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Annual Events in the
Willamette Valley
 

 

Winter Events

Annual Christmas Parlour Tour
Albany - December

Tour features homes which have been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Along with the homes on tour, guests visit local historic places of interest.

LOCATION:
Two Rivers Market
Albany, Oregon

INFORMATION:
800-526-2256

Willamette Jazz Festival
February - Salem

For nearly thirty years, the Willamette University Jazz Festival has brought the leading names in jazz to the Salem area for a weekend of world-class jazz performance and education.

LOCATION:
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-370-6255

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Spring Events

Annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase
March - Aurora

You wonít want to miss this unique opportunity to see working antique spinning wheels throughout the museum complex. This annual event is sponsored by the Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild. Live animals will be on display in the Museumís tie shed. Coffee and cookies will be served in the 1876 Steinbach Log Cabin. The Aurora Colony Handspinnersí Guild will also raffle an antique spinning wheel.

LOCATION:
Old Aurora Colony Museum
15018 Second Street NE (Corner of Second & Liberty Streets) Aurora, Oregon

INFORMATION:
(503) 678-5754

Wooden Show Tulip Festival March/April

Enjoy over 40 Acres of Tulips and Daffodils. Every day enjoy a variety of activities along with the Tulip Farm's beautiful fields. Each weekend they have a variety of events planned.

LOCATION:
Wooden Show Tulip Farm
33814 S. Meridian Rd.
Woodburn, OR 97071

INFORMATION:
(503) 634-2243

Dundee Hills Passport Tour
April
Dundee - Willamette Valley

Discover the back roads of Oregons most renowned wine growing region by taking part inthe Dundee Hills appellation's first annual Passport Tour. Close to 20 premium wineries will open their doors and cellars during Earth Day weekend, inviting you to visit and enjoy the benchmark wines of this exciting new appellation.

LOCATION:
Participating wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms in the Dundee Hills Appellation

INFORMATION:
503-864-2700

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Summer Events

Bach Festival
June/July

Featuring two weeks of choral-orchestral concerts centering on the music and wide-ranging influence of J.S. Bach. Set amid the lush forests and scenic rivers of Eugene and the Willamette Valley, the festival also includes chamber music, family events, and educational programs in "a musical enterprise virtually without equal in America.

Lane County Fair
Eugene - August

One of the largest county fairs in the Northwest attracting more than 165,000 visitors over a six-day period in mid-August. It is among the most successful county fairs in the Pacific Northwest, blending a unique combination of urban and rural appeal. Top name entertainers representing Country, Classic Rock and Pop music genres perform nightly.

From the exhibition area showcasing the countyís finest homegrown talent to the popular carnival midway and free Kids Park, the Lane County Fair is a place where memories are truly made.

LOCATION:
Lane Events Center / Fairgrounds
796 West 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

INFORMATION:
541-682-4292

Oregon State Fair
Salem - August

Started in the late nineteenth century, the State Fair has become an Oregon family tradition. Families come from all over the state to take in great shows, rides, culinary delights, and animal and agricultural exhibits. Fair attendees will be able to see over 26,000 exhibits in livestock, home arts and hobbies, show horses, fine art, photography, professional wine, homebrew beer, small animals, including poultry, rabbits, doves, pigeons and guinea pigs, plus 4-H and FFA animals and events.

LOCATION:
State Fair & Expo
Salem, Oregon

INFORMATION:
1-800-833-0011

Northwest Art & Air Festival
Albany - August

Whether you're on the ground or in the air, this unique award winning three day event offers fun activities for the whole family. Activities include balloon launches, Night Glow Laser Show, Kids Art Village, car show, food, live entertainment, airport activities and fireworks.

LOCATION:
Timber Linn Park
Albany, Oregon

Stillpoint Farmís Mother Earth Festival
Veneta - August

Honoring the Sacred Feminine - Inviting women, men and children to join us for a day of celebration and transformation to honor the Sacred Feminine and Mother Earth through music, healing arts, creative arts, ceremony, workshops, food and produce. This extraordinary gathering will benefit the 13 indigenous Grandmothers. Mid August in Veneta.

LOCATION:
Stillpoint Farm
86915 Territorial Rd.
Veneta, OR 97487

INFORMATION:
541-968-1999

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Fall Events

Independence Hop & Heritage Festival
Independence - September

This festival weekend is full with entertainment on 2 stages, a car show, tractor pull, lawnmower races, pie-eating contest, community barbecue, ghost walk, and much more. Streets are closed for the day and vendors participate in the Hop Farmfestival. Organizers encourage local vendors to participate - especially youth groups. The festival presents a good fund-raising opportunity for local groups.

LOCATION:
Variouse locations
Independence, Oregon

Corvallis Fall Festival
Corvallis - September

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 . 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.

LOCATION:
Central Park
Corvallis, Oregon

Colonial Harvest Days
Pleasant Hill - October

Celebrate the harvest season with a unique fall experience at the annual Colonial Harvest Days. Live music, face painting, hayrides and a pie eating contest are some of the fun you find here.

LOCTION:
Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm
36777 Wheeler Road
Pleasant Hill

lINFORMATION:
(503) 746-5161

Fall Harvest Festival
St. Paul - October

The main attraction of the Fall Harvest Festival features old fashioned farm fun, when Farmer John and Farmer Eric host the Pigtucky Derby! There will also be a Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Hay Maze, a Two Acre Corn Maze, Farm Animal Display, an Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Sling Shot and much more!

LOCTION:
French Prairie Gardens
17673 French Prairie Road
St. Paul, Oregon

lINFORMATION:
(503) 633-8445

Pumpkin & Harvest Festival
Aurora - October

Music and entertainment as well as pony rides, hayrides & horse-drawn buggies, kiddie hay maze & the pitch-black Hay Maze Slipping, games and rides. Shop for your pumpkins, corn stalks and hay bales!

LOCTION:
Fir Point Farms
14601 Arndt Road
Aurora, Oregon

lINFORMATION:
(503) 678-2455

Wine Country Thanksgiving
Willamette Valley - November

More than 100 wineries are open to the public from 11 AM to 5 PM during this special weekend in the Wine Country. 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 some charge a tasting fee. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

LOCATION:
Various wineries. Call for a brochure.

INFORMATION:
503-646-2985

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