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.

Jul
23
Sun
Brownsville “Stand By Me” day @ Linn County Historical Museum
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Brownsville "Stand By Me" day @ Linn County Historical Museum | Brownsville | Oregon | United States

Since 2007, the town has hosted Stand By Me Day, a celebration of the 1986 coming-of-age film that was primarily shot in the city.

Stand By Me Day events run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Linn County Historical Museum, 101 Park Ave. in Brownsville, and include guided walking tours, 1950s-style music and games, and a blueberry pie eating contest at 3 p.m.

And the Annual Barbizon Brownsville Paintout, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., is taking place at the Brownsville Art Association, 255 N. Main St. Bring plein air easels, paints, and canvas and unleash your inner artist.

Photo: Coke Sign, Brownsville by Stephanie Low

Aug
5
Sat
Brownsville Antique Faire @ Brownsville Pioneer Park
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Brownsville Antique Faire @ Brownsville Pioneer Park | Brownsville | Oregon | United States

No matter what you’re searching for, you’re sure to find it at Brownsville’s annual Antique Faire in Pioneer Park. 70+ of vendors come together with their treasures and there’s something for everyone. Breakfast and lunch will be available and there’s plenty of shade and tables to relax for a while. You’ll enjoy live music and a beautiful park setting and leave with vintage goodies. Also, be sure not to miss the vintage car show!

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 9am-3pm
Location: Brownsville Pioneer Park, 200 W Park Ave.

Free Admission

Photo: “Antique St. Car Show 1” By Oliver J. Anderson

Aug
26
Sat
Hands on History @ Linn County Historical Museum
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hands on History @ Linn County Historical Museum | Brownsville | Oregon | United States

The event is held in Library Park adjacent to the Linn County Historical Museum in Downtown Brownsville. It begins at 10am. Come early and beat the heat!

Step back in time and try your hand at the crafts and activities practiced by the folks who lived here long ago. The Mid-Valley Prospectors will be here for you to pan for gold and the Boston Mill will be bring their Stone Quern for grinding wheat. You can wash clothes on a washboard, press apples into cider, dip beeswax candles and spin wool. Try your hand at crosscut sawing and make a cornhusk doll. Plan to stay the whole day…you won’t want to leave! This free activity is supported by a generous donation from Randy Tripp.

Photo: Sunrise in Brownsville by Mike Moshofsky

Sep
9
Sat
Bridges, Bikes & Brews @ Linn County Lamb and Wool Fairgrounds
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bridges, Bikes & Brews @ Linn County Lamb and Wool Fairgrounds | Scio | Oregon | United States

Annual Bridges, Bikes & Brews Festival in Scio, Oregon on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

There will be a motorcycle poker run, cornhole tournament, live music, food, vendors, local breweries, and more. Bridges, Bikes and Brews is sponsored by the Scio Event Center Organization to raise funds for a new Fairgrounds and Event Center to be built in or near Scio, Oregon.

The Linn County Lamb and Wool Fairgrounds will be open from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. with food carts, and other vendors. The beer garden opens at 11:00 and features beverages from the Growler Café in Lebanon. There will be entertainment at the Carol Bates Stage featuring Lane Norberg, Jessie Leigh, and Huckle Buck Highway.

Photo: “Gilkey Bridge” by Oliver J. Anderson

Oct
28
Sat
Brownsville Witch Walk @ HEX Magical Gifts & Goods
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Brownsville Witch Walk @ HEX Magical Gifts & Goods | Brownsville | Oregon | United States

Witches and Warlocks unite at HEX in Brownsville, OR on October 28th at 5:30pm for an easy 30+ minute stroll! Kids and pets welcome (no bikes please!)

Family friendly. Costumes encouraged (but not required.) Best costume wins a $50 gift card to HEX!

Nov
4
Sat
Create-your-own felted gnome or witch @ HEX Magical Gifts & Goods
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Create-your-own felted gnome or witch @ HEX Magical Gifts & Goods | Brownsville | Oregon | United States

Create your own felted 7″ gnome or witch with seasoned fiber artist Anne Marie Cole.

$75 fee, 12 person limit. Workshop open to beginners or experts.

Contact HEX to register https://www.hexbrownsville.com/

 

Nov
11
Sat
Witch’s Harvest Market @ HEX Magical Gifts & Goods
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Witch's Harvest Market @ HEX Magical Gifts & Goods | Brownsville | Oregon | United States

Welcome the Market of the Strange to Brownsville in November, hosted by Hex, one of the coolest magical goods and gift shops around! Our witchy, occult, and magical vendors are coming together to offer you a harvest of delightful art, craft work, decor and more. Come out and help us celebrate the stranger side, enjoy some tasty treats, and cherish the bounty of creativity in our community.

This is an all ages event, with free admission.

Nov
25
Sat
Holiday ART on the Farm @ Misner Century Farm
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday ART on the Farm @ Misner Century Farm | Scio | Oregon | United States

Holiday Open Art Studio. Art Sale – Holiday Gifts. Visit the Misner Family Century Farm and Therese Misner’s Art studio for art and gifts.
The Misner Family and artist, Therese Misner, open their Century Farm for a festive day of art, gifts, and relaxing on the farm. Visit an artist working studio, home gallery, and tour the Misner Century Farm.

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