September 2016
September 2016

Bickleton Long Time Ago


The Bickleton Carousel Museum is        open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on regular schedule until September

Open Hours

Friday & Saturday – 10am to 3pm
Sunday – 12noon to 4pm
Closed Holidays
Group tours by appointment

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2022 rodeo results have been posted on the rodeo page.

Market Street Café & Grocery
At this time will be
Monday – Friday 7am to 6pm
Saturdays 7am – 5pm
Sundays – CLOSED
These hours are subject
to change if necessary

Bluebird Inn is open 


Wednesday ———-7am – 8pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday  ——–10am – 8pm
Sunday———8am – 6pm
Closed on Holidays


Car “Meet & Greet” and Flea Market


Saturday 2 September 2023

                                                     9:00 AM to 3:00PM

All vehicles welcome. No registering and no entry fee.

As always, good food and drink available with pie, ice cream and coffee at the lodge hall.


                    The Carousel Museum                       


 Whoop-n-Holler Museum is open 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday & Saturday – 10am to 3pm
Sunday – 12noon to 4pm
Closed Holidays
Group tours by appointment




Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic and Rodeo
Washington’s Oldest Rodeo!
June  9, 10 and 11, 2023

Alder Creek Pioneer Picnic Rodeo


 Bickleton, Washington is called the Bluebird Capital of the world because of the thousands of bluebirds that spend most of the year in the area. The majority are Mountain Bluebirds with a few Western Bluebirds in or near the forest.

MT bluebirds (2)


Although quite small (population 90), there are interesting events and places in or near town. Bickleton is home to the states oldest tavern, The Bluebird, and the states oldest rodeo. The next Pioneer Picnic And Rodeo will be the 108th annual. At the picnic and rodeo grounds is one of the west’s oldest carousels. A 1905 Herschell-Spillman.  It is set up and used only on rodeo week-end,  which is always the second  week-end in June. It was purchased from Oaks Park in Sellwood, Oregon  in 1929 and moved to Bickleton. The ponies are stored and displayed at the ACPA Carousel Museum on Market Street in Bickleton. Just 11 miles south of town is the Whoop N Holler Ranch and Museum where there are many interesting local antiques and old    vehicles.

  About 17 miles south of town is one of the largest landfills in the country. Owned, by Allied Waste Industries, it provides much needed jobs and capitol for Klickitat County. The landfill gas created by the decomposing waste is used to generate over 8 megawatts of electrical power. A few miles south of town are the area’s large wind power electrical generating plants. Good food is available at the Market Street Cafe and the Bluebird Inn.


Roping horse at work
Roping horse at work

Bluebird Capitol of The World