A group of friends enjoying Hops Fest


From Harvest Fest and the Holidays, to First Fridays and Cider Fest, in Hood River, there’s always something to celebrate. Visit Hood River is excited to bring you a host of signature events, throughout the year.

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October 7

2023 Hood River Hops Fest

Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop-growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each October in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations.

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October 7

United Way of the Columbia Gorge- Boots, Bow Ties & Bling Gala

United Way Boots, Bowties and Bling Gala at night of denim and diamonds Individual tickets are available for sale for The United Way of the Columbia Gorge Boots, Bowties and

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October 9

Gorge End of Life Services- Advanced Directive: It’s About the Conversation

  • Hood River
  • 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Learn more about this necessary but difficult and also confusing topic. This class is helpful whether you have already filled out an Advance Directive or not.        

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October 13 - October 15

2023 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

Festival-goers can load up on boxes of Hood River favorites, including fresh pears, apples, pumpkins, berries and flowers, and a wide variety of local foods, from pies and jams to smoked salmon and chocolate-covered cherries.

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October 20 - October 28

Halloween Train- Mt. Hood Railroad

Introducing “The Phantom of the Rails” – a spooky yet elegant adventure inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. The Phantom of the Rail takes a thrilling ride by the light of the fall moon through the dark forest to a creepy factory in a valley rumored to be filled with ghosts.

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October 21 - October 22

Harvest Craft Show

Harvest Craft Show at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, coming up October 21 and 22. More details soon!

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October 21

The Jazz Collective Big Band- Extremely Frank

Join CGOA’s Jazz Collective Big Band and Frank Sinatra tribute artist Jamie Goetz for a swingin’ salute to Old Blue Eyes. Come on out and swing to the classics as the Jazz Collective, under the direction of Michael Paul, performs Sinatra favorites.  Extremely Frank!

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Sustain Home- 3rd Annual Holiday Pop Up

Don’t miss our Third Annual Holiday Pop Up at Sustain Home. Join us and meet the makers and artist, find wonderful unique gifts that have all been made by hand in the Northwest . 

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October 31

Downtown Hood River Safe Halloween

  • Hood River
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready for an evening of fun downtown Hood River on Halloween. We are closing Oak St. to give you the opportunity to walk freely through the streets showing off your amazing costumes. Join us with participating businesses as we enjoy a safe Halloween.

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November 24 - December 27

Christmas Train- Mt. Hood Railroad

Get into the holiday spirit with the Mt. Hood Railroad’s Christmas Train! This beloved holiday adventure takes passengers on a scenic journey through the beautiful Hood River Valley, passing snow-capped mountains and rolling hillsides.

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December 1
Hood River Holidays tree and crowd

2023 Hood River Holidays Winter Wonderland

  • Hood River
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get ready for festivities & holiday fun with Hood River! Bringing you a joyful winter wonderland, we are celebrating with a window display contest, Small Business Saturday, and an exciting

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