By Justin Aufdermauer
It’s a busy weekend coming up for the Chamber, and we couldn’t be more excited for both the Cork & Brew Tour on June 15th and the opening day of the Tillamook Farmers Market the next morning. I hope you’re planning to come out to one – or both – of these Chamber events.
There are still a handful of tickets for the Cork & Brew Tour if you haven’t gotten yours yet. Those are $45 and you must be 21 and over to participate in this event and present a valid ID at check in. We’ll have live music by Zuhg performing at The Pelican Bottling Warehouse on the corner of Front Street and Grove Avenue, brewery games and delicious food and beer on tap to get the night rolling. You’ll get your passport and instructions for heading out on the town to enjoy even more tastings from a variety of breweries and wineries paired with mouth watering foods prepared by local restaurants. Some favorites are coming back this year, and we’ve added some new brews to the lineup including Seaside Brewing Co., Public Coast in Cannon Beach and Wild Ride from Redmond. It’s always a fun way to discover a new favorite drink, or even visit a downtown business that you might not normally patronize.
Art Accelerated will be collecting completed passports and serving water and coffee at their newly-painted gallery on Third Street until 9:30 p.m. Each completed passport will be entered to win a grand prize.
And while there isn’t a Chamber-sponsored after party, Pacific Restaurant will have live music at their establishment i and Rogue Ales is doing a tap take over – just in case you don’t feel like calling it a night yet.
Then, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning the Tillamook Farmers Market opens for the season. While the Market has been a staple in downtown Tillamook for almost 20 years, this is our first year managing the operations of the Market and we think vendors and guests will be excited with our new energy. We hired River Veek as the Market Assistant, and he and Sayde will be rocking the headquarters that morning and greeting guests.
Many of our seasoned vendors are returning again this year, as well as some brand new vendors to offer a blend of fresh produce, unique jewelry, locally-produced honey, hand-made donuts, pottery, roasted nuts and so much more. We’ll have live music and a kids program offered through OSU Extension with fun activities for kids to participate in and get $2 vouchers to spend on fruits and vegetables.
There is something for everyone at the Tillamook Farmers Market, and it’s a great way to support local farmers and artisans.