There is so much to do, see, taste, and enjoy in the summer months in Yamhill Valley’s rolling hills. Aside from the breathtaking sunsets and picturesque, rural scenery, the valley’s appealing town and country charm marries forward-thinking green philosophy, culture, art, local produce, first rate restaurants and wineries, music and more, to create an experience that won’t soon be forgotten.
There are so many terrific events in Yamhill Valley, making it difficult to catalogue them all, so we have compiled a list of some the area favorites to add to your itinerary:
21st Annual Brown Bag Concert Series
Starting June 26-August 14, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
At Lunchtime, come to the US Bank Plaza, on the corner of 3rd and Davis streets.
You will hear zydeco, rock and blues, and more in the 21st Annual Brown Bag Concert series — from Mike Strickland, Sky Bound Blue, Golden Bough and more.
For more information, visitdowntownmcminnville.com/events or call 503-472-3605.
Donations to the McMinnville Downtown Association’s event will be welcomed.
HOPE for Children Golf Tournament
July 21, 2014 Time:12:30 PM – 12:30 PM
Help us raise funds for charity health care for children in our community by playing in or sponsoring Providence Newberg Health Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament, hosted by Integra Telecom!
A total of 288 golfers from around the country will enjoy a nourishing lunch, vie for prizes in various contests and unwind over a fantastic dinner. Plus, golfers will get to meet some very special children whose lives are transformed by support they receive from the HOPE for Children Fund.
Brews & BBQ Event in Newberg
July 25, 2014 – July 26, 2014
Brews & BBQ returns to Newberg! In conjunction with the Old Fashioned Festival, Brews and BBQ will be held July 25th and 26th on the corner of Howard and 1st Street.
For more information, visit the Chehalem Valley Chamber’s event page here…
The 28th Annual International Pinot Noir Competition
July 25 – 27, 2014.
In McMinnville, nestled in the oak grove on the lawn of Linfield’s beautifully appointed historic campus, relax and sip world renowned Pinot Noir and enjoy the very best in northwest cuisine while learning from the luminaries of the food and wine world in a three day event that wine legend Jancis Robinson has described as “one of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world .”
Register Online or by phone at 800-775-4762.
Walnut City Music Festival
August 16, 2014
Come to McMinnville’s Granary District from noon to midnight and enjoy the musical stylings of bands like Radiation City, Keaton Collective, McDougall, The Weather Machine, The Jackalope Saints, The Hill Dogs, Sky Bound Blue, River Twain, Ships to Roam, Family Night, and Run and Tell That.
$10 In Advance. $15 At the Door.
The Carlton Crush Harvest Festival
September 13, 2014
The festival features an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including:
The Grape Stomp Competition, Barrel Rolling Race, Wine Thief Relay Race, Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest and Kids’ Grape Stomp, many Artists’ Market Merchants, live music and entertainment, traditional Midway games for children, Mark the Magician, helicopter rides, and superb Festival food from many local restaurants.
Free Admission. Free Parking available throughout the city.
The Crush Corral showcases fine local wines and craft beers. CBA Member businesses will be offering event specials for the day long event, especially Downtown Carlton’s many fine dining establishments.
Visit www.carltoncrush.com for more information.
When planning which end of summer events to attend in Yamhill Valley, OR, be sure to book a stay at Youngberg Hill Vineyard & Inn. Atop the rolling hills just outside McMinnville, OR, Youngberg Hill Vineyard & Inn features four suites and four luxuriously appointed guest rooms. All rooms have private in-suite baths, comfortable chairs to relax in and enjoy the views. The spacious house is centrally heated and air-conditioned. For your enjoyment, on the first floor you will find a library, lounging salon and large dining room. The entire house is encircled by covered decks overlooking our vineyard and the valley to the Coast Range, Mount Jefferson, Mount Hood and the Willamette Valley, making it the perfect destination for your Oregon Wine Country getaway!