Culinary Tours and Events

Sometimes the best way to experience a place is by sampling its food. If you want to plan your visit to Albany around a special culinary event, you’re in luck — Oregonians have a remarkable food culture, and Albany is home to many culinary tours and events.

Albany Restaurant Week

Albany Nosh Tours

More Culinary Festivals and Events

Albany Nosh Tours

*Note: Nosh Tours are available only by reservation.

If you’d like to sample the best of what Albany has to offer in food and drink, then it’s time to try a Nosh Tour. Via Albany’s historic trolley, departing from the AVA, the Nosh Tour takes guests to many of Albany’s home-grown restaurants, tasting food and drink samples of what makes each establishment stand out.

Upcoming Tours

Halloween Nosh Tour: Saturday, October 29, 2016. From 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., wine and dine your way through the evening, stopping at some of Albany’s finest eateries. It’s bound to be a fabulously spooky time aboard the Trolley. Tickets are $45 each, or $40 for two or more. Ages: 21 and more please. Includes all food, drink, and transportation. Contact us for ticket information or purchase tickets online by using the PayPal button below. We will hold your tickets until participants gather at the Albany Visitors Association.

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Holiday Nosh Tour: Saturday, December 17, 2016. 

We are very sorry to report that the Holiday Nosh Tour scheduled for Saturday, December 17th, has been canceled due to inclement weather. We want this to be a happy event, but given the reports of black ice, treacherous road conditions, and more freezing temperatures predicted for tomorrow evening, we have made the decision to cancel the tour in interest of safety.

If you have pre-paid for any Nosh Tour tickets, please contact the AVA office at 541-928-0911 and we will issue a full refund. We hope to reschedule the tour sometime in January.

Taste your way through a holiday menu at Albany restaurants and historic buildings, and enjoy the merry glow of Albany’s historic districts lit up and decorated for the holidays. Tickets $45 each or $40 for two or more, and include all food, drinks and transport. 21 and over only please. Contact us for more information or purchase tickets online by using the PayPal button below. We will hold your reservation until you arrive at the Albany Visitors Association the day of the event.

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More Culinary Festivals and Events

Albany Upstairs Downtown Wine Walk: Albany’s historic buildings are open from top to bottom–tour the renovated lofts in the Downtown Historic District while sampling wine from dozens of Willamette Valley wineries, the first Friday in May each year.

Craft Brew Smackdown: Annual celebration of craft beer that brings local brewers to the streets of downtown Albany each September.

Greater Albany Rotary Club Crabfest: Dungeness Crab is one of the Northwest’s greatest culinary delights–mouthwatering, tender, and caught just off the shores of the Oregon Coast. The GARC Crabfest is an early spring all-you-can eat feast on these local delicacies, and it raises money for local non-profits.

Lebanon Strawberry Festival: Taste a piece of the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake at this annual community celebration in Lebanon. Held each year in June, it’s been celebrating sweet, Oregon-grown berries for more than 100 years.