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The Walnut City Music Festival in 2023 returns once again on the beautiful campus of the renowned Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, 500 NE Captain Michel King Smith Way, in McMinnville, Oregon -- an hour drive southwest of Portland, between Salem and the Oregon Coast. The festival grounds will be set up in a beautiful oak grove on the campus. 

Entrance to the festival is in the back of the main parking area between the Evergreen Aviation and Space museum buildings. 


There is ample parking at the museum complex. For those who want to park in downtown McMinnville, a shuttle is in the works. More information to come  


Prepay tickets for adults are $25/day, $40/weekend; for students, $10/day, $15/weekend; and kids 12 and under are free. 

Tickets purchased at the gate will be $5 more per day, $10 more for weekend pass. Check back for Ticket Information.


We are able to keep ticket prices low thanks to our generous 2022 sponsors: 

Diamond Sponsor: Bishop Law

Platinum Sponsors: ARQ -- Atticus Hotel -- Essential Services Oregon -- Tommy's Bicycle Shop -- Primisys Computer and Network Services -- Top Shelf Cannabis -- Walnut City Electric

Gold Sponsors: Betty Lou's -- Adam Diesburg Dentistry -- Grocery Outlet of McMinnville -- The Vortex Record Store -- McMinnville Eye Clinic -- Baker Street Realtors



Check back for information on camping opportunities at the festival grounds, as well as other local accomodations.

Food & Drink

Several vendors from McMinnville's celebrated culinary scene will have fresh fare for sale at the festival. Locally crafted beer, wine and non-alcoholic options will be for sale. Check back for a list of vendors and beverage options. A drinking water station will be on the grounds. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Attendees can bring water and small food items in a container not exceeding 5 quarts. 

Check back soon for a list of food and beverage choices.


Children under 12 get in free. A kids' area will be set up with arts, crafts and other items to keep the kids entertained.



The stage and hang-out area is mostly grass, with some bumpy patches. Attendees should bring a blanket or lawn chair, along with their dancing shoes. 


No pets allowed other than licensed service animals.


Volunteers get a one-of-a-kind volunteer shirt and a free ticket to the festival for the day of their shift. Duties include ticket box, merchandise tent, beverage pouring, backstage / exit security, parking attendant and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at


The WCMF is a nonprofit event that's not possible without the support of civically and culturally minded businesses. The festival is a great way to promote your business, provide bonus fun for employees and have the warm fuzzy feeling of being part of something special. All sponsorships to Partners For Parks 501(c)(3) are tax-deductible. For more information email or call 971-237-1397. 

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