Oregon’s Alpenfest

This listing is provided by Visit Eastern Oregon

The only Swiss-Bavarian cultural festival in the western United States features tasty local bratwurst, Terminal Gravity brews, The Polkatones dance band, the Tirolean Dancers of Oregon, Swiss yodeler Shelby Imholt, alphornists Phil and Gayle Neuman, free polka lessons and art, craft and gift shopping at the Alpine Fair. 

The celebration gets underway on Thursday in historic Enterprise and continues Friday through Sunday at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Grounds in the Old West-themed town of Joseph. The town is named for Chief Joseph, heroic leader of the Nez Perce people who inhabited the Wallowa Valley for centuries.