Fall Events and Festivals Not To Miss
Here in Tualatin Valley, fall is our most favorite season of all. As the weather cools and the leaves turn color, the season also ushers in several of the most unique (and tasty!) events of the year. Plan a trip to Tualatin Valley this fall, and don’t miss these signature events.
Farm-to-Table Dinners (Various dates)
Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean our farm-to table dinners are done. Not even close…our farm dinners are just getting started. Tualatin Valley’s rich agricultural lands provide a bounty of fresh farm-to-table goodness. So, it only makes sense that our farms and wineries celebrate our cornucopia of produce with farm dinners through the fall harvest season.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival (September 21, 2019)
The Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival is a Forest Grove tradition that is not to be missed! All are welcome to create imaginative masterpieces right on the sidewalk. There is no judging, only admiration. Preregistration is required to participate. Cost includes a tray of vibrant pastel chalk. Free to spectators.
Applefest (October 12, 2019)
The annual Applefest at Oregon Heritage Farm is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the fall season. Dive into farm living with a down-home day of country music and hay rides, and a bushel of apples to taste and buy. Caramel apples, apple cider and fresh-picked apples are on the menu of this family-friendly event.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta (October 19, 2019)
Tualatin’s West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is one of the most anticipated fall festivals in the Northwest. Each year people come from all over the globe to see costumed characters paddle 1,000-pound pumpkins across the lake in Tualatin in a series of wacky races. The Regatta also includes pumpkin bowling, pumpkin golf, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, pie-eating contests, and more.
Verboort Sausage Festival (November 2, 2019)
For 85 years, the Verboort Sausage Dinner has offered up a smorgasbord of food, crafts and sudsy beer. The community of Verboort, which was founded by a group of Dutch Catholic families in the late-1800s, serves up handmade sausage–15 tons!–sauerkraut and applesauce. This venerable event is a crowd and tummy pleaser.
Thanksgiving Wine Weekend (November 29-December 1, 2019)
The annual Thanksgiving Wine Weekend is a long-standing tradition in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Wine Country Thanksgiving features open houses at more than 30 wineries throughout the Tualatin Valley, where guests will enjoy special tastings, entertainment and light bites. The weekend provides a rare opportunity to visit many of the small wineries that are not regularly open to the public.
For a complete list of annual and special events throughout the year, visit the Events & Festivals calendar.
Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost. Plus, parking is always free, and our hotels do not charge any amenity/resort fees!
Just minutes from downtown Portland, Tualatin Valley offers a host of events near Portland throughout the year. Enjoy unique Oregon festivals guaranteed to offer seasonality, community and entertainment.
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