Lake Chelan in the fall is amazing! The drive over, with the leaves in full fall fashion mirror the colors found in the Northeast. The portion over Stevens Pass that time of year is breathtaking. Enjoy the Bavarian Village quaintness of Leavenworth. Lunch at the 59er Diner in Cashmere, home of Tiny’s and many antique stores. Enjoy the scenic highway paralleling the beautiful Columbia River. Coming up over the hill on I-97, viewing the incredibly blue Lake Chelan is a highlight of the drive.
Once in Chelan, there are a number of entertaining things to do. The Crush Festival, which is a harvest season celebration for the wine industry, is in full swing. At the same time, the Mahogany and Merlot Event has been organized for its 7th year. The past 4 years, members of the PNR-CCCA have been supporting this event with the display of our Classics.
One of the highlights of the weekend within this event is the running of the retired Vintage Unlimited Thunderboats. These are the boats that used to compete on Lake Washington for the annual Seafair Races. These boats have been meticulously restored to their original condition. Miss Bardahl, Miss Budweiser, Atlas Van Lines and Oh Boy Oberto have been raced at the past couple of years at Mahogany and Merlot. Limited Vintage Hydros make a big showing also.
In the marina will be the Vintage Wooden Boats. Thirty to forty wooden boats will be on display.
As you hopefully already are aware, we again have been invited to be a part of this fun event. As Manager of this event, Norma and I are hoping you are as excited about attending as we are. Lake Chelan is one of Washington States most sought after vacation paradises. We hope you will join us on the weekend of September 29 thru October 2.
There are several groups organizing to depart on either Thursday or Friday and we want you to be a part of it. Attached is a flyer on the event and contact information for the hotel. Please join in on the fun.
See you in Chelan!! Kim Pierce, Event Manager