No Da Vinci Days Plans for 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Last year, Da Vinci Days took a year off to regroup, and it is possible the same thing might happen this coming summer. Michael Dalton, Executive Director of the festival, says Da Vinci Days has not been cancelled. Instead, there simply are not any plans yet for 2015. Dalton says the festival … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market. Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — For Krysta Albert creating the Festival of Eugene is a way to bring some fun and joy to the community, after the Eugene Celebration was canceled earlier this summer. But, the grassroots effort to create a festival from scratch, in just a handful of weeks, is proving to be a challenge. “Basically … Continue reading »

Corvallis Celebrates Independence Day

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Families lined the streets of Corvallis on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July. Festivities kicked off with a 5-k run that ended along the riverfront. “It’s a good way for people to be active,” said runner Eric McDougal, a runner at Crescent Valley High School. “It’s a beautiful day out today, and … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Kicks Off

NEWPORT, Ore. – The coast saw winds of more than 50 miles per hour earlier this week, and though it caused some concern for organizers of the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, the event is up and running for its 37th year. It was opening night Thursday evening for the event, on a much milder … Continue reading »

Da Vinci Days Cancelled for 2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Da Vinci Days celebrated its 25th anniversary this summer, but festival organizers say the declining revenue is forcing them to cancel the 2014 event. The Da Vinci Days Board of Directors broke the news to the Corvallis City Council Monday evening. Steve Clark, the Vice President for OSU Relations and Marketing is … Continue reading »

Country Festival Planning for 2014

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Country music fans are getting ready to pack their camping gear and head home after a three-day music festival, but many of them are already making plans for the event next year. As are the organizers. The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival has announced the 2014 lineup: Gary Allan, Eric Church, and … Continue reading »

Bohemia Mining Day Preparations

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — More than one hundred vendors were getting ready for a full weekend of fun, Wednesday. The Bohemia Mining Days celebration starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The festival features music, square dancing, a little casino and even a re-enactment shootout. There’ll also be woodworking, arts and crafts and plenty of food … Continue reading »

Art and the Vineyard Celebrates 30 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — The music was lively all day at Alton Baker Park and served as the background as people browsed through thousands of pieces of artwork for during the 30th annual of the Art and the Vineyard. People from as far away as Thailand looked through traditional and ecclectic artwork. Of course there was … Continue reading »

Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival

CORVALLIS, Ore. – To celebrate Independence Day, the city of Corvallis is putting on a spectacular fireworks show with some old fashion fun. The city’s annual two-day Fourth of July festival kicks off Wednesday, July 3. The Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival will be held downtown on the banks of the Willamette River. There … Continue reading »

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