March 26th, 2015 by Julie
February 15th, 2015 by Julie
Oregon Chocolate Festival
The Oregon Chocolate Festival takes place in the springtime every year in Ashland, this year the Festival will take place on the weekend of March 6th and March 8th 2015.
For lovers of all things chocolate like me, this is a must visit event. There will be many chocolatier’s you may recognize including Dagoba, Lillie Belle Farms, Sipping Dreams and many many more. Try some unique combinations and unexpected concoctions, cakes, cocktails, beer and even a chocolate facial.
The event takes place at the Ashland Springs Hotel, if you would like to stay at a B&B the Blue Moon is a 10 minute walk from the venue, where you will find a warm welcome and a home away from home cozy atmosphere, and also our yummy chocolate desserts. While you are here in Ashland see a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatres just 2 blocks from the Festival.
See you there….
For more go to ashland springs/chocolate festival
January 20th, 2015 by Julie
Live at the Armory
Bill Frisell, guitarist, composer and bandleader will be Live at the Armory on January 29th 2015.
With a career spanning more than 25 years and over 200 recordings, Bill has made 25 albums of his own and has recorded and played with many other artists and done music in films too.
The New York Times describes him this way “It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compostions of guitarist Bill Frisell.” His music is a mixture of Rock, Country, Jazz and Blues, we are certainly lucky to have him perform at the Armory In Ashland. Joining Bill on stage will be Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen.
The concert will start at 8pm and food and a full bar will be available.
For tickets and info. Go to liveatthearmory.com
October 30th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon Culinary Festival
Coming up in November is the 8th Annual Ashland Culinary Festival celebrating Southern Oregon’s best food, drink and creativity in Ashland.
The week-end kicks off on Friday November 7th with food demos, sampling and entertainment and more.
On Saturday November 8th the “Chef Showdown Competition” begins and the competitors showcase their culinary skills through Sunday the 9th November when the Top Chef for 2014 will be announced.
This year 12 Chefs will be competing, Franco Console from Larks Restaurant defends his title as Top Chef 2013.
It’s a big deal for the chefs in Ashland to win the title of Top Chef.
Ashland’s culinary adventures await you with culinary inspiration and brilliance… See you there!
For more information and tickets go to Ashlandchamber.com
September 8th, 2014 by Julie
Music to enjoy in Ashland Oregon
In our lovely town of Ashland there are lots of opportunities in our restaurants and bars and also local wineries to enjoy fabulous music by local bands and taste some of the most delicious food as well.
Some of the venues where you can hear great music are Enoteca Wine and Bistro, Caldera Tap House, Standing Stone Brewery, Oberon’s Tavern, “Blue” Greek on Granite, Pasta Piatti, Grizzley Peak Winery, Belle Fiore Winery and The Brick Room to name just a few, see below for more about The Brick Room.
August 7th, 2014 by Julie
Enjoy an evening of wine,music and food at the Grizzly Peak winery’s 2014 summer concert series in Ashland Oregon. Grizzly Peak is an award winning winery, nestled into the slopes of Grizzly Peak at 1600 East Nevada Street Ashland.. Just a 10 minute drive from Downtown.
Coming up in August..
An evening with Dave Pinsky on August 15th.
and on August 22nd Blue Lightning band
The concerts start at 6pm… there will be food truck service with local tasty treats starting at around 5pm. Or you could bring a picnic and drink great wines as you listen to foot tapping music.
Of course Grizzly Peak Winery set in 40 beautiful acres, is open from Thursday— Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. The vintners will be happy to talk to you about their wines and enjoy a tasting.
August 5th, 2014 by Julie
Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland Oregon will present a Ballet and Wine dinner on Thursday August 14th. From 6.30 pm. until 715 pm. for dinner. Ballet performance from 7-30 pm. until 9 pm.
Come and ‘ Celebrate Love’ with a performance by “Ballet Diane Hyrst.” A local Non Profit Educational Ballet Company, who are looking forward to their first open-air performance at Belle Fiore Winery, located at 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road Ashland Oregon.
The Ballet Company of professional world class dancers perform a classic and contemporary repertoire, the company have been enthralling audiences since 1980. They will also perform at another local winery DANCIN Vineyards on August 11th.
If you want to go… Bellefiorewine.com/events
July 10th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon has so much to offer visitors, it’s a small town bursting with sophistication but also wacky and wonderful too, it’s a friendly place, where everyone has time to chat!!
Ashland is home to the Tony Award Winning and world famous “Oregon Shakespeare Festival ” the jewel in the crown of our town. With it’s three iconic and beloved Theatres all in the center of downtown Ashland.
It’s not only a great Get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but as you arrive in Ashland you take a deep breath ready for renewal, restoration and the healing power of our glorious and famous small town.
There are so many things to do when you come to visit Ashland, it’s an art lovers dream, has lots of music events, fabulous dining, boutique wineries, river rafting, birding, hiking trails and Lithia Park which is on the list of “National Register of Historic Places”.