June 2011

Hermiston Chamber Ambassadors Golf Tournament

June 16, Big River Golf Course, Umatilla.


Music in the Parks

Mondays through August Alternating between

Boardman and Irrigon marina parks.

541-571-1710, 541-922-3197

Pendleton Relay for Life

June 17-18, Sunridge Middle School, Pendleton

Fundraiser for American Cancer Society.

541-966-1509, 541-377-6798

Hodaka Days

June 23-26, Athena

Reunion and celebration of Hodaka motorcycles: trail rides, parade, bike show, vintage trials, seminars. http://hodakadays.org

Wiener Dog Race

June 24, Pendleton

Fundraiser for Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon, includes all breeds dog costume contest www.cmeo.org, 541-276-1066.

Hermiston Relay for Life

June 24-25, Umatilla County Fairgrounds, Hermiston

Fundraiser for American Cancer Society.

541-564-1871, 541-561-3031

PEO Garden Tour

June 25, Hermiston

Eight area gardens are highlighted in this self-guided. tour audneyc@eoni.com 541-567-5291

Umatilla Landing Days

June 25, Umatilla

Parade, entertainment, craft vendors, food, fireworks. 541-922-4825

July 2011

17th Annual Wildhorse Powwow

July 1-3, Mission

Dance and drumming competitions, craft vendors, food. 541-966-1628, 541-966-1510

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival

July 1-3, Fossil

Music, Old-Time Melodrama, parade, fun run/walk,

art show, craft vendors, Fossil Cruz-In.


Hermiston Fourth of July

July 4, Butte Park Hermiston

Event includes Family Adventure Race, music,

entertainment, fireworks show.

541-667-5018, www.hermistonrecreation.com

Cruisin’ to the Blues Fourth of July

July 1-4, Ione

Art show, talent show, live entertainment, parade,

children’s games, food vendors.


Boardman Thunder Fourth of July

July 4, Boardman

Parade, park activities, food, vendors, fireworks.


Stanfield Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, Stanfield

Parade, family games, food, vendors.


Condon Fourth of July

July 4, Condon

Community breakfast, fun run/walk, old-fashioned soapbox derby/tricycle races, fireworks.


Pendleton Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4, Community Park, Pendleton


Hermiston Community Funfest

July 9, Hermiston

Family fun: children’s games, live entertainment, lawnmower drag races, food and vendor booths, Hermiston Classics Car Show.    

info@hermistonchamber.com, 541-567-6151

Purple Ridge Lavender Festival

July 9-10, Hermiston

Shuttles offered from Funfest Saturday 541-567-6151

Athena Caledonian Games

July 9-10, Athena

Traditional Scottish games, music, vendors.


Logs to Frogs

July 16-17, Milton-Freewater

Chainsaw carving competition Mike Watkins

541-938-8236, mike.watkins@milton-freewater-or.gov

Irrigon Watermelon Festival

July 30, Irrigon

Parade, music, vendors and lots of watermelon.


Show and Shine Antique Car Show

July 30, Earl Snell Memorial Park, Arlington

Car show and community-wide flea market, kids

activities, music, volleyball tournament.

Marta 541-454-2633

August 2011

Umatilla County Fair

Aug. 9-13, Hermiston

Carnival, vendors, food, exhibits, entertainment stages. Main Stage shows: Lonestar, Bowling for Soup, Battle of the Bands, Grand Funk Railroad, Neal McCoy www.co.umatilla.or.us/fair.htm, 541-567-6121

Farm-City Pro Rodeo

Aug. 10-13, Hermiston

PRCA event


Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo

Aug. 9-14, Fossil


Morrow County Fair

Aug. 17-21, Heppner

There’s Country in the Air at the Morrow County Fair 541-676-9474

Oregon Trail Pro Rodeo

Aug. 19-21, Heppner

Pro rodeo and jackpot event


Muddy Frogwater Country Festival

Aug. 19-21

Games, activities, food vendors, Muddy Frogwater Run, pretty baby contest, watermelon-eating contest, fine arts show.

541-938-5563, www.mfchamber.com


Aug. 20, Helix

Music festival www.wheatstock.org

Sherman County Fair

Aug. 23-27, Moro


16th Annual Salmon Walk

TBA, Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, Mission

Running/bicycle races, children’s activities, tour of salmon spawning grounds, salmon bake lunch.

541-429-7219, wenixredelk@ctuir.com.

September 2011

Gilliam County Fair

Sept. 1-4, Condon


Pendleton PBR Classic

Sept. 12-13, Pendleton

Professional bull riding pendletonroundup.com/events/us-bankpendleton-pbr-classic

Round-Up and Happy Canyon Night Pageant

Sept. 14-17, Pendleton

More than a century of Let’er Buck rodeo action, carnival, free street shows, food and vendors, night show. Concert: Ronnie Dunn and Stealing Angels. www.pendletonroundup.com

Rollin’ on the River

Sept. 24, Boardman Marina Park

Music, wine-tasting, microbrews and a car show.


Yoga Round-Up

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, Pendleton

East meets West in annual yoga convention.


October 2011

Altrusa Auction

Oct. 1, Hermiston Conference Center


College and Career Day

Oct. 5, Hermiston Conference Center


Hermiston Chamber Wine & Cheese Festival

Oct. 8, Hermiston

Wine tasting, dinner, live entertainment, no-host bar. 541-567-6151

Columbia River Power Marathon

Oct. 22, Desert River Inn, Umatilla


90th Annual Potato Show

TBA, Weston

Displays, potato soup lunch, crafts, raffles, vendors.

541-566-3737, http://westonchamber.bmi.net


TBA, Pilot Rock

Pumpkin carving, hayrides, pumpkin recipe baking contest, Halloween costume exchange.


Downtown Pendleton Trick-or-Treat

TBA, Pendleton

Businesses offer trick-or-treating.

541-276-1169, 541-571-1700

Treats on Main

TBA, Hermiston

Main Street businesses offer trick-or-treating.

541-289-0755, harriscamp@eotnet.net

November 2011

Mary Stewart Christmas Craft Show

Nov. 11-12, Milton-Freewater

Pam Wildman 541-938-6401

Altrusa Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 19, Pendleton Conference Center

Nearly 100 vendors.


Community Fellowship Dinner

Nov. 24, Hermiston Senior Center

Ecumenical group serves up a free Thanksgiving dinner. 541-567-3013

Lighted Parade

Nov. 25, Hermiston

Illuminated parades lights up downtown as opening

of Festival of Lights.

www.co.umatilla.or.us/fair.htm, 541-567-6121

Farm Fair Ag & Trade Show

Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Hermiston Conference Center

541-567-6337, 541-567-8321

Light Parade and Celebrate Christmas

TBA, Heppner

Reward cards for prizes, businesses extended open house.


December 2011

Festival of Lights

Weekends through Dec. 16, Hermiston

Lighted displays, craft bazaar, horse-drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa.

www.co.umatilla.or.us/fair.htm, 541-567-6121

Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend

Dec. 2-4, Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla

Local vintners roll out the barrels.

541-938-5563, www.wallawallawine.com

Bright Lights Parade and Tree Lighting

Dec. 2, Milton-Freewater

Susan 541-938-3331

Artisan Alley

Dec. 3, Heritage Station Museum, Pendleton

Holiday venue for producers, artists and crafts persons.

541-278-8049, kathy.ferge@or.usda.gov

Pendleton Christmas Carriage Parade

Dec. 3, Pendleton

Old-fashioned carriages and Children’s Holiday Parade.

rparker@pioneertitleco.net or 541-276-4431

Hermiston Festival of Trees

Dec. 3-4, Hermiston Conference Center

Dinner, wine tasting, auction, Family Day.

541-567-5215, 541-667-3413

Pendleton Festival of Trees

Dec. 3, Pendleton Conference Center

Family Day events and gala auction.

541-278-3218, 541-278-3256

Victorian Christmas Open House

Dec. 7,  Frazier Farmstead Museum, Milton-Freewater



TBA, Pilot Rock

Bazaar, lunch with elves, outhouse races, light parade, tree lighting.


Christmas Cotillion

TBA, Milton-Freewater Donna 541-938-3633.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Dec. 24, Blue Mountain Community College

Free meal coordinated by the Associated

Student Body.


Community Fellowship Dinner

Dec. 25, Hermiston Senior Center

Ecumenical group serves up a free Christmas dinner. 541-567-3013

January 2012

Wine and Hors d’oeuvre Tasting

TBA, Pendleton

Fundraiser for Feed the Child backpack project.


Melonville Comedy Festival

Jan. 28, Hermiston Conference Center


Robert Burns Supper

TBA, Condon

Music, traditional Sottish meal in honor of the Scottish poet laureate Robert Burns.

times-journal@jncable.com or 541-384-2421

February 2012

Horse A-Fair

Feb 18., Hermiston

Family equine event with activities, vendors, games. 541-561-6644

Hermiston’s Got Talent

TBA, Hermiston

Talent show.


54th Annual Kiwanis Kapers

TBA, Pendleton

Area residents show off their talents.


March 2012

OSAA 2A State Basketball Tournament

TBA, Pendleton Convention Center

Red 2 Red XC

TBA, Echo

Mountain bike race


Bike Pit Dinner, Auction, Dance and Race Weekend

TBA, Pilot Rock

Dinner, auction, dance and race weekend fundraiser. www.thebikepit.org

Wee Bit O’ Ireland

March 15-18, Heppner

Celebrating the town’s Irish heritage, 30th anniversary event features traditional games, music and blarney.

541-676-5536, www.heppnerchamber.com.

April 2012

Frostbite Open Golf Tournament

TBA, Willow Creek Golf Course, Boardman

Boardman Chamber of Commerce fundraiser


Adams Day

TBA, Adams

Parade, opening of Little League season, craft

vendors, yard sales.


TV Shoot

TBA, Ione

Fundraiser for Fourth of July event.


May 2012

Cinco de Mayo

May 5, Boardman

Festival with dancing, entertainment, food and vendors.


Hermiston ArtWalk

TBA, Hermiston

Art show and sale.

541-720-3859, mary.corp@oregonstate.edu

Cattle Barons Weekend

TBA, Pendleton

Horse sale and family Western event.

katie.oblisk@artifxmedia.com, 541-278-9841

Gem & Mineral Show

May 20-21, Hermiston

A rock hound’s playground. Vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, games, door prizes. Mike 541-922-5091

Young Eagles Day and Airport Open House

TBA, Hermiston

Children and youths get to fly free, information booths, displays.


ABATE of Oregon

Memorial Day weekend, Fossil

Motorcycle run and campout www.abateoforegon.net

Spray Rodeo and East Oregon Half Marathon

Memorial Day weekend, Spray

Buckaroo Breakfast, Cowboy Dance, Cowboy Church Service.


Helix Heart of the Country Rodeo

TBA, Helix www.helixrodeo.org

June 2012

Pioneer Picnic

TBA, Weston

Parade, reunion, food, vendors.


Music in the Parks

Mondays through August

Alternating between Boardman and Irrigon marina parks.

541-571-1710, 541-922-3197

Freewater Street Sale

TBA, Milton-Freewater

Julie 541-938-3727

Old Iron Show

TBA, Roy Raley Park, Pendleton

Antique tractors, engines, and horse-drawn equipment. Jack 541-276-5949.

Hodaka Days

TBA, Athena

Reunion and celebration of Hodaka motorcycles: trail rides, parade, bike show, vintage trials, seminars. http://hodakadays.org

Umatilla Landing Days

TBA, Umatilla

Parade, entertainment, craft vendors, food, fireworks 541-922-4825

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