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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:

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 07, 2018

Event Time:
5pm-9pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-538-0888

Event Web Site:
www.newbergartwalk.com/

The Painted Lady Experimental Dinner Series

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Every Wednesday night from January through March, join the creative minds at Newberg's finest dining establishment, The Painted Lady, for one of their experimental dinners. Enjoy a six-to-ten course entirely unique meal.
Event Dates:
Jan 03, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018

Event Time:
7:00 PM

Event Contact Phone:
(503) 538 -3850

Event Web Site:
http://thepaintedladyrestaurant.com/experimental/

Bubbles Fest

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
Hosted by Anne Amie, each day of Bubble Fest includes 13 Willamette Valley sparkling wine producers. Find which day your favorite label is pouring, or come for both days and try 24 labels to find your new favorite. Bites by local purveyors and music by Sami Rouissi
Event Dates:
Feb 10, 2018 to Feb 11, 2018

Event Time:
11am-4pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-864-2991

Event Web Site:
anneamie.com/events/bubble-fest/

Oregon Truffle Fest - Newberg

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
The 14th 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. Special events include a truffle hunt led by trained dogs (and their people) followed by winemaker's lunch, and the truffle marketplace Sunday with chef demonstrations.
Event Dates:
Feb 16, 2018 to Feb 18, 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/

SIP McMinnville Food and Wine Classic

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vitners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. First 1000 Attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday. Event times vary with date
Event Dates:
Mar 09, 2018 to Mar 11, 2018

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Contact Phone:
877-SIP-MWFC

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

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 23, 2018 to Apr 30, 2018

Event Time:
Daily 9am-6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-634-2243

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

Camellia Festival

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
The fastest growing community event in Yamhill County is the Asian/Pacific themed Newberg Camellia Festival (Newberg's official flower). The Camellia Festival is hosted by the Oregon Camellia Society and will be held at the Chehalem Cultural Center on Saturday, April 7 from 10am to 4pm and other locations throughout the city. There will be performances throughout the day by groups such as Unit Souzou Taiko, Lee’s Lion and Dragon Dancers, and The Oregon Koto Ensemble. The Oregon Camellia Society will have their bloom show, including judging of camellia blooms entered by both professional and amateur growers. Vendors will be set up with food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture. And of course, there is a 5K and 10K run.
Event Dates:
Apr 07, 2018 to Apr 07, 2018

Event Time:
9am-4pm

Event Web Site:
newbergcamelliafestival.com/

North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Spend a weekend exploring wine country! Journey to 24 neighboring wineries located just minutes from Portland and experience a weekend full of wine, culinary samples, education and fun! From experienced wine lovers to novice wine tasters, the North Willamette Wine Trail has something for everyone. Guests are treated to complimentary wine tastings, pairings, entertainment and activities at EACH participating winery. Taste a new release, reserve label or a barrel tastings while enjoying specially paired samples. Then, participate in a variety of activities at each location.
Event Dates:
Apr 14, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018

Event Time:
Noon to 4

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

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 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

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 03, 2018 to Jul 07, 2018

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 9th 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 08, 2018 to Jul 08, 2018

Event Time:
7:00 AM

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

International Pinot Noir Celebration

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
The 32nd 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 26, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018

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 26, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018

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, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Web Site:
www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com/

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 02, 2018 to Sep 02, 2018

Event Time:
7:00 AM

Event Contact Phone:
707-933-1769

Event Web Site:
www.motivrunning.com/oregon-wine-country-halfmarathon/

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