Photo courtesy Bounty of Yamhill County##
Photo courtesy Bounty of Yamhill County##
By News-Register staff • 

'Bounty' event put to popularity contest

Bounty of Yamhill County, a three-day annual event that celebrates local food and wine, has been nominated for USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.

Votes will be taken through Monday, April 13, at A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.

Bounty of Yamhill County, a 5-year-old event is a project of the Yamhill Enrichment Society. Both YES and Bounty of Yamhill County were founded by retired winemaker Susan Sokol-Blosser. Winners will be announced at 8:59 a.m. Wednesday, April 15.

"Bounty of Yamhill County is a major fundraiser for YES," said Sarah Lessen, who works as the marketing director for YES and the festival. "There was a writer from USA Today at the festival, and that's our feeling about how all this came abount."

Lessen added this is a big year for Bounty of Yamhill County. "The program has expanded to three days, and we are excited to get some national attention for our amazing chefs, farms and wineries," she said.

This year's festival runs from Friday to Sunday, Aug. 28 to 30.

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