Three inspiring events taking place in Newport

Posted by The Oregon Coast / May 12, 2015

(Newport, Oregon) – Three inspiring events take place in Newport in the next weeks – and there’s something to appeal to just about everyone. A Home and Garden allows you to shop in the laidback atmosphere of the central Oregon coast. A major brew festival puts the spotlights on dogs, while a local  agate festival will provide some remarkable, ancient finds.

May 15, 16,  17. Newport Home & Garden Show. Visit dozens of vendors showcasing the latest in home and garden accessories. Food booths, too. Friday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m  – 4 p.m. Free admission. Newport Recreation Center. 225 SE Avery Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7783.

May 15 and 16:  Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest, at Rogue Brewery in South Beach.

Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest

Brewers Memorial Ale Festival is an annual event created in memory of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier’s faithful companion Brewer, who passed away on May 20, 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of CEO of Rogue Ales.

This dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewer’s on the Bay in Newport, Oregon and includes:

  • 50+ Microbrews
  • Live Music
  • Doggy Musical Chairs
  • Dog Wash
  • Dog Dancing
  • Celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benji and of course, Brewer)
  • Live music schedule:
  • Blue Evolution, 4 pm on Friday and 12 pm Saturday
  • Hank Shreve Band, 6:45 pm on Friday
  • The Ty Curtis Band, 7:30 pm on Saturday

Dates and times:

Friday, May 15 4 pm – 10 pm. Saturday, May 16 12 pm – 10 pm. Admission is $5, must be 21 and over. (503) 241-3800. Rogue Brewery. 2320 Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon.

June 6. Oregon Coast Agate Club 52nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Dealers, door prizes, raffle, displays and silent auction. Featuring fossils and some extraordinary beach agate finds – often for sale. Admission: Adults $2, Children 12 and under are free. Active individuals in uniforms with ID get free admission. 10 am. National Guard Armory. 541 SW Coast Hwy. Newport, Oregon.

For Newport lodging and activity information and complete calendar of events see and 800-262-7844.

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