You can get a glimpse of coastal living in Cannon Beach, Oregon at the annual Cottage & Garden Tour, September 7-9.
Historic inns, vintage homes, and special gardens will welcome guests to enjoy a weekend of special receptions, presentations, concerts, a garden tea, wine tastings, and even a costume contest.
The annual event is coordinated by the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum which celebrates the town’s heritage as a coastal destination community.
Two of the weekend special events are hosted at the Tolovana Inn.
Cannon Beach has been a destination community since the 1880’s. In fact, in an August 1891 issue of The Daily Astorian newspaper, Cannon Beach was declared a “sportsman’s paradise.” Additionally, it was heralded as an “ideal location for rest and recuperation.” Still true!
Cannon Beach has emerged into a picture-perfect destination of unmatched charm. And during this special weekend, you can experience it in an extraordinary way.
The tour kicks off at noon, Saturday, starting at Tolovana Inn, with a riveting presentation by Oregon author William (Bill) Sullivan. Sullivan is a fifth-generation Oregonian and a prolific writer, adventurer, hiker, and historian. His award-winning books delve into Oregon’s legendary, unknown, and often strange past. His talk will focus on the history of Cannon Beach and the trails and roads used to access them – and some history about Governor Oswald West. West was governor from 1911 – 1913 and due to his efforts, is one of the major reasons that our beaches are open to the public. Tour maps will be distributed there.
2018 COTTAGE & GARDEN TOUR EVENTS SCHEDULE
Tickets for individual events or a weekend package can be secured through the Cannon Beach Historical Center & Museum.
Friday, September 7 Opening Concert and Reception: 6 pm
The R.J. Marx Quartet features a world-class frontline of saxophone and guitar exploring some of the most challenging and rarely performed compositions of the major jazz composers from the ’40s -’70s, as well as traditional favorites. Tickets to this event are $15.
Saturday, September 8 Luncheon & Lecture: Noon-1pm
Keynote speaker Bill Sullivan. The luncheon will be prepared by the notable bakers, chefs and sommeliers of Dough Dough Bakery, of Seaside. Held at the Tolovana Inn, tickets for the luncheon and lecture are $25. Attendees to this event will receive the home tour map at the luncheon.
Home & Garden Tour: Noon-5pm
Highlight include ten vintage homes, beach dream homes and well-tended gardens of mid-town Cannon Beach. Tickets for the self-guided tour are $35 and include the Saturday night jazz concert.
Jazz Concert & Reception: 6pm
After the tour, the festivities continue with the 1920’s themed concert and reception at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Admission is free with your tour map. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. Don’t miss out on the 1920’s themed costume contest, tasty treats, wine, a raffle, a photo booth, and dancing.
Sunday, September 9 Garden Tea: 11 am at Tolovana Inn
The final event of the weekend is an English style garden tea at Tolovana Inn. Enjoy tea, scones, cucumber sandwiches and other tasty morsels from Dough Dough Bakery. Nationally recognized garden designer and writer, Lucy Hardiman will speak at this showcase event. She is the owner and principal of the award-winning Perennial Partners, a collaborative garden design group in Portland, Oregon. Tickets to this event are $20.
Proceeds benefit the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, a non-profit organization.