A salmon bake, talent show and tons of fun are planned for the annual Muddy Frogwater Country Festival on Aug. 15-17 in Milton-Freewater.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Yantis Park, 200 DeHaven St.
The festival started 34 years ago as a way to celebrate the end of the harvest season. It didn't get its name until a few years later when some local high school boys painted the name Muddy Frogwater over the Welcome to Milton-Freewater sign, said Cheryl York, director of the town's chamber of commerce.
The organizers of the festival decided the name was catchy, so it stuck.
Festivities include a salmon bake all three days. It's served from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $12. Then there's the jalapeo contest from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and the barbecue cook-off from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17.
A chicken dinner is planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Cost is $10.
Arts, crafts and food booths will be set up throughout Yantis Park, along with musical entertainment.
There is no admission.