Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival which runs from late February to November as well as other arts groups. The Ashland Food Coop is not only a great organic food store but their buffet has a large selection of salads, sides and main dishes. I ate there 4 or 5 nights a week. Doesn't pay to cook for one with the Coop available.

I parked at Wellsprings RV park and spa about 1.5 miles from downtown Ashland. Wellsprings hosted festivals and concerts which added to the artsy flavor of the area.

Watch the videos shot at Wellsprings.


Ashland videos.

Ashland is known as a woowoo, new term for hippy, town. In addition to one time events there is the Goddess Temple on the grounds of Wellsprings the RV park where I stayed. Grail is an interesting and very sharp woman.

Alexis Hatfield, of the Hatfields and the McCoys, is a unique talent with a unique style. We made two music videos while I was there. Watching the lives of traveling performers coming through Ashland she decided it wasn't worth trying to make a living from her talents.

Tom was the first person I met at Wellsprings. He later moved to another full time RV park and a few years ago died.