Talent Chamber Events
Talent Chamber of Commerce Community Events
Friday, June 20th through Sunday, June 22nd in downtown Talent, Oregon
The Talent Chamber of Commerce presents: The Southern Oregon Grape Fair a unique three-day event bringing families and communities together to celebrate the many products derived from our growing number beautiful vineyards in Southern Oregon. Hosted by the Talent Chamber of Commerce and benefiting the last Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley in Jackson County.
The event kicks off at 5 pm Friday evening with the Talent Art & Music Festival. Saturday the Street Fair begins 11 am. Capping off a great weekend, on Sunday the Bike Chata Memorial Race.
Friday June 20th from 5pm to 8 pm in downtown Talent
Talent Art & Music Festival is a celebration of all things Talent. This free event allows guests to stroll between downtown businesses, enjoying what Talent has to offer, local art, live music performance, tasty treats, and beverages. A passport of participating venues will be available the day of the event at Ray’s Food Place, 215 West Wagner. Those that complete the Passport and turn it in before 8 pm to Tree House Oriental Antiques, 111 Talent Ave. will be entered into a drawing for $100 “Talent Bucks”, good for purchases at Talent Chamber businesses. The winner will be announced on the main stage Saturday, June 21st at 1 pm.
Saturday June 21st from 11 am to 5 pm on Seiber Street & East Main
The Southern Oregon Grape Fair is a celebration of community, agriculture and the arts in Southern Oregon. Music, dancing, entertainment, activity area for kids, vendors of all types, fabulous food and beverages will be showcasing in downtown behind the Camelot Theatre. A full day of live music including TC and the Reactions, Siskiyou Summit Bluegrass, Salsa Brava, Madrona`, & Hand in Hand.
A Wine & Beer tent with a family friendly picnic area where EdenVale Winery & 10 Barrel Brewing are sponsoring the tasting area with two distilleries, thirteen different wineries, and brews from Bend.
For kids big and small the Talent Boys & Girls Club activities include: A dunk tank, Jammin Jumpers Bounce House, face painters, chalk art, field games on the hour and informational booths from local favorites, like our Talent Library.
The Talent Public Arts Committee is proud to host the interactive art table and a Juried Plein Air Competition where artists pick up a clean canvas Saturday morning and return that afternoon with a matted & framed vineyard inspired completed piece of art for competition.
Sunday June 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT) at Chuck Roberts Park in Talent
The Bike Chata Memorial Race is in memorial of Jozef Wayryniec Slowikowski, who was a prominent member of the biking community in Talent. The Slowikowski family also owned a polish restaurant called “Chata” (the C is silent), where Tally Ho in Talent is currently located. Josef held a bike race called Bike Chata in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Even after they stopped doing the race, Josef could be seen riding his bike around town into his 80’s! We are doing this race in memorial of him and his contribution to the city of Talent, as well as the biking community. His family will be there and participating the day of the race. We are also incorporating the logo from the original Bike Chata for this race. The event will feature two bike events. A 20-mile bike race that starts at 8:30 AM and finishes in downtown Talent at Chuck Roberts Park. This ride takes you past many beautiful vineyards and incorporates part of the race from the original Bike Chata in 1991! There will also be a family friendly 4-mile bike ride starting at 9:00 AM, which passes a beautiful vineyard and is fun for the whole family. A BBQ hosted by Jackson County Fire District 5 and a kid’s bike rodeo by RVTD. Bike Chata, is brought to you by Rouge Valley Bike Group & Asante Ashland Community Hospital. Registration and more information can be found at https://bikechata.eventbrite.com/. Registration forms will also be available soon at Flywheel in Talent. This event would not have been possible without our Sponsors: Avista, Ashland Recology EdenVale Winery, Adroit Construction, Medicap, John L. Scott, and Talent Public Art Committee/ City of Talent. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Talent this is a great opportunity to see what the City of Talent has to offer. With a small town feel, Talent is a great place to visit, live and raise a family. To learn more about the Talent Chamber of Commerce visit www.talentchamber.org. To learn more about the Southern Oregon Grape visit us on facebook.com/sograpefair or contact Melissa at 541-941-3604.