Rhododendron Festival Brings Crowds to Florence

May 18, 2012 By Chris Curtis EUGENE, Ore. — Preparation is underway for Allen Bates and his crew. Bates Smokehouse and Saloon is one of many vendors setting up for the 105th Rhododendron Festival in Florence. The Rhododendron Festival brings out thousands of people each year of course as long as the weather holds true. … Continue reading »