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Thank You for attending
the 10th annual
Newberg Camellia Festival & Run/Walk!

Join us next year for the 11th Annual Festival
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 / 10am-5pm

 

 

The 10th annual Camellia Festival and Run/Walk is located at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon.

This full day festival starts with a 5k and 10k run coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Rec., and features performances throughout the day by groups such as Unit Souzou TaikoLee’s Lion and Dragon Dancers, and The Oregon Koto Ensemble. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture. The Forecourt Tent features demonstrations and hands-on art-activities for kids. Historic city tours will give visitors a look at Newberg’s favorite historic sites. The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society’s bloom show, highlighting the official Newberg city flower and its Asian origins. Plant sales will run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase unique plants and garden art. There’s something for all ages and interests!

Location

Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E Sheridan, Newberg, OR 97132
(503) 487-6883 / website / email

 

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
map

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Run/Walk Schedule

                        7:15am       Registration/Packet pick up

                        7:30am      Fitness Jamboree opens   

                        9:00am      10k run/walk starts

                        9:05am      5k run/walk  starts

                       7:30-11am  Jamboree

CPRD Camellia Run/Walk 5k & 10k

Our run/walk starts & finishes at the Newberg Camellia Festival at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Finishers receive a one-gallon potted camellia, t-shirt, fitness festival entry, door prizes and refreshments.

Proceeds from the CPRD Camellia Run/Walk 5k & 10k benefit the Chehalem Park & Recreation Department Youth Sports Program.

Run/Walk Jamboree

 Renewal by Anderson

Renewal by Anderson

 Tree to Tree Adventure Park

Tree to Tree Adventure Park

 A big THANK YOU to Newberg PD for all of their support in making the run happen!

A big THANK YOU to Newberg PD for all of their support in making the run happen!

 Newberg Spa Mode du Jour

Newberg Spa Mode du Jour

 Bodydrive Fitness

Bodydrive Fitness

 Chehalem Physical Therapy

Chehalem Physical Therapy

 Sherwood YMCA

Sherwood YMCA

 IT Works

IT Works

 All People Yoga

All People Yoga

Newberg’s City Flower

The camellia has been part of Newberg’s history decades, and it was adopted in 1949 as the official flower of the city. The plant’s elegant flowers and dark green foliage bring beauty to residents’ yards, city building landscapes and even Newberg’s flag. Since 2009, the annual Camellia Festival has put the spotlight on the early bloomer with a variety of events that introduce visitors to the stately flower.

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Oregon Camellia Society’s Annual Bloom Competition

The Oregon Camellia Society will host its statewide contest in which flowers are judged by size, color, form and condition. Single camellia blooms in the many possible iterations and colors will be on display throughout the day after judging. Festival attendees can enjoy the beauty of single, semi-double and double blooms as well as the spectrum within those categories. An informative and interactive camellia question-and-answer session will be at 3 p.m.

Enter the bloom competition by submitting your blooms the day of the festival before 11:00 am.

Fun with Flowers: How to Show–and Win with Camellias workshop details coming soon!

Click below for the 76th Annual Camellia Show schedule, rules, and general information.

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Plant Sale

Start on your own tradition by purchasing a camellia from the plant sale. Arborvitaeconifers and blueberries as well as garden art and other treasures will also available for purchase. For attendees looking to add gorgeous spring color to their landscapes, the plant sale will have lots of options, and the proceeds will benefit the future of the Newberg Camellia Festival. Great wholesale prices!

Some of the plants and varieties available include:

  • Camellias
  • Japanese Maples
  • Blueberries
  • Peonies
  • Hydrangea
  • Beech “Purple Fountain”
  • Spruce
  • Fir
  • Pine
  • Thuja
  • Other Conifers and Specimens

Historic City Tours

Come join the Newberg Area Historical Society on a tour of Newberg's unique and often quirky history. Led by historical society president Rachel Thomas and other members of the society, we will explore some of the people and places that make Newberg of local and national importance. The George Fox University portion of the tour will feature historic buildings on the campus and tales of early years.  The tour will highlight exciting portions of the university's history including pranks, fires, moving buildings, and the people who made a small Quaker college into the successful university it is today.

Tour begins and ends at the Chehalem Cultural Center and takes approximately one hour to complete.

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged and available inside the main entrance of the Center, starting at 9am on the day of the festival.

Passport

How it Works:

  1. Pick up your passport at the Chehalem Cultural Center information window on the day of the festival.

  2. Visit 6 downtown merchants

  3. Get their signatures or stamps

  4. Go back to the Chehalem Cultural Center to get your free camellia plant! (Only 50 plants available, first come first serve)

Tour Times

10AM – Registration begins
11AM – Tour #1 departs
1PM – Tour #2 departs
3PM – Tour #3 departs

Demonstrations

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TEA CEREMONY DEMONSTRATION BY MARJORIE YAP
GRAND LOBBY 11:00AM


Marjorie Yap has been a student of Tea since 1982. She spent an intensive year studying Chado in Kyoto, Japan, at the Urasenke Chanoyu Headquarters. Marjorie received her Chamei (tea name) “Soya”  and teaching credentials from Japan in 2002. She has assisted teaching the art history class, Chado and Japanese Aesthetics at the University of Washington. She also has guest lectured at Portland Community College on Tea Ceramics and at Sarah Lawrence College on The Tea Ceremony and Theatre Arts. She is the founder of Issoan Tea School.

 

 

 

Ikebana demonstration by Nana Goto Bellerud
GRAND LOBBY 12:00Pm

Nana Goto Bellerud is originally from Japan and has been studying ikebana for over ten years.  She has been actively exhibiting at the venues including the Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Art Museum, and many other places, as well as teaching classes and workshops.  Her goal is to inspire and intrigue people with ikebana!

 

 

 

 

 

BONSAI DEMONSTRATION BY ALAN TAFT
GRAND LOBBY 1:00PM

Alan has been into bonsai for more than 40 years. A crazy plant nut who joined the Oregon Camellia Society 35 years ago. Camellias in containers can allow one to have lots of varieties in a small space. Alan will demonstrate the art of combining the principles of bonsai with the camellia plant.

MARKETPLACE

The Camellia Festival curates a marketplace of vendors who sell merchandise from or that relates to Asian, Pacific Rim or local culture
and horticulture. The marketplace is set up around the perimeter of the Ballroom, so guests can shop and enjoy
the free performances on the main stage. 

 KAHANAIWI  Hawaiian and Island-Themed apparel for men, women and children: hats, bags, water bottles, vinyl stickers, bracelets and more.    

KAHANAIWI

Hawaiian and Island-Themed apparel for men, women and children: hats, bags, water bottles, vinyl stickers, bracelets and more. 

 

 KISS OF POLYNESIA  Kiss of Polynesia hand crafts Polynesian and ocean inspired jewelry. Mixing natural materials found on the island & more and mixing with all sorts of metals   

KISS OF POLYNESIA

Kiss of Polynesia hand crafts Polynesian and ocean inspired jewelry. Mixing natural materials found on the island & more and mixing with all sorts of metals

 

 CREAM NORTHWEST  Ice cream made fresh in Newberg OR.  "With every ingredient inspired by flavors around the world, I hope to capture the essence of my experiences with every bite of ice cream.”   

CREAM NORTHWEST

Ice cream made fresh in Newberg OR.

"With every ingredient inspired by flavors around the world, I hope to capture the essence of my experiences with every bite of ice cream.”

 

 CARAVAN COFFEE  "We hand select the best coffees of the world and roast them to optimal flavor to provide our customers a product they can serve with pride."   

CARAVAN COFFEE

"We hand select the best coffees of the world and roast them to optimal flavor to provide our customers a product they can serve with pride."

 

    AESTHETE TEA  Aesthete Tea is an artisan teahouse & cultural collective that is Oregon based and featured at a variety of Events and Pop-ups around the state. The teahouses permanent and main location is to be opened in Oregon in 2018. The teahouse was born from the desire to create a physical space that joined a slow living lifestyle with culture and art. 

 

AESTHETE TEA

Aesthete Tea is an artisan teahouse & cultural collective that is Oregon based and featured at a variety of Events and Pop-ups around the state. The teahouses permanent and main location is to be opened in Oregon in 2018. The teahouse was born from the desire to create a physical space that joined a slow living lifestyle with culture and art. 

 DAILY RANCH STUDIOS AND SOAP KITCHEN  Daily Ranch Studios Printmaking, Art and Design by Kimberly M. Chai. One-of-a-Kind hand printed and painted women’s garments, men’s shirts, silk scarves, and hats.   Daily Ranch Soap Kitchen A natural handmade soap company specializing in cold process olive oil soaps, coconut milk soaps and goat milk soaps.   

DAILY RANCH STUDIOS AND SOAP KITCHEN

Daily Ranch Studios
Printmaking, Art and Design by Kimberly M. Chai. One-of-a-Kind hand printed and painted women’s garments, men’s shirts, silk scarves, and hats. 

Daily Ranch Soap Kitchen
A natural handmade soap company specializing in cold process olive oil soaps, coconut milk soaps and goat milk soaps.

 

 NORTHWEST KOI & GOLDFISH CLUB (NWKGC)  People from all parts of the world who are dedicated in pursuing the hobby and education of Koi and Goldfish keeping.

NORTHWEST KOI & GOLDFISH CLUB (NWKGC)

People from all parts of the world who are dedicated in pursuing the hobby and education of Koi and Goldfish keeping.

    THE GOODLIFE PRESCHOOL  The Good Life Preschool, located just outside Newberg and Dundee, OR, offers both Preschool and Pre-K classes focusing on children 2 1/2 - 5 years old!  Goodlife will be painting faces in the forecourt!

 

THE GOODLIFE PRESCHOOL

The Good Life Preschool, located just outside Newberg and Dundee, OR, offers both Preschool and Pre-K classes focusing on children 2 1/2 - 5 years old!

Goodlife will be painting faces in the forecourt!

 WILLAMETTE VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL  Preview what the one place where all things lavender blends with the premier art show of original work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon has to offer this year.  Save the date: July 14th & 15th, 2018      

WILLAMETTE VALLEY LAVENDER FESTIVAL

Preview what the one place where all things lavender blends with the premier art show of original work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon has to offer this year.

Save the date: July 14th & 15th, 2018

 

 

 NEWBERG HIGH SCHOOL GREENHOUSE  A self-funded horticulture program that makes connections within our community and surrounding area with public agencies, volunteers and private companies.

NEWBERG HIGH SCHOOL GREENHOUSE

A self-funded horticulture program that makes connections within our community and surrounding area with public agencies, volunteers and private companies.

 PURPLE COW VINEYARDS  Purple Cow Vineyards strives to utilize uncommon varietals and techniques to give you a unique Oregon perspective on wine.

PURPLE COW VINEYARDS

Purple Cow Vineyards strives to utilize uncommon varietals and techniques to give you a unique Oregon perspective on wine.

          YAMHILL COUNTY MASTER GARDENER™ ASSOCIATION  The Yamhill County Master Gardener™ Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance and support the Yamhill County extension of the OSU Master Gardener™ program.

 

 

 

YAMHILL COUNTY MASTER GARDENER™ ASSOCIATION

The Yamhill County Master Gardener™ Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance and support the Yamhill County extension of the OSU Master Gardener™ program.

 NEWBERG SAIL  Newberg SAIL-- Support, Advocacy for Independence in Life is a program for post high school students experiencing disability.      

NEWBERG SAIL

Newberg SAIL-- Support, Advocacy for Independence in Life is a program for post high school students experiencing disability.

 

 

 CHEHALEM VALLEY BREWING  A local brewery with handcrafted ales brewed onsite and delicious food, all made with the highest quality ingredients in Newberg, OR.

CHEHALEM VALLEY BREWING

A local brewery with handcrafted ales brewed onsite and delicious food, all made with the highest quality ingredients in Newberg, OR.

LUNARCAT STUDIOS

Lunarcat Studios creates and sells handmade origami ornaments and other Asian-inspired crafts, such as magnets, cards, jewelry, etc. Based in Tigard, Oregon, Lunarcat Studios travels to various craft events, festivals, fairs and farmers' markets.

 KOI FUSION  Innovative and funky fusion of Korean BBQ and fresh Mexican flavors. Based in Portland, Oregon.      

KOI FUSION

Innovative and funky fusion of Korean BBQ and fresh Mexican flavors. Based in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 OMAR'S MEDITERRANIAN GRILL  Bringing family recipes to the street, and sharing it with the world. Based in McMinnville, OR.   

OMAR'S MEDITERRANIAN GRILL

Bringing family recipes to the street, and sharing it with the world. Based in McMinnville, OR.

 

 THE WONDERING ALCHEMIST

THE WONDERING ALCHEMIST

Electroformed jewelry featuring raw minerals and nature found objects collected during my travels.

 
 

Press Contact:

Carissa Smith-Burkett, Arts & Public Programming Coordinator
Chehalem Cultural Center
415 E. Sheridan Street, Newberg OR 97132
503-487-6883 x. 104
carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org

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