2017 Oregon - OCTOBER 2017
Food & wine festivals, shows & events
events still waiting for new dates
October 1, 2017 - 9th Annual Fun with Fermentation Festival
Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance (WVSFA) puts on an educational event for the public, all about fermented foods. It is an opportunity to meet local producers, get your fermentation questions answered, learn how to make fermented foods at home, and sample some yummy fermented treats. A suggested entrance donation at the door and a raffle benefits three Eugene-based non-profits. The event also includes live fermentation demonstrations, a kid-zone, fermented meals and the opportunity to mingle with like-minded people in the community.
October 6, 2017 - Wine & Chowder Trail - Florence, Oregon
Stroll through Historic Old Town, taste our amazing Oregon wines, pick your favorite from nearly a dozen different chowders, and enter to win one of nearly 30 beautiful glass floats! Enjoy live music, shops, food, and beverage.
October 6-8, 2017 7th annual Wine and Chowder Trail
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 7, 2017 Annual Hood River Hops Fest - Hood River, Oregon
Rescheduled from September 23, 2017. It’s a beer-lover’s dream when fresh-hopped brews from more than three dozen, Northwest craft brewers are on tap at the Hood River Hops Fest.
The event showcases Hood River County’s very own microbreweries as well as some of the best of the Northwest brewers. Fun for the whole family, this festival includes great local cuisine, regional arts and crafts vendors, and a day-long lineup of live music. The annual Hood River Hops Fest attracts thousands of thirsty visitors. Come taste the best of Hood River County at Hops Fest.
October 7, 2017 Harvest Festival - Florence, Oregon
Siuslaw Lunch Program Fundraiser – bake sale, chili feed, Pumpkin Patch, Straw Maze, Haunted House (presented by C.R.O.W., games, and more. Help us make sure no child in Florence, goes hungry!
October 8, 2017 - Nicky USA's 17th 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 13-14, 2017 EXPO Northwest - Portland, Oregon
Natural Products Northwest is designed to enhance your company's success. As the premier NW industry event and one of the top regional shows in the country, we deliver: 200+ exhibiting companies (manufacturers, brokers and distributors), 800+ quality attendees representing over 250 retail stores.
October 13-15, 2017 - Coffee Fest Portland - Portland, Oregon
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.
October 13-15, 2017 35th Annual 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 14, 2017 31st Annual Great Onion Festival - Sherwood, Oregon
Celebrating Sherwood’s legacy as the West Coast’s largest shipper of onions.
October 14, 2017 39th Annual Apple Festival at Kirby's Mill
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 14, 2017 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 14-15, 2017 Portland VegFest - Portland, Oregon
Oregon's largest plant-based food event! VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone! • 100s of free foods to sample; • Expanded exhibit hall with more food and exhibitors; • Fitness area with demos and classes; • Fashion and beauty area; • Film Screenings; • Children and teen activities including a super hero themed photo booth.
October 18-21, 2017 80th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival
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 20-22, 2017 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.
October 21-22, 2017 Gorge Fruit and Craft Fair - 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!