Our Fiesta History

As a community tradition for over 50 years, the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana started in 1964 and was once known as "Fiesta Time". The celebration was marked at the end of the harvest and expressed our community's gratitude to its farmers and workers. The Fiesta Mexicana has become one of the most important cultural events in the region.  Read more about its rich history here. If you have photos and/or articles you would like to share, please email us and we'll add them to the list.

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Below are articles and photographs of the celebration and monumental moments in history. Articles and photographs are a courtesy of the Woodburn Independent.

Year Date Content Article/Picture
1964 August 27, 1964

Parade

Parade

La Posada

Fiesta Time Article

Fiesta Time Photo & Caption

Fiesta Time Feast

1965

August 19, 1965 Fiesta Settlemier Park Fiesta Article
1966 August 11, 1966

Fiesta Days

Fiesta Queen Candidates

3rd Annual Fiesta Days Article

Fiesta Days Article and Photos

1967

August 3, 1967

August 10, 1967

August 17, 1967

Fiesta Queen Crowned

Fiesta Time is Here

Fiesta Planners Report

Queen Opens Fiesta Article

Queen Dora Article & Photo

Annual Event Article

1968 August 8, 1968

Novelina Ibarra

Chairman Report

Queen at Parade

Parade - Bicycles

Parade Procession

Fiesta Princesses

Queen Crowned Article

Financial Success Article

Queen Noelia Ibarra Photo

Bicycle Entrants Photo

Fiesta Court Parade Photo

Princesses & Equestrian Photo

1970

August 6, 1970

August 13, 1970

August 20, 1970

Dora Alvarez - Queen

Fiesta Draws Large Crowd

Roy Mendez - 1st Place

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Mexico Lindo Curio Shop

Crowning of the Queen Photo

7th Annual Fiesta Article

Parade Winner Photo

Parade Float Winner Photo

Parade Float Winner Photo

1971 August 5, 1971 Pura Reyna - Queen Coronation Dance Photo
1972

July 14, 1972

August 9, 1972

1972 Fiesta Court

Janie Perez - Queen

Fiesta Princesses Photo

Parade Queen & Court Article/Photo

1973

July 25, 1973

August 1, 1973

Court Candidates

Norma Ybarra - Queen

Court At Crazy Days Article/Photo

Coronation of Queen Article/Photo

1974 August 1, 1974

Parade Procession

Grace Palacios - Queen

Mariachis in the ParadePhoto

Parade Entrants Photo

1984 August 1, 1984

20th Year Celebration

Welcome Poster

Lourdes Garcia - Queen

Preparations Article/Photo

Supplement Photo

Coronation photo

1994 August 3, 1994

30th Year Celebration

Cristina Garcia - Queen

Fiesta Ideas

Annual Celebration Article

Queen & Parade Photos

Annual Festivities Article

2004 August 4, 2004 40th Year Celebration Annual Celebration Article
2011   Fiesta Court

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2012 August 1, 2012

Armandina Medina -

Grand Marshall

49th Annual Celebration

Article/Photo

2013   Court Princesses

2013 Fiesta Court Photo

Melissa Escalona-Queen Photo

Jocelyn Delgado-1st Princess

Sophie Velasquez Photo

Apolonia Muñoz Photo

Denisse RubioPhoto

Iridian Mendez Photo

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