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Forest Festival returns

Full weekend of events includes carnival

The Mason County Forest Festival returns to its full format for the first time in three years, kicking off today with the carnival at a new location on First Street, and culminating with the Shelton Car Show Off and the Duck Race on Sunday.

The COVID pandemic cancelled the event in 2020. Last year, the event was dubbed Timber Days and staged over three weekends in June, July and August. Fittingly, “Back to Our Roots” is the theme of this weekend’s festival.

“We’re excited to be back,” said Amy Cooper, vice president of the Mason County Forest Festival Association. She added, “We’re feeling the...


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