Spring Music and Dance Festival
April 27, 28, and 29, 2007
La Grande, Oregon

Contact Us

c/o Northeast Oregon
Folklore Society

PO Box 433
La Grande, OR  97850


Plan to join friends and family during a fabulous weekend of elegant contra and old time square dancing at La Grande, Oregon.

A favorite dance caller, known the world round, Kathy Anderson, leads flow contra and high energy square dances with wit and wisdom.  The ever charming Adam Carlson leads interesting and unique contra dances, demonstrating a tremendous sensitivity to dancers.  Fine callers assuring a fun and exhilarating dance experience, for all.

The Toad Mountain Ramblers hail from Bellingham Washington, the trio includes Mike Schway (fiddle), Dave Nerad (banjo) and Clyde Curley (guitar).  A band that delivers the driving hoe down sound of the American southland with the sensibility that adapts to the requirements of contra dance.

Old time musical sounds of the Mill Creek String Band, a festival favorite, include Laurie Southworth (guitar), Tim Southworth (banjo), Janice Staver (fiddle) and Emily Kreiger (bass).  Music bound to up lift us.

Looking forward to dancing and making beautiful music with you.


Here is a preliminary schedule for the weekend.


Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Parish Hall
1002 L Avenue
La Grande, Oregon
The site of registration, meals, evening dances and dance workshops Friday and Saturday.

The Olde Meeting House
901 M Avenue
La Grande, Oregon
The venue for music workshops Saturday and all activities Sunday, including breakfast.


Delicious and nutritious meals are included in registration fees. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian foods will be served.  We hope you like the food!

Fees and Registration

Spring Festival registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  We strongly encourage early registration.  Full registration includes participation in all events as well as meals Friday evening to Sunday morning.  Saturday only registration includes activities and meals on Saturday.  Return registration and fees by April 7, 2007.

Printable registration form

Cancellation, please, by April 14, 2007.  Late cancellation may be subject to $25.00 fee.

A limited number of scholarships are available, to request one contact Catherine Paul 541.963.4606 or email springfest@neofs.us


Where to stay  Arrangements for hotel, motel or bed-and-breakfast reservations may be made by contacting Union County Tourism at www.visitlagrande.com or 800.848.9969.

Homestays  Festival participants have the opportunity to stay with Northeast Oregon Folklore Society members.  If you desire this option please register early so we can make the best arrangement for you.

 Please be advised, La Grande is located in a mountain valley (elevation 2713 feet) and has notoriously unpredictable spring weather.  We could experience balmy warm weather or frosty cold gales, or a dusting of snow, or all! Remember to bring clothing for any eventuality.