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Memorial Day Weekend big for Yakima Valley Wine Industry

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Typically, camping is pretty popular Memorial Day Weekend but because of cool weather and flooding many people are traveling to the Yakima Valley for sun.

It's what brought Scott and Karen Hibbert  from Edmonds. "Because this is the sunniest part of the state at the moment and because we're interested in Washington wines," say the pair.

The travel consultant  with the Yakima Valley Visitor Convention Bureau , Diane Smestad says they were extremely busy with tourists wanting to wine taste.

She says it's similar to what happened last year this time of year when it also rained everywhere else in the state.

"Hundreds, hundreds over the weekend  last year and this weekend is looking to be as busy as well," says Smesdat.

The people at the bureau said at least 90 people came through just Friday.

For more information call the Yakima Valley Visitor and Convention Bureau at 509-575-3010
Or the Visitor Information Center at 509-573-3389.

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