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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.

Carlton Oregon Fun Days

Carlton Fun Days is a a small town festival providing a full day of enjoyment for townspeople and visitors alike.  Come and enjoy the fun and games on Saturday, June 26.  A parade down Main Street will be followed by games at the lower park.  Our bed and breakfast is located right in town so you will not miss a minute.

Carlton Oregon Fun Days

Banner Announces Fun Days

Willamette Valley Oregon Birding

Bird on post by Oregon State University Archives

Bird and nature lovers will find one of the region’s premier birding spots at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Yamhill County.  The refuge includes “some of the best remaining examples of native upland prairie,” according to the Willamette Valley Bird Trail guide.  In addition to Baskett Slough, Fort Yamhill offers birding opportunities as well as a look back into life in the 1850s and 1860s.

More birding adventures await at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, where paths have been created for birdwatchers through an oak savannah and oak-fir forest.

When exploring the Willamette Valley’s natural beauty, plan your stay at our Carlton bed and breakfast.  It is the perfect home base for your birding adventures.

Memorial Weekend in Wine Country Carlton Oregon

Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country of Oregon continues today and tomorrow, May 30 and 31.

Carlton Oregon

Memorial Weekend in Carlton Oregon

In Carlton, over two dozen tasting rooms and wineries are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they are around the valley.  The 20th annual Memorial Weekend event concludes tomorrow, Memorial Day.  Come enjoy many of the premier wines of Oregon in the ‘great little town’ of Carlton!

Willamette Valley Wine Country Memorial Weekend

The 20th annual Memorial Weekend  in the Wine Country begins tomorrow with more than 150 wineries in the Willamette Valley opening their doors for special events and tastings.   Wineries and tasting rooms will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 29 to 31.   Some will offer food and live music.   This is also a great time to meet winemakers personally.

Carlton Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, Carlton is nestled in the northern Willamette Valley,  with over two dozen tasting rooms situated within an area of a few blocks.   Our Carlton bed and breakfast is within easy walking distance of all the tasting rooms.   We hope you will choose our inn when you come to explore and enjoy the wine tasting, wineries and vineyards which thrive in the valley.    Accommodations still available for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Oregon Wine Country Memorial Day Weekend

Oregon Wine

Oregon Wine

Memorial Day Weekend in Oregon Wine Country is one of the major events that is looked forward to each year by winemakers and visitors alike.  In the Willamette Valley, more than 140 wineries will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this special weekend.  Many of these wineries are not open at other times during the year.  Some wineries will have live music.  Memorial weekend provides a great opportunity to meet winemakers and owners personally.  Plan your stay at our bed and breakfast in Carlton, where over two dozen tasting rooms are within walking distance of our inn.

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.