Ocean Fest celebrates its 29th year in 2010 by adding live music, a Wine, Brew & BBQ Corral, Boat Show, and Coast Guard boat tours to already popular events including the Gem and Mineral show at the Reedsport Community Building and the Bayfront Bazaar on Beach Blvd. in Winchester Bay.
The famous “Bayfront Bazaar” boasts more than 75 vendors, with a bit of everything from attic treasures to cotton candy. This year, many new booths are coming with items such as tye-dye clothing, jewelry, metal art, handcrafted art and even games for kids. Bring your appetite for: corn on the cob, panini, shave ice, thai plates, bread bowl with chowder, fish and chips, bbq oysters, fudge, fry bread, a giant barbecue and much more. In addition, nearby Winchester Bay restaurants include Sportsmen’s famous Seafood BBQ, Bedrock’s Pizza, Griff’s, Crabby Cafe, and fresh seafood everywhere. The vendor area is open daily 10 -6.
At Phillip Boe Memorial Park (at the end of Bayfront Bazaar) the first-ever “Wine, Brew & BBQ Corral” serves up ribs, pork, sausages and chicken along with your favorite beverage. The park becomes a concert stage all three days with non-stop entertainment. On Friday at 12:30 the music starts with soft rock/folk duo Worn Out Frets, followed by Candy Apple Blue onstage 5 – 8, with their own brand of “yacht rock” 70s sounds. On Saturday, the music starts at 10 am with Worn Out Frets, followed at 1:30 by up-and-coming country star Taryn Cross, and culminating with a 5:30 – 8:30 show with Candy Apple Blue. On Sunday, Worn Out Frets start the day at 10, and the Vickie Stevens Blues Band wraps up the entertainment from 1 – 4.
The Gem and Mineral Show held at the Reedsport Community Building is open daily 10 – 4. Always an Ocean Fest favorite, the ‘rock show’ features stunning displays of rare finds along with great buys on jewelry and loose stones. Visit with experts and artisans, see jewelry being made.
On the docks in Winchester Bay, the Coast Guard will give tours on board rescue boats, showing visitors around the vessels on Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 6 pm.