Sometimes the best way to experience a place is by sampling its food. If you want to plan your visit to Albany around a special culinary event, you’re in luck — Oregonians have a remarkable food culture, and Albany is home to many culinary tours and events.
Albany Upstairs Downtown Wine Walk: Albany’s historic buildings are open from top to bottom–tour the renovated lofts in the Downtown Historic District while sampling wine from dozens of Willamette Valley wineries, the first Friday in May each year.
Craft Brew Smackdown: Annual celebration of craft beer that brings local brewers to the streets of downtown Albany each September.
Greater Albany Rotary Club Crabfest: Dungeness Crab is one of the Northwest’s greatest culinary delights–mouthwatering, tender, and caught just off the shores of the Oregon Coast. The GARC Crabfest is an early spring all-you-can eat feast on these local delicacies, and it raises money for local non-profits.
Lebanon Strawberry Festival: Taste a piece of the World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake at this annual community celebration in Lebanon. Held each year in June, it’s been celebrating sweet, Oregon-grown berries for more than 100 years.