The 2023 Woodlands & Watersheds Festival was a day to remember, and it came to a memorable finish.

A multi-organization partnership between Wallowa Resources, the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, and their newest partners, Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and the Nez Perce Tribe, hosted the 2023 Woodsheds and Watersheds Festival at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise, Oregon, in concert with more than 20 exhibitors to play, listen, celebrate, and learn about our Wallowa county’s natural and cultural resources, but also about the arts, writing, as well as local community services in the medical, social, and recycling fields. 

Musicians Buffalo Kin (duo), Kory Quinn, Joel Chadd Music, The Golly Sisters, and Amy Fairchild added to a day of folk music by performing various songs, from traditional tunes to original compositions.  Nez Perce Lightning Creek traveled from Lapwai, Idaho, to Enterprise to sing for the people. The audience enjoyed their lively performances and the beautiful music they created.

One of the kid’s favorites was the famous “pool fishing.” In addition, ample opportunities to learn about Wallowa County’s diverse culture, including the story of the Nez Perce, aka Nimmipuu, and the county’s abundance of natural resources and management thereof, were available throughout the festivities. 

For more information on how you can participate as an exhibitor, or become a sponsor, visit

PS: Don’t miss the picture gallery below the video. 

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ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Freelance Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelika's photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007).

Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism.

After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate more on her photography & video productions, and cover and write human interest stories on Wild Horses Thunder - The studio & journal, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.