Explore and Enjoy Albany in June

Whether you’re savoring the flavors of fresh produce at the farmers’ market or immersing yourself in the rich history of the region, June in Albany offers a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, inviting locals and visitors alike to create unforgettable memories in this delightful Oregon gem. Make your plans on our website where you can find self-guided history tours, our events calendar and outdoor recreation ideas. Here are some highlights. 

Saturday Market Shopping by Cathy Webb

Albany Farmers’ Market The oldest continuously operated open-air farmers’ market in Oregon is open 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday through November. Purchase hand-picked produce, fresh flowers, bread, eggs, meats and other goods. The market is located at 4th Avenue and Ellsworth Street in the City Hall parking lot.

Midway Farms Open House Spend a day on the farm noon-5 pm June 1 and 2! Meet Fawn, the family milk cow, and mingle with bunnies, chicks, ducks, geese, lambs, and a mini pony. Admission to the petting area: $5 for adults, $3 for kids aged 1-15, infants enter for free. Enjoy wine tasting, Sabor’s tamales, treats, and a variety of goodies available for purchase. Note that this event is celiac-safe and no pets, please. Exploring the garden and farm is complimentary. Midway Farms welcomes visitors daily from 10 am to 6 pm. 6980 NW Hwy 20, 541-740-6141.

Fawn, a brown and white cow
Fawn the Cow by Tory Kapple

Lebanon Strawberry Festival Mark your calendars for this unforgettable celebration May 30 to June 2. See their website for times and tickets. Witness spectacular Saturday night fireworks, indulge in a slice of the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake, enjoy the parade, or simply relax on the lawn with live entertainment on the main stage. There’s something for everyone, catering to all budgets. Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Dr, 541-359-4484.  

Albany Civic Theater presents “Bullshot Crummond” In this spoof of 1930s detective movies, British heroism hits absurd heights. When Professor Fenton is kidnapped by the nefarious Otto Von Brunno and his sidekick Lenya after crashing their plane, it’s up to the bumbling Bullshot Crummond to save the day, at the request of the professor’s daughter Rosemary. Performances June 14, 15, 20-23 and 27-29. Visit AlbanyCivic.com for tickets and showtimes. 111 1st Ave, 541-928-4603.

Through the Garden Gate OSU Linn County Master Gardener Association is hosting its annual garden tour 10 am-4 pm June 15. See six beautiful local gardens abundant with ideas and inspiration created by unique and artful gardeners around Albany! Children under 12 are welcome with an adult companion. Sorry, no pets. Your ticket purchase supports gardening and pollinator education. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased with cash or check at the Albany Visitors Association, 122 Ferry St SW, 541-928-0911. 

Albany Pride Rally and March Starting at 10 am June 22, Pride features inspiring LGBTQIA+ speakers, drag shows and other performers, community resources, food trucks, vendors and, of course, the march. Held on the courthouse steps, 300 SW 4th Ave, and the surrounding area. Follow Albany Pride on Facebook and @albanyorpride on Instagram for up-to-date information. 

Wistful Wisteria by Melinda Martin

4th Fridays at Springhill Cellars Winery Grab your friends or make it a romantic date night. Stay late, drink wine, eat delicious local food and watch the sunset over the mountains 5:30-10 pm every forth Friday through September. Live jazz by Just Lonna starts at 7 pm. This event may require reservations and a small charge. Find details on the Springhill Cellars Facebook Page. 2920 NW Scenic Dr.

Romey Sheep at Wee Woollies Ranch by Audrey Comerford

The Black Sheep Gathering Don’t miss the renowned Fleece Show celebrating natural-colored animals and their fiber June 28-30. Their Marketplace features over 100 vendors, including local artisans from the Willamette Valley and beyond. Register for workshops to learn from top instructors. Everyone is invited to the Saturday Evening Potluck, showcasing delicious BBQ dinner, live music, and the Spinners’ Lead, where fiber artists display their creations. The event is held at Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road. Free admission and parking. 503-804-0014.

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