The 2021 Oregon State Fair is on for late August-early September

Earlier this year, officials weren't sure whether an in-person Oregon State Fair could be held in Salem in 2021 because of the COVID pandemic. But now, there's good news: It's on! The 2021 fair starts Friday, August 27, and ends Monday, September 6 (Labor Day). Tickets are now on sale online for fair entry and … Continue reading The 2021 Oregon State Fair is on for late August-early September

Pioneer Power Show and Swap Meet August 21-22 in Union Gap, Washington

A self-propelled combine from 1945 at the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) See vintage agricultural equipment on display and in a parade. Watch the old-fashioned wheat threshing process and munch on freshly baked bread. Check out the draft horse buggy, apple packing line, and sawmill demonstrations. Enjoy the … Continue reading Pioneer Power Show and Swap Meet August 21-22 in Union Gap, Washington

There’s a new food trail in the Willamette Valley

Grapevines at Aurora Colony Vineyards in Aurora, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're a foodie, here's a new tasty treat for you: a new food trail in the Willamette Valley. This new guide for the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail marks the third trail that has been created to experience the farms, restaurants, breweries, wineries, … Continue reading There’s a new food trail in the Willamette Valley

The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

Vintage John Deere tractor (photo by Cheryl Landes) Step back in time to watch vintage machinery in operation and learn about those original innovations at the 50th annual Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks. Activities include traditional tractor pulls, threshing, flour milling, steam sawmilling, fire appartus demos, and train and trolley rides. … Continue reading The Great Oregon Steam-up at Powerland Heritage Park

2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Sunflowers at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Wander through sunflower fields in full bloom and take a scenic hayride to a sunflower maze during the annual Lee Farms Sunflower Festival Tuesday, August 6, through Thursday, August 29, in Tualatin, Oregon. Introduce yourself to the farm animals and listen to live music … Continue reading 2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

2021 Hood River Lavender Daze festival expands to every weekend in July and August

Photo by Cheryl Landes The annual Hood River Lavender Daze festival has been a July tradition in the city of Hood River for years. This year, the sponsor, Hood River Lavender Farms, expanded the festival to every weekend in July and August. The festival starts Friday, July 16, and ends on Sunday, August 29. Activities include … Continue reading 2021 Hood River Lavender Daze festival expands to every weekend in July and August

Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I just learned about this event tonight. The Harvest Fest Music Series is the first music series the Topaz Farm has hosted on Sauvie Island, Oregon. Four shows have sold out already, but tickets are available for the other three scheduled shows in the series: Thursday, July 29—Mama Bird … Continue reading Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island