Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the FOURTH annual Mt. Angel Hazelnut Fest. The festival is the premier event of its kind in Oregon and celebrates one of the Willamette Valley’s largest agricultural crops.
The Hazelnut Fest will include a German Holiday Market featuring regional arts and crafts, authentic & traditional German Christmas Decorations and Crafts, Oregon wineries and breweries, as well as foods that highlight hazelnuts.
The history of the hazelnut in the Willamette Valley of Oregon dates back to the arrival of early French settlers to the valley. Today, more than 600 hazelnut growers are located in the Willamette Valley – the prime growing region for hazelnuts in the United States.
The small town of Mt. Angel, population 4,000, knows how to put on a festival. The Hazelnut Fest is built on the chamber of commerce’s tradition of working alongside a large team of volunteers to create one of Oregon’s most successful festivals. Mt. Angel has celebrated its German heritage for more than 47 years during Oktoberfest when more than 350,000 people visit the village to attend the four-day festival.
Support for Hazelnut Fest comes from the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board and their members. Event sponsors include (Gold Level) GEM Equipment of Oregon, Roth’s Fresh Markets®, and Franz Breads®.