Road trips are one of the best ways to explore the area you live in. You have the freedom to come and go throughout the area because you have your own car. You can make it a day trip or a month long trip or something in between. The longest road trip I have taken with Peyton has been a week. It’s fun, we got to see so many places, but the key to a successful road trip is planning! One thing I like to do for all our road trips is to check out local festivals or events while we are in the area. They are always unique and something we wouldn’t experience at home. I’m going to help you plan your first road trip of the season by giving you a heads up of 5 fun festivals you don’t want to miss this year.
ASUO Spring Street Faire
Who doesn’t love a street faire? Organized by the Associated Students of the University of Oregon this street festival has been going on for more than 40 years! They take over the streets between Kincaid and University streets and dominate the area around 13th Avenue in Eugene. The streets are filled with food vendors, artisans and more. But the really neat and unique things about this faire is that the proceeds go to a food security fund to develop food pantries on campus and other food programs to help students in need. This new tradition started in 2018 and I think it’s one everyone would love to support.
Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair
Steeped in over 80 years of tradition the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair is run by a group of people passionate about lambs. The organization was created with the focus of promoting and educating farmers on the growing and raising better agricultural products and livestock in Linn County and the State of Oregon. But the fair is so much more! They are committed to preserving the historical culture of the area and sharing it with those that attend. From sheep shows to arts and crafts to delicious food there is something for everyone at the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair.
Woodhouse Farm Festival
If you read any of our travel stories, you know I love to try new foods and eat local dishes. The Woodhouse Farm Festival is one of those events where festival foods are everywhere. There’s even a farmers market! So after you’ve strolled through the festival and gotten all the yummy ready to eat foods that your stomach can handle you can top off the day with a stroll through the farmers market and pick up some fresh produce for later. Plus there’s live music too! This is surely a family festival that you won’t want to miss. It’s held in Eugene every spring.
These are just a few of the family-friendly festivals in Oregan. There are dozens of events held throughout the state every month. You just need to decide when you want to take your family adventure and then decide where to go!