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.
- Oregon State Fairgrounds 2330 17th Street NE Salem, OR 97301-0601 in Salem, OR
The first official Oregon State Fair was held in 1861, and by the next year, the event was moved to its permanent home in Salem. Numerous activities and competitions are scheduled during the 11-day event in August. These include exhibits and competitions for such things as fine arts, crafts, photography and gardening. Carnival rides and games line the midway. Livestock competitions are held. Headline performers grace the main stage throughout the fair's run.
- Lincoln City - Oregon Coast in Lincoln city, OR
Held in Lincoln City in October, this festival celebrates the art of kite making and flying. Based on a different theme each year, the event features both children and adult workshops in kite construction. Visitors are then taught to fly their kites in the perfect wind conditions of the area.
- Ashland, Ore. in ASHLAND, OR
A long wonderful season of theater can be found in Ashland from February till November. In addition to performances of Shakespeare, visitors are treated to more contemporary works. Three stages, including the famous outdoor circular stage used during the summer months, provide spectacular venues for the thousands who attend annually.
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.
- Portland - Portland Metro in Portland, OR
One night each November features the best in wine and gourmet delights. With sample glass in hand, attendees can wind their way through almost 600 wine offerings and delicacies from over 50 area restaurants. Engage with winemakers and chefs for a truly educational experience.
- Sherwood, OR, U.S.A. in Sherwood, OR
Appropriately, the town of Sherwood hosts this two-day event. This truly family-friendly event features children's Zumba, a teenage dance and a castle building contest. Live music, a knighting ceremony, and the crowning of Maid Marian's court fill the days. For the adults, a beer and wine garden is available.