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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. 

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.
Mac Classic Gala: Winemaker Dinner Under the Spruce Goose
Mac Classic Gala: Winemaker Dinner Under the Spruce Goose
February 09, 2019 - 6:00pm
Join Evergreen Aviation Museum in celebrating Oregon wine industry roots featuring winemaking fathers and sons at this unique fundraising dinner under the wings of the Spruce Goose at Evergreen Aviation Museum. They’ve gathered together two of the most influential winemaking families in Oregon, pairing their wines with food prepared by award-winning restaurant The Barberry. McMinnville Wine & Food Classic’s Wine Competition Best of Show will be revealed.
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.
Allegory Brewing Beer Dinner at 1882 Grille
Allegory Brewing Beer Dinner at 1882 Grille
February 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
This month Allegory Brewing and 1882 Grille are pairing together for a collaborative beer paired dinner at 1882 Grille. Enjoy a chef and brewer designed experience where you not only enjoy great food and craft beer, but you have a chance to win Allegory swag and talk with the team who made all of it possible.
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.
8th Annual Crab Feed & Pinot Gris Celebration
8th Annual Crab Feed & Pinot Gris Celebration
February 23, 2019 - 6:30pm
This will be an evening filled with boatloads of tasty food, wonderful friends, and of course, delicious wine. Reserve your seat now because tickets run out fast.
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.
McMinnville Scottish Festival
McMinnville Scottish Festival
June 08, 2019 to June 09, 2019
MCMINNVILLE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL .. WE’RE PUTTING THE “MAC” BACK IN MCMINNVILLE McMinnville has grown to be an internationally recognized city in the heart of Willamette Valley known for its best small town main street, its place in the rich Willamette Valley wine industry, early UFO sightings, and the resting place of the Hercules (Howard Hugh’s Spruce Goose). With all this attention it seems few have pondered why it bears the name of McMinnville? Did anyone of importance in city history have that name? Are there Scottish or Irish roots? As it turns out, no one in the city’s history was named McMinnville. The city’s founder William T. Newby (1820–1884), an early immigrant on the Oregon Trail, named the city after his home town McMinnville, Tennessee. He must have cared for his home quite a bit to establish a city across the country with the same name. McMinnville does indeed have Scottish roots however; McMinnville, Tennessee was named after Governor Joseph McMinn (1758-1824). His grandfather, Robert McMinn (1690-1757) emigrated from his home in Perth, Scotland, to make a home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By importing the name of his hometown, William Newby intentionally, or unintentionally, brought a bit of Scotland to our city, McMinnville. The Celtic Heritage Alliance is going to build on that Scottish connection and bring the “Mac” back in McMinnville in 2018 with the McMinnville Scottish Festival! Join us June 9th and 10th at Linfield College
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.