Calendar

Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your 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 Northwest Art and Air Festival.

*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.

May
19
Fri
NW Champion Sheepdog Trials @ Scio Fairgrounds
May 19 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 11:00 am
NW Champion Sheepdog Trials @ Scio Fairgrounds | Scio | Oregon | United States

Come celebrate the 85th year of what organizers say is the longest-running sheepdog trial in the country on May 19 through 21. The NW Champion Sheepdog Trial is held in conjunction with the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair, which is celebrating its 88th year.

The sheepdog trials will take place at Wolston Farm, 39562 Highway 226 off of Franklin Butte Road beginning at 8am and last until all dogs have run.

Photo by Melinda Martin.

Jul
15
Sat
Wag Your Tail-Gate! @ Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wag Your Tail-Gate! @ Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

Hello Vet’s 3rd Annual Summer Pet Festival
Saturday 10:00AM – 2:00PM
at the Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center
1838 Northwest 9th Street Suite 113, Corvallis, 97330

PET FRIENDLY/FAMILY FRIENDLY Community Event offering fun for the whole family. Pet-related activities and vendors, kids activities, clinic tours, bark-uterie, food trucks, pet trick contest and more!

WHERE: Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center Parking Lot and in-clinic

PET FRIENDLY – FAMILY FRIENDLY

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

* Food trucks
* Raffles + Giveaways
* Local Vendors
* Selfie Station
* Bark-uterie Bar
* Bacon Bubbles
* Pet Trick Contest – participate or enjoy the show – limited to 15 participants so register early
* Kids Activities – become junior vet assistants in a mini-course
* Adoptable Pets
* Pet and Family Friendly Event
* Music
and many other fun activities!

Photo: “Bring A Lunch” by Dan Bateman

Aug
25
Fri
PWDCA National Specialty Dog Show @ Linn County Expo Center
Aug 25 – Sep 1 all-day
PWDCA National Specialty Dog Show @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

31st Annual
Portuguese Water Dog Club of America
National Specialty
Albany, Oregon
August 25th – September 1st, 2023

 

Click here for the full brochure of events and schedule: PDF Brochure

Water Trial Address
Dexter Lake
850 Shore Line Drive
Lowell, OR 97452

Show Address
Linn County Expo Center
3700 Knox Butte Road E.
Albany, Oregon 97322

Photo: A Portuguese water dog competes during a water trial at Chatfield State Park in Colorado, by Tom Auclair. From Wikimedia Commons.

Sep
9
Sat
Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty @ Linn County Expo Center
Sep 9 – Sep 20 all-day
Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

This national championship includes agility, hunt, tracking, scent, obedience, rally, conformation, gun dog sweeps and more! For individual events schedule and information visit GRCA

Dog Tails In Parade @ Adair County Park
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am
Dog Tails In Parade @ Adair County Park | Corvallis | Oregon | United States

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT:
Dog Parade, 5k Fun Run / Walk, Obstacle Course, Craft Fair, & More!
Saturday, September 9th | Adair County Park | 7295 NE Arnold Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

Load up your dog and join The Albany Optimist Club on September 9th, 2023 for an opportunity to show off your furry friend, participate in some friendly competitions, and meet some amazing vendors. Proceeds from this event will help support the Supporting Area Veterans and The Elisted Project STEP, For Military Families, ABC House of Albany, and the Liberty House in Salem.

Free Parking & Free Admission for Spectators

Photo: “Intensity Agility Finals” by Dan Bateman

Oct
23
Mon
Alaskan Malamute National Specialty @ Linn County Expo Center
Oct 23 – Oct 28 all-day
Alaskan Malamute National Specialty @ Linn County Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

Alaskan Malamute National Specialty at the Linn Co Expo Center October 23rd through the 28th.

Events include;
Top Twenty
Agility
Tournament of Veterans
Working Dog Showcase
Weight Pull

Schedule of events can be found here: https://www.amcanational.com/schedule-of-events

May
17
Fri
The Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair @ Scio Fairgrounds
May 17 all-day
The Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair @ Scio Fairgrounds | Scio | Oregon | United States

SAVE the DATE for this fun family event with a parade, live music, exhibits, quilt show, car show, and sheepdog trials and more!

The Fat Lamb Fiber Fest is part of the Lamb & Wool Fair activities.

May 17, 18, 19, 2024

Photo by Alicen Arsenault

May
18
Sat
The Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair @ Scio Fairgrounds
May 18 all-day
The Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair @ Scio Fairgrounds | Scio | Oregon | United States

SAVE the DATE for this fun family event with a parade, live music, exhibits, quilt show, car show, and sheepdog trials and more!

The Fat Lamb Fiber Fest is part of the Lamb & Wool Fair activities.

May 17, 18, 19, 2024

Photo by Alicen Arsenault

May
19
Sun
The Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair @ Scio Fairgrounds
May 19 all-day
The Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair @ Scio Fairgrounds | Scio | Oregon | United States

SAVE the DATE for this fun family event with a parade, live music, exhibits, quilt show, car show, and sheepdog trials and more!

The Fat Lamb Fiber Fest is part of the Lamb & Wool Fair activities.

May 17, 18, 19, 2024

Photo by Alicen Arsenault