Looking for something to do during your stay in Corvallis, Oregon? Our Benton County and Corvallis events calendar is a great place to start. We list hundreds of events happening in and around Corvallis and Benton County, Oregon, from wine tastings to live music, symphonies to art shows, organized hikes, cycling events, community classes, fairs, festivals and more.
Our calendar below can be filtered several different ways to help you find the events you’re most interested in. Click on the buttons labeled “Categories” or “Tags” to sort events by interest or topic, and use the button labeled “Agenda” to change the calendar view to “Month,” “Week” or “Day.” There are arrow buttons over the calendar that can be used to page through past and future events, and you can click the calendar icon to select specific dates.
You can also check out some other local events calendars, here: City of Corvallis | Corvallis Public Library | Oregon State University | Darkside Cinema Movie Listings | First Alternative Co-Op | Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
Bring the kids out to the pumpkin path and corn maze at the Melon Shack on Hwy 20. There’s lots of family fun and its also haunted on the weekends! Come join us for treats and scares in our corn maze. We’ll have Mobile Moments photography, doughnuts, hot dogs, sausages, and more!
- The daytime (non-haunted) maze is open 10am – 5pm daily. Cost: $7 for 12+, $5 for under 11 years.
- The haunted maze is open 7:30pm – 10pm on the weekends. Cost: $15 on Friday and Saturday, $13 on Sunday.
- The pumpkin patch is open daily from 10am to 6pm, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31.
- For more information, visit The Melon Shack on Facebook.
OSU Women’s Volleyball Home Game: For complete information, including opponents, time, ticket prices and more, visit OSUBeavers.com.
Ready for an adventure? Get outside to learn about the Pacific Lamprey, one of the world’s oldest and most interesting fish! Explore nature and discover geocaching, a fun, family-friendly activity. A hand-carved Lamprey has made its way to the ocean and is ready to migrate back upstream along the Columbia and Willamette, “swimming” from cache site to site by way of human helpers. Can you find this cutie and help it on its way? See Geocaching.com for more information. Sponsored by US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Giustina Gallery will display the beautiful work of Vistas & Vineyards during October 2014.
Vistas and Vineyards is a group of artists that meets weekly between mid-May through mid-October to express themselves individually as artists, to enjoy painting “en plein aire” at local sites and to share their work with each other and the mid-valley community. The group was formed in 1989 and always welcomes new members.
Learn why our nation’s future success depends on building a globally competitive, diverse STEM workforce.
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary and applied approach-teaching these subjects together instead of separately.
The complex problems we face in the 21st century revolve around STEM-related issues. Resolving them will require enhanced research as well as a STEM-educated workforce and a STEM-knowledgeable public.
Join us for a lively discussion with Dr. Martin Storksdieck, Director of the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. He was the former Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences prior to coming to OSU in June.
Cool Tools! is now open at Benton County Museum in Philomath. Tools of regional and national significance from the workshop, laboratory, farm, field and home are featured. Informational labels are available on touch screen computers or your own smartphone.
Visitors see the surveying tools used by Oregon pioneer Joseph C. Avery (1817-1876) to lay out the town of Marysville (later Corvallis) in 1851, as well as a theodolite used to survey Lake Superior in 1869. This exhibition contains a chain saw that might be the largest you’ve ever seen! The HP35 calculator and the Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet printer had profound effects on American life and we have the objects and share their stories. Tools for agriculture, engineering, robotics, textiles, distilling, lumbering, surveying, and woodworking are all represented. Cool Tools! will be open through 2014 on the ground floor of the museum. Rotating art exhibitions are featured in the second floor Moreland Auditorium.
Award-winning wines aren’t the only thing Benton County is known for – we also have a rich and active craft beer culture, featuring several local craft breweries, as well as a cider house and a new meadery. Check out their tasting room hours below and drop in to sample their wares.
- 2 Towns Ciderhouse – 12pm to 8pm
- Nectar Creek Honeywine – 12pm to 6pm
- Mazama Brewing – 3pm to 10pm
- Block 15 Brewing – Open 11am to 1am, Hoppy Hour from 2pm to 5pm
- Flat Tail Brewing – Open 11am to 11pm, Happy Hours from 3pm to 6pm and 9pm to 11pm
- Sky High Brewing – Open 11am to 12am, Hoppy Hour from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
- Oregon Trail Brewery – Open 11am to 5:30pm
Visit the first annual Studio262 Holiday Art Sale featuring a variety of local artists and artisans in our downtown boutique art gallery and art supply store. Find ceramic art, jewelry, glass, found object art, photography, printmaking and more! The show opens on Friday, October 24, 6-8pm with an artist reception and will continue thru December 20 with artist demos, workshops, and more! We look forward to seeing you there!
- Namaste Vineyard – Hwy 99 Tasting Room, 11am – 6pm
- Namaste Vineyard – Vineyard Tasting Room, 12pm – 6pm
- Cardwell Hill Cellars, 12pm – 5:30pm
- Brigadoon Wine Company, 12pm – 5pm
- Airlie Winery, 12pm – 5pm
- Benton-Lane Winery, 12pm – 5pm
- Emerson Vineyards, 12pm – 5pm
- Spindrift Cellars, 12pm – 5pm
- Tyee Wine Cellars, 12pm – 5pm
- Springhill Cellars, 1pm – 5pm
Get dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume, bring an adult with you and head to downtown Corvallis for Trick or Treat on Friday, October 31, from 12pm to 6pm. Visit downtown Corvallis Associaion member businesses displaying orange “Trick or Treat Here” window signs for some tasty Halloween treats!
Ian Black is still attending Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, slated to graduate next spring 2015, but he already has his future mapped out. He plans to get a degree in Industrial Design and become an athletic footwear designer — possibly for a large footwear design company, which can’t be identified at this time.
Learn more about the artist and the exhibit at TheArtsCenter.net.
‘Tis the season for a frightfully good time at the Boo Ball, the Chintimini Senior & Community Center’s annual Halloween party!
Come enjoy festive music, dancing, a costume contest (costumes optional), and a drawing for a prize or two! We will have some ghoulish treats to eat to celebrate the spookiest day of the year!.
Find out more or register today, either online or by calling the Center at (541) 766-6959.