The Laurel Gathering was started in 2013 with a desire from the ladies in the Laurel community to get to know their neighbors better and to learn about the history of the area. It brought together families sharing food, stories and sense of community. The resulting success spurred us to make it an annual gathering. The third Saturday of September were the first few annual Laurel Days.  The weather has increasing gotten hotter over the last few years, changing the farmers harvest dates, now we meet the third Saturday of August.  We now call the event Laurel Day.

We have morning activities at the Laurel Community Church, including: Classic Car Cruise-In (with 3 distinguished awards), Local Farmers Market, Free Lunch with homemade pies, Pie Tasting Contest, historians available to share the old stories, and children games. The early evening we gather at either the beautiful Ruby Vineyard, or Chehalem Mountain Potter to share a community potluck dinner, stories and  music!

The organizations who run the Laurel Day event are: Laurel Community Church and Ladies of Laurel.
If you would like to be a participant or volunteer please email:

Call Debi Lorence: 503-858-3636

We look forward to gathering again, August 18, 2018!

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