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Out & About: Pear Blossom Festival

MEDFORD, Ore. — This weekend is the annual Pear Blossom Festival. It is a day people from all over the valley have enjoyed since 1954. The annual run and parade will be complemented by pageants, street fairs, and of course food!

The festival kicks off on Friday with the smudge pot stroll, street fair and the popular pear-a-fare event. Then on Saturday morning, hundred of of runners will lace up their shoes for a full slate of pear blossom runs through the streets of Medford.

Then, take a seat for the Pear Blossom Parade that will weave it’s way through downtown starting at 11. The street fair and pear-a-fare will also continue through Saturday. Parking might take a little planning as several downtown Medford streets will be closed.

Take a trip with the Cat In The Hat on a magical journey through the stories of Doctor Seuss. The Crater High School Theater Department is presenting “Seussical The Musical”. It’s the show that brings together all the whimsy of the Dr. Seuss stories and many of his most beloved characters.

Horton, Gertrude McFuzz and the Butter Uppers and Downers also make appearances along the way. “Seussical The Musical” runs in the Crater Performing Arts Center this weekend and next. Tickets are seven dollars for students and seniors and twelve dollars for adults.

You can find everything you need to spruce up your home inside and out at the Spring Home Show. The Home Builders Association of Jackson County is bringing dozens of exhibitors together at the Jackson County Fairgrounds Compton Arena. The show runs today from noon to six, tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is 3 dollars at the door.