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Chinook Fest Set For This Weekend

True Yakima music fans know the Pacific Northwest’s most unique music setting isn’t over by Quincy, it’s in Naches.

Chinook Fest is set to kickoff for three days of music and camping this weekend, September 8-10.

Smoke in the Yakima area from the Norse Peak and Jolly Mountain Fires has been the topic of discussion for Chinook Fest fans eager for this weekend’s festivities.

Organizers say folks shouldn’t be worried and that conditions are actually better at the site of the festival than in Yakima.

“This fire doesn’t threaten Chinook Fest or give us cause to consider cancellation,” a statement from Chinook Fest said Monday. “Smoke conditions are notably better at the Chinook Fest venue than they currently are in the Yakima Valley, and are expected to continue to improve through the week.”

Smoke is not going to cancel this event.

Still, festival organizers do understand some festival goers will be sensitive to any amount of smoke, so dust masks will be provided at the festival merchandise booth.

Chinook Fest features three days of music and camping with Friday and Saturday for adults only. Minors will not be permitted in festival grounds or in park camping. However, Sunday is all ages and kids under 12 are FREE.

NO DOGS OR OTHER PETS ALLOWED! No exceptions, no matter which day you attend.

As of today, Highway 410 remains closed in order to ensure the safety of firefighters responding to the Norse Peak Fire so expect traffic.

General camping is included with your ticket, but RV & Car Camping spots are available for $100 or $125. These spots will allow you ample space to park your rig, or pull your car right alongside your tent. NO HOOK-UPS. Campfires not permitted, so come prepared.

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