Dufur Threshing Bee, Steak Feed and Car Show

This listing is provided by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce

Take a step back in time and experience a slice of country life at the Dufur Threshing Bee, Steak Feed and Car Show.

Dufur, a tiny town perched on the edge of the Columbia River Gorge, is a center of dry-land wheat farming that began just after settlers arrived on the Oregon Trail, 175 years ago.

On the second weekend in August the quaint town just 13 miles south of The Dalles, celebrates its roots in Oregon agriculture with the Dufur Threshing Bee: a weekend of old-time activities. With so much of life and work busily focused on electronic media and on-line communication, this event is a hands-on opportunity to reconnect with a slower, easier pace.

“We’re keeping the old farming traditions and history alive before we forget and lose them,” said Dufur Historical Society President and Director, Nancy Gibson. “Regardless of where they come from, folks who come here feel a connection to their roots and the beauty of the land here.”