A mid-size town nestled in the heart of the Columbia Basin, Hermiston is one of the fastest-growing communities in Oregon. It enjoys a healthy agricultural, industrial and recreational base featuring potatoes, onions, wheat, watermelons, energy production, railroad, retail distribution, fishing, hunting and winter sports. Culturally, Hermiston is proud of its pioneer heritage and its current progressive, ethnically diverse population. Annual events include a Walleye Tournament, Horseshoe Competition,
a Wine and Cheese Festival and Vintner Dinner, Columbia Basin Bull Breeders Show-Main Street, Golf Courses, Farm Fair Ag and Tradeshow, Hermiston Community Fun-Fest Celebration, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, a popular
PRCA-sanctioned Farm City Pro Rodeo, and the Umatilla County Fair.