BWB Logo 2016September 23, 2017

A Family Festival and Old-Time Hootenanny at Ekone Ranch


(2016 schedule of events provided here for reference, but please stay tuned for updated and breaking news about the 2017 Ball!)

– GATES OPEN AT 10am –


5pm – LIVE AUCTION: With pro auctioneer David Griffith of Griffith Motors

All day until 5pm – SILENT AUCTION:  Packed with handcrafted, beautiful, serviceable goods and experiences for all your shopping and gifting needs.

11am & 6pm – GUIDED HIKES:  Featuring Rock Creek Canyon, ponderosa/oak forest, fire-wise forestry, and Ekone’s wilderness cemetery.

1:30pm – HORSE TRAINING DEMONSTRATION:  Showcasing Ekone’s natural horsemanship methods and Paddock Paradise track.

11am-Noon & 2-3pm – PONY RIDES:  A great first horse experience for kiddos, with Ekone’s experienced horses and wranglers.

11am-3pm – GAMES, FACEPAINTING & CRAFT CORNER:  For kids of all ages…

3:30pm – CAKEWALK:  With rounds for kids and adults, many delectable treats, and the Cakewalk Pickup Band!

3pm – BARBEQUE:  Showcasing grass-fed beef and from-scratch home cooking from the Yummy Tummy Cafe.

BEER & WINE GARDEN:  Featuring a fine selection of local microbrews from Dwinell Country Ales and wines from Syncline Winery.

11:30am – LIVE MUSIC: Beautiful music all day, and Hony Tonk dancing in the Lodge after dark!

CAMPING:  In Ekone’s beautiful meadows (or hotels available in Goldendale, or just come for the day!)

SUNDAY BRUNCH:  In the Yummy Tummy Cafe for those staying overnight.


Pics & Stories from the 2015 Ball



Weekend Pass: $40/adult, $20/child aged 6-12 (includes Saturday BBQ, music, camping, Sunday brunch, and a barrel of fun!)

Day Pass: $20/adult, $10/child aged 6-12 (includes Saturday BBQ, music, and a pile of fun!)

Kids 5 and under come for free. 

Ticket prices will be 10% higher at the gate–buy in advance!  Here are some options, in order of our preference:

  1. Buy em now on Brown Paper Tickets (this also serves as an RSVP)
  2. RSVP Here and send us a check or call with a credit card
  3. RSVP Here and plan to pay at the gate, nevermind the savings
  4. Decide to come last-minute, show up & pay at the gate and hope we have enough burgers!  (Haven’t run out yet!)

The main thing is to get you here!

Volunteers are most welcome, and

Donations of special auction items, event supplies, cakewalk delicacies or funds are gratefully accepted!

Please do not bring dogs–we have enough of our own…

The Ball begins on Saturday at 10am. If you want to arrive early or stay late, please contact us for details about volunteer opportunities.

509-773-4536 ~

A few choice pictures from past years to whet your whistle!

Copper and Coal rocking the sweetest stage in the West.

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Local Goldendale trainer demonstrates some of the techniques that Ekone is adopting.

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The silent auction is loaded with one-of-a-kind items and experiences! Silent Auction 6 (Small)

Happy auction winners with the artist. Artist & owners (Small)

 The cakewalk is a hoot for kids of all ages (even grownup ones).Cake Walk 1 (Small)

It’s a great place for that very first ride on a horse! First ride 2 (Small)

The beergarden is well-appointed and well-stocked with local and regional brews and wines. Beer Garden (Small)