For architecture enthusiasts, gardners and the curious, tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour, a special weekend fundraising event supporting the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, September 9-11, 2016.
The doors will be open to grand beach homes, historic cottages, and architectural wonders of Cannon Beach during a special weekend that features lectures, social events, music, food and drinks.
Cannon Beach has been a destination community since the late 1800’s, alluring for both its seaside location and its unequivocal charm. The Cottage & Garden Tour provides another exceptional reason to visit.
Most of the events sell-out, so it’s a good idea to make your plans soon. Likewise, it’s a good idea to book your ocean-front rooms or suites at the Tolovana Inn for the popular weekend. Conveniently, three of the weekend events will be held on-site or nearby.
Tour tickets may be purchased individually or as a bundle for just $60. Call 503-436-9301 or purchase them online.
Here’s the schedule for the 2016 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour:
Friday September 9, 2016
6:00 PM Concert and Reception Kelsey Mousley and “The Next Right Thing,” a veteran vocalist is compared to a young Dianna Krall, will entertain during a kick off concert at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Food will be available from Sea Level Bakery and Newman’s at 988. Ticket for this event are $12
Saturday, September 10, 2016
12 Noon to 1PM Luncheon and Lecture Portland architect and designer Libby Hollah will present her vision of vintage and traditional design and the reawakening of these styles in home design. Several of her notable designs have been featured in prominent publications including 1859 and Oregon Home Magazines, and The Oregonian. This luncheon and lecture will be held at the Tolovana Inn. Following the presentation, attendees will receive tour maps. Tickets for this event are $25
1PM to 5PM Tour of Homes will take place in the Tolovana area. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour historic cottages, grand beach homes, lodges, and inviting gardens. One highlight will be the tour of the former summer cottage of Frank and Irta Woodfield. He was a prolific and acclaimed Oregon Coast photographer during the early 1900’s. His work will be on display as well. Home Tour tickets are $30 and include a post-tour reception.
6PM to 8PM Wine Reception & Live Music Following the tour, attendees will return to the Museum for a reception and dancing with Maggie & the Cats. Nehalem Bay Winery and Fort George Brewery will provide beverages. This event is included in the cost of the home tour ticket.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
11 AM Sunday English-Style Garden Tea. Sunday’s English style garden tea will be held in the conference room at the Tolovana Inn. With coffee, tea and tasty food, attendees will enjoy a presentation by NW naturalist and author, Sherian Wright. Focusing on backyard beekeeping. She wrote “Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener.” after her own extensive documentations and research of this bee and its super pollinating abilities. A retired mechanical engineer, she now regularly conducts workshops and on college campuses, at nurseries and for special interest groups.
There’s lots to learn and plenty to enjoy. With September days in Cannon Beach typically sunny, with highs of 69 degrees, it should be perfect!