Image may be subject to copyright

EVENTS in Willamette Valley


The Willamette Valley has a variety of events all year long.
You'll find plenty of great things to do during your next stay. From food and wine tastings
to music festivals to the largest UFO festival in the United States.

Our events are as eclectic and fun as the people you'll meet here. 

Olio Nuovo Festival
Olio Nuovo Festival
November 16, 2018 to November 18, 2018
Experience Italian tradition right here in Oregon wine country at Durant Olive Mill’s Olio Nuovo Festival – November 16, 17 & 18. At this celebration of freshly milled extra virgin olive oil taste Olio Nuovo on classic bruschetta alongside Durant Vineyards estate wine. Join us for a tour of our Olioteca (olive mill), enjoy live Italian music and experience some of Oregon’s top food producers in the Local Marketplace Tent. Shop holiday greens and décor at our Gift Shop & Nursery. Complimentary Event, all ages welcome.
McMinnville’s 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
McMinnville’s 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
November 16, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$10 Receive 5 taste tickets, a commemorative glass, a wine bag, and a map of the event. This is a self-guided tour so stroll, sip, explore and enjoy Historic Downtown McMinnville at your own pace.
R. Stuart & Co. Harvest Open House
R. Stuart & Co. Harvest Open House
November 17, 2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Be there and you’ll be first to taste R. Stuart & Co. Winery’s 2016 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, and almost every other wine they make too, like their award-winning Love, Oregon lineup and our Big Fire wines (always a fan favorite).Enjoy tasty food to pair with the wines and fun and games (literally) for all. So bring some friends and join the fun. The Open House is in the Winery on 5th Street.
Wine Country Thanksgiving
Wine Country Thanksgiving
November 23, 2018 to November 25, 2018
McMinnville Holiday Market
McMinnville Holiday Market
November 23, 2018 - 10:00am to November 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
The McMinnville Holiday Market brings a unique and festive holiday shopping experience to downtown McMinnville each year. Visit over 20 vendors with locally made and sourced products. Each day of the market brings opportunities for new finds, unique wine offerings, and food and entertainment. Experience the addition of the new McMinnville Night Market on November 23rd.
Santa's Parade and Tree lighling
Santa's Parade and Tree lighling
November 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
Start the holiday off right with the McMinnville Downtown Association's annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Festival in downtown McMinnville! We begin with an old-fashioned starlight parade under 3rd Street's twinkle-lit trees. The parade kicks off at 4:30 PM and the annual tree lighting follows immediately afterward. Come early to take advantage of holiday sales and shop local for family and friends on your list. Rumor has it, Santa pays a visit every year, but only if you're on the nice list.
McMinnville Night Market
McMinnville Night Market
November 23, 2018 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
You’re invited to the inaugural edition of the McMinnville Night Market. In conjunction with the McMinnville Holiday Market, this festive evening includes local craft artisans, a live concert by Portland band The Weather Machine, a wine wall to benefit the Henderson House, food trucks, drinks and more.
McMinnville Holiday Stroll
McMinnville Holiday Stroll
December 15, 2018
Every season is perfect on 3rd Street, but there’s something extra special about the holiday season. Maybe it’s the idea of shopping entirely local for holiday gifts, sipping on hot cocoa as you admire the beautifully crafted wreaths on business’ storefronts or maybe it’s the magical twinkly lights strung up and down Third Street. Whatever it is, you’re invited to come downtown for McMinnville’s annual Holiday Stroll to experience it for yourself. Celebrate and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in McMinnville.
There are no attractions to show.

The following websites are excellent sources for upcoming events in our area: Visit McMinnville and Willamette Wine.