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Uniontown, Washington

Uniontown has many interesting characters in its history and among residents today. Volunteers complete most community improvements including rebuilding a city park, picnic area and ball field in 1998-99 and renovating a commercial building for a new bakery in 2002. Volunteers hold an annual sausage feed to raise funds to cover the cost of maintenance and operation of the community center. Volunteers also serve on the Town Council, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and Fire Department. You can find artists, farmers, bookbinders, free lance writers, teachers, furniture builders, collectors and many others in Uniontown. Uniontown is in the area called the Palouse. The area is known for the rolling hills used for dry-land grain farming. Uniontown is located in southeast Washington 15 miles south of Pullman Washington, 90 miles south of Spokane, and 330 miles west of Seattle and Portland. Washington State University is 15 miles northwest in Pullman and University of Idaho is 15 miles northeast in Moscow Idaho.

Web site: www.Uniontown.us

Major Events and Festivals

March

Sausage Feed

Held on the first Sunday in March. Thousands of area people gather to enjoy Uniontown’s old fashioned, German style, all you can eat meal with homemade sausage, sauerkraut, apple sauce, potatoes, corn and pies. The proceeds from the Sausage Feed are used to maintain and repair the community center. Everyone is welcome.

March / April

Easter Egg Hunt

Held the Saturday before Easter in Holzer Park or if weather is unfavorable we will hold the event in the gymnasium of the Uniontown Community Building.  Kids of all ages are invited, and should bring their own baskets.  Children will look for eggs in three groups, youngest first.  Candy, treats and toys for all participants.  For more information, call Melissia Meyer at 509.224.6937  

May

Idaho-Washington Concert Chorale

The Chorale performs at St. Boniface Church on the first Sunday in May and December. More information is available on their web site at www.IWChorale.org.

August

Uniontown Annual Flea Market & Yard Sale

Held in mid-August in Holzer Park. More than 50 dealers of antiques, retail goods and used goods. Around 4,000 visitors peruse the deals spread throughout the park and across town. Town-wide yard sales offer more bargains and open houses at the Church Yard Inn, a local bed and breakfast, and at the newly renovated Dahmen Barn Art Studio highlight the event. This event offers a variety of crafts, antiques, collectibles, wood-working, furniture both refurbished and hand made, upholstery, paintings & yard sale items. Just come and see what treasures you will find. Call Joyce Mayer for more information at 509.229.3500.  

October

Halloween Party

Held on Halloween in the Uniontown Fire Station. All ages of children are welcome. There are games, door prizes, and cupcake making.  Watch for updated information on location, date and time of this event.

December

Idaho-Washington Concert Chorale

The Chorale performs at St. Boniface Church on the first Sunday in May and December. More information is available on their web site at www.IWChorale.org.

Attractions

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn
The 1935 diary barn with the magnificent fence of 1000 wagon wheels surrounding it has been transformed into a state-of-the-art artisan center featuring both visual and performing arts. Visitors can see artists at work in their studios, purchase high quality art and craft items made by 100 regional creative people, attend children’s and adult art classes, see exhibits that change monthly and listen to music performances or enjoy dances. Several special events are held each year: April – the facility is filled with artists demonstrating in a featured medium; June/July – an annual tea and fashion show of garments made by resident artisans; September – a Harvest Festival with pie baking contest, bale sculpture contest and demonstrations of pioneer crafts; December – a Holiday Gala with an abundance of unique holiday gift items from both resident artisans and visiting artists. 509.229.3414, info@artisanbarn.org, www.ArtisanBarn.org

St. Boniface Catholic Church
This is the first consecrated Catholic church in the state of Washington. Despite proposals to modernize it, it remains in its original splendor with unique stained glass windows, stunning altar, stencil work and stations of the cross. This is a must-see destination in Uniontown. www.churchyardinn.com/churchpictures.htm

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