September 25, 2022

Things to do in October

Things to do in October, Heceta Lighthouse B&B

Local events for the month of October:

Florence is Oregon’s Coastal Playground with its rolling sand dunes, miles of beaches, charming boutiques and
antique shops, and delicious seafood.
Florence Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays @ 3pm-6pm, May 10 – October 11, 2022
The Florence Farmers’ Market is an opportunity for Florence locals and visitors alike to purchase healthy,
locally-grown food directly from farmers. Products are sourced within an hours drive of Florence and come
from organic and sustainable farms.  Located at the intersection of Bay and Kingwood Streets in Old Town Florence.

Florence Regional Art Alliance presents its First Annual Coastal Plein Air Art and Wine Festival October 1st  and 2nd at the Florence Events Center. Over 60 artists from Washington and Oregon are “plain air” painting on the Coast between Newport and Coos Bay for the two weeks prior to the festival. If you see them, stop and talk with them about their artwork.  Artists will then compete for awards and prizes as judged by Barbara Jaenicke, an avid artist currently in Bend, OR. The Art and Wine Festival is October 1st, 11 am to 8 pm, and 2nd, 11 am to 4 pm, and will display and have for sale their artwork.  In addition, we have five awesome wineries from the Willamette and Umpqua Valley and 2 local food trucks, Hangry Haberneros and Peterson’s Pretzels. Come walk among the wonderful art, sip your wine and enjoy some food! The event is free to enter, wine tasting is $5 for a glass and 4 tasting tickets for $5.  More information is available on FRAA’s website,

Circles in the Sand at Heceta Beach – October 8, 2022
Labyrinth artist Denny Dyke is bringing his popular natural and meditative art installation to Heceta Beach!
Circles in the Sand was first created for Denny’s as a walking meditation and way to connect with the ocean
and ever-changing sand. The first Dreamfields was created in 2014 and has been a favored attraction among
coastal visitors whenever one is made. Dreamfields have grown to be giant patterns, a garden of sand with
several spirals and meandering paths that always return home. The draw-out starts at 3 p.m. with Denny
teaching everyone how to create this amazing art form on the canvas of Heceta Beach. At 4:30 p.m.,
volunteers are welcome to help groom the labyrinth before the path walk begins at 5 p.m. Watch the sunset
over the Pacific Ocean while contemplating the wonder of the sea! This event is hosted by Driftwood Shores,
Sea Lion Caves, Mos Seafood, Florence Area. Driftwood Shores 88416 1st Ave, Florence

At the Siuslaw Library – Thanks to the Lane Arts Council, Western Lane Community Foundation, and all of the partner orgs listed on the attached poster, we have some nifty art coming to our area as part of Fiesta Cultural. This is a celebration of Latino/a/x/e arts and culture that has previously only been in the Eugene/Springfield area. We are the first rural area in Lane County to be welcoming any associated programming. Check out the poster here.

Yachats Farmers’ Market – Sundays @ 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, May 8 – October 23, 2022
The Yachats Farmers Market provides an ongoing source of fresh, locally grown produce, food products, and
craft items. It includes locally grown and organic produce and plants, vendors of choice wild and exotic
culinary mushrooms, and locally made natural crafts. After the market, stroll through town and visit our
eclectic shops and galleries. Located at West 4 th Street and Hwy 101.

“Yachats Big Band Dance”  October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Listen, dance or both to the swingin’ sounds of the Yachats Big Band. Come out for this 20-piece band on the
FIRST THURSDAY of each month from 7 pm to 9 pm. Admission fee: $5. Located at the Yachats Commons,
441 Hwy 101 North.

Yachats Village Mushroom Fest

We are excited to announce the Yachats Mushroom Festival is back on October 15 & 16, 2022.

Hands-on experiences at the Commons Pavilion on October 15th & 16th

Educational speakers will be set up at the Presbyterian church on October 15th

Stay tuned for a published schedule of all events surrounding the 21st Annual Yachats Mushroom Fest

We will be publishing mushroom dishes on local restaurant menus as we receive them

Contact with inquiries

Here is a look at this years event:

2022 Local Menus | 2022 Mushroom Festival Schedule & Speakers

Newport Farmers’ Market – Saturdays @ 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – 2022
Newport Farmer’s Market has local vendors selling produce, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, hot foods, plants,
dried foodstuffs, honey, jams, soap, leather goods, birdhouses, ceramics, and many other items. Located at the
corner of Angle St and Hwy 101.

“Mushrooms, Mysticism, Trauma & Healing: Oregon’s Psilocybin Future and Measure 109”  October 1, 2022 @ 3:00 P- 6:00 PM
A mini-symposium and film showing on Oregon Measure 109 which Oregon voters approved last year
legalizing the adult-supervised use of psilocybin in the state.
Featured speakers include Dr. Jessie Uehling, OSU Mycologist on the Advisory Board of Oregon Health
Authority, Oregon Psilocybin Services and Angela Allbee, Manager of Oregon Psilocybin Services of the
Oregon Health Department.  The event also includes the Oregon premiere screening of “Psychedelia: The
History and Science of Mystical Experience”. Tickets are $5 sliding scale. Location: Hatfield Marine
Science Center – Glady’s Calley Marine Studies Center Auditorium: 2030 SE Marine Science Drive.

“Fuddy Meers (Live, on stage)”  October 14 – 30 2022

The day she wasn’t expecting is the play you won’t see coming. Claire has a unique form of amnesia, causing her to forget the events of each day when she goes to sleep. Every morning is a blank slate, and today’s will include a catastrophic romp through the kaleidoscopic feat of discovering her identity while surrounded by an odd medley of characters. A wildly funny comedy…the plot unfolds throughout the night, twisting and turning until it reaches an ending you never expected.  Check performance dates and times online at . Tickets are $24. Located at the Newport Performing Arts, 777 SW Olive Street.

“Pacific Standard Time-Jazz Ensemble” October 24, 2022 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bring chairs, blankets, and the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of music, community, and fun. If the
weather doesn’t cooperate, the concert will relocate indoors to the Newport Public Library’s McEntee Meeting
Room.  The 2022 Newport Public Library Music Series is free, open to the public and held on various dates and times throughout the summer beginning in July. This program is proudly sponsored by the Newport Public Library
Foundation and City of Newport. …Located at Literacy Park behind the Newport Public Library 35 NW Nye St.