Elk mountain highland games is postponed until further notice, while the community association executes necessary upgrades required to secure the proper permitting from Jackson County. Thank you for your patience while we navigate this challenge.
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HEAVY ATHLETICS & EDGED WEAPONS CONTESTS FOR ADULTS & YOUTH
TUG O’ WAR
YOUTH & KIDS ACTIVITIEs
FOOD & MORE!
day pass: ADULTS $10 YOUTH $5
(KIDS 5 & UNDER FREE)
eVANS VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
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 aroller derby scrimmage. Walk twenty yards and see medieval combat skills in action, an edged weapons competition, and horseback 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! email@example.com
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