September is packed with fun in Albany

September marks the transition from Summer to Fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to slow down! The month is known for magnificent weather, the beginning of beautiful fall foliage and is packed with fun things to see in and around Albany.

The highlight will be the Albany Antiques in the Streets & Classic Car Show, which headlines a lineup of events on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The event goes all day. Shop for amazing treasures from over 50 street vendors at the Albany Antique Mall sidewalk sale, then stroll around and be dazzled by over 100 amazing cars. When you get hungry have lunch at one of downtown Albany’s fabulous restaurants or go organic and visit the Farmers’ Market – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – all within walking distance of each other! Proceeds from this event benefit a local non-profit, the Albany Firefighter Community Fund.

Here are a few other ideas to keep you busy:

Saturday, Sept. 3

Albany Block Party

3 p.m. – Save the date for this new event, sponsored by The Garage, which includes multiple food vendors, a large outdoor beer garden with several tap trucks and lots of beer taps and a live concert featuring country artist Nate Smith.

Cider Pressing at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site

12 to 3 p.m. – Kids of all ages are invited to help make apple cider at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site on Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and 29, 12 to 3 p.m.  Kids can help crush and press the apples.  Docents will be on hand for tours of the Mill. Unlimited free cider tasting and half-gallon jugs will be available for a $5 donation to Thompson’s Mills Preservation Society. The Mill is located at 32655 Boston Mill Drive, 2 miles east of Shedd.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Bridges, Bikes & Brews

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scio – Folks of all ages are invited to come and enjoy Bridges, Bikes and Brews at the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fairgrounds, in beautiful downtown Scio. The event features free family friendly covered bridge bicycle tours and guided historic covered bridge van tours. There will be local craft brews, corn hole tournament, motorcycle covered bridge poker run, food, music, entertainment, vendors and more!

Albany Beer Run

12 to 2 p.m. – Don’t miss the fun, music, and delicious beer at both ends of the .3-mile course at this annual event, which is dedicated to the below-average athlete and weekend warrior in all of us.  The course begins at Calapooia Brewery and ends just up the block at Deluxe Brewing. And don’t forget, your registration fee this year supports Heartland Humane Society and is open to both 2- and 4-footed participants! For information visit the event website or Facebook page.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Albany Scottish Festival & Highland Games

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Timber-Linn Memorial Park — Don’t miss the second annual Albany Scottish Festival & Highland Games for a day of food, music, and Scottish throwing events.

Friday, Sept. 23

4th Friday at Springhill Cellars Winery

5:30 p.m. – Join Springhill Cellars Winery for its last 4th Friday of the season with live music, great wine and delicious food and watch the sun set over the Coast Range. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m., live music starts at 7. Entry is $10 per person. This event is by reservation only for those who want a table and seating provided by us, but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs and join in. For reservations, call Conner at 541-974-0917.

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