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Community Events

Your Chamber of Commerce is committed to planning excellent community events that not only make Brownsville a fun and activity-filled place to call home, but also support our local businesses. We love bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate history, holidays, and small town values. 

Check out our events calendar and we hope to see you at the next event in town!

Annual Events

Easter Egg Hunt

     Saturday Before Easter

Carriage Me Back

     1st Weekend in May

Pioneer Parade & Picnic

     3rd Weekend in June

4th of July Fireworks

     July 4th

Citywide Yard Sale
     3rd Weekend in July

Rally on the River

     3rd Weekend in July

Stand By Me Day

     July 23rd

Antique Faire

     1st Sunday in August

Hands on History

     4th Saturday in August

Downtown Trick or Treat

     October 31st

Home for the Holidays

     1st Weekend in December

Moyer House Holiday Open

     Dec 26 - New Year's Eve

The day before Easter, families from all over town gather in Pioneer Park to hunt for eggs, socialize, and have a blast! This annual event is put on by the American Legion.

For this history-filled weekend in May, participants ride on horse drawn carriages throughout town viewing reenactments of times long past. A new themed year is selected by the planning committee each year. Actors dress to the period and put on educational and entertaining skits for all to enjoy. This is put on by the Linn County Historical Museum.

The Linn County Pioneer Picnic is Oregon's longest continuously running celebration. It's a weekend filled with activities for the whole family, from a princess court coronation, parades, competitions, great food, vendors, and raffle prizes. This is put on by the Linn County Pioneer Association. 

On Independence Day, you're sure to find locals celebrating all day long. It begins with a breakfast that brings the community together in Pioneer Park and fundraises for the Chamber of Commerce. Then, people congregate to socialize and watch the fireworks show put on by the Fire Department.

This popular event brings thousands of people to the streets looking for treasures and deals. About 50 yard sales are to be found throughout town each year and there's something for everyone. Grab a yard sale map and hit up as many as you can! The Citywide Yard Sale is put on by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.

For one weekend a year, Pioneer Park is filled with vintage travel trailers of all makes and themes. Participants stay the weekend and socialize with folks who share a similar love for vintage trailers. Others can walk through the park and check out the creative and spectacular trailers and speak to the people who's sweat and tears created them.

The iconic movie, "Stand By Me," was filmed in Brownsville and is a claim to fame that locals are very proud of. Once a year on July 23rd, fans attend Stand By Me Day to celebrate the filming, go on walking tours through town to see the filming locations, participate in contests and activities, and join together. This is put on by the Linn County Historical Museum.

Treasure hunters and antique enthusiasts shouldn't miss the annual Antique Faire in Pioneer Park, full of unique finds. Antique vendors set up booths of goodies and shoppers take to the park to find special pieces. This event is put on by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.

Step back in time, try your hand at the crafts and activities practiced by the folks who lived here long ago, and listen to the music and stories of the pioneers. Library Park fills with activities galore… Wheat grinding, Beeswax Candle Making, Crosscut Sawing, Blacksmithing, Quilting, Weaving, Spinning, Bread Making, Cider Pressing, and more. This event is put on by the Linn County Historical Museum.

The little ghouls and goblins of Brownsville take to downtown Brownsville on Halloween afternoon to trick or treat the businesses and test their courage at the American Legion Travis Moothart Post 184's haunted house. The Downtown Trick or Treat is coordinated by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce.

The Christmas season is kicked off in Brownsville with the Tree Lighting on Friday evening put on by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, followed by a weekend of festive happenings. Enjoy the Festival of Trees by the Women's Study Club, shop multiple craft bizarres in town, enjoy caroling, and admire the jolly shop windows. Take this time to pick up your holiday gifts throughout town and support our small businesses.

The Moyer House in downtown Brownsville is rich with history and beauty. Take this time to explore the iconic house and learn a bit about life in Pioneer Times. This event is put on by the Linn County Historical Museum.