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Estacada Development Association pops the cork on new event

The Estacada Development Association hopes to encourage residents and visitors to explore downtown with a new wine and microbrew event.

From 4-8 p.m. Saturday, June 25, the development association will host “Estacada Uncorked,” an event featuring wineries, breweries and restaurants who serve the area, on Broadway Street between Third and and Fourth streets.

In addition to wine, beer and food, the event will also feature activities for children, including ball games, painting on easels, face painting and creative photo opportunities with ready-made backdrops.

The evening also will feature live music from Barb and Rick McCullough and Friends, and pieces from local artists will be displayed.

“We wanted to do something new and different that might appeal to younger families,” said Connie Redmond of the Estacada Development Association. “We want people to be able to have a fun and relaxed evening.”

Broadway Street will be closed to vehicles between Third and Fourth streets, but will remain open to all foot traffic. The event is free to anyone under 21 and $10 for adults. The admission fee includes wine and beer tasting, food and a commemorative wine glass.

The event will feature many vendors for food and drink, including Clackamas River Growlers, Buddha Kat Winery, Harmony Baking Co and Fire and Knives Barbeque.

Additionally, there will be a tent featuring cheese plates designed to pair with the wines and microbrews offered. The cheese booth is a fundraiser for SEED, a local organization dedicated to reducing hunger in the community.

DeDe Brittle, co-owner of the Mason Jar at 360 Broadway St., said she was excited about the event.

“I’m looking forward to it,” she said.

The Mason Jar will host a storytime and other activities for children.

“If families want to come to the event, but they don’t drink, they can stop by,” she said.

Redmond hopes the evening brings a variety of people downtown

“We want people to be aware of what we have downtown, especially if they might not make it downtown with their busy lives,” she said.