Ocean Fest

Posted by OCVA / June 9, 2012

Join us for three days of fun, July 15-16-17

Ocean Fest is our community’s annual celebration of the great days of summer in Winchester Bay. Join us for three days of fun, July 15-16-17

Ocean Fest has something for all ages, so by all means, do bring the kids!

The famous “Bayside Bazaar” is a long-standing tradition during Ocean Fest. Beach Boulevard is lined from one end to the other with vendor booths of all kinds. Classic carnival foods such as cotton candy, hot dogs, fresh lemonade and Chinese spring rolls are just a few of the culinary delights to be found on a Boulevard stroll. The merchandise booths are an array of garage sale fare and artisan wares. Each booth has its own surprises from antiques to sock monkeys, ankle bracelets to original artworks, and the occasional well-used small appliance or toys for children. This year, horseback and camel rides will be available. The unique, the silly, and the gotta-have-its on display all three days of the festival. This year, the RV Corral is joining in, providing the largest RV show in Ocean Fest history. The doors are open, so go on in and see what the inside of a luxury home on wheels looks like. RVs of all sizes and sums are ready for a peek. Bring questions and have them answered by the professionals.

Each year the Ocean Fest crowds are awed by the U.S. Coast Guard demonstrations. See the fastest rescue boats anywhere, and watch them put to use in drills and simulated rescues.

The Winchester Bay Community Building is hosting a community yard sale of sorts. A lot of treasures to take home are sure to be somewhere on those tables.

Don’t forget to drop in at the Gem Show and the Quilt Show. And by all means, do enter the drawing for a prize from Three Rivers Casino that includes a free weekend.

On Saturday, our first annual Kayak Races will take place on the Umpqua River.

Ocean Fest has been a tradition here for 28 years. Over time it has grown and changed but it’s still our favorite “down-home” event. The local merchants welcome visitors and would love a chance to meet you. You will be surprised and the variety and quality our gift shops and restaurants offer. Enjoy fresh seafood and a candy treat while you’re here and take home some memories with a souvenir or two. 

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