McMinnville Chamber notification regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Turkey Rama Festival due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings.

May 13, 2020 (McMinnville, OR) – Turkey Rama, McMinnville’s annual summer festival, was scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 10th – 12th, 2020 in downtown McMinnville. This city-wide celebration, the largest in Yamhill County, offered activities for everyone to enjoy. Due to COVID-19 and the State of Oregon prohibition on large events through September, the McMinnville Chamber Board of Directors has regrettably decided to cancel the event for 2020.

Per an announcement made by Governor Brown on May 7, 2020, mass gatherings are prohibited through September as part of the State’s phased reopening plan. The decision is driven by the need to ensure safe distancing to counter the spread of COVID-19. The well-being of our community, vendors, guests, volunteers and employees is our foremost concern.

Due to the restrictions, the Chamber and MDA are looking for ways to promote our local businesses and help with their economic recovery. More information will be shared as those plans evolve.

For 59 years, thousands of people have flocked to and through McMinnville for the food, fun, and festivities. We plan for it to happen again, in 2021. Meanwhile, support your business community by shopping local whenever possible.

Turkey Rama July 10-12, 2020 – CANCELED

Our Beloved Tradition looks forward to it’s 2021 celebration!

Turkey Rama is one of McMinnville’s oldest and most loved annual traditions! The community festival observes the historical importance of the once-thriving turkey business in the surrounding county. The turkey farms may be gone, but Turkey Rama lives on!

Historically Turkey Rama has included a Family Friendly Carnival, Street Vendors, Food, Beer Gardens, Music, Entertainment, and much more!

We invite you to visit turkeyrama.com for future questions about the 2021 event as we will be updating and adding event information as it becomes available.

Gobble … Gobble…

We had a special surprise at the 2019 Turkey Rama! Thank you Mayor Hill for pardoning Dave, and thank you Ramsey McPhillips for bringing Dave back for another round of fun.

(Video Courtesy: Nathan Labunski Photography)

General Information

For general event information please call the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce at (503) 472-6196 or contact us by email at: chamberinfo@mcminnville.org.

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor for Turkey Rama.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have canceled the 2020 event. Please complete the interest form below for 2021.

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have canceled the 2020 event.

 THANK YOU 2019 Turkey Rama Partners

First Federal • McMinnville Chamber of Commerce Stakeholder

McMinnville Water & Light • McMinnville Chamber of Commerce Stakeholder