Southern Oregon Grape Fair 2015

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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
Registration and more information can be found at

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 To learn more about the Southern Oregon Grape visit us on or contact Gretchen Hartrick at 541.951.9442


Twelth Annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair

Rogue Valley Business Fair

This is the twelfth annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair, a free information event for small business owners and those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs. This is a special opportunity to get free consultations and attend seminars on topics critical to small businesses. Information booths will be staffed by representatives from banking, insurance and government as well as local trade organizations.

Parking Information:
or call 541-552-8300
Same-day registration is available
at the Higher Education Center.

PUMP BOYS & DINETTES August 20 – September 21

PUMP BOYS & DINETTES  August 20 – September 21

Pump Boys & Dinettes


(Click the image above & whisk away to Camelot Theatre)

Book, Lyrics & Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann

Get ready for a fun, whimsical, country-western musical! The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and, right next door, are the ‘Dinettes,’ Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, owners of the Double Cupp diner. Together, their evening of country western songs brought about unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, these lovable characters perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. “Both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” — The New York Times “Totally terrific…It is such fun.” — NY Post