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McMinnville Events

UFO Festival, McMinnville, Oregon Lodging Available

The 12th Annual UFO Festival lands in McMinnville, Oregon on May 13 and 14.  This is an opportunity for “believers, skeptics and experts” to come together to discuss the ever-fascinating topic of UFOs.  The R. R. Thompson House Bed and Breakfast in nearby Carlton still has availability for the weekend.  The inn is located just 10 to 15 minutes from McMinnville.  The UFO Festival is sponsored by McMenamins.

Yamhill Valley Farm Fest Plowing Competition

Draft Horses Compete at Plowing
Draft Horses Compete at Farm Fest
Some 18 to 20 teams of draft horses recently displayed their strength and beauty at an old fashioned plowing competition at Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville, Oregon.  The annual spring event
was an opportunity for city and town folks to experience farming as it was in the days before mechanized farming. Visitors  could also witness horseshoeing, blacksmith and sawmill demonstrations. 
A follow-up event — Harvest Fest — will be held August 13-14 where you can witness old-time farming with vintage tractors, draft horses and mules harvesting crops.  For a glimpse of country life, Harvest Fest  is an event not to be missed.

Sip! 2011, Oregon's Wine Classic – Lodging Available

Sip! 2011, McMinnville, Oregon’s Wine and Food Classic, descends on the Evergreen Space Museum on March 11 for a three-day run.  This will be the 18th annual year for the classic and features wine tasting from some of Oregon’s premier wineries, amazing cuisine, guest chef demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts.   
Among the scores of wineries participating will be Stoller Vineyards, Troon Vineyards, Zenas Wines and Kramer Vineyards.  Artists skilled in jewelry making, pottery, photography and water color painting will greet visitors and present their work.  Fine food purveyors including The Brigittine Monks, Evergreen’s Cosmo Cafe and Willamette Valley Cheese will be on hand to share their offerings.
While attending Sip! make yourself at home at the R. R. Thompson House, a romantic bed and breakfast in nearby Carlton, Oregon.  Call us at 503-852-6236 to reserve one of our gorgeous, spacious suites or cozy rooms, each with private bath and whirlpool tub.   A full, gourmet breakfast is served each morning.  We look forward to hosting you for Sip! 2011.

IPNC McMinnville, Oregon — Lodging Available

We still have lodging available for the IPNC in McMinnville, Oregon, July 23-25.  The R. R. Thompson House bed and breakfast in Carlton is just 15 minutes away from the Linfield campus.  We have a suite or rooms available, so please give us a call if you need accommodations for this special wine event.

This will be the 24th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration.

Farmers' Market McMinnville Oregon

Held in its historic downtown, the McMinnville Farmers’ Market brings an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, crafts, dairy, fish and meats to the community each Thursday through mid October.  The market is held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Cowls Street, between 2nd and 3rd.  Come and enjoy wine tasting and live music each week as you wander among the booths at the market.

International Pinot Noir Celebration McMinnville Oregon

For the 24th consecutive year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) will be held on the Linfield College Campus in McMinnville, Oregon from July 23 – 25.  This stellar event will bring together over 60 Pinot noir producers from around the world, outstanding chefs, and guests for a full weekend of wine tasting and education.  In addition to the outstanding selection of Pinot noir, the event will include group activities, seminars, vineyard tours and meals by top Northwest chefs.   Master of Ceremonies for 2010 will be Ray Isle, Wine Editor for Food and Wine magazine.  You are invited to make our bed and breakfast your home base while attending the IPNC.  Located in Carlton, we are 15 minutes by car from the campus.

UFO Festival McMinnville Oregon

The 11th Annual UFO Festival, held earlier this month in McMinnville, Oregon, provided two days of fun and thought-provoking lectures for scores of residents and visitors alike.  An alien costume parade, music and food were all part of the mix.  Travis Walton, a logger who in 1975 reported being swept away in an alien spacecraft, was one of the speakers.

McMinnville Oregon Turkey Rama Festival

McMinnville, Oregon’s 50th Turkey Rama is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10. The festival is McMinnville’s oldest and largest and will include art/craft sales, music, entertainment and the ‘World’s Largest Turkey BBQ.’  We hope you will stay at our Carlton Bed and Breakfast, which is just 15 minutes away in Oregon Wine Country.