Rogue Winterfest is an annual, premier community event and fundraiser that benefits three nonprofit mental health agencies: Family Solutions, Kairos and Options for Southern Oregon. Now in its 18th year the Festival has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars for much needed behavioral and mental health programs for approximately 15,000 children, adults and families in Southern Oregon.

This year’s event dates are Tuesday, December 1 through Sunday, December 6.  However, like most large events Rogue Winterfest has decided to change to a virtual platform this year so that our community can remain safe in their homes.  If you haven’t been able to attend our Festivals in the past, this is your opportunity!

Rogue Winterfest is excited people can “attend” the 2020 Festival virtually and that we will potentially reach a much larger audience than our always sold out events. Guests will be able to view and bid on exquisitely decorated trees online, watch a recorded show with Santa and his friends including crafts, stories, entertainment and MORE! They can also bid on unique items during our virtual silent auction. Our designers and staff are creatively working behind the scenes to bring you a quality online virtual experience like no other!

Rogue Winterfest is powered by the support of its many wonderful sponsors. Evergreen Federal Bank has gone above and beyond to help make the 2020 Festival successful during these challenging times.  It is sponsors like them who are committed to the vital fundraising efforts for Rogue Winterfest. Their belief in how our organizations positively impact so many individuals is what makes our community such a great place to live!

Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon are all local agencies that have each provided mental health programs for 30+ years. More individuals are reaching out for services, especially since the pandemic and fires. These organizations feel it’s important for the community to stay connected and not feel isolated.  Sharing  Rogue Winterfest events virtually for FREE is a way for families to enjoy the holiday Festival from their homes. Please check out website for more details on the virtual 2020 Rogue Winterfest – .

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The Wood House Festivals

Located in Eagle Point, Oregon at 12988 Hwy 62, you may have passed this rustic beauty which is an attraction for Historians, photographers and artists.

The home is circa 1870, homesteader was a wounded Civil War veteran Marvin Sylvester Wood, discharged as a corporal from the United States Army in 1864. Marvin along with his brother Dennis Wood came to Southern Oregon in 1868, Dennis passed away in 1869 leaving Marvin to manage the homestead and land patent. Marvin married wife Susan in 1876 and they had 3 children. Their son Walter Wood born in 1881 living in the house his entire life until he passed away in 1974. All three are buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Central Point, Oregon.

The home has been in jeopardy several times from the widening of Highway 62 and being moved to the present location to abandonment, bad weather, vandalism and real estate sales.

The Wood House is operated on a very small annual budget supported strictly by donations, all work is done on a volunteer basis by The Woodhouse Preservation Group (a non-profit organization). You can learn more about the history and how you can support by visiting :

Since 1870 The Wood House still remains to welcome you to come and visit to see how primitive living really was in the 1800’s.

Please bring your family for the upcoming festivities:

May 16 & 17, 2020

150 Anniversary of the Wood House – Farm Festival. Vendors,music, house tours. 12988 Hwy. 62 Eagle Point.

October 3 & 4, 2020

Harvest Festival. Saturday 9-5pm & Sunday 9-4pm.. Collectibles, jewelry, wood products, food vendor, crafts, music.Enjoy a free cookie baked on the wood stove in the Wood House kitchen by the “Cookie Lady”.  Admission is $2 for ages 13 and older, ages 12 and under are free.

October 24, 2020

Halloween Open House. 5-9pm. Come and enjoy, it’s spooktacular. Free tours of the Wood House and candy. Free admission.

December 19, 2020

Old Fashioned Christmas Open House. 2-8pm. Free gifts from Santa for the kids. Free photographs with Santa.  Free admission.

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