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.
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.
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
and many other fun activities!
Photo: “Bring A Lunch” by Dan Bateman
Portuguese Water Dog Club of America
August 25th – September 1st, 2023
Click here for the full brochure of events and schedule: PDF Brochure
Water Trial Address
850 Shore Line Drive
Lowell, OR 97452
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.
This national championship includes agility, hunt, tracking, scent, obedience, rally, conformation, gun dog sweeps and more! For individual events schedule and information visit GRCA
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
Alaskan Malamute National Specialty at the Linn Co Expo Center October 23rd through the 28th.
Tournament of Veterans
Working Dog Showcase
Schedule of events can be found here: https://www.amcanational.com/schedule-of-events