The fertile Rogue Valley produces a palette of exceptional flavors for the table. The Pear A Fare events celebrate the unique flavors of the Rogue Valley, recognize our outstanding chefs and artisan food, and support education and training to continue our tradition of excellence in the vineyards, orchards, and kitchens of the Rogue Valley.
The events include…..
The Pear A Fare – April 12th and 13th
Vineyards, breweries, distillers, local artisan food makers are all under the festival canopy serving tastes, and selling products. Tasting glasses and tickets to sample the flavors will be for sale at the Pear A Fare entrance. Vendors will also be selling wine, beer, coffee, and other local drinks by the glass. Our artisan food makers will have a wide vareity of products for sale as well as samples available.
The Smudge Pot Stroll- April 12th, 2013
Opening night of the Pear Blossom Festival is a special evening in downtown Medford. Three hundred tickets will be sold for a walking and tasting tour around downtown Medford. With a each ticket, you will receive a lighted wine glass and a pass to sample a taste of the specially prepared pear and local food themed items. With 17 downtown restaurants participating, the ticket holders will stroll with glass in hand, to sample the specialty creation of each chef. The stroll begins at 5pm and concludes at 9pm. Ticket sales begin March 1st through Stroll Sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Medford. The stroll will begin on Friday night at the Smudge Pot Stroll Kiosk located at Vogal Plaza in Medford. With all that great food, stretching the legs, walking the downtown, listening to music at the Pear Blossom stage, it will be THE evening event of the year for downtown.
A portion of the proceeds from the Pear A Fare and the Smudge Pot Stroll will support the American Culinary Foundation Southern Oregon Chapter scholarship local men & women to attend culinary school or to pursue special culinary training and certifications through the ACF.
In addition another portion of the proceeds will support the Pear Blossom Festival Pageant Scholarships.