Events


Chamber Calendar

2nd Tuesday of every month – Chamber Board Meeting 3:00 pm

2nd Wednesday of March, June, September, December – Chamber Luncheon 12:00 pm

3rd Thursday in April – Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) 7:00 pm

Last Saturday in April – Local Business Showcase

The first annual Local Business Showcase was held in April 2017. Over 50 businesses participated, highlighting the variety of businesses the Veneta-Fern Ridge Area has to offer. The Showcase offers a platform for business owners to network with one another and community members; market their products and/or services; and have fun! The 2018 Local Business Showcase will be held on Saturday, April 28th at Deep Woods Events. Stay tuned for more information!


Service Club Calendar

Fern Ridge Jack Kelley Post 9448 and the Auxiliary: Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Community Center at E. Broadway.

Kiwanis of Fern Ridge meets Tuesdays at 12:00 to 1 pm @ Lane Fire Authority, on Territorial Rd. Regular meetings are 1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays. Board meetings are the 2nd Tuesday.

Applegate Lions Club meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 7:30 – 8:30 @ the Lane County Fire District #1 Station on Territorial Rd.

The Board of Directors of Applegate Regional Theatre Inc. meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the former Central School, at the corner of Central Road and Fleck Road. The public is encouraged to attend.

Applegate Art Guild
Meetings are the first Monday of every month @ 1:00 pm at Central School located at 87230 Central Rd.

Territorial Sports Program
Board Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month. Check out time and place on their website, as times and places change with the season.


Annual Events

Easter Egg Hunt

March or April

The Saturday before Easter is the popular Easter Egg Hunt. Organized and sponsored by the Veneta Park Board and Fern Ridge Kiwanis, this event attracts about 200-400 children. More information can be found on the City of Veneta website.

Oregon Country Fair

Second weekend of July

The OCF is an annual three-day festival offering entertainment, hand-made crafts, food and information sharing. The Fair takes place in a wooded setting about a mile outside Veneta. Visit the Oregon Country Fair website for more information.

Veneta Downtown Farmers Market

May-October

The farmers market season runs from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October. Shop local farm produce and artisan vendors. Check out the schedule for live music and children’s events. The market accepts debit and credit cards and Oregon Trail cards. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

Harvest Festival

September

Join the Fern Ridge Community at the Annual Veneta Harvest Festival! This one day event features Veneta’s own Farmer’s Market, merchant booths, live music, breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Fern Ridge Service Center and a quilt show in the Center

Veneta-Fern Ridge Holiday Bazaar

November 17&18 9:00-5:00

Veneta Tree Lighting

November 30 6:00 pm

Takes place at Veneta Elementary school and includes music by the local school kids as well as a special visit from Santa. Celebrate the event with your family and friends, and spread the cheer and joy!

Veneta Light Parade

December 7th 7:00 pm

The annual light parade is organized by the Veneta-Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy the creatively decorated fire trucks, cars, floats and approximately 40 other brightly adorned vehicles as they wind through downtown. Parade route is 8th St, East on West Broadway, South on 2nd St, East on McCutcheon Ave, North on Territorial Rd and ends on Jack Kelley Dr.