J osephine County’s largest holiday festival, Rogue Winterfest is held at Evergreen Federal Bank’s Bear Hotel. Each year, this venue undergoes a spectacular transformation into a winter wonderland, bringing the community together to help support the Rogue Valley’s mental health organizations: Family Solutions, Kairos, and Options for Southern Oregon.
Rogue Winterfest kicks off with the popular Gala Event and Grand Auction, which features an exciting selection of creatively decorated trees and art. Following the Gala Event is the Golden Social for our senior community. Family activities take place during the Weekend Holiday Events, and the Culinary Christmas Classic brings the series of holiday events to a delicious close.
The Festival has raised over a million dollars for three mental health agencies in Southern Oregon. The generosity of our partners, sponsors, and other supporters has helped thousands of mentally and behaviorally at-risk children, teens, adults, and families. Rogue Winterfest is designed to bring our community and our mental health agencies together, increasing awareness of mental illness and the services available through these organizations.