Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your “stay-cation” or next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the PNW Art and Air Festival. If you’d like a hard-copy of the most popular monthly events, telephone our office and we’ll gladly mail you one for free. 541-928-0911.
*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us.
Come to the Brownsville Thursday Marketplace to find the best in-season, locally grown produce available in the Willamette Valley! Meet up with your friends and family, save tons of money on your grocery budget, and enjoy all the benefits of healthy, inexpensive, nourishing REAL FOOD! For information visit the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cfathursdaymarket/
The Annual Mid-Valley Brewfest in Historic Downtown Albany has it all – beer, wine, spirits, live music, food trucks, and yard games! $20 Ticket includes a Brewfest mug and 2 taste tickets. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Albany. Event continues Saturday, October 26. For information call: 541-298-0911 or visit: MidvalleyBrewfest . Photo by Cathy Webb.
Tickets on sale NOW – The Monteith Society is once again hosting a fun and spooky historical experience: a candlelit tour of the Monteith House Museum and ride on the Trolley of Terror. Climb aboard the Trolley of Terror and hear stories from Albany’s past as you ride through the Historic District’s haunted places. Tours begin at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm on October 18th,19th, 25th and 26th. Tickets may be purchased at Albany Visitors Association Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sorry, we cannot take reservations without payment. To use credit or debit call us at 541-928-0911 or pay with charge/debit, cash or check in person (110 3rd Ave SE). Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.
OPHC Painted N Sterling Fall Classic Show. APHA & NWCC Approved. 2 Days and 4 Total Judges. Event continues Sunday, October 27. For information visit Oregon Paint Horse Club
Your source for fresh, locally grown and farm direct products. The Albany Farmers’ Market is thought to be the oldest continuously operating open-air farmers’ market in Oregon. The market organizers are deeply engaged in nutrition programs (SNAP, SNAP matching programs, gleaning, Farm Direct Nutrition Program) that promote food justice and equity. For information visit: Albany.OR.Farmers.Market Photo by Dan Bateman.
“American Bikers Aimed Toward Education” motorcycle show inside the Heritage Mall. Event continues Sunday, October 27. For information contact: Heritage Mall.
Celebrate Halloween in Downtown Albany with safe and friendly Trick-or-Treating on Saturday, Oct. 26th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trick-or-treating starts at 11 a.m. Just look for the orange and black balloons marking the participating merchants. Dental care treat bags from Pediatric Dental Associates will be available at the Albany Downtown Association office, 126 Ferry Street SW. There will be a costume contest on Facebook – for more information, contact Downtown Albany at 541-928-2469 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit: Albany Downtown Association
Bring the family for a day at the historic mills and take home a half-gallon of cider for a donation or use your own apples! The mill is located in Shedd at 32655 Boston Mill Drive, a gentle 20 minute drive south of Albany. Additional dates: Septemeber 21, October 12, October 26. Call 541-491-3611 for more information.