mark your calendars for our Two-day event in 2018!
SATURDAY APRIL 28TH
9 am - 9 pm
SUNDAY april 29th
welcome friends, old & new!
Be sure to visit us
2018 Entertainment Schedule
SATURDAY ~ April 28th
9-11 Celtic playlist
11:00 JenUwin -Wimer Stage
12:00 Around the Hearth - Elk Mountain Stage
1:00 Shiviti Dance - Wimer Stage
1:30 River Parade- Coyote Rising (meet at 1:15)
1:50 Southern Oregon Bagpipe Band - Elk Mountain Stage
2:50 Shiviti Dance Company- Elk Mountain Stage
3:15 Beard and Costume Contest- Elk Mountain Stage
3:30 Alder Street - Wimer Stage
4:30 Baby Gramps - Elk Mountain Stage
5:30 John Dough Boys - Wimer Stage
6:45 Bonfire Lighting Ceremony
7:00 Absinthe Rose - Wimer Stage
8:00 Rogue City Flow Arts Fire Dancing
Sunday ~ April 29th
10:00 Earl the Bard - Elk Mountain Stage
10:45 Lumina’s Heart - Wimer Stage
11:45 Shiviti Dance Company -Elk Mountain Stage
12:15 Parade -Coyote Rising (meet at noon)
12:30 May Pole Dance
12:30 Sequoia - Elk Mountain Stage
1:30 Shiviti Dance - Wimer Stage
2:00 Acoustic Folly - Elk Mountain Stage
3:00 Southern Oregon Bagpipe Band - Wimer Stage
4:00 Blender - Wimer Stage
PLUS - Join Princess Zev Books for Kids throughout the day for super fun storytelling adventures!
the rogue river junior/senior high school music program
HEAVY ATHLETICS & EDGED WEAPONS CONTESTS FOR ADULTS & YOUTH
TUG O’ WAR & STONES
YOUTH & KIDS ACTIVITIES
FOOD & MORE!
GENERAL ADMISSION 2018
TWO DAY PASS: ADULTS $15 YOUTH $8
day pass: ADULTS $10 YOUTH $5
(KIDS 10 & UNDER FREE)
8205 E. EVANS CREEK RD. ROGUE RIVER OREGON 97537
There’s not many festivals where you can watch a cob earth oven-building demo alongside a female roller derby scrimmage. Walk twenty yards and see medieval combat skills in action, an edged weapons competition, and horseback gymnastics known as vaulting.
Wander through the artisan's Village and around the colorful twenty-foot May Pole, an ancient spring tradition from cultures around the world, to the front field where strong men and women are competing in Scottish Heavy Athletics, throwing stones and hurling stripped trees.
A bluegrass band takes the stage and aerial silk performers are on deck, beside you are giant dancing puppets of trees, birds, and dragons.
Welcome to the Elk Mountain Highland Games & May Day Festival, an eclectic event that pulls the past into the present.
Our festival aims to bring together the elements that make southern Oregon unique, adding elements of the celtic highland culture & modern skills, as well as celebrating the return of spring.
Join us for a family friendly event you’ll remember. It will be the most fun you'll have all year!
there’s more than just things to see; there are things to do and experience for all ages!
If you'd like to help sponsor this event, please see our "donate" button at the top of the page or e-mail us! firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is a benefit for the Evans Valley Education & Community Center, a rural community center focused on enrichment for all ages. The funds from this event will go towards maintaining our property and making repairs on our buildings so that we can realize our community’s plans for an amphitheater, commercial kitchen, community garden, museum, library, event halls and more.
Built in 1923, our 28-acre facility was used as a public school from 1923-2010, when it was closed by the local school district.
Dedicated community members petitioned the school board under an Oregon statute to return the property to the community of Wimer (a small town 8 miles north of Rogue River).
Evans Valley Community Association, a 501c3 under the Oregon PTA Congress, obtained ownership of the facility in December 2012 and community efforts are bringing the old school back to life.
We hope you will join us in our community center efforts and spring celebration!
DIRECTIONS FROM INTERSTATE 5
1. Take Exit 48 (City of Rogue River) and head north towards the town.
2. After crossing the railroad tracks turn left on to Pine Street. You will come to a 4-way stop sign, continue straight on Pine Street
(note: Pine St. turns into E. Evans Creek Rd.). You are 8 miles from the Festival!
3. Travel north into the beautiful Evans Valley and we will see you shortly! Destination: 8205 East Evans Creek Rd
FESTIVAL PARKING IS 1/4 MILE BEFORE THE EVENT. DON'T WORRY, WE HAVE A SHUTTLE!
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel: Best Western, Rogue River (541) 582-2200
Camping: Valley of the Rogue State Park (800) 452-5867