About La Grande
Nestled among the Blue Mountains and the Eagle Cap Wilderness, La Grande, Oregon is located in the center of the largest fully-enclosed valley in North America. The town itself is approximately 13,000 people and is a nationally accredited Tree Town. Sweet.
Eastern Oregon University, along with the numerous boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, living room jam sessions, bike trails, bodies of running water, dive bars, drifters, and train cars, help to define the cultural landscape.
It’s pretty nice here. (Google Map)
Photo by Ian Clark, Country Story
Some key places to note here.
Ten Depot Street, Mt. Emily Ale House, Joe & Sugars, The Longbranch, Golden Crown, Benchwarmers, the Sub Shop or Raul’s (just across from the Granada).
These are all within walking distance of our venues and worth stopping in at for fuel throughout the fest.
Rodeway Inn hotel in La Grande, Oregon
402 Adams Avenue (map)
La Grande, OR, US, 97850
La Grande’s Rodeway Inn is providing special pricing for festival pass holders at this year’s event. Contact them ahead of time and book your room – let them know you have a pass – you will need to show it to them upon check-in to receive the discount. This is a per night discount. Special rates for all 3 nights may be available.
Royal Motor Inn
1510 Adams Ave (map)
La Grande, OR, US, 97850
Phone: 541-963-4154 or
The above are the motels within walking distance of all festival events and many other points of interest in La Grande. Call them today for complete details and to book your stay.
Public Transportation throughout most of the day is available via Northeast Oregon Transit who runs a cool trolly-esqe bus around town. Check out maps and time / fees here: https://www.facebook.com/NeoTransit
Rickshaw Grimshaw Taxi Service
After-party nights keep an eye out for two dashing rickshaws. These vehicles are designed to assist in a pleasurable late night cruise to The Longbranch or in between venues and after evening features. Check them out on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rickshaw-Grimshaw-Taxi-Service/
While visiting in La Grande for the festival take some time to experience one of the best winter destinations. Anthony Lakes Ski Resort is located just 45 mile from LG and is prime time covered with luscious powder. Receive Half-off your lift ticket if you have an all access festival pass for the entire festival weekend. Shuttles and carpools through the weekend are available. Check out their website for details: http://www.anthonylakes.com.
Additionally you may want venture up to MERA (Mt. Emily Recreation Area) – some great snowshoeing picturesque views of the valley to be had – or drive out Ladd Marsh scenic view and take in some great birding.
Throw a round of disc at Eastern Oregon University’s 9 hole frisbee golf coarse. Drive out the old Highway 30 to Union for some history by way of Hot Lake Springs; a foundry, gallery, lodging and dining establishment sitting on top of a natural hot spring – it’s really steaming in the morning.
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