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Best Bets: 5 picks for things to do

Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ

The seventh annual festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3283 Hillcrest Road, Medford. Look for brews from more than a dozen breweries including Walkabout, Bricktowne, 10 Barrel, Arch Rock, Wild River, Opposition and Lost Coast; food from Fired Up Food Truck, Off the Bone, Heart and Bowl, Victory Dogs and CABA Authentic Argentine Empanadas; and live music by Rainy and the Rattlesnakes, Waking Hazel, Rachel Baiman, The John Dough Boys and Dusty Green Bones Band. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at bbb2019.brownpapertickets.com, or at RoxyAnn Winery, Medford Food Coop, Music Coop in Ashland and Vinfarm, 111 SE G St. in Grants Pass. Admission includes commemorative pint glass and two half-pint tickets. Tickets are $20 for non-beer drinkers. Kids 15 and younger get in free. Proceeds benefit Rogue Valley Food System Network.

Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo

One of the most exciting events of the summer in Southern Oregon is the annual Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point. This year’s rodeo runs through Saturday, June 1. LOCASH will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the BiMart Amphitheater. Events will be bull riding, saddle-bronc riding and bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie-down roping and team roping. This year’s Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo queen is Kendra Pinnell, a senior at Crater Lake Charter Academy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, and the rodeo begins at 7 p.m. For details, call 541-774-8270 or see attheexpo.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=5

Gold Dust Day

The town of Gold Hill will celebrate its colorful heritage all day on Saturday, June 1. Festivities kick off with a pancake feed at 7 a.m. at the IOOF Hall; the parade will start at 10 a.m. The town will transform into a sea of vendor and food booths, historical and educational displays, and activities for kids. The Gold Hill Historical Society will be open with exhibits, mule wagon rides and gold-panning lessons, and the Friends of the Gold Hill Library will hold a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also look for classic cars on display and live music by The Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association from noon to 2 p.m. at the Gold Hill Museum, 504 First St. Call 541-941-4373 or email lorihettman@earthlink.net for more information.

JP Sears

Comedian and YouTube star JP Sears will perform his comedy show at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Heavy on the satire, Sears slices through the nuances of the new-age community, self-help movement, health practices and his own life that’ll have you laughing at yourself and feeling inspired. Content is rated PG-13. Children allowed if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $30.50 and $27.50. VIP “Meet-N-Greet” tickets are also available, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.

Bark in the Park

Baseball fans are invited to bring their dog out to watch the Medford Rogues play the California Bees, Saturday, June 1, at Harry & David Field, 2929 S. Pacific Highway, Medford. Dogs must be friendly around other dogs and people, up to date on shots and not in heat. Wading pools and drinking water will be provided to keep dogs cool during the game. Also look for pet-themed booths. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. Come early and participate in the pregame “Parade of Dogs.” Game tickets are available online at rogues.isportstix.com/events or purchased at the gate. Dog tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the gate. Proceeds from the sale of dog tickets will go to SoHumane, a local pet adoption facility. See sohumane.org or call 541-779-3215.

JP Sears
Blake Knowles competes in steer wrestling at last year's Wild Pro Rodeo at the Expo. (Andy Atkinson / Mail Tribune)