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People standing in the shrub steppe, in front of a bus,

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 


Columbia Bank

Columbia Basin Health Association

Columbia Basin Herald

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, USF&W

Grant County Conservation District 

Greater Othello Chamber of Commerce

Ice Age Floods Institute

International Crane Foundation

MarDon Resort

MarJon Labor

Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The Old Hotel Art Gallery

Othello School District

Othello Community Schools

Othello Museum

ProGene Plant Research

Reichert's Showhouse

Stevens Funeral Chapel

US Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife



Contributing Partners

Adams County Development Council

Basin Insurance

Caring Neighbor-Big Bend Electric Cooperative

Carpet Carrousel

Central Basin Audubon Society

Columbia Basin Health Association

Central Basin Audubon

City of Othello


Columbia Bank

Coulee Corridor

Eppich Grain

Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges

Goeke Memorial Fund

Grant County Conservation District

Grant County Tourism Commission

Jane and Pirie Grant

Janet and Don Larson

Lawrence Oil Company Inc.

McCain Foods

The Old Hotel Art Gallery

Othello Chamber of Commerce

ProGene Plant Research 

RDO Equipment Co.

Roger A Pugh Photography

Roger Krug

Spokane Audubon Society

Stans Merry Mart - Ace Hardware

Thaines and Bodah Center for Education and Development

Time Out Pizza

US Bank

Waypoint Wealth Management

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