16th Annual BirdFest & Bluegrass Celebration

October 3rd and 4th, 2015


Wheel Chair Access: For questions about access to BirdFest events and venues, contact Eric Anderson at 360-887-4106. 

In addition to the Birders’ Marketplace, visit local businesses for their BirdFest specials. In addition to the Birdfest Food Vendors, visit local restaurants in Ridgefield: El Rancho Viejo, Vinnie’s Pizza, Old Liberty Theater – Season’s Coffee Shop, Pioneer Street Cafe, Sportsman’s Bar & Grill, Ridgefield Pioneers Market and the Starliner Deli.  Need a place to stay? Visit www.LewisRiver.com.

BirdFest Activities occur at these three locations:

1.  Refuge Carty Unit & Cathlapotle Plankhouse:

  •  Carty Unit: 290th & N. Main Ave.
  • Plankhouse: Carty Unit, over pedestrian bridge. The Carty Unit is north of town .75 mile.

2.  Refuge River ‘S’ Unit & Kiwa Trail:

  • River ‘S’ Visitor Contact Station River ‘S’ Unit. The River ‘S’ Unit is south of town. Turn onto S. 9th Ave. off Pioneer St.
  • Community United Methodist Church: 1410 S. Hillhurst Road. Park here for the Refuge River ‘S’ Bus Tours on Saturday.

3.  Downtown Ridgefield:

  • Birders’ Marketplace is in the Ridgefield Community Center: 210 N Main Ave. Also tented booths on Mill St.
  • Davis Park: 212 N Main Ave.
  • Public Boat Launch: 5 Mill St.
  • Old Liberty Theater: 115 N Main Ave.

Map of Downtown Ridgefield (click for printable PDF):

Map of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (click for printable PDF):