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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.
Event Dates:
Dec 05, 2018 to Mar 27, 2019

Event Time:
5pm-10pm

Event Contact Phone:
(503) 538 -3850

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

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:
Dec 21, 2018 to Feb 15, 2019

Event Time:
4pm - 8pm

Event Web Site:
https://3rdfridayon3rdstreet.com/

Oregon Truffle Fest - Newberg

Event City: Newberg
Event Details:
The Yamhill Valley Wine Country Oregon Truffle Festival will be a weekend full of events celebrating the shared terroir of truffles and wine. Special events include but are not limited to a Bubble & Truffle Brunch, a Truffle Hunt, Winery Luncheons & Dinners, and of course the truffle marketplace Sunday with chef demonstrations.
Event Dates:
Feb 15, 2019 to Feb 17, 2019

Event Time:
depends on event

Event Contact Phone:
1-888-695-6659

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

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, 2019 to Apr 29, 2019

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 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 13, 2019 to Apr 13, 2019

Event Time:
9am-5pm

Event Web Site:
newbergcamelliafestival.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 02, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019

Event Time:
12pm - 6pm

Event Contact Phone:
503-472-8427

Event Web Site:
http://ufofest.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 04, 2019 to Sep 28, 2019

Event Time:
9am -1pm

Event Contact Phone:
971-238-1178

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

McMenamin's UFO Festival

Event City:
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.
Event Dates:
May 16, 2019 to May 18, 2019

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 25, 2019 to May 27, 2019

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 29, 2019 to Oct 09, 2019

Event Time:
2pm - 7pm

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:
Jul 02, 2019 to Jul 06, 2019

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 02, 2019 to Aug 27, 2019

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 07, 2019 to Jul 07, 2019

Event Time:
7:00 AM - Noon

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

International Pinot Noir Celebration

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
The 33rd 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, 2019 to Jul 28, 2019

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, 2019 to Jul 28, 2019

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 23, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019

Event Time:
Times Vary with Date

Event Web Site:
www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com/

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 24, 2019 to Sep 02, 2019

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 Lagunitas Brewing Company with the purchase of a $30 ticket.
Event Dates:
Aug 31, 2019 to Sep 01, 2019

Event Time:
Times TBD

Event Contact Phone:
707-933-1769

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

Oregon Brew and BBQ

Event City: McMinnville
Event Details:
This 3 day community even brings together over 35 regional breweries and 50+ taps, along with music, BBQ and other fun, local vendors. With over 18k square feet of tent space, you will be surrounded by brewers who love their craft and a crowd that loves their beer. But that's not all! There's something for everyone so bring your friends and family. It's always a good time.
Event Dates:
Sep 06, 2019 to Sep 09, 2019

Event Time:
Times TBD

Event Web Site:
https://orbrewsandbbqs.com/

Art Harvest Studio Tour

Event City:
Event Details:
Aspiring artists look no further. This is a six-day self-guided tour meeting local artists - in galleries or in their own private studio - all spread across Yamhill County. Here you will find artists of every kind imaginable and every space you can think of. From oil paintings to photography, to wheel-thrown pottery, cut paper assemblage, handmade jewelry and book art, just to list a few. Prices, 19 and older is $8, children 18 and younger are free. Buttons and maps will be sold at participating art galleries in Newberg, McMinnville & Sheridan.
Event Dates:
Oct 04, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019

Event Time:
Times Vary

Event Contact Phone:
503-538-1535

Event Web Site:
http://www.artharveststudiotour.org/2012/pages/tickets.html

Salud! Auction

Event City:
Event Details:
A weekend celebrating Oregon's Pinot Noir winemakers, the hard-working families & vineyard workers who make some of the best wine in the world. Two different events, one auction and one gala where ticket holders will be able to taste unique Pinot Noirs made only for Salud! and then can bid for cases of these wines that are not sold anywhere else. Exclusive wines for an exclusive crowd you will be sorry to miss out on.
Event Dates:
Nov 08, 2019 to Nov 09, 2019

Event Time:
Times TBD

Event Contact Phone:
503-681-1850

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

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