Pacific Northwest Fairs & Festivals: Western Oregon & SW Washington edition

by Angela Davis on June 27, 2011

Jen from Thrifty NW Mom, Karrie from Happy Money Saver and I have teamed up to bring you the most comprehensive list of summer festivals and fairs in the Pacific Northwest. In this post, I have listed festivals and fairs in Western Oregon and SW Washington.

Head to Thrifty NW Mom for a list of Puget Sound events and Happy Money Saver for a list of Eastern Washington and Central and Eastern Oregon events.






Leave a comment if you know of a festival or fair that I have missed!

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dawn May 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

hi there! I’m looking for a summer festival job: food booth would be great; any ideas on how to find peeps that need help ?


Trisha February 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

We have a Festival of Flowers Event in Jefferson Oregon on Main Street. Flowers, plants, food, music, vendors, free kids crafts and more; On Saturday May 4th 2013 from 9am to 4pm.


Lynn Axtell November 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The Kalama Blues Festival, in Kalama WA, is August 17, 2013, at the Kalama Marina, 2pm to 10pm. Thanks!


Mandy August 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I am looking for events in the fall in or around central oregon that are good for craft vendors.. Is that typically the slower time of year? Even the Portland area would be an option. Let me know if you have any information!


sam March 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I think you have the date Wrong for the Estacada Summer Celebration. They don’t have the 2012 site up yet.


Sara Rice September 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

We are considering starting a food booth and are wondering what the average charge is at the various fairs? Thanks for putting this page together! Sara


Ed Bisquera August 20, 2011 at 9:15 am

Hey there,

I know that the weekend after Labor Day weekend isn’t really part of summer anymore, but could be considered “Indian Summer!” :-)

On September 9-11, 2011, is the 40th Annual Vancouver Sausage Fest (perfect for families, etc) and you can get more info by finding the event on Facebook. I thought you might want to include this as an event, event though technically maybe September isn’t considered summer anymore! Thanks…Ed


Luann Gorbett August 13, 2011 at 10:03 am

Just wanted to share that just 2 miles outside of MOLALLA their is the “Pacific northwest live steamers” train park, off of shady dell road. It runs on donations and is a family friendly event and the park can accomidate up to 200+ people at one time. with plenty of shade, grass, picnic tables, snack bar, restrooms, and 4 acres of tracks to ride upon a real steam engine…. the park is open on sundays and holidays 12:00 to 5:00 from may to october. thier # is 503-829-6866


Brandi August 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

arts in the forest is in West Linn Aug 13th & 14th. Might be worth checking out and adding to the list.


Sandy Kickbusch June 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival July 15-17 free


VacationThrills June 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Wow, that is a crazy long list. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. Where to start. I already hit the Tigard Balloon festival, so off to a good start.


Mary June 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I just thought of a couple more festivals Seafood and Wine festival in Astoria, Or at the Fairgrounds and then camp at Ft. Stevens and a shuttle will pick you up also at other various places. There is the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival. Nice campgrounds nearby as well. There is the Pirate Festival and they used to have it at St. Johns and now I think they had it in St. Helens last year.


Kitty June 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Hey, you missed Rainier Days In the Park, Rainier Oregon July 7th through the 10th. Find out more at This is an awesome FREE event!


Jewels June 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Don’t forget the upcoming Hawaiian event at Esther Short Park, July 28-30, 2011! It is a really awesome event :)


AmyP June 27, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Wow, what a fabulous list!! Thank yo u so much for putting it together!

Here is another one-
General Canby Days
-Street fair (food, craft, activities)
-4th of July Parade at 2pm
-Fireworks at 10:00

Was the Molalla Buckaroo on the list? I can’t remember :)


Tamara June 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Thank you ladies so much for putting this list together! Love it!


Melissa June 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Thanks for including Southern Oregon, we appreciate it!


gretch June 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Also its a bit later but Sept 24-25 is Corvallis Fall Festival. And in Albany is River Rhythms ever Thursday evening from July 7th-Aug 11th. They are free concerts.


Stefanie June 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I’ve gone to the Scapoose Sauerkraut Festival for the past several years and it is really great! Lots of different things to do and see and eat – its a great day.


Lisa June 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

Also the International Beer Festival July 17,18 in the Pearl Park Blocks. More shade and less frat boys than Oregon Brewer’s Fest


Jennifer June 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

The Oregon Lavender Festival is not just Helvetia Lavender there is a website for OLA


kim June 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

you missed the josephine county fair(aug. 16-20) in southern oregon and a sandcastle competition in Long beach Wa. also a kite fest there in Aug. both are fun. www.


Twin Mom June 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

Great Oregon Steam Up in Brooks

All the tractors and trains a little boy could want to see (and ride on)

Could you place a link to this post on your website for easy reference during the summer?


Angela June 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

Yes! I will put a link on the site. And thanks for finding the Brooks event link — I couldn’t find it anywhere!


M June 27, 2011 at 10:11 am

Josephine County Fair August 16th-20th, Grants Pass


Tiffany S. June 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

This is gonna sound vague, but we drive from Seattle to Portland at least twice a month and keep seeing the fairground in Southern Washington right off the I-5. It’s on the west hand side, but I can’t remember what it’s called. We want to make sure we’re not doing that drive whenever that fair’s in town! I think it’s coming up in August?


Karen June 27, 2011 at 9:43 am

You are referring to the Clark County Fairgrounds. Their website says it is from August 5-14th.


lisa June 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

if you’re driving during the day you should not encounter any traffic problems. it is more busy at night.


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