11th Annual Elkton Art & Wine Weekend

26Nov2021 

Shop Local – Shop Elkton this holiday season! 

The town of Elkton is putting out the welcome mat this Thanksgiving weekend with our 11th annual Art & Wine Tour. Forget about ordering online and wondering if your presents will arrive in time, or standing in long lines at a big box retailer.

Local artisans are setting up shop inside Elkton businesses to offer a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience featuring handmade gifts, world-class wines and more. During the Art & Wine Tour, you can connect with the artisan or winemaker who made your gift while soaking in a little small-town charm.

A highlight to each year’s event is the raffle basket filled with items from local businesses. This year there are three raffle baskets and more chances to win. Enter the raffle by collecting five or more stamps from each local business that you visit. Some sites are open all three days; others (including ECEC) are Friday / Saturday only.

View Art- Find Your Perfect Gift- Buy Wine – Eat Great Food!

Scroll down to check out the hours and information for participants and artisans on tour this year. We’ll keep this page updated and encourage you to check back for updated tour information and event map. 

PS: Mark your calendars for the annual wreath-making workshop at ECEC, Saturday, December 4th!!!

Artist Studios on Tour…

Featured artists’ studios on the tour include metal artist Cliff Scharf who has been making “handcrafted jewelry with an updated twist” for nearly five decades. Cliff’s nature-inspired designs are regularly showcased at Timberline Lodge and he will be at Bradley Vineyards during the event.

Painter Jane Wood has been painting for about 50 years, everything from still-lifes to landscapes. Captures evocative rural landscapes on canvas and an experienced plein air artist; you can find Jane’s in her studio at River’s Edge Winery.

Artist and children’s book author/illustrator Jennifer Dalen Wolfe will set up her studio and bring her whimsical designs to the Elkton Community Education Center on Friday and Saturday.  ECEC will also showcase a dozen artisan tables, three artisan booths, and a new exhibit featuring local art made from reclaimed materials.

 

Elkton Activities… (location hours vary)

Fine-crafted wines are another type of artistry, and Elkton’s wineries produce a range of styles to suit different tastes and budgets. Brandborg, River’s Edge, Lexème, and Bradley wineries will all be open on Thanksgiving weekend.

The Elkton Lodge Hall, Fri-Sun 10-4 is hosting a rummage sale and silent auction to benefit Elkton City Park. Stop by and shop local artisans’ booths too like Jens Jam’n Jellies!

Elkton High School FFA students have been busy making holiday ornaments and they will be available for sale on tour at select locations.

Bradley Vineyards tasting room/winery will be open Fri-Sun, 11-5. Hosting Cliff Scharf Jewelry Studio. Taste estate-grown wines as well as our warm, spiced holiday wine “Blitzen” on sale for $19 a bottle.

Lexème Tasting Room will be open Friday-Sunday 11-5.

Brandborg Winery tasting room/winery will be open Fri-Sun, 11-5. Join us for a tasting outside under tents with heaters, Reservations requested. Fee $10. Holiday Specials.

River’s Edge Winery tasting room/winery will be open Fri-Sun, 11-5. Hosting Jane Wood’s Art Studio.

Farm Pickins Mercantile on First Street always offers a beautiful selection of holiday gifts and features artists’ work. Shop vintage and antique gifts, repurposed furniture, and holiday decorations. Enjoy olive oil tasting and the Big K Custom meats will be available for purchase (and sampling) during the event. Open Friday-Sunday 9-5.

Artist, Gifts & More at ECEC…

Start your tour at the Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) at 15850 Highway 38 to pick up a tour passport. Meet up with artist/author Jennifer Dalen Wolfe as she brings her home studio to the Ellie Smartt Community Library. Continue shopping with two brand new artisans Heartwork Dyes and Elegant Sports Jewelry showcasing their work on tour this year and enjoy the featured work of over a dozen artisans in the library and gift shop. In the library view, the new exhibit features local art made from reclaimed materials. The Baker Boys is setting up shop in the ECEC cafe, stop by the “pop-up” bakery to check out their homemade pastries, window service only.

Gift wrapping and shipping will be available for gifts purchased at any site. Fort Umpqua Hats, fresh holiday swags, garden-themed gifts, stocking stuffers, butterfly and bee gear, handmade items, and “Fort Umpqua Preserve” gift baskets will also be on hand. ECEC will be open Friday and Saturday from 10-4. ECEC Giftshop is available online and will showcase a selection of local artisan gifts, offering curbside pickup, gift wrapping, and shipping through the holidays.

Saturday from 10-4 kids 12 and under can visit Ms. Santa’s workshop to make holiday gifts, while supplies last.

Eateries…

All the restaurants are open, including Tomaselli’s, Arlene’s, El Guerrero Azteca, and our newest food cart “Meatloaf Burgers Plus.”

Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill
Enjoy wood-fired pizza and grilled panini specials!
14836 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2855
Fri-Sat  7 AM – 7 PM & Sun 7 am – 3 pm

Arlene’s Cafe
14858 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2555
Fri-Sat 5 AM – 9 PM
Sun 5 AM-8 PM

El Guerrero Azteca
14971 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2222
Fri-Sun 11 AM – 7 PM

Elkton Food Center
14804 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2428
Fri-Sun 6 AM – 9 PM

 

Local Artisans on Tour

Trudy Wilkinson “Handwoven scarves, shawls, blankets, kitchen towels, and table linens. Featuring natural fibers including vegetable-dyed wool, absorbent cotton, and soft tensel. Handmade in Elkton, Oregon.”

Nancy Watterson Scharf “I work with acrylic paint on stretched canvas and panels. My work is inspired by contemporary human relationships with the natural world.”

Michele Warden gifts are fun and sure to bring a smile with the ‘Itty Bitty Kitties’, Birdhouses, and Art.

Jens Jam’n Jellies an annual tour favorite featured at the Lodge Hall!

Custom Woodcraft

Defy Industries

Jennifer Dalen Wolf – check out this FB video and see Jen’s whimsical designs!

Marsha Mello

Sarah Mills

Heartwork Dyes – TieDyed items including prints of original creations!!

Elegant Sports Jewelry

#ECASilvo “Homemade with Love” Find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ECASilvo Find me the web at https://ecasilvo.square.site/, where you can see all the items I make, and where you can place a custom order from me for a special soap, crochet item, or if you are looking for a particular skincare item you would like me to make just for you

Craft Twins

Elkton Quilters

B’s Originals – home and fashion accessories made from upholstery fabrics as well as holiday items and gifts from nature

Nancy Harbaugh – towels and handmade jewelry at the Lodge Hall, a tour classic!

DWD Fine Art – fine and abstract art, featuring brushed aluminum nature photography.

& more in the Giftshop too!

Check back as we update daily with links, videos, and photos of

Artisans on tour this year! Shop Local – Shop Elkton!

Jens Jam'n Jellies - at The Lodge Fri - Sun

Jens Jam’n Jellies, Elkton, Oregon. When life gives you fruit..make jelly! Homestyle Jams and Jellies and a few other goodies! Made from the freshest and finest Mother Earth has to offer.

Cathy Byle's "Root and Branch" CD (2011)

“Root and Branch” is a collection of songs written between 2003 and 2010. The song style blends the troubadour’s folk ballad with a hint of operatic drama. The theme of the project was to highlight some prophetic promises God made in the Bible, prophecies partly fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled. The song entitled “Lullaby” is seasonally fitting, since it tells the story of the Nativity. Hopefully, the pieces in this recording will draw you to read the Bible prophets for yourself, to the end that you may “Know the Lord” more. — Cathy Byle

CDs can be purchased digitally on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon!

#ECASilvo at ECEC Fri/Sat

Hi there, I’m Deb! Thank you for checking out what I have to offer during Art and Wine weekend here at ECEC! I work here at ECEC part-time as their Fort Umpqua person, and the rest of the time I am busy being a wife, mother to two great young men, a fledgling regenerative rancher, and an avid crocheter, baker, and soap maker. Over the years I have learned much in the soaping world, and love to create artisan soaps that are not only beautiful to look at but feel good on the skin. My newest additions to the lineup are my shampoo and conditioner bars. I have spent the last two years perfecting my recipes for them and they are a couple of winners! I will have a few crochet items for sale this weekend as well. For baby, I have teddy bear hats and booties sets; for kids, there are hat and scarf sets and stocking hats; and for teens & adults, I have cabled totes, bun hats, and woodland stocking hats that are reminiscent of the Days of Old. I’ve also included a few sets of washable coasters! Have a great time this weekend; I’ll see you around town!

Heartwork Dyes at ECEC Fri/Sat

Katie's Tips To Buying Wine

Defy Industries - at ECEC Fri/Sat

Located in Elkton, OR Defy Industries is a small-scale recycling business. We are doing our part to keep as much plastic out of the landfills as possible. We are a full-cycle recycling center; accepting, sorting, shredding, and melting plastics into new products.
Please consider subscribing to my website to get notified about upcoming drop off days and new projects.
Our Mission: Exploring sustainable alternatives to outmoded industrial methods through recycling, repurposing, crafting and material sciences.

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