Shady Cove independent retail merchants get behind a "Try Shady Cove First" slogan this holiday season as local merchants offer less hectic holiday shopping at the 2nd annual "Christmas in the Village" set for Saturday and Sunday, December 8 & 9. Pick up a Shoppers Guide listing a dozen or more local retail merchants, who will welcome visitors with a festive two-day Open House, offering shoppers quality "one-of-a- kind" locally hand-crafted gifts you won’t find in the malls.
The small town atmosphere of Shady Cove never grows old . This friendly little town, known for it’s recreation, is growing into a year-round "get-away" and destination for shopping, tasting, dining and fun.
While you may not find that machine made cashmere sweater, or mass
produced basket or pottery, you will find locally handmade knit
scarves, hats, candles, rock and mineral specimens, baskets,
birdhouses, new and used books, vintage furnishings and a number of
artisan gifts, including hand-made candies. Sample locally made
products, including wine at Crater Lake Cellars. The Upper Rogue
Community Center "Christmas Bazaar" is part of this weekend event, on
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several local merchants will host
crafters and artisans as well as weekend "sidewalk and store-wide
Santa arrives at 1 p.m., in the heart of Shady
Cove, at Books ‘N More. Kids (of all ages) can bring their "wish list"
and have a digital picture taken with Santa for just $1 for emailing or
included in a locally made souvenir card.
Restaurants are participating in this season of celebration encouraging shoppers to dine.
"Park & Walk" the Village of Shady Cove, or "Park & Ride" the
Holiday Trolley with stops throughout the village, including the URCC
Christmas Bazaar. . . free parking is available at Windmill Square
(overflow), Premier West Bank, and other nearby sites.
on Board" the Holiday Express. Trolley Station is at Two Pines
Smokehouse with departure (both Saturday and Sunday) starting at 10
a.m.; last departure is at 4 p.m. This year, make Shady Cove a holiday
For additional information contact Upper Rogue Regional Tourism Alliance – at 878-3626 or 821-4700.
By Alma Spicer
For the Independent