“Prosser is a community that bands together and we look out for each other. There is tremendous support and a sense of family that is truly phenomenal. Small town pride is evident from the youngest to the oldest…once a Mustang, always a Mustang!”Jesalyn Cole, Historic Downtown Prosser Association
Roadshow host day: Wednesday, September 29
Registration and sessions: Historic Princess Theater, 1228 Meade Ave
Afternoon tours: Historic Mercer Building and Horse Heaven Saloon. Both depart from the Princess Theater.
Happy hour: Horse Heaven Saloon, 615 6th St
Please note that, unlike with the one-site conference we typically host, the lodging options listed below are recommendations and do not imply conference room blocks or discounted rates for attendees.
- The Historic Mercer
- 715 6th Street | Prosser, WA 99350
- (206) 261-4490
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Prosser
- 680 Wine Country Road | Prosser, WA 99350
- Best Western Plus The Inn at Horse Heaven
- 259 Merlot Dr | Prosser, WA 99350
Sightseeing and Day Trips
Explore downtown Prosser
Historic downtown Prosser is the thriving heart of the community, home to delicious restaurants, shopping, galleries, coffee shops, and more. And, of course, no visit to Prosser would be complete without a sample of the region’s fantastic wines and beers: “Our community is filled with award winning winemakers taking full advantage of the bounty in our area and we as residents reap the benefits of their talents!” says Historic Downtown Prosser Association Executive Director Jesalyn Cole. Learn more about where to eat, drink, and be merry in downtown Prosser.
Historic driving tour from Pasco to Yakima
Learn more about the history of Southeast Washington, crossing an arid district to visit towns such as Pasco, Kennewick, Prosser, Sunnyside, and Yakima. Born of the coming of the railroads in the 1880s, these towns grew into rich agricultural centers after the introduction of irrigation at the turn of the century. Take this two-hour, 97-mile driving tour from Pasco to Yakima (or vice versa!) with 20+ points of interest, historical context and photos, and optional side trips.
Prosser’s historic points of interest
The seat of Benton County, Prosser has a long and rich history. Once an important Native American camp for salmon runs, Prosser has been dubbed the “birthplace of Washington’s wine industry.” Learn more about Prosser’s past, and historical points of interest, such as the Prosser Flouring Mill and Benton County Courthouse.
Nearby Main Street Community: Kennewick
The Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership has been making. it. happen. in one of the Tri-Cities’ historic neighborhood districts. New business owners have been building upon the momentum and investing in their buildings. And, like Prosser, Kennewick recently completed a major place activation initiative, piloting Avenue Square – a public square and food truck hub – in the heart of downtown.
Nearby Main Street Community: Pasco
Home to the Fiery Foods Festival, a popular farmers market, a commercial kitchen with an entrepreneurship incubator mission, and dozens of small businesses, downtown Pasco is a Main Street district worth visiting. Check out the Downtown Pasco Development Authority to learn more about this rich community.
Nearby Main Street Community: Yakima
If we didn’t already have you at “The Hops Capital of the World,” could we interest you in a little big city with a lot of heart? Yakima has been attracting a lot of attention lately, and we get it – craft beverages galore, fantastic food, hot events, and historic buildings springing back to life. Sign us up with the Downtown Association of Yakima!