Top 8 Events in Oregon, United States

January 29, 2022 Etsuko Causey

Discover the best top things to do in Oregon, United States including Oregon Country Fair, Oregon International Air Show, Grand Floral Parade, Verboort Sausage Festival, Sip - McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, Columbia Gorge 2019 Model Railroad Show, Portland Winter Light Festival, Music on Main.

1. Oregon Country Fair

Florence-Eugene Hwy 126, Veneta, OR 97487 +1 541-343-4298 http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/
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5.0 based on 26 reviews

Oregon Country Fair

Every state in the USA seems to have a country fair with tractor pulls, farm animals and deep fried desserts in the summer, however Oregon's Country Fair brings a unique style to the table. Taking place at the beginning of July just two hours south of Portland in the wooded Willamette Valley, the event includes food vendors, musical entertainment, educational areas and craft booths. What really makes the event unique is the "hippy vibe" over "farmer vibe" as seen in the many costumed and body-painted participants.

Reviewed By eyee2017

This annual event is nearing its 50th Anniversary in just a couple of years, providing ongoing philanthropic culture to its local communities. The magic is strong, powerful, and ever evolving. Hosting a plethora of performance stages offering everything from top notch musical acts to the most interpersonal performances, a multitude of fun and educational activities, acres upon acres of juried-in vending, and sweet fields for frolicking and relaxing both, the Oregon Country Fair truly has something to offer everyone! Personally I have really come to enjoy XAVANADU, a 6-acre field of open space mixed with mature oak trees, and programming that includes a large wood-floor dance pavilion with class acts in a plethora of genres, sponsored art installations, flow and movement activities, areas for relaxing and resting, as well as the StewardShip which offers educational workshops and presentations. StewardShip's "mobile passport station" is the hub for the fair-wide Passport Scavenger Hunt featuring generously sponsored grand prizes raffled among three categories of participants. There are amazing vendor booths representing a multitude of art/crafts and wholesome foods, including artisan cupcakes and herbal elixirs to name a few. Second runner up is probably the Ritz Sauna where it's easy to let the hours pass while enjoying the wood burning saunas & showers, paired with musical performances and acts to keep you entertained as you enjoy. Overall I'm also very impressed with the Oregon Country Fair's commitment to sustainability which is confirmed through its many programs for reducing, reusing and recycling as witnessed through the durable silverware at all food booths, and a rideshare program offering fair goers free shuttles to and from the site, to name just a couple. There's just really too much fun stuff going on to accurately cover it all in a brief review, so I highly recommend you experience the magic yourself. Next year....

2. Oregon International Air Show

3355 NE Cornell Rd # 240 Hillsboro Airport, Hillsboro, OR 97124 +1 503-629-0706 [email protected] http://www.oregonairshow.com/
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4.0 based on 81 reviews

Oregon International Air Show

The Oregon International Air Show provides safe, family experiences that will inspire future generations, involve community, and support charitable organizations in the Pacific Northwest through the promotion of aviation.

3. Grand Floral Parade

Memorial Coliseum to Downtown Portland, Portland, OR 97227 http://www.rosefestival.org/
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4.0 based on 1 reviews

Dating back to 1907, this early summer flower festival held along the waterfront of Portland, Oregon is the city’s official party of the year featuring loads of family-friendly events and three parades: the Junior Parade, the Starlight Parade, and the Grand Floral. The Grand Floral is an especially popular procession of spectacular display as it makes its way from Memorial Coliseum to Downtown Portland, serving as the culmination of the festival.

4. Verboort Sausage Festival

4285 NW Visitation Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116-8040 +1 503-357-6990 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/verboortsausagedinner/
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2.5 based on 2 reviews

Verboort Sausage Festival

5. Sip - McMinnville Wine and Food Classic

500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128-8877 http://macclassic.org
Sip - McMinnville Wine and Food Classic

The 27th annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, also known as “Sip!” gathers thousands of people from all over the Pacific Northwest together in celebration of Oregon wine and cuisine at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum—all for the benefit of children. Enjoy 70+ Oregon wineries as well as beer, spirits, food, art, live music and more. Proceeds benefit St. James School.

6. Columbia Gorge 2019 Model Railroad Show

2505 N Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227-1949 +1 503-288-7246 [email protected] http://www.columbiagorgemodelrailroadclub.com/show
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

7. Portland Winter Light Festival

Waterfront, Portland, OR [email protected] http://PDXWLF.COM
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8. Music on Main

706 SW Main St, Portland, OR 97205 +1 503-248-4335 https://www.portland5.com/events/music-main?fbclid=IwAR2ZaaYzBBO-zYYZK64RuIPDJgH2fIgGrKVZcSO8Q8qQVJ0xl39li6W5Nb0

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