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Hazelnuts, hops, mint, Christmas trees, oats, grapes, grapes and more grapes: Welcome to the Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley may be the most diverse agricultural region in the world, and an endless series of roadside stands gives visitors the chance to sample this diversity of tastes and flavors. The Valley is probably most famous for its wines, which authorities rank among the finest in the world. Sports enthusiasts can choose among kayaking, river rafting, biking, skiing, snowboarding and even llama trekking. For covered bridge fans, the valley is a special find with more than three dozen bridges located within the region.

Events within the region:

McMinnville Public Art

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
Stroll Downtown Historic McMinnville to view 19 pieces of quality art. Of these pieces, more than half have been purchased by individuals and donated to the City for its permanent collection.
Event Dates:
Aug 06, 2016 to Aug 11, 2017

Event Web Site:
http://www.downtownmcminnville.com/public-art

Historic McMinnville

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
Are you a history buff? Stroll through McMinnville's Third Street to view fifteen Historic buildings. Your walking tour is free and can happen any day at any time. During the holidays Third Street is lit up for special charm.
Event Dates:
Aug 06, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017

Event Web Site:
http://www.historicmac.com/

Newberg ARTwalk

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
On the First Friday of every month, Newberg ARTwalk involves businesses in historic downtown Newberg opening into the evening with Art, Music, Food, Wine, and Fun. Visitors are encouraged to relax, socialize, look at new art, meet the artists, listen to music, eat some food, taste some wine and see what each of the participating businesses has to offer, but most of all just to come downtown and enjoy yourselves.
Event Dates:
Mar 03, 2017 to Dec 01, 2017

Event Time:
5pm-9pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-538-0888

Event Web Site:
www.newbergartwalk.com/

Tulip Festival

Event City:
Event Details:
Stroll through 40 acres of colorful tulips at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, OR. Wine tastings and food available, or bring your own picnic lunch. A fun outdoor festival for the entire family!
Event Dates:
Mar 24, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

Event Time:
Daily 9am-6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-634-2243

Event Web Site:
http://www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest/

Taste of Aurora Mothers Day Stroll

Event City: Aurora
Event Details:
Stroll Aurora's histreets...taste sparkling wine, tea, sweets,and savouries. Includes souvineer wine glasses and $12 in Aurora bucks to spend in town.
Event Dates:
May 13, 2017 to May 14, 2017

Event Time:
11-5

Event Contact Phone:
503-939-0312

Event Web Site:
www.auroracolony.com

Remembering Emma Day

Event City: Aurora
Event Details:
Join Jane Kirkpatrick, nationally acclaimed Oregon writer, for a day of celebrating and learning of the life of Emma Wagner Geisy, of the 1800's Aurora Colony. Enjoy book signing, a talk by Jane, a guided Emma Walk through the streets of Aurora with museum curator, Patrick Harris, a visit to Emma's gravesite with Jane and concluding the day with a reception with wine and appetizers and chats with Jane and friends.
Event Dates:
May 13, 2017 to May 13, 2017

Event Time:
10:30 to 5:00

Event Contact Phone:
503-678-5754

Event Web Site:
www.info@auroracolony.org

UFO Festival

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
McMinnville's UFO Festival is part party and part scholarly conference about all things alien. Be prepared for an alien pet costume contest and one of the wildest parades seen in the area.
Event Dates:
May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017

Event Web Site:
www.ufofest.com

Memorial Day Weekend

Event City:
Event Details:
Enjoy special wine tasting events at over 150 wineries in the Willamette Valley. Live music, food, and excellent wine abound, this is a wine country experience you don't want to miss! P.S. The secret is out... the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend is also filled with winery open houses and is less crowded!
Event Dates:
May 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017

Event Time:
Depends on Winery

Event Contact Phone:
503-646-2985

Event Web Site:
http://willamettewines.com/memorial-weekend-in-the-wine-country/

St. Paul Rodeo

Event City:
Event Details:
Professional bull riding is just one of the many events happening at the 81st annual St. Paul Rodeo. The rodeo, which takes place every year around the 4th of July, includes fireworks, a carnival, and BBQ cook off.
Event Dates:
Jul 01, 2017 to Jul 04, 2017

Event Time:
Event Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
(503) 633-2011

Event Web Site:
http://www.stpaulrodeo.com/

Fueled by Fine Wine 1/2 Marathon

Event City: Dundee
Event Details:
Race through the beautiful Dundee Hills AVA vineyards. The 7th annual Fueled by Fine Wine 1/2 marathon is a challenging run, with spectacular views, through the hills of Dundee. The after party gives participants the opportunity to visit with local wine makers and sample some well-deserved wine.
Event Dates:
Jul 09, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017

Event Time:
7:00 AM

Event Web Site:
http://www.fueledbyfinewine.com/

International Pinot Noir Celebration

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
The 30th annual IPNC at historic Linfield College in McMinnville, OR offers wine connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy some of the Willamette Valley's most exquisite pinot noir. The exclusive event includes wine tastings, vineyard tours, seminars, and amazing food created by some of the area's most talented chefs.
Event Dates:
Jul 28, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017

Event Time:
Event Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
503-472-8964

Event Web Site:
http://ipnc.org/

Newberg Old Fashioned Festival

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Parade, fireworks, car show & cruise in, live music, food, carnival rides and midway, booths, children's parade, festival court and more at this annual festival. Of course, there's a 5k to work off the carnival food.
Event Dates:
Jul 28, 2017 to Jul 31, 2017

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Web Site:
newbergoldfashionedfestival.com/

Bounty of Yamhill County

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
Bounty of Yamhill County is a three-day annual event that celebrates this vibrant community of famous wineries, celebrated chefs, and sustainable family farms. No other locally sourced food and wine event can boast such nationally recognized participants. The event supports Yamhill Enrichment Society
Event Dates:
Aug 24, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Web Site:
www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com/

Chehalem Repertory Theater

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Chehalem Repertory Theater presents John Steinbeck's masterpiece, Of Mice & Men.  The play follows George and Lennie, two California migrant workers in search of a better life during the Great Depression.  With so many in Americans still struggling after the Great Recession, this story speaks directly to many of our brothers and sisters today.  It tells of the unlikely, friendship between George and Lennie who strive to escape poverty in search of the American dream. Their codependent relationship provides strength, in that it offers the protection and empathy of friendship but it is also a weakness, due to Lennie's inability to judge the world around him.
Event Dates:
Aug 25, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Web Site:
chehalemplayersrep.org/

Oregon Wine Country 1/2 Marathon

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
Beginning at Stoller Family Estate, runners will head down to the town of Lafayette, race along the backroads of Yamhill County, then end in picturesque Carlton. Enjoy wine stops along the way, and a wine & music festival to celebrate the end of the race.
Event Dates:
Sep 03, 2017 to Sep 03, 2017

Event Time:
7:00 AM

Event Contact Phone:
707-933-1769

Event Web Site:
http://destinationraces.com/runoregon/

Art Harvest Studio Tour

Event City:
Event Details:
An Artful Way to Explore Oregon's Wine Country Visit the studios of more than 30 premier artists on this self-guided tour of Yamhill County. September 29 through October 8, 2017
Event Dates:
Sep 29, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017

Event Time:
10 - 6 pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.artharveststudiotour.org/

Chehalem Repertory Theater

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Chehalem Repertory Theater presents The Sunshine Boys. The play follows Al Lewis and Willie Clark: The team of Lewis and Clark was once a successful comedy duo known as The Sunshine Boys. Al retires from show business, while Willie struggles to keep the fire of a comedy career solo.  After a 43-year run, the animosity brews between these two vaudeville partners until they break up the act and no longer speak. But then, along comes nephew and talent agent, Ben, who encourages them to reunite for one last time.  Willie, struggling with memory loss and Al, still the same old same old, agree to do one last show.  How well are The Sunshine Boys going to fare in trying to get the old act together?  Come and find out!
Event Dates:
Oct 20, 2017 to Nov 05, 2017

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Web Site:
chehalemplayersrep.org/

Oregon Truffle Fest - Newberg

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
The 13th Annual Oregon Truffle Festival comes to Newberg! Friday, enjoy dishes prepared by the area's most talented chefs featuring Oregon black & white truffles, complete with local beer, wine, and spirits. Breakfast Saturday morning, and the truffle marketplace Sunday with chef demonstrations. All at the Chehalem Cultural Center.
Event Dates:
Jan 19, 2018 to Jan 21, 2018

Event Time:
depends on event

Event Contact Phone:
1-888-695-6659

Event Web Site:
http://www.oregontrufflefestival.com/event/the-terroir-of-truffles/

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