Out & About: OSF 2015 Season Begins

There are signs that spring is in the air. Not only because of the sunnier days…but the annual events rolling out. Oregon Shakespeare Festival This weekend the curtain rises on the 2015 season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! Once again the theatre company promises to bring big shows to its three stages. The very first … Continue reading »

Ultimate Bridal Show Draws Crowd

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — It’s wedding season and many brides-to-be were at the ultimate bridal show at the Jackson County Expo. They had more than 50 local wedding professionals, from DJ’s to photographers to event hosts. They also introduced a new perk called VIP brides. Those lucky VIP’s got a better chance at getting open … Continue reading »

New Canine for Sheriff’s Department

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new canine unit thanks to a donation from the Southern Oregon Kennel Club. On Saturday, the club hosted an annual dog show at the Jackson County Expo center, during which they presented the department with a check for $10,000. The check will help … Continue reading »

Gardeners Beat the Rain

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — About 6,000 people attended the OSU Master Gardener’s Spring Fair this weekend. About 120 vendors filled the Compton Arena at the Jackson County Expo. Funds from the event will go to help pay staff, pay for scholarships and other future master gardener events. Organizers of this weekend’s fair were hoping to … Continue reading »

Out & About: Brewfest and Third Friday

Harvest Festival and Brewfest at the Jackson County Fairgrounds This weekend the Jackson County Fairgrounds is coming alive with a celebration of harvest time! The 2013 Harvest Festival features food, drink, music and lots of old-fashioned fun for the whole family and it’s the home of the biggest and best Brewfest of the year. This … Continue reading »

High Heat Hurts County Fair Attendance

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Officials at the Jackson County Fair say attendance is likely down this year compared to last. Although the final tally isn’t done, they say the hot weather brought afternoon crowds down by about 10%. That was partially made up for by successful evening events, which saw an estimated 5% bump in … Continue reading »

Circus Proceeds will Benefit Local Club

SOUTHERN OREGON — The Jordan World Circus is in town at different locations throughout Southern Oregon this weekend and early next week. It’s spending its second and final day at the Josephine County Fairgrounds before moving to the Jackson County Expo this weekend. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the … Continue reading »

Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The fishing lines are reeling, the jungle cats are performing, and thousands of people are learning about outdoor recreation. It’s all part of NewsWatch 12’s Jackson County Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Recreation Show. More than a hundred vendors are at the Expo in Central Point. There is something for everyone from fishing … Continue reading »

What’s New at the Outdoors Show

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — From wild cats to high tech hunting gear, NewsWatch 12’s Jackson County Sportsmen’s and Outdoor Recreation Show is giving people a chance to see it all first hand. The 3-month-old tigers featured at the Outdoors Show won’t be this small and adorable for long. By seven months, they weigh close to … Continue reading »

Cowboy Dressage Event Wraps Up

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A three day cowboy dressage event at the Jackson County Expo in Central Point came to a close on Sunday. Western States Cowboy Dressage event organizers say western tradition and classical riding are combined to form cowboy dressage. Officials say people came from as far away as Texas to participate in … Continue reading »

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