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Tie Days RiverFest ‘11 in Shady Cove – June 18

Get Hooked on the Rogue in Shady Cove

Tie Days RiverFest 2011 - Father's Day Celebration in Shady Cove, Oregon

Tie Days RiverFest 2011 - Father's Day Celebration in Shady Cove, Oregon

Shady Cove, OR—Saturday, June 18, 2011— The third annual Tie Days RiverFest is celebrating Father’s Day with music, rafting, BBQ and just old-fashioned family fun. This year’s Tie Days RiverFest will take place Saturday, June 18, starting at 10:00 a.m. River Concert Bracelet holders park in designated Shady Cove locations and board an old-fashioned trolley that heads north for various Rogue River musical/dining venues. This year’s headline performer is Joni Harms of Canby, Oregon. A true country/western songwriter/performer, she has been a guest of the Grand Ole Opry, performed on the stage of NYC’s Carnegie Hall, and many blue grass festivals and round-ups.

Tie Days started as a celebration in Shady Cove for fathers and their families, enjoying fly-fishing and fly-tying demos, hot dog BBQ, local musicians, and live chainsaw carving. Fathers have been receiving the dreaded, yet cherished, neckties for generations, so neckties were adopted as the “signature” of Tie Days for Shady Cove’s annual event. Neckties adorn the outside of many downtown merchants during the event. What started as a fun opportunity for families to treat their dads will become an occasion for everyone to enjoy a variety of music from several Oregon musicians. Floating from one musical river venue to another via a rented raft or a floating device of choice is the novelty thrown into the entertainment equation this year.

Tie Days RiverFest is a special and unique adventure for the entire family to enjoy river excitement, great food and musical fun together. Add to that the natural splendor of the Rogue River, not only being able to enjoy it from on-the-river venues, but actually experience the gentle rapids when rafting, observe the local wildlife and scenery; the total being a fantastic outdoor family experience at a reasonable price. Shady Cove merchants: restaurateurs, retailers, hotels/motels, and rafting companies will be putting on their best “tie” to showcase their town and bring added attention to the town itself and the other events it sponsors.

A local vineyard is even joining in the event this year with wine tastings and sales. In addition to the great rafting rides, musical festivities, epicurean selections, and family-oriented activities, local lodging facilities are offering overnight event packages. A guided rafting trip for four donated by a Shady Cove rafting/fishing guide service, which includes lunch on the river, will be raffled off. All raffle proceeds from donated items to the Tie Days RiverFest will go to help support the local Boys and Girls Club of Shady Cove. A majority of the net proceeds from the event will be directed to a yet-to-be-decided Upper Rogue community development project. Many volunteers from the Upper Rogue area as well as the Rogue Valley are involved in making this event possible.

Event tickets will be limited to 1,000 headliner concert bracelets. Parking for the event is open at 10:00 a.m. with ground transportation optional. This transport system will be available all day until 5:00 p.m. with pick-ups at designated stops available on an as-needed basis.

Shady Cove being the gateway to the Crater Lake National Park, traffic along and through Highway 62 will be considerable. Several communities, with their own amenities, are located within a short driving distance: Medford, 22 miles; Ashland, 34 miles; Jacksonville, 25 miles; Eagle Point,10 miles; Grants Pass, 39 miles; Gold Hill, 21 miles; Rogue River, 30 miles, Prospect, 24 miles; Butte Falls, 21 miles. Benefits to these bordering communities are far reaching.

Numerous wineries are within close proximity to Shady Cove: Crater Lake Cellars, Del Rio Vineyards, Agate Ridge Vineyards, as well as over 50 wineries in the Applegate and Rogue Valleys. The Rogue Valley also boasts several award-winning golf courses. Other recreational opportunities include Lake of the Woods, Lost Creek, Diamond, Howard Prairie, Hyatt, Fish, Willow, Lamolla, Emigrant, Applegate, and Agate Lakes. The Rogue River National Forest offers a great deal of breathtaking hiking trails, amazing campgrounds, and many fishing streams and creeks. The Rogue River’s Spring Salmon fishing season runs from April to July; the Rogue being one of the world’s top fly-fishing rivers.


“…I fell in love with the dense forest of old-growth trees and beautiful waterfalls around the Upper Rogue. As a painter of portraits, I couldn’t ask for a more diverse mix of folks…all are as colorful as our seasons and as warm as our summers.” – Cheryl Magellen, local artist.


“…Shady Cove is one of the true ‘gems’ of Southern Oregon…a small town, friendly people, outdoor activities…what more could you want.” – E. Mayer, resident.


“…the numerous parks make it Everybody’s river…whether it’s summer rafting, people watching, bird watching, fishing, hiking or just staring at the river, we LOVE it here and are extremely glad to be here, in Southern Oregon…in Shady Cove.” – D. Voss, resident.


Come float the Rogue for some good, clean fun…you might get hooked and never leave!!

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