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?  www.thesanctuaryinn.com  or 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.

Note:Guided Bus Tours will run on the River ‘S’ Unit on Saturday ONLY and will depart from the Community United Methodist Church parking lot. On Saturday, Guided bus tours will be the ONLY access to River ‘S’ Unit.  On Sunday, the River ‘S’ Unit reopens to private vehicles.

Map of Downtown Ridgefield (click for printable PDF):

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