Yachats
A Remote Oregon Coast Beach Town

 


Yachats (pronounced YAH-hots), according to the chamber of commerce,
is derived from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts,
meaning dark waters at the foot of the mountain.

But Yachats is much more than that. It is perched on the Oregon Coast
in an idyllic, you could even call it mystical, setting.
The village is located 27 miles north of Florence and 23 miles south of Newport.
Approaching from either direction the traveller is treated to the majesty of the Oregon coastline.

This is the place that people escape to.
Yachats offers shops and eating establishments that will match anyone's tastes.

Events and festivals span the year.
The Annual Original Arts & Crafts Fair takes place in March
and the admission is free.
Featured at this annual event are the works of over 75 artists
from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
The exhibitors are chosen for the superb quality of their work.

If you like to dance to the Big Band sound
then you'll love the 1st Thursday of month concerts.
The 17 piece Yachats Big Band plays for your listening
and dancing pleasure from 7PM to 9PM at the Yachats Commons.
Suggested Donation-Adults $4.00; Children under 12 free.

Then there is the 4th of July celebration with it's famous La De Da parade.
The Independence day festivities conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.

Yachats is home to the Annual Smelt Fry.
In July, thousands of smelt that have been caught and fried up
are offered along with sausages, homemade pies and other locally prepared items.
Music is provided throughout the day.

Annual Yachats Music Festival is in July.
You won't want to miss this world-class music festival
featuring outstanding instrumental and vocal artists.
Performances are held at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church.
Tickets available locally the month before the event.

In October the celebration of fall is marked by the Yachats Village Mushroom Fest.
Learn about mushrooms and see the Fungi Fashion Show.

 

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