Celebrate Memorial Day at Schreiner's Iris Gardens with a weekend-long event featuring delicious liqueur and wine tasting, tangy barbequed chicken and toe-tappin’ music, all set among our gorgeous blooming Iris gardens. Artists from around the valley will be joining us to display and sell their works of art. Many of these artists have been painting in the Display Gardens for years; all will have Iris-themed work on display and for sale.
Saturday thru Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Spiritopia (www.spiritopia.com) will offer tastings of their delicious apple, cranberry and ginger liqueurs. Tantalize your taste buds with their premium artisan liqueurs and purchase your favorites to take home.
Also Saturday thru Monday, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Methven Family Vineyards (methvenfamilyvineyards.com) will offer tastings of their incomparable Willamette Valley wines.
Saturday 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., check out our live How to Dig & Divide Iris Demonstration. We will discuss and review the proper time and technique for digging and separating Iris. It’s easier than you think! Bring your questions and learn tips from the experts. Free demonstration, open to all.
Monday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. sit down for our famous Chicken BBQ featuring the culinary delights of the Gervais Knights of Columbus, just $11 per plate, it includes a half-chicken, coleslaw, baked potato, and beverage.
Then, Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., listen to memorable tunes and swingin’ songs from the talented musicians of Calamity Jazz (calamityjazz.com), a group of top performers from all over the West Coast.
Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., be sure to stop by St. Edward’s Not the Same Old Grind beverage cart for tasty warm and cold espresso drinks, smoothies, water, tea and lemonade for purchase. All proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Edward Youth Ministry, St. Edward Knights of Columbus and St. Edward. The Mt. Angel Sausage Co. cart will also be here with mouth-watering sausages, curly fries, elephant ears and soft drinks for purchase.
The gardens and music performance are free and open to the public. The chicken BBQ is $11. Wine and liqueurs available for a nominal fee.