ASHLAND, Ore. -- Ashland businesses are expecting an uptick in customers as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 2016 outdoor season.
The outdoor season will begin on Friday night with Hamlet. The Elizabethan Theatre will also host A Winter's Tale and The Wiz over the next few months.
For local businesses, they are already seeing more customers and anticipate to have even more as outdoor season picks up.
Many of them are bringing on additional staff to deal with the rush.