City of Monmouth
Monmouth, Oregon, population 9,720, and the connecting city of Independence, population 9,510, embrace the concept of “two cities, one community.” It is an hour drive to Portland, Eugene, and the Pacific Ocean and 30 minutes to Salem and Corvallis. Located in the heart of Willamette Valley, this 150-mile long agricultural valley is home to more than 300 wineries.
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The Polk County Fair is happening the same weekend as Zimfest, August 9-11, 2018!
What: “Tropical Nights & Country Lights,” a good old fashioned county fair with fun activities for the entire family, including a rodeo, 4-H animals and a live entertainment stage.
Where: Just north of Monmouth at Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S Pacific Hwy. W. in Rickreall, OR 97371. Fair Office 503-623-3048.
|WILLIAMETTE VALLEY WINERIES
Choose from over 300 located in Willamette Valley.
Many have tasting rooms.
|WANDERING AENGUS CIDERWORKS
4070 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., INDEPENDENCE FARMERS MARKET
Location 1: Sterling Savings Bank Parking Lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence, 503-838-5424
Location 2: Riverview Park Amphitheater Plaza on Main Street, Independence, 503-910-8193
Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., RICKREALL FARMERS MARKET
Rickreall Grange Hall, 280 Main St. (Hwy 99W), Rickreall 541-745-7274
Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., POLK COUNTY BOUNTY MARKET (Dallas)
182 Southwest Academy Street, Dallas 503-623-2564
|CANNON GALLERY AT WOU CAMPBELL HALL
|RIVER GALLERY IN INDEPENDENCE
|WESTWOOD GALLERY IN DALLAS
7030 McTimmonds Rd, Dallas, OR 97338
|HALLIE FORD MUSEUM OF ART
Willamette University, Salem, OR 97301
Heritage, History, Museums
- Historic Walking Tour Brochure: Three self-guided tours of historic Monmouth (and Mobile Phone App for those interested!)
- Gentle House at WOU, 503-838-8673
- Heritage Museum in Independence, 503-838-4989
- Polk County Library Branches
- Ritner Creek Covered Bridge approx. 20 miles from Monmouth (3.5 miles south of Pedee)
- Buena Vista (2-car) Ferry near Independence
Music & Performance
Chamber of Commerce, 503-838-4268: Events by local coffee houses, bars and businesses
Monmouth Music in the Park Series: Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm (July and August); Main Street Park, FREE
Independence Riverview Amphitheater; Outdoor venue features free concerts and movies in August (Independence)
Willamette Live: Musical performances, theater, art and community events (Salem)
- Outdoor Recreation around Monmouth: cycling, birding, geocaching, fishing, hiking, golf & more
- Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
Monmouth Police, Non-Emergency (503) 838-1109
Polk County Sheriff (503) 623-9251