Out and About: August 21 – 24

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There are a lot of activities this weekend, one of the last before school and sports resume.

If treasure hunting is your game head out to the 6th Annual Tie Days Swap Meet. Several vendors are setting up at Shady Kate’s Boutique on Highway 62 in Shady Cove to offer deals on their antiques, art, crafts, and collectibles.

The event is free and comes with a day of music, beer and wine tasting, BBQ, a water slide, and face painting. It runs from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.


One of Southern Oregon’s largest music festivals and educational Hemp Expo will kick off for three straight days.

Starting Friday speakers, advocates, two stages of concerts, and vendors will be featured at the 5th annual hemp expo. It’s located in Grants Pass off Highway 238 near Williams highway.

Tickets are $25 for the day Friday and Saturday $20 on Sunday and if you want to camp out for the weekend, tickets are $75.


On Sunday, you can get an up-close and hands on look at alpacas.

“Andresen Acres Alpacas” is hosting an open house at their ranch in eagle point on Linn Road, to the northwest of Walmart. It’s open from 11am to 5pm.

The small family ranch has more than 20 alpacas. Tours will be offered with lots to learn about the animals as well as special alpaca merchandise from socks and scarves to yarn and other gifts.

The event is free and open to anyone.


The 12th Annual World of Wine Festival is ongoing in Jacksonville at Bighmam Knoll.

More than 200 wines from 50 Southern Oregon wineries are being poured for participants to taste. Friday afternoon you can catch a seminar and Saturday is the grand tasting and silent auction.

All the money from the event will benefit Asante and the Children’s Miracle Network.


The very first BBQ and bluegrass festival will kick off at Lake of the Woods on Saturday. Music will play all day both Saturday and Sunday at Lake of the Woods resort.

Bands will start playing at 2pm. The BBQ dinner begins at 4pm.