The 9 Best Fall Festivals in Oregon!

Oregonians celebrate the changing seasons by expressing what makes them unique. It’s time to celebrate how the state is primed for cranberry growth or the state’s beautiful, stormy weather! From grape stomping festivals to art events, you’re sure to find something awesome to do this fall. Tantalized? Keep reading. 

1. Brandon Cranberry Festival, Bandon, OR

The Cranberry Festival in Bandon, Oregon, is a long-held annual celebration of the season. Enjoy a family parade, festival market, and street dance while cranberry cooks compete in a food fair. Live music and artisan crafts will be available all weekend.

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2. Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival, Lincoln City, OR

Take to the skies at the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival in Lincoln City, Oregon. Kite flying demonstrations and free kite making for kid's events will be held all weekend. Keep an eye out for some of the most colorful big-kites in the world!

3. Hood River Valley Harvest Fest, Hood River, OR

The Hood River Valley Harvest Fest is a local favorite. This traditional festival includes arts and crafts, over 120 vendors, and wine, cider, and beer tastings. Kids will love the bouncy houses, face painting, and many more activities.

4. Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, OR

For over 30 years, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival celebrates the thunderous Oregon weather and “immerse yourself in the creative culture that has long been a part of this community.” Meet local artists and musicians and create your own work.

5. Klamath Basin Potato Festival, Merrill, OR

For nearly a century, the Klamath Basin Potato Festival in Merrill, Oregon, has celebrated the Oregon potato and the fall harvest. Enjoy a banquet, talent show, parade, and sports events, as well as a free barbecue and other events all weekend.

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6. Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR

Portland’s Original Sewing and Quilting Festival, the Northwest Quilting Expo every fall brings the best quilters together to share their artistic creations. Peruse the various quilts on display, compete yourself, or sign up for a sundry of different classes offered throughout the weekend.

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7. Alpenfest, Joseph, OR

Joseph, Oregon’s Alpenfest is a celebration of Alpine culture, held in Oregon’s Little Switzerland. Festivities include polka music, folk dancing, alphorn music and Swiss yodeling. Enjoy traditional bratwurst, sauerkraut, and seasonal beer. 

8. St. Josef Grapestomping Festival, Canby, OR

Join the fine folks of St. Josef’s Vineyards and Winery for their annual grape stomping festival. The festival includes “stomping in a 1,200-gallon Oak barrel that holds the equivalent 5,000 bottles of wine, lively music and food in a casual, relaxed European atmosphere.” We don’t know about you, but it sounds like a ton of fun to us.

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9. Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, Kings Valley, OR

Recreate history at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire, held in the aptly named King Valley. Become part of the “interactive living history village” with over 1,000 other costumed players. This is the only fair of its kind in Oregon, and offers unique food, crafts, and activities. 

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