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the 10th annual
Newberg Camellia Festival and Run/Walk

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 / 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. Trolley 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

                        9-10am      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’s 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.

To enter your bloom into the competition click here

To sign up for the Fun with Flowers: How to Show–and Win with Camellias workshop on Mark 18, from 1:00–3:00, click here

Location: Chehalem Glenn Golf Course Clubhouse, 4501 E. Fernwood Road, Newberg, Oregon.

To view the 76th Annual Camellia Show schedule, rules, and general information click here

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Plant Sale

Start on your own tradition by purchasing a camellia from the plant sale. Arborvitaeconifers and bamboo 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

Trolley Tours

Join a local Newberg historian as he/she travels on the trolley to visit a dozen locations that help explain why Newberg is one of the most historic cities in all of Oregon.

  • Learn about the role Newberg played as the “birthplace” of pioneer settlement of the Willamette Valley
  • Visit the house where once lived a young boy who would become the 31st president of the United States
  • See the home of an artist who helped create the comic book hero known as Captain America
  • Learn the location of the five-acre site where Newberg was supposed to be but never developed
  • Tour Newberg’s historic Friends Cemetery, the final resting place of numerous Civil War veterans and the man whose heart valve invention has saved millions of lives
  • Hear about Newbergian Lynn Hinton of the Bellfountain Bells, arguably the most legendary high school basketball team in Oregon sports history
    …and much, much more.

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.

Tour Times

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

Demonstrations

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Ikebana demonstration by Nana Goto Bellerud

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!

 

MARKET PLACE

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

 
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Kiss of Polynesia | Annie Tuitasi

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Hawaii Ladybug Inc. + Waimea Chocolate Co | Margaret Dye

The Dye Family started their rich legacy in the chocolate business in 1906. More than 110 years later, you too can experience their hand crafted confections that have been refined over generations.

 
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Caravan Coffee | Pete Miller

"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."

 
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Aesthete Tea | Briana Thronton

aes·thete /ˈesˌTHēt/ noun
a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty.

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. 

Tea has been integrated into a vast number of traditions, natural medicines and communions internationally. Our mission is to bring the ancient respect and knowledge of tea to the current world, through a minimalist brand that represents the modern tea drinker.

 
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Cream Northwest | Michael Roberts

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.  I AM EXCITED TO SHARE MY PASSION AND LOVE FOR FRESH AND LOCAL INGREDIENTS.  I HOPE TO INSPIRE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITH THEIR FIRST BITE THAT SPARKED THE SAME EXCITEMENT AND CONTENTMENT AS MY FIRST BITE OF HOMEMADE ICE CREAM."

 
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St. Cousair Orchards| Naoki Kuze

St. Cousair Oregon Orchards, formerly Berry Noir Co-Packing, is a subsidiary of St. Cousair Co, Inc., a gourmet food and beverage producer based in Nagano, Japan.

St. Cousair Oregon Orchards produces private label products for regional, national, and international food markets. Our facilities are in Newberg, Oregon, in the Portland metro area and in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley.

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

press release (will be a link)

This event is made possible by
our generous sponsors

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Shirley Manalad
Fred Campbell
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Daniel Jones