Welcome to Mt. Angel

Welcome to Mt. Angel, Oregon, a wonderful place to visit! Nestled between farmland and foothills, Mt. Angel is located 18 miles northeast of Salem on Highway 214. This little town, founded in the late 1800s by German settlers, has an Old World flavor which is heightened by the many Bavarian style storefronts and the beautiful Benedictine Abbey. Mt. Angel celebrates its German heritage each year during the Oktoberfest, one of Oregon's largest festivals. More than 300,000 people attend the four-day event, which has been held in Mt. Angel for more than 40 years.

For more on the history of Mt. Angel, visit the Mt. Angel Historical Society's website http://www.mtangelhistory.org/.
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IN THE NEWS

Wurstfest – February 24th and 25th....Never the Same Date Twice! Event Schedule

In the past, if you found yourself craving Bavarian-style revelry in the dead of winter, you were out of luck. But, fortunately, some of those geniuses in Mt. Angel came up with remedy and they called it Wurstfest.

Mt. Angel Wurstfest always occurs on the Friday and Saturday before Ash Wednesday which is the start of the austere and holy season of Lent. This year’s dates are February 24th and 25th and it’s the 9th Annual.

You’ll find all the fun and food that you’ve come to expect from Wurstfest with the best of the Wurst (sausage), great libations (Warsteiner, 7 Brides, German and local wines), tasty treats, German goodies, a fabulous kindergarten and non-stop music. So put us on your calendar and join us for the “Best of the Wurst” in Mt. Angel at the Festhalle from 10am to 10pm both days.

Non-stop music at Wurstfest features Oktoberfest favorites, the ZMusikmakers who will play three times over the two day period, the Oregon Polka Beats, Bavarian Echoes and new this year, Doppelboch, a 5 piece band.  There is also dancing by our local dancing troupes, the Engelberg Dancers and the always engaging Mt. Angel school children, the kinderdancers.

A Kindergarten corner sponsored in part by the Mt. Angel Public Library starts Friday and continues all day Saturday featuring stories read aloud, a book giveaway, arts and crafts, soap carving, face-painting, balloon art and more for the young and young at heart.

The beautiful Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton offers a Wurstfest Special starting at $124.00 for one night’s lodging, complimentary breakfast, entry to the Oregon Garden and two tickets to Wurstfest with a stein. Book soon at www.oregongardenresort.com or call 503-874-2500.

So dust off your lederhosen, starch up your Bavarian dirndl, pack your running clothes and join the happy folk of Mt. Angel for a fun-filled two-day celebration of the Wurst.

Major sponsors for this event are Warsteiner Brewery of Germany, Seven Brides Brewing of Silverton and Mt. Angel Sausage Company.

For more Wurstfest information, call 503.351.9292 or visit http://www.mtangelwurstfest.com.

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MIND & MATTERS

St. Mary’s Church is celebrating the 25th World Day of the Sick on Thursday February 9th. 
The Anointing of the Sick within Mass
Celebrating the 25th World Day of the Sick
2017 Theme as set by Pope Francis:
Amazement at what God does:
“the Almighty has done great things for me… (Luke 1:49)
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 11 a.m.
followed by a potluck in the Parish Center, hosted by the CDA.
http://www.stmarymtangel.org/


Celebrate!  Enjoy Valentine’s Day on February 14 at the Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mt. Angel.

The restaurant is open seven days a week.  For reservations, call 503.845.6222 or email: kelsiweeks@glockenspielrestaurant.net.  Website is www.glockenspielrestaurant.net.

 

Cribbage Tournament!
Beat the winter blahs and join your friends with a game of Cribbage.  Beginners welcome!
The Glockenspiel Restaurant
February 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Cash Prizes!
$5.00 entry fee
Limited space so make your reservation ASAP!
RSVP
Maureen Ernst at 503.910.5417 or
mernst@mtangel.net

First Citizen Banquet - Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Festhalle.

The Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce honors individuals who, through their business, volunteering, and philanthropic efforts, improve the lives of those in the community.

Do you know a future First Citizen? Nominations are now  open. Nominations must be received by Friday, February 10, 2017

 

 
 

FESTIVALS

WURSTFEST
FEBRUARY 24 - 25 2017

OKTOBERFEST
Festival Dates: Sept 14-17, 2017
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HAZELNUT FEST
the Mt. Angel Hazelnut Festival Dec. 2 - 3, 2017

 

 

Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 221
Mt. Angel, OR 97362
Telephone: 503.845.9440
Website: http://mtangelchamber.com
machamber@mtangelchamber.com