Spring into Spring in Grand Style

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Photo: Kristi Reed

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Photo: Kristi Reed

You know what they say about March….it comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. This is the time of year when “Spring Fever” is an epidemic, so we recommend treating your Spring Fever by booking a getaway to Salem, Oregon.

Whether you are here to visit relatives, business, or just for fun, you will discover the unique experiences in downtown Salem, Oregon  to be one of the best kept secrets in Oregon travel! Here are some local events to look for during your visit:

2013 Annual Tulip Festival March 29th — May 5th, 2013.
Woodburn, Oregon (approximately 30 minute from our hotel). Bring your family and your camera, even your four legged friend (well- behaved dogs are welcome on leashes) and visit the spectacular fields of tulips and daffodils. Enjoy the fun activities and entertainment happening every weekend for the duration of the festival! Visit the events schedule  for details.

Wine, Pear, and Cheese Jubilee March 9th-10th, 2013
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner

Learn the art of “pearing” Willamette Valley Vineyards wine with fresh Oregon pears and cheese from the most respected local artisans. Be one of the first to sip their highly anticipated 2010 Estate Pinot Noir which will be released at the event. WVV will have a special menu highlighting the events theme, amazing wine, local pears, and artisan cheeses all prepared by Executive Chef, Eric Nelson. Admission is $10 and includes wine tasting, samples from local artisans, and Riedel stemware. Admission for Wine Club Members is $5. Please, no outside food and drink. 503-588-9463

Photo: Allen Lyons

Photo: Allen Lyons

2013 Oregon Garden Brewfest April 26th-April 28th
Willamette Valley’s biggest brewfest takes place each year at the beautiful Oregon Garden in Silverton and features musical entertainment, food, and yes..of course…Brews! Make a weekend of it and book The Grand Hotel in Salem 2013 Oregon Brewfest Package which includes overnight accommodations for two in a King Deluxe Room, an early check in of 1pm, a hot breakfast buffet served in the morning, shuttle to and from the event, and, to top it off… a late check out of 1pm.

More Events From Travel Salem:

Annual Social Pow Wow Saturday March 9th, 2013
Cone Field House – Willamette University, Salem
503-370-6265
www.willamette.edu/dept/oma/events/powwow/

31st Annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase March 9th-10th, 2013
Old Aurora Colony Museum, Aurora
503-678-5754
www.auroracolony.org

2013 Mid Valley Yard, Garden and Patio Show March 15th-17th, 2013
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem
503-399-1500

55th Annual River of Gems April 19th-21st, 2o13
Polk County Fairgrounds, Rickreall
541-738-6811
www.wamsi.org

Willamette University’s Hawai’i Club 24th Annual Lu’au April 20, 2013
Cone Fieldhouse – Willamette University, Salem
503-370-6265
www.willamette.edu

Annual Silverton Poetry Festival
Various venues throughout Silverton
503-936-6158
www.silvertonpoetry.org

Oregon Ag Fest April 27 – 28, 2013
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem
503-535-9353
www.oragfest.com or www.oregonstateexpo.org

Be sure to visit TravelSalem.com to see all local events and suggested itineraries throughout the year.