The 4th ANNUAL Harry's Fresh Foods BITE OF EAST COUNTY will be held at Columbia Park also know as Imagination Station (1900 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, Oregon) on July 29th and 30th, 2016. This is our 4th annual event. Dave Salesky from KATU is our Honorary Chair. The Bite of East County is a fun celebration of our culture, our food, our people and our extraordinary quality of life. Come join us on July 29th for the Battle of the Bands, and July 30th for our main event, the Bite of East County!
Friday the gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the Battle of the Bands start at 6:00. The Battle of the Bands will feature 6 local young bands competing for a cash prize. Come listen to some great local talent! We are currently accepting applications for Bands to compete. If you want more information about competing in the Battle of the Bands, click here. To fill out the online application click here
On Saturday the Bite of East County gates open 11:30 a.m. and runs through 8:00 p.m. Food Vendors will be selling a variety of items throughout the day. Come joins us for lunch, dinner or a mid afternoon snack. check out our food vendors on the Food page. Saturday we have 3 professional bands playing music throughout the day.Check out the Music page for Bands and times. Come join us and help us raise funds to feed those in need in East County.
Admission is $5 per person, children under 12 admitted free with paying adult.
All proceeds go to Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry. Zarephath Kitchen and Pantry served over 185,000 meals in 2015 helping low-income families and the homeless in Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview and surrounding areas. The continued need is great, and the focus is those needing a helping hand.
The Bite of East County will have an assortment of savory and sweet food offerings to satisfy your palate with our array of restaurants, food carts and dessert providers.
3 prize packages are available at the Bite of East County 2015. Each prize package is valued at over $700. Tickets are available the day of the Bite at the event or in advance via the internet.
Bite of East County has 3 musical acts performing throughout the day. Musical Acts include Sonny Hess, Carrie Cunningham Band and Midlyfe Crisis. Each band plays a different style of music.