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Reedsport/Winchester Bay
Chamber Of Commerce
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The Winchester Bay
Merchants Association

 

Come and join us for our 2013 events!

February 16th & 17th, 2013 Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival: Confluence 2013: This is a must do event!!!

Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce and Salmon Harbor Marina presents their annual Wine, Beer, Seafood & Music Festival - Confluence 2013. Stay tuned for more to come on this exciting event.

Confluence - Noun: "a coming or flowing together, meeting, or gathering at one point"
Location: 451 Winchester Avenue Reedsport Oregon, 97467
Dates: February 16th and 17th, 2013
Times: To be announced
Bands play Music All Day
Oregon Wineries - Oregon Microbreweries - Seafood Vendors - Craft Vendors
Plenty of free parking - Free Shuttle Bus Service from Winchester Bay RV Resort to Event

March 2013: (Whale watching) Begins the Whales Northern Migration

In Winchester Bay, scout for the migration at the Umpqua River Whale Watching Station adjacent to the Umpqua Lighthouse. A viewing platform and interpretive signage was constructed in 1989 through the efforts of local volunteer whale watchers known as the Umpqua River Spyhoppers. The whale watching platform will be staffed with volunteers to help you spot the whales.

This is one of the most spectacular sights to see on the Oregon Coast, the annual migration of whales. Gray whales are the most frequently spotted as they travel from the cold waters of the Bering Sea to the lagoons of Mexico to breed and give birth. The 10,000 mile round trip is the longest known for any mammal.

May 27, 2013 Memorial Day Weekend & Parade

Honoring Veterans Past, Present, & Future. The parade will include groups and individuals of all ages and all are welcome to participate. Any one interested in participating in the Memorial Day Parade should contact the Chamber office @ 541-271-3495.

The parade will be followed by a Memorial Service with displays and booths, BBQ, and live entertainment. Come and help us celebrate a Memorial Day weekend packed with patriotic celebrations. For additional information call the chamber office at (541) 271-3495, (800) 247-2155.

June 13-16, 2013 (Father's Day Weekend)

14th Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships
Professional chainsaw sculpture carvers from around the world gather at Rainbow Plaza in Reedsport. The main event takes "Art to the Extreme" with hours of carving large sculptures and daily timed "quick-carve" events. Come and meet the artists and enjoy super sales on carvings. This is a great way to spend Father's Day on the coast! For more Info visit www.odcsc.com.

July 4th Fireworks Over the Bay - Winchester Bay

Photo of fireworks.

The most spectacular fireworks display on the Coast. Visitors and locals grab a spot, fire up the barbecue or picnic and settle in for a night of fun. /p>

August, 2013 Begins Oregon Lighthouse Week

Stay at the Winchester Bay RV Resort and Plan to visit and tour the Umpqua Lighthouse.

July 31 through August 4, 2013 DuneFest

This 5-day event draws thousands of ATV enthusiasts to Winchester Bay, the heart of the Oregon Dunes. Events include drag races, challenges and more. In addition to all the action on the sand, you'll find ATV vendor booths, food, music and exhibitions featuring the latest products and vehicles. Some spectacular "show" buggies and quads are also on display and sale Find out all the details at the Official DuneFest Website.

August 15 - 18, 2013 Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers District 5 will be hosting its 9th Annual Old Time Music Jamboree at the Winchester Bay Community Center in Winchester Bay in August.

Musicians from all over Pacific Northwest and Northern California will be singing and playing fiddles, guitars, banjos and mandolins at the Grange Hall, the Gazebo, camp grounds and on the docks around town. Get ready to hear a wide variety of music including country, Cajun, swing, bluegrass, folk, waltzes and old time tunes. Open jam sessions will be going on all day long, with concerts at the Grange Hall every evening at 6:00pm. Admission is by donation. There will be a Gospel show on Sunday to close the event.

For more information contact Sharon Gallagher (541) 572-2742 or Hal Weiner (541) 902-2336.

August TBA Lakeside Drag Boat Races

August 23-24, 2013 Kool Coastal Nights

Photo of a local car show
The fun starts on Friday and continues through Saturday. The cars are powdered and permed for the Show 'n Shine and Parade of Champions. There's also a Harbor Cruise for those who are nostalgic for the 50's and a street dance to shake your stuff too Live Music. Don't forget the famous Sea Food BBQ. Come Kool off at the coast and enjoy all the HOT cars!

August 31 through September 1, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend) Winchester Bay Art By The Bay

Artists from all over Oregon will be participating in their crafts.

During the Annual Art by the Bay you will have a chance to observe styles & skills of Potters, Painters, Carvers, Jewelry and more. You will be able to observe artists sketching all that Winchester Bay has to offer. There will be many kids art games and other activities scheduled.

This Event is sponsored by Friends of Winchester Bay and The Winchester Bay Merchants Association. Proceeds are used to sponsor Art Classes in the area for all ages. For more information and to participate call Joe Coyne at 541-271-2103.

August 31 through September 2, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend) STEP Salmon Derby

Sponsored by Gardiner/Reedsport STEP (Salmon-Trout Enhancement Program) this event is timed to coincide with the fall Chinook salmon run. Daily prizes awarded for the biggest salmon. Local tackle shops have registration forms and rules.

September 1- 30, 2013 Crab Bounty Hunt

Crabbing is always great fun and the crab are a tasty reward, Starting September 1st Through September 30th, in Winchester Bay, a cash prize makes crabbing VERY rewarding. Crab are tagged with numbered metal tags. The winning numbers are sealed in the vault of Umpqua Bank. If you register the winning number before the end of the contest, you'll win the $1,000 cash prize. So dust off your crab pots and rings and get crabbing!

For information email

To Be Announced Car Rally Run (Roseburg to Winchester Bay)

September 2013 Tsalila: the Umpqua River Festival

Tsalila

Pronounced Sa-Lee-La, this festival is part entertainment, part education, lots of fun and both free and open to the public. Centered downtown at the Umpqua River and Discovery Center with activities focused on watershed restoration and salmon recovery. Join us for the 15th annual Festival.

This free family event is to celebrate the return of the salmon to the Umpqua River and the wonderful natural and cultural resources in the Umpqua watershed. Have fun at the river box, find your way through the maze, listen to the music of Joe Ross and Friends, eat a delicious dinner, make a tule duck, listen to a guest speaker and explore the Umpqua Discovery Center for half-off admission "there's something for everyone."

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