Skip to Main Content

Fall in Walla Walla!

prime time for wine

September to November

Harvest is in the air

You can literally smell the excitement during autumn in the Valley – with tons of grapes being harvested, you’re rarely far from a crew returning from an early morning pick or a sleep-deprived winemaker anxiously monitoring weather conditions. The season is capped with the annual Fall Release Weekend (November 3-5).

Fall kicks off with the annual Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days (August 30 – September 3) and The Grit (September 10) which showcases the vast network of gravel rides in the nearby Blue Mountains. On the (w)heels of the pedal-driven Grit brings the fuel-driven Wheelin’ Walla Walla (September 8-9, see below).

Capes and masks adorn fans who come to Walla Walla for Adam West Day (TBC), celebrating the Walla Walla native who played “Batman” during the 1960s, and sneakers abound for the Falla Walla Half-Marathon and 10k (October 14).

Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend

September 8-9, 2023

Every September, downtown Walla Walla’s Main Street roars with the arrival of more than 400 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods for the community’s treasured Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend auto show. With it, cruises in Walla Wallan Jim Bluhm, who started showing his own classic car in 2007 and became one of the event’s most devoted volunteers in 2014.

Walla Walla blog

  • DW Distilling is Crafting Award-Winning Brandy from Local Wines!
    Calling all spirit lovers; DW Distilling needs to be on your shortlist for your next visit to Walla Walla! This small-batch craft distillery specializes in producing brandy, and was just named the number-one craft brandy distiller in the country by USA Today in their 10Best Readers’ Choice award (read the full article on that here)! … Read More
  • Walla Walla has PRIDE! 
    The Walla Walla Valley has a vibrant, expanding LGBTQ+ community; along with some pretty amazing LGBTQ-owned businesses! Show your Pride in June (and all year long!) by supporting these wineries, shops, and restaurants on your next trip to Walla Walla! Bergevin Lane Vineyards: Founding partner and winemaker Annette Bergevin has created a stunning tasting room … Read More
  • Summer in Walla Walla
    What’s happening during June, July & August: Magnificent sunsets grace the skies throughout the summer, providing a colorful backdrop to the many musical experiences in the Valley. From the nearly month-long Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (June 1-24) to the weekly performances in wineries, tasting rooms and new Walawàla Plaza off Main Street, to the … Read More

Walla Walla Valley is a hole in one for golfers