December 1, 2012

Rogue Winterfest Opens Thursday Night!

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary!


THIS THURSDAY MARKS THE OPENING OF ROGUE WINTERFEST! We invite you to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Visit our website at to learn more about this beautiful five-day Festival.

“We want to send a special thank-you to our many volunteers, sponsors, designers, artists, and culinary partners who have put in long hours helping to create the most entertaining, beautiful, and successful Festival in history.”

—Sue Price, Event Planner, and Gigi Ashley, Event Coordinator


Five Days … Four Great Events!

Gala Event and Grand Tree & Art Auction

Only 4 tables left to sell!

Thursday, December 6

The Golden Social (new event: a private viewing for 55+ only)

1:00 pm viewing still available!

Friday, December 7

Holiday Weekend Event

Tickets only sold at the door.

Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9

Culinary Christmas Classic and Silent Auction

Almost sold out!

Monday, December 10

Join us for Josephine County’s largest and most incredible holiday Festival.  Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel has created an incredible venue for us to use during the Rogue Winterfest. The staff and atmosphere, including Evergreen Federal Bank’s 3D Christmas on Mars Display, is OUT OF THIS WORLD! All events are held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel, 2101 NE Spalding in Grants Pass.

Fundraising Efforts

Rogue Winterfest is a beautiful five-day Festival held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel in Grants Pass, Oregon. Proceeds will help thousands of children, adults, teens, and families in need of mental health services at Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon.

Funds for these nonprofit agencies are raised through sponsorships, admission sales, Silent Auction bids, and the Gala Auction of 25 beautifully decorated trees and Southern-Oregon–themed art displays designed by local artists.

Please make a difference and be a part of this year’s 10th Anniversary Rogue Winterfest Celebration!

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The ROGUE WINTERFEST Kicks off with the Amazing Gala Event & Grand Auction

Gala Event and Holiday Auction – Opening Night

Thursday, December 6, 2012

6:00 to 7:30 pm Dinner and Entertainment by Dos Gardenias

7:30 to 9:30 pm Live Auction

$75 per person or $500 per table of 8. Advance tickets required.

WHAT A NIGHT! Tonight is our proudest moment and will feature a catered Oregon Bounty Feast by Taprock Northwest Grill prepared by Chef Dennis Hanson and his staff, live entertainment by Dos Gardenias (music sponsored by The Bank of the Cascades), Southern Oregon wines and brews (see below), and the grand holiday tree and art auction. This year, the auction will feature 8 Southern Oregon art pieces (photography, hand-crafted wood creations, oil paintings, steel etching, and creative sculptures; 25 beautifully adorned trees, including gifts underneath; 2 one-of-a-kind wreaths; and a Mexico Vacation. Bid on items for your home, office, or favorite charity.  What a GREAT night! Let the bidding begin. For a list auction items, please click here.

Taprock Northwest Grill continues to be a prominent supporter of the Gala Event and Auction. Thank you, Taprock Northwest Grill, for your continued support.


Chicken Marsala topped with Fresh Oregon Mushrooms

Rosemary Crusted Northwest Beef

Klamath Mashed Potatoes with

Herb Seasoned Tarragon Butter

Fresh Mixed Local Winter Vegetables

Warm Baked Breads

Wild Greens by Fresh Express with

Rogue Creamery Bleu Cheese, Candied Walnuts,

Harry and David Pears mixed with

Rising Sun Farms Fig Balsamic Dressing

Cinnamon Apple & Oregon Cranberry Crumble

Please join us in thanking our product sponsors: Fresh Express, Harry & David, Rising Sun Farms, and Rogue Creamery.

Tonight we are proud to only serve Oregon Wines. Your beverages tonight have been  sponsored by Bridgeview Vineyards,  Dancin’ Vineyards,  Rosella’s Vineyard, Schmidt Family Vineyards, Troon Vineyard, Valley View Winery, Wooldridge Creek Winery, Wild River Brewing, Albertsons, and the Boards of Directors at Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon.

Please join us in thanking Platinum Sponsor Evergreen Federal Bank; Diamond Sponsor Taprock Northwest Grill; Gold Sponsors Cauble & Cauble Attorneys at Law, Michaels & Michaels CreativeHighland House, and Royale Gardens.


Evergreen Federal Bank, 969 SE 6th St., Grants Pass (Monday–Friday, 9–5 pm)

OR you can purchase tickets online at the Tickets section of our website.

For more information on Rogue Winterfest or to learn how you can get involved, please visit our website at or contact Event Planner Sue Price ( / 541.890.5472) or Event Coordinator Gigi Ashley ( / 541.660.3430).

Please make a difference in our community and be a part of this year’s 10th Anniversary Rogue Winterfest Celebration!

With warm appreciation and gratitude,

THANK YOU on behalf of Family SolutionsKairos, and Options for Southern Oregon!

Please Get Involved!

To find out how you can get involved, please visit or contact:

Sue Price, | 541-890-5472

Gigi Ashley, | 541-660-3430