The 10 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.
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.
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 biggest kites in the world.
The Fall Kite Festival is one of our favorite events over at Lincoln City! Just a thirty minute drive over and then enjoy a day full of kite making, running of the "bols," and seeing some large and unique kites! Come celebrate the beginning of fall with us at this exciting festival! 🍂🍁#LincolnCityFallKiteFestival #lincolncityor #InnatNyeBeach 📷 Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau
The Hood River Valley Harvest Fest is a local favorite. This traditional festival includes over 125 vendors, arts and crafts, and wine, cider, and beer tastings. Kids will love the bouncy houses, face painting, and the world-record giant pumpkin carver.
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.
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.
The sight of the 80th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival Queen candidates in front of our old red barn makes our heart soar. 😍 #goshwelovethistown . . Join us as we anxiously await the crowning of one of these sweet girls as queen on Saturday, October 14th at 4 pm. Tickets are $15 each (dinner & dessert included) and can be picked up at our farmhouse. Who’s it gonna be???? #cantwait #theyarealllovely . . 📷 @allycrawfordphoto . . #klamathbasinpotatofestival #klamathbasinpotatofestivalqueen #merrilloregon #smalltown #potato #potatofestival2017 #bigdreamssmalltown #ForEverFarmgirl #TheCork
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.
Lots of cities in Oregon hold Oktoberfest celebrations, but Jacksonville’s is undoubtedly one of the best and largest. Held over the course of a weekend, you’ll be treated to music, competitions, movie screenings, dances, cow train rides, magicians, and, of course, beer. Proceeds benefit the reopening of the Jacksonville’s Children’s Museum.
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.
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.
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.