Tickets are on sale now for Light the Fire, an annual harvest season chef collaboration and spectacle-filled street party in Oregon’s wine country
McMinnville, Ore. (Aug. 2, 2017) – The wine country town of Newberg, Ore., just outside of Portland, will come alive during the weekend of September 30th – October 1st with the 3rd annual Light the Fire culinary extravaganza for charity, and the 25th annual Art Harvest Studio Tour. Light the Fire begins on October 1st with a champagne reception and pairings by a James Beard award-nominated chef at Valley Wine Merchants, followed by a multi-course dinner paired with exceptional wines at Ruddick/Wood restaurant. Each course will be prepared over wood fire by three of the Willamette Valley’s most talented chefs. Meanwhile, a street party outside will spark through the night with live music, fire dancers, flaming cocktails featuring local spirits, food trucks, fire pits, illuminated art installations, award-winning local wine and beer, and Portland’s famous Unipiper playing his flaming bagpipes. This spectacle of fire performance and culinary collaboration is not to be missed!
When: 5:00-7:00pm (chef dinner), and 6:30-8:30pm (street party) on Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Where: Ruddick/Wood, 720 E. First St, Newberg, OR, 97132
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now for Light the Fire’s dinner and street party at yamhillcap.org/lightthefire. The street party is $10 per person for entry and entertainment, food and beverage is à la carte. The chef collaboration dinner is $100 per person, including four courses and wine pairings curated by Valley Wine Merchants, as well as the street party. Both events are 21+.
- Paul Losch, Ruddick/Wood, Newberg, OR
- Sunny Jin, Jory at The Allison Inn, Newberg, OR
- Dario Pisoni, Agrivino, Carlton, OR
Street Party Vendors:
- Nineteen27 S’mores, Portland, OR (scratch-made s’mores)
- Ransom Spirits, Sheridan, OR (flaming cocktails made with local spirits)
- Red Hills Market, Dundee, OR (farm-to-table wood-fired bites)
- Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, Newberg, OR (award-winning farmhouse ales)
- And more vendors to be announced!
Street Party Entertainment (many just returning from European tours):
- Dancehall Days (band), Portland, OR
- Flamebuoyant Productions (fire dancers), Portland, OR
- Raging Heart (fire art) by Richard Crawley, Portland, OR
- The Unipiper, Portland, OR
Wine Wall (a wall filled with bottles of Willamette Valley wines, for silent auction)
Guests of Light the Fire are invited to stay for a wine country weekend, exploring the charming shops, art galleries, welcoming wine tasting rooms, restaurants and wine bars that line the streets of Newberg. Some of the Willamette Valley’s top wineries lie in the hills just outside, which will be at peak autumn color. The annual Art Harvest Studio Tour (Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Oct. 6-8) takes place at over 30 artists’ studios throughout Yamhill County, with a Grand Exhibition at the Chehalem Cultural Center in downtown Newberg. For travel further travel inspiration, visit http://yamhillcap.org/