Attention Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour fans and fans of home tours! It’s almost time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon Beach’s unique homes and gardens. Advance tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. The Tour will take place on September 12 and 13, 2015. Cannon Beach has been featured in National Geographic “The World’s Most Beautiful Places” issue and was selected as one of the 100 essential spots for travelers to visit. Recently, the town has also been named one of the best beach towns by Coastal Living.
The Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour focuses on architectural design, unique history, and the interior style quintessential to Cannon Beach. And that’s just the tour of homes and gardens! Attendees are also invited to a series of weekend-long events, concerts, and presentations.
The first of these events is the ever popular luncheon and lecture on Saturday, September 12 at noon. The luncheon will be prepared by tour favorite Culinary Capers and will take place at the Tolovana Inn. Culinary Capers has been creating local and organic fare for the past three years of the tour. The “lecture” portion will be a round table style discussion with long-time locals, historians, and friends of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.
After the presentation, attendees are invited to begin the self-guided home and garden tour at 1:00 p.m. Maps and tickets be available at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum (1387 South Spruce Street) or at the Coaster Theatre (108 North Hemlock). The Tour will take place in the area around EVOO and the Presidential Streets. Don’t miss the Cannon Beach Charter School’s lemonade stand. This is the second time the Charter School has partnered with the Cannon Beach History
Center & Museum to promote its efforts to bring an elementary school back to Cannon Beach. Who can say no to a glass of lemonade served by a group of cute kiddos?
After all of that walking, attendees are invited back to the Museum to enjoy Maggie & the Cats live in concert, wine, beer from Fort George, tasty treats, and of course, the quilt raffle. Maggie & the Cats is spear-headed by long-time residents Maggie Kitson and Richard T, and their team of professionals. The group will rock the evening away with soulful blues, R&B, and funk. This event starts at 6:00 p.m.
As part of this ever-growing fundraiser, the Museum offers a raffle of local textile art. This year, the quilt was created by local textile artist Constance Waisanen and is entitled Jellyfish. Waisanen integrates hand-dyed fabrics, batik, and unique stitch work to create engaging and emotive pieces worthy of any art gallery wall. Jellyfish is a colorful exploration of the sea-life found in the tide pools of Haystack Rock. For just $5 you have the opportunity to take this amazing piece home.
The final event will be an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Inn. Enjoy a selection of Oregon made teas, homemade scones and other treats in a flower-filled setting. Debbie Teashon owner of the Rainy Side Gardner and co-author of “Gardening for the Homebrewer: Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More” will be giving a presentation entitled, “Life Beyond the Two-Season Garden Party.” Annual plants come and go, and we love their short-term bursts of fabulous colors. Yet here in the Northwest, perennials, shrubs, and trees can throw a party in the garden for more than two seasons. Toss in a few bulbs, and a pinch of design tips, and you have a recipe for a luscious garden. Debbie Teashon presents the true stars of the Northwest garden & plants that spice up your garden in, around, and beyond the typical growing seasons. Teashon is also a freelance garden writer, book author, and award winning photographer. This event starts at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 13.
For those interested in volunteering or sponsoring this fabulous fundraiser, you may contact Elaine Trucke at email@example.com.
With special support from (and thanks to) Constance Waisanen, Oregon Historical Society, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort George Brewery, City of Cannon Beach, and Tom Olsen Jr.