Eagle Point will be the place to be on Saturday, May 8. That is the date of the 5th annual Vintage Faire, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Events will be centered in the area between the Eagle Point Museum and the Butte Creek Mill on No. Royal Ave. It also is the day for the annual FFA breakfast and the final day of their gigantic plant sale. The plant sale is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 6,7, 8 at the greenhouses behind EPHS.
Start your day with breakfast with FFA members at Ray’s parking lot, on Hwy. 62 from 6:30-11 a.m. Support the Eagle Point Senior Center by seeing their quilt display and the windows recently painted with spring flowers by EPHS students. Then when it’s Faire time, enjoy a free trolley ride from the Eagle Point Library on Main St., located just around the corner from city hall.
As you approach the Vintage Faire activities, you will find the Saturday Market is open with a number of displays from local artists, craftsmen and gardeners.
Events will be numerous at the Faire. One will find something of interest for all ages. As an example, there will be alpacas to pet, horse drawn carriage rides with Silver Ridge Outfitters, quilt and rug hooking demonstrations. A bootmaker from Ashland, who doesn’t make just your “average” boot but has designs that run into the multi-thousands with such great care taken that they truly do fit like a glove.
Some of the other displays will include a beekeeper, Antique Tractor Club and there will be a Civil War re-enactment, among other events.
There will be a Dutch oven cook-off competition for the main course, dessert and best bread. Bring your Dutch oven and enter. There is no charge but there will be prizes for the best in each category.
The Old Time Fiddlers will be on the porch at the Mill from 11-2 p.m. and from 2-5 p.m., Banjo bill will delight even the youngest as he teaches them to play a paper bag.
Food and wine tasting will feature tortas from Rising Sun, Gary West Meats, cheese from Rogue Creamery and win from Troon and Slagle Winery.
Be sure to bring mom for a special pre-Mother’s Day treat. Unless you choose to purchase something, the Faire is free. For more information call Bob Russell at 541-826-3531.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent