Find an Oregon fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 has things to do across Oregon including activities in Portland, Eugene, Bend, Yakima and Eastern Oregon. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
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Portland Triathlon - Portland, OR - Sep 18, 2016
Hempstalk Harvest Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
Oktoberfest at McMenains - Troutdale, OR - Sep 25, 2016
Artober Brewfest - Lincoln City, OR - Oct 1, 2016
CultureFest - Ashland, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016
Eagle Valley Fall Festival - Richland, OR - Oct 30, 2016
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival - Eugene, OR - Oct 30, 2016
Wild Mushroom Cook off - Lincoln City, OR - Nov 12, 2016
Eugene International Film Festival - Eugene, OR - Nov 14 to Nov 20, 2016
Bite of Oregon - Portland, OR - Jan 1, 2017
On hiatus for 2018. Head to Rose Quarter for the Bite of Oregon, and enjoy amazing food from Oregon’s seven regions, plus Oregon craft beer garden, wine pavilion, Iron Chef Oregon and more
Music in the Meadow - Sumpter, OR - Aug 20, 2017
Wasco County Fair - Tygh Valley, OR - Aug 24 to Aug 27, 2017
Slam’n Salmon Ocean Derby - Brookings, OR - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
The largest ocean fishing derby on the West Coast with anglers chasing trophy chinook salmon over Labor Day weekend.
Belmont Street Fair - Portland, OR - Sep 9, 2017
Portland Color Run - Portland, OR - Sep 9, 2017
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to Portland, with a Colored Foam Zone and more. NOTE: Check weather conditions on the Color Run site to confirm the event will continue, given the Eagle Creek Fire and the air quality. Any cancellation will be posted Friday on thecolorrun.com/locations/portland
Celebration of Honor - Lincoln City, OR - Sep 13 to Sep 17, 2017
An event to honor Active Duty Personnel and Military Veterans, with a Field of Honor (1,000 flags), Oregon KIA Memorial Wall, Wall of Honor (Iraq and Afghanistan), Living Military History Weapons Display, Spirit of 45 (collecting WWII photos), Uniform Display, Veterans Services Information tent for veterans and their families, and more, to thank Veterans for their service and remember their sacrifices to keep our country safe
Big Tree Beer and Cider Festival - Eugene, OR - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
Drink craft beer and cider from your favorite regional breweries, feast on food from food trucks, play games, and listen to live music. Ticket includes admission, custom pint glass, and three tastings. Additional tastings and a value pack of tastes are available.
Race for the Ace 5k - Eugene, OR - Sep 17, 2017
Race along the Willamette River, starting at Maurie Jacobs Park. Collect five playing cards along the way, with prizes for the best five-card hand and for the top finishers!
Jacksonville Oktoberfest - Jacksonville, OR - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
The 7.5 acre Bigham Knoll Campus with the School House Brewhaus German Restaurant always hosts its annual Oktoberfest on the last weekend in September. Two stages of live music, traditional German food and Oktoberfest beer on tap, stein carrying contests, brat eating contests, fun run and cow train for kids. Ceremonial keg tapping Friday evening at 5 PM.
Pacific City Oktoberfest - Pacific City, OR - Oct 7, 2017
Oktoberfest celebration and fund raiser at the Kiawanda Community Center, in Pacific City Oregon. Proceeds will go towards the Community Center and to local arts/athletics. Kids arts and craft table, Alpine dancers, petting zoo from 11-1. Bavarian music, local beer and authentic German cuisine until 8 Saturday night.
Clackamas County Fair & Canby Rodeo - Canby, OR - Aug 14 to Aug 18, 2018
There is something for everyone at this county fair. FFA and 4H students have displays, plus paintings, photos, floral displays, live entertainment, and food.
Morrow County Fair & Rodeo - Heppner, OR - Aug 15 to Aug 19, 2018
Fair, wine tasting, music, talent show, animals, fun for the whole family with a little Irish flair
Wallowa County Thunder Run - Joseph, OR - Aug 16 to Aug 19, 2018
The Annual Wallowa County Thunder Run is the ultimate Bike Rally. Three nights of live music featuring five different bands, a VIP tent, biker games, food, drinks, and vendors, are only part of Thunder Run. Daytime activities throughout the county are planned, including a Poker Run.
Lake Oswego Collector Car and Boat Show - Lake Oswego, OR - Aug 18 to Aug 19, 2018
Admission is free and all proceeds benefit Oswego Heritage House and Museum, the City’s home of local history preservation, community events, and educational programs! What started out as a handful of collector cars on display at Millennium Plaza in 2000 has grown to become one of the Region’s best known shows with free admission and shuttles for everyone. Don’t miss the Summer’s most unique gathering of Collector Cars and Classic Boats on display at all three Lake Oswego venues, including George Rogers Park, Sundeleaf Plaza and Foothills Park.
Sherman County Fair & Rodeo - Moro, OR - Aug 21 to Aug 26, 2018
Demolition car derby, live entertainment, 4H exhibits, car show, livestock and horse events, parade and more!
Festa Italiana Portland - Portland, OR - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2018
Join us for a three-day celebration of Italian American culture in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Enjoy a wonderful summer day in our piazza filled with culinary delights, dancing and activities for all ages. Admission is free.
Faerieworlds - North Plains, OR - Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2018
Enter the realm of the faerie at this annual music and arts festival. Located at Horning’s Hideout west of Portland.
Oregon State Fair - Salem, OR - Aug 24 to Sep 3, 2018
Carnival, music concerts, home brew competition, talent search, agricultural competitions, Dog Town and more.
Bounty of Yamhill County - McMinnville, OR - Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2018
Bounty of Yamhill County is a three-day food & wine event that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon’s Willamette Valley to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures
Blackberry Arts Festival - Coos Bay, OR - Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2018
Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment at this juried art show plus blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more
Gilliam County Fair - Gilliam, OR - Aug 28 to Sep 2, 2018
Rodeo, music, midway activities, children’s fair, 4H demonstrations and other fun!
Baker County Fair and Panhandle Rodeo - Halfway, OR - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
97th annual event. Parade, musical entertainment, dance, mule races, antique cars and antique merry go round.
Art by the Bay - Winchester Bay, OR - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Enjoy free admission and free parking to two big tents of artists, vendors, food, live music, fishing derby, tours of the lighthouse and more.
Jupiter Jam Music Festival - Enterprise, OR - Sep 1, 2018
The sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon, held at Wallowa County Fairgrounds. Music starts at 1 and continues until appoximately 10 PM, with two stages of original music, food, kids activities, art and more!
Sunriver Marathon for a Cause - Sunriver, OR - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Pick your distance (Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Dash) and proceeds from your registration go to support St Charles Cancer Center, helping individuals in the community undergoing cancer treatment
Snake River Car Show - Huntington, OR - Sep 1, 2018
Classic cruisers and street rods from all around Oregon converge on Downtown Huntington for a Labor Day weekend celebration
Labor Day Weekend Wagon Encampment - Baker City, OR - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Come for a weekend of all the experiences of an Oregon Trail wagon train!
Juniper Jam Music Festival - Enterprise, OR - Sep 1, 2018
10th annual. A day long celebration of many styles of music, plus great food and drink and children’s activities.
Yachats Arts Guild Fall Exhibition - Yachats, OR - Sep 2, 2018
Enjoy original works of art from local artists, with prints and cards for sale.
Pork-landia BBQ - Canby, OR - Sep 2, 2018
Come celebrate the last Sunday of summer with BBQ ribs and music on the patio at St Josef’s Winery.
Harney County Fair - Burns, OR - Sep 5 to Sep 9, 2018
94th annual event, with rodeo and race meet.
Oregon Cranberry Festival - Bandon, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Long running (72nd) annual event, featuring a pageant, parade, live music plus food fair and cranberry eating contest to win prizes. Cranberry cooks compete for a culinary crown in the Queen of the Kitchen food fair. Farmers and artisans strut their stuff at Cranberry City and the Festival Market. Multiple venues including Old Town, the waterfront, city park, and the high school.
Rods â€°Ã›Ã·N Rhodies Invitational Car Show - Florence, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
A weekend of hot rods and custom cars in Old Town. Also take advantage of a community-wide garage sale throughout the weekend.
Rose City Comic Con - Portland, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Portland’s premier pop culture event at the Oregon Convention Center.
Sublimity Harvest Festival - Sublimity, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Event with live entertainment, monster trucks, pulling by horses, ATVs and tractors, plus KidZone, fun run, parade, food and more. Since 1973.
Best in the West Triathalon Festival - Foster, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Designed by athletes, this triathlon is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast and triathletes of every level. Enjoy a swim in the end of summer water temperatures and the calm waters of Foster Reservoir, followed by a bike ride on low use roads along the river and a run along the wooded shoreline, plus an awesome post race party with BBQ, a cold beer, and live music! Parking is $5 and a free shuttle runs between the lot at Sunnyside Park and the race start at Lewis Creek Park
Hells Canyon Mule Days - Enterprise, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Celebrate the rich history of the canyonlands and the mules and muleskinners of NE Oregon with cowboy poetry, artisans and exhibitors, a pit BBQ, mule and hourse sale, and the Hells Canyon Mules Day Parade
Sumlimity Harvest Festival - Sublimiity, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Monster trucks, tractor pulls, fun run, parade, yard games and more
Sisters Folk Festival - Sisters, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Three-day roots music festival with 11 stages, plus food and drink options in the community on the walking route between the stages. Since 1995.
Cranberry Frestival - Bandon, OR - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Parade, market, street dance, competitions with cranberry culinary creations, and cranberry eating contest, plus live music and more.
Cycle Oregon - Baker City, OR - Sep 8 to Sep 15, 2018
30th annual! The Classic, a week-long ride, returns again, offering a ride through mountains and canyons, sweeping vistas and small towns, and more in 383+ miles you won’t forget.
Gold Beach Brew Fest - Gold Beach, OR - Sep 8, 2018
Microbrew/craft beer festival at Curry County Fairgrounds from noon until 11 pm with two stages of live music and more than 45 kegs. Admission includes a complimentary festival beer glass and two tickets to try the craft beer selection. Enjoy the art show and vendors, classic cars and more!
Portland Dragon Boat Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
A DragonSports USA organized dragon boat race held annually in September. Enjoy live entertainment, food vendors and a beer garden, plus beautiful views of the Willamette River while watching a 500m dragon boat race.
Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire - Kings Valley, OR - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Take a step into a past time and enjoy jousting knights, minstrels and troubadours, jugglers, dancers, bards, artisans, Renaissance-era food and costumes, children’s games, and more, while learning more about how people in the era of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I lived.
Mill Luck Salmon Celebration - North Bend, OR - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
A calebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture, with a traditional salmon bake, drumming and dancing, canoe races, arts and crafts and more – a free family friendly event.
Veneta Harvest Festival - Veneta, OR - Sep 8, 2018
Celebrate the fall harvest in Veneta with a farmer’s market, merchant booths, live music, pancake breakfast, and quilt show and more
Fall Classic Car & Truck Show - Jacksonville, OR - Sep 8, 2018
Coinciding with City-Wide Yard Sale weekend is a one day event at Bigham Knoll Campus, with over 200 show cars and trucks in attendance, plus food, music, raffles, a beer garden, and more – all with free admission
Gold Beach Brew & Art Fest - Gold Beach, OR - Sep 8, 2018
Craft brews on tap, live music on two states, food and craft vendors with an art show/sale, car show, Open to all, with adult admission including a complimentary festival logo glass and 2 tokens to sample craft brews
Chowder & Brewfest - Lincoln City, OR - Sep 8, 2018
Enjoy chowders from a variety of local restaurants, brews and wines from local breweries and wineries, live music, family friendly games and more!
Oregon Fall Wine Country Half Marathon - Canby, OR - Sep 8, 2018
Run a sanctioned 13.1 miler through the vineyards at St Josef’s and down the quiet surrounding country roads.
Feast Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
While Feast Portland is a food and drink festival that celebrates everything that makes Portland and Oregon awesome, itâ€™s also an organization with a strong charitable component to its mission. Since it’s inception, Feast has raised over $300,000 to help end childhood hunger in Oregon and across the country. Enjoy as many events as you can handle! “The Package” includes all five main events, but there are fun size events, dinner series, hands on classes, and more to help you eat all the things Portland has to offer. Since 2012.
Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
This Oregon Oktoberfest has a traditional biergarten, weingarten and alpinegarten as well as over 50 Alpine food chalets. Live music on four stages with over 30 musical groups performing. Large arts & crafts show as well as the Cruz-n Car Show. Kindergarten with free rides and shows. Glockenspiel plays 4 times a day and there’s dancing in the streets on Friday and Saturday night. There’s also a golf tournament, volleyball tournament, 10K run and 5K run/walk. Location: 5 Garfield St, Mount Angel, OR
Oregon Independent Film Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 14 to Sep 30, 2018
Screens 75+ films from 10+ countries over two weeks at multiple venues including The Clinton Street Theater in Portland and the Bijou and Metro cinemas in Eugene.
Newburg Oktoberfest - Newburg, OR - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
The Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club hosts this Oktoberfest with local beer, brats, dancing, Lederhosen contest and live music. There’s also Bike to the Brews, polka lessons, bocce ball competition and kids activities. $8 for entry and first beer. Event kicks off with a parade on Friday at 5:30 pm.
Bay Area Fun Festival - Coos Bay, OR - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Thousands of locals and visitors come to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of beautiful downtown Coos Bay and surrounding areas for this popular festival. Highlights include live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-DOCK Music Festival featuring the finals of Bay Area Teen Idol, a parade and much more! Visitors will also enjoy a variety of vendors, arts and crafts and lots of different kinds of food along with a beer & wine garden. (Central & Hwy 101)
Cruz the Coos - Coos Bay, OR - Sep 15, 2018
Vintage show & shine and car cruise through downtown Coos Bay with 500 vehicles that are from 1987 or before, and has been a draw to the Bay Area for almost 25 years.
Septembeerfest - Corvallis, OR - Sep 15, 2018
Beers, ciders and meads in Avery Park from the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers.
Great Salt Lick Art Contest/Auction - Baker City, OR - Sep 15, 2018
This unique philanthropic event raises funds for the Parkinson’s Center of Oregon. For weeks before the event, local bovine artists are hard at working licking their salt into shape, and at the event it will be judged and put up for auction!
Halfway to St Patrick’s Day – Oregon - , OR - Sep 15, 2018
An annual party marking the halfway point to McMenamin’s favorite holiday! Music, food and drink specials and more. Available at all locations (Washington and Oregon
High Street Brewfest - Eugene, OR - Sep 15, 2018
Free admission at the High Street Brewery & Cafe for a day of special craft beers, food, music and more.
Bend Oktoberfest - Bend, OR - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
A free community event in Downtown Bend that is 21+ only after 5 PM on Friday and Saturday. Bavarian style music, beer and foods including four types of bratwurst and 16 taps of local beer. Oktoberfest games including yodeling, hammerschlagen, wiener dog races, costume contest and stein holding contests, among others. There is a Friday night Kids Art Event for ages 3-10.
Oktoberfest at Oaks Park - Portland, OR - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
This Portland Oktoberfest has authentic food, live oompah music, Paulaner beer, wiener dog races, Kinderplatz for children, Oktoberfest fun run and the chicken dance. Event gets underway on Friday at 3:00 pm. Admission is $5.
Stammtisch Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Corvallis Fall Festival - Corvallis, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Over 160 artists from around the country, continuous music, and several runs are all the core of this fall festival, which also hosts a food booth area supporting non profit groups, and an art discovery zone to help your little one discover their inner artist. Young artists can also take part in the Young Artist Marketplace.
Flock and Fiber Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Demonstrations, workshops, livestock shows and kids’ activities. Since 1997.
Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, OR - Sep 22, 2018
Since 2003, Hood River County, surrounded by world renowned hop growing regions, has hosted brewers each September who share their fresh-hop beer creations. More than 50 breweries offering more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and a collectible mug, are yours to enjoy for a beer garden ticket price of $15 (21+, presale rate – under 21 free but only allowed until 5pm). A portion of proceeds are given back to the community’s non-profit organizations.
St Josef Grapestomping Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
36th annual. Grapestomping in 1200 gallon oak barrels, dancing, 400 lbs of sausages and sauerkraut, drinks, and more. Admission is $10 per person and includes souvenir glass, and you may even get picked to stomp the grapes with a partner!
German American Society of Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 22, 2018
Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland
Strut Your Mutt Portland - Portland, OR - Sep 22, 2018
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.
Brookings Annual Oktoberfest - Brookings-Harbor, OR - Sep 22, 2018
This day is fun filled for the whole family! Local artisans, a bounce house, obstacle course, 5k run, corn hole, live entertainment, and the hilarious charity dunk tank! Enjoy drinks from over 30 craft breweries, cider, and authentic German food for an awesome Oktoberfest experience!
Burns Brew & Dance - Burns, OR - Sep 22, 2018
21+ only event at Arrowhead Plaza – enjoy some great beers and ciders wile listening and/or dancing to great music. Proceeds benefit the Juniper Skatepark, which is run by a youth group.
Occidental Brewing Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 22, 2018
McMenamin’s Oktoberfests – Oregon - , OR - Sep 22 to Oct 6, 2018
Beer, music, more beer, bratwurst, and more – at a McMenamins location near you, Oregon! Check out their website to find the time and location nearest you (or see how many you can go to!)
Florence Half Marathon - Florence, OR - Sep 22, 2018
Half marathon starting from Miller Park
Portland Queer Film Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 26 to Oct 4, 2018
Cinema 21 hosts a festival of features, documentary, and short films made aroud the world, by, about, or of interest to the LGBT community
Alpenfest - Joseph, OR - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
40th annual. This is Oregon’s Little Switzerland and their annual Bavarian type festival featuring polka music, fold dancing, alphorn blowing, yodeling and much more. A bit like a traditional Oktoberfest, but embracing the craft beer made in Eastern Oregon, using those made in the Swiss, German, Czech, or Austrian style. The only Swiss-Bavarian festival in the western US, Alpenfest salutes all the nations and principalities that stretch through the Alps. Since 1978.
Northwest Quilting Exp - Portland, OR - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2018
Enjoy fabulous quilts plus classes, special exhibits, and vendors.
Pacific Northwest Brew Cup - Astoria, OR - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
An Oktoberfest-style beer festival the last full weekend in September. Admission is free but you’ll need to buy a souvenir mug and tokens to try the beer. Local beer, live music, food and kids activities. More than 15 breweries from the Pacific Northwest. Location: 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon 97103
Prost! Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Harvest Food & Gift Fest - Medford, OR - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
The popular Holiday Food & Gift Fest expands with a harvest show in Medford! Enjoy the changing of the season with seasonal arts and crafts and more! Bring a can of food for $1 off the $3 admission!
Oktoberfest and Brewfest at Kennedy School - Portland, OR - Sep 29, 2018
More than a dozen German-style craft beers, plus burgers, brats, and warm pretsels to nosh on while enjoying live music fron noon to 9pm.
Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 29, 2018
FashioNXT - Portland, OR - Oct 3 to Oct 6, 2018
Portland’s Fashion Week, called #1 in the US after New York Fashion Week! Incubators and accelerator to help the next generation of fashion talents, plus services for fashion and technology.
Bend Fall Festival - Bend, OR - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Enjoy pumpkin carving, food and wine, a harvest market, live music and more! Get your holiday shopping started at the vendor market, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at this free event.
Cycle Oregon – Gravel - Gaston, OR - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Two days of heart-thumping, pedal-churning routes starting from Tillamook State Forest. Enjoy tents, showers, route support, main stage, beer garden, plus an up close and personal view of nature. Different route options each day, on quiet roads with view cars, give cyclists the opportunity to see what gravel riding is all about. Check your registration for directions – event map on this page is general to the state forest, not specific to your destination.
Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival - Lincoln City, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Kite flying demonstrations from experts, free kids kitemaking, running of the bols, and “big” kites! 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Held at the D River Wayside on the beach in the middle of Lincoln City, with shuttles from the Lincoln City Community Center and Outlets.
The Wedge - Portland, OR - Oct 6, 2018
Taste and buy hundreds of cheeses (plus other specialty foods and beverages) from 75+ artisanal producers. Don’t forget your cooler!
St. Frederic’s Fall Festival - St. Helens, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Locally grown pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, food, entertainment, games, hay ride, craft vendors, face painting, and more, with free admission!
Taste of Baker - Baker City, OR - Oct 6, 2018
Participating restaurants line the streets with samples in exchange for “taste tokens”
Pine Fest Music Festival - Halfway, OR - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2018
Pine Fest is a two day celebration featuring an mix of musical styles, featuring bands and musicians from throughout the Northwest and as far away as New York in an outdoor concert series
Oregon Women’s Half Marathon & 5K - Eugene, OR - Oct 7, 2018
Half Marathon and 5K on Fern Ridge Path (paved) and road.
Bend Film Festival - Bend, OR - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2018
Clay Fest - Eugene, OR - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
20th annual event featuring over 70 local and regional clay artists plus demonstrations, kids area and more
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
36th annual. More than 120 vendors will be present offering local food, produce, arts & crafts; wine, cider, and beer tastings. Kids area with bouncy houses, face painting and more make this event fun for the whole family. Adult tickets are $6 a day. Discounts for seniors and military. Kids under 12 are free. A portion of the proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations in the community.
Oktoberfest Pendleton - Pendleton, OR - Oct 13, 2018
Klamath Basin Potato Festival - Merrill, OR - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2018
Theme – Potatoes Grow Where Water Flows
Yachats Village Mushroom Fest - Yachats, OR - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
19th annual. Enjoy cultivated and wild mushroom dishes, shop culinary markets, learn more about mushrooms at demonstrations, plus walks, talks, workshops and more.
Portland Film Festival - Portland, OR - Oct 22 to Oct 28, 2018
MovieMaker Magazine called it one of the coolest film festivals in the world. This festival brings a week of film premieres, networking, workshops, guest speakers, Q&A’s and more to Portland.
Stormy Weather Arts Festival - Cannon Beach, OR - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2018
Annual event in one of America’s top 100 art communities. Gallery exhibitions, musicians, fashion show, receptions, demonstrations and silent auction, plus Brews, Blues & Barbecues on Sunday.
Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest - Portland, OR - Nov 3 to Nov 4, 2018
Over 100 exhibitors offering new products and ideas for a gluten-free foodie, plus tons of tasty food to sample, seminars and cooking demonstrations all day.
Boone’s Ferry Autumn Ale Fest - Wilsonville, OR - Nov 3, 2018
6th annual – sample more than a dozen beers and ciders that are perfect for the fall season, and vote for who should be awarded the Boone’s Ferryman oar trophy.
Holiday Food & Gift Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2018
29th annual. A series of holiday festivals comes to Portland once more! Thousands of attendees complete their holiday shopping early, with hundreds of exhibitors offering one of a kind gifts including arts and crafts, decor, clothing, gourmet food and more!
Northwest Food & Wine Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 10, 2018
Enjoy over 600 wines and spirits, and 50 restaurants at this half-day wine and gourmet food celebration. General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $95. VIP includes an extra hour plus Winemaker’s Talk and reserve tastings, Belgian Trio sampling by Stella Artois, keepsake, and overall advance preview of all wineries and distilleries. Since 2005.
Portland Book Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 10, 2018
Formerly called Wordstock, this annual book festival returns again, and is held at the Portland Art Museum and nearby venues. Enjoyed by about 10,000 people each year, this festival offers over 100 authors in various onstage events, pop-up readings, and writing workshops, plus a book fair, local food trucks and more!
Wild Arts Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 17 to Nov 18, 2018
Celebrate nature in arts and books at this event, benefitting the Audubon Society of Portland. Fun for the whole family awaits with children’s activities from noon to 2pm Sunday.
Friendsgiving 5K, 10K, Half Marathon - Springfield, OR - Nov 24, 2018
Half Marathon, 10K and 5K on Mill Race Path (paved)
Sublimity Harvest Festival – Sublimity, OR – September 4-6, 2015. A big event with live entertainment, Monster Trucks, Pulling, KidZone, fun run, and Parade. Plus all the usual great foods.
Mill Luck Salmon Celebration – North Bend, OR – September 12-13, 2015.
Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins – Snohomish, OR – Weekends Sept & Oct 2015. Seven local pumpkin farms working together with activities including pumpkin patches, corn mazes, zombies, campfires, haunted attractions and lots of family fun.
Rollin’ on the River – Boardman, OR – September 26, 2015
St. Frederic’s Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch – Helens, OR – October 10-11, 2015
The 2nd Annual event will be held on October 10th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and October 11th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It is a fundraiser for the church general fund. There is no admission. Games are very low cost. There is much to do, music to enjoy, great food to feast on, and vendor booths. Great reviews received from the first festival. They say this one will be even better! Check out their website at http://www.stfredericchurch.org/.
Klamath Basin Potato Festival – Merrill, OR – October 16-17, 2015.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta – Tualatin, OR – October 17, 2015
Heirloom Apple Butter Festival – Hood River, OR – October 24-25, 2015. Live music, BBQ, and good old fashioned family fun.
Eugene International Film Festival – Eugene, OR – November 13-15, 2015
And don’t forget about Oktoberfest in Oregon. You’ll find that I’ve compiled a list of them as well.
Find other fun things to do in Oregon in October: