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Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Fest

Event Date: 10/04/2014

October 4, Britt Performance Garden from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Day-long festival featuring smoked salmon, beer from Walkabout Brewery and wine from Adit Public House along with music by Don White, LEFT, Frankie Hernandez Band, and Fret Drifters.  Tickets $20.

German Heritage Week

Event Date: 09/22/2014 - 09/26/2014

Celebrate Jacksonville’s German Heritage with a week long schedule of special promotions and events leading up to Oktoberfest!

Applegate Valley Fall Uncorked

Event Date: 11/23/2014

Travel in the Victorian Era at Beekman House

Event Date: 09/13/2014

Whether by horseback, stagecoach, sailing or steam ship, railway or “horseless carriage” Americans were on the move during the second half of the 19th centrury!  View antique cars and learn about the rapid changes in transportation during that time period at Travel in the Victorian Age, the next in a series of Victorian themed events at the Beekman House in Jacksonville Oregon.

Peek Behind the Scenery with a Trolley Tour

Tour the historical sites of Jacksonville Oregon aboard a trolley with a guide in period costume.  Your guide will give information on the homes and commercial buildings and share the stories of the people behind them.

Britt Festivals Concert – Credence Clearwater Revisited

Event Date: 09/11/2014

Thursday, September 11 – 7:30 p.m.;  Available seating:  Lawn: $39; Child (1-12) Lawn: $29

Britt Classical Festival – Music Under the Stars

Event Date: 08/01/2014 - 08/17/2014

A professional orchestra of 90 musicians from all over the country comes together for three weeks for the Britt Classical Festival.  During the first three weeks every August enjoy world-class performances in the beautiful Britt Festival outdoor amphitheatre.

Beekman House “Closets and Cupboards” Living History Tour

Event Date: 09/13/2014

A living history “Closets and Cupboards” tour of the C.C. Beekman House – home to one of Souther Oregon’s most prominent pioneers.  The Beekman offspring are closing up the family home follow the death of their mother in 1932 – going through the closets and cupboards and reminiscing about “growing up Beekman” on this special tour.  Tours at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Reservations required.

Guided Cemetery Tours – Minorities of the Time – Sept. 13

Event Date: 09/13/2014

Gain interesting perspectives on Jacksonville’s history through interpretive tours of the Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.  Tour our the 2nd Saturday of the month, May – September, with each one highlighting a different topic.

Britt Festivals – Summer Long Concert Series Starts

Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 09/14/2014

The Northwest’s premiere outdoor concert series right here in Jacksonville. Running from June – October.

9th Annual “Meet the Pioneers”

Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014

One of Jacksonville’s most popular events, “Meet the Pioneers” is a special evening walking tour of the torch lit cemetery where you will be greeted by some of Jacksonville’s early residents.  Hear their fascinating stories of what life was like in the mid to late 1800′s and listen in on the town folks’  discussions of important topics and events of the day. Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11 – 4:00 – 7:30 pm Advance tickets required. 

Wine Tasting along the beautiful Applegate Valley Wine Trail

Jacksonville is the Gateway to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail featuring 20 wineries and breathtaking views all within a 25 mile drive.  Check out why the Applegate is known as the next big thing in wine!

2014 Oktoberfest

Event Date: 09/26/2014 - 09/28/2014

Fall is beautiful in the National Historic Landmark town of Jacksonville, OR.  And there is no better way to celebrate the new season than at the 6th annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Jacksonville Historic Society Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29th.

Experience Southern Oregon’s World of Wine Festival

Event Date: 08/20/2014 - 08/23/2014

World of Wine, August 20-23, 2014 is Southern Oregon’s premier wine showcase and has 60 wineries pouring this year! In additiona to the wine sensory classes during the week, 750+ people will attend the Grand Tasting celebrating this year’s professionally judged wine competition.  This year’s event is located in Jacksonville, Oregon at the Bigham Knoll, home of the historic 1908 Jacksonville Old School.

Wine Tasting Right in Town

For wine lovers, Southern Oregon’s burgeoning wine region is a great discovery.   Jacksonville is heart and soul of the entire wine region with six tasting rooms right in town.

Fishing the way it is meant to be

Bank fishing or fly fishing opportunities abound in the Rogue Valley.  Go our on your own or arrange for a guide to show you the best spots.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival – just next door

Just 20 minutes away is the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.  A professional repertory company that presents everything from the bard’s famous works to other classics to contemporary plays and musicals.  Plays run from February to November.  2013 Schedule

Glide through history on a Segway tour of Jacksonville

A Segway tour is perfect for both those new to Jacksonville and city veterans. The two hour “Glide Through History” tour takes you on an adventure through Nunan Square where you will see gorgeous Victorian-style homes, past the historic courthouse and jail, up the hill to Britt Gardens and through the historic Jacksonville Cemetery, where you can catch a spectacular view of the Rogue Valley.

20 MIles of Hiking Trails Right In Town – Woodland Trails

Stretching your legs and enjoying a little bit of nature and beautiful panoramic views are good excuses to discover Jacksonville’s Woodland Trails.  The Jacksonville Woodlands Historic Natural Park and Trail System has 15 outstanding all-weather hiking trails covering 18+ miles on preserved land that surrounds 70% of historic Jacksonville.  Hiking these trails during all seasons provides close-up perspectives of several different ecosystems, including the native plant arboretum.  There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.

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City-wide Yard Sale

Event Date: 09/11/2015 - 09/13/2015

Find bargains and treasures galore at Jacksonville’s Annual City-Wide Yard Sale September 5 – 7.  The event starts on Friday, September 7 with sales by residents and non-profits, and then runs through Sunday, September 9.