It's all about fun at the 59th annual Rooster Crow

The Rogue River celebration runs from Friday to Sunday with the big event — human and rooster crowing — set for Saturday afternoon at 2

Rogue River's Rooster Crow Celebration is expected to set off a racket this weekend as the 59th annual event runs Friday through Sunday, with the big competition scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

The main event, the Rooster Crow contest, begins at 2:30 p.m. (2 p.m. if you want to hear some humans crow). The feathered crowers will try to beat the competition's all-time record set 34 years ago by White Lightning of 112 crows in 30 minutes. Only two other roosters have ever cracked the century mark.

This year's Rooster Crow is part of Rogue River's centennial celebration. Parade grand marshals will be the Neathamer pioneer family.

The event begins with a kickoff dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday (cost is $6 per person) and live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. by the Afterburners at the Woodville Museum bandstand, Oak and First streets.

Saturday will start with a fun run and walk at 8 a.m. The Rooster Crow Parade will begin at 10 a.m., and the crowing events begin at 2 p.m.

Here are some of the main events planned for the weekend:


  • Fun run and walk at 8 a.m., beginning at Beck Field in the 300 block of Pine Street.
  • Concession and arts and crafts booths, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 110 Pine St.
  • Parade, 10 a.m. downtown.
  • Registration for the rooster crowing contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rooster Crow Arena.
  • Children's activities all day at Rooster Crow Arena.
  • Parade awards, 1:45 p.m. in the Rooster Crow Arena.
  • Human crowing contest, 2 p.m. in the Rooster Crow Arena.
  • Rooster crowing contest, 2:30 p.m. in the Rooster Crow Arena.
  • Live music throughout the day at the Woodville Museum bandstand.


  • Car show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., First and Pine streets.
  • Concession and arts and crafts booths, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 110 Pine St.
  • Blacksmith demonstration, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodville Museum.

For information, see or call 541-582-0242.

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