Harvest Hoedown

Come on down to the Butte Valley Museum for the Harvest Hoedown!!
Join us for a fun filled evening of hay rides, food vendors, games and movie night!!

Connecting Borders Barn Quilt Trail

Rural Klamath Connects Regional Barn Quilt Trail Project

On May 28th the first in a series of Barn Quilt Blocks was erected in Tulelake,
California at the Tulelake Cold Storage Building owned by Reba and Dennis
VanAcker. Barn quilt blocks are specially designed, hand painted, 8×8-foot
wooden art works that adorn historical barns and buildings.

Rural Klamath Connects, a non-profit group from three Oregon towns, Merrill,
Malin, and Bonanza and two California towns, Tulelake and Dorris—with grant
funding help from The Ford Family Foundation, Travel Oregon, Siskiyou Arts
Council and the Oregon Community Foundation—have collaborated to bring
together area residents, their historic barns and buildings, and their artistic talent
to develop a barn quilt trail connecting the five towns.

The Connecting Border Barn Quilt Trail project, to be completed over three years,
will design and produce a series of 50, eight foot Quilt Blocks that will portray the
culture, history and landscape of these five rural communities in the Southern
Klamath Basin.

Phase 1 of this project will result in a total of ten Barn Quilt Blocks, two per
community. Phase 2 will see an additional 15 blocks, three per community along
with a brochure which will include a trail map. Information will also be integrated
into local, county and state tourism websites. The final goal is for 50 plus Barn
Quilt Blocks.

The commitment of this team is to contribute to the preservation of the region's
rich history and to educate residents and visitors about culture, agriculture,
landscape and natural resources along with the amazing history this region has to

If you have questions and would like to speak to someone knowledgeable about
this project drop in to Tater Patch Quilts, 109 E Front Street, Merrill, OR, 97633
during regular business hours.

The 4th Annual Art of Survival Century Bicycle Ride

The 4th Annual Art of Survival Century Bicycle Ride (AOS) takes place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Tulelake, California and Malin and Merrill, Oregon.  The setting for this unique ride is in one of the most beautiful and undiscovered part of Siskiyou and Modoc Counties in California and in Klamath County, Oregon.

We offer a Century (100 mile), Metric Century (62 mile), 45 mile, 20 mile mountain bike route, and a 16 mile family friendly route.  Access the Ride with GPS route maps on our website.  All routes (except 16 mile) pass through the Lava Beds National Monument, which has an unparalleled volcanic landscape with towering cinder cones, expansive black lava flows and more than 700 lava tube caves.  The park also has a rich cultural history, containing thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs, as well as the major battlefields of the Modoc Indian War.

New in 2017 – Time to see what’s on the other side of the road!  This year we will be riding the routes in reverse.  Great opportunity to CELEBRATE with us as we honor and showcase our resources throughout this event and during our post-ride festivities.  Whether you ride a bicycle or not, there will be activities for you and your family at our event on May 27th.  Our Honored California Highway Patrol will again host a Bicycle Rodeo event for the children to learn bicycle safety.  Last year 42 children participated, so bring your children and grandchildren with their bicycles and helmets to the Fairgrounds at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday for this fun activity.

The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds in Tulelake, the RIDE headquarters, has numerous visitor services available including a museum of local history, the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument Visitor Center, which is open to explore on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  The Fairgrounds has RV and Camping sites with full hookups.  Reservations will be accepted by calling Linda at 541-723-3181.  Payment required upon arrival.

So, Let the CELEBRATION begin!  Register today at WWW.SURVIVALCENTURY.COM.

Malin Family Heritage Dinner & Movie January 28

The Malin Community Service Club is sponsoring their 2nd Annual Malin Family Heritage Dinner & Movie event on Sunday, January 28th.  Dinner will begin at 1:00 pm at the Way Station in downtown Malin.  Join us for good food and great company.  Dinner menu will showcase our local resident’s heritage.  We will also present our annual Volunteer of the Year Award.  Dinner tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for children 12 & under, and $25 per family.  Children under 4 yrs of age are free.  Dinner tickets are available at Malin Country Diner, Kalina Hardware, Corner Closet, and Malin City Hall.  Limited tickets will be available at the door.  Stay after dinner for a showing of War Horse at 2:30 pm at the Malin Broadway Theater.  Donations will be accepted for the movie.  Please see flyer for more details.


Malin Park Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the Malin Community Service Club for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Malin Community Park on Wednesday, December 13.  The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with a fundraiser dinner for the Malin Community Preschool at the Malin Community Hall.  Then the tree lights go on at 7:00 pm with Santa joining in the fun.  Make sure to bring your camera for pictures with Santa.  The trees will be lit nightly until New Year’s Day.  Please see flyer for more details.

Malin Christmas Tree Lighting 2017 flyer

Rural Tourism Studio wraps up December 5 & 6 in Klamath Falls

Travel Oregon will host its final series of Rural Tourism Studio workshops on Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6 at the 9th Street Venue in downtown Klamath Falls.

Join us for next week’s sessions focusing on Tourism Marketing & Communications and Teaming for Action.  There will be an Evening Celebration at the Ross Ragland Theater on Tuesday, December 6 to celebrate our region’s completion of the Rural Tourism Studio series.  We welcome everyone interested in strengthening our local economy through tourism to participate.

For more information and registration, please visit:  Industry.TravelOregon.com/KlamathBasin

Bonanza Hometown Holiday Celebration!

Join the Town of Bonanza as they host their 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 2.  The festivities include a downtown Holiday Light Parade beginning at 5:30, along with a tree lighting ceremony, visits with Santa, and the Bonanza Lions Club Pie Social.  Holiday Craft Bazaars will be available from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm at the Bonanza Community Center and 9:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Bonanza School’s Little Gym.  Entries for the Holiday Light Parade are still available.  For more information contact Tina Young at 541-545-6566 or [email protected].

Sponsored by: The Town of Bonanza, Bonanza Volunteer Fire Department, Big Springs Park & Rec, and The Bonanza Lions Club.

Bonanza Holiday Parade Entry Form

Bonanza Holiday Schedule of Events

Bazaar Weekend in Merrill & Malin

A great time to spend a weekend in the country and enjoy handcrafted items and homemade foods.  The communities of Merrill and Malin will host their Annual Craft Bazaars on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18.

Merrill Annual Christmas Bazaar

Merrill Civic Center, 365 Front Street, Merrill, OR

Friday, Nov. 17th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Includes kids craft corner and Santa Claus will there Friday and Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

For more information call: Lee Harris (541) 798-5117 or Carol Cossey at (541) 891-9552

44th Annual Malin Bazaar

Malin Community Hall, 2307 Front Street, Malin, OR

Friday, Nov. 17th, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Features all handcrafted items and baked goods.

For more information call Malin City Hall (541) 723-2021




Upcoming Falls Events in Malin

The City of Malin and the Malin Merchants are sponsoring a Halloween Parade in downtown Malin on Tuesday, October 31st at 3:30 pm.  Be sure to invite all your little ghosts and goblins for this fun Halloween event downtown.  For more information, please contact Malin City Hall at 541-723-2021.

Malin Halloween Parade flyer

The Malin Community Preschool will hold its first annual Harvest Celebration Fundraiser on Friday, November 3 at the Way Station in downtown Malin.  This will be a fun filled night of Bingo, loaded baked potatoes, and much more!  See flyer for more information.  Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and Bingo starts at 7:00 pm.  Pre-sale tickets available at: Bigoni’s Pizza, Papa Tanys, Malin Country Diner, Merrill Lumber, and Kalina Hardware.

Malin Harvest Celebration flyer

Butte Valley Museum Pioneer Harvest Dinner October 28, 2017

The Butte Valley Museum & Historical Society has raided the root cellar to present the Pioneer Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 28th at the Butte Valley Community Center in Dorris.  Dress “Pioneer” if you wish.  Proceeds from the event will support the purchase of Museum Cataloging Software.  No Host Bar open at 5:00 pm and event begins at 6:00 pm.  $20 for Early Bird tickets or $25 at the door.  Tickets for children 10 and under are $10.  Join us for a night of fun and support the Museum’s efforts to preserve our local history.  Information and tickets: Sylvia at (530) 397-5831 or Chris at (530) 397-3472 or by e-mail at [email protected].