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Visitors to Tillamook can enjoy a visit to a very popular Oregon coast attraction, the Tillamook Cheese Visitors Center, where they will find delicious Tillamook ice cream, Tillamook cheese and more. You may also want to visit the Tillamook Air Museum which is housed in a World War II Blimp Hangar that is one of the largest wooden structures in the wold.

Garibaldi has 2 piers that are protected by the Coast Guard and a world class Maritime Museum, the Garibaldi Museum.

For Tillamook and Garibaldi events, festivals, live entertainment and happenings go to our Oregon Coast Calendar.


Tillamook County Rodeo
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June 22-23 2013

Tillamook County Rodeo Association hold its 27th Annual Tillamook County Rodeo starting Saturday June 22nd at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

All the usual excitement and more this year with:

Bareback Riding - Steer Wrestling - Bull Riding - Saddle Bronc Riding
Team Roping - Barrel Racing - Tie Down Roping - Breakaway Roping
Western BBQ - Western Dance - Ranch Breakfast

There is a big Western BBQ at 3pm Saturday with rodeo events starting at 6pm. Sunday starts with a Rotary Ranch Breakfast from 8-11am with events starting at 1pm.

Come early to check out all of the animals & riders and see what the excitement is all about.

June Dairy Parade
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tillamook-dairy-paradeEveryone knows that Tillamook is Dairy country, but not everyone knows about the June Dairy Parade that precedes the Tillamook County Rodeo. The them this year is “Clowning Around” so let your mind wander about what you might see!

The parade takes place on Saturday June 22nd 2013 and starts at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds then heads into town.

This will be the 57th parade year and there should be upwards of 150 entries making the parade one of the largest in Oregon – not to mention the coast.

So bring your lawn chairs and cold drinks and watch the fun go by. As usual there will be a children’s parade that starts off just before the main parade.

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Garibaldi Days
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garibaldi-daysJuly 26 – 28, 2013

The annual Garibaldi Days celebration kicks off with train rides Friday July 26th on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach. This annual event in Oregon’s “Authentic Fishing Village” draws hundreds of people for the parade and activities celebrating Garibaldi’s culture and history.

A parade down Garibaldi Ave. starts at 11am on Saturday and parade units will be representing organizations from all over Tillamook County.

Following the parade, live entertainment will be on display in Memorial Lumberman’s Park all afternoon and into the evening. Vendors providing food, drink, and wares for sale will be set up in the in a designated area at 6th St. and Hwy 101 as well.

There will also be plenty of children’s activities including go karts, a fish tank and the very funny Rowdy Refs stage and magic show in the park.

Finally, fireworks over the harbor top off the day.


Cape Meares - an Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge
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Cape Meares Wildlife Refuge

Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge is a U.S. National Wildlife Refuge on the Oregon Coast.

There's more to Tillamook than its famous dairy farms
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a Bend Bulletin Article by John Gottberg Anderson

Bend Bulletin ImageFrom Neahkahnie Mountain to Cascade Head — 50 miles north-south from Manzanita to Neskowin and inland nearly 35 miles to the crest of the Oregon Coast Range — Tillamook County sprawls across a broad swath of coastal northwestern Oregon. Rivers like the Nehalem, Wilson and Nestucca drain the rain-drenched slopes of its forested summits. Where the terrain flattens into a coastal piedmont, these streams support a dairy industry that thrives in this damp Pacific climate.

The Tillamook Cheese Factory, which dominates the landscape on the north side of the little town of Tillamook, … it's only one aspect of a trip to this diverse county, which spreads around the second-largest estuary on the Oregon Coast.

Oregon Coast Birdwatching in Tillamook
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Mail Tribune PhotoPut on a coat, don't forget the binoculars and grab a chunk of cheese — it's time for some serious bird watching on the Oregon Coast at Tillamook.

Of course you'll always find flocks of birds on the coast any time of the year, but in Tillamook Bay the best time is August through March.

Garibaldi Museum
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Garibaldi Maritime MuseumThe Garibaldi Museum is nestled between the base of Captain Robert Gray Mountain and the Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Oregon. The museum is chartered to preserve the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest by collecting information concerning Captain Robert Gray and Captain Robert Gray's historical vessels, the Lady Washington and the Columbia Rediviva.

The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

Among the museum displays are models of the Columbia and Lady Washington, an eight foot tall reproduction of the Columbia's figurehead, a half model of the Columbia showing how the ship was provisioned for the long voyage, as well as reproductions of the clothing of the seafarers and musical instruments.

One wing features the history of the City of Garibaldi, displaying pictures and artifacts from the turn of the century.

Visitors of all ages will find interest in the museum. Handicapped accessible and group and children friendly, the Museum features interactive exhibits that combine history with cutting-edge technology.

While exhibits are geared to all ages, children are encouraged to have hands-on activities with most exhibits and demonstrations. Some of the friendly exhibits includes cooperage (wood buckets) puzzle, ship construction puzzle, 18th century toys and children's attire and clothing of the ordinary seaman and captain.

A table with examples of 18th century foods and cutlery is fascinating to all ages. Tea bricks, hard tack and tobacco twist are readily available for all to handle.

Most impressive is the half model of the Columbia, showing how the ship was provisioned for the three year journey.