SEPT 9 Wild About Game, game meats and cooking competitions at Timberline Lodge. Details: nickyusa.com

SEPT 8 & 9  Newport Wild Seafood Weekend, cookoffs, classes, and wild seafood markets. Details: http://newportfishermenswives.com

THRU SEPT 9  USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships in Bend. Details: usacycling.org

THRU SEPT 9  US National Cowboy Fast Championship in Pendleton. Just like it sounds: costumed-competitors vie for the title of fastest on the draw. Don't worry, they aren't shooting at one another. Details: cowboyfastdraw.com

THRU SEPT 9  Oregon Coast Pride Festival in Lincoln City. Details: oregoncoastpride.com

THRU SEPT 9  Bandon's Cranberry Festival. Details: bandon.com

THRU SEPT 9  Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise. Parade, mule races, and cowboy poetry. Details: hellscanyonmuledays.com

THRU SEPT 9  Sisters Folk Festival, a celebration of singer-writers and folk musicians. Details: sistersfolkfestival.org

THRU SEPT 9  Winston-Dillard Melon Festival, a collection of zany events like mud volleyball and medieval knight fighting, plus live music, food tasting, and raffles. Details on Facebook.