MAY EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington

(Updated Regularly)

CABA Classic Alpaca Halter & Fleece Show
May 11 - 13

Every year, hundreds of alpacas and alpaca enthusiasts, as well as fiber art enthusiasts, gather for the Northwest's largest and most prestigious alpaca shows, Alpaca Association of Western Washington's (AAWW) Alpacapalooza and the CABA Classic.  This year, these shows have joined for one grand event under one roof.  What better way to learn more about the alpaca industry than to talk to hundreds of breeders and meet their alpacas face-to-face, all under one roof?  This is your opportunity. And it's FREE!  The special event will feature alpacas in the show ring competition, comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas.  Throughout the weekend, artisans will showcase alpaca fiber and examples of felting, fiber arts and more. Vendors and farm displays will sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items.  It will be held from May 11 - 13 at the Portland Expo Center, Hall D: 2060 N. Marine Dr. in Portland.  Times are from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 8:30 - 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Go to cabaclassic.org and columbiaalpacabreeders.com.




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Dine the Couve
October 1 - 31
(Southwest Washington)

During the entire month of October, restaurants from across the city of Vancouver will offer special 3 for $23 menus that showcase what they do best.  That means it can be the traditional three-course meal of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, or eateries can take a more unique approach by mixing in craft drink pairings, a variety of small plates, and other options.  Feeling ambitious (and hungry)?  This year, 31 restaurants are participating—that's one menu to try each day of the month!...More 

Wild Mushroom Celebration
October 1 - November 15
(Southwest Washington)

Celebrate fabulous fall fungi on the Long Beach Peninsula with the annual Wild Mushroom Celebration‘s series of events honoring the Pacific Northwest's delectable, edible wild mushrooms.  Chefs, innkeepers and foragers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the fall harvest season!...More

Clark County ScareGround's
Haunted House Scream Park
October 5 - November 4
(Southwest Washington)

The Clark County ScareGround's is the Northwest's premier all-ages Halloween event located on the 170-acre Clark County Event Center campus in Ridgefield, WA.  Featuring four Haunted Houses, the Scream Parlor, Midway & Exhibits, photo ops, and ghouls galore!  The ScareGround's is the #1 destination for a scary-good time this October...More 

2018 Tillamook County Quilt Show
October 12 - 13

Hosted by the Tillamook County Quilt Guild, this year's theme is called "Memories by the Sea."  The event features the guild's first quilt made for 1976.  You can help make an American Hero Quilt; visitor prizes every half hour, raffle quilt tickets,  and quilts for sale.   It will be held from Oct. 12 - 13 at City Hall in Bay City that is along North Hwy. 101.  Times are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Admission is $5 each, Children 12 and under are FREE.  It's family fun for all.  Call (503) 440-1829. 

Dance Like a Mother
Saturday, October 13

This October 13, The Mother PAC will host our unique and popular fifth annual Dance Like a Mother fundraiser at Holocene in Portland where 200+ local moms, community and elected leaders will gather to dance the night away -  raising critical funds to support candidates running for office this November.  This is a dance party featuring DJ Mixed Messages spinning feminist dance music, many special guest dancers, local women elected leaders, amazing raffle prizes from local businesses and fun resistance-themed cocktails...More