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 

Columbia River Gorge Quilt Show
October 19 - 20

Come see traditional and contemporary work by quiltmakers living in the Columbia River Gorge.  Special exhibitions by Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge and nationally recognized fiber artist Pat Pauly known for her improvisational technique and bold use of color.  Enjoy on-going demonstrations; shop at vendor booths and the popular Quilter's Market, a treasure trove of new and gently used items at bargain prices...More

81st Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival
October 19 - 20

The 81st Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival is October 19 - 20 in Merrill, Oregon.  The 'Spud Bowl' is at Lost River High School Friday night.  On Saturday, the Parade begins at 11 a.m., featuring our Potato Festival Queen and Court, high school bands and many others.  Afterward there is a FREE BBQ with BBQ beef and locally grown baked potatoes, exhibits and vendors, arts and crafts, as well as a beer garden featuring several craft brews and live music. This historical community festival is a great experience for all ages...More