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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Southern Oregon is getting in the spirit of Halloween with Haunts, Halloween Festivals and more!

                                            It’s going to be Spook-tacular

Flashlight Nights at Pheasant Fields Farm Corn Maze.




Haunted Maze Haunted Maze at Fort Vannoy Farms. October 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th,  30th, 31st from 7pm-10pm.  Located at 5791 Lower River Rd in Grants Pass, Oregon.


Haunted Field Drama- The Boogeyman’s Bride. Dark, moonlight walk guided by lantern through fields with talk of a mysterious woman visitor to the old farm.  Friendly (no gore) is intended for children 5 years and older accompanied with an adult.  Oct. 12th, 13th & 19st. Gates open at 6pm, performances start at 7pm and continues through 9pm. $10 adults/$5children and SOHS member. Located at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Rd. Central Point. Purchase your ticket online.


Brighton Academy presents : Frightmare Theater.  October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th from 5pm-9pm.  October 26th, from 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm. October 31st from 5pm-10pm, Nov. 1st from 5-9pm.  $7 person. Kids 5 years and under Free with parent admission. Located at Grants Pass Shopping Ctr, 1111 NE D. ST. (old movies six bldg) in Grants Pass, Oregon.
One Eleven Theatre Company Haunted House- Barbie’s Scream House. October 17th-31st.  Wednesdays & Thursdays 7pm-10pm.  Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-11pm.   Oct. 31st. 6pm-midnight. $5 person. Located at 937 NE D St, Suite C. In the Grants Pass Shopping Center next to GNC



Just Scream Haunted House. October 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th from 7:30-11:30pm. Children ages 7-12 must be accompanied by adult. Children ages under 7 will not be admitted. Childcare is available. Benefits the Southern Oregon Humane Society. $6 person. Located at 2065 Lars Way, Medford. (behind Rogue Karting)



Circus of Screams.    Located on Hwy 62 in Eagle Point, Oregon.





Haunted History Tours in Jacksonville.  October 11th & 12th tours feature, brothels, epidemics & hangings,  arson, saloons and Oregon’s oldest Chinatown. $5 person. One hour walking tours leave from the visitors center N. Oregon & C St. at 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm and 7pm. Located in Jacksonville, Oregon. Reservations required. 541-245-3650.


Haunted House and Graveyard in Gold Hill.  October 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th & 31st from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Family friendly and age appropriate, bake sale with ghoulish goodies and spooky treats. $5 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 6 – 12, $1 ages 3-5, free ages 2 and under. Located at the Gold Hill Museum, 504 First Ave. in Gold Hill, Oregon.
The Nightmare Chamber- Haunted House. October 18 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, Nov. 1st. & 2nd. from 7-10pm.  $13 person. (Not recommended for ages 10 & under) Located at 10 E 3rd St. Medford. (corner of Front & 3rd St.). Presented by Randall Theater.  For discount tickets info go to:


Discovery Dead Haunted House. October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 . Tues, Wed. Thurs. from 7-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 8pm-midnight, Halloween 7-11pm. 7455 Crater Lake Ave. White City. $10 person. 100% profits proceeds benefit youth programs in Southern Oregon.
Oregon Tech Haunted House. October 26th from 6:30pm-9pm. Trick or Treat and Haunted House with age appropriate choices- scary, very scary, non frightening activities for children & trunk or treat. Admission is free but donation or a  non perishable food item is encouraged.  Located at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Cyrils House of Horrors.  Located at 749 SE Jackson St. Roseburg, Oregon





Monster Mac’s Lunatic Asylum. Due to the nature of our attraction, this is NOT recommended for children under the age of 13. Children 8 (or younger) will NOT be allowed on any evening haunted house. Children 15 (or younger) MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. Located at 707 High St., Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Day of the Dead Race.  November 2,2019 from 10am-3pm. 1mi, 5k, 10k race, food, dance, music, culture, face painting, booths, community and more! Located in Talent, Oregon near City Hall.




Ashland Monster Dash. Pre register for dash or come to October 25th Monster Ball, pasta party, costume contest, late registration and more. October 26th 1 mile fun run, 5k, 10k run/walk to benefit education. Located in Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon.


Grants Pass Shopping Center Halloween Festival. October 26th 1-4pm. Trick or Treat at participating stores, Hayrides, bounce houses, face painting, kid’s costume contest at 2pm, balloon animals, two haunted houses through October. Located at 959 NE “D” St. Grants Pass, Oregon.         





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October 2019 Cover Southern Oregon Family Magazine


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4th of JULY CELEBRATIONS Uncategorized



 Southern Oregon has several 4th of July Celebrations. Bring your family for Fun Runs, Parades, festivities, street fairs, entertainment and fireworks. Have a safe and fun day!

4th of July Run in Ashland, Oregon.                                start at 7:45 am.  Adults, children and families are welcome. Ashland Parks and Recreation 541-488-5340. Toregister:



Ashland 4th of July Parade & Celebration.                                Ashland’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration kicks off  the morning with the Parks & Recreation run. Parade at 10am in downtown Ashland, flyover,  followed by festivities in Lithia Park featuring food, booths, Family Activity Zone, Ashland City Band performs in the Lithia Park Bandshell. Fireworks in the evening visible all throughout town. Ashland, Oregon  Chamber of Commerce 541-482-3486.

Central Point Freedom Festival.                                                              7am pancake breakfast, 7:30am Run 4 Freedom 5K & 1 mile. 8:45am Kids Fun Run, 9:30am Pine Street Parade , 10:30am Pfaff Park Festivities with food, artisans, vendors and free kids activities, 11am Live Music. A full day of activities! Pfaff Park,  635 Manzanita St, Central Point, Oregon.

 BoomFest!                                                                                                Gates open at 3pm. Live music, kid’s activities, food,  beer garden available leading up the a huge fireworks display. Free entry at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger in Central Point, Oregon. 


Eagle Point Independence Day Celebration.                                   7-10am Pancake breakfast, 8am Fun Run, Vendor booth 9am-3pm, 11am Fly Over, Parade at 11am, Noon-3pm live music with Rewing & Kid Zone activity area, 6pm Stadium open, 6:15pm Family activities & carnival games, fireworks at dusk Eagle Point, Oregon.

Grants Pass 4th of July Celebration.                                      7pm-10:30pm. Bring the family for a live concert  followed by fireworks at Reinhart Volunteer Park, 1690 Webster Street, Grants Pass, Oregon. 


Merker/Belnap Memorial Walk/Run.                7:30am. The Merker/Belnap Memorial Walk/Run was established to honor John, Max and Ryan and to raise funds for an annual college scholarship to be awarded in their name. 541-474-0001,

Brookings Harbor Celebration.                                                                    Pancake breakfast, kids area, BBQ, family activities, vendors, live music. fireworks at dusk at Sportshaven Beach.


Klamath Falls Freedom Celebration.                                  Parade, activities and fireworks.


Glendale 4th of July Celebration.                                                     Pancake breakfast in the park from 8-10am. Parade at 11am. fun activities, fireworks at dusk at High School.


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U-Pick Strawberry Picking at The Oregon Bee Store

The Oregon Bee Store in Eagle Point has the cutest little store with the cutest stuff inside and pure local honey. But the main reason we stopped was for the U Pick strawberries!


My 3 1/2 year old daughter had a blast picking her own strawberries . It is a great way to get outside and teach children where strawberries come from,  how they are grown, when they are just right  and taste a freshly picked one.

The Oregon Bee Store offer buckets to pick the strawberries but don’t forget to bring something to take them home in.

They are on Facebook and update it there with all the info for the U pick.                                                
The Oregon Bee Store is located at 14356 Highway 62 in Eagle Point, Oregon. You  can give them a call at (541) 826-7621 or stop in to visit the shop and pick some fresh strawberries.
By Caiti
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