Salem Oregon Weekend Events-Things to do in Salem Oregon–First Annual Wine and Seafood Festival and More….

This weekend, August 5th-7th has a great variety of choices for things to do in Salem, Oregon. I’m looking forward to checking out the first annual Salem Wine and Seafood Festival on Saturday.   Santiam Wine Company and Fitts Seafood are hosting this event from 1-4 pm at 1555 12th ST SE.  Local wine and seafood vendors will be featured.  Some of the vendors include Willamette Valley Cheese Company, Chef Bernard Malherbe  of the Crooked House Bistro, and Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge.  Live music will be performed by the Chris Lee Estes Band.  Admission is free and there will be free food and wine samples.

Another Salem favorite takes place this weekend at Wallace Marine Park on Friday. West Fest is a live music event and the gates open at 4 pm.

Redhawk Winery is doing a BBQ at 2995 Michigan City Lane from 1-5 on Sunday.  The cost is $15 and RSVP is required.

Enchanted Forest is celebrating it’s 40th Birthday this weekend and also hosting The Great Idea at Enchanted Forest. Dandy Warhols will be playing.  Acoustic acts begin at 1 pm and the headliners start at 5 pm on Friday.   Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Ranch Records located at 237 High St in Salem.

Last, but not least, the Couch Races are coming to Salem for the first time.  Races begin on Saturday at noon at the Soap Box Derby track at Bush’s Pasture Park.  It’s free to watch the races, or $20 to race a couch.