Oktoberfest 2016

11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1,“get your German on”with the Scandia Dancers, Tyrollean Dancers, Alpine Echoes Band, Sam’s Polka Gems, food vendors, and the famous Oregon Coast Championship Wiener Dog Races at  3:00 p.m. Immediately following will be the traditional Happy Hour from 4 to 5 p.m., and exciting games (with prizes) until 5:30 p.m. Then the not-so-German (but they’d be popular there) T Club band takes over the Florence Events Center from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. OK, so a “Bob-Marley-meets-Pink-Floyd” music group isn’t your grandfather’s polka-dancing “oompah” music. So what? You’ll have a great time with Eugene’s own The T Club band. The T Club has been shaking dance floors from Ashland to Portland since the turn of the century with catchy reggae-rock infused psychedelia. Full Event Pass is just $7 at the door the day of the event.

Deuce of Spades – Florence Premier Showing

New this year to the mix of fun Rods ‘N Rhodies events is the Florence debut of the cult classic film Deuce of Spades.Hot Rod Magazine calls it “The best hot rod film since American Graffiti.” The Deuce of Spades itself will be on display during the show ’n’ shine events in Old Town Florence. The film will show Saturday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. at City Lights Cinemas, 1930 Highway 101. Adult admission is $9. On Friday, September 9, the public is invited to a free Rods ’N Rhodies social at City Lights at 7:30 p.m. to meet the producer/director and see the documentary Against All Odds, The Making of Deuce of Spades at 8:30. For more information about Rods ’N Rhodies, visit FlorenceChamber.com or call 541-997-3128. To get tickets for either screening, contact City Lights Cinemas at CityLightsCinemas.com or call 541-305-0014. Listen to here to her interview with […]