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.
The Hidden History Scavenger Hunt includes photos of Downtown architectural elements to identify. Forms are available at The Natty Dresser and The Albany Downtown Association, or here, at the Albany Visitors Association, or find it online here. All entries must be returned to The Natty Dresser by Friday, May 26, 5:00 pm. All correctly completed entries will be put into a drawing for a prize. The winner will be announced May 27 on Facebook and contacted by phone. This event is part of Albany‘s celebration of National Historic Preservation Month. Happy Hunting!
Photo: “Albany Building Corner” by Cathy Webb
2023 ANNUAL LAMB AND WOOL FAIR
“COUNTING ON EWE TO JOIN US”!!
The City of Scio is excited for this year’s fair – “Counting on Ewe to Join Us”. The theme is very appropriate, as it depicts the partnerships that help make Scio and the surrounding area a great place to live, work and play!
It is their hope that you experience a warm welcome when attending this year’s fair. Fair time allows you an opportunity to gather together and enjoy family and friends, reconvene old traditions and celebrate Scio’s rich family heritage, agricultural history and beautiful natural resources.
Photo by Melinda Martin.
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.
Wine Crush is bringing back their Wine 101 classes with Exploring Rosés. Certified Sommelier Hillary Davidson will lead the class in a discussion on Rosé wines. There are about as many styles and flavors as there are wine makers when it comes to Rosés. In the class, you will get to taste dry, off dry (a little sweet), bubbling and a couple of surprises! Bring a friend, meet new friends or bring Mom and enjoy a guided tasting. Tickets are $25, and you can get them at Exploring Rosés.
The Wine 101 classes are generally held one Sunday every month. Wine Crush closes the doors to the public, pushes the tables together, and serves some snacks while everyone talks about wine.
Shop local and fresh. For information visit Sweet Home Farmers Market
Fresh and local produce, baked goods, meat, flowers and more! For information visit Albany, OR Farmers’ Market
Shop 30 Local vendors and participate in fun activities. Come down to the event, snag a “passport” and get stamps from all our vendors for a chance to win a basket valued at over $900. But make sure you put some pep in your step because supplies are limited, and it’s first-come first-serve. Only one passport per person.