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Newberg Camellia Festival
& Run/Walk

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9am-5pm


 

 

The 11th annual Camellia Festival and Run/Walk is located at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon.

The Camellia Festival is an annual all day festival in April celebrating the City of Newberg’s official flower, the Camellia, and it’s Asian origins. The day kicks off at 9 am with a 5k and 10k run/walk coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Recreation District (CPRD) followed by performances, a bloom show, kids activities, vendors and more from 10 am - 5 pm at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon. Performances take place throughout the day, this year, featuring groups such as Unit Souzou Taiko, Lee’s Lion and Dragon Dancers, and The Oregon Koto Kai Ensemble. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture. There are fascinating demonstrations, hands-on art-activities for kids and historic city tours offered to give visitors a look at Newberg’s favorite historic sites. The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society’s annual statewide bloom show; a camellia bloom competition judged by size, color, form and condition. The bloom show is open to everyone, Oregon Camellia Society even offers assistance prejudging to anyone needing bloom-prep guidance! Plant sales run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase garden art and unique plants at special wholesale prices. 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
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Are you Interested in volunteering for the Newberg Camellia Festival?

Please email Karen@chehalemculturalcenter.org or

call 503-487-6883 ext 103 to find out about volunteer opportunities!

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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

The Fitness Jamboree provides a space for our run and walk participants to visit with and learn about various health and wellness focused exhibitors. Come on out and meet with the exhibitors, grab some samples, win a  raffle (or two!), participate in demos and take advantage of free massages and acupuncture!

Newberg Spa Mode du Jour

Newberg Spa Mode du Jour

Barre Newberg

Barre Newberg

Therapeutic Associates Sherwood

Therapeutic Associates Sherwood

Healthy Kids Running Series

Healthy Kids Running Series

Bodydrive Fitness

Bodydrive Fitness

Oregon Massage Clinic

Oregon Massage Clinic

Providence Health

Providence Health

Owen Eye Care Newberg

Owen Eye Care Newberg

All People Yoga

All People Yoga

Lula Roe

Lula Roe

MELT

MELT

 
The official ‘City of Newberg Camellia’. Photography by © Kayla McElligott

The official ‘City of Newberg Camellia’. Photography by © Kayla McElligott

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.

A variety of Camellia is now known as "City of Newberg" after the Chehalem Park and Recreation District purchased naming rights to a particular camellia hybrid. Bryan Stewart, founder and co-chair of the Newberg Camellia Festival, believes the importance of the camellia lies paradoxically in its triviality, and the power seemingly unimportant things have to bring people together. "There are so many important things in life that sometimes it's cool to not have something so important and just something that crosses all boundaries – as corny as that sounds – and all demographics." Stewart said, "this flower does that for us. It kind of brings everybody together; it doesn't matter your background in the city." His new camellia was hybridized by Fort Bragg, California based hybridizer Dan Charvet, and is hardy and suitable to the Newberg climate, and expected to bloom sometime in late winter to early spring.


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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 from 8:00am- 11:00 am.

Download this info sheet on how to prepare your blooms!

Click below for the 78th 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

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 official Camellia Festival stamps

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


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.

Pre-registration for the tours will open on April 1st at 9am and will close on April 12th at 5pm. A Link to register will be added to this portion of the website, so check back on April 1st! Day-of registration will begin at 10am on April 13th in the back lobby of the Cultural Center for remaining seats.

The Trolly is back this year!!

Tour Times

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

Demonstrations

Learn the crafts and techniques of Pan-Asian traditions.

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 Ikebana demonstration by Nana Goto Bellerud

10:30 - 11:30 AM GRAND LOBBY

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

12:30 - 1:30 PM GRAND LOBBY

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.

TEA CEREMONY DEMONSTRATION BY MARJORIE YAP

2:30 - 3:30 PM GRAND LOBBY


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.

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. 

*We are not accepting anymore applications for vendors at this time. Please check back in December for vendor applications for the 2020 festival.


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New This Year!

Authentic Japanese Marketplace


This year, the Camellia Festival is partnering with the Friends of Japan, a non-profit that supports fundraising efforts for Japanese-American communities and organizations, to bring out an all new marketplace with a variety of authentic Japanese food and drink vendors, a booth where you can try on kimonos, and Japanese kids activities!


OREGON CAMELLIA SOCIETY  In addition to the bloom show in the Parrish Gallery, the Oregon Camellia Society will be selling potted Camellias in the marketplace!

OREGON CAMELLIA SOCIETY

In addition to the bloom show in the Parrish Gallery, the Oregon Camellia Society will be selling potted Camellias in the marketplace!

BONSAI SOCIETY OF PORTLAND  An educational non-profit dedicated to promoting the art of bonsai through education, exhibits and social activities. The Society welcomes everyone interested in this unique and beautiful art form to share in the bonsai experience and develop both basic and advanced skills. Exhibits and related art forms are used to share bonsai with the public.

BONSAI SOCIETY OF PORTLAND

An educational non-profit dedicated to promoting the art of bonsai through education, exhibits and social activities. The Society welcomes everyone interested in this unique and beautiful art form to share in the bonsai experience and develop both basic and advanced skills. Exhibits and related art forms are used to share bonsai with the public.

SORA SHODO  SHODO ( 書道 ) in Japanese it means “the way, or path, of writing.” Shodo is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, a writing technique that uses ones body and heart. Shodo is influenced by Zen, and can be practiced as a form of meditation.

SORA SHODO

SHODO ( 書道 ) in Japanese it means “the way, or path, of writing.” Shodo is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, a writing technique that uses ones body and heart. Shodo is influenced by Zen, and can be practiced as a form of meditation.

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.”

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.

SASSI  Senior Art Sisters Stunning Inspirations make original art, matted photos and affordable, themed accessories for all ages.

SASSI

Senior Art Sisters Stunning Inspirations make original art, matted photos and affordable, themed accessories for all ages.

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.

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.

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.

CONSULAR OFFICE OF JAPAN PORTLAND  The relationship between Japan and the states of Oregon and Idaho continues to be a broad and favorable one, based on mutual exchanges in the fields of political, economic and cultural benefit. It is our goal to continue, support and develop this relationship, and through the daily activities of this office, to be a helpful presence to the Japanese and local communities.

CONSULAR OFFICE OF JAPAN PORTLAND

The relationship between Japan and the states of Oregon and Idaho continues to be a broad and favorable one, based on mutual exchanges in the fields of political, economic and cultural benefit. It is our goal to continue, support and develop this relationship, and through the daily activities of this office, to be a helpful presence to the Japanese and local communities.

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.

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.

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DUTCH BROS NEWBERG

consistent quality coffee in a timely manner with a smile.

KAREN FULLERTON ART

KAREN FULLERTON ART

greeting cards, framed artwork, bookmarks, gift tags, origami all in an Asian style using tradition techniques and materials.

KOLLODIWORKS  Kollodi makes reusable alternatives to throwaway culture from her home in Portland, Oregon. Using mostly imported Japanese textiles, she creates practical gifts for the parent and child.

KOLLODIWORKS

Kollodi makes reusable alternatives to throwaway culture from her home in Portland, Oregon. Using mostly imported Japanese textiles, she creates practical gifts for the parent and child.

WOLVES AND PEOPLE BREWERY  A small independent brewery dedicated to traditional farmhouse styles and other wild ales.

WOLVES AND PEOPLE BREWERY

A small independent brewery dedicated to traditional farmhouse styles and other wild ales.

BES TEA  Thai Iced Tea from Portland, OR.

BES TEA

Thai Iced Tea from Portland, OR.

PEARLS OF PARADISE KOI & FISH FARM

PEARLS OF PARADISE KOI & FISH FARM

Koi & Fish Farm in Dayton OR.

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

Download 2019 Press Release HERE