What's Happening in the Willamette Valley
This is your guide to festivals, special events and celebrations taking place in Oregon Wine Country. Scroll down to see what’s happening in the Willamette Valley or click on the area of interest below to see a listing of local activities.

Albany area (Linn County)

Corvallis area (Benton County)

Eugene area (Eugene, Cascades & Coast)

Canby, Molalla and Wilsonville area (Mt. Hood Territory)

Newberg area (Yamhill Valley)

Salem area (Marion and Polk Counties)

Upcoming events

Plug & Pinot
From April 22, 2014 to April 27, 2014

We invite you to join Elk Cove Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, and The Joel Palmer House Restaurant in celebration of Earth Day and the Willamette Valley Electric Byway. 

Event attendees that complete a Plug & Pinot Passport by visiting all five destinations anytime during the week-long event will be entered to win an EV-Powered Wine Country Getaway. 

  • Elk Cove Vineyards: 27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119, 503-985-7760
  • The Joel Palmer House Restaurant: 600 Ferry St., Dayton, OR 97114, 503-864-2995
  • Sokol Blosser Winery: 5000 Sokol Blosser Lane, Dayton, OR 97114, 503-864-2282
  • Stoller Family Estate: 16161 NE McDougall Rd., Dayton, OR 97114, 503-864-3404
  • Winderlea Vineyard and Winery: 8905 NE Worden Hill Road, Dundee, OR 97115, 503-554-5900


Grapes of Half Marathon
April 27, 2014

The wineries are going head to head in this challenge to bring out the fastest runners and the most participants. Be sure to designate which winery you want to represent when you register! All races will be chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. 7 a.m. marathon on Territorial Hwy 3 miles south of Silvan Ridge Winery (all participants will be shuttled to the start). 7 a.m. half-marathon at Noble Estate Winery. 8 a.m. 5K at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

Territorial Highway, Territorial Hwy S of Silvan Ridge Winery, Eugene

The Dirty Dash
June 28, 2014

The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then man to swine. This popular event draws a big crowd for a full day of downright dirty fun!

Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene

Yamhill Lavender Festival
From July 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014

The Finest Celebration of Lavender and Art! You are invited to experience the Yamhill Lavender Festival & Plein Air Art Show, where all things lavender blend with the premier art show of original work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon.

Spend a leisurely day in the park while you feast on lavender-based cuisine and refreshment. Talented musicians set the mood while you enjoy a glass of local beer or wine. Be enticed by distinctive lavender products, juried art and craft booths and lavender in myriad forms. Relax in the shade of oak trees surrounded by the captivating scent of lavender essential oil distillation. Try your hand at lavender crafts.
This cooperative event brings local lavender growers and community volunteers together. We are accepting canned food donations for our “Help Our Neighbors” food drive. Proceeds from the event benefit many charitable causes.

Beulah City Park, Yamhill

Oregon Jamboree
From August 01, 2014 to August 03, 2014

Two stages, three beer and wine gardens, merchandise and concessions booths, Kids Zone, Camping, Performers include, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Miranda Lambert

860 18th Ave, Sweet Home

Dig our Valley at The Joel Palmer House

Joel Palmer House:Mushroom Sunshine Menu

It may be raining, but the mushrooms love it! Join us at the Joel Palmer House for our "Mushroom S  ...read more

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