Are you looking for unique events in Ashland and the Rogue Valley?  Are you a cheese lover?  Look no further.

This March, “join more than 20 cheese-makers and 80 specialty food and beverage producers from Oregon and beyond at the Oregon Cheese Festival. This farmers market-style festival features local artisan cheese, food, beer, cider, spirits, wine, and crafts under several tents.

       “The Cheesemaker Dinner on Friday, March 15 allows cheese enthusiasts to mingle with cheese-makers while they immerse themselves in five cheese-themed courses paired with local drinks. Included is the famous appetizers hour featuring a gorgeous spread of dozens of Oregon cheeses piled high.”

This annual event is held just outside the Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop, as well as in the Crater Iron Building (311 & 419 North Front Street in Central Point, OR).

The festival is being held March 16 & 17, 2019.

  • Saturday the 16th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Sunday the 17th 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.


  • $15 in advance
  • $20 at the door
  • $10 for adult beverage ticket
  • Free admission for children 12 and under
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Enjoy dinner in this grande brasserie year-round. During the warmer months, they feature fine dining al fresco - sun or shade - on an idyllic terrace overlooking heavenly Ashland Creek. From Rogues to Rhones, the list is a well-balanced selection of fine wines from Oregon and beyond with an emphasis on Loft's favorite, French of course!