We went to the car show which was a lot of fun with a mix of years, makes, and types of restoration. The car show was held at the middle school parking lot. The high school is just a few blocks north so that's where a lot of people park. The sidewalks and curb cuts are in good condition.
Monday, June 5, 2023
Florence, Oregon Rhododendron Festival
We also went to the rhododendron show. Not very big or exciting - just a room full of rhododendron blossoms with award ribbons - but rhododendron fans were loving it. The show is held in the Florence Events Center which has a large parking lot but people were parking in it to go to the carnival so we had to park in the gravel lot across the street. It was difficult to get to the event center from that lot so parking in the Safeway lot one block east might work better.
We went to the carnival to check out the rides and get my favorite unhealthy fair food, a greasy, sugary funnel cake, but all they had were elephant ears and the line was too long. :( This isn't a large carnival because everything must fit in a 500'x 200' parking lot but they still managed to cram in over a dozen rides, three or four food booths, and several game booths. The parking lot has concrete curbs between the rows so we kept running into dead ends. Since carnival rides are not accessible, I do not recommend going. Parking is very limited and people were parking fairly far away.
We stayed at the Three River Casino. Players Club members get one night free then earn 50 points to stay for free. Four night limit. Festival 43.96715, -124.10408