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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. Monthly, except January.
Event Dates:
Feb 01, 2019 to Dec 20, 2020

Event Time:
5pm-9pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-538-0888

Event Web Site:
www.newbergartwalk.com/

3rd on 3rd Street - McMinnville Art & Wine Walk

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
On the 3rd Friday of the month on McMinnville's 3rd Street, 6 blocks downtown come alive with art walk activities, plus with your purchase of a $10 ticket you'll also get a commerative wine glass for samples of wine, beer, mead & cider. As one of America's top main streets, you'll enjoy live music, new art exhibits, & special family-friendly activities. Check in at the Paragon Room at McMenamins Hotel Oregon.
Event Dates:
Jan 17, 2020 to Dec 18, 2020

Event Time:
4pm - 8pm

Event Web Site:
https://3rdfridayon3rdstreet.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 20, 2020 to May 02, 2020

Event Time:
Daily 10am-6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-634-2243

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

Yamhill Carlton AVA Spring Event

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
Wine tasting for the Yamhill Carlton AVA at Abby Road Farm.
Event Dates:
Apr 11, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020

Event Time:
11 a.m.

Event Web Site:
www.yamhillcarlton.org/events

Yamhill-Carlton AVA 2020 Spring Tasting

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
This year’s annual Spring Tasting will be held at the gorgeous Abbey Road Farm in the Carlton countryside. Join 40 Yamhill-Carlton wineries in a walkaround wine tasting of the most recent vintages.
Event Dates:
Apr 11, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020

Event Time:
12 - 3pm

Event Web Site:
https://yamhillcarlton.org/product/yamhill-carlton-spring-2020-tasting/

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 13 from 9am to 5pm and other locations throughout the city. There will be live performances throughout the day by groups such as Unit Souzou Taiko, Lee’s Lion and Dragon Dancers, and Oregon Koto-Kai. 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 20, 2020 to Apr 20, 2020

Event Time:
9am-5pm

Event Web Site:
newbergcamelliafestival.com/

Sherwood Saturday Market in Old Town

Event City:
Event Details:
There is one place to find some of the area's best fresh local produce, gourmet foods and artisans, Sherwood Old Town Saturday Market held in Cannery Square. Here you can enjoy what the community has to offer with a variety of vendors, musicians and local businesses. These handcrafted merchandise and local products are always changing and displaying new seasonal products.
Event Dates:
May 02, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020

Event Time:
9am -1pm

Event Contact Phone:
971-238-1178

Event Web Site:
http://www.sherwoodmarket.blogspot.com/

McMinnville's Farmers Market

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
Since 2001, Historic Downtown McMinnville hosts the McMinnville Farmers' Market where one could find farm fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy, herbs, handcrafted items, specialty foods, and flowers. Complete with local musicians and wine tasting, this is the perfect place for a social, community gathering.
Event Dates:
May 07, 2020 to Oct 29, 2020

Event Time:
12pm - 6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-472-8427

Event Web Site:
http://ufofest.com/

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 14, 2020 to May 16, 2020

Event Web Site:
www.ufofest.com

McMenamin's UFO Festival

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
To honor the highly credible UFO sighting of May 11, 1950; the McMenamins Restaurant, Hotel Oregon, began the annual UFO parade and festival. For both the skeptic and believers, this weekend tribute to UFO offers fun and seriousness for all. UFO speakers, Costume Parade, live music, rides, games and food. 21st Annual Fest!
Event Dates:
May 14, 2020 to May 16, 2020

Event Time:
Times TBD

Event Web Site:
http://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 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020

Event Time:
Depends on Winery

Event Contact Phone:
503-646-2985

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

Newberg Farmers Market

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Located just between the Library and Chehalem Cultural Center you will find a bit of everything. This community sponsored, locally produced farmers market brings in quite the crowd from all over.
Event Dates:
May 27, 2020 to Oct 07, 2020

Event Time:
1:30 - 6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-537-1010

Event Web Site:
http://www.newbergdowntown.org/newberg-farmers-market/

St. Paul Rodeo

Event City:
Event Details:
Ranked as one of the top Rodeos in the nation, with thousands of competitors and prizes totalling close to $500k, the 84th annual St. Paul Rodeo is something to see! You've got cowboys and cowgirls giving you expert performances, there's a parade, a BBQ cook-off, an art show and the best 4th of July fireworks around! This is a summer event not to be missed!
Event Dates:
Jun 30, 2020 to Jul 04, 2020

Event Time:
Event Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
(503) 633-2011

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

Newberg's Tunes on Tuesday

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
Locally and proudly sponsored, Tunes on Tuesday offers free concerts every week. Located at the Rotary Centennial Park at the corner of School and Sherman streets, you will be able to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an array of bands - from Big Band, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Disco-Rock, African Dance, to Retro. Bring your friends and family and make a night of it with local vendors providing food, wine and local goods.
Event Dates:
Jul 07, 2020 to Aug 25, 2020

Event Time:
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Event Web Site:
http://www.tunesontuesday.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, friends & family the opportunity to visit with local wine makers and sample some well-deserved wine.
Event Dates:
Jul 18, 2020 to Jul 18, 2020

Event Time:
7:00 AM - Noon

Event Contact Phone:
sean@foottraffic.us

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

International Pinot Noir Celebration

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
The 34th 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 24, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020

Event Time:
Event Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
503-472-8964

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

Swan Island Dahlia Festival

Event City:
Event Details:
A perfect event for floral and dahlia lovers alike. This two weekend event (Labor Day weekend & the weekend prior) will inspire us all in floral arranging with over 400 floral arrangements in various sizes on display, plus 40 acres of blooming dahlias. Daily demonstrations on the newest techniques, yummy food and fun entertainment for the entire family.
Event Dates:
Aug 29, 2020 to Sep 07, 2020

Event Time:
10am - 6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-266-7711

Event Web Site:
http://www.dahlias.com/annualdahliafestival.aspx

Oregon Wine Country 1/2 Marathon

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
Beginning at the Stoller Family Estate in Dayton, runners will begin early and end up in Carlton for a wine & music fest presented by Ken Wright Cellars. Bring friends and family to support your efforts and cheer you on at the awards ceremony held at 10:30am. All guests will also get to enjoy and taste wine from over 20 wineries and can purchase brunch tickets for $15 or $23 (includes Momosa), provided by Barrel 47.
Event Dates:
Sep 06, 2020 to Sep 06, 2020

Event Time:
9am - noon for speca

Event Contact Phone:
707-933-1769

Event Web Site:
OWCHM@oregonsports.org

Oregon International Air Show

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
A family event. See the website for details.
Event Dates:
Sep 25, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020

Event Contact Phone:
503-629-0706

Event Web Site:
www.oregonairshow.com

Christmas in Carlton

Event City: Carlton
Event Details:
Weeks of activities including: Craft Fair, Tree Lighting, Carolers, Santa, 5 K Santa Run, Window Display contest, Ladies Night Out, and more.
Event Dates:
Dec 01, 2020 to Dec 31, 2020

Event Time:
See website

Event Web Site:
www.Facebook.com/CarltonChristmas

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