Our Friday edition has news of the day, and entertainment happenings with Mary Louise VanNatta… we close out with Mitche Graf, President of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
Around the Mid-Valley with Mary Louise VanNatta recommends: – August
Sat/Sun August 3-4, 2019 – 7:00am to 6:00pm
The Great Oregon Steam-Up is the largest event at Powerland Heritage Park during the year and it involves all of the museums and many other participants. One of the unique aspects of the event is that most of the equipment is operating. Train rides, steam saw-milling, tractor pulling, flour milling and much more. $15.
Powerland Heritage Park, 3995 Brooklake Rd. NE, Salem, OR 97303 503-393-2424
August 16 5pm-10 pm 21 and over
Over 20 wineries/breweries and best of the local chefs
Stroll among the lush summer garden as you savor provocative pairings of some of Oregon’s premier chefs, winemakers, distillers, and brew masters. Conclude your amazing evening with an energetic performance by Five Guys Named Moe. This event is brought to you by the Oregon State Fair Foundation, a registered non-profit organization.
Builders, Exhibitors, Speakers, Workshops, Simple Living Marketplace, Music, Food & Fun! Featuring: Alexis Stephens & Christian Parsons.
Alexis and Christian, the cofounders of Tiny House Expedition are filmmakers, DIY tiny house dwellers, and advocates. They are inspiring others to redefine home and rethink housing. Their work includes the acclaimed educational docu-series, Living Tiny Legally. Humbly, the world’s most traveled tiny house on wheels, Alexis and Christian have traveled over 54,000 miles across North America.
Polk County Fairgrounds, S. 520 Pacific Hwy. W., Rickreall, OR 97371
Renee McLaughlin will be on Newsmakers August 6.
Oregon State Fair
August 23-Sept 2
You wouldn’t believe how many new and different attractions we’re working on to make the Oregon State Fair more fun than ever. Some of us get goose bumps just thinking about it! Because the fact is, you just can’t beat this fine fair when it comes to end-of-the summer fun. Come see for yourself! Tickets are $6-$8. #findyourfun
Here’s your chance to save 25% on adult admission tickets to the 2019 Oregon State Fair. Normally $8 at the gate, the Fair’s advance, discount adult admission is just $6. Plus, you save $1 on child admission tickets during this pre-sale.
- Adult Admission $8 ($6 pre-sale)
- Child Admission $6 ($5 pre-sale)
- Senior Admission $1 ($1 pre-sale)
Adult = 12 and over, Child = 6 through 11 (Five and younger get in free), Senior = 65 or better
Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 17th Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
Saturday, August 24, 2019 – 8:00pm
An adventure into the criminal underworld, as Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Movies start soon after dusk. Feel free to come early to enjoy the park and the pre-movie activities. Before each film, we show old cartoons, shorts, retro clips and trailers to entertain the audience until it is dark enough for the featured movie. Donations suggested.
Riverfront Park, 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 588-6211
Saturday, August 31, 2019 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. $59 – $125.
Elsinore Theatre, 170 High ST. SE, Salem, OR 97301, 503-375-3574