Live music, outdoor movies, themed dinners, and other special events make the vineyards of Clark County one of the first places visitors should look for a flavorful swirl of local culture. Whether you make it a girls’ night out or a romantic evening getaway, there’s not a day that you can’t find fun amidst the vines, and action that goes beyond the tasting rooms.
FESTIVALS & FAIRS
County Life Fair at Pomeroy Farm – Late April
Listed on the National Register of Historic Properties, the Pomeroy Living History Farm is a spectacle in itself. Add some goats to pet, an herb and plant sale, and farm demonstrations to the mix to get a must-visit event that transports you to old times. Kids can learn how to plant a seed, make a candle, and can experience a hayride before touring the historic log house. Parents can be found at on-site Pomeroy Cellars.
Barn Bash at Heisen House Vineyards – Late June
Celebrating the ongoing restoration work of the historic Heisen Barn, this bash features live music, food, kid-friendly games and crafts, local vendors, and, of course, wine tasting. As one of the oldest barns left standing in Clark County, it was built almost entirely by hand with an ax and ox and continues to receive updates that will keep it upright for 100 years to come. Heisen House also hosts a Crush Fest, Sunflower Festival, Lavender Festival, and Sunday Live Music Jams throughout the summer.
Art & Wine Fair at English Estate Winery – Mid-July
Vancouver’s first vineyard, English Estate Winery hosts this annual Art and Wine Fair at its 115-year-old historic oasis. The free event showcases more than 30 local artists, allowing shoppers the chance to browse through a variety of artistic wares—including pottery, oil and watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, and woodwork—all while listening to live music with a glass of pinot in hand.
- Three Brothers Winery hosts incredible cover bands, like Eagle Eyes, Petty Fever, and Stone in Love, for relaxing and entertaining summer nights at the vineyard. They often invite a comedian for a show among the vines as well.
- Every weekend during the summer months, Moulton Falls Winery has music on the patio with local bands of a variety of genres. In addition, don’t miss their Dinner & Wine Train events in partnership with the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.
- If you are hoping to stay downtown, Koi Pond Cellars often hosts local musicians on weekend evenings at their new tasting room in the heart of Vancouver.
MARKETS & DINNERS
- There is always something happening at Rusty Grape Vineyard—live music, Pinot and Paint nights, Movies on the Lawn, you name it! This year, they are hosting an Open Air Market for local artists and crafters. They will provide the BBQ, wood-fired pizzas, and a Sangria booth.
- The newest winery to enter the scene, Heathen Estate has started Friday Night Farmers Markets every other week. Pick up fresh local produce and enjoy live music while sipping on Heathen’s latest creation. Also, check out their first annual Lavender Festival.
- A garlic encrusted rack of lamb and red wine chocolate ganache is on the menu at Stavalaura Vineyards! Indulge in a four-course meal set amid the grape vines, with wine pairings and organic food from local farms.