Gorse Blossom Festival


VOLUNTEER: info@gorseblossomfestival.com

Bandon, Oregon

February 15-17, 2019


Friday, Feb. 15: 3pm-9pm - $15

Saturday, Feb. 16: 12pm-9pm - $15

Sunday, Feb. 17: 11am-3pm - $10

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An Annual Affair

The Gorse Blossom Experience

For 2018, Gorse Blossom Festival’s second year, we brought together unique vendors of food, wine, and beer from Bandon and beyond. Our guests enjoyed a range of food & drink related events throughout Bandon. Find out more. 

Kicking off the festival for 2019 is an entire river front building full of beer, wine, and food vendors from throughout the southwest coast of Oregon!  Whites, reds, sours, ales, ciders and porters!  Oysters, pizza, crab, and chowders.  Each night, enjoy a different Winemaker or Brewmaker dinner that celebrates partnerships between local restaurants and regional breweries or wineries.  Engage in the epic Bloody Mary Stroll on Sunday - only 300 tickets!  Find out more.

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Schedule of Events

Eradication and Awareness through Festivities

Gorse Blossom Festival is an opportunity to highlight a thorn in the side of our beloved Oregon Coast, while at the same time celebrating the seafood, beer, and wine from all over our region.  Our charming coastal town offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the bounty of this fabulous NW coast region with multi-day festivities.

Gorse Action Group will be on-hand throughout the three-day festival to illustrate the need for eradication.  Interactive events and displays, history, and experts will be an integral to the Gorse Blossom Festival experience.  More information about Gorse Action Group can be found at www.gorseactiongroup.org. 

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Vendors of Beer, Wine, and Food

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Bloody Mary Stroll - Sunday, February 18

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Art & Entertainment

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Wine, Beer, and spirits

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Northwest Food

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& Vendors

We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most interesting and innovative fermenters to come out of the American West. Below are just some of the small businesses that will be at our 2018 festival.  See the full list here.

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Stillwagon Distillery

Stillwagon specializes in small batch rum and vodka, distilled in Charleston, Oregon.  Tasting rooms in both Bandon, Charleston, and Florence highlight these artisan products.  Small business, small batch, excellent products.

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Art-by-the-Sea Gallery

Dozens of local artists make up Art-by-the-Sea Gallery, located in Old Town Bandon.  The gallery booth will feature art ranging from acrylics and photography, to jewelry and fiber art.

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Bandon Brewing Co.

Locally owned Bandon Brewing Co. features several specialty small-batch beers, brewed just three blocks from the festival grounds.  

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Miller's at the cove

A fixture in nearby Charleston, Miller's is known for their oysters, tacos, and green chili.  Look forward to NW flavors from Miller's at the 2018 Gorse Blossom Festival

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Stay in Bandon


Staying in Bandon is easy!  Whether you choose a motel in the heart of Bandon, or an oceanfront accommodation, you'll find the perfect place to sleep.  And don't forget the camping option:  Bullard's Beach State Park has RV, camping, and yurts available for overnight stay.