Autumn Festival to kick off fall in Mapleton

Sept. 29, 2021 — Blissful Seasons presents the Autumn Festival in Mapleton on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 10650 Highway 101, the former Champion and Davidson’s Mill site.

There will be a Chili Cook Off, so people are encouraged to get their best chili recipe and cook up a pot of their finest.

Rules: Registration required, must make six quarts minimum and must bring your own propane cooker. No fee for entry, but tickets will be sold of tastings of the Taster’s Choice Chili.

There will be three judges who will award a first, second and third place award, along with a Taster’s Choice Award.

Amy Ogden Clawson will emcee the event, and will hopefully will sing a song or two.

There will be live music. Robbie Dee Woody will play her violin. Sydney Crapser and his band “SYDNEY” will play blues and rock. The Johnny Kallas Band will play original songs.

There will also be a flag ceremony to honor our past and present veterans and military and a moment to honor America the Beautiful.

At Autumn Festival, the community will find food trucks and vendors, 4H and a variety of small animals, the Oregon State University Extension Service and Lane County Sheriff’s Office emergency vehicles on display. Siuslaw Valley Fire Marshal Tony Miller will be present to kick off National Fire Prevention week, which starts Oct. 3.

In addition, there will be multiple car clubs showing off their cool cars. This includes Oregon Coast Hot Rods, Cascade Corvette Club and more. 

Finally, Oregon State Rep. Boomer Wright, and former Mapleton educator, will top off the event with one of his famous pep talks — as any of his past students will remember.

For more information, call 541-999-9254.