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Situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Sweet Home can be found south of Lebanon, along Highway 20 and the South Santiam River.

This community was originally a "timber town", while now serving as a gateway to tremendous recreational opportunities created by the middle and south forks of the river.

Many murals grace buildings in Sweet Home, where there are as many as seven painted on buildings along Main Street, and two others are painted on local schools.

The first settlers arrived in 1851, but the town didn't grow quickly until the railroad arrived in 1932. The current population is over 7,000.

The Weddle Bridge, a community restoration project, that adjoins historic Sankey Park, is not only a favorite location for weddings, anniversary parties, music and dances, but also the background for the annual The Oregon Jamboree. Recognized as the biggest country music festival in the Northwest, the Oregon Jamboree more than doubles the population of Sweet Home for 3 days in August.


History East Linn Museum |
RV campgrounds and dealers House Rock Campground | Yukwah Campground |
Wildlife Viewing South Santiam Fish Hatchery |
Willamette National Forest Sweet Home Ranger District | Location: Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Ave, Oregon 97386 Telephone 541-367-5128

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10/19 Coming to The area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.