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Hog Wild roars into Ocean Shores

By Diane Solem
Published: 07/23/19 Topics: Comments: 0

Motorcycles are set to return to Ocean Shores Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. Hog Wild has become a city-wide event, transforming and uniting with the Quinault Beach Resort & Casino annual cycle event.

After the event producer who had handled this annual event for the past few years announced there would be no event, the city of Ocean Shores and area businesses stepped up to be the host.

The Tenino Drill Team will be one of this year's highlights. In 1984, Chad Bowman began the Tenino Motorcycle Drill Team with six friends who wanted to do something special for the community parade in Tenino.

They decided they would try replicating maneuvers they saw from horse drill teams on their motorcycles and see how it went.

“We had no idea what we were doing,” Bowman said. “We just started out and it just got bigger and bigger.”

Now, more than 30 years later, the team performs at 20-25 events each year with its 10-12 member team. More than 50 riders have joined them over the years with Bowman, the captain, being the only original

member left.

The all-volunteer group starts rehearsing twice weekly in April for their 20-25 performances each year that begin in May

and go through the Christmas season. According to the non-profit’s bylaws, all riders must ride a 1200 cc or larger Harley-Davidson

or American-made motorcycle. While each find their own motivation for riding, most say it is giving back to the community that they really enjoy about being part of the team. Riders must spend at least a year practicing with the team before they earn their “patch”

that entitles them to perform with the group in a parade or at an event. Learning all of the different moves is the hardest part for new


Wherever the Seattle Cossacks ride, people watch and wonder in fascination, waiting for the next man to climb higher. No ropes, no

props, no skyhooks, no gimmicks-they just climb. How can they do that on motorcycles?

It began in the 30’s with a group of racers and hill climbers who developed stunts to entertain themselves between events; entertaining fans came later. The first organizational meeting took place in January 1938 with a group of Seattle racers, riders,

delivery personnel, business men, and other interested folks. By April they had a formal organization and a set of by-laws that included “to entertain and promote the positive image of motorcycling” (the emphasis on promoting rider safety came later) but what to call themselves? Russia’s cavalry members, the Cossacks, were known the

world over for their masterful horsemanship, and bikes were often called “Iron Horses” in those days. Thus, the name “Seattle Cossacks” was coined.

They still ride vintage Harleys of the 30’s and 40’s. The oldest is a 1930 VL and the newest a 1949 45 CI. There are 74” and

80” VL’s, UL’s, and 45’s, and 61” and 74” Knuckleheads. All bikes are stock except for the handlebars, which are late-50’s Flanders,

these great old bikes are sturdy and stable enough to bear the weight of multiple riders.

For more information regarding this year’s event, visit the Hog Wild Coastal Rally Facebook page.


9 am - 4 pm MC Johnny Manson

11 am - 1 pm DJ Abel

1 pm - 4 pm Stefan Roland & Working Class Heroes - Free to Public

4 pm Blessing of the Event

4 pm - 8 pm Land & Sea Buffet - $29.95

11 am - 6 pm Drive Through Bike Blessings All Day Everyday

4 pm - 7 pm The Road to Hog Wild Last Stretch Hot Seat Drawings - 21+

8 pm The Lalas Burlesque - $25 - 21+

9 pm Motown Cowboys - Free to Public - 21+

10 am - 6 pm Vendor Village

10 am - 6 pm Drive Through Bike Blessings All Day Everyday

9 am - 4pm MC Johnny Manson

9 am Bikers Parade starts in Hoquiam

10:30 am Parade arrives in Ocean Shores

10:45 am Parade arrives at Convention Center

11 am Cossacks - Motorcycle Stunt Team

11 am - 1 pm DJ Abel – free to the public

12 pm 1 Wheel Revolution - Motorcycle Stunt Team

12 pm - 3 pm Bike Show – Registration at info booth at Convention Center

1 pm Cossacks - Motorcycle Stunt Team

1 pm - 3 pm Bikini Bike Wash Charity Fund Raiser

1 pm - 4 pm Dusty Mojo – free to the public

2 pm Tattoo Contests

3 pm Biker Games

3 pm Tenino Drill Team - Motorcycle Stunt Team

4 pm Award Ceremony

4 pm 1 Wheel Revolution - Motorcycle Stunt Team

9 am - 1 pm Breakfast buffet - $12.95

12 pm - 6 pm Poker Run

(Awards Sunday or Monday depending on participation.

Winners do not have to be present to win.)

4 pm - 7 pm The Road to Hog Wild Last Stretch Hot Seat Drawings - 21+

4 pm - 8 pm Hog Wild Buffet - $29.95

7 pm Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute) - free to public - 21+

9 pm Zepparella (Led Zeppelin Tribute) - free to public - 21+

9 pm Motown Cowboys - free to public - 21+

9 am - 2pm Vendor Village

10 am Church Service

9 am - 2pm Drive Through Bike Blessings All Day Everyday

9 am - 1 pm Breakfast buffet - $12.95

11 am - 3 pm The Road to Hog Wild Last Stretch Hot Seat Drawings - 21+

3 pm Indian Charity Bike Raffle Giveaway. No need to be present to win.

4 pm The Road to Hog Wild Grand Finale Drawing of the 2019 Harley



12 PM TO 6 PM




Turn in your completed card at the Registration Booth at either

Quinault Beach Resort or Ocean Shores Convention Center by

6 pm Saturday. You do not need to be present to win.

1. Bennett’s Fish Shack Ocean Shores 105 W Chance a La Mer NW,

Ocean Shores 98569

2. Bennett’s Fish Shack Westport 2581 Westhaven Dr., Westport 98595

3. Pine Tree Tavern 101 West Ocean Ave, Westport 98595

4. Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub 5 W Myrtle St. Pacific Beach 98571

5. Copalis Beach Grocery 3090 WA-109, Copalis Beach

6. Elk Head Tap Room 739 point brown ave NW Ocean Shores WA 98569

WILD CARD – buy a beverage get a different card and better your hand . . .


Ask about special offers to “Poker Runners” at each stop.

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Author: Diane Solem
Blog #: 0675 – 07/23/19

Lavender in bloom for this Grays Harbor Lavender Festival

By Dale Dineen
Published: 07/18/19 Topics: Comments: 0

Dale's Lavender Farm hosts the fourth annual Lavender Festival. This two-day festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019 on Ocean Beach Road. This is the creation of Tom and Dale Dineen, the owners of the property and home, on-site for this annual event.

Vendors will dot the farm, with a view of the lavender fields. Both days bring locals and visitors to this rural Hoquiam location on the way to the North Beach (Mile Post 8 on Ocean Beach Road.

Music and food, along with the vendors, green pasture, and Lots of lavender will greet. "We have hay bales to sit on or bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the day along side the Lavender Field," Dale said.

People are able to visit vendors with lavender products and more. Gnomes, plants, teas and a variety of items are available for your shopping pleasure. Many were local vendors and new businesses to Grays Harbor.

Dale's Lavender Farm is located at:

48 Robertson school Road


Mile Post 8 on Ocean Beach Rd

On way to Seabrook

Phone: 360-589-8101

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Author: Dale Dineen
Blog #: 0673 – 07/18/19

Super Hero surround the Shores

By June Bongirno
Published: 07/17/19 Topics: Comments: 0

For the first time, Super Heroes will be surrounding and abounding in Ocean Shores. And there's music, vendors, food trucks and more for you Friday-Sunday, July 19-21.

Created by June Bongirno, owner of Double Barrel BBQ, she looked for a way to bring something new to Ocean Shores. "This is a way for non-profits to benefit through an event," she said.

As tickets are purchased, non-profits will benefit from the proceeds. Outdoors stage is free. Outdoor music includes Bill Seaman and Eddie Valentine. The indoors stage which is the ticketed side, you'll find "Humptulips" and "Blues Remedy" which are two Grays Harbor favorites.

"Heart by Heart" is the featured band. Featuring original members of "Heart" you'll hear favorites from the group. They take the stage at 8 pm, Saturday.

Outdoors you'll experience dozens of vendors and food truck options. Wind your way through all the goodies.

And just announced! It's a beyond anything Grays Harbor has seen. A bouncy obstacle course. For $5, you'll get your fill of bouncing and bounding through this outdoor fun. This will be Saturday only.

For tickets, check at Double Barrel BBQ or go to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuperheroMusicFest/.

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Author: June Bongirno
Blog #: 0674 – 07/17/19

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