Basically there are a million things going on this weekend and it just so happens to be the last officially (full) weekend of summer. I’m sure we’ve all had an amazing summer here in Southern Oregon. We have plenty of things to keep us busy outdoors and not to mention all the festivities throughout the season will keep you on your feet, but come on! Let’s go out with a bang!
What you’ll find going on this weekend… Prepare yourself, this is a long list :)
Eat Local Week in the Rogue Valley kicks off on Friday. Locally speaking, we’re awesome which is why this event is in its 8th consecutive year. Celebrating local foods, local vendors, and local food artisans is a great way to put the focus on these fantastical farming foodie extraordinaires! Check out their special events here: http://bit.ly/eatlocalrogue
Join the 9th Annual River Artwalk in Shady Cove. This Artwalk features both local artists and the grandest artist there ever was – Mother Nature! Enjoy a lovely stroll with art along the Rogue River and be happy. http://bit.ly/riverartwalk
Southern Oregon Home Show – You can check this event out at the Expo. Sit on some cool demonstrations and featured exhibits. http://bit.ly/sooregonhomeshow
Shaby chic and funky junk go hand-in-hand right? Well find out for yourself at the Barnstormer Vintage Fair in Medford. Last year’s event was crazy fun, so this year is rumored to be even better. http://bit.ly/barnstormervintage
Talent Art & Music Festival will feature some wine, some art, and some food duh! The event is held at various locations in the downtown area so visit their website for all the deets! http://bit.ly/talentmusicfoodfest
It’s always a Fiasco Friday at Fiasco Winery in Jacksonville. Chef Jesse incorporates fresh and local ingredients into every meal. And how appropriate for Eat Local Week! Dinner starts at 5:30, get there early to sample wine and chit chat amongst your friends. http://bit.ly/fiascofriday
Ma Mosa’s Farm to Table Dinner is going to be epic. Featuring locally sourced food and special ingredients, this dinner is all about living rogue! This event is part of the Eat Local Week Celebration. Make your reservations today, puh-lease! 541.479.0236
Paschal Winery in Talent will host an Art Opening. So when after you’ve checked out the Talent Art & Music Festival head over to Paschal and enjoy food, locally made wine, and live music. How delightful! http://bit.ly/paschalevents
Winemaker Dinners always a delicious idea. Weisinger Family Winery in Ashland will host an evening full of locally sourced goodness prepared into fabulous meal by Chef Doug Todd. Reservations are required, so get on it! 541.488.5989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxy Ann Winery in Medford will host TC & the Reactions this Friday evening at 6pm. Gather your friends so you can share a bottle of vino and munch on some yummy appetizers, while enjoying the views and melodies of summer.
In need of a Lovebite? Well the band Lovebite will be playing at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland at 6:30pm. Sounds like a date! Give them a call for ticket info 541.482.5700
If you want to cheer on the little buckaroos at the Expo this weekend; stop by for the Southern Oregon Junior Rodeo. This is a great event for family! Rodeo goers can enjoy the show from 8am – 5pm on Saturday.
Tomato Lovers, this is YOUR weekend! The Great Tomato Tasting is a special event hosted at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market in both Medford and Ashland. As a part of Eat Local Week, you will find an assortment of delicious tomatoes for the taking from 8:30am – 1:30pm.
In need of some bike safety guidance? The City of Central Point is hosting a Bike Safety Fair from 11am – 1pm to give you some tips and tricks on proper safety techniques! http://bit.ly/cpbikesafety
Terra Firma of Jacksonville is getting in on Eat Local Week by hosting a cheese tasting of Rogue Creamery cheeses. Mmmm! Yum! Nom nom nom. Join them from 12pm – 2pm if you want to try some award winning cheese made right here in the Rogue Valley!
Stop by the Medford Co-op to celebrate their 2 year anniversary! Enjoy local tastings, music, and unique booths. http://bit.ly/eatlocalrogue
Hanley Farm knows how to throw a party. Stop by for Live Music at The Farm with the Bear Creek Band. Grab a cold beer, chow down on the fresh farm food, and sit back and relax why don’t ya! Purchase your ticket here: http://bit.ly/roguesaturdaynights
Rockin’ At the Ridge Summer Concerts have been great this summer! Jam to Flipside this weekend at Agate Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Point around 6pm. You can even bring your own picnic if you’d like. However, it’s mandatory to drink the wine… hehe. http://bit.ly/rockinridge
Get your swing on at Paschal Winery in Talent. Band Du Pays will join the winery and teach you a few moves to jazz up your Saturday night. http://bit.ly/paschalevents
If you’re in Jacksonville visit the Farmers Market. It’s a great way to support your local farmers and stock up on some freshest produce around! Check it out from 10am – 3pm at the courthouse.
Take a tour of farms in the Applegate Valley on the Farm Flavor Tour hosted by Eat Local Week around 2pm. Enjoy some local history, taste food from the farm, and taste wild wines. Mmm! http://bit.ly/eatlocalrogue
Caprice Vineyards in Central Point hosts ‘Music Under The Arbor’ now through October. That sounds very Southern Oregonian Wine Lover-ey indeed! Sip on wine, nibble on cheese, and enjoy the sweet sounds from 2pm – 5pm.
Interested in learning about the farming industry in America? Bellvue Grange in Ashland will be hosting a film showing of ‘American Meat: A Leave It, Better Story’ at 4 pm in conjunction with Eat Local Week. Enjoy complimentary snacks and discussion afterwards. http://bit.ly/eatlocalrogue
Silver Spring Farm will be hosting a benefit concert for The Maslow Project. Music Under The Sky will feature food from Figgy’s Food Truck and wine and beer from Del Rio Vineyards. This is a great event to attend! All proceeds benefit the homeless youth in the valley. http://www.maslowproject.org/
Enjoy a Sunday Serenade at Paschal Winery in Talent from 4pm – 6pm. End your weekend in style with a glass of wine and some light food, oh and music! http://bit.ly/paschalevents
Obviously you have your pick of a few things for this weekend. I told you it was a long list! Enjoy these last days of summer, because soon they will be gone!