::Barn Dance and Pig Roast- September 22nd::
Scarecrows in the Garden- All month long :: Family Harvest Days - Every Saturday in October

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scarecrow winners

The people's choice for best kid's scarecrow was Scary Potter by Access Academy in Portland.

The people's choice for best adult scarecrow was the Whimsy Witch by the Whimsy Etc. shop in Silverton.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Our final Family Harvest Day!

Today is your last chance this year to visit The Oregon Garden for Family Harvest Days! We hope to see you this afternoon enjoying the beautiful garden and fun family activities. Also, today's a good day to cast your scarecrow ballots. We'll be tallying up the votes and notifying our winners next week!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Colors

I took these last week while setting up for Family Harvest Days. The colors in the garden are stunning right now! Make sure to bring your family for the last weekend of Family Harvest Days this Saturday, October 29th before the fun and fall colors are over!

Scarecrows in the Statesman Journal

A great little piece on our fantastic scarecrows! Make sure you get to the Garden and vote!
Click here to read the article.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Perfect Fall Day

Today's weather forecast! It's going to be a perfect day to bring the family to The Oregon Garden for Family Harvest Days!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Kids!

Kids have been having tons of fun at Family Harvest Days. Even in the rain! Our first week was a little wet but last week and this coming week we are lucky enough to have sunshine. Come see us and enjoy Family Harvest Days like these little guys did!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another sponsor!

Vitis Ridge will be providing wine for Family Harvest Days and we're so happy to have them aboard.

 Here's a little bit about Vitis Ridge:
Established in 2005, Vitis Ridge is a small boutique Oregon winery producing about  2500 cases annually. Our winery is unique in the sense that we are located, side by side, with a local brewery, Seven Brides Brewing. Known as the Tap Room, our wines are served in the restaurant along with their beers. All of our grape-to-bottle processing is done in the attached warehouse. Wine tasting, glass pours, and bottle sales are available in the Tap Room. Let the knowledgeable, friendly wait staff assist you.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Where to stay?

-Planning on staying in Silverton after the Barn Dance?

The Oregon Garden Resort is now sold out for October 1st. You may call 503-874-2500 to check for cancellations. Other options include:
Silverton Inn and Suites 503-873-1000
-or if you're willing to rough it a little-
Silver Falls State Campgrounds have tent sites for $15 and cabins for $39. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Will West and the Friendly Strangers

I'm excited to announce that our band for the Barn Dance will be Will West and the Friendly Strangers.

The Friendly Strangers are a rotating band of musicians that join Carolina-born songwriter Will West for live performances. Check them out:

'Will West & The Friendly Strangers'
Up-tempo Acoustic Roots and Bluegrass from Portland.

To buy Barn Dance tickets, click on the "buy now" button on the left side of the page.

"Moonstone Harvest"

Hey everyone, here's the signature cocktail for the Barn Dance.
It's got a hint of apple and basil and is just downright delicious.I tested it to make sure!

Buy Barn Dance tickets by clicking the "buy now" button on the left side of this page!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scarecrow Invasion!

All of these fantastic businesses, schools, and non-profits are participating in Scarecrows in the Garden!
We've got Scarecrows from Salem, Portland, and Silverton,Oh MY!

Silverton Chamber of CommerceWhether it’s shopping, history or outdoor recreation, Silverton has something for everyone! Come visit and learn why Silverton is the place where people, dreams and business come to grow!

Access Academy/Portland Public SchoolThe ACCESS Alternative Program is committed to developing a learning environment so gifted children thrive socially, emotionally, and academically. It promotes a lifelong love of learning to become full and productive participants in our rapidly changing global community.

Purl DistrictThe Purl opened July 2006, and is fast becoming the hottest yarn shop in the Mid-Willamette Valley. We carry many premium lines of yarn and crazy cool buttons,tools,feather trims,paillettes and stuff to die for.

Willamette Valley Bank- Your local bank in Salem, Keizer, Albany, and Silverton. 

Mill Town PubSilverton's lumber history began in the mid 1800's when a sawmill was built along Silver Creek. Silver Falls Timber Company built their operation on Mill Street in 1916. The restaurant is located on the site of the old company store, Bolester's. MillTown Pub is decorated with pictures depicting the work life of Silverton mill workers and the loggers that kept the mill supplied. Stop by to see a bit of local history.

SACAA local choose-your-type food pantry, a non-profit agency that provides emergency financial assistance when our budget allows and a resource for many types of social and local services

Your Home Real Estate ServicesRay Salter is the owner and Principal Broker and has worked in the Silverton area for the past 10 yrs.  He consults directly with Real Estate Buyers and Sellers and provides info on the latest trends, mortgage rates and lease options.

North Star AntiquesAt North Star we feature a variety of vintage and antique items from the unique to the common. You will find an ever-changing eclectic mix of treasures from yesteryear, including Primitives, Folk Art, Furniture, Art Glass, Pottery, Clothing, Kitchen Collectibles, Linens and much more.

The Community Roots SchoolWe learn ways to learn, grow, and lead that contribute to the larger community and invite our best human qualities to shine.

Silver Crest Elementary Student LeadershipA small (150 student) K-8 school located in the foothills of the Cascades east of Silverton, near Silver Falls State Park. We are proud of our record of academic success and have a staff 100% committed to making this the best place to prepare a student for life beyond eighth grade.  This is a small school that accomplishes big things!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

More Scarecrows!

We're so happy that more and more people are submitting scarecrows!

Whimsy Etc. is a local shop that sells accessories, home decor, and all kinds of beautiful and fun things! I'm excited to see their scarecrow!

Play for the Cure (Breast Cancer Awareness) in Salem is also doing a scarecrow. We're excited to have the cause represented and I'm thinking lots of pink!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Local Businesses are excited about Harvest in the Garden and are creating fun and unique Scarecrows for display.  There's still time to submit a Scarecrow! Download your forms here
Here are some of our lovely participants:

Deb Harroun, or as some know her- The Bag Lady. Deb is our local Miche Bag representative. She wants to remind everyone " If your bag is not becoming to YOU…You should be coming to me!"

Silverton CurvesCurves is a facility specially designed for women featuring a complete 30 minute workout 
and weight management program that is fun, fast & safe!

Salem Police Department- The Salem Police Department is currently staffed by 189 sworn police officers and 109.25 civilian employees, whose mission is to respond to the law enforcement and public safety needs of our community.

Anytime FitnessAnytime Fitness of Silverton, OR, is the fitness center that fits your on-the-go lifestyle. At our Silverton, OR, health club, you can exercise any time using your own security-access key! That’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More sponsors!

A couple more of our fantastic sponsors!

Wilco- Decade-after-decade Wilco continues to grow and change to meet the demands of an ever-changing market. Whether it’s home heating, fuel delivery, golf course maintenance, Carhartt clothing, your local gas station, pet and livestock care products or on-site agronomists, Wilco is in business to serve its customers with up-to-date technologies, products and services all at competitive prices through Wilco service professionals. Wilco’s not only where you’ll find what you’re looking for but you’ll find it backed by superior service and company strength. 

 FranzBased in Portland, Oregon, Franz Bakery is the largest independent baking company in the Northwest and the largest family-owned baking company in the Western United States. Look for tasty Franz products being served during Family Harvest Days.

"History has shown that the Franz family -- now four generations strong -- is proud to offer our consumers the same passion and dedication to freshness since we started this bread company in 1906. As we evolve in our business, one thing has not changed -- The Franz family still sits at the table and discusses how our family can bring your family the freshest and most nutritious bread products."

Barn Dance Tickets!

The tickets are here! Look for them at The Oregon Garden Visitor Center, The Oregon Garden Resort, Seven Brides Tap House, and soon they'll be available online.
 Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include your first beer, your dinner, line dancing lessons, and live music.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fantastic Sponsors!

I'd like to introduce you to a few more of our amazing sponsors.

Cascade Farm MachineryCascade Farm Machinery is one of the oldest Kubota dealers in Oregon and will be letting us display one of their beautiful tractors during Harvest in the Garden. 

Stash Teais headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, a suburb of Portland. Founded in 1972, Stash Tea originally operated out of an old Portland Victorian style house, supplying loose herbal teas and bulk herbs to natural food stores. Today, Stash Tea is enjoying steady growth and has become one of the largest specialty tea companies in the United States. Look for their delicious specialty teas at Harvest in the Garden.
Willamette Valley LifeWillamette Valley Life is a local, family-owned publication that began publishing in January of 2010. Each issue of Willamette Valley Life includes features about local entertainers, artists, interesting destinations in the valley and fascinating people. The printed edition is distributed every three months, free of charge, at hundreds of locations throughout the Willamette Valley.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Seven Brides Presents the Barn Dance at The Oregon Garden!

We have exciting news! Seven Brides Brewing and Tap Room will be  the presenting sponsor for the Barn Dance which means Seven Brides beer will be on tap! Because we're so excited, your first beer is included in the cost of the ticket!

If you just can't wait till October 1st for a Seven Brides brew (and honestly, why would you?), go visit the tap room! There's live music on the weekends and the food is fantastic. 990 North First Street in Silverton. 503-874-4677.
Silverton is about 15 minutes east of Salem, about an hour from Portland, and an hour and a half from Eugene.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Mercantile

The Mercantile in Silverton is our first official scarecrow contributor!

The Mercantile is an antiques and collectibles mall with a little bit of "something new" mixed in.
Visit their facebook page to find out more.

They're making their scarecrow a community creation! Join them for scarecrow decorating as part of Silverton's monthly First Friday festivities at 7pm on September 2nd.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We've got our first Scarecrows!

Silverton businesses are getting excited about Scarecrows in the Garden! I'll post names of businesses participating as soon as we get their info!