Othello Sandhill Crane Festival
The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival is coordinated by the Grant County Conservation District. This year's theme is to encourage the next generation to enjoy and appreciate the wildlife and local geology. On Friday, enjoy speciality and crane tours, Eagles Lodge Spaghetti Feed and a free entertaining lecture by Nick Zentner, "Central WA is Disneyland for Geologist." Saturday, the main event day, enjoy speciality and crane tours, Othello Rotary breakfast, Biking for Cranes, Smokey Bear, Jimmye Firefighter, non-profit and profit vendors, WSU Raptor Club live birds, FREE memento photobooth, wide variety of Children's activities including mask making, variety of lectures from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. that includes lectures for youth and geologist, Author's Forum, Noon speaker Lorenzon Rohani on "A Kid's Guide to Birding", lunch by the Othello Senior Center, 4:00 lecture by David Showalter "Sage Spirit", a banquet catered by Classy Country Catering-Marie Borth, bid at the silent auction and keynote speaker, David Moskowitz on "Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest". Sunday enjoy speciality, geology and crane tours. This year's poster is done by an upcoming, local artist Melissa Mitchell, visit her website at mitchellartist.com. Pre-registration suggested as tours sell-out quickly.