Ashland, Oregon 2019 Season!

A rolling landscape of tall pine trees, fall colored trees, and a sheet of clouds below some dark mountains

Ashland, Oregon here in Southern Oregon

Bed and Breakfast Ashland, Oregon 2019 Season is just around the corner. We are receiving notification of events that are due to take place throughout 2019. Here are some of them! When planning your visit to Ashland, Oregon this coming year it may be an ideal opportunity for you to see what we have in store for you. For many years now some of our guests have been coming only to Ashland, Oregon for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Well it is high time that we let you know of all of the other activities and Festivals that are on offer here in this quaint town, outside of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Why not incorporate some of the other activities or Festivals into your trip this coming season. The days of visiting Ashland, Oregon for a day or two of plays may  be coming to an end. We are seeing more and more of our guests spending four to six days with us here at Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast Inn. We firmly believe that Ashland, Oregon is now on the road to becoming a Vacation Destination here in Southern Oregon.

January – our year starts off with the new seasons musicals at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre with the opening of The 60’s musical “Beehive”. Enjoy an evening of music, song and dance. Book dinner with your show or treat yourself to one of their gourmet desserts during intermission. 

The Loft Restaurant here in Ashland, Oregon offers patio dining

Ashland Culinary Month February 2019

February – follows with what is known here in Ashland, Oregon as the Ashland Culinary Month. Our local restaurants offer dining specials and promo packages. It is also time for the annual Taste of Ashland  2019. The dates for this incredible art, wine and food lovers weekend is Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th. This year the festival will be celebrating its twenty-ninth year. There will be 17 galleries to visit where you will discover beautiful art, taste mouth-watering food and sample some of our region’s best wines. The AllAboard Trolley  will offer to transport you to all 17 galleries in and around Ashland, Oregon. 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatre here in Ashland, Oregon

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2019

March – brings the opening of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Ashland, Oregon. This year appears to have something to suit everyone’s like of Theatre. The Angus Bowmer Theatre brings “As You Like It , Hairspray – The Broadway Musical and Mother Road” that runs from March through to October.  The Thomas Theatre starts with Cambodian Rock band that runs from March through to October. 

Time also to celebrate the 15th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival here in Ashland, Oregon over the weekend of March 8th through 10th. Dozens of West Coast Chocolatiers showcase their artisan chocolates for you to sample. For extra fun – attend one of their tantalizing events such as the Chocolate Makers Dinner, The Spa Cocktail Party and/or a specialized chocolate workshop. Chocolate at its best!

Several sliced gourmet cheeses surrounded by stuffed olives, water chestnut crackers, and two glasses of red wine

Oregon Cheese Festival 2019

If you want to pass on the sweet stuff, how about Cheese? The 15th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival which takes place here in Central Point. All part of the famous Rogue Creamery. This event takes place on the weekend of the 16th and 18th March, 2019. Taste some wonderful smokey blue, aged cheddar and many more cheeses along with a local beer or an award winning wine. Attend the Cheesemakers Dinner or have fun in a class. This event heralds the start of spring/summer for us here in Southern Oregon!

March is the start of our local organic Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market every Tuesday opposite the Scienceworks Museum and on a Saturday in the center of Ashland, Oregon. 

 May here in Southern Oregon is outdoor month. The local wineries open their doors and encourage wine, food and music lovers from all walks of live to visit and enjoy the amazing weather – cool, slightly windy, sunny smoke free days seems to flow by seemlessly here in Ashland, Oregon. Del Rio Vineyard out in Gold Hill brings back their Sunday Slowdown Days in the backyard of their Wine Tasting Room. It is a wonderful day to get the chance to relax, enjoy the family with friends and a “bring your own” picnic.

Del Rio Vineyard Gold Hill, Oregon

Del Rio Vineyard
Gold Hill, Oregon

As Del Rio quotes: “its the best way to unWINEd”…They encourage guests to bring their own blankets and picnic wicker baskets and to sip on summer in a glass whilst listening to live music. I always recommend a stop at the Rogue Creamery to pick up a favorite local cheese and  baguette in Central Point, along with a sweet offering from Lillie Belle gourmet chocolatiers. Pack it all up and head out to add a bottle of wine to your picnic from Del Rio. 

A close foursome of Wineries to Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast Inn for a day trip that we can recommend are:    

Stoneriver Vineyard Talent, Oregon

Stoneriver Vineyard
Talent, Oregon

Pebblestone CellarsStoneriver Vineyards and Aurora Vines are all located just a short drive away – roughly 7 miles with a recommended stop in Talent at Simple Machine Winery mere 3.7 miles.

What a wonderful way to spend the day out here in Ashland, Oregon.

Chef Susan can organize a picnic for you to take with you given some notice and you can take time out to enjoy it at Stoneriver Vineyard. They are also hosting live music in their vineyard this season.  

This month is host to Bee Weekend  organized by the Cascade Girl Organization. You

Flowers for Bees!

Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast Inn Ashland, Oregon – flowers for Bees!

can taste Honey and Meads from Oregon. Meet the Beekeepers including the children from the Lakota Youth Beekeepers.  – Oregon Honey Festival

New to this season are High Siskiyou Tours “explore nature and the best scenery in the valley”. They do personal tours visiting wineries, Crater Lake, Cannabis Farms, Breweries etc.  An old favorite of ours for Wine Tasting are All Aboard Trolley as well as Wine Hopper Tours. Another new and exciting “to do” that you can add to your list here in Ashland, Oregon itself is Birding Ashland Oregon that offer bird walking tours in Lithia Park, Emigrant Lake  and other walks. 

Ashland Parks and Recreation are introducing their first season of “Movies in the Park” at the Butler Bandshell in Lithia Park every 2nd and 4th Friday, May through to September. What a great idea for the summer…..

Lavender fields in Southern Oregon

Lavender fields in Southern Oregon

June bring the start to Lavender Month here in Southern Oregon Lavender Trail and it all starts with the English Lavender Farm and the dates are June 21 – 23 and July 12 – 14. Lavender festival weekends are busy with live music, arts and craft vendors, wreath making classes as well as great food and drink. In June there is nothing better than to drive out to these beautiful fields of lush purple. Having done it myself I have I cannot stress just how beautiful it is to see the lavender in full bloom. What an amazing experience.  

Citizenship 22 April 2019 for Adam and I.

Citizenship 22 April 2019 for Adam and Susan.

 

July 4th Celebration’s here in Ashland, Oregon Independence Day is a must for visitors to Ashland, Oregon. The Celebration over 100 years old boasts a parade that over 20,000 gather to watch starting at 10 am. It concludes in Lithia Park at the Bandshell with festivities, music, food vendors. It is such a wonderful day to be a part of! 

 

 

 

More information on coming activities, events and festivals will be added to my letter shortly!

 

 

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