Don't Miss Our Community Events
The McMinnville area has a year-round schedule of community events — fun for the whole family! From UFOs to turkeys, beer to wine…McMinnville has a celebration for you! Of course, you will also want to be sure and check out all the festivities during the peak wine weekends (Memorial Day, Thanksgiving weekend).
The small town charm of McMinnville is celebrated in its many community events.
McMinnville's largest community festival, held on the 2nd weekend of July, celebrates the county's turkey producing history. Turkey Rama is celebrated with a street fair in Historic Downtown McMinnville, the Turkey Trot 8K Run, 5K Run/Walk and 2 Mile Fun Walk, and the World's Largest Turkey BBQ and a top notch carnival.
Oregon's oldest county fair is held in early August each year. The Yamhill County Fair features old fashioned fair food, rides and exhibits. The fair is also host to a 3-day NPRA Rodeo and top name entertainment.
IPNC is held in late July of each year. Pinot Noir producers and wine lovers from all over the world come for the 3-day program of seminars, tastings and fine food.
The McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (Sip!) is held each year in early March. This weekend event, held at Evergreen Aviation Museum, features over 100 booths showcasing the state's wine industry, gourmet foods, art and music.
A celebration like no other lands in McMinnville mid-May. With both a serious eye and a lighthearted tone, the festival welcomes believers, skeptics, noted experts, trekkies and everyone in between. You have to see it to believe it! Contact the McMinnville Downtown Association for more information (503) 472-3605.
Held each year in early February, the Mayor's Charity Ball is a gala event featuring a new theme each year. The event benefits Kids on the Block--a safe after-school enrichment program that builds successful kids.