As summer winds down, La Grande is chockablock with things to do this weekend and beyond. Start out your Saturday with a visit to the Farmer’s Market at Max Square, open from 9 AM to noon. The harvest season is in full swing, so there is so much on offer, you might need a small cart to get it all home!
For those folks who are in a toe-tapping frame of mind, the second annual Eastern Oregon Country Music Festival has expanded to two nights—August 26th and 27th. The music begins at 6:00 PM each day at the Union County Fair Grounds. For information, ticket prices, and musical lineup, please visit the festival website at eocountrymusicfest.com. This year’s festival also features a Semi-Truck show, which is free with the purchase of a concert ticket.
Prior to the music, the Blue Mountain Ranch Rodeo is taking place both days at Maverick’s Riding Club, right next to the fairgrounds. For participant and attendee information, please call 541-379-0675.
For even more music, on Saturday, August 26th, starting at 7:30 PM, Side A at 1219 Washington, is hosting Wes Youssi & the Country Champs. This Oregon-based band plays original country compositions and guarantee an evening of upbeat entertainment. Check out their sound and style at their website (wesyoussimusic.com) and then head over to Side A!
Starting on September 1st, “Sip, Shop, Repeat, Local,” sponsored by the Union County Chamber of Commerce, will be returning to Downtown La Grande. For this event, shops stay open late on the first Thursday of every month. Participants start by purchasing a commemorative tumbler for $10 at the Chamber office (207 Depot) from 4 to 7 PM. The tumbler acts as a coupon for at least 25 businesses, with the walk taking place from 5 to 8 PM. For more information, please call the Union County Chamber of Commerce at 541-963-8588.
Have a great weekend!
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