Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Chowder, Blues and Brews!

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 12th Annual Fall Festival with award winning chowder offered from all along the coast of Oregon, the finest blues music that Oregon has to offer and microbrews from some of the best breweries in the northwest! The festival is set for September 21, 22, & 23, a time of the year where we can expect the most beautiful weather one can imagine on the Central Oregon Coast. Each year, Chowder, Blues & Brews has drawn visitors from the south and central coastal area as well as from the Willamette Valley.

Beginning on Friday afternoon, the Florence Events Center will be rocking with "musical delights" performed by the great blues artists of the Western Oregon area.

VIP tickets are $20 good for all three days of the festival and you get a collector pint glass. Friday only is $7.00, Saturday only is $10.00 and Sunday only is $6.00.

Saturday will highlight the seventh year of the Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cook-Off where festival goers will have a chance to taste the best chowder the Oregon Coast has to offer from communities extending from Astoria to Brookings. The event will also have delicacies from some 20 food vendors and microbrews from 5 of Oregon's best microbreweries.

The Oregon Coast Professional Chowder Cook-Off People’s Choice tasting starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday and goes until the chowder is gone. For more information contact the Florence Area Chamber at 541-997-3128 or the Event Center at 997-1994.

Mark this weekend as a must, for along with the Chowder, Blues & Brews, Florence will feature its annual Tour of Homes sponsored by the Florence Home Builders Association on Saturday and Sunday. The Habitat for Humanity's annual beach walk will also be on Saturday, September 22nd.

For more information visit the website.

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