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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. 

Wildwood MusicFest
Wildwood MusicFest
July 19, 2019 - 10:00am to July 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
The Wildwood MusicFest was created exclusively by grassroots efforts of a caring community in rural Oregon. The festival showcases fantastic emerging artists, promotes local food and agriculture, features regional micro beers, cider and wine and provides tons of free activities for kids.
McMinnville Farmers Market
McMinnville Farmers Market
July 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to October 17, 2019
Every Thursday afternoon, May – Oct, more than 60 local vendors bring fresh seasonal produce, farm raised meats, fresh blooms & handmade products to market. Grab lunch in the food court, enjoy our weekly musician, and stock your kitchen with fresh local foods. We proudly accept EBT/SNAP and offer a weekly “Sprouts” kids activity.
Concerts on the Plaza
Concerts on the Plaza
July 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Uncommon Wine Festival hosts micro-production winemakers in the setting of the Domaine de Broglie vineyards. Participating wineries will offer samples of their limited-production wines and Renegade Catering will offer food for sale to complement your tasting experience.
Community Cellar Celebration
Community Cellar Celebration
July 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to July 27, 2019 - 9:30pm
The McMinnville Education Foundation invites you to a magical evening under the stars!Join us on the eve of the International Pinot Noir Celebration in downtown McMinnville’s Granary District for a midsummer alfresco feast in which we’ll celebrate the bounty of the season with outstanding local food and wine.Chef Jesse Kincheloe of Valley Commissary restaurant has created a gorgeous menu to be paired with the wonderful wines of R. Stuart & Co. Winery.
Pre-IPNC Dinner at The Blue Goat
Pre-IPNC Dinner at The Blue Goat
July 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Kick things off right at the Blue Goat the evening before the IPNC. Chef Thomas Ghinazzi is pairing four perfect courses with exquisite Eola-Amity Hills AVA wines for an unforgettable meal. Watch as the talented team prepares each course, and be sure to check out the live fire cooking in the enormous cob oven, sculpted in place by earth artist Kiko Denzer. The Blue Goat sources directly from local farmers, so there is freshness and care in every bite. You’ll be in excellent hands with their skilled service staff. Relax, enjoy, and experience the bounty of the Willamette Valley region. Tickets are $95 per person, with gratuity included.
Shakespeare on the Lawn
Shakespeare on the Lawn
July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019
Experience Theatre Project is proud to present The Comedy of Errors performed on the Durant Vineyards Tasting Room lawn. In this classic Shakespeare comedy, guests will enjoy slapstick humor and mistaken identity in addition to puns and word play. Durant Vineyards wine and signature platters will be available for purchase. All ages are welcome – suggested donation of $10 (donated to Experience Theatre Project). Event packages and VIP seating options available.
33rd Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration
33rd Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration
July 26, 2019 to July 29, 2019
The IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world. Along with the speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets the IPNC apart from all other wine events. Whether tasting Grand Cru Burgundy or walking through Oregon vineyards with the grower who planted them, guests find themselves unwinding in picturesque Oregon wine country for what wine legend Jancis Robinson described as “one of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world”.
Live Music by Cary Samsel at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Live Music by Cary Samsel at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
July 26, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Live jams, delicious food, and great wine! Portland Oregon’s Cary Samsel’s tunes are eclectic in style and aim to please with catchy but sincere lyrics. No cover charge.
Live Music on the Patio at The Common Cup
Live Music on the Patio at The Common Cup
July 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:00pm
Enjoy live music on the patio at The Common Cup.Come see Rich Swanger, lead of The Little Known Band perform a mix of folk inspired tunes with an original twist. The Common Cup will be serving an evening waffle menu along with specialty cocktails and beer and wine. The full coffee menu will also be available. All ages welcome.
Anniversary Party and Live Music at The Gallery at Ten Oaks
Anniversary Party and Live Music at The Gallery at Ten Oaks
July 27, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
You’re invited to celebrate Ten Oaks’ 3rd anniversary. Enjoy live music by Portland guitarist Richard Moore, food, and more.
Summer Music at Troon Carlton Courtyard
Summer Music at Troon Carlton Courtyard
July 27, 2019 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy live music at the Troon courtyard all summer long! Wine available for purchase by the glass.
Durant Summer Music Series
Durant Summer Music Series
August 02, 2019 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Enjoy live music, epic views and Durant Vineyards wine in the sunshine – Their Summer Music Series is back and better than ever! Enjoy wine by the glass and their signature picnic platters while overlooking the vineyards and listening to local talent. Featured Musician: Joe Garland is a four piece acoustic act inspired by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Please no outside food.
Live Music with Common Hours at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Live Music with Common Hours at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
August 02, 2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Live jams, delicious food, and great wine! Common Hours is back with their full band, featuring easy listening, alt rock in a mellow and compelling style. No cover charge.
Chef's Monthly Farm Table Dinner Series at The Blue Goat
Chef's Monthly Farm Table Dinner Series at The Blue Goat
August 02, 2019 - 7:00pm
Chef Thomas Ghinazzi pairs four delectable courses with local wines. The experience is hosted at the Blue Goat restaurant, at their beautifully crafted oversized Farm Table, built by Dave Van Domelen from reclaimed barn timbers. You’ll sit with neighbors and new friends to enjoy an evening of conversation over a perfect meal. $60 per person includes food and wine. (Seating limited to 12.)
Willamette Shakespeare: As You Like It
Willamette Shakespeare: As You Like It
August 02, 2019 - 7:00pm
Enjoy Shakespeare’s rollicking fun As You Like It in the vineyard with Willamette Shakespeare Company at Stoller Family Estate. Wine by the glass or the bottle is available for purchase.
CdT Music Series: Skybound Blue
CdT Music Series: Skybound Blue
August 03, 2019 - 5:00pm
This is the fourth year in a row that Skybound Blue performs their local Americana awesomeness at Coeur de Terre Vineyard, and it is not to be missed. Enjoy this long summer night with a local food truck and great CdT wine.No pets or outside food or drink permitted.
Luminosa Morrison Metric Century Biking Fundraiser
Luminosa Morrison Metric Century Biking Fundraiser
August 10, 2019
Starting and ending at Champoeg State Heritage Area, the Luminosa Morrison Metric Century offers three routes and plenty of rest stops. Choose from 26, 44 or 63 miles on a picturesque loop through the heart of Willamette Valley farmland. At the finish line awaits a family-friendly party featuring live music.
McMinnville's 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
McMinnville's 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
August 16, 2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Visit the stores, restaurants and businesses of Historic Downtown McMinnville the 3rd Friday of each month. Meet the people who bring charm to 3rd Street while enjoying music, art, food, and beverage.
McMinnville’s 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
McMinnville’s 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
August 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Visit the stores, restaurants and businesses of Historic Downtown McMinnville the 3rd Friday of each month. Meet the people who bring charm to 3rd Street while enjoying music, art, food, and beverage.
Bounty of Yamhill County: Culinary Adventures in Oregon Wine Country
Bounty of Yamhill County: Culinary Adventures in Oregon Wine Country
August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019
Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is a three-day food & wine festival that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon Wine Country to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures. BOYC was voted Top 10 Best Food Festivals by USA TODAY 10Best and The Culture Trip. Tickets are limited, and most events sold out early last year. While you’re having fun, you’re also doing good. Proceeds from Bounty of Yamhill County benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society. Save the date for 2019! BOYC will be happier August 23-25th. Events and tickets available in March.
Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon
Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon
September 01, 2019
Consider yourself formally invited. Whether it’s your first time visiting Oregon’s famous wine country or you grew up with the rich soil of the Yamhill Valley permanently etched on your hands, this is the year (the 10th Anniversary) to run the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon (or relay).Now managed by the non-profit Oregon Sports Authority, with support from race founder Matt Dockstader, Ken Wright Cellars and other local partners, the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon is a celebration of the unique spirit of the Yamhill Valley – a spirit of community, craft, exploration, and of course, the World’s Best Pinot Noir. So, whether Oregon Wine Country is the place you call home or a place you’d love to get to know, come raise a glass at Stoller Family Estate on Labor Day weekend.
Oregon Brews & BBQs
Oregon Brews & BBQs
September 06, 2019 - 5:30pm to September 08, 2019 - 5:00pm
Oregon Brews and BBQ is all about great food, great regional brews, and a whole lot of fun.Located in the heart of McMinnville, there will be over 18,000 square feet of tent, 50+ taps serving craft beer from 35+ breweries for your enjoyment throughout the weekend. Enjoy delicious barbecue and other food delights, as well as live music. It is a time to get together and have a good time.This event is pet friendly. All tickets purchased online must be printed and all parties must be present to enter. Tickets needed for those 12 and older.
Oregon International Air Show
Oregon International Air Show
September 20, 2019 to September 22, 2019
The Oregon International Air Show has been the State of Oregon’s largest aviation event since 1988. This outstanding community event is one of the largest charitable events in Oregon. Bring the family and come fly with us.
Best of Oregon with Second Generation Vintners
Best of Oregon with Second Generation Vintners
October 06, 2019 to October 12, 2019
See the Oregon you never knew existed with Modern Adventure and three pioneering wineries: Sokol Blosser, Ponzi and Elk Cove. Discover this incredible state from Portland to wine country to the dramatic Pacific coast.Over seven days you’ll celebrate the Pacific Northwest with the ‘Oregon Originals,’ a group of second-generation vintners whose pioneering families forged the land into the renowned wine country it’s become.If you love celebrating heritage, craftsmanship and the art of fine wine, this trip is for you. Enjoy VIP lunches in the middle of vineyards, help harvest this year’s crop of pinot noir, and taste oysters fresh from the Pacific. Come to the Pacific Wonderland and appreciate it as only a true Oregonian could.Choose from one of two departure dates. Spots are limited, so book soon and join Modern Adventure this harvest season.
Holiday Artisan Market at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Holiday Artisan Market at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
December 07, 2019 - 11:00am to December 08, 2019 - 3:00pm
Sip wine and shop local this holiday season at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar. This year you have two days to shop for all of your holiday needs. The 3rd annual Artisan Market features unique, local goods that are sure to please anyone on your shopping list. Vendors will be announced soon.
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The following websites are excellent sources for upcoming events in our area: Visit McMinnville and Willamette Wine.