Albany Visitors

October 2016 Travel News
Your guide to exploring Albany + Oregon
View this email in your browser

All aboard... it's October in Albany!

As much needed rain returns to Oregon's Willamette Valley, vibrant fall colors adorn our backroads and city streets. The aroma of pumpkin spices and mulled apple cider waft through our open Farmers Market. Hordes of tiny ghouls invade businesses during a city-wide Halloween Trick or Treat event, and our celebrated Nosh Tour chefs transform locally sourced ingredients into a smorgasbord of delectable tidbits. It's the perfect month to build future memories. So hop on the train, the trolley, the bicycle or the motorcycle—we hope to see you soon in Albany Oregon.

Halloween Nosh Tour

On Saturday, October 29th, taste your way through the city on a delicious tour of Albany's food and drink. Ride a vintage trolley, hear spooky tales, and sample local chef's delectable treats at a surprise line-up of locations. Tickets are $45 each or $40 for two or more; includes transportation, food, and beverages. The tour begins at 4:00 p.m. You must be 21 or over to participate. Tickets available online (use the link below to learn more and pay by PayPal) or telephone 541-928-0911. Reserve your place now.

Trolley of Terror and VIP Ghost Hunt

Back by popular demand, the Monteith Society is once again hosting two fun and spooky historical experiences this October: a candlelit tour of the Monteith House Museum followed by a ride on the Trolley of Terror; and a VIP ghost-hunting experience at the Monteith House. Both are sponsored by the Monteith Historical Society.

The Trolley of Terror will take place on October 21, 22, 28 and 29. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. and run on the hour until 9:00 p.m. The VIP ghost hunt experience will take place on Saturday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 29th, from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Each VIP experience is limited to 10 people. VIPs will be joined by experienced paranormal investigators and learn how to use various pieces of ghost hunting equipment.

Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited. Call the Albany Visitors Association at 541-928-0911 to reserve your seats today! Learn more about both tours.



The Seven Wondrous Trails - Culinary Delights

The third installment in our posts dedicated to our local trails of food, drink, events and recreation is online. Whether it's your first visit or you've lived here for a long time, we bet you'll discover something new along the way. AVA Executive Director Jimmie Lucht shares a little bit of history and a lot of local food and drink in his latest blog dedicated to our region's culinary magic. Follow the trail to a full and happy visit.


Total Solar Eclipse. Albany style.

Albany, Oregon, is prime viewing for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st, at approximately 10:00 a.m. Visitors to our city will be treated to a nearly two-minute sky show, and so we're gearing up for a big viewing party at the Infinite Air Center.

We need your help! We're trying to decide on a title for our party, that will be used on collectable posters, programs, and other commemorative items. 

If you vote on the "tag line" by selecting your favorite, all responders will be entered into a drawing for Bo-Macks BBQ sauce and cornbread mix. Vote here.

Let the Vacation Begin!
At the Albany Best Western Plus Prairie Inn, send your friend or family member to us in the month of October for a 15% off discount. Mention this ad when booking. Telephone 541-928-5050 or visit our website for reservation information.

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum
Over 13 years in the making, the magic of the old time carousel is becoming a reality. While the carousel is being built, come visit the museum in its temporary quarters at Two Rivers Market, 250 SW Broadalbin Street. Telephone 541-791-3340 for more information.

Albany Farmer's Market
Remember to send us your recipes from ingredients purchased at the Albany Farmers Market. The market is open Saturdays  from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at 4th & Ellsworth, City Hall parking lot, Albany, OR.

Are we friends yet? Here's how to connect with us online:
Copyright © 2016 Albany Visitors Association, All rights reserved.

Come visit us:
110 3rd Ave. SE | Albany OR 97321
Or give us a call:
541-928-0911 | Toll-free 1-800-526-2256

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Albany Visitors Association · 110 3rd Ave SE · Albany, OR 97321 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp