We are thrilled to have the following artisan food vendors join us in the tent. Please welcome them by liking them on facebook and visiting their websites.
This event only happens because the citizens in our bountiful valley are willing to support our event.
Mark’s Caramels, Waldport, OR
Roundtable Tea Company, Medford, OR
We are very excited to announce the following wineries to the Pear a Fare this year. Please help us make them feel welcome by liking them on facebook.
I’m receiving many calls on whether to do the stroll of the tent, so let me tell you the difference
The stroll is a restaurant journey to 17 of the many finest Medford restaurants and is only on Friday night, April 12th. For $30, you recieve a lighted wine glass and the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a food and beverage pairing at each of the participating restaurants. You must be 21 and have valid ID on the night of the event. There are only 350 tickets available for this event. You will end the journey at the Pear a Fare tent, where you can continue enjoying the many artisan food, wines and brews.
The Pear a Fare tent is Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th. Admission is free to the tent, however if you wish to enjoy the adult beverages, you must be 21 years of age and purchase a signature wine glass, cost is $15 and includes 10 taste tickets. You will enjoy many of the states wines, artisan foods and brews. Harry and David is the tent sponsor and has a few surprises in store.
So, if I had to choose, go for a stroll. Otherwise, join us in the tent. I think both are a great value and you won’t be disappointed with either.
See you at the festival……..
Friday April 12th through Saturday April 13th, 2013
Mark your calendars as things are beginning to heat up in the Rogue Valley. You know that spring is just around the corner when the theme is set for the valley’s oldest festival.
The 60th annual Pear Blossom Festival is proud to announce Motorcycle Superstore is the Grand Marshall. So the task then became find a theme. The gauntlet was thrown to employees of the grand marshall to find the theme. Many accepted the challenge but only one could win the race.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Our Secret Pear-adise”. You only have to visit downtown Medford during this event to find your part of the secret.
On Friday night, The Smudge Pot stroll will find you strolling to 17 of the finest downtown Medford restaurants enjoying a tasty bite and beverage pairing of choice. More information can be found under the stroll portion of the website.
Friday and Saturday, finds many of the valley’s finest wineries, breweries and artisan food makers, coming together in the Pear a Fare tent to offer their food wares.
The festival also features a parade as well as a run “Where Everyone is a Winner.”
So mark those calendars and prepare to be taken to “Our Secret Pear-adise.”
Will be held during the Taste of Harry and David, Labor Day weekend, Sept 1st and 2nd. 11AM to 6PM.
Please come and see 8 chefs from various restaurants from the Rogue Valley come together for our own Chopped Challenge.
We are proud to be part of Harry and David for a wonderful two days of wine, beer and food as well as meeting up with old friends and meeting new friends.
There will be chances to bid on a table to taste one of the culinary creations just like the judges and be part of picking the winner. We also have some wonderful opportunities to win some awesome prizes like Harry and David gift baskets, culinary lessons from Constance Jessor of the Jacksonville Mercantile, instant wine cellar and many other prizes.
Keep checking back for more on the restaurants that will be participating.
Mail Tribune recognizes the efforts of the Pear Blossom to appeal to the foodie. Thanks for the great article.
And not by a landslide either. This was a truly close race and every restaurant needs to be recognized for the endeavors to reach this goal.
Here are the results from the Smudge Pot Stroll -
1st Place – Spoons
2nd Place – Elements
3rd Place – Wamba Juice
Best Pairing of beverage with food and Presentation
1st Place – Gaetano Ristarante Italiano
2nd Place – Bricktowne barrel
3rd Place – Rosso’s
So a big applause to each of you on reaching the top and I’m looking foward to next year. Bon Appetite
Article by Nils Holst of the Mail Tribune, talks about Pear a Fare and The Smudge Pot Stroll.
As of 9PM on Thursday, the 12th, there are only a few tickets available. Please don’t wait till 4PM,,,,,call by noon if you want to be a part of this culinary journey to 16 of some of the best restaurants in downtown Medford. Call Terri 541-621-7160
It will be a great time…………………..