What’s Rogue Winterfest?
Rogue Winterfest is a magical five-day festival held in Grants Pass from December 1 to December 5, 2016. The annual Festival offers four distinct events: Gala & Grand Auction, Golden Social, Weekend Holiday Events, and Culinary Christmas Classic & Silent Auction. Please visit roguewinterfest.org for details.
Each year, Josephine County’s largest winter festival grows even bigger—both in sponsorships and attendees. The Festival showcases 30 theme-decorated trees and gorgeous Southern Oregon artworks during four spectacular events. It blends artistry, culinary delights, entertainment, stunning designer creations, and holiday spirit all under one roof.
All Rogue Winterfest events take place at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, a large warehouse where “The Bears” and other artworks displayed throughout our region are stored. Half the warehouse is home to Evergreen’s Southern Oregon Adventure, which features 40-foot towering redwoods, coastal scenery, the Rogue River, Crater Lake, wineries, a sea cave, and more. You’ll be amazed! In early December, the other half of the warehouse is transformed into an amazing and artistic Winter Wonderland featuring Rogue Winterfest!
All events are held at:
Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel
2101 NE Spalding Avenue
Grants Pass, OR
Tickets Are on Sale Now!
Five Spectacular Days … Four Magical Events
Thursday, December 1
Friday, December 2
Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4
Monday, December 5
See description at the bottom of this email or visit roguewinterfest.org for more details.
A Special Thank-You to Our Major Sponsors
Evergreen Federal Bank
Taprock Northwest Grill
Seven Feathers Casino Resort
The Home Depot
PrimaryHealth of Josephine County
Riverside Home Health Care
Lee Good Walling Family Trust
Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Silent Auction Items Needed
Volunteers, designers, sponsors, entertainers, wineries, culinary establishments, and artists all work together to create this amazing five-day holiday event. A large portion of the funds raised during the events comes from our auctions. There are two auctions that occur during the Festival. One is when the trees and art are auctioned during the Gala & Grand Auction on Thursday, December 1. The other is an expansive Silent Auction held during the Culinary Christmas Classic on Monday, December 5. Our goal for the Silent Auction is to raise $15,000. So many children, adults, and families with mental health issues need our help! Please donate a product or service!
Changing Lives … One Tree, One Donation, One Volunteer at a Time
Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon work hard to meet the mental and behavioral challenges of people within our community. These agencies were established to help meet these challenges. Through the support of the community, they are able to carry out their important work. The contributions raised by Rogue Winterfest are used to help fund these vital nonprofit mental health organizations.
Fundraising events such as Rogue Winterfest provide crucial support and services to our community. Please visit our website to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. We have many different levels and types of sponsorships ranging from a $400 Small Tree Sponsor to a $10,000 Platinum Sponsor.
Culinary Preparation & Service Sponsor
Meal Sponsor & Product Donation
Grants Pass Fred Meyer
Entrée & Appetizer
Provided by Pacific Seafood
Wine & Beverage Sponsors
Oysters on the Half Shell with Sliced Lemon & Champagne Mignonette Sauce
Served Butler Style
Pacific Northwest Buffet
Roasted Beet, Orange, & Avocado Mixed with Organic Wild Greens and Tossed with Herb Citrus Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds
Dry Rub Tri-Tip Grilled with Garlic-Shallot Purée
Fresh Poached Steelhead with Cucumber Dill Sauce
Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash Seasoned with Sage, Tarragon, & Lemon Zest
Fingerling Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Rosemary
Homemade Breads with Herb Tarragon Butter
Assortment of Locally Made Delectable Sweets
Following the dinner and entertainment by Park Place Jazz, attention turns to Auctioneer Cris Caldwell. Let the bidding begin! Choose from one-of-a-kind holiday trees, creatively designed handmade art pieces, and even a Mexico Vacation Package (donated by Club Northwest). Oh, what a night! For a list of items, please visit the Gala Auction page at our website. The trees and art will be on display throughout the Festival.
Our Next E-Newsletter Will Spotlight …
- Culinary Christmas Classic, which features Southern Oregon’s best restaurants, wineries, and breweries; entertainment by the Ben Rice Band, Photo Booth, Living Statues … and our unique Silent Auction! Buy your tickets now for this incredible evening!
- Featured Sponsors
- Golden Social, which is designed around our friends over 55 years old. Includes appetizers, desserts, beverages, entertainment, and a viewing of trees and Evergreen Federal Bank’s Southern Oregon Adventure exhibits. Sponsored by Highland House and Royale Gardens. Limited seating. Make your reservations now!