Turkey Rama 2013
“Fifty Three Years of Turkey Fun!”
Turkey Rama, McMinnville’s favorite annual summer festival will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 11-14, 2013 with the carnival taking place from July 11-14. One of McMinnville’s oldest traditions, Turkey Rama is celebrating its 53rd year in 2013…so make plans now to join us!
Each year thousands of people flock to McMinnville for the food, fun and entertainment of Turkey Rama. The community festival observes the historical importance of the once-thriving turkey business in the surrounding county—the turkey farms are gone, but Turkey Rama lives on!
The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce and the McMinnville Downtown Association are partnering once again to present the 2013 festivities which will feature the “World’s Largest Turkey BBQ,” a Funtastic Carnival, the McMinnville "Cruise In" Car Show in Historic Downtown McMinnville, the Turkey Trot (8K Run, 5K Run/Walk, & 2M Walk), a Downtown Street Dance, and much more! For more information, please contact the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-472-6196 or the McMinnville Downtown Association at 503-472-3605.
McMinnville is located on Highway 99W, 35 miles southwest of Portland and 25 miles northwest of Salem.
- Downtown Festival: Historic Downtown McMinnville will once again be filled with sidewalk sales, booths, music and a variety of entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. Downtown activities will be open 11 AM to 10 PM on Friday and 10 AM to 10 PM on Saturday.
- The World’s Largest Turkey BBQ: For those looking for good barbecued turkey, McMinnville is the place! Once again this year we will grill over 5 tons of turkey on Saturday, July 13th from 11 AM to 5 PM. Live music and entertainment will also be featured in Wortman Park during the BBQ. This year we are providing a satellite dinner location (2nd location) at the First Presbyterian Church from 11 AM to 4:30 PM where there you can also get a sought after Turkey BBQ dinner.
The barbecue features fresh barbecued turkey, prepared on-site. Guests can order a turkey dinner or a fully cooked barbecued turkey-half to take home. Turkey dinners include a generous portion of turkey, potato salad and coleslaw, dinner roll, watermelon, cake and soft drink. Turkey dinners are $13 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children.
Fully cooked barbecued turkey halves are $17 each. Turkey halves can be purchased at four locations around town—the BBQ site at Wortman Park (11 AM until sold out), Town Center/Rite-Aid (9 AM to 2 PM), Bi-Mart parking lot (10 AM to 3 PM), and at the Downtown Information Booth (Noon until sold out).
Other community events will be held throughout McMinnville in conjunction with Turkey Rama. You can view a complete schedule of events as the time draws nearer.