The state of Oregon is full of natural wonders, from sparkling waterfalls to the towering Mount Hood. The perseverance of the state's early pioneer settlers helped shape Oregon into a prosperous state with many opportunities for both residents and visitors. From art festivals to music events, Oregon offers plenty of appeal to all who visit.
- Bush's Pasture Park Salem, OR 97302 in Salem, OR
Every July, over 30,000 art lovers descend on the city of Salem for one of the largest festivals in the state. Hundreds of national and international artists showcase their works in various mediums over the three-day event. Visitors also enjoy entertainment, a food court and children's area while they are here.
- Lane Events Center 796 West 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97402 in Eugene, OR
Late July brings the best of carnival entertainment to Eugene. The five-day event is filled with magic shows, racing pigs, hands-on activities, variety shows and much more. Strolling entertainers delight the crowd while main stage concerts are also scheduled.
- Portland, Oregon in Portland, OR
This festival has been expanding since its debut in 1988 and is now five full days of fun. Held in the brewpub capital of Portland, this outdoor event brings in craft brewers from around the country. With no competition involved, tasting and savoring these finely crafted brews takes top billing. Educational exhibits and a root beer garden provide additional entertainment.
- Deschutes County Fairgrounds 3800 Southwest Airport Way Redmond, OR 97756 in Redmond, OR
For just over 90 years, this event has been a family favorite. Set on 132 acres, the fair includes carnival rides and games, rodeo competitions, parades and concerts. A rodeo queen is crowned during the five-day event. Held in late July, this is a great way to spend some time with family and friends.
The small town of Mount Angel was first settled by German immigrants and appropriately now hosts one of the oldest Oktoberfest celebrations. These four days in September are filled with live music, street dancing, ethnic foods, a crafts and car show. A children's area is also set up. Even a glockenspiel plays at scheduled times throughout the day.
The campus of Portland State University is the site for this wonderful farmer's market held every Saturday from March till December. Now totaling almost 50 vendors each time the market is in session, the array of fresh fruits, vegetables and meats available for purchase cannot be beat.