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2016 Oregon - OCTOBER 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Food Shows & Events

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2009)

October 1, 2016  Oktoberfest - Florence, Oregon
Think robust laughter, great food, stout bier, wonderful music, fabulous dancing, fun games, exciting raffles and of course, a wiener dog race. What a day we have planned for YOU! Come join us.

October 1-2, 2016  Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest - Portland, Oregon
We’re having a party and you’re invited!  Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out.  On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid. So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!!   At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.


October 1-2, 2016
Annual Mount Hood Salmon, Mushroom, & Bigfoot Festival
Mt. Hood Village, Oregon
Two of the Northwest’s greatest bounties are the Salmon and Wild Mushrooms, which are the honored celebrities at this festival, is featured at this 20th annual event. This two-day, family-oriented event is held during the month of October to welcome home the return of the Salmon to the streams of Oregon’s Mount Hood and the Wild Mushrooms to its forested landscapes. Featured is Native American storytelling, original Folk music, arts and crafts, exhibits on Salmon and Wild Mushrooms (including Mushroom identification), and great food. There is a Native American Salmon bake and Salmon Habitat Walks, and Wild Mushrooms on sale.

October 2, 2016  Nicky USA's 16th Annual Wild About Game Event
The Resort at the Mountain, Welches, Oregon
Wild About Game celebrates the farmers, butchers, and purveyors of high-quality game and specialty meat and the chefs that use their products.

October 8, 2016  Annual Apple Festival at Kirby's Mill
Medford, Oregon
Apples are returning again in October to Kirby’s Mill! Over 100 Craft Booths, Food, Demonstrations, Music, Children's Activities. Apple Products, Apple Cider, Ciider Donuts and much more.  FREE Admission.  All proceeds from the Apple Festival, including profits from product sales and vendor fees, benefit the historical society and its ongoing restoration of the Kirby’s Mill complex.

October 8, 2016  30th Annual Great Onion Festival - Sherwood, Oregon
Celebrating Sherwood’s legacy as the West Coast’s largest shipper of onions.

October 8-9, 2016  6th Annual Chowder Festival and Wine Walk
Florence, Oregon
A little Italian, A little Spanish…That’s what you will enjoy in the Annual Chowder Festival that this year includes a Wine Walk on Columbus Day Weekend.  The event begins from 2pm - 5pm on Saturday with wine tasting at several fabulous shops in Historic Old Town, who will also be serving some lovely finger foods.

October 10-14, 2016  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 14-15, 2016  79th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival
Merrill, Oregon
Featuring a free BBQ, high-school football games, vendors selling everything from potato chip cookies to Irish sundaes to quilts, and old time fiddlers providing nice background music, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


October 14-16, 2016
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Hood River, Oregon
With over 100 craft & artisan exhibitors, great food, music, and locally grown produce, this is one of the largest annual events in the Gorge. Come see, shop, taste and smell the bounty of the harvest season!

October 15-16, 2016  Gorge Fruit and Craft Show - Odell, Oregon
Find the best of the 4-county area of the Columbia Gorge: Arts & Crafts, Gourmet Food Products, Fresh Fruit & Produce, Food, Wine, Special Attractions, fun and much more -- at the fairgrounds. Over 90 vendors to see throughout the valley. Also featured will be Carnival Rides, Garden Club Flower Show, Produce, Wine Tasting, Foods, and Music. There will be lots of room for all!

October 21-22, 2016  James Beard Foundation's 2016 Taste America
Portland, Oregon
James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners.  Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs.  Taste America making stops in Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, and the Twin Cities.  See website for ticket prices and details for each city.

October 21-22, 2016  Little Woody Barrel Aged Brews and Whiskey Festival - Eugene, Oregon
The Little Woody Barrel Aged Brews and Whiskey Festival will celebrate craft wood-aged beers from across the Northwest during the 1st Annual Little Woody Festival.  Come enjoy the intimacy of small batch brewing from 20 local and regional brewers; taste the velvety, deep, intense flavors that occur when beer meets wood.

October 21-23, 2016  Yachats Village Mushroom Fest - Yachats, Oregon
Enjoy wild forest mushroom cuisine, expert led mushroom walks, talks and exhibits, culinary and fungi arts workshops, culinary mushroom markets, wine tasting, and live entertainment.


    2015 Oregon - OCTOBER 2015
    Food & wine festivals, shows & events

    events still waiting for new dates

October 10, 2015  Annual Apple Festival at Kirby's Mill
Medford, Oregon
Apples are returning again in October to Kirby’s Mill! Over 100 Craft Booths, Food, Demonstrations, Music, Children's Activities. Apple Products, Apple Cider, Ciider Donuts and much more.  FREE Admission.  All proceeds from the Apple Festival, including profits from product sales and vendor fees, benefit the historical society and its ongoing restoration of the Kirby’s Mill complex.


2014 Oregon: OCTOBER 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 4, 2014  Artober Brewfest - Lincoln City, Oregon
The Artober Brewfest – featuring Artisans, Craft Beers, and Culinary Craftsmen, is a family-friendly celebration of the great bounty we have here in Lincoln City, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

October 11, 2014  Canyonville Pumpkin Festival - Canyonville, Oregon
Unfortunately, due to lack of adequate sponsorship funding and volunteers, the 2015 festival will not move forward.  We hope to see you next year.

October 12, 2014  Columbus Day Festival - Florence, Oregon
Join us for another adventure in historic Old Town Florence and celebrate the voyage of Columbus and the discovery of America.

October 23, 2014  Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
Portland, Oregon
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.


2009 Oregon - OCTOBER 2009
Food & Wine Festivals, Food Shows & Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 17, 2009  4th Annual Taste of Oregon’s Best
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Running Y Ranch Resort.  Sample some of the best food in Southern Oregon!  Hors d’oeuvres, entrees, side dishes and desserts, all featuring an Oregon-grown ingredient, and vote for your favorite! A variety of wine and microbrews will be on hand for tasting, pairing and to purchase by the glass or bottle.




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