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Saturday, May 30th from 10am to 5pm
Talent, Oregon – Talent Chamber of Commerce presents the Southern Oregon Grape Fair celebrating the many products derived from our growing number beautiful vineyards in Southern Oregon.  The Southern Oregon Grape Fair is a celebration of community, rich agriculture and the arts in Southern Oregon. Music, dancing, Arts, entertainment, fabulous food and beverages as well as vendors of all types will be showcasing in downtown Talent.

SOGF is a walking fair of Wine, Spirits, Brews, Food, Art and Entertainment: wine tasting from the region’s best wine producers; delicious food from our area’s most talented purveyors; live music from the valley’s most energetic and engaging performers; Talent Public Art Committee’s second annual Plein Air – an outdoor art competition, and the addition of Talent’s First One-Day Photography contest.

The Talent Public Art 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.

Saturday, May 30th from 9am to 1pm
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 9:00 AM and finishes in downtown Talent. 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. There will also be a kid’s bike rodeo hostedby RVTD.
Bike Chata, is brought to you by Rogue Valley Race Group www.roguevalleyracegroup.com
Registration and more information can be found at www.bikechata.com

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 Gretchen Hartrick at 541.951.9442