Monday, August 29, 2016

Holiday Event Wish List

Summer is finally winding down and with it comes the anticipation of fall! I am beyond excited because, for the first time ever I will actually enjoy a REAL fall season! Growing up in the southern US we pretty much had two seasons, hot and less hot. Now that we're in the PNW I am looking forward to watching the leaves change and not having to turn on the a/c Christmas morning. When I started doing some research on local events, I was shocked at how packed the calendar was! This is just a fraction of what's available. I chose the ones that were more affordable and closer to Hillsboro, some did not have dates posted yet so keep checking back to find out an exact day & time.

SEPTEMBER
Sep 3-5Art In The Pearl, Portland Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Feast Portland
Sep 24 Oaks Park Oktoberfest (for the weenie dog races)





OCTOBER
Oct 1 Get a pumpkin from Roloff Farm
Oct 8 Hillsboro OrenKoFest
Oct 1-31 Go to Halloween Town in St. Helens, OR
Oct 14-16 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Oct 14-15 Portland Cider Festival
Oktoberfest in Leavenworth
Oct 22-23 Vegfest

Oktoberfest Parade. Photo credit: Leavenworth Chamber

NOVEMBER
Wine Country Thanksgiving
Clam Chowder Cook-off
Ride the Holiday Express train

Raptor Ridge Winery. Photo Credit: Vindulge

DECEMBER
Dec 1-31 Zoo Lights
Hansel and Gretel Opera
Dec 1-31 Christmas Festival of Lights
A Christmas Carol
Dec 10-26 The Nutcracker
Dec 2-Jan 1 Hood River Holidays
Winter Beer Festival
Dec 1-31 Christmas in the Garden


If you are a native to this area I would love to hear your suggestions on fun things to do!

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