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 Nutcracker Ballet presented by Stillpoint Dance Studio

A Magical performance of Stillpoint’s presentation of The Nutcracker in Grants Pass at Grants Pass Performing Arts Center.

A Holiday Tradition every December not to be missed.

Tickets on sale now.





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Rogue Winterfest 2019

A wonderful time for  the Holiday Season. Bring the family for the weekend events to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, play games, see the beautiful decorations, local art and more.

Activities include Fishing at the North Pole, Coloring and Letters to Santa, holiday building project with The Home Depot, face painting by Leslie Heidner Body Art, and taking that perfect photo in the spectacular Southern Oregon Adventure setting.

Every 45 minutes, the entertainment on the big stage will change, ranging from bands to choirs to individual singers to classical performers during this live musical mash-up.

Santa will be available for pictures, so bring your camera.

Evergreen Federal Bank will feature its spectacularly unique Southern Oregon Adventure displays. We are honored to hold our Festival at this one-of-a-kind venue. Thank you, Evergreen Federal Bank!

Santa’s Visit

Santa’s schedule will be from 10:00 to 11:30 am, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, and 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. When you go fishing at the North Pole, you’ll catch a bookmark that you can use to pick out a children’s book from Santa’s library. Bring your book to Santa, and he will sign it for you!


Tickets for Saturday or Sunday during the Weekend Holiday Event are only sold at the door. Admission prices are as follows:

Adult (18–54): $5
Children (5–17) / Senior (55+): $3
Children 4 & under: Free
Family Pass (up to 6 family members): $20 

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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.   Located at 5791 Lower River Rd in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Brighton Academy presents : Frightmare Theater.   Located at Grants Pass Shopping Ctr, 1111 NE D. ST. (old movies six bldg) in Grants Pass, Oregon.
One Eleven Theatre Company Haunted House. Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass.
Haunted History Tours in Jacksonville.   brothels, epidemics & hangings,  arson, saloons and Oregon’s oldest Chinatown.  Located in Jacksonville, Oregon. Reservations required. 541-245-3650.
Haunted House and Graveyard in Gold Hill.   Located at the Gold Hill Museum, 504 First Ave. in Gold Hill, Oregon.
The Nightmare Chamber- Haunted House. (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:
Oregon Tech Haunted House.  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.
Ashland Monster Dash. Pre register for dash or come  Monster Ball, pasta party, costume contest, 1 mile fun run, 5k, 10k run/walk to benefit education. Located in Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon.


Grants Pass Shopping Center Halloween Festival.  Located at 959 NE “D” St. Grants Pass, Oregon.         




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For more family friendly events and kids activities download the current issue at: 

October 2019 Cover Southern Oregon Family Magazine


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 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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The 8th annual Kids Dash is June 8th, 2019 at the Grants Pass High School track. Gate opens st 8AM. Entry fee is $10/child.

The Kids Dash was founded by Dr. Nate Tanner. It has been a KidZone Community Foundation event since 2014.

The Kids Dash includes runs for children ages two through middle school as well as relay races for the whole family, a 1600 meter run for middle school and advanced runners, a foam dart javelin throw, standing long jump, a giant slingshot game and the Hue-man race, our version of events like The Color Run(TM).


The Kids Dash will also have a full carnival which is free to all  and is sponsored by Asante Physician Partners.


New this year will be an opportunity to participate in games with student-athletes from the University of Oregon presented by the Oregon Athlete Foundation.

The event also feature a Wellness Midway with presentations by many local fitness and health-related organizations.

Please visit for more information.

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Our Southern Oregon Summer Camp Guide advertisers are here to answer your questions  when you are looking for the right camp for your kids .

                         Make it a Summer to Remember! 


A week at a youth or family camp at Big Lake provides campers with the environment and the opportunity to gain better self-awareness, set and achieve goals, and have a blast. We offer friendship, encouragement, adventure, and enough fun to make memories for a lifetime.

Body Basics and Beyond. Classes, Workshops and retreats located in Ashland, Oregon.



Rogue Valley Tutoring Center offers numerous Academic Camps for ages 3-13 to keep your child learning and growing all summer long! Math, Science, Reading, Nature, Crafts & more! Fight “Summer Brain Drain” and enroll today. Call or Text 541.779.2010.


Ashland Children’s Theatre offers a variety of theatrical experiences for children and teens starting in July in Ashland, Oregon.


ScienceWorks Museum offers Summer Day Camps for ages K- 12th.  1025 E. Main St. in Ashland, Oregon.


Have fun and get creative at Art4Joy Summer Camps. Located on Biddle Rd in Medford, Oregon.


Le Cirque Centre offers week long Summer Day Camps from June through August in Ashland, Oregon. 9am  -2pm for ages 51/2 -11 years. Tumbling, trampoline, silks, trapeze, Hoop, ball walking and more in Ashland, Oregon.

Friendship Mountain Day Camp at Ashland Zen Center for Ages 7-11 from June 17 through 21  from 9am-3pm.  Make new friends, have fun, learn meditation and mindfulness. Camp activities include tinkering, origami, Lego play, water play, baking, building, gardening, respect and kindness.  for children from any background located in Ashland, Oregon.

Adventure on Friendship Mountain. Overnight camp for age 12-15, July 22- 26. Campers support each other in close knit peer groups, completely unplugged on a joyful adventure of self discovery. For children from any background located in Ashland, Oregon.

HIGS GYM Summer Parkour Camps for ages 5-9 and ages 10-18 provide a fun, unique way for kids to gain confidence while working on their team work skills and overall strength, endurance, speed and performance. Both indoor and outdoor facilities are used along with water obstacles and the challenges grow and change yearly. Located in Central Point, Oregon.

The Sharpening Stone Youth Wilderness Program is offering two weeks of primitive skills and wilderness survival summer camps in Williams. June 22nd-25th and July 1st-5th, for 7-17 year olds.   For more information and to register, visit 

Ashland Parks and Recreation offers many Summer programs in Ashland, Oregon.



The Rrrink offers Summer Day camp with Ice skating, Hockey Broom Ball, Crafts, Field Trips and Physical Activity. 1349 Center Dr. Medford, Oregon.


Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts offering Summer Magic Onstage! Summer Day Camps for  Ages 7-12 from June 24th-July 13th for “We Has Jazz”, then July 22nd – August 10th for “Pirates 2:The Hidden Treasure”. Ages 13-17 from July 8th-August 3rd for “Yearbook Reflections Teen Musical”.  Located in Medford, Oregon.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center offering  Youth Art Camps for ages 7-10 & 11-14. Teen Art Camps for ages 12-17. 40 S. Bartlett St. Medford, Oregon.

Roots and Wings Community Preschool offer Summer Day programs for ages 3-5 years with an “I Can” approach. Weekly sessions begin June 11th- August 16th, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-11:30am. Cooking, arts, outdoor and water play. New topic is explored each week. Located in Medford, Oregon.

TGA stands for: Teach, Grow, Achieve – these concepts are the foundation of every program we offer. We invite you to give your child the advantage of learning and playing golf or tennis in an environment that will benefit them for a lifetime.


Forest & Range Summer Day Camp for kids entering 4th-7th grade from July 24-28th. Learn about natural resources through hands on activities around the Rogue Valley. Explore rivers, forest & farms to see how people interact with their environment. $50 for 5 days of fun.


Grace Christian School offering Fun in the Sun  Summer Day Camp. Ages preschool to age 12 from June 10 through August 23. Full day or half day. Also offering Sports Camps in Medford, Oregon. Open to the public.


Kid Time offer Summer Adventure Day Camps. Make it a Summer to remember at Kid Time Children’s Museum in Medford, Oregon.


Fusion Dance Academy offers Summer Dance Camps for ages 3 up. Camp dancers will get to experience different types of dance: Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap and Jazz, crafts, games, t-shirt, snacks, photos and performance in Medford, Oregon.


Rogue Valley YMCA offering Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps. Choose your Summer Adventure with Y-Camp. Located in Medford, Oregon.



Rogue Rock Gym offering Summer Day Climbing Camps for ages 7-14 years old from 9am- noon, June This camp is structured for new, intermediate and advanced climbers alike! We will teach or review belaying skills and basic to intermediate climbing technique, while helping all experience levels push their limits in route difficulty. Focusing on safety and fun, this camp is a great fit for climbers of all ages!  Located in Medford, Oregon.


Medford Parks and Recreation offer a variety of Summer Day Camps. Arts & Crafts, cooking, Lego engineering, traditional day camps in Medford, Oregon. 


The mission of OFA I to develop our youth into skillful, intelligent, creative, self-confident and high performing soccer players who can participate and compete at the high level possible.


Wildlife Images offering Camp EEK! Summer Day Camps for ages 7-12 years from  June  through August , 9am-3pm, extended care available. . Go wild every week, campers get to hang out with Animal Ambassadors, play games, make crafts & explore the outdoors. Every day is different in Grants Pass, Oregon .



One Eleven Theatre Company offers a Two week Summer Theatre Camp for kids “Disney’s Frozen” held at Grants Pass Performing Arts Center  from August 6th –    18th from 9am-3pm. 

Barnstormers Theatre offering  Summer Theatre Camp. “Make ‘Em Laugh” classic comedy scripts, slap stick, clowning and more while learning about character, costume, props, lights and sound design. Ages 8-12 from June 24th- 28th, Ages 13-18 from July 8th-12th.  9am-3pm. Barnstormers in Grants Pass, Oregon. Please call 541-4793557.

Kid Zone offer Summer Adventure Day Camps Monday though Friday 9am-4pm, extended care available June – August. Kids have fun doing outside games, gymnastics, swimming, racquetball, dance tennis, martial arts. 2160 NW Vine St. Grants Pass, Oregon.


 Camp Gomphidius is using the site at Willow Witt Ranch to take you on a journey looking at those ecosystems and the fungi that live there. We are using a combination of exploration, art, scientific skills and storytelling to introduce students to those important relationships. By spending the week at Willow Witt Ranch your child will develop a deep connection with these ecosystems mentally and spiritually making this camp a beyond memorable experience.  Some of our lessons include nature journaling, mushroom identification, biology and art, forest ecology & exploration, and wetland ecosystems, Contact Bashira at [email protected]



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HEALTH LET'S EAT! Uncategorized

TRUE JUICE: First Restaurant in Grants Pass to Earn Blue Zones® Approved Status

On September 9, 2016, True Juice opened its doors on “D” Street, and became Grants Pass’s first dedicated all-organic Juice & Smoothie Bar… and business has been booming ever since. Now, True Juice has also earned the prestigious position of being the first Blue Zones Approved restaurant in the Rogue Valley!


The Blue Zones Project®  launched in Grants Pass  in January , and nationally it is helping transform communities across the U.S. into areas where making  healthy choices is easier and people live longer with a higher quality of life. The mission of the Blue Zones Project® and True Juice seemed like a match made in heaven.  Through a multi-month process True Juice submitted recipes, policies, menus, restaurant protocols – and even personal Crew employee commitments- for review to Blue Zones® Grants Pass; and in mid-March, they received word congratulating them on their official well-deserved Blue Zones®- Approved status.


Local owners, Jacob and Karen Austin, started out as regular home-juicers and Certified Integrative Health Coaches who saw the need for an all-organic restaurant/Juicery option in Grants Pass back in 2015. Their vision was to open a plant-based, organic Family-style juice bar which also served smoothies, smoothie bowls, food and treats, with many gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options to meet the needs of those with food allergies, sensitivities and other health concerns/preferences. Believing  that business could be a tool to create positive change, Karen and Jake jumped in to invest in the health and happiness of their southern Oregon customers and community while hoping to inspire other individuals and companies to do the same.


Today True Juice creates delicious and nutritious recipes using produce from a network of local organic farms including Pennington Farms, Howard Family Orchards, Promiseland Farm, and others. Their menu has expanded beyond juice, smoothies and smoothie bowls to also include sandwiches, soup, chili, quiche, gluten-free baked goods, chocolate treats, banana parfaits, Multi-Day Juice Cleanse Packages,  Quinoa Bowls, wraps (both turkey and vegetarian), snow cones, house-made Nut Mylks, Wellness Shots, cold brew coffee, teas and a whole array of Kombuchas, fruit and snacks… all organic, much of it local and/or house-made, and all of it delicious AND Nutritious. Additional fun facts are that they give their daily juice pulp to local organic livestock, and all of their to-go cups, straws, containers, and utensils are compostable.


If you haven’t already, drop in to True Juice and relax with green juice or coffee in their artistic, upcycled atmosphere, or take  your family in to enjoy a delicious lunch, prafait or smoothie bowl. True Juice is located at 126 NW D Street in Historic Downtown Grants Pass at 124 NW D St.
They are open M-F:  9-5… and Saturdays from 10-2.



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Birthday Party Guide

Our Southern Oregon Birthday Party Guide advertisers are here to answer your questions   when you are planning your special party.

Where to have a kids Party:……………………..





Americas Best Kids and Court House Family Fitness. ABK offers multiple birthday party activities to choose from for all ages! Your child’s birthday party with ABK is sure to be their best party yet! Medford. Book your party today. 541-245-0432.




Pottery, Canvas & Stone. Your place to paint! Paint your own pottery, canvas & stone! From piggy banks and mugs to framable works of art, this is your place to be an artist! Did I mention we have Chocolate?  Grants Pass.  541-295-8819.






Le Cirque Centre is home to the Rogue Valley’s premiere circus academy offering Birthday parties for kids of all ages. Ashland. 415-706-9535.






Escape Ashland is Southern Oregon’s unique escape games located in beautiful and historic downtown offering private Escape Adventures & Birthday Celebrations. Special discounts for Birthday Groups of 7 to 8 players. 541-613-6488.




ScienceWorks Museum in Ashland. 




KidZone.  Inside Club Northwest in Grants Pass.






Art4Joy in Medford. Have a fun Birthday creating art.



The RRRink.  Ice Skating Rink in Medford. 





Rogue Aquatics.  Indoor swimming pool party location in Central Point.




Rogue Rock Gym.  Indoor Rock climbing gym in Medford.




Santo Community Center in Medford offers Birthday Party packages for ages walking to 12 years old.







KC-97 Fuel Tanker.    Have your party inside a historic Boeing KC-97 at the Medford Airport. 


Birthday Party Entertainment:……………………



Anna’s Party Works.   Balloon animals, bounce houses, puppet shows, face painting and more.


BugsRUs.                      John Jackson offers portable zoos providing safe and educational  preserved specimens and Live safe, touchable insects.





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 Boutique Body Art. Fast, Safe and cheerful Face Painting plus Internationally Certified Natural Henna Artist for you parties! 541-801-8301. 


Birthday Cakes:………………………………………..




Munchin Moo Crew. Bringing smiles & creating memories with cakes, cookies & custom deco.  541-415-5138. 


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