Businesses Impacted by Pear Blossom

MEDFORD, Ore. — The annual Pear Blossom Festival was a huge success this year, and that success is rubbing off on downtown businesses as well. Some local businesses like Downtown Grounds Coffee Shop on Central Avenue chose to stay open during the parade because the Pear Blossom Festival brings in good revenue. One manager at … Continue reading »

30,000+ Attend Pear Blossom Parade

MEDFORD, Ore. — Nearly 30,000 people lined the streets downtown Medford for the Pear Blossom Parade.  The parade took place early Saturday afternoon. More than 150 floats drove through the streets of Medford.  Some handed out candy, while others handed out information.  People started arriving to mark their spot for the parade hours before it … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Breaks Records

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 61st annual Pear Blossom Festival is being deemed a success.  Festival directors said this year they had more vendors and visitors than ever before. The parade brought in roughly 30,000 people, and anywhere between 15,000 to 18,000 festival goers visited the street fair. More than 100 vendors set up their booths … Continue reading »

Maps of Pear Blossom Festival Closures

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 61st Annual Pear Blossom Festival is full of activities for all ages and all interests. The Annual Pear Blossom Run features a 5K event and a 10-mile event. There will also be “fun runs” covering shorter distances. Officials say 20 schools and 5,500 total runners usually participate. The Annual Pear Blossom Run begins … Continue reading »

Out & About: Pear Blossom Festival

MEDFORD, Ore. — It wouldn’t be springtime in Southern Oregon without the Pear Blossom Festival. The 61st annual event is full of activities for all ages and all interests. Friday, visit downtown Medford’s restaurants on the smudge pot stroll from 5:00 to 9:00. Several events span both Friday and Saturday, including the pear-a-fare, the street fare, … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Kicks Off

MEDFORD, Ore. — The 2013 Pear Blossom Festival activities kicked off this afternoon. The Smudge Pot Stroll and Pear A Fare are just getting started and it’s been a long day already for the vendors at the street fair. They’ve been setting up since early Friday morning. Shoppers at the fair can find everything from … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

Out & About: Pear Blossom Festival

Start with a high spirited woman, throw in a group of adorable kids, some nuns and a Nazi invasion and you’ve got the world’s most beloved musical. It is, of course, “The Sound of Music.” This award winning musical is currently on the stage of the Camelot Theatre in Talent. The high-energy cast brings to life the … Continue reading »

Pear Blossom Festival Approaches

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Pear Blossom Festival is just three and a half weeks away, and all of the plans for the parade, street fair, and running events are being finalized. Today, the YMCA announced this year’s winner of the Pear Blossom Festival Mayor’s Cup fun run t-shirt design contest. The winning design was submitted … Continue reading »