Oregon Events and Festivals
Oregon offers great events and festivals throughout 2013. Check out all of the events here.
Oregon Events 2013
June Festivals and Events in Oregon
May 30-June 2, 2013 Lebanon Strawberry Festival – Lebanon, Oregon
June 14-15, 2013 Sisters Wine and Brew Festival – Sisters, Oregon
The Sisters Wine & Brew Festival celebrates the wonderful wines and brews of the Pacific Northwest. The day will also include live music, wine and beer pairing classes, cooking demos, art vendors, a VIP section, and fantastic food.
June 21-23, 2013 Battle of the Bones – Central Point, Oregon
Battle of the Bones is a fierce barbecue competition between the best barbecue chefs on the West Coast. It is a family focused event with kid friendly activities, live musical performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as a craft beer and wine tasting competition! 2012 will be the first year that our barbecue event is sanctioned by PNWBA! Battle of the Bones will be the same great event that the public has experienced in the past; however, we will now be backed by an established barbecue association. PNWBA will enforce the rules for the barbecue teams and will assure that all judging is performed consistently with their established barbecue standards. The competition is about to get more fierce! Entry to the event is free, but if you want to sample barbecue, microbrew or wine, you will need to purchase a tasting ticket. $2 Ribs will be sold from the Foundation booth throughout the event.
June 28-30, 2013 9th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival
Two of Portland’s beloved industries – organic beer and sustainability – come together in an annual celebration designed to raise awareness about organic beer and sustainable living. We serve up organic beers and ciders from around the world, accompanied by live music, organic food, sustainability-oriented vendors, non-profits and a children’s area.
June 29, 2013 Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest – Salem, Oregon
Fabulous Willamette Valley Winemakers & Great Food in the exquisite Deepwood Gardens. Soft jazz as you choose from over 75 different wines to sample. 3 Gardens of Wine, 2 Stages of Music, 1 Fabulous Event.
June 29, 2013 7th Annual Festival of Arts & Wine & Beer – St. Benedict, Oregon
Held at Mount Angel Abbey–a fundraising event in support of the Library, Monastery and Retreat House featuring exemplary food and wine from Northwest wineries and restaurants, auction, art displays, a Civil War collection and an illustrated manuscript exhibition.
June 29, 2013 13th Annual Shady Cove SPAM Festival – Shady Cove, Oregon
Enjoy SPAMBURGER hamburgers, hot dogs, Teriyaki SPAM Kabobs, hamburgers, live music. Vendor booths scattered throughout the park, Free Kid’s Carnival…and they even win prizes, Free Watermelon Eating Contest, and Free Pie Eating contest, and much, much more!
July Festivals and Events in Oregon
JULY 4, 2013 – There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 19-21, 2013 PIB: Portland International Beerfest
PIB Is An Over The Top Beer Festival celebrating the world”s most legendary brewing styles and the nations that made them famous. Come taste over 150 world-class beers from more than 16 countries.
July 20, 2013 Hubbard Hops Festival
An annual festival with a parade, beer garden, games for young and old, musical entertainment, food, craft booths, and much more.
July 24-28, 2013 26th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival
One of the nation’s longest running craft beer events, the Festival exists to provide an opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the country. Eighty craft breweries from all parts of the nation offer handcrafted brews to 70,000 beer lovers. Live music, beer-related vendors, beer memorabilia displays, beer writers and publishers, hop growers, homebrewing demonstrations, and an assortment of foods from a variety of regions. The Crater Lake Root Beer Garden offers complimentary handcrafted root beer for minors and designated drivers. Attendance: 70,000.
August Festivals and Events in Oregon
August 9-12, 2013 Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior Conference – Portland, Oregon
Nutrition Education: Moving from Good to Great!
August 23-Sept 2, 2013 Oregon State Fair – Salem, Oregon
When it comes to fair competitions, the Oregon State Fair is the big one. Enter a competition. Learn more about competition categories. Whether you participate as a competitor, or watch the competitions – you’ll be part of something BIG! 4-H & FFA; Farm, Garden & Floral; Creative Living; Food & Baking Competitions; Horse Show; Grill-Offs; Livestock; Beer & Wine Competitions. Conserts, etc.
September Festivals and Events in Oregon
August 23-September 2, 2013 Oregon State Fair – Salem, Oregon
September 14, 2013 Carlton Crush – Carlton, Oregon
Sponsored by the Carlton Businss Association (CBA), the Second Annual Carlton Crush Harvest Festival will take place just north of Main Street in downtown Carlton, complete with a Grape Stomp Competition, Barrel Rolling Race, Wine Thief Relay Race, live music, traditional Midway games for the kids, Mark the Magician, helicopter rides, and terrific festival food. A wine, beer and hard cider Corral will feature wineries and breweries of the Yamhill County area. All of the adult beverages are donated and the sale proceeds will support Joseph’s Storehouse, our community Food Bank.
September 14, 2013 Heart of the Valley Septembeerfest – Corvallis, Oregon
The Northwest beer lovers brewfest. Heart of the Valley Hombrewers.
October Festivals and Events in Oregon
October 12, 2013 PNW Wild Mushroom Cook-off
Lincoln City, Oregon
Join us at the Cook-off to see what our local Oregon chefs have prepared with these gems of the autumn harvest. Enjoy live cooking demos, a wild mushroom identification booth, wine & beer, food vendors, mushroom books, and wild mushrooms for sale. Professional chefs will determine the best mushroom dishes, and you get to vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award! Admission is free, with samples available for 50¢ and portion sizes for $3.
November Festivals and Events in Oregon
November 9, 2013 Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off – Lincoln City, Oregon
The comfort food of the Oregon coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest, will be yours for the tasting at the Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).
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