The Walnut City Music Festival in 2019 returns to Lower City Park in McMinnville, Oregon -- an hour drive southwest of Portland, between Salem and the Oregon Coast. Located a few blocks from the city's celebrated downtown (in the heart of Oregon Wine Country) the venue will provide for an intimate and unique music festival setting. The stage will be set next to Cozine Creek where a grist mill once stood, operated by the town's founders. The address is 140 NW Park Drive, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128. Click for Google Maps.
Parking at the festival grounds are reserved for staff and handicap parking only. General festival parking is three blocks from the entrance at the Oregon Mutual Insurance parking lot, 400 N.E. Baker Street.
Ticket prices are $25 for day passes and $35 for a weekend passes (plus fees). Kids 12 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets before they sell out!
The Walnut City Music Festival does not provide its own camping or lodging options. But out-of-town residents have many options for an overnight stay.
First, book soon! Labor Day Weekend is busy in Oregon's wine country and lodging fills up fast! ... The closer to Third Street (our "main drag") the better. There are two hotels downtown, McMenamins Hotel Oregon and The Atticus Hotel. Next we would recommend searching AirBnB and VRBO for vacation rentals. Third Street Flats and Douglas on Third both have cool downtown apartment options. Then there are myriad private rentals around the area to find, from single rooms in people's homes to full vacation house rentals. Other hotels that are a few miles from the festival grounds include the Red Lion Inn, Comfort Inn and GuestHouse Inn, the McMinnville Inn and the Motel 6.
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 area is mostly grass. 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. Click here to sign up.
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.