Nuts and berries and meat pies, oh my.Byline: Mark Baker The Register-Guard
If this is the first weekend in August then it must be festival time. Time to get berry nutty, "rap" it up in Alton Baker Park Alton Baker Park is located in Eugene, Oregon, United States, near Autzen Stadium. It features duck ponds, bicycle trails, and a dog park, and directly touches the Ferry Street Bridge. and get your (Bobby Six) Crows in a row before heading to Junction City Junction City, city (1990 pop. 20,604), seat of Geary co., NE Kans., at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill rivers; inc. 1859. The rail, trade, and processing center of an agricultural and dairy area, it grew as the supply point for nearby Fort Riley, next week for your annual intake of aebelskivers and Swedish meat pies.
Here's a roundup of this weekend's festivals, followed by a snapshot of next weekend's Scandinavian Festival in, yah, Yunction City.
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"And have a nutty day."
Those are the parting words you hear when you call the Springfield Filbert Festival information line. After all, that's the point.
The festival - which kicked off Thursday and runs through Sunday in Island Park - began in 1989 as a way to celebrate and showcase this city, home to the nation's first commercial filbert orchard at Dorris Ranch. And this year you can look forward to some new attractions, including a $500-prize harmonica harmonica.
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In fact, it all kicked off Thursday evening with a free public concert by the Spring- field Community Band and the presentation of the Nut of the Year awards. (This year's recipients are Team Springfield - a consortium of the city of Springfield, the Springfield Utility Board, the Springfield School District and the Willamalane Park & Recreation District; and Danelle Ralston, president of the Filbert Festival Association.)
The festival has grown over the years. People come to experience the many tastes of the filbert - from roasted to chocolate-coated to filberts baked in pies.
The idea for the Art in the Garden display is to show off some of the top nurseries in the area, festival spokesman Tim Flowerday said. "So it's kind of a summer show for some of the gardens and nurseries," he said.
Daily admission to the festival is $3 for adults and $1 for youth ages 6 to 11. Children younger than 5 get in free.
The hours are from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. today, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Island Park is at 200 West B St., Springfield.
Very Berry Fest
If you didn't get enough of the Blackberry Jam in Lowell last weekend, then you get another chance Saturday and Sunday with the inaugural Very Berry Fest at the Community Free Space, off Highway 58 at Parkway Road in Pleasant Hill.
And if you just can't get motivated, then maybe these three words will help - blackberry jelly wrestling. That's right, there's enough leftover jam for competitors to find themselves in a "berry" sticky situation as they go at it in the Great Blackberry Jelly Wrestling Match.
After all, this festival is a benefit to raise funds for adequate safety gear for the wrestling programs at Pleasant Hill and Lowell high schools. All the bouts' winners will roll their purple-stained, jelly-blobbed bodies on fine art paper, which will then be auctioned off as, well, fine art. Or something like it.
Other attractions include the Berry Good Bargains Flea Mart & Craft Faire, the Berry Fabulous Kids' Treasure Hunt, local handmade crafts, art, collectibles and "gently used" trea- sures.
There also will be live music on the Very Berry Fest stage and fresh local produce.
The hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is free.
Saturday in Alton Baker Park, the Redemption Rocks! concert showcases the talents of Eugene's Christian music Christian music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding the Christian life, as well as (in terms of contemporary music) to give a Christian alternative to main stream secular music. scene with Feel Good Remedy, Fools Forgiven, Strong Medicine and rappers Incite and J. Philly.
People of all ages and faiths are welcome at the free show, which runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the 20/30 Something Group of the First Baptist Church First Baptist Church may refer to many churches: Canada
Feel Good Remedy is a local band, led by Matt Salinas Salinas, city, United States
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Fools Forgiven of Grants Pass plays straight-up, classic Jesus rock. The group members just finished an East Coast tour.
Strong Medicine is a local trio that plays heavy grunge grunge - /gruhnj/ 1. That which is grungy, or that which makes it so.
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Alton Baker Park is at 100 Day Island Road.
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Saturday and Sunday in Maurie Jacobs Park, local musician Bobby "Six Crows" Henderson and de Riggin Warriors present Rooster by de River, a two-day extravaganza honoring late local bluesman Gavin "Rooster" Fox with a whole chicken coop full of bands.
At 4:20 p.m. Saturday, Ingredients - with Carey Phelps, Bryan Wollen, Ian Finneran and Jon Pimm - kicks it off, followed by Mike McGuire & Logger Rhythm - featuring Tony Rae Anthony James Morell Rae AM was an Australian-born headmaster of a GPS School and chairman of the Headmasters' Conference of the Independent Schools of Australia. Early Life , Russ Witlach and Shawn Jackson. Sunflower Power plays at 7 p.m., followed by de Lancer Posse at 8:20 p.m.
On Sunday, the music begins at noon with the Healers, followed by Axel Ofla and de Renegade Roosters at 1:15 p.m. De Righteous Rebels come on at 2:30 p.m.
And then it's Henderson and his band at 3:30 p.m.; Pete D & de Diciples of de Rooster at 4:45 p.m.; Supe's Soldiers at 6 p.m.; and Two Leg Lucy at 7:15 p.m.
Admission each day is $6.
Forty-four years after it all began, the Scandinavian Festival begins Thursday - a four-day event that pays homage to the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.
New features this year at the festival include Wanda Kanten Hartfield playing a selection of Scandinavian music on a restored harmonium harmonium: see reed organ.
or reed organ
Free-reed keyboard instrument in which wind from a foot-operated bellows causes metal reeds to vibrate. Pitch is determined by the size of the reed; there are no pipes. ; Fossegrimen, a dance orchestra dedicated to performing the folk dance folk dance, primitive, tribal, or ethnic form of the dance, sometimes the survival of some ancient ceremony or festival. The term is used also to include characteristic national dances, country dances, and figure dances in costume to folk tunes. music of Norway Music based on traditional Norwegian form usually includes minor or modal scales (sometimes mixed with major scales), making a sober and haunting sound. Pure major key dance music forms also exist. and Sweden; and a booth to take photos of your friends after they dress up as Vikings - unless they already are.
The hours on opening day are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival takes place in downtown Junction City.
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Fools Forgiven is part of the Redemption Rocks! concert being staged Saturday in Alton Baker Park. Jerry and the StageHogs will close down the Springfield Filbert Festival on Saturday with a set starting at 9:30 p.m. on the Main Stage in Island Park.