Josephine County’s Largest Winter Festival, Rogue Winterfest Debuts Evergreen’s Southern Oregon Adventure!
The 13th annual Rogue Winterfest is a community event and fundraiser for three mental health agencies in Josephine County: Options for Southern Oregon, Kairos, and Family Solutions. This year, 125 passionate volunteers, creative designers, musicians, and exceptional artists are working diligently to create a spectacular one-of-a kind festival. Top entertainment, superb culinary artisans, and award-winning wineries will offer tantalizing samples of their artistry throughout the events. More than 30 holiday trees and heirloom art pieces will be on display.
Rogue Winterfest runs from December 3 through 7, 2015, and is held at Evergreen’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spalding Avenue, Grants Pass. Tickets are required. For details, visit roguewinterfest.org.
Monday, December 3: Gala and Grand Auction
Friday, December 4: Golden Social
Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6: Weekend Holiday Events
Monday, December 7: Culinary Christmas Classic
Rogue Winterfest Event Planner Sue Price says, “Artistic creativity combined with exceptional culinary artistry, top entertainment, and activities for the whole family equals five fun-packed days with four spectacular events.”
For descriptions, times, and admission prices for each event, visit roguewinterfest.org.
The Southern Oregon Adventure
Price adds, “Rogue Winterfest is fortunate enough to have Evergreen Federal Bank as their Venue Sponsor.” Evergreen Federal Bank donates the use of their warehouse annex, the Bear Hotel, for the five-day Festival. Half the warehouse is reserved for Rogue Winterfest while the other half is decorated with Bear Hotel art displays created by local artists. Rogue Winterfest guests are invited to view the exhibits while attending the Festival. This year, local artists have transformed the Bear Hotel with a NEW exhibit called Evergreen’s Southern Oregon Adventure featuring towering redwood trees, lifelike waterfalls, deep caves, panoramic coastal views, vineyards, and, of course, Crater Lake. Visitors will not believe their eyes as they experience the beauty of Southern Oregon and the excitement of Rogue Winterfest—all inside the magical Bear Hotel.
NOTE: The Rogue Winterfest tree displays and events will end December 7.
Evergreen’s Holiday Events for Patrons
Evergreen Federal Bank’s Holiday Events for their bank customers is December 12, 13, and 19. Evergreen’s Bear Hotel will open its doors to the public for tours the week of December 14 to 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at no charge.
NOTE: Evergreen’s Holiday Events do not feature the Rogue Winterfest Christmas trees. Although both events are held at the Bear Hotel, these two events are completely separate.
Powered by volunteers and the support of its many wonderful sponsors, Rogue Winterfest would like to thank its major sponsors: Evergreen Federal Bank, Taprock Northwest Grill, AllCare Health, Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Highland House, Royale Gardens, Asante Foundation, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, and Atrio Health Plans.
For more information on Rogue Winterfest, visit roguewinterfest.org. Tickets go on sale October 1 at Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 SE 6th St., Grants Pass, or online at roguewinterfest.org/tickets. For additional details, call 541-890-5472.