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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:

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:
Feb 05, 2016 to Dec 02, 2016

Event Time:
5pm-9pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-538-0888

Event Web Site:
www.newbergartwalk.com/

Eugene Saturday Market

Event City: Eugene
Event Details:
Every Saturday, starting in April and ending in November, Eugene's crafters, artists, food vendors, and farmers gather at the 4 corners of 8th and Oak to show their wares. Music, colorful people and delicious food fill streets.
Event Dates:
Apr 04, 2016 to Nov 30, 2016

Event Time:
10 am to 5 pm

Event Web Site:
www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org

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 29, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016

Event Time:
Event Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
503-472-8964

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

Aurora Colony Days

Event City: Aurora
Event Details:
Family fun filled weekend includes Antique Street Fair, Parade, Food, Music, family friendly Beer Garden, Art show and Sale, lots of antique stores, wine tasting.
Event Dates:
Aug 13, 2016 to Aug 13, 2016

Event Time:
9:00 - through eveni

Event Contact Phone:
(503) 939-0312

Event Web Site:
http://auroraarts.auroracolony.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:
Aug 13, 2016 to Aug 13, 2016

Event Time:
7:00 AM

Event Contact Phone:
707-933-1769

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

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire

Event City: Corvallis
Event Details:
Come be thee blythe and merry at the Renaissance Faire! Just 15 miles and 500 years away from downtown Corvallis. Here enchantment awaits young and old alike as jousting knights and noble steeds clash on the tourney.
Event Dates:
Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 11, 2016

Event Contact Phone:
541-929-4897

Event Web Site:
www.shrewfaire.com

Carlton Crush

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
"Early Bird" Complimentary Power Yoga Class by Portland Team Fitness, Grape Stomp Competition, Wine & Craft Beer Vendors, Great Food, Live Music, Artists' Market, Kids' Watermelon Eating Contest, Kids' Grape Stomp, & More
Event Dates:
Sep 10, 2016 to Sep 10, 2016

Event Time:
10 a.m.

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

Corvallis Fall Festival - 38th Annual

Event City: Corvallis
Event Details:
As one of Corvallis' signature events. Discover delightful treasures, dine on local fare and sip artisan wines as you enjoy continuous musical offerings.
Event Dates:
Sep 24, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016

Event Web Site:
corvallisfallfestival.org

43nd Annual Quilt Show

Event City: Aurora
Event Details:
Annual quilt show, themed "New Beginnings". Travel over the centuries from 1800 to present. View antique, vintage, and contemporary quilts among museum displays.
Event Dates:
Oct 14, 2016 to Oct 23, 2016

Event Time:
10:00 to 4:00 daily

Event Contact Phone:
503-678-5754

Event Web Site:
www.auroracolony.org

Truffle Festival

Event City: Eugene
Event Details:
See website for more information
Event Dates:
Jan 01, 2017 to Jan 30, 2017

Event Web Site:
www.eugenetrufflefestival.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 08, 2017 to Apr 09, 2017

Event Time:
Noon to 4

Event Web Site:
http://nwvintners.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

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