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Bounty of Yamhill County

Yamhill Enrichment Society, McMinnville, OR

Aug 23 2019 - Aug 25 2019

Price: $40 - $175

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The biggest names in American wine country may lay south of the Oregonian border, but real die-hards know that if you want the good stuff -- especially if by “the good stuff” you mean good pinot noir -- you’ve got to go to Willamette. With its rich soil, mild climate, and absolutely stunning hillside scenery, this western Oregon valley produces some of the most delicate and interesting wines in the world today, and a burgeoning culinary scene to match. One of the best ways to celebrate this undersung bastion of American cuisine? The annual Bounty of Yamhill County, a three-day food and wine festival starting in 2012. It may be relatively new to the festival circuit, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less delicious!

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Obviously, the main attraction at an event like this is the food -- and you’ll certainly find a lot of it to enjoy, no matter how your tastes run. Chefs, growers, and vintners hailing from Yamhill County and the surrounding areas will be represented, all showcasing their very best delectable delights.

The Bounty of Yamhill County has been voted one of the top-ten best food festivals by both USA Today and The Culture Trip, so there’s no doubt you’ll find something that suits your palate. But there’s plenty more to do here than eat and drink… although there’s no shortage of opportunities there, either.

Along with browsing the offerings of the many vendors in attendance, visitors can also enjoy a stacked schedule of events including tastings and live entertainment. For a full schedule of events spanning Friday through Sunday, check out the Bounty of Yamhill County Events Page.

LOCATION

638 NE Fifth Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

RVING AT THE EVENT

Although there’s no on-site camping at the festival grounds, the Yamhill County area has ample options for RV campers -- and tent campers, too. Whether you’re looking for an amenity-packed resort experience or a modest public campground, here are a few spots to consider.

  • Lafayette RV Park is located close to the festival headquarters in the town of, well, Lafayette -- and it has a whole lot more to offer than stunning views of Mount Hood. (But yes, there’s that, too.) The space is quiet, but still offers plenty of amenities, from free WiFi and bathhouses to walkable access to local restaurants and shops. Contact the park directly for details on rates by dialing 503-864-3740 or emailing [email protected].
  • Olde Stone Village is a scenic RV resort campground with all the luxury amenities you could ask for: a heated on-site swimming pool, bathhouse and laundry facilities, free high-speed WiFi and cable, and more. Rates start at $49 nightly, but weekly and monthly discounts are available for longer-term stays. The facility also features 10/10 Good Sam Club ratings, and honors the 10% Good Sam Club discount. 
  • Wandering Spirit RV Park is a little bit further afield, but still a short drive away from the Bounty’s epicenter. It offers full-hookup slots for travel trailers and motorhomes, and AAA discounts are available. Fill out this contact form to learn more about current rates and availability, or call the park directly at (503) 879-5700.

RVing is one of the very best ways to enjoy the Bounty of Yamhill County, or any food, music, or harvest festival for that matter. You’ll enjoy a front-row seat to all the action and a comfortable, relaxing haven to return to after a full day of wining and dining -- and when you source your RV rental through RVshare, you’ll pay a fraction of the cost you would from the big, commercial dealerships.

WHERE TO STAY

Not camping this time around? There are still plenty of accommodations to choose from in the area, ranging from high-end luxury hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts that turn a night’s stay into an unforgettable event. You can find full details on lodging on the Yamhill County area on the Bounty website, but here are a few serene-sounding options.

  • The Atticus Hotel is a full-service, 36-room boutique lodging experience located in the heart of historic McMinnville. Its cozily-appointed rooms and on-site lounge make relaxing and enjoying yourself the focus of your stay, which makes it a perfect reprieve after the hustle and bustle of the Bounty.
  • The Downtowner Newberg offers guests the convenience of a fully-functional kitchen -- just in case all those amazing dishes you try at the event have you feeling inspired to do some cooking of your own. Also stated on its list of amenities: “Really cool vintage record player stocked with favorite albums; board games.” Hard to argue with that!
  • DePonte Cellars is a nearby winery which features a unique opportunity. Along with hosting tastings and selling bottles at retail, it also offers on-site lodging and accommodations -- just in case you can’t get enough wine, even at the event!

HOW TO GET THERE

Yamhill County is conveniently located only 25 miles from Portland, Oregon, about equidistant between the state’s capital and the coast. It’s made up of a variety of small, historical wine-making communities, the epicenter of which is McMinnville.

Other towns in the area include Amity, Newberg, Dayton, and Dundee, all of which are easily accessible via Oregon’s I-5 and Highway 99. Flying in? Portland International (code PDX) is a major hub serviced by many commercial carriers. For full driving directions, please see the Bounty of Yamhill County website or visit the Oregon Travel Bureau.

TICKETS & PRICING

Although this event is relatively new, it makes up for its youth in popularity. Tickets are limited, and many events have historically sold out early. 

Chill ‘n Grill at Abbey Road Farm with Quaintrelle

$75 

Chill ‘n Grill at Remy Wines with Nick’s Italian Cafe

$75 

Pinot 101 at Brittan Vineyards

$40

Vineyard Hike + Lunch at Daffodil Hill Vineyard with Maria & Rob Stuart of R. Stuart & Co. Winery

$85

Plate & Pitchfork Dinner at Domaine Drouhin Oregon with Henry Kibit of Sokol Blosser and Mark Wooten of Little Conejo

$180

Beer + Wine Brunch with Xicha Brewery | Hideaway at Dobbes

$85

Create Your Own Wine Tasting Journal at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

$85

BIG NIGHT

$175

WRAP UP

Whether you find yourself sipping a satisfying glass in Willamette Valley or on some other epic adventure, we can’t wait to learn about your journey -- and, we admit, taste some of those amazing eats vicariously through you! For the chance to be featured on our blog and social media channels, tag us when you post your favorite festival photos, or send pics and details to us directly at [email protected]!

Check out @BountyoftheCounty on Facebook, @YamhillBounty on Twitter, and @BountyofYahmillCounty on Instagram for event updates