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2017 OPA PICNIC Wine Tasting and Pit Firing

  • Sat, September 16, 2017
  • Sun, September 17, 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • Sat, September 16, 2017, 1:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Sun, September 17, 2017, 12:00 PM 5:00 PM
  • Potter's Vineyard, 14725 NE Quarry Rd, Newberg OR 97132


  • Please RSVP for the picnic, and include number of guests you will bring.

Registration is closed

2017 OPA Picnic Information:

With special events:  Wine Tasting and Pit Firing (see info below)

Save the Date:  Sunday, September 17th, noon 'till 5:00

Where:  At the Potter's Vineyard, 14725 NE Quarry Rd, Newberg OR 97132,  503-504-3796  (owned by OPA members Bill and Sandy Sanchez)

What:  There will be lots to do!

  • We'll have wine tasting from 12:30-1:30!
  • We'll feast on BBQ chicken and a delicious pot-luck!
  • Discover the surprises as we unload the pit-firing!
  • Bring musical instruments and raise our voices in song!

OPA will supply the BBQ chicken, cold sodas and water, the wine tasting event, and some bottles of Potter's Vineyard wine for us to share

You bring:

  1. Food for the potluck (surprise us with a main dish, side dish, appetizer, or dessert)
  2. BYO-beer (we will not have a keg this year) and feel free to purchase more bottles of Potter's Vineyard wine (but PLEASE do not bring other label wines to this event)
  3. Folding chairs or picnic blanket
  4. Musical Instruments

Families and guests welcome.  Car-pool when possible.

Please register for this event to have your RSVP sent to Deb Shapiro.



Take part in a free pit firing!  

When:  Sat. & Sun. September 16 & 17

Beginning at 1:00pm on Sat. the 16th, we will prepare the pit, prepare the pots, load the pit, and fire it off.  We should be done by 9:00pm

The following day, at the picnic, we'll unload the pit and share the "oohs and aahs" with all the picnickers

OPA will supply:  the pit, burnables, oxides and wrapping to give your pots color, and a skilled pit-firer to lead us through the experience

You Bring:

  1. Up to 5 BISQUED pots (may be burnished, sanded, or terra-sig) minimum 3" diameter / max 8" diameter
  2. A sack dinner and drinks (non-alcoholic during the firing, please)
  3. Folding Chair

Lots more info available after you sign-up.  We'll try to get as many pots into the pit as possible.

Space is limited so please RSVP asap (register by August 21 at the latest)

Please register to RSVP for these events and you can mark if you will be attending the picnic (Sunday), pit firing (Saturday) or both.

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