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Odessa, Washington

Odessa is located in Lincoln County approximately 85 miles southwest of Spokane.  Odessa was founded in the 1800’s by cattleman, George W. Finney. Eighty percent of the immigrants settling in Odessa were Germans from Russia. With them they brought the German culture.

Web site: www.OdessaChamber.net

Major Events and Festivals

April

Spring Fling

Includes a car show and the largest Quilt Show in Eastern Washington.

Stumpjumpers Desert 100 Race

Held just West of Odessa. Centered around family participation, this is an off road motorcycle race. www.Stumpjumpers.org

September

Deutchesfest

Held Thursday through Sunday on the third weekend in September. Attracts an average of 30,000 people. This is the community’s main event celebrating its German heritage.  Activities range from a great selection of live bands, a bed race, Beirgarten, Youth Garten, German foods, Arts and Craft Show, Flea Market, Parade, Fun run, 3 on 3 basketball, poker run, and more. www.deutschesfest.com

Deuchesfest Keg Throwing Contest

Held the third Saturday in September. Sponsored by the Rocky Coulee Brewing Co.

November

Turkey Carnival

Sponsored by the Odessa Lions Club.  Held at the Odessa Community Center. Includes games and prizes for children, as well as bingo and dice with prizes and frozen Turkeys, and a lunch counter serving burgers and homemade pies.

December

Christmas Fest

Offers a selection of perfect gift items and Santa will of course be there too! www.odessachamber.net

Attractions

Odessa Historisches Museum

Takes you back over 100 years into the past, while local genealogists will help trace your heritage at the Big Bend American Historical Society of Germans from Russia located in an historic church.

Recreation

Lakeview Recreation Area

Located 8 miles north of Odessa, owned and maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. Carved by the Missoula Floods over 12,000 years ago, you will find Pacific and Walter Lakes, the Odessa to Pacific Lake Trail, and the geologically unique Odessa Craters. This area offers superb wildlife and bird watching opportunities, as well as wildflowers. For more information please go to www.gov/or/resources.