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McKenzie River Events

The Wooden Boat Festival takes place in the spring at Eagle Rock Lodge on the banks of the McKenzie River. The festival also includes the Wooden Drift Boat Parade on the wild & scenic river. 

In the summer take in the scents of the Lavender Festival at the McKenzie River Lavender farm. The region is also host to the McKenzie River Chainsaw Art Festival where wood carvers create intricate masterpieces using chainsaws.

Wooden Boat Festival
Video produced by Paul W. Reynolds

The McKenzie Arts Festival is an exceptional event that features local artists as wells as music, wine and delicious treats.  In the winter, the scenic covered bridges glow with holiday light displays.

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McKenzie River Lavender Festival
July 11, 2014
  • Recurring on the 2nd Friday of July
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday
  • Event Admission: Free
  • Location: McKenzie River Lavender
  • Address: 40882 McKenzie Hwy, Springfield, OR 97478

A celebration of lavender grown in the Pacific Northwest. During this glorious summer weekend, area lavender farms open their fields for tours, photography and painting, shopping and lectures. The McKenzie River Lavender farm, just outside Springfield offers a Lavender Labyrinth, specialty lavender products from oils to pillows, u-cut lavender and lavender refreshments.

McKenzie River Chainsaw Art Festival
August 14, 2014 - August 17, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Thursday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
  • Location: McKenzie Community Track & Field
  • Address: 51480 Blue River Dr, Vida, OR 97488

A unique three day event merging a passion for Northwest forestry with art. Using chainsaws, master wood carvers create memorable wood sculptures celebrating the McKenzie River heritage. Partake in gold panning, nail driving and a youth track meet.

McKenzie Art Festival
August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
  • Location: Leaburg Fire Hall and Training Center
  • Address: 41870 McKenzie Hwy, Leaburg, OR 97488

60 artists come together to show their work at this engaging event which is attended by many of the visitors to the beautiful McKenzie River corridor as well as most of the community. The McKenzie River area is known for river rafting, fly fishing, hiking, golfing, biking, a world class track, wildlife and, of course, the McKenzie Art Festival. With beautiful art ranging from wood carving and watercolor, oil paintings, and local lavender products; there is much to see, experience and do! Make su...

Walterville Community Fair & Waddle 5K
September 06, 2014
  • Recurring on the 1st Saturday of September
  • Event Times: Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
  • Location: Walterville Community Hall
  • Address: 39259 Camp Creek Rd, Walterville, OR 97478
  • Phone: 541.747.2767

This fun fair will delight your senses as you and the family enjoy great food, music, activities and as always some unexpected surprises all in beautiful Walterville, Oregon! Five kilometer fun run and walk to raise money for the Walterville Community Hall.


McKenzie River Wine Tour
July 12, 2014 - July 13, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Varies
  • Location: Eagle Rock Lodge
  • Address: 49198 McKenzie Hwy, Vida, OR 97488
  • Phone: 541.822.3630

In conjunction with the Oregon Lavender Festival, three scenic resorts host this collaborative open house and wine tasting, featuring varying wineries along the famous McKenzie river. A splendor of wines paired with delicious, hearty apetizers, artisan food and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Participating resorts include the McKenzie River Inn at 541-822-6260; McKenzie River Mountain Resort at 541-822-6272; and Eagle Rock Lodge at 541-822-3630.


Sahalie & Koosah Waterfall Wonders Hike
July 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Event Times: Monday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.
  • Event Admission: $25
  • Location: McKenzie River Mountain Resort
  • Address: 51668 Blue River Dr, Finn Rock, OR 97488
  • Phone: 541.822.6272

Book this amazing excursion and board the Waterfall Hiking Shuttle that allows hikers to traverse one way on MRT to spectacular viewpoints including Clear Lake and Sahalie and Koosah falls. These tours are by appointment only, $25 per person.

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