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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:

The Painted Lady Experimental Dinner Series

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Every Wednesday night from December 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 for just $55.00 per person.
Event Dates:
Dec 02, 2015 to Mar 30, 2016

Event Time:
7:00 PM

Event Contact Phone:
(503) 538 -3850

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

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 11, 2016 to Mar 13, 2016

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 25, 2016 to May 01, 2016

Event Time:
Daily 9am-6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-634-2243

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

Wooden Boat Festival

Event City: Vida
Event Details:
Celebrate the opening of fishing season on the McKenzie River by attending the Annual Wooden Boat Festival. Wooden boats galore, fly fishing demos, river information. It's all about the RIVER! Held in back of the Eagle Rock Lodge - 49198 McKenzie Hwy, Vida, Oregon.
Event Dates:
Apr 23, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016

Event Time:
10 AM - 5 PM

Event Contact Phone:
541-822-3630

Celebrating 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 07, 2016 to May 07, 2016

Event Time:
10:30 to 5:00

Event Contact Phone:
503-678-5754

Event Web Site:
www.info@auroracolony.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!
Event Dates:
May 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016

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, 2016 to Jul 04, 2016

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 10, 2016 to Jul 10, 2016

Event Time:
TBA

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

Donald Hazelnut Festival

Event City: Aurora
Event Details:
Visit small town, Donald, Oregon...two miles west of I-5 from the Aurora Donald exit for the 3rd Annual Hazelnut Festival. Parade at 11:00 am followed by food, live music on the stage, Classic Car Cruise-In, BBQ contest, large agricultural equipment display, street vendors and much more to make a great family outing!
Event Dates:
Jul 11, 2016 to Jul 11, 2016

Event Time:
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-902-5047

Event Web Site:
www.donaldhazelnutfestival.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 29, 2016 to Jul 31, 2016

Event Time:
Event Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
503-472-8964

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

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