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Amazing kite view in Rockaway Beach

2012 Rockaway Beach Kite Festival

Rockaway Beach, Oregon… Just a spot on the map for many, but for others it is a turning into one of the premier places to hold a festival. Let me go back in time just a bit here. The Rockaway Kite Festival has been held for many years now.    Kite making for kids, and  […]

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Issue 55: Lincoln City Summer Festival

All right, we’re on the road again – this time just a hop, skip and a jump down the pike to Lincoln City, Oregon – a mere 80 miles away. So close actually, that we can all afford to drive down to the beach in separate cars. And so we all converge on the “D” […]

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Issue 54: Bend Kite Festival

How wonderfully unusual! I mean… First off, I’m going to a Kite Festival in Bend, Oregon – in the middle of what’s known around here as the “Oregon Desert!” And then, in addition – this fest is a BRAND-NEW Festival, too! All of this in an age where kite festivals are dead or dying, or […]

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Issue 51: Lincoln City Fall Festival

Well, we’re off again… On the road, headed to little old Lincoln City, Oregon this time, one of our favorite places in the whole world to fly kites and enjoy life! Why is Lincoln City a favorite? Well, because the Lincoln City Visitors and Conventions Bureau in that fine city supports kiting better than any […]

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Issue 50: Lewis & Clark Exposition

Getting There Midnight. That was when I told Justin I would be at his house to pick him up on the way to the Seaside event. And there we were at midnight, out in front of Jusitn’s house trying to load all of our gear plus a giant box of homemade cookies in to the […]

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Issue 50: Southern Oregon Kite Festival

Meeting up with John Barresi in Portland, we set out on our way to the land of Brookings (OR) to join in their annual festival. I’d heard from John about the light winds and amazing crowd response, I was really looking forward to this trip. As the road rolled along under our feet, we were […]

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Issue 44: Lewis & Clark Exposition

It’s been three weeks since the first competition of the fiscal year. Including this event, there are only two more competitions to go in the calendar year and for flyers to pick up points to add to the 2006 competition season… For this one, we return to the location of nationals 2004, Seaside Oregon. Although […]

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Issue 42: Lincoln City Indoor Festival

As one of three annual kite events put on by Sandy Pfaff and Ron Sears of the Visitor and Convention Bureau, this festival always features some of the premier indoor fliers in the world and excellent crowds. With the World Sport Kite Championships coming to Lincoln City in late June, even greater steps have been […]

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Issue 42: Condon Kite Festival

Located in Eastern Oregon, the Condon Chamber of Commerce wanted to organize their very first kite festival in an effort to bring more family activities and arts to their area… Gathering suggestions and input from Alan Cunningham in nearby Arlington (home of Up The River Indoor Festival), Chamber president Darla Seales and her daughter Erin […]

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Issue 42: Lincoln City Indoor Festival (gallery)

Photos by John Barresi]

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