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Out & About: Labor Day Weekend

Out & AboutTaste of Harry & David, Medford

Some of the best in Southern Oregon food and wine will be available for tasting this holiday weekend. It’s happening Saturday and Sunday at the Harry & David Country Village.

Come sample some of Oregon’s best wine, beer, and cider and savor food selections from a variety of local vendors and the Annual Taste of Harry and David Event. Watch live cooking displays and enjoy live music from local musicians.

Admission is $20 but you can save $5 on admission when you bring 5 cans of food to donate to access. The Taste of Harry and David Event is Saturday and Sunday.

Man of La Mancha in Randall Theatre, Medford

Opening this weekend at Medford’s Randall Theatre, the “Man of La Mancha” takes to the stage on the ultimate quest to make the world a better place.

It’s the classic musical based on “the Adventures of Don Quixote”. The story is both entertaining and moving, and the musical score an inspiration as Don Quixote relates his personal credo in “the impossible dream”.

“Man of La Mancha” runs through September 15.

Ug, the Caveman Musical in Camelot Theatre, Talent

We don’t really know how the first play came to the stage but it just might have been something like this, as presented by the Camelot Theatre in “Ug, The Caveman Musical”

When Ug the Caveman decides to act out one of his many feats of bravery, the first dramatic performance is born. Soon, the entire tribe wants to get in on the act — and the result is a hilarious musical comedy, proving that even Neanderthal Theater may have had some modern-day challenges.

Ug, the Caveman Musical runs through September 22.

Ashland Rocks! Gem and Mineral Show

Ashland is rocking out with its Second Annual Gem and Mineral Show this Labor Day weekend.

Check out the new geode cracking machine, bid on cool rocks at the silent auction, plus all kids get a free rock. The Ashland Rocks Gem Show is Saturday and Sunday at Wesley Hall, behind the United Methodist Church on North Main Street in Ashland.

Adults are just 2 dollars and kids get in free.

Labor Day Weekend

It’s a Labor Day tradition once again at Touvelle State Park. The Southern Oregon Labor Day Picnic is Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring its first annual chili cook-off. Donations will be accepted, parking is 5 dollars.

You can also head up to Cave Junction for the Illinois Valley Labor Day Festival. The event runs Saturday through Monday at Jubilee Park. Look for tuff truck races, food, live entertainment and even a parade.