If Oregon wine country is a place you are considering a visit during the grape harvest, this is for you. What could be better than enjoying some of the best Oregon wine, beautiful surroundings and crushing some grapes? Enter the Carlton Crush Harvest Festival.

At the end of the Oregon wine growing season every year, Oregon wine country vineyards and wineries get to see the fruit of their labor. Yes that was a pun, but it’s also the truth! Oregon wine country producers join with wine lovers from the Portland area, from outside the state and even around the world to celebrate, stomp some grapes and enjoy an amazing time at the Carlton Crush Harvest Festival.

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The Carlton Crush Harvest Festival

Located just about 45 minutes from Portland, the Carlton Crush Harvest Festival is on Saturday, September 10. The Oregon wine country event spans the quaint Carlton downtown and over to the beautiful Upper Park. So if you are looking for something to do with Oregon wines on that Saturday, the Carlton Crush is the ticket!

What to expect at the Carlton Crush

The annual wine grape harvest in Oregon is celebrated with the area’s finest food, restaurants, music and of course Oregon wine makers from all around the Oregon wine country. Perfect from adults and families, the Carlton Crush highlights fine wines, food and even craft beers from area wineries and breweries.

Carlton Crush Activities

The Carlton Crush offers two types of activities for Oregon wine lovers.

1- There are all day activities that include perusing Fine Wines & Craft Beers from Oregon producers, Live Music from Multiple Different Artists that will be entertaining the stage as well as an Artists’ Market with incredible Art, Crafts & Specialty Products made by Oregon artists. You also have access to several cuisine options from some of the most unique and delicious Oregon restaurants and chefs, along with Event Day Specials offered by many downtown Carlton businesses.

2- There are also many scheduled events for the area’s biggest Oregon wine country harvest festival that include:

Complimentary “Early Bird” Yoga

Sign-Up for Kids’ Grape Stomp (Ages 6 – 12) at the Main Booth

Kids’ Grape Stomp

Sign-Up for Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest (Ages 6 – 12) at Main Booth

Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest

Live Music: Luminous Heart (until 1:30)

Grape Stomp Team Competitions – Initial Heats

Live Music: Artist to be Announced (until 4)

Grape Stomp Team Competitions – SEMI-FINALS

Grape Stomp Team Competitions – GRAND FINALE!

Live Music: Franco Paletta and the Stingers (until 6:30)

Awards Ceremony

Live Music: Skybound Blue (until 9PM)

For full event details and scheduled activity times, check out the Carlton Crush event schedule here

The Carlton Crush Oregon wine Country event wraps up at 9pm on September 10th and offers Oregon wine country visitors and locals alike something to do this weekend that is not only unique, but a wine lover’s dream!

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