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September Events

The Bite of Oregon
September 1-4, 2017

A celebration of Oregon, its food, its people and its extraordinary quality of life. Come join the fun at the best summer party at their new Rose Quarter home! Chefs on stage, entertainment, food, wine and beer.

Rose Quarter
1 Center Ct, St 150


Corn Maize
September 2 - October 31, 2017
(selected days)
Sauvie Island - Portland Metro

Great Fun! With hay rides, pumpkin patch, farm fresh market and more. See their 2016 Peanuts Themed Design Maize!

The Pumpkin Patch - Sauvie Island
16525 NW Gillihan Rd.
(Only 15 minutes from downtown Portland!)

(503) 621-7110

Baker County Fair & Panhandle Rodeo
September 1-4, 2017
Halfway - Eastern Oregon

A traditional County Fair which celebrates this region's agricutural heritage including, livestock auction & exhibits, rodeo, horse show, dances, parade (on Monday), and craft exhibits. This year fair and rodeo fans will again enjoy a Midway filled with music,vendors, concessions, along with games for the kids.

140 Fairgrounds Road
Halfway, Oregon

Hells Canyon Mule Days
September 8-10, 2017
Enterprise - Eastern Oregon

Mule Show with events and games for every age and skill level. This annual event draws mule and donkey owners, and spectators intrigued by this long-eared equine, from all over the West. Event includes Cowboy poets, Pit B-B-Q Dinner, Quilt Show, Mule & Horse Sale, Non-motorized Parade, Vendors, Exhibitors & Western Art on The Green.

Wallowa County Fairgrounds
Enterprise, OR

(541) 426-3271

Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
September 8-10, 2017
Bandon - The Coast

This nationally recognized annual event celebrates the cranberry with everything from their annual Cranberry Eating Contest to a Queen of the Kitchen competition. Cranberry City, a vendor market and a Cranberry Parade will also be featured.

Visit the Washed Ashore art exhibit and workshop and nominate a name for one of the sea life sculptures. Check out vendors at Cranberry City and the Festival Market for local produce, cranberry products, and artisan wares.

Events are staged in Old Town, the Port of Bandon waterfront, Sprague Community Theater and city park, and Bandon High School.

(541) 347-9616

Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show
September 8-11, 2017
Florence - The Coast

A great family show where Grandparents reminisce with the kids about travels in autos from their childhood and car aficionados rave about the beauty of hot rods to custom cruisers on display in the streets of Historic Old Town.

Historic Old Town Florence


Gold Beach Brew and Art Fest
September 9, 2017
12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM.

Gold Beach - The Coast

Sample micro brews of every color and flavor, eat a variety of great grub, listen to musicians playing on two stages starting at noon until closing, view classic cars, check out new art and artisan wares that will catch your eye and fit your pocketbook.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event for $15.

Event Center on the Beach (Curry County Fairgrounds)
Gold Beach, Oregon


Pendleton Main Street Cowboys Show & Carnival
September 12-16, 2017
Pendleton - Eastern Oregon

The Greatest Free Show in the West! The Main Street Cowboys provides a variety of entertainment and carnival rides during Pendleton Round-Up since 1950.

Main Street
Pendleton, Or

Pendleton Roundup
September 13-15, 2017
Pendleton - Eastern Oregon

One of the premier rodeos in North America. Live Concert, Parade, Golf Tournament, as well as all rodeo events.

Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts
September 14-17, 2017
Joseph - Eastern Oregon

A juried fine art show with displays of original art in a variety of media - painting, drawing, photography sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber. Artists from anywhere are welcome to participate. Opening Friday Night lineup includes a stimulating display of fine art, live music, awards, interaction with the artists, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, door prizes, and a lovely hand-painted wine glass to take home.

Joseph Community Center
Joseph, Or

(541) 426-4622

Jackson County Harvest
Festival & Brew Fest

September 15-17, 2017
Central Point - Southern Oregon

The annual Harvest Fair celebrates the bounty of the harvest with many land products displays, livestock exhibits and craft, photo and home economics exhibits that salute the harvest and upcoming holidays. Some of the events include live entertainment and Battle Of the Bones - BBQ competition.

The Expo
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, Oregon

(541) 774-8270

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival
Saturday September 16, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Forest Grove - Portland/Metro area

This event encourages you to "release the artist within." Come and create a masterpiece on the sidewalks of historic downtown Forest Grove. Work individually or as a team. There is music, balloons, and other great entertainment.

Valley Art Association's Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival has been a Forest Grove signature event since 1990. The festival falls on the third Saturday of September every year rain or shine.

Valley Art Gallery
2022 Main Street
Forest Grove


Cider Squeeze
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Eagle Creek - Portland/Metro Region

Bring your apples, press ours, or buy cider. Vendors, food, craftsmen and musicians all day.

Fun for the whole family.

Philip Foster Farm
29912 SE Hwy. 211
Eagle Creek, OR

Depoe Bay Indian Style Salmon Bake
September 16, 2017
Depoe Bay - The Coast

Held every 3rd Saturday in September. It is a chance for the people of Depoe Bay to share with friends, family and visitors our perfected method of cooking Salmon in the traditional way used for generations by Coastal Native Americans.

Depoe Bay City Park


Bay Area Fun Festival
September 16-17, 2017
Coos Bay - The Coast

The Bay Area Fun Festival offers a variety of activities and free events over 2 days; Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK Music Festival featuring the finals of Bay Area Teen Idol, the BAFF parade and much more!

Downtown Coos Bay

(541) 267-3341

Ride the Rogue
September 23, 2017
Rogue River - Southern Oregon

This year's event will offer exciting rides, gourmet feast, live music and lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Palmerton Park
Rogue River

(541) 582-4488

Bend Roots Festival
September 23-25, 2016
Bend - Central Oregon

This free Community Music Festival celebrates and showcases the diverse musical, artistic and cultural character of the community of Bend. With over 100 acts and educational workshops, over 3 days & nights, it has become the largest "local" festival in Central Oregon.

Deschutes Brewery
901 SW Simpson Ave.
Bend, OR

Corvallis Fall Festival
September 23-24, 2017
Corvallis - Willamette Valley

At this Art Party in Central Park, 160 booth arts and crafts fair is the main event. The main stage offers continuous music all weekend long and on Saturday night, there will be a street dance on Monroe. A Community Stage will feature local performance groups and an art discovery zone is for hands on art play for kids of ALL ages.

Great food, wine tasting and this year some local micro brew on tap. There is also a 1k, 5k & 10k Run on Sunday Morning.

Central Park
Corvallis, Oregon

Fazio Farms "Corn Maze in The City"
Open late September - October 31, 2017

"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet!) of confusing corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through the 20' (twenty feet) thick corn maze walls! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion and you WILL get lost!

We offer an amazing corn maze, food booths, 22' Bouncy Slide, tractor hay rides, pumpkin and gourd painting, mechanical swing, and a ferris wheel. Visit "HayLand" our covered kids facility for a parent's break, hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid. There will also be pony rides and a petting zoo on the weekends.

Fazio Farms Corn Maze
8433 NE 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

(503) 289-2020

Florence Festival of Books
Saturday, September 29-30, 2017
Florence - Oregon Coast

This is an opportunity for book lovers to meet the authors, chat with them, and to have their books signed. And this is an opportunity for aspiring authors to meet with experienced authors and publishers on a one-to-one basis.

Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439

For more information, contact Florence Events Center at 541-997-1994. For those wishing to participate, applications will become available on the Florence Events Center website at

Southern Oregon Music Festival
September 29-October 1, 2017
Medford - Southern Oregon

Formally known as Medford Jazz Festival,with 15 hot bands, five music and dance venues including a dance-dedicated site. The dancing, wonderful food, great accommodations, and beautiful surrounding make this a festival you cant afford to miss!

Various Locations

Annual Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County
September 29, 30, October 1,6,7,8, 2017

Yamhill County

Established in 1993, the Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County has become the artful way to explore Oregon's Wine Country and the creativity tucked among its hillsides. This self-guided studio tour, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, features 40 local artists who create ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, fiber art, copper work, book art, paper cutting, sculpture and much more. Visitors create their own itinerary, stopping by as many studios as they can during the six-day event which takes place the first two weekends of October. At each studio they are encouraged to ask questions, watch demonstrations and purchase work directly from each artist

(503) 538-1535

Fall Kite Festival
September 30 - October 1, 2017

Lincoln City - Oregon Coast

Many of the original organizers from their first event still participate in stunning aerial displays and exquisite kite ballets.

The weekend festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, free kids kitemaking, running of the bols, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world!

On the beach, at the D-River Wayside
Lincoln City, Oregon

Portland Pirate Festival
Next Festival will be in 2018
St Helens - Portland/Metro area

This annual family-oriented event promotes fun and education through Historical Re-enactment, Music, Fun for the Kids, Dance, Food, Beer, Wine and interactive Theater.

Historic Waterfront
St Helens, OR

End of Summer Gala
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Medford - Rogue Valley

Spend an evening with a romantic flair! Share fabulous conversations with old friends and new, then enjoy a wonderful dinner and dance away the evening to the music of our 9 piece Gala Orchestra with the Big Band Sound.

Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Rd
Medford, OR 97504


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October Events

Harvest Festivals & Halloween Events

Harvest Festivals, corn mazes, haunted houses and other Halloween events listed by regions.

Pheasant Fields Farm Harvest Festival
Starts October 1st - Saturdays & Sundays through October
10:00am - 5:00pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy fall fun and traditions at a working country farm with a Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Pear Shooting Gallery, Animal Display and more. The Country Store with Local Organic Produce, Handcrafted Items, Breads, Caramel Apples, Esspresso Drinks and lunch choices is sure to be a fall family hit! Come See Special Events, Enjoy Great Food and Drinks, and Hear Live Music!

Pheasant Fields Farm
1865 Camp Baker Rd
Medford (behind Phoenix)


Annual "Meet the Pioneers"
October 6-7, 2017
Jacksonville - Southern Oregon

Special evening walking tours where visitors will be greeted by the Spirits of Jacksonville's early pioneers and settlers. Meet these early "movers and shakers" up close and personal, and hear their interesting and fascinating stories of life in and around Jacksonville during the mid to late 1800's. Dress for fall weather and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours will depart every 15 minutes and take approximately one hour to complete.

Tickets may be purchased at the Jacksonville Chamber and Visitor Information Center located on North Oregon Street (next to the Post Office) or by calling 541 899-8118

Art Along the Rogue Street Painting & Music Festival
October 7-8, 2017
Grants Pass - Southern Oregon

The premiere art festival in Southern Oregon features street painters creating huge pastel chalk drawings on the street alongside 40-50 regional artists & students. Also great music all weekend long.

"H" Street
Downtown Grants Pass

Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
October 13-15, 2017
Hood River - The Gorge

Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce and food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings: all the best this County has to offer. There will also be a kid zone, art vendors, and live music.

Hood River Event Site (overlooking the Columbia River)
110 Portway Avenue

(541) 386-2000

The Great Onion Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sherwood - Portland/Metro

The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Great Onion Festival which promotes the Community and supports the Chamber as it creates a strong local economy. A can't miss event filled with great food, crafts, an onion eating competition and entertainment!

Archer Glen Elementary School
16155 Southwest Sunset Boulevard
Sherwood, OR

Yachats Village Mushroom Festival
October 20-22, 2017
Yachats - Oregon Coast

Enjoy a weekend of delectible wild forest mushroom cuisine, expert led mushroom walks, talks and exhibits, culinary classes and fungi arts workshops, culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting, and live entertainment. Guided mushroom walks and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

Various Locations
Yachats, OR


Annual Squishing of the Squash & 'Howloween' at the Zoo
Portland - Portland Metro

Environmental Enrichment - Annual Squishing of the Squash
October 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
In preparation for our "Howloween" event, the Portland Zoo elephant herd will receive a HUGE pumpkin to pulverize. Great photo opportunity - bring your camera!

October 28-29, 2017 - 10:00am to 03:00pm
The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon


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November Events

Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
November 1-5, 2017

The Northwest's premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers that brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the public carefully selected programs of outstanding work and awarding critical recognition to top juror- and audience-recognized films. After the Festival, the event lives on in the form of the "Best of the Northwest" touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.

Whitsell Auditorium, 5th Ave Cinema, and the Skype Live Studio


Verboort's Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner
Always the first Saturday of November
November 4, 2017

Verboort - Portland Metro

Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. Buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then stroll around the grounds and beneath the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees. While all proceeds stay inside the parish, a portion of the proceeds from our dinner provide a subsidy for the Visitation Parish children who attend Visitation Catholic School. Dinners are served 11am-8pm, no advance sales.

Visitation Parish
4285 N.W. Verboort Rd.
Forest Grove

Celtic Music Festival
November 10-12, 2017
Yachats - Oregon Coast

The Yachats Celtic Music Festival returns for its 16th year! More than a dozen musical acts, workshops and presentations, dancing, jam sessions, beer and whiskey tastings, and a Celtic themed Mystery Game. Chi mi a dh'aithghearr sibh. See you soon...goin' to be a whale of a time!

Yachats Commons & other locations in Yachats

Wordstock Book Festival
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Portland - Portland Metro

Although best known for the Book Fair, several events actually make up the Wordstock Festival. The festival will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.

Festival tickets include admission to the Portland Art Museum for the day and a $5 voucher to spend at the book fair.

Portland Art Museum & surrounding venues
Portland, OR

Seaside Downtown Wine Walk
Saturday, November 11, 2017
3-7 pm

Seaside, the Coast

Twice a year, Seaside's downtown businesses pour samples of their best wines and provide hors d'oeuvres to the public. Pick up a commemorative wine glasses (required, $15), get a map of participating businesses and let the fun begin! The event lasts for 4 hours, giving everybody plenty of time to visit each winery.

Various businesses in Seaside

Turkey Trot at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Portland - Portland Metro

Held on Thanksgiving Day, this 4 mile Run & Walk with Kid’s Tot Trot winds through the International Rose Gardens and the zoo.

Event is geared to the entire family - walkers, runners, and kids. Paid registrants will be able to enter the Zoo at no cost.

World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd,
Portland, OR

Wine Country Thanksgiving
Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
Willamette Valley

More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

Various wineries. Call for a brochure.


Christmas Festival of Lights
Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th (closed Christmas Day)
Portland - Portland Metro

This celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

admission charged

NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard
Portland, Oregon


Holiday Ale Festival
November 29 - December 3, 2017

The only beer festival in the Northwest to be held outdoors in the dark, cold and often wet month of December, the Holiday Ale Festival is truly distinctive. Despite chilly temperatures and often-inclement weather outside, attendees stay warm and dry under a large clear tent that covers the venue while allowing for views of the city lights. Gas heaters create a cozy ambience under the boughs of one of the region's largest decorated Christmas trees.

Festival highlights include on-site food; craft vendors; beer apparel and merchandise; a complimentary root beer garden for minors and designated drivers; mead tasting; and seasonal background music. Many beers specially released just for the festival, including Old Saint Chongo, Cranberry de Table and HOLLA-Day Ale

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, Oregon


Lincoln City Wild Mushroom Cook Off
2017 Date TBA
Lincoln City, the Coast

Visit the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. Enjoy live presentations, wild mushroom identification, food vendors, wild mushroom books, wild mushrooms for sale, and more!

Admission is free, with samples available for $1 and portion sizes for $3 (while supplies last).

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City
801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City

The Northwest Food & Wine Festival
November 10, 2018
4 - 8 pm
Portland - Portland Metro

A wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests.

Oregon Convention Center



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