We are looking forward to a warm summer evening in the park with wonderful music, great food, fabulous local beverages, interesting talks and tours, creative and inspiring vendors and community groups, and lots of fun for kids and families.
This event is presented by Wildcraft Cider Works, who will be featuring tastings of Pisgah Heritage Farmhouse Cider and the People's Plum Cider, as well as non-alcohol sparking apple juice. What a great way to celebrate Oregon Cider Week! Agrarian Ales will be supporting the event as well, featuring an IPA made with Seavey Heritage Hops. And we'll also be offering a selection of wines from Territorial Vineyard.
Food will be provided by B Heavenly Food Cart, and delicious desserts have been donated by Coconut Bliss and 100 Mile Bakery.
Music will be provided by 3 local acts: Edson Oliveira (brazilian guitar music), Side of Beets (a Sugar Beets Quartet), and Tyler Morin (singer-songwriter).
We'll have fun activities for the whole family! Brad's World Reptiles will have a live animal exhibit, featuring native and invasive species. Fairytale Faces will offer delightful facepainting for kids of all ages. And we'll have archery in the meadow along with lots of room to run and play. Bubbles, balls and hoops will be available for kids to play with in the meadow. This area will have some structured play and lots of free-play, so parents should plan to play along and supervise their kids.
We'll have talks and tours to teach about the cultural, and agricultural, and native history of the area. We'll have a talk about the Native People of the area with Kalapuya descendent David Lewis, a pollinator walk with August Jackson, a butterfly walk with Jim Mitchell, a Seavey family and barn heritage tour with Greg Hyde, and a tour of our Native Plant Nursery with our Nursery Manager Craig Wilson. And as well, Craig and our other knowledgable staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you pick out the perfect plants for your yard or garden at our Native Plant Sale in our Nursery!
Come and explore the historic North Bottomlands of Buford Park, nestled between the Coast Fork and the Middle Fork of the Willamette River. Join us for this new event and learn about the rich history and evolving landscape of the North end of the park!
Cost: $5 suggested donation for adults, free for kids under 12 and Friends Members.