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Tap Into 

Polk County

September 14 - 23, 2018

Tap Into Polk County 2018

September 14-23

Polk County, Oregon

Tap Into everything Polk County has to offer during this weeklong event series and celebrate local beer and the fall harvest in Polk County, Oregon!

​Tap Into Polk County is a series of events across the region Sept. 14th - Sept. 23rd. It's a chance for visitors and locals to experience authentic agriculture, kick off the fall season, and relax with a pint of delicious beer (or two).

Need something to do? Explore bountiful farmers markets, Independence's Hop and Heritage Block Party, ghost walks, murder mystery dinners, sales on local beer, and more wonderful autumn activities. Check back soon for details on all the events!

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Fresh Hop IPA Fest

September 14, 2018

Come down to West Valley Taphouse where we will be tapping a new Fresh Hop IPA each day, all from local producers, during the weekends of September 14-16 and September 21-23. 

957 Main St, Dallas, OR 97338 

Friday & Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-9

Mid-Valley Wine Trail's 2018 Harvest Passport Wine Tour

September 14, 2018

The Mid-Valley Wine Trail invites you to join us for our 2018 Harvest Wine Tour! Here is your chance to sample the best Oregon wines from September 1st through October 31st. Passports available for purchase for $20 at the following participating wineries:
Chateau Bianca, Namaste Vineyards, Left Coast Estate, Johan Vineyards, Firesteed Cellars, Eola Hills Wine Cellars , and Van Duzer Vineyards
Visit 4 wineries and be entered to win a gift basket from one of the wineries. Visit all 7 wineries and be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE: a nights stay at the Grand Hotel Salem and dinner for two at Bentley's Grill as well as 2 wines from each winery, that's 14 bottles of wine!

Independence Downtown Association Ghost Walk

September 14, 2018

Come join the Independence Downtown Association for the annual Ghost Walk. Tours will begin at 6:00 p.m. right at the fountain, and will leave every 5 minutes until 7:00 p.m. This is a free event, suitable for all ages, however donations are always appreciated. 50 C St, Independence, Oregon 97351

Dallas Downtown Murder Mystery Karaoke Night

September 14, 2018

Come watch and join in as the suspects from the Downtown Dallas Murder Mystery sing to their hearts content. Start your interrogations early, as they may let clues slip. Lots of fun for everyone, as these hilarious characters start to point the finger at everyone except themselves! Friday September 14th 7pm at Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar 788 Main St, Dallas, OR 97338.

Rogue Farm Tours

September 15, 2018

At their farms in Independence and Tygh Valley, Oregon Rogue grows more than a dozen ingredients for their beer, spirits, cider, and soda. On the tour of the Independence Hop Farm, you'll get your hands on the hopes as they're climbing the vine, learn about the history of hops in Independence and Rogue's impact on them. Stop by the Revolution Garden to see experimental ingredients and say hi to the pigs, Voo and Doo! The tour wraps up with the processing of hops where they pick, sort, kiln, dry, cool, and bale 52 aces of proprietary hops! All this while you sip on a Rogue Farms Ale with the ingredients grown on site. Tour times available during Tap Into Polk County September 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd at 1pm and 3pm. Completely free! Meet inside the Chatoe, 3590 Wigrich Rd, Independence, OR.

WOSC Alumni Tailgate

September 15, 2018

Spend your Saturday in Monmouth with old friends and former classmates from WOSC! See how much campus has changed during a campus tour followed by good old fashioned tailgate in the McArthur Stadium Parking lot! Enjoy food, beverages, games, music and more! Bring your family for a day of adventure and nostalgia and enjoy Wolves football as they take on Azusa Pacific. 

McArthur Stadium

Stadium Dr N, Monmouth, Oregon 97361

Downtown Dallas Murder Mystery

September 15, 2018

Something Bad is Brewing in Dallas. This is a who dunit! Mingle with the suspects of this murder mystery. Try and discover who commits the murder. A day of fun and suspense.

Hop & Heritage Block Party

September 15, 2018

Independence's celebration of hops and heritage is back this year with the Hop and Heritage Block Party! Concentrated in the streets and businesses of Downtown Independence, the Hop and Heritage Block Party will showcase Independence's unique heritage and vibrant community. You can look forward to hoppy beer, live music, family-friendly activities, and much more!
278 S Main St, Independence, Oregon 97351

Yoga + Wine | Eola's Legacy Estate Vineyard

September 17, 2018

Calling all wine loving yogis! Join us for our winery edition of detox and retox with Yoga + Beer instructor, Mikki Trowbridge Yoga. Come for a free, all levels yoga class and then stay for a glass of wine in this incredible tasting room. Please bring your own yoga mat, and food for a post-class picnic! 

Classes will be held at Eola Hills Legacy Estate Vineyard which is located at 1600 Oak Grove Rd. Salem, OR 97304 at 6pm. 
All ages are welcome for yoga at this location.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per yogi. 

Tuesday on the Square

September 18, 2018

Our last Tuesday on the Square event will be focused on health and fitness. We will have our local gyms, yoga studio, Parkside Defense, dance, and many other activities. There will be bouncy houses and food trucks. Come join us for a fun and informative evening.

Oregon Winnebago Itasca Travelers

September 19, 2018

Oregon Winnebago Itasca Travelers RV State Rally at the Polk County Fairgrounds! September 19th-23rd 520 S Pacific Hwy W, Rickreall, OR 97371.

Spooky St. PaintnParty Brew Coffee & Tap House

September 19, 2018

Enjoy tasty food and brews while you follow easy painting steps with friends - Voted Best "Creative Escape in town! Date: Wednesday, Sept 19th Painting Starts: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Canvas: 10x20 portrait will be demonstrated follow easy painting step. Party Seats: $35 per guest. Add LED lights $6 A gratuity is appreciated for my party team service, thank you! You may reserve party seats for other guests in one reservation.

Brew Coffee & Tap House, 211 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

Polk County Bounty Market

September 20, 2018

We are an outdoor seasonal market that runs on Thursday's 10am to 3pm. May through September. The Polk County Bounty Market accepts Debit/Credit & SNAP Cards! We accept WIC & Senior Nutrition Vouchers! Go to the Managers booth for details.

182 SW Academy St (Academy Lawn Area)

Dallas, Oregon

Vagabond Tap Takeover @ Washington Street Steakhouse

September 20, 2018

Vagabond Brewing will be doing a tap take-over at Washington Street Steakhouse & Pub on the pub side (for ages 21+). Lots a great beer, food and giveaways during the event.
Washington St. Steakhouse & Pub
141 SW Washington St.
Dallas, OR 97338

MICC September Thirsty Thursday

September 20, 2018

Chamber members and friends are invited to join us for our monthly Thirsty Thursday networking sessions! Quench your thirst for business and community connections while promoting your business or organization, learning about the host site, entering to win giveaways, and, of course, enjoying refreshments!


5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at MaMere's Guesthouse 

212 Knox St N, Monmouth, Oregon 97361

Homesteading and Camping Experience at Turning Earth Farms

September 20, 2018

Want a true taste of homesteading? Come and enjoy the beautiful Oregon countryside by setting up your get away empire in our magical 15 acres of forest. You will get to stroll through our gardens, play with our adorable goats and sit back and relax by our creek! We are a fully functional homestead, so you will have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty with us or learn more about the benefits of local agriculture, animal husbandry and cooking tasty meals straight from your current or future garden!

September 20th-23rd.

Suggested Donation of $20/per night/per Family.

Airstreams on Main

September 21, 2018

The Independence Downtown Association welcomes The Oregon Airstream Club back to the streets of Downtown Independence for the 2nd Annual Airstreams on Main Rally! September 21st -23rd.

Fresh Hop IPA Fest

September 21, 2018

Come down to West Valley Taphouse where we will be tapping a new Fresh Hop IPA each day, all from local producers, during the weekends of September 14-16 and September 21-23. 

957 Main St, Dallas, OR 97338 

Friday & Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-9

Independence Riverview Market

September 22, 2018

Our hours are every Saturday from 9-2 April-October.  Support local farmers and artisans while enjoying beautiful Riverview Park. Local Produce, Plants, Flowers, Meats, Cheese, Crafts and More

Independence Riverview Park

Independence, Oregon

Heritage Auto Show

September 22, 2018

The Heritage Auto Show features extremely rare and unique vehicles with the intend of bringing to light, and preserving, our automotive history and heritage. This year the show will have a special tribute to 'Pontiac and Oldsmobile, Lost Marque of GM.' Food vendors will be available onsite. Main Street Park, Monmouth (120 Main St E) 9am to 3pm. 

If you'd like to enter in the Car Show please Email The cost is $10 plus a can of food.

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