APRIL – JUNE 2017
The following events are within a 3 hour radius of Portland, not including Seattle.
FEAST OF FOOLS ~ APR 28-30
$25 weekend includes camping, day pass for Saturday TBA
12pm Fri-5pm Sun. Swiss Sportsman’s Park 9205 198th Ave E, Bonney Lake WA 98391.
Midieval/fantasy faire: The first faire of the year, camping available, vendors, fighting, communal meals available, contests/games and More! Riona hopefully performs.
SPRING FAIRY FESTIVAL ~ MAY 6
FREE (suggested donation of $5)
11am-7pm, Crescent Moon Gifts (and surrounding area) 2502 6th Ave. Tacoma WA 98406.
Streets get blocked off for this fairy and fantasy festival: Mostly outdoor, vendors, performers, workshops, costumes.
PDXAGE ~ MAY 5-7
$45 weekend, day passes TBA
12pm-late Fri, all day Sat, ends Sun. at 5pm. Holiday Inn Conference Center 8439 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland OR 97220.
Analog gaming convention: Play boardgames, cardgames, pretends (from tabletop to LARP), panels, test out new games.
VAMPIRE MASQUERADE BALL ~ MAY 13
$45 advanced, $50 at door
9pm-late. Melody Ballroom 615 SE Alder St. Portland OR.
Fancy dress ball: Vampires/gothic/neoVictorian/steampunk/general fancy dress, costume or fancydress required, DJS, vendors, arialists, other performers, dessert, 21+.
OREGON REGENCY SOCIETY’S DUTCHESSES DINNER ~ MAY 13
5pm, Multnomah Falls Lodge 53000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy. Bridal Veil OR 97010.
Fancy dinner and dancing: Regency costumes please, if you haven’t one they can help you and let you borrow something lovely, a delicious dinner followed by called dancing, includes a dance lesson.
McMENAMIN’S UFO FESTIVAL ~ MAY 18-21
Events range from free to $40, speaker sessions $25, meals with speakers $40, $75 for pass to all speaking sessions (doesn’t include speaker meals).
Various times, starting Thurs. evening, Hotel Oregon 310 NE Evans St. McMinville OR 97128 (and other locations around town).
Alien/UFO themed festival: Includes everything from a parade, costume contest, space rock music, to speaker sessions about UFOs/sightings.
PIRATES PLUNDER ~ MAY 19-21
$25 adv. weekend, $30 weekend at gate, meal plan $30, day pass TBA
12pm Fri.-4pm Sun. Lewis Pacific Swiss Park 19 Swiss Picnic Rd. Raymond WA 98577.
Pirates+ camping eventhosted by Realm of Chivalry: Costumes please, Most people will be camping, vendors, games/competitions, performers (Riona may be performing), fighting, general piratical mayhem. Note that Feast of Fools in late Apr will be at this new site also).
ODDMALL TACOMA ~ MAY 20-21
11am-6pm, Tacoma Convention and Trade Center 1500 Broadway, Tacoma WA 98402.
Unique artisan/vendor marketplace: Vendors selling unique things which will fuel your imagination.
HOUSE ON THE METOLIUS CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT ~ MAY 20-21
9am-6pm, House on the Metolius NF-980 Camp Sherman OR 97730.
Civil War reenactment: Battles (north and south each win each day), camplife demonstrations, food, souvenirs.
PARADISE ACRES RENDEZVOUS ~ MAY 19-21
FREE to visit, donations welcome, if you’re camping please donate.
9am Fri.-12pm Sun. Paradise Acres Ranch 10700 Jeruselum Hills Rd. Salem OR 97404.
Mountain Man era Rendezvous: Rendezvous takes place between the years of 1810-1840, costumes and period camping equipment encouraged but all are welcome, learning skills, shooting, camplife, etc.
TIME TRAVELER’S COSTUME GUILD COSTUMER’S CLOSET ~ MAY 20
$45 members, $60 nonmembers, must buy in advance
9:30am-5:30pm. West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 8470 SW Oleson Rd. Portland OR 97223.
Day-long costuming workshop: This year’s theme is Downton Abbey Years 1912-1925, a day of classes/workshops for those who sew costumes, includes a project which all participants will make during the day. Bring a sack lunch and/or something to share.
GRAND THING ~ MAY 26-29
$25 weekend, $15 day pass
12pm Fri.-12pm Mon. Clatsop Co Fairgrounds 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria OR 97103.
Viking and Celtic medieval event hosted by SCA: Camping or day passes, many people will camp, vendors, competitions, fighting, equestrian events, feasts, costumes please, if you don’t have one you can rent one.
FURLANDIA ~ MAY 26-28
$35 until April 30, $45 weekend at door, day pass TBA
12pm Fri. all day Sat. Sun until 4pm. Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland OR 97220.
Fursuit convention: Vendors, panels, games, costume parade, contests, dances.
EGILS ~ MAY 26-29
$25 weekend, $15 day pass
12pm Fri.-3pm Mon. Lynx Hollow State Park 80998 Davisson Rd. Creswell OR 97426.
Midieval weekend hosted by SCA: Many people camp, daypasses available, vendors, competitions, fighting, feast, costumes please, if you don’t have one you can rent one.
IMPERIAL GRAEMSAY GAMES ~ MAY 26-29
12pm Fri.-12pm Mon. Camp Taloali 15934 N Santiam River Hwy SE, Stayton OR 97383.
Weekend competition hosted by OrcBelly Inn: Stay in cabins and compete in all sorts of games with your team all weekend long. 21+, geeky/nerdy/fantasy antics.
FAIRE IN THE GROVE ~ JUN 3-4
10am-6pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. McMenamin’s Grand Lodge 3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove OR 97116.
Midieval/Renaissance Faire: Vendors, demonstrations, performers (Riona will be performing), fighting.
PIRATES OF NEVERLAND ~ JUN 2-4
$65 until April 30 for weekend, $75 after that for weekend, day passes TBA
1pm Fri.-5pm Sun. Windward Education and Research Center 55 Windward Ln. Klickitat WA 98628.
Pirate/mermaid/Neverland camping event: Vendors, games, performers, kids activities, mermaid lagoon, competitions.
GEEK CRAFT EXPO ~ JUN 10-11
10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun. DoubleTree Portland Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland OR 97232.
Handmade geeky craft market: The show occurs in multiple cities around the country but all vendors are local to each place. Vendors selling geeky and nerdy items, handmade only.
OREGON RENAISSANCE FAIRE ~ JUN 10-11, 17-18
10am-6pm. Clackamas Co Fairgrounds 694 NE 4th Ave. Canby OR 97013
Renaissance Faire: Vendors, performers, jousting, food, queen’s court.
FROLIC IN THE PARK VICTORIAN STEAMPUNK PICNIC ~ JUN 17
12pm-7:30pm. Laurelhurst Park, picnic area E, SE Cesar Chavez and Ancony St, Portland OR.
Steampunk picnic: Bring a picnic and some snacks to share, performances, lawn games, costumes, fun.
FAIRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL ~ JUN 17-18
$7 day pass, $15 camping
10am-6pm Sat. 10am-4pm Sun. in the field across from Yardbirds Indoor Swap 2100 N National Ave. Chehalis WA 98532.
Fairy/fantasy festival: Camping available, vendors, performers, fireshow, kids games, evening potluck for campers, Riona might be performing.
TACOMA FESTIVAL OF SAIL ~ JUN 15-18
$12 day pass (includes ship tours), $95 for a 90 min. sail on a tallship
11am-7pm Thurs. 9am-5pm all other days. Tacoma Waterfront, see website for directions, Tacoma WA.
Tallship festival: Multiple tallships, including the Lady Washington, will dock in Tacoma for this maritime history event, performers, food, vendors, etc.
ROCKAWAY BEACH PIRATE FESTIVAL ~ JUN 23-25
10am-7pm, with possible fire show Fri. or Sat. night. The Ocean’s Edge Area S. 1st St. Rockaway Beach OR 97136.
Small but fun pirate festival: Vendors, PDX YARR performs singing and cannon shows, its right at the ocean!, kids scavenger hunt.
PORT ROYAL SANCTUARY ~ JUN 23-25
9am Fri.-12pm Sun. Cheadle Lake Park 37939 Weirich Dr. Lebanon OR 97355.
Pirate festival: Most people will camp but daypasses may be available. Vendors, fighting, competitions, possibly performers, etc.
TIME TRAVELER’S COSTUME GUILD DE-STASH SALE ~ JUN 24
10am-4pm, Unity of Beaverton 12650 SW 5th St. Beaverton OR 97005.
Costumers selling their extra fabrics, supplies etc. Also selling costumes that they don’t need anymore.
HEROES AND VILLAINS FAN FEST + WALKER STALKER CON ~ JUN 24-25
$90 weekend advance, $50 Sat. advance, $45 Sun. advance
10am-6pm Sat, 10am-5pm Sun, OR Convention Center 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland OR 97232.
New Superhero and comics convention, + horror/fantasy/scifi convention, mushed together: This traveling corporate convention is heavy on celebrity guests. Vendors, guests, panels, also activities like a zip line, rock wall, archery, etc.
ALLS FAIRE ~ JUN 30-JUL 2
10am-6pm Fri and Sat, 10am-3:30pm Sun, Thurston Co Fairgrounds 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Olympia WA 98503.
Fantasy faire: The format has changed this year so I’m not sure whether camping is an option anymore. Vendors, performers, fighting, LARP.
GEAR CON ~ JUN 30-JUL 2
$40 advance weekend, $50 at door weekend, day passes TBA
12pm Fri.-6pm Sun. DoubleTree Portland Hotel 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland OR 97232.
Steampunk convention: Vendors, panels, performers, tearoom, art salon.
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