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What’s Rogue Winterfest?

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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 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!

For a description of Rogue Winterfest events, please see details at the bottom of this newsletter or visit our website.

All events are held at:

Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel
2101 NE Spalding Avenue
Grants Pass, OR

Tickets Are on Sale Now!

Rogue Winterfest TicketsLast year, the Culinary Christmas Classic, Golden Social, and Gala & Grand Auction sold out! Don’t miss out … reserve your tickets now!

Order online or in person at Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass.

Rogue Winterfest 2015 Montage

Five Spectacular Days … Four Magical Events

Gala & Grand Auction

Thursday, December 1

Golden Social

Friday, December 2

Weekend Holiday Events

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4

Culinary Christmas Classic & Silent Auction

Monday, December 5

See description at the bottom of this email or visit for more details.

Decorate a Tree for Rogue Winterfest

A Special Thank-You to Our Major Sponsors

Evergreen Federal Bank
Taprock Northwest Grill
AllCare Health
Seven Feathers Casino Resort
The Home Depot
PrimaryHealth of Josephine County
Riverside Home Health Care
Lee Good Walling Family Trust
Caveman Fence
Fred Meyer
Highland House
Royale Gardens
Asante Three Rivers Medical Center
Asante Foundation

Rogue Winterfest Silent Auction

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!

Contact Mary Lynne DeRocher at or submit a Silent Auction Form to make your donation.

Family Solutions Girls Home Residents Placing Hands on Table in an Act of Solidarity and Support

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.

Rogue Winterfest Auctions

Gala & Grand Auction

We are honored to be serving a Pacific Northwest Bounty Dinner prepared by Taprock Northwest Grill with products sponsored by Fred Meyer and Pacific Seafood.

Pacific Northwest
Bounty Dinner

Culinary Preparation & Service Sponsor

Taprock Northwest Grill

Meal Sponsor & Product Donation

Grants Pass Fred Meyer

Entrée & Appetizer

Provided by Pacific Seafood

Wine & Beverage Sponsors

American Family Insurance (Shirley Roberts agency), Climate City Brewing, and various Southern Oregon Wineries


5:00–6:00 PM

Oysters on the Half Shell with Sliced Lemon & Champagne Mignonette Sauce

Served Butler Style

Pacific Northwest Buffet

6:00–7:00 pm


Roasted Beet, Orange, & Avocado Mixed with Organic Wild Greens and Tossed with Herb Citrus Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

Main Entrées

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

Park Place Jazz

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.

Rogue Winterfest Culinary Christmas Classic

Our Next E-Newsletter Will Spotlight …

Photos of Rogue Winterfest

For More Details

Visit our website or contact:

Event Planner Sue Price | 541.890.5472
Event Coordinator Gigi Ashley | 541.660.3430

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Gala and Grand Auction Table Setting

The Tangled Tinsel Tree Farm Truck

Tree Sponsorships Are Almost Sold Out!

We have had an overwhelming sponsorship participation this year! We are almost sold out of tree sponsorships but have plenty of other valuable sponsorships you may be interested in.

See our Ways to Help page for more information. Be a part of this amazing 5-day festival!

Santa Paws, Rogue Winterfest 2011 Tree

October Update

We are so fortunate to live and work in such a giving community. I would like to personally thank all of our generous sponsors, dedicated designers, creative artists, culinary artisans, exceptional entertainers, and devoted volunteers whose drive and creativity is the strength and power behind the Rogue Winterfest. The quality of this year’s decorators, designers, and artists is truly amazing. The 10th Annual Rogue Winterfest is really shaping up and proving to be the best ever … and it’s only October.


Wine Tree Apple with Yellow Bird Detail, Rogue Winterfest 2011

What You Did

Thanks to you, the 2011 Rogue Winterfest raised $54,000 for Family Solutions (formerly Family Friends), Kairos (formerly SOASTC), and Options for Southern Oregon, making the grand total of contributions over the years an extraordinary $350,000.

The generosity of our partners, supporters, and sponsors has helped thousands of mentally and behaviorally at-risk children, teens, adults, and families. Thank you for helping us raise awareness about mental illness and the services available in our community.

We look forward to another grand Festival in 2012. With your help, we have dreams of making an even bigger impact on the vulnerable children, teens, adults, and families in our community who most need your kind support.