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REEDSPORT -- The Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting Confluence 2018; a wine, beer and music festival. The festival will take place at the Community Center located at 451 Winchester Ave. The festivities will kick off on Friday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. concluding at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. The fun begins again at noon and ends at 10 p.m.

Participating breweries this year include Atlas, Defeat River, Deluxe, Ecliptic, Good Life, Mazama, McKenzie, Ninkasi, Ordnance, Sam Bonds and Three Creek. Wineries pouring at this year’s event will be HV Cellars and River’s Edge. Food is being served by Harbor Light Restaurant and Double D’s On The Rocks, offering a wide variety for all tastes.

Friday, you can enjoy the music of Timberwolf from 6 to 8 and Candy Apple Bleu from 8:30 to 10:30. Saturday the music starts at noon with Stillwater playing until 2:00. Soulpie will be playing from 2:30 to 4:30. Hot Wax plays from 5 to 7. The final act of the weekend is Gold Dust, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band playing from 7:30 – 10. Aside from the delicious, locally made, libations and a great line-up, over a dozen vendors will be in attendance for some fun and unique shopping.

Admission for Friday is $10 and admission for Saturday is $12, according to a press release from the chamber. If you would like to enjoy both days, weekend passes are available for $18. With your paid admission you will receive five tasting tokens, each one good for a sampling of beer or wine of your choosing. With a weekend pass, you will receive 10 tasting tokens.

A complimentary shuttle will be running during the event. There are three pick-up locations in Reedsport and Winchester Bay. The bus will be picking up at Winchester Bay RV Resort, Umpqua Bank parking lot and the McKay’s parking lot. Winchester Bay RV Resort is running a special. If you purchase one night of camping and a full weekend pass for Confluence, you will receive a second night of camping for free.

This is a 21 and older event. Bring some friends and get ready to have a blast in Reedsport over President’s Day Weekend. For more information, please visit www.confluencefestival.com or call the Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce at 541-271-3495.

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Umpqua Post Editor