Cherries at a cherry festivalCherry Festivals in 2018

Looking for a Cherry blossom festival or cherry fruit festival in Oregon in September 2018? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Cherry  All the Cherry festivals we can find in Oregon are listed on this page! If you love Cherries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Cherry festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Always click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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Cherry Festivals in 2018: Find a Festival Near You!

 Oregon

June and July are the big months for harvesting cherries. Cherries typically ripen from late May (in the South) through June and July in the upper Midwest and New England. There are two main types of cherries; sweet cherries and sour cherries (also called pie cherries). Sweet cherries obviously taste sweet and are good for eating fresh. Sour cherries are much more tart and are usually used in making cherry pies. Sweet cherries also require more cold weather to set fruit, so they are rarely groiwn successfully in warm climates like the Deep South.

There are two general types of cherry festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2). Cherry festival held at and by a orchard. They are different in what they offer, and c community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making cherry jam, freezing cherries, cherry pies and much more.

Community Cherry Festivals

  • Cove Oregon Cherry Fair - August 18, 2018
    Cove, Oregon. Phone: 541-805-8563.. Loads of cherry foods and activities: High Spirit Balloon Adventures, Bouncy House, Ducky/Hog Wild Train, Artsy, craftsy, home, and kids food, Contests and Games, Live Music, Beer Garden.
  • The Dalles Annual Northwest Cherry Festival - 3 days in late April, Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2018
    Ddowntown, The Dalles, OR.  A longtime favorite among locals and visitors alike, the festival is set in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and showcases The Dalles' deep agricultural heritage and Western roots. The Cherry Festival is now three days of family-friendly activities and events, and this year is going to be even better! The Northwest Cherry Festival takes place in downtown The Dalles and ncludes the Gorge's largest parade, classic car show, a 10k race, and lots of great local music and bands. There's also cherry sampling with the Oregon Cherry Growers, craft vendors, agriculture job fair, Cherry Idol, and Carnival. You don't want to miss the crowning of Cherry Festival Royalty at Mid-Columbia Senior Center's Breakfast Saturday Morning before the parade! The Dalles has much more to offer though the festival alone could keep you busy. "The Northwest Cherry Festival is like nothing else in the Gorge, and is such a fun way to celebrate our authentic agricultural roots," said Lisa Farquharson, President/CEO of The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. "We also invite attendees to explore springtime in The Dalles and the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area have to offer, from scenic cycling, incredible wildflower hikes, and fishing, to exploring the area's rich cultural and natural histories."  The Dalles is just 75-minutes from Portland and Yakima, 2.5 hours' drive from Bend and the Tri Cities.
    General Festival Hours:
    Friday: 5-9 pm
    Saturday, 11 am-9 pm
    Sunday, 11 am-4 pm
    Special Events Schedule
    Friday, 6:30 to 9 pm: Family Pit Party (family dance party)
    Saturday, 7:30-10 am: Cherry Festival Breakfast/Crowning of Cherry Festival Royalty (Mid-Columbia Senior Center, 1112 W. Ninth Street)
    Saturday, 10 am: Northwest Cherry Festival Parade (starts at Sixth and Webber Streets and ends at First Street)
     Friday-Sunday: Davis Street Carnival
     Friday: 2-9 pm
    Saturday, 11 am-9 pm
    Sunday, 11 am-4 pm.
  • Hood River Cherry Celebration - mid-July, Saturday, July 16, 2018 and Sunday, July 17, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm
    Held at many individual farms, see this page for the farms and what they offer. Phone: 541-490-7713. Email: [email protected].  The cherry celebration is an adventure with activities for the entire family. Farms offer many varieties of fresh-picked and u-pick cherries, wines, lavender, jams and other cherry treats. Many farms feature picnic areas. In addition to the orchard-fresh fruit available all along the Loop, some Fruit Loop farms serve up special activities or attractions for Cherry Days. Admission to most Fruit Loop farms and attractions is free, and most are open from at least 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (some have shorter or longer hours). There is free parking, too. 

Farm Cherry Festivals

In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own cherry festivals.  See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May).  Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making directions at the bottom of the page.

Related Cherry Information: Freezing, Making Jam, Jelly, Canning, Cherry Pies, Recipes and More

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated cherry directions:

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!

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