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Oregon's Alpenfest is a long-running Swiss-Bavarian cultural festival held on the last weekend of September in Wallowa County, Oregon, known widely as Oregon's Little Switzerland. You'll discover a family-oriented and fun-filled event that celebrates the spectacular Alpine environment of Wallowa Valley. The 2017 edition of Oregon's Alpenfest will run Sept. 28-Oct. 1, featuring polka music and dancing, yodeling, alphorns, Swiss and German cuisine, beer and wine, and art, craft, antique and gift shopping.

Oregon's Alpenfest, the festival, is presented by Alpenfest, a 501(c)(3)  Oregon nonprofit corporation. Alpenfest is governed by a board of directors consisting of the following members:
  • Chuck Anderson of Enterprise, Alpenmeister and President and retired editor and publisher of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
  • Lynn Wolf of Joseph, owner of Lakeside Interiors in Joseph.
  • Steve Lear of Lewiston, Wash., cafe owner, cook and beer maven.
  • Peter Brandt of Joseph, owner of Alpine Auto in Joseph.
  • Angelika Dietrich of Enterprise, owner of Eagle Cap Media Productions.
Contributions are tax deductible.

To contact Oregon's Alpenfest, email alpenmeister@swissmail.com, call Chuck Anderson at 541-398-1096 or send a letter to P.O. Box 327, Joseph, OR 97846.