The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival is a true community event.  It was initiated by the Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge in 1998. Since its beginning, the Festival has been financially supported by the City of Othello through tourism development funds (hotel/motel taxes) and logistically supported by Othello Community Schools, reimbursed by Festival registration fees.  The Grant County Conservation District provides additional financial support and administrative staffing.

We are very grateful for our local partners, without their generous support the Festival would not be possible.


Supporting Partners
  • Adams County Economic Development

  • Central Basin Audubon Society

  • City of Othello 

  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

  • Columbia Bank

  • Columbia Basin Health Association

  • Columbia Basin Project, US Bureau of Reclamation

  • Grant County Conservation District 

  • Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce

  • Ice Age Floods Institute

  • International Crane Foundation

  • MarDon Resort

  • MarJon Labor

  • Othello Community Schools

  • Othello  Community Museum

  • ProGene Plant Research

  • Reichert's Showhouse

  • Stevens Funeral Chapel

  • The Old Hotel Art Gallery

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife



Contributing Partners

Basin Pacific Insurance, Shawn Logan

Big Bend Electric Caring Neighbors

Central Basin Audubon Society

City of Othello

Columbia Bank

Columbia Basin Herald

Columbia Cold Storage

Eppich Grain

Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges

Jane and Pirie Grant

Grant County Conservation District

Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce

Janet and Don Larson

J.R. Simplot Company

Roger Krug

Lawrence Oil Company Inc.

MarDon Resort

MarJon Labor

McCain Foods

ProGene Plant Research, LLC


Spokane Audubon Society

Stan's Merry Mart - Ace Hardware

SVZ Fruits and Vegetables

Thaines and Bodah Center for Education and Development

Time Out Pizza

TPG Enterprises

US Bank

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