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Out & About: Children’s Festival

Out & AboutJacksonville Children’s Festival

The 47th Annual Children’s Festival is taking over the Britt grounds this weekend in Jacksonville.

Presented by the storytelling guild, this three day celebration of the child in all of us has something for kids of all ages. There are over 35 hands-on art, craft, science projects, and of course, don’t forget to feed the litter-eating dragons, rosabelle and pebbles!

Older children will enjoy candle making, pottery and wood working, while younger children will have a chance to make their own puppet, sand and easel art, and have faces painted. The children’s festival runs Saturday through Monday. Admission is three dollars per person.

Paddington Station’s Anniversary

A long-time resident of downtown Ashland is celebrating a milestone birthday. Paddington Station is turning 40 and they are inviting the community to a party to celebrate.

The celebration will take place behind the main store on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The party is so big, a section of the alley will be closed off for the event. Look for live music, food, games, activities, savings and photos with Paddington Bear. There will also be a “40 items for 40 percent off” sale running through the end of July. All festivities are free to the public.

Music at Josephine County Fairgrounds

On Sunday, head out to the Josephine County Fairgrounds for music and fun for the entire family. The music fest features appearances by several Southern Oregon bands.

There will also be activities for kids including a bounce house and of course a variety of food to enjoy. The music fest is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults are ten dollars, seniors and students are eight dollars, kids 12 and under are free. You can also pick up a family pass for 28 dollars.

Jackson County Fair

It’s only a few more days until the Jackson County Fair. This year’s fair is promising to be bigger and better than ever with more free shows, better prizes, and wilder carnival rides.

All of this year’s shows on the fairgrounds are free of charge, including fair classics like walk on the wild side and a fresh line-up of local bands and high school talents on the showcase stage.

The Jackson County Fair runs Tuesday, July 16 through the 21st. Admission is ten dollars.