Out & About: Third Friday In Medford

A Southern Oregon theater is hoping that play-goers will cast their vote for a play with an election year flavor and the Heart of Medford Association is celebrated it’s Third Friday with a new look.

“The Best Man” Camelot Theatre

They are two very determined men battling for their party’s presidential nomination. It’s all playing out on the stage by the Camelot Theatre Company in Talent in their current production of tony award winning play “The Best Man”.

Ex-Secretary of State William Russell is a wit and a scholar with high principles but no integrity in the bedroom. Joseph Cantwell is a ruthless and hard-driving young man, who will let no scruples stand in the way of his ambitions. Both vie for the support of ex-president Art Hockstader, who is determined to have the final say in selecting his party’s candidate. “The Best Man” runs through October 28. Visit the Camelot website for ticket information.

Medford Third Friday Celebration

It’s a historic moment for the Heart of Medford Association that promises to add some sparkle to this month’s Third Friday festivities. Friday night, the Heart of Medford Association is unveiling their new identity to public.

Be in Vogel Plaza at 5 p.m. for the official ribbon cutting, then stay for the celebration that follows, including live music, a DJ, and laser light show. Many shops and restaurants will also be open late.

Potato Festival In Merrill

If you’re in the Klamath Basin this weekend, be sure to check out the 75th Annual Potato Festival in Merrill. Highway 39 will be lined with thousands of people for the 75th Annual Potato Festival Parade.

You can also enjoy a BBQ, and vendors selling everything from potato chip cookies to Irish sundaes to quilts. Old time fiddlers will also be on hand to provide background music. The potato festival runs on both Friday and Saturday.