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What's happening in September in Corvallis, Oregon?

Marci Sischo | 08/27/2018 | Arts and Culture, Breweries, Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries, Concerts & Music, Culinary Events, Fairs, Festivals & Celebrations, History, Performance Art, Winery

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Celebrate the Return of Autumn in Corvallis, Oregon this September!

The days and nights are cooling off, the trees are beginning to change colors, and the harvest is coming in. We're celebrating craft beer, sampling Oregon wine, and going to the theater. We're enjoying concerts, enjoying the fruits of our harvests, and throwing our great big annual festival for the arts, the Corvallis Fall Festival. Join us as we welcome Autumn to Corvallis!

Beaver Football

Cheer on the Beavers as they play at home! One of the best things about September is the return of Beavers football. We've got two home games to look forward to this month, including the first, happening Sept. 8. For complete information, including game times, ticket pricing, and to buy tickets, visit

Fall Festival Features

The Corvallis Fall Festival is a pretty spectacular event all on its own, but it also comes along with a huge (and much-anticipated) book sale at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, and the Corvallis Fall Festival Run, which offers a 5K, 10K and kids' 1K fun run.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire

Come be thee blythe and merry at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire! Just 15 miles and 500 years away from downtown Corvallis, here enchantment awaits young and old alike as jousting knights and noble steeds clash on the tourney fyld while minstrels, troubadours, jongleurs, dancers and bards fill the lanes with delight. Get all the details at

Other Notable Events

  • Bloktoberfest, Block 15 Brewing's 2-day celebration of craft beer, happens Sept. 28 & 29 on Jefferson Ave., between 3rd and 4th Streets. Admission is $5 for both days.
  • The Fall Poultry and Homesteading Faire happens Sept. 29 at the Benton County Fairgrounds and features over 125 vendors. Admission is free.
  • Just A Game Con is coming up Sept. 29 and 30 at the Corvallis Elks Lodge. Play board games, card games, tabletop RPGs, and more. Admission is $8 per day or $12 for the whole weekend.

Be sure to check our complete events calendar for more events, and check out some featured events below. For more information on the listed events, you can click on the title or image.

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1. The Shook Twins with Clara Baker
The Shook Twins at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis, Oregon
Born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon. Clara Baker's music is 'medicine for the heart, mind, and psyche,' (No Depression) -- full of honest and thoughtful lyrics, soulful singing, impressive instrumentation, and an energetic groove. See them in concert at the Majestic Theatre on Sept. 7! Tickets are $23-$25.
2. Supper at SAGE
Supper at SAGE 2018 in Corvallis, Oregon
Supper at SAGE is a farm-to-table fundraiser and evening of local food, music and art in the garden that benefits the Corvallis Environmental Center's SAGE Garden and Farm-to-School programs. Enjoy live music from the Hammered Brass Quintet, appetizers and tours in the garden, wine from Spindrift Cellars, and a seasonal four course meal prepared by chef Danielle Lewis of Castor Club. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for this annual dinner on Sept. 8. Tickets are $75 per person.
3. Corvallis Beer Week 2018
Corvallis Beer Week in Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis Beer Week kicked off in 2011 and in the seven years since it's become a fun and exciting tradition that promotes beer education and enjoyment. Corvallis, Oregon is blessed with six local brewers, plus a cider house and a meadery, and September 9th through 15th, 2018, we're all coming together during Corvallis Beer Week to celebrate our craft brewers!
4. Gala: The Flight of the Monarch
Gala: The Flight of the Monarch
Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County is excited to announce the first 'The Flight of the Monarch - El Vuelo de la Monarca Gala' on September 15, 2018 at the Corvallis Odd Fellows Hall. The Flight of the Monarch Gala will be full of Latin American flavors, colors and sounds! Enjoy a menu of authentic food, a wonderful silent auction, and a live Latin social band accompanied by dance instructors to teach the basics of salsa, cumbia, merengue and bachata. The night will also include some special surprises to celebrate the diversity of the Latino culture. Tickets are $60 per person.
5. Septembeerfest
Enjoy Willamette Valley’s best craft beer and cider among the trees of Avery Park with live music, food and friends at the Heart of the Valley Homebrewers’ 11th Annual Septembeerfest, happening September 15. What’s on tap at the showcase event of Corvallis Beer Week? Twenty-nine breweries with 60+ beers, ciders and meads - something for everyone! Admission is $20.
6. Corvallis Fall Festival
Corvallis Fall Festival in Corvallis, Oregon
The Corvallis Fall Festival is renowned throughout the Pacific Northwest and west coast. Every item sold at the Fall Festival is hand crafted by artisans who hail from all over the PNW. The festival hosts over 175 arts and crafts booths, along with food booths, musical entertainment, a children's 'art discovery zone' and young artists' marketplace, the Saturday night street dance, and the much-anticipated Fall Festival Run. Join us to celebrate the arts on September 22 and 23!
7. Rachelle and Robin McCabe: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein and More
Rachelle and Robin McCabe: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein and More
The School of Arts and Communication presents a special concert that is both a dynamic reunion performance by the popular McCabe Sisters piano duo, and a celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein. Sisters and duo-pianists Rachelle and Robin McCabe will perform on two concert grand pianos at the LaSells Stewart Center on Sept. 23. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
8. An Ideal Husband
An Ideal Husband at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis, Oregon
Oscar Wilde's smart social satire centers around a powerful politician and his high-minded wife who are beloved by London society. When a mysterious woman arrives to blackmail Sir Robert with damning evidence of a past misdeed, his career and marriage could be destroyed if she makes good on her threat. See the show Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6 at 7:30pm; and Sept. 30, Oct. 7 at 2:30pm, at Corvallis' Majestic Theatre. Tickets are $14-$16. Admission is $10 for everyone on opening night, Sept. 28.
9. Rhapsody in the Vineyard
Oregon Wine in Corvallis - Pinot Noir
Rhapsody in the Vineyard: a Downtown Wine Walk, presented by the Downtown Corvallis Association, features some of Oregon's premier wineries, offering samples of their finest vintages. DCA-Member retailers throughout downtown Corvallis host Oregon wineries and distillers with representatives on hand to discuss their beverages and answer your questions on Sept. 29. Downtown businesses will offer taste-tempting appetizers along with music and/or artwork by local artisans. Admission starts at $5.
10. Newport Symphony Orchestra: Ode to Joy
Newport Symphony Orchestra: Ode to Joy, in Corvallis, Oregon
The Newport Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at the Ocean with Music Director Adam Flatt brings to life a special performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s powerful 9th symphony in Corvallis, at the LaSells Stewart Center, on Sept. 30. NSO will be joined by The Corvallis Repertory Singers, Willamette Master Chorus, and Central Coast Chorale – 150 voices in the combined choir - along with soloists Erica Brookhyser, Janice Johnson, Les Green, and Anton Belov for this special performance. Also included in this concert is Baal Shem by Ernest Bloch, performed by concertmaster Casey Bozell. Admission is $30 ($10 for students).
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