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News & Events2023-02-03T16:25:23-08:00

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Zillah Chamber
WHY choose Zillah as your home base for Red Wine & Chocolate? Because we have the HIGHEST number of wineries participating in this event, in the whole valley! Now is the time to book your rooms! Call Zillah Lakes Inn where "Adventures" are included with every stay (did we mention fishing, lakeside firepit patio, nature trail, golf), or Best Western Plus Vintage Valley Inn for their spa like feel (did we mention the indoor pool and free hot breakfast?) PLUS Enjoy fabulous dining, boutique shopping & more. The secret is out, #ZillahWineCountry is the place to be! Find out more about Red Wine & Chocolate participating Zillah Chamber member wineries at -> Find a room, plan your visit and more at ... See MoreSee Less
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2023 Events

Red, Wine and Chocolate

February 2023

It’s time to join fellow chocolate and red wine lovers to sample excellent vintages throughout Zillah area wineries.  Participating wineries also prepare delectable chocolate treats for visitors during this popular wine event weekend.

Zillah Blossom Season

Late March & April

Spring in Zillah is one of our favorite times of year! Thousands of acres of fruit trees from apples, pears and cherries to apricots, peaches and nectarines surround you as you make the short trips to the over 20 Zillah area wineries. It’s one time of the year you don’t want to miss a visit to Zillah!

Spring Barrel Tasting Weekends


One of the most highly anticipated annual events on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail, Zillah area wineries open select casks of wine for tasting direct from the barrel. Talk with the winemakers about the aging of various wines and enjoy the beauty of Spring blossoms in area orchards.

Entertainment and food trucks can be enjoyed at many of the larger wineries these weekends or you can enjoy a meal at a Zillah area restaurant.

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Annual Chamber Banquet/Auction

April 27, 2023
Wine Country Event Center

We are excited to announce the return of the Annual Zillah Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Auction! Join us Thursday night, April 27 for a terrific community event.

Support the work of the chamber – download the Live & Silent Auction Donation Form

Call or email us for more info & to get involved/donate. 509-930-8279, 509-930-8279,

Yakima Valley Aero Modelers Spring Opener Fly-In

April 2023

This event promises fantastic family fun as people gather to fly and watch the operators of small remote aircraft at their annual Fly-In at Ben’s Strip in Zillah.

Visit the YVAM website for more information.

Zillah Community Days

May 13-14, 2023

Community Days is an event sponsored by Zillah Associated Clubs. All of the activities are run by Zillah’s various city clubs and individuals, including the Zillah Chamber of Commerce.

The weekend’s events feature early morning breakfast in Stewart Park, a Parade starting at 11:00 a.m., Music Entertainment, Food, and run Activities for children. Come join in the celebration of all things fun and festive in downtown Zillah.

The No Rhyme Or Reason Country Flea Market organizers will hold a Flea Market at Stewart Park from noon on Friday, May 12th through Saturday, May 13th at 5:00pm.

Talent Show information – TBD
Parade information – TBD

Rattlesnake Hills Wine Run

May 13, 2023

The Run is an event that is sponsored by Rock Solid Fitness in Yakima and held in late May. Learn more on their website, or contact with inquiries.

Washington Wine Month

August 2022

August is Washington Wine Month and Zillah is the perfect place to celebrate! With over 20 mostly estate tasting rooms in the Zillah area, you can taste wine for days and still not try them all! Our winery owners and wine makers are always ready to interact with visitors and answer questions – from the novice to the expert! Book a room in Zillah and head out to savor amazing Washington state wines among breathtaking views of the Lower Yakima Valley.

See July/August 2022 Wine Events in Zillah

Zillah Teapot Visitors Center

Summer 2023

Each summer local community members volunteer at the Teapot to provide information to visitors to Zillah.

Local souvenirs are available for sale, and volunteers are happy to take group pictures of guests in front of the Teapot.

Wednesday-Saturday: 10 – 1 pm

Interested in volunteering?  Let us know!

Annual “No Rhyme or Reason” Country Flea Market

September  2023
Friday -10:00pm thru Saturday at 5:00pm

The No Rhyme or Reason Country Flea Market is held in Stewart Park, Zillah, WA. No Rhyme or Reason holds flea markets in towns throughout Yakima Valley and the flea markets have a large following.

The No Rhyme or Reason Country Flea Market is sponsored in part by the Zillah Chamber of Commerce.

Check the Market’s Facebook event page for more information.

Also held in May each year during Zillah Community Days.

Catch the Crush

October 2023

It’s harvest time in Zillah area vineyards and our skilled winemakers start the process of producing truly fine wines!  Join in the festivities at area wineries to get your chance to stomp on the grapes, observe the harvest, and talk with winemakers and tasting room staff about the early steps in the winemaking process.

Many wineries host entertainers and/or food trucks at the winery for customers to enjoy all weekend. While you’re in Zillah enjoying the wine scene, stop by area Farm Produce Stands and take home a bit of the Yakima Valley’s amazing bounty to enjoy in fall meals and stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays ahead!

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Back Country Horsemen of Washington’s Annual Wine Ride & HalloWine

Halloween Weekend, October 2023

The BCHW Wine Ride takes place in and around Zillah and the local wineries each year. Participants ride from winery to winery and are members of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington. Spectators (without horses) are also welcome at the wineries on the weekend to enjoy the equestrian atmosphere and fun.

See the 2020 BCHW Virtual Winery Ride

The Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail celebrates a special wine tasting event the same weekend, HalloWine. Visitors to the winery tasting rooms may win a prize or special discount if they arrive in costume on this Halloween-themed wine weekend.

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Zillah Civic Center Christmas Bazaar

November TBA, 2023
9::00am – 3:00pm

This year there will be two food trucks in the parking lot during the event – Heavenly Smoke and Blissful Bites Mini Donuts.

Reserve your table for the Christmas bazaar happening November 19th at the Zillah Civic Center!

To reserve a table, call (509) 930-7728 or 314-6063
Payment of $25/table.

Complimentary coffee and water will be available to all vendors.

Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Thanksgiving weekend – November TBA, 2023

Join family members and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with wine tasting at Zillah area wineries during this popular annual wine event. Enjoy wine tastings, special wine releases, delicious food pairings, entertainment and food trucks.

Stock up on your favorite wines for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

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Zillah Old Fashioned Christmas

December TBA, 2023
Stewart Park Park-n-Ride

Zillah Old Fashioned Christmas is an annual family fun event founded and organized over 12 years ago by Beth Husted of Squeeze Inn and Jenny Schmidt of Sheridan Vineyards.

The event is held in the Park-n-Ride by Stewart Park and includes:

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Presents for the kids
  • Zillah Fire truck and Zillah Police vehicle tours
  • Hot dogs and chips for the kids cooked by Fire Department officers
  • Hot drinks for the parents
  • Best dressed dog contest – organized by Beth Husted and Mayor Scott
  • and more!

Zillah Old Fashioned Christmas is supported by donations from community members and Zillah Chamber of Commerce members in order to provide food and presents for the kids.

Families and businesses can go to the Triangle Christmas Tree Farm  to cut down a tree for the holidays!

Zillah Light Fest


Join us each December for the annual Zillah Light Fest. Residents and business throughout the city proudly decorate in celebration of the holidays – and for bragging rights.

There will be a “Best Christmas Light Display” Contest. The self-tour map is usually released in early December.

Enjoy your Stay in Zillah Wine Country

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