Things to do in Cowlitz County

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Bruno’s Pizza
1108 Washington Way
Longview, WA 98632
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Bruno’s Pizza

Bruno’s pizza is conveniently located in Longview, Washington. We’ve built a reputation in our community with our amazing pizza and our great service. People from all over the Northwest LOVE our pepperoni that we slice ourselves every day and pre-cook in our oven to a delicious crispiness that people just can’t seem to get enough of.
We like to keep it classic with our thin crispy crust made from our own fresh dough that we make ourselves. Pizza isn’t something we take lightly. That’s why we use the best ingredients we can and give attention to every detail.

We love what we do and that’s why people love coming here. Whether it’s just stopping by to pick up dinner or the whole family is celebrating a special event. Come by and try us out. But just a warning…. Once you have our pizza you’ll be hooked for life.

360.636.4970
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Longview Squirrel Fest
Civic Circle
Longview Squirrel Fest

The Longview Squirrel Fest is the first of its kind on the West Coast and in the Mount St. Helens region! We’re nuts over this one-day festival in honor or our furry friends. Launching the first Longview Squirrel Fest was a dream of a local group, The idea came from the Sandbaggers who helped build and maintains the Nutty Narrows Bridge on the Civic Circle in Longview, they wanted a fun event that would be nutty enough for everyone from age 2 to 102.

The Civic Circle is transformed into an all day venue of fun, games, and music for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids 5 k Run
Go Nutty Squirrel Fest Parade
Craft Vendors
Food Vendors
Kids Games & Activities
Karaoke
Beer & Wine Garden
Main Stage – Musical Entertainment

Every August

http://lvsquirrelfest.com
360.430.0273
Cowlitz County Fair
1900 7th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
Cowlitz County Fair 2018
July 25, 26, 27 & 28

The History of the Cowlitz County Fair~
On September 3rd and 4th 1937 the Cowlitz Valley Fair was held for the first time in Catlin Park, beginning a tradition that has lasted seventy-five years and continues on to this day as the Cowlitz County Fair. With the exception of the four years during World War II, the annual fair has provided such stimulating and amusing entertainment as a milking contest between civic leaders from Longview and Kelso held the very first day of that very first fair. Contestants included Kelso Mayor W.E. Chinn, Kelso Kiwanis President Thomas H. Van Noy, President E.G. Ditlersen and Secretary Eugene Crumb of the Kelso Chamber of Commerce VS Longview Mayor John P. Bell, Longview Kiwanis President Verne DeVilbiss, President J.L. Norris and Secretary L.K. Martini of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The winner was Dr. J.L. Norris of Longview.
Other events of the day included the livestock judging contest and the Home Economics judging event. There were fair exhibits on clean easy milkers, grange feeds, grange flour, international trucks, batteries, tires, and J.I. Case Farm Machinery. The first day centered on farms and gardens. The Rose Valley Grange won first in the Grange exhibit division with a variety of farm produce. Pleasant Hill was 2nd and Kalama 3rd. The Judges were Mr.& Mrs. Heye Meyers of Vancouver.

COWLITZ COUNTY FAIR FOR THE 1st TWENTY-FIVE YEARS 1937 – 1962

Our fair began as The Cowlitz Valley Fair held at Catlin Park. But it didn’t stay put. The location moved to 15th Avenue and Ocean Beach Hwy in 1941, next to 7th Avenue and the old LP&N railway in 1942, then to Saddle Club Park in Longview at 14th and Baltimore in 1946, back to 7th Avenue in 1947, and finally to the present location in 1950. During this time the fair underwent two additional name changes: The Cowlitz County Fair in 1946 and The Columbia Empire Fair in 1949. There were no fairs nationwide from 1941 -1945 by government order due to WWII.
Right from the beginning the fair was a family friendly event. Admission increases reflected this, starting from only .25 to .50 cents for adults and from .10 to .25 cents for children under the age of 15. By 1962 admission was .75 cents for adults and the .25 cents for kids stayed the same and the age requirement was dropped to under 12 years of age and covered all of the events. The attendance grew from approximately 3,000 in 1946 to 23,302 in 1962.
From the beginning, the fair has had a western flare throughout, with many Country Western singers, comedians, and various other western themed performers. Events and entertainment included horse shows, juvenile rodeos, Sheriff’s Posse horse shows, many dog & chimp acrobatic performers, and jalopy races. Also in attendance were governors, noted political leaders, and T.V. & movie personality guest appearances. One of the exciting attractions was seeing who would win the crown for “Queen of the Fair.” Many of the young ladies who won the title of Queen had also first won a Rodeo title, demonstrating how hard working these youths were in the early days of the fair.
New building additions to the fair began with the construction of the automobile building in 1947 and went on to include the floral building, modern restrooms, model milk parlor and office building in 1948. Also added was a new horse show arena in 1952, a dormitory for youngsters who stay overnight for livestock exhibits in 1953, a caretaker’s house in 1954, and lastly in this time period, a 40’X120’ livestock building.

360.577.3121
360.577.6254
New Moon Chinese  Restaurant
1860 15th Avenue Longview, WA
New Moon Chinese Restaurant

New Moon Chinese Restaurant

(360) 501-5728
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Taco Time
837 Ocean Beach Hwy. Longview, WA 98632
Taco Time

Taco Time

360.636.3440
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Ashtown Brewing Company
1175 Hudson Street
Longview, WA 98632
Ashtown Brewing Company

Welcome to Longview’s own craft brewery located in a historic building within the heart of downtown Longview. All of their beer is brewed onsite just next to the tasting room. They cater to everyone from the malt lovers to the hop heads. The tasting room is open 6 days a week where you can sample all of our beers or have a pint of your favorite. They also have growlers for you to fill and take home to share our beer with your friends and family!
They are open Tuesday 3-9, Wednesday 12-9, Thursday/Friday/Saturday 12-11, Sun 1-8. They are family friendly until 8pm and now have Eaterations Food Cart on site Wed-Sat 12-7 serving burgers, sandwiches, wraps and amazing daily specials!

360.353.5286
Subway
Riverway Plaza
Kelso, WA 98626
Subway

Subway

360.501.4941
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Vernie’s Pizza
900 Triangle Center Longview, WA
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Vernie’s Pizza

Vernie’s Pizza

(360) 578-9561
Minami Teriyaki
1208 15th Avenue Longview, WA
Minami Teriyaki

Minami Teriyaki

360.423.2306
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Yan’s Chinese Restaurant
300 Long Avenue West Kelso, WA
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Yan’s Chinese Restaurant

Yans

(360) 425-3815
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