash
Halloween Festival – Saturday October 27th
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
Dark. So terribly dark. From such pitchy shadows seeps a sound as would be the dry scrape of rusted razor across tender throats held tightly under baleful glare of an ever mute Diana. Fears blend with dream and soon enough comes the wicker-men half-glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, and burning jack-o-lanterns smiling mocking smiles
of knowing what makes ones heartbeat skip and pulse race ...perhaps some places are meant to exist only as a dreamtime labyrinth outside of time and space...Clustered close together as much for companionship as for protection our tribe of revelers stave off the worst as kegs are tapped and boil forth in founts of amber goodness...a sweeter sight has never formed as spirits of wood and field gather round the harvest bonfire to lift voices into the night sky. Spilled intentions and woodsmoke cloud the atmosphere. Let the Rites of Autumn run loose under the forgiving embrace of the night but beware for something
wicked lurks in those woods...
Once again it is arrived! "What?" you ask you ask...why the Cyclocross Crusade Halloween Festival and series race #4 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds!
Saturday, October 27th
* Bicycle petting zoo (all day)
* Poker ride (starting around 2:00pm, 1-1.5 hour fun ride)
* Marathon Dungeons & Dragons session led by Dungeon Master Bradley Ross (don't count on this actually happening)
* Hash Run (starting around 4:00pm)- what is a hash? see http://www.oregonhhh.org/welcome.html
* Skidding contest (for distance and accuracy, 10:00pm in the parking lot)
* Bike 'Derby of Doom (11:00pm in the parking lot)
* Halloween Costume Party (9:00pm - Midnight in the Livestock Barn)
Sunday, October 28th
* Cyclocross Crusade Series Race #4
Take Oregon Highway 202 east from Astoria for 3-1/2 miles.
Turn left on Walluski Loop Road (by the Oregon State Forestry Department office)
Just on your left is the fairgrounds.
From the Fairgrounds Director:
We have some available motor home or camper spaces available. We also have a place where we can allow tent camping. It depends on the layout of the course. I don't want to put the campers in the middle of where you might want to run the race. We have showers and bathrooms available for their use.
We have about 40 RV spaces. with water and electricity (We do not have a tank dump area). $25/night.
Our tent camping space is a big field. Number of spaces is hard to say. Basically people would park their cars and set up there tents by their cars. Cost is $10/night
No reservations this year. Campers will need to check in at the Fairgrounds office. Pay the fee and they will get a tag for their windshield showing that they have paid. If they come and no one is in the office they can set up camp and I will collect from them as I do a walk through and check for the tags. First come, first served.
I would like to encourage people to use the campgrounds at Fort Stevens, the KOA and Campers West. They are all nice facilities.
Fort Stevens State Park - 503.861.1671 - Tent and or RV
KOA - 1100 NW Ridge Rd. Hammond - 503.861.0547 - Tent and or RV
Kampers West - 1140 NW Warrenton, Warrenton - 503.861.1814 - RV only
Holiday Inn Express, 503-325-6222, 204 West Marine Drive, Astoria. Mention "Cross Crusade" for discounted rates October 26-28.
Holiday Inn Express Rates
City View Double Queen or Single King - $89.00
Choice of Two Queen Beds or One King Bed. All offer views of the City of Astoria.
River View Double Queen, Single King or Queen Mini Suite - $109.00
Choice of Two Queen Beds, One King Bed or Mini Suite with One Queen Bed & One Queen Sleeper-Sofa. All are River Front, most have a Gas Fireplace.
Rates do not include Astoria's 10% Lodging Tax.
Rates include Express Start Breakfast Buffet
More lodging information available from the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce.
Suggested by our friends at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.
Wet Dog Cafe/Astoria Brewing Co. - 144 11th St. Astoria
Fort George Brewing Co. - 1483 Duane St Astoria
Rogue Public House - 100 39th St. Astoria
Rio Cafe - 125 9th St Astoria
Blue Scorcher Bakery and Cafe - 1493 Duane St. Astoria
Merry Time Sports Bar - 995 Marine Dr. Astoria
Fulios - 1149 Commercial St. Astoria
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