Day 200 of 365…

THIS coming Friday, September 10th kicks off the 39th Annual Vancouver Sausage Festival! It runs Friday night and all day Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th. Here’s what I said in last years Sausage Fest blog post

Vancouver Sausage Festival in Vancouver WABorn and raised in Vancouver, this annual event has a special place in my heart. People who aren’t from around here don’t really get it. As a kid, it was THE place to hang out for the entire weekend. You got to ride rides, hang out, eat great food, cause trouble, play games and just be kids.

As we got older, it became more of a reunion place. A place to reconnect with some childhood friends that you may not see on a regular basis. But, you always know you’ll run into someone you know at the Vancouver Sausage Fest. It’s a place to watch local talent perform. Dancers, singers, drummers, cloggers, groups… Just plain old fun.

This sentiment hasn’t changed. I look forward to this annual event. The great thing is we are now incorporating and introducing new friends into this old tradition. Admittance this year is $2 per person or only $1 if you donate a non-perishable food item. You can also get Family Pack Admission Bracelets and Discount Ride Tickets online.

Vancouver Sausage Festival 2008

This years entertainment schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 10
7:00 – 7:45 Opening Ceremonies
8:30 Merrill
Saturday, September 11
10:00 – 10:45 Dance Fusion
11:00 – 11:45 River City Cloggers
12:00 – 12:45 Westside Dance Academy
1:00 – 1:45 Kara’s Dance Studio
2:00 – 2:50 Julia’s Misfortune
3:00 – 3:50 Molly Malone Irish Dancers
4:00 – 4:50 Claudette Walker Dance
5:00 – 6:00 Gospel Mass
5:45 – 7:15 Ruby Hill
8:30 Hit Explosion
Sunday, September 12
12:00 – 12:45 Stardust (An A Cappella Quartet)
1:00 – 1:50 Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio
2:00 – 2:50 Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy
3:00 – 3:30 Hula Hoop Contest
3:45 – 4:30 Schell Dance Studio
4:45 – 5:30 Solo Vocalist
6:00 Southwest Washington’s Got Talent Finale

Vancouver Sausage Festival is located at St. Joseph’s at 6500 Highland Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661. You can also connect to Vancouver Sausage Festival on Facebook.