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Wine & Chowder Trail with Great Glass Float Give-Away – And More!
October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Stroll through Historic Old Town, taste our amazing Oregon wines, pick your favorite from nearly a dozen different chowders, and enter to win one of nearly 30 beautiful glass floats! Enjoy live music, shops, food, and beverage. A memorable weekend is in store, and the weather on that weekend, historically, is usually awesome (that’s why we picked it!).
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Florence’s Wine and Chowder Trail weekend just got bigger and jazzier.
Happy circumstance has just brought together two awesome events in one weekend!
The Chamber’s 7th annual Wine and Chowder Trail weekend is October 7 and 8. And on Saturday night the legendary Brazilian jazz percussionist Airto Moreira and his six-piece band will play the Florence Events Center, at 7:00 p.m. Imagine, a weekend of wine, chowder, and jazz. Can you see why we call this place Oregon’s Coastal Playground? And historically, the weather cooperates on the first weekend of October.
The Wine Trail is Saturday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Participants can pick up a commemorative wine glass for $5 and tasting tickets for $1 each at Waterfront Wine Store, 1300 Bay Street, then stroll historic Old Town Florence to sample wines from 10 different Oregon wineries.
The Chowder Trail is Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Ballots and maps will be available for $5 at Gazebo Park on Bay Street. There will be upwards of 10 locally-made chowders all around Old Town.
Casual listeners and jazz enthusiasts alike will recognize the work of Airto Moreira. He is a pioneer among a select group of elite musicians who contributed to the creation of jazz fusion and world music. Moreira is a founding member of the original “Weather Report” jazz group and has collaborated with a long list of iconic players such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Cannonball Adderly, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, The Crusaders, Chicago, and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum Percussion Ensemble. Moreira has also contributed to movie soundtracks like The Exorcist, Last Tango in Paris, King of the Gypsies, and Apocalypse Now. A portion of the concert proceeds will go to the Siuslaw School District music education programs. Tickets are $30 and available at the Florence Events Center—EventCenter.org or 541-997-1994.
All weekend long participants can venture in and out of the myriad shops and galleries in Old Town in search of hidden glass floats. The Florence Chamber is “hiding in plain sight” as many as 30 hand-blown glass floats produced by local artisans. Once spotted, entrants can tell the store’s clerk where they spotted a float and have their passport validated. The more a person finds, the better the chance of taking one home. Floats will be awarded on Sunday.