BANDON – The 72nd annual Bandon Cranberry competition is certain to pique the interest of all star Trek lovers with a weekend of sports, occasions and leisure for the whole own family.
The once a year competition celebrating the cranberry harvest is ready for Sept. 7, 8 and nine in diverse places throughout Bandon. It is the longest going for walks pageant at the Oregon Coast.
This 12 months’s subject is “lavatory Trek …. Boldly pass in which No Cranberry Has gone earlier than.” the distance-elderly theme invites many exciting interpretations of searching out new civilizations in the very last frontier. Parade members are advocated to get innovative with their floats or costumes.
As standard, there may be some thing for anyone, with a craft fair, soccer recreation, cruise-in and automobile display, motorbike ride, Cranberry pageant parade, festival marketplace, queen’s coronation, road dance, cornhole event, disc golfing tournament and a cranberry run.
Cranberry chefs compete for a culinary crown in the Queen of the Kitchen food truthful, while hungry festival goers dive into the cranberry consuming contest to win prizes. Farmers and artisans will offer their goods at Cranberry metropolis and the pageant market and live music might be offered at the principle stage and on the vintage town market for the duration of the weekend.
The 2018 Cranberry court individuals present the once a year coronation rite, with prizes and scholarships being offered. One younger female may be topped as Bandon’s Cranberry Queen. This 12 months’s court docket consists of Bandon excessive school seniors Kortney Ferreri, Madison Berry and Ivy Mallory and Pacific excessive faculty senior Olivia Schmidt. Megan Fraser and Kenzie Basey, each former princesses, are this yr’s Cranberry court docket directors. Jami Gallagher Zunino is chairwoman of the Royalty in training program for princes and princesses ages four-8.
This year, the queen’s coronation will once more be held at the Sprague network Theater on Friday night time. The football recreation is returned on Saturday afternoon.
Organized by the Bandon Chamber of trade for the reason that 1997, the competition is made possible by using support from groups and volunteers, consistent with Chamber of commerce intervening time Director Cathy Underdown. Underdown is filling in until a everlasting director can be employed following the resignation of lengthy-time director Julie Miller in March.
Chamber board member Anthony Zunino is once again chairman of the Cranberry pageant.
Providers are needed for the festival street honest. Vendor packages and greater info and statistics approximately the festival are to be had at bandon.Com/cranberry-competition. The Bandon Western international will put out its annual special Cranberry festival phase with features, photographs and a detailed time table in overdue August.