Portland Fall Festivals 2021

Newberg Summerfest - Newberg, OR - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2021
New format for this year – Summerfest features craft and local beer, local food, music, tournaments and games, weiner dog (and other) races, and more. Summerfest is also a few weeks before Oktoberfest was. For 9 years, the Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club hosted an Oktoberfest with local beer, brats, dancing, Lederhosen contest and live music.

Bounty of Yamhill County - McMinnville, OR - Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2021
Reimagined for 2021 with in person and virtual events. Normally: 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

Oregon Fall Wine Country Half Marathon - Canby, OR - Sep 3 to Sep 12, 2021
For 2021, a virtual run, wherever you are. Normally: Run a sanctioned 13.1 miler through the vineyards at St Josef’s and down the quiet surrounding country roads.

Rose City Comic Con - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Portland’s premier pop culture event at the Oregon Convention Center.

Belmont Street Fair - Portland, OR - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021

Oktoberfest and Brewfest at Kennedy School - Portland, OR - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2021
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.

Mount Angel Oktoberfest - Mount Angel, OR - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
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

Elktoberfest - Vancouver, WA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy music, food and fun, featuring traditional German fare and general merrymaking! Hosted by the Elks Lodge #823

Northwest Quilting Exp - Portland, OR - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2021
Enjoy fabulous quilts plus classes, special exhibits, and vendors.

Prost! Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2021
This event takes over the Marketplace for a massive biergarten filled with Lederhosen, Dirndls, traditional music, glassware for sale, face painting, and plenty of Oktoberfest bier flowing.

St Josef Grapestomping Festival - Canby, OR - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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!

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Held at Widmer Brothers Brewing and featuring live music, family friendly entertainment, German inspired food offerings from Pig Sauce Co., and of course plenty of your favorite Widmer Brothers beers.

Portland Queer Film Festival - Portland, OR - Oct 1 to Oct 7, 2021
Cinema 21 hosts a festival of features, documentary, and short films made aroud the world, by, about, or of interest to the LGBT community

Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
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.

Birdfest and Bluegrass - Ridgefield, WA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
Virtual events for 2020 – see their website for more details/schedule. Normaly: BirdFest and Bluegrass is the main event every year that the Friends puts on to bring awareness to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and all that it has to offer. Celebrate the Sandhill Crane returning to the Refuge, a huge stately bird that is endangered in Washington State, and celebrate everything the Refuge is and what it brings to the community. With endangered species, hundreds of migratory species, an auto tour route, photo blind, walking trails, the Cathlapotle Plankhouse, education and habitat restoration programs, and so much more – there is a lot to celebrate, and a lot to learn. There are workshops, hikes and walks all catered to teach you how to use the Refuge. You can learn how to listen for bird species, identify plants, about the geology of the area, the peoples who came before us and still tend to the land, how to take photos of it all, paint the landscape, and much more.

FashioNXT - Portland, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2021
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.

Portland Film Festival - Portland, OR - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2021
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.

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest - Hood River, OR - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
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.

Flock and Fiber Festival - Canby, OR - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2021
Demonstrations, workshops, livestock shows and kids’ activities. Since 1997.

Harvest on the Harbor - Portland, ME - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2021
Culinary creations from Maine’s top chefs. Events include sampling at the marketplace, the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition, and Grand Tasting on the Harbor (wine, beer and spirits with views of Casco Bay while enjoying morsels from notable Maine chefs). 21+ events

The Wedge - Portland, OR - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2021
Taste and buy hundreds of cheeses (plus other specialty foods and beverages) from 75+ artisanal producers. Don’t forget your cooler! 21+ event

Portland Book Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 8 to Nov 13, 2021
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!

Holiday Food and Gift Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
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!

Wild Arts Festival - Portland, OR - Nov 20 to Nov 21, 2021
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.

Portland Dragon Boat Festival - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
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.

German American Society of Portland Oktoberfest - Portland, OR - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Location: Deutsches Haus, 5626 NE Alameda St. Portland