Josephine Fairgrounds Host Music Fest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Josephine County Fairgrounds hosted its second annual Music Fest Sunday. The Music Fest started at 11:00 Sunday morning and continued until 7:00 at night. Organizers say eight different bands showed up to play, and they’re hoping for a final count of around a thousand attendees in total. This is the … Continue reading »

New Ownership at Grants Pass Downs

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Grants Pass Downs is off and running, continuing a Josephine County tradition that dates as far back as the 1920’s, but two lackluster seasons left Southern Oregon race fans wondering whether the show would go on. The downhill trend started in 2011 when the county ran the race tracks, but … Continue reading »

Out & About: Cops & Rodders

MEDFORD, Ore. — This month’s third Friday event in downtown Medford is tuning up for a celebration of music, dance and shopping. The Diamonds and Denim Band will be in Vogel Plaza from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. sending up the sounds of blues, classic rock, country and more. You can also get into the swing … Continue reading »

New Farmer’s Market in Josephine Co.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It’s the first event of its kind for the Josephine County Fairgrounds. Officials hope the new weekly farmer’s market will bring in new money. 35 vendors set up inside a fairgrounds building for the first Farmers and Crafters Market on Thursday. It’s one of many new events that can be seen … 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 »

Big Rescue For Mini Horses

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Hundreds of people from as far away as Canada came to the Josephine County Fair Grounds to bid on more than 150 miniature horses rescued from a farm in Cave Junction earlier this fall. “It works out, it is as much a rescue as an auction,” said Marty Knowles who drove … Continue reading »

New Josephine Co. Fairgrounds Manager

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Josephine County has hired a temporary fairgrounds manager, following last week’s sudden resignation of Manager Wes Brown. On Wednesday, commissioners formally approved the hiring of former Fair Board Member Mary Groves to run the fairgrounds until a permanent replacement can be found. Groves resigned from the fair board before her new … Continue reading »

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