The Newberg Camellia Festival, now in its ninth year, offers an exploration of Asian/Pacific Rim cultures through art, food, performances and horticulture.
This full day free community festival starts with a 5k and 10k run/walk (register here) and features performances throughout the day by groups such as Monmouth Taiko, Lee's Lion and Dragon Dancers, and the Oregon Koto Kai Ensemble. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture. The Forecourt Tent features an Obukan Kendo performance, bonsai and origami demonstrations, and hands-on art-activities for kids. Trolley Tours will give visitors a look at Newberg's favorite historic sites. The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society's bloom show, highlighting the official Newberg city flower and its Asian origins. Plant sales will run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase unique plants and garden art. There's something for all ages and interests!