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ReedsportReedsport was named for a local settler, Alfred W. Reed, who founded the city in 1912. Reedsport & Winchester Bay are the gateway to 40 miles of undisturbed beaches and the tallest dunes in Oregon.

Reedsport is located on Highway 101 in the heart of the Dunes recreation area, near the mouth of the Umpqua River, famous for its fishing. Winchester Bay is a small town built beside Salmon Harbor. Salmon Harbor is at the mouth of the Umpqua River, one of the largest rivers between the Columbia River and San Francisco Bay.

The vast dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretch for 40 miles from the mouth of the Siuslaw River south to Coos Bay. There are 30 freshwater lakes, 40 miles of hiking trails and over 40 percent of the area is open to off-road vehicles. If you're looking for fishing, waterskiing or boating, Siltcoos, Tahkenitch or Ten Mile Lakes are good recreation choices.

The Umpqua Discovery Center is a good place to learn about the pioneer and logging history of the central coast, as well as about the Antarctic.



Chainsaw Sculpting Championship in Reedsport
Reedsport

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June 13-16, 2013

The Oregon Division Chainsaw Sculpting Championship is held every year since 2000 on Fathers Day weekend. The Theme for 2013 is open. You will see large Sitka Spruce logs transformed into works of art by world Class Pro and Sem-Pro Chainsaw Sculptors all over the United States and the World.

This championship captures the amazement of everyone that attends. Quick carves and carving auctions will take place daily. In addition there is a beer garden, food and craft fair and live entertainment.

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HOT Cars - Kool Nights on the Oregon Coast
Reedsport

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August 23-24, 2013

The fun starts on Friday with the Burnout and Open Header contests-hope you like LOUD cars and LOTS of smoke! Saturday the cars are powdered and permed for the Show N' Shine and Parade of Champions. Theres also a Harbor Cruise for those who are nostalgic for the 50's. Bring your favorite gal or guy and shake your stuff at the Street Dance. Dont forget the Famous Seafood BBQ. Come Kool off at the coast and enjoy all the HOT cars!

http://www.koolcoastalnights.com/

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DuneFest “The Most Fun a Family Can Have In The Sand"
Reedsport

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July 30 - August 4, 2013

DuneFest is a 4-day event in beautiful Winchester Bay. Winchester Bay is a vacationer's paradise; home to miles of undisturbed beaches, abundant wildlife, lake and ocean fishing, Lake Marie, nearby hiking trails, plenty of campgrounds, 3 beach parking areas, and vast stretches of off-road riding fun for ATVers. The dunes around Winchester Bay offer some of the best riding on the Oregon Coast and the village of Winchester Bay is full of shops and restaurants; offering unique gifts and tasty treats from the sea.

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Winchester Bay Ocean Fest
Reedsport

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July 18-20, 2013

Ocean Fest has been a Winchester Bay tradition  for 29 years. This Southern Oregon Coast event has grown and changed over time but it's still a favorite "down-home" event. The local merchants welcome visitors and would love a chance to meet you.

Enjoy three fun filled days in Winchester Bay with Live Music, Bazaar, children's Parade, Open House at the shops, Famous Seafood Barbecue, Games for young and old. Coast Guard Demonstrations...Kayak races on the Umpqua River. A summer's worth of fun packed into three days.

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Confluence is a Fun and Festive Oregon Coast Event in Gardiner
Reedsport

February 16-17, 2013

Located near Reedsport in Gardiner, this event is like no other on the Oregon Coast. At no other Oregon Coast festival will you find all of these elements brought together in one place. Hence the name: Confluence.

Situated between Florence and Coos Bay on the southern end of the Central Coast, this event will take place at the old W.F. Jewett School building in Gardiner. Bands from the Washington, Portland, Eugene, Coos Bay, Reedsport and Bandon areas will perform various genres of music throughout the weekend. Oregon wineries and microbreweries will offer tasting's and sales of their premium wines and micro-brewed beer.

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The Oregon Coast - the future of wave energy development
Reedsport

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has chosen Oregon Iron Works to construct its first commercial wave energy PowerBuoy system in North America.

The Oregon coast, Draper said, is “One of the world’s top sources for future wave energy development.”

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