Visitors touring vineyards in the Mid-Willamette Valley

With fall fast approaching, Salem area visitors and residents are encouraged to experience the agricultural bounty and scenic beauty of the season through new, one-day tours offered by  Gray Line Oregon, in partnership with Travel Salem, Amtrak Cascades and the Oregon Department of Transportation
The “Winery Tour of Oregon’s Willamette Valley” includes a visit and tasting flight at three iconic wineries in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Visitors will experience breathtaking views and sample award-winning wines at each stop. A trained driver guide will provide narration about Salem’s history and wine growing region en route to each winery. The tour lasts approximately five hours and includes a no-host lunch stop at one of the three wineries. 

Wine Tasting in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Photo by Frank Barnett

The Events Calendar has been redesigned to include images to promote your events! It is used every day by area residents and visitors. Make sure you event is in front of thousands of visitors every month!  As the official tourism and meeting website for Salem and Marion & Polk Counties, provides resources for visitors, including exciting, fun and entertaining events that are happening here throughout the year. Plan ahead and submit your event as early as possible to take full advantage of our marketing power! 

Here are a few event categories our visitors frequent this time of year:

  • Labor Day Weekend Winery Open Houses
  • Fall Activities - Farm-to-Table Dinners, Harvest Festivals & Pumpkin Patches
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Winery Open Houses
  • Winter & Holiday Events
  • 2017 Eclipse Events
McGilchrist Building

Marketing Exchange Luncheon
September 15
11:45 am-1:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: T. J. Sullivan
Red Lion Hotel

3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Brooks Winery

Oregon State Fair
Aug. 26-Sept. 5. Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 10 am-10 pm; Fri.-Sun., 10 am-11 pm 
There’s no such thing as too much summer fun. And there’s no better place to get your fair share than here. Because with roots going back to 1861, this is one of the nation’s classic state fairs. Best of all, there’s fun at every turn. Tickets: Adults $8 (12 and up)... Presale $6; Kids $6 (6 to 11) ... Presale $5; Seniors $1 (62 and up)… Presale $1.
Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-947-3247 or 1-800-833-0011