Once again, this year I had  the privilege of photographing my favorite hometown event, the “Celebration in Boring.”

Editorial event photograph of Lotta the Cloud face painting a girl with picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

As you might know from reading my blog, Boring is an unincorporated community located in Clackamas County, Oregon. It was named after William H. Boring, a union veteran who moved to the area after the Civil War, and is the place that my wife and I have called home since 2008.

Editorial event photograph of children attaching candy in hay picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

It’s an amazing community full of diverse thought and warm hearts.

Editorial event photograph of small boy in a Superman costume picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

In September of each year, the Boring/Damascus Grange and the Friends of the Boring Station Trailhead Park organize a celebration for the community. The day-long event is complete with pony rides by Oregon Animal Rescue, a “waterball” competition among the local firefighters of the Boring Fire District, some amazing and creative face painting by Lotta the Clown, a classic car show, “goat poop bingo” (a local favorite!), egg and water balloon tosses, and a variety of entertainment including local bands.

Editorial event photograph of small girl having her face painted picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

Editorial event photograph of woman performing with picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

Editorial event photograph of small boy and mom riding a pony picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

Editorial event photograph of small girl riding a pony picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

Editorial event photograph of goat and children picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

Editorial event photograph of firefighters with fire hose playing water ball training game picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

The Celebration in Boring raises funds to support playground equipment and maintenance of the Boring Station Trailhead Park, which is located in the heart of our community.

Editorial event photograph of a blue heeler dog picture at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.

Editorial event photograph of Daschund with picture of a fire truck at Celebration in Boring, Oregon.