AUGUST 2018 EVENTS
Calendar Listing for Oregon and Southwest Washington
(Updated Regularly)

Oregon Bigfoot Festival
Saturday, August 18

This event celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s love affair with Bigfoot, who was first described and nicknamed in the 1830’s, opening a mysterious world of sightings, attacks, and hoaxes for almost two centuries.  Enjoy the day at a beautiful river-front park that's filled with playful exhibits, carnival style games and attractions, merchandise vendors and a number of food carts.  "Bigfoot" actor Jerry Bell Jr. will make an appearance.  The Oregon Bigfoot Festival is on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale.  Go to www.oregonbigfootfestival.com.




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Portland Alpine Fest
November 13 - 18

Join along for 6 days of inspiration, learning, demos, and more as you immerse yourself in the world of all things alpine.  There's ice climbing, rock climbing, mountain running, and much more.  You'll get the opportunity to hear from and learn from some of our local Pacific Northwest athletes, as well as athletes making waves on the national and international scene...More 

The 39th Annual "Heart of the Country Show and Sale
"November 16 - 18

Hosted by the Larch Mountain Country Artisans.  They have fine art, fine craft, folk and quality handworks for sale.  It will be held from Nov. 16 - 18 at the Glenn Otto Community Park's Sam Cox Building: 1106 E. Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale...More

The Junk Queens Country Christmas Show 
Saturday, November 17
(Southwest Washington)


The Junk Queens Country Christmas Show replaces the annual Holiday Gift Fair at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington...This Show is a true holiday gift experience for the whole Saturday, November 17th, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.  The Junk Queens Country Christmas Show will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else.  Repurposed, Recycled, Reused, art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyers delight.  Cost is $5, Kids 12 Under FREE. Purchase tickets at the Door...More 

Salem on Ice
November 17 - January 20

Bring the family to enjoy seasonal outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Salem at the beautiful Riverfront Park.  Join for skating, refreshments and wonderful memories.  Salem on Ice is from Nov. 17 - Jan. 20 at 200 Water St. NE in Salem.  Visit www.salemonice.com


Oregon Bridal & Wedding Expo
Sunday, November 18

Attendees of our previous Bridal & Wedding Expos have called this one-of-a-kind event their “pre-wedding shower,” the “party before the party,” and “the best decision they ever made!”   Enjoy spectacular bridal fashion shows and live DJ and band demos take place throughout the day.  You'll see an incredible selection of vendors.  You can also enter for their cash prizes and giveaways...More  

Women of Intuitive Wisdom: 
Holiday Enlightenment Fair/Bazaar
Sunday, November 18
(Southwest Washington & Non-Annual)

Join along for a fun and festival holiday fair and bazaar.  They will have amazing vendors bringing their talents, along with creative crafts, handmade gift cards, live music and CDs ot purchase, spiritual/intuitive readers, empowering books, therapy services, food, beverages and much more.  It will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the NW Hypnosis & Integrated Medicine: 16904 SE. 1st St., Suite 104 in Vancouver.  Call Sherrie Davis with any questions at (360) 991-2619 or Marilyn Lawrence at (949) 981-5487.

Polk County Craft Festival
November 23 - 24

The Polk County Craft Festival is two buildings full of handmade items, wreaths, fudge, ornaments, Disney dress up cloths, wooden signs, cowboy art, honey, baked breads, gluten free snacks and wine barrel cabinets just to name a few items.  There are 170 tables of beautiful gift items. Come join us for a great shopping experience.  FREE admission, FREE parking and food available onsite...More 

Rockaway Beach: 2018 Holiday Gift Fair
November 23 - 24

2018 Holiday Gift Fair is coming November 23 & November 24.  There are lots of fun and unique Christmas gifts to choose from at the Holiday Gift Fair.  There will be many things for you to choose from for all of your holiday needs.  Find gifts for family and friends or treat yourself to something fun and different that you might not find anywhere else.  Choose from new or handcrafted items ranging from soaps, candles, birdhouses, hats, scarves, gloves, jewelry, clothing and much more...More

11th Annual Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour
November 23 - 25
(Washington State)

If you are near the Long Beach Peninsula Thanksgiving weekend, don't miss the 11th annual Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour. On Friday and Saturday (and many on Sunday) the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of November, local makers of art and craft from Oysterville to Ilwaco will open their studios to visitors. It's a perfect event to share with friends and family, and a once a year opportunity to meet some of the locals, talk about their work and start your holiday shopping with unique handmade items...More 

Seaside Artisan Fair 
November 23 - 25

The Seaside Artisan Fair offers a cornucopia of more than 70 craftsmen featuring their fine art, crafted beverages and artisan gifts.  Santa visits daily and look for the Home Depot craft center on Sunday!  New this year on the upper mezzanine of the Seaside Convention Center is a Holiday Distributor Showcase featuring products including LuLaRoe, Avon, and Younique among many others.  Note: Due to construction there is no ADA access to the mezzanine...More