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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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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.


Inaugural Salmon Celebration
September 20, 2014
  • Event Times: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Event Admission: Free
  • Location: McKenzie Hatchery
  • Address: 43863 Greer Dr, Leaburg, OR 97489

Celebrate the return of the salmon to our northwest rivers! The Inaugural Salmon Celebration will feature hands-on learning opportunities, Gyotaku fish printing, a children's art contest, Native American Storytelling and live music. From Eugene-Springfield, travel 22 miles east on Hwy 126. The McKenzie Hatchery is located two miles east of Leaburg at milepost 22.

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