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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. 

TOAST TO THE HOLIDAYS! AT DOMAINE DROUHIN OREGON
TOAST TO THE HOLIDAYS! AT DOMAINE DROUHIN OREGON
December 08, 2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
‘Tis the season to celebrate at DDO! From 12 pm -3 pm, relax and enjoy live music by Lance Vallis along with tasty samples provided by Carlton’s Republic of Jam. Come and raise a Toast to the Holidays with us! Tasting room open 11 am - 4 pm, $20 Flight of 5 wines, Complimentary for DDO Club Members.
ROCO HOLIDAY BITES AND BUBBLES
ROCO HOLIDAY BITES AND BUBBLES
December 08, 2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Enjoy newly released 2015 RMS Sparkling wine with a variety of pairings including a favorite, Truffle popcorn! Two flight options featuring the 2015 RMS Sparkling wine will be offered. Join the Diamond Sparkling Wine Club, or any of the other wine clubs and tastings are complimentary for four people and receive 15% off purchase. Happy Holidays from ROCO
Holiday Art Fair at Bjornson Vineyard
Holiday Art Fair at Bjornson Vineyard
December 08, 2018 - 11:00am to December 09, 2018 - 5:00pm
Arts and Crafts Sale! Shop for Holiday Gifts… Sip some wine. No Admission charge. Come support Local artists.
30th Annual Wine Country Holiday Home Tour/Silent Auction
30th Annual Wine Country Holiday Home Tour/Silent Auction
December 09, 2018 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Tour beautifully decorated homes in McMinnville followed by festivities at Michelbook Country Club. This is the largest annual fundraiser for Soropitmist International of McMinnville. All proceeds benefit awards and other projects to help local women and girls. Tickets available at: www.SiMcMinnville.org Oregon Stationers La Bella Casa Kraemer's Nursery
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.
TEDxMcMinnville
TEDxMcMinnville
January 26, 2019
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxMcMinnville, TED Talks videos, performers, and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
McMinnville Short Film Festival
McMinnville Short Film Festival
February 09, 2019 to February 10, 2019
Local and worldwide filmmakers gather each year for the McMinnville Short Film Festival. Watch their films, enjoy speakers, and be a part of the arts in wine country. The 2019 Festival will be held the second weekend in February at the Coming Attractions Cinemas and the adjoining Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Campus in McMinnville, Oregon. Stay tuned here (and on our Facebook page) for more details as the event approaches.
Bubbles Fest 2019 at Anne Amie
Bubbles Fest 2019 at Anne Amie
February 09, 2019 - 11:00am to February 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend at our fifth annual Bubbles Fest sparkling wine festival. Join us for a single day, or purchase weekend admission and taste wines from all 25 participating producers.
Oregon Truffle Festival
Oregon Truffle Festival
February 15, 2019 to February 17, 2019
Native Oregonian James Beard was a longtime champion of Oregon truffles, and proclaimed them as equals to their more expensive and established European counterparts. We know he would have felt the same way about our world class Oregon wines. The 2019 Yamhill Valley weekend in wine country takes us on an exploration of the shared terroir of Oregon wine and truffles, while continuing our celebration of James Beard’s legacy as we again feature Beard honored chefs on Friday and Saturday nights of the festival.
Oregon Chardonnay Celebration
Oregon Chardonnay Celebration
February 23, 2019
Through our selection process, we look to showcase the best of Chardonnay from Oregon. The primary goal is to select a group of diverse, quality driven wines to represent Oregon as a whole. The winery participants will be selected through a tasting panel of Oregon Industry professionals, including Sommeliers, Educators and Media, all of which have extensive knowledge of the region and its various producers and styles.
SIP! McMinnville Food & Wine Classic
SIP! McMinnville Food & Wine Classic
March 08, 2019 to March 10, 2019
The much-beloved SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic invades the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum for a 26th anniversary event. This festival brings together small independent producers (SIP) of Oregon wine, beer, liquor, food, and art for three days of tasting, toasting, and raising funds for St. James School in McMinnville, founded in 1906.
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”.
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.
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The following websites are excellent sources for upcoming events in our area: Visit McMinnville and Willamette Wine.