Do you know what a Pacific Lamprey is? Have you ever had your picture taken with Smokey the Bear? If you answered ‘no’ to either of those questions, you clearly need to mark your calendar for the Festival on the Rogue 2019. Shady Cove will come to life on Saturday, June 8, as the summer-time event kicks off. In partnership with the Rogue River Watershed Council, the city of Shady Cove will be hosting the family-friendly occasion at its Upper Rogue River Regional Park, beginning at 10am and lasting until 4pm. It will be your chance to learn more about the natural and recreational opportunities on the river, and how to preserve them for the generations to come.
In addition, the Festival on the Rogue will feature raffles for prizes, including free raft-trips. As advertised by the festival’s coordinators, there will be educational exhibits for young and old, artisan booths, food vendors, crafts, a twenty-five foot inflatable salmon storytelling tent, large aquariums holding salmon and steelhead, and of course, a visit from Smokey the Bear. Home to over 3,100 people, Shady Cove is the gateway to the deepest lake in the United States. Flanked by the Rogue River, the scenic city can’t be missed, but especially not in the spring and summer. Make the Festival on the Rogue an excuse to get out and see what the area has to offer. All parking and admission are free, and additional activities will be hosted outside of the park.
And if you’re still wondering about the Pacific Lamprey, indulge your curiosity on June 8 and pay a visit to Shady Cove to see if you can spot one of these unusual fish swimming through our beautiful Rogue River.
Thanks to the newest addition to our SOREDI team, our SOU intern, Abigail Skelton, we will continue to feature some of the popular attractions located in our Southern Oregon communities. We consider each one of our towns and cities to be “jewels in the crown” that makes up Southern Oregon. If you have a story idea sparked by an inspiring local attraction, please e-mail our Communications Manager, Codi Spodnik and maybe Abigail will be giving you a call to follow up. If you are a SOREDI Member and you have some great news, please e-mail it to Codi so we can share it in our newsletter.
Oregon Secretary of State (2019). “Incorporated Cities: Shady Cove.” Oregon Blue Book. Website: https://sos.oregon.gov/blue-book/Pages/local/cities/s-y/shady-cove.aspx