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September Events

Corn Maize
Opens Early September, 2021
(selected days)
Sauvie Island - Portland Metro

Some restrictions this year. Please click above for website.

Great Fun! With hay rides, pumpkin patch, farm fresh market and more.

LOCATION:
The Pumpkin Patch - Sauvie Island
16525 NW Gillihan Rd.
(Only 15 minutes from downtown Portland!)

INFORMATION:
(503) 621-7110

Baker County Fair & Panhandle Rodeo
September 4-6, 2021
Halfway - Eastern Oregon

A traditional County Fair which celebrates this region's agricutural heritage including, livestock auction & exhibits, rodeo, horse show, dances, parade (on Monday), and craft exhibits. This year fair and rodeo fans will again enjoy a Midway filled with music,vendors, concessions, along with games for the kids.

LOCATION:
140 Fairgrounds Road
Halfway, Oregon

Hells Canyon Mule Days
POSTPONED until September 9-11, 2022
Enterprise - Eastern Oregon

Mule Show with events and games for every age and skill level. This annual event draws mule and donkey owners, and spectators intrigued by this long-eared equine, from all over the West. Event includes Cowboy poets, Pit B-B-Q Dinner, Quilt Show, Mule & Horse Sale, Non-motorized Parade, Vendors, Exhibitors & Western Art on The Green.

LOCATION:
Wallowa County Fairgrounds
Enterprise, OR

INFORMATION:
(541) 426-3271

Annual Bandon Cranberry Festival
Early September
Bandon - The Coast

This nationally recognized annual event celebrates the cranberry with everything from their annual Cranberry Eating Contest to a Queen of the Kitchen competition. Cranberry City, a vendor market and a Cranberry Parade will also be featured.

Visit the Washed Ashore art exhibit and workshop and nominate a name for one of the sea life sculptures. Check out vendors at Cranberry City and the Festival Market for local produce, cranberry products, and artisan wares.

LOCATION:
Events are staged in Old Town, the Port of Bandon waterfront, Sprague Community Theater and city park, and Bandon High School.

INFORMATION:
(541) 347-9616

Rods n' Rhodies Invitational Car Show
Septembr 10-11, 2021
Florence - The Coast

A great family show where Grandparents reminisce with the kids about travels in autos from their childhood and car aficionados rave about the beauty of hot rods to custom cruisers on display in the streets of Historic Old Town.

LOCATION:
Historic Old Town Florence

INFORMATION:
541-997-3128

Pendleton Main Street Cowboys Show & Carnival
September 14-18, 2021

Pendleton - Eastern Oregon

The Greatest Free Show in the West!

The Main Street Cowboys provides a variety of entertainment and carnival rides during Pendleton Round-Up since 1950.

LOCATION:
Main Street
Pendleton, Or

Pendleton Roundup
September 11-18, 2021
Pendleton - Eastern Oregon

One of the premier rodeos in North America. Live Concert, Parade, Golf Tournament, as well as all rodeo events.

Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts
September17-19, 2021
Joseph - Eastern Oregon

Covid update: Due to rising Covid cases in Wallowa County and the new masks orders from the Oregon Health Authority, we will not be able to produce this year’s Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts as planned. We are making some adjustments that will keep people safe while still exhibiting, appreciating and selling the 95 pieces of artwork accepted and the 54 artists that deserve to be celebrated. In order to do this in the safest way possible, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will dial back many of the events for the weekend.

A juried fine art show with displays of original art in a variety of media - painting, drawing, photography sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fiber. Artists from anywhere are welcome to participate. Opening Friday Night lineup includes a stimulating display of fine art, live music, awards, interaction with the artists, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, door prizes, and a lovely hand-painted wine glass to take home.

LOCATION:
Joseph Community Center
Joseph, Or

INFORMATION:
(541) 426-4622

Southern Oregon BrewFest
Postponed this year
Central Point - Southern Oregon

It’s time for the biggest and best Brewfest of the year. Head on over to the Seven Feathers Events Center and get lost in the tastes and smells of this year’s extraordinary beers from throughout the region, country, and even world.

The beer garden will also feature over 80 taps flowing with a remarkable selection of award-winning microbrews

LOCATION:
The Expo
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, Oregon

INFORMATION:
(541) 774-8270

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2021

This year thiings may be a little different depending on CDC guidelines at the time of the event, so please keep an eye on our website www.valleyart.org for information and updates as the date grows closer.

This event encourages you to "release the artist within." Come and create a masterpiece on the sidewalks of historic downtown Forest Grove. Work individually or as a team. There is music, balloons, and other great entertainment.

Valley Art Association's Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival has been a Forest Grove signature event since 1990.

LOCATION:
Valley Art Gallery
2022 Main Street
Forest Grove

INFORMATION:
503-357-3703

Cider Squeeze
Third Saturday of September
cancelled for 2021

Eagle Creek - Portland/Metro Region

Bring your apples, press ours, or buy cider. Vendors, food, craftsmen and musicians all day.

Fun for the whole family.

LOCATION:
Philip Foster Farm
29912 SE Hwy. 211
Eagle Creek, OR

Depoe Bay Indian Style Salmon Bake
Saturday, September - cancelled 2021
Depoe Bay - The Coast

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we must cancel the 65th Annual Salmon Bake previously scheduled on September 18, 2021. The decision to cancel was met with great sadness and disappointment.

Held every 3rd Saturday in September. It is a chance for the people of Depoe Bay to share with friends, family and visitors our perfected method of cooking Salmon in the traditional way used for generations by Coastal Native Americans.

LOCATION:
Depoe Bay City Park

INFORMATION:
541-765-2889

Bay Area Fun Festival
cancelled for 2021
Coos Bay - The Coast

The Bay Area Fun Festival offers a variety of activities and free events over 2 days; Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK Music Festival featuring the finals of Bay Area Teen Idol, the BAFF parade and much more!

LOCATION:
Downtown Coos Bay

INFORMATION:
(541) 267-3341

Corvallis Fall Festival
September 25 and 26, 2021
Corvallis - Willamette Valley

At this Art Party in Central Park, 160 booth arts and crafts fair is the main event. The main stage offers continuous music all weekend long and on Saturday night, there will be a street dance on Monroe. A Community Stage will feature local performance groups and an art discovery zone is for hands on art play for kids of ALL ages.

Great food, wine tasting and this year some local micro brew on tap. There is also a 1k, 5k & 10k Run on Sunday Morning.

LOCATION:
Central Park
Corvallis, Oregon

Fazio Farms "Corn Maze in The City"
Portland
Open late September - October 31

"Corn Maze in The City" is 6.5 acres (over 283,000 square feet!) of confusing corn maze. The corn is double planted so you CANNOT see through the 20' (twenty feet) thick corn maze walls! It's freaky. We look forward to your confusion and you WILL get lost!

We offer an amazing corn maze, food booths, 22' Bouncy Slide, tractor hay rides, pumpkin and gourd painting, mechanical swing, and a ferris wheel. Visit "HayLand" our covered kids facility for a parent's break, hay bale maze, and hay bale pyramid. There will also be pony rides and a petting zoo on the weekends.

LOCATION:
Fazio Farms Corn Maze
8433 NE 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

INFORMATION:
(503) 289-2020

Florence Festival of Books
Saturday, September 17-18, 2021
Florence - Oregon Coast

This is an opportunity for book lovers to meet the authors, chat with them, and to have their books signed. And this is an opportunity for aspiring authors to meet with experienced authors and publishers on a one-to-one basis.

LOCATION:
Florence Events Center
715 Quince Street
Florence, OR 97439

INFORMATION:
For more information, contact Florence Events Center at 541-997-1994.

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October Events

Harvest Festivals & Halloween Events

Harvest Festivals, corn mazes, haunted houses and other Halloween events listed by regions.

Hood River Hops Fest
Saturday, October 1, 2022
11 am - 7 pm

Hood River Valley

Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop-growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family-friendly event features more than 30 breweries with more than 40 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and an awesome collectible mug.

LOCATION:
Columbia Parking Lot 5
5th St
Hood River, OR

Sisters Harvest Faire - Sisters
Saturday & Sunday, October 9-10, 2021

Vendors selling quality handcrafted items. Pottery, metal art, photography, painting, jewelry, clothing, furniture, home décor and much more.

Live entertainment, food, Kid's Zone and free admission.

LOCATION:
Downtown Sisters

INFORMATION:
541-549-0251

Pheasant Fields Farm Harvest Festival
Medford
September 25-October 31, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Bring the whole family to enjoy fall fun and traditions at a working country farm with corn mazes, pumpkin patches, animal exhibits, hay rides, cow train, caramel apples and more! You'll also find a variety of local artisans to share their handcrafted products with you! From the kitchen to the fields!

For 2021 - We will be offering 3 different 2.5 hour time slots on Saturdays and Sundays to help manage crowds and wait times. We feel 2.5 hours gives you and your family the time you need to enjoy all of the activities we offer this year. We will be opening up our concession area for you to enjoy outside of your designated time slot so you can relax and enjoy delicious eats from Grandma’s Country Kitchen! .

LOCATION:
Pheasant Fields Farm
1865 Camp Baker Rd
Medford (behind Phoenix)

INFORMATION:
541-535-3873

Annual "Meet the Pioneers"
2021 event cancelled
Jacksonville - Southern Oregon

Special evening walking tours where visitors will be greeted by the Spirits of Jacksonville's early pioneers and settlers. Meet these early "movers and shakers" up close and personal, and hear their interesting and fascinating stories of life in and around Jacksonville during the mid to late 1800's. Dress for fall weather and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours will depart every 15 minutes and take approximately one hour to complete.

INFORMATION:
Tickets may be purchased at the Jacksonville Chamber and Visitor Information Center located on North Oregon Street (next to the Post Office) or by calling 541 899-8118

Art Along the Rogue Street Painting & Music Festival
October 1-3, 2021
Grants Pass - Southern Oregon

The premiere art festival in Southern Oregon features street painters creating huge pastel chalk drawings on the street alongside 40-50 regional artists & students. Also great music all weekend long.

LOCATION:
5th & "H" Streets
Downtown Grants Pass

Fall Kite Festival
Cancelled for 2021
Lincoln City - Oregon Coast

Many of the original organizers from their first event still participate in stunning aerial displays and exquisite kite ballets.

The weekend festival will include kite flying demonstrations by experts, free kids kitemaking, running of the bols, and some of the most colorful “big” kites in the world!

LOCATION:
On the beach, at the D-River Wayside
Lincoln City, Oregon

Annual Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County
2021 event cancelled
Yamhill County

Established in 1993, the Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County has become the artful way to explore Oregon's Wine Country and the creativity tucked among its hillsides. This self-guided studio tour, presented by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County, features 40 local artists who create ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, fiber art, copper work, book art, paper cutting, sculpture and much more. Visitors create their own itinerary, stopping by as many studios as they can during the six-day event which takes place the first two weekends of October. At each studio they are encouraged to ask questions, watch demonstrations and purchase work directly from each artist

INFORMATION:
(503) 538-1535

Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
October 7-8, 2022
Hood River - The Gorge

Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce and food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings: all the best this County has to offer. There will also be a kid zone, art vendors, and live music.

LOCATION:
Hood River Event Site (overlooking the Columbia River)
110 Portway Avenue

INFORMATION:
(541) 386-2000

Yachats Village Mushroom Festival
October 16-18, 2020
6-10 pm

Yachats - Oregon Coast

Enjoy a weekend of delectible wild forest mushroom cuisine, expert led mushroom walks, talks and exhibits, culinary classes and fungi arts workshops, culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting, and live entertainment. Guided mushroom walks and exhibits are FREE and open to the public.

For 2020, event will be revised this year to accommodate current restrictions.

LOCATION:
Various Locations
Yachats, OR

INFORMATION:
800-929-0477

Annual Squishing of the Squash & 'Howloween' at the Zoo
Portland - Portland Metro

Environmental Enrichment - Annual Squishing of the Squash
October - 2020 TBA
In preparation for our "Howloween" event, the Portland Zoo elephant herd will receive a HUGE pumpkin to pulverize. Great photo opportunity - bring your camera!

HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO
October - 2020 TBA
The zoo provides a fun and safe setting for this Halloween tradition, where costumed trick-or-treaters learn about wildlife in a fun scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. In keeping with the zoo's mission, Howloween aims to be educational as well as fun. Scavenger hunts and activities are themed to teach kids about animals around the world, and their habitats and adaptations.

LOCATION:
Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-226-1561

The Great Onion Festival
Dates TBA
9am-4pm

Sherwood - Portland/Metro

The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Great Onion Festival which promotes the Community and supports the Chamber as it creates a strong local economy. A can't miss event filled with great food, crafts, an onion eating competition and entertainment!

LOCATION:
Archer Glen Elementary School
16155 Southwest Sunset Boulevard
Sherwood, OR

Bend Roots Revival
October 29-31, 2021
Bend - Central Oregon

The Bend Roots Revival is a free, family-friendly festival featuring over 100 musical acts and educational workshops. The event takes place annually, the last week in September, and showcases all genres—from folk, country, bluegrass, blues, and hip-hop, to funk, punk, metal, jazz, and rock.

For 2021 - In accordance with Covid-19 protocols, we are presenting a socially distanced and virtual music festival: one you can enjoy via any streaming device from the comfort of your home. We will be broadcasting livestream coverage of the festival from seven outdoor sound stages throughout the weekend, presented by WORTHY BREWING, SILVER MOON, AVID CIDER, SPOKEN MOTO, BUNK & BREW and the BROWN OWL.

LOCATION:
Virtual for 2021

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November Events

Verboort's Annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Dinner
November 7, 2020
Always the first Saturday of November
November

Verboort - Portland Metro

Every year the folks in Verboort have invited a few of their neighbors over for a sausage and sauerkraut dinner. Buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then stroll around the grounds and beneath the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees. While all proceeds stay inside the parish, a portion of the proceeds from our dinner provide a subsidy for the Visitation Parish children who attend Visitation Catholic School. Dinners are served 11am-8pm, no advance sales.

LOCATION:
Visitation Parish
4285 N.W. Verboort Rd.
Forest Grove

Celtic Music Festival
2020 event cancelled
Yachats - Oregon Coast

The Yachats Celtic Music Festival returns for its 16th year! More than a dozen musical acts, workshops and presentations, dancing, jam sessions, beer and whiskey tastings, and a Celtic themed Mystery Game. Chi mi a dh'aithghearr sibh. See you soon...goin' to be a whale of a time!

LOCATION:
Yachats Commons & other locations in Yachats

The Northwest Food & Wine Festival
November 7, 2020 (please check with event holder to make sure event has not been cancelled)
4 - 8 pm
Portland - Portland Metro

A wine and food celebration created to present a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Guests can expect a floor filled with over 600 wines and 50 restaurants and gourmet food tastes which feature an incredible array of options for guests.

LOCATION:
Oregon Convention Center

INFORMATION:
800-422-0251

Portland Book Festival
Online: November 5—21, 2020
Portland - Portland Metro

Featuring 100+ authors presented on 9 stages, pop-up readings throughout the Portland Art Museum galleries, and 13 writing workshops. The festival will include author discussions and activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, pop-up readings and concerts, a beverage garden, and local food trucks.

LOCATION:
Portland Art Museum & surrounding venues
Portland, OR

Seaside Downtown Wine Walk
Saturday, November
3-7 pm

Seaside, the Coast

Twice a year, Seaside's downtown businesses pour samples of their best wines and provide hors d'oeuvres to the public. For a small price, you can receive a commemorative event wine glass, an ID bracelet and a Wine Walk Passport booklet with a detailed list of all tastings as well as exclusive coupons that only Wine Walk participants can take advantage of!! Wine tastings will start promptly at 3:00pm. Wineries will charge a nominal fee for tastings; prices can be found in the Passport booklet.

LOCATION:
Various businesses in Seaside

Turkey Trot at the Zoo
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020
8:00am
Portland - Portland Metro

Held on Thanksgiving Day, this 4 mile Run & Walk with Kid’s Tot Trot winds through the International Rose Gardens and the zoo.

Event is geared to the entire family - walkers, runners, and kids. Paid registrants will be able to enter the Zoo at no cost.

LOCATION:
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd,
Portland, OR

Wine Country Thanksgiving
November - December
Willamette Valley

More than 150 wineries will open their doors to kick off the winter wine tasting season. Many of these wineries are not open at any other time during the year. Festivities include tasting of new releases and older vintages, barrel tastings, specialty foods and sales of limited quantity wines. Some wineries have live music and tasting fees vary by winery. Winemakers and owners will personally greet their guests.

LOCATION:
Various wineries. Call for a brochure.

INFORMATION:
503-646-2985

Christmas Festival of Lights
Friday the day after Thanksgiving through December 30th (closed Christmas Day)
Portland - Portland Metro

This celebration of Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving with the opening of our most popular event, The Christmas Festival of Lights. With over 500,000 lights, 150 choral performances, a petting zoo, carolers, puppet shows and hot chocolate this is a special event for the whole family.

admission charged

LOCATION:
NE 85th and Sandy Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

INFORMATION:
503-261-2400

Lincoln City Wild Mushroom Cook Off
2020 Date TBA
Lincoln City, the Coast

Visit the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City. Admission is free, with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. Enjoy live presentations, wild mushroom identification, food vendors, wild mushroom books, wild mushrooms for sale, and more!

Admission is free, with samples available for $1 and portion sizes for $3 (while supplies last).

LOCATION:
The Culinary Center in Lincoln City
801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City

 

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