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Events: August 2012

Aug 1st, 2012 | Category: Events

2012 Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association Show: Aug. 1-4, Show grounds located at 8837 Berthusen Road, Lynden. This year’s show features international tractors. Admission applies. Visit

Free Composting Workshop on San Juan Island: How to build and use a 3-bin composting system: Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., San Juan County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by SJC Public Works, WSU Extension and Ag Program, San Juan Islands Conservation District, and the WA Department of Ecology.

Skagit County Fair: Aug. 8-11. “Hometown Fun with a Homegrown Feel.” Agriculture, farm animals, food, live music, games, rides, kids zone, and much more. Admission applies. For complete schedule, see

23nd Annual Stillaguamish Festival of the River & Pow Wow: Aug. 10-12. A free family event honoring the environment and cultures of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a traditional tribal salmon bake, visit environmental and wellness exhibits, shop Native American art and crafts, listen to diverse music on two stages, and watch an educational Pow Wow open to the public. River Meadows Park, 20416 Jordan Rd, Arlington.

Natural Farming Weekend & Organic No-Till Workshop: Aug. 11-12. With Larry Korn, Andy Bary, Krista Rome, Ryan Drum, Smith & Merchantile and Ana Malinoff. Join Larry and other speakers for two exciting days of practical, hands on workshops, talks, films, music and feasting inspired by the philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka ( Sunday 9am to noon is Introduction to Organic No Till for Vegetable Production, a Field Day and tour of Organic No-Till test beds, including hands-on workshops and presentations with Larry Korn and Andy Bary, Talking Horse Farm, 652 Halvorsen Road, Friday Harbor. Visit

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School Sale: Saturday, Aug. 11. Noon to 3 p.m. at Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, Bellingham. This family friendly event is part yard sale, garden market, student art and children’s craft fair, there will be something for everyone. (360) 733-3164. $5 table fee for vendors.

Deer Proof Gardening: Tired of the deer feasting on your garden? Aug. 11. Chuck McClung will show you plants deer seem to avoid and the plants deer really love to eat. He’ll discuss the three strategies of (1) scare tactics, (2) repellents and (3) prevention, for creating a deer proof garden. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, Bellingham.

Succulent Pizzas! Aug. 11. One of our gardening experts will show you how to create a colorful “pizza” or dish garden using cold-hardy succulent plants. This low maintenance succulent pizza is drought tolerant and easily portable for year round interest. 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, Bellingham.

Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat: Aug. 11. Learn how to use native plants and other wildlife-friendly features in your yard to put out the welcome mat for our wild neighbors. Bring your questions – Fidalgo Backyard Wildlife Habitat volunteers will provide answers and handouts. 10 a.m. to noon at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market, 7th Street & R Avenue.

Pruning Ornamental Shrubs and Trees in Your Garden: Aug 12. Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale, 2 p.m. The WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener program is offering this free workshop near the vegetable garden. Learn when and how to prune the shrubs and small ornamental (not fruit) trees in your garden.

Northwest Washington Fair: Aug. 13 through Aug. 18. Agriculture, food, live music, games, rides, and much more. Admission applies. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Lynden. For complete schedule, see

Community Energy Challenge 2nd Birthday Party: Aug. 13. Boundary Bay Beer Garden, Bellingham. 5 p.m.

Natural Farming Observations With Larry Korn at Inspiration Farm: Aug.  14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Inspiration Farm. Take a tour of Inspiration Farm’s perennial and natural systems including grains and orchards with special guest Larry Korn. Inspiration Farm, 619 E Laurel Rd, Bellingham. Suggested donation of $10. Larry Korn lived and farmed with Mr. Fukuoka for two years in the mid-1970’s.  He translated and edited Fukuoka’s The One-Straw Revolution. Later in the evening, Korn will be at Village Books in Bellingham, 7 p.m.

San Juan County Fair: Aug. 15-18. This year’s theme is Food, Fun, Fair! A sweet, small town county fair with the feeling of an arts festival. Admission applies. Fun for whole family. For more info, visit

Whidbey Island Fair: Aug. 16-19. Agriculture, food, live music, games, rides, and much more. Admission applies. Island County Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Avenue, Langley. For schedule, visit

Woodcut Printmaking: Aug. 18-19. Harmony Fields, Bow. Noon to 3 p.m. Visit

Bite of Bellingham: Aug. 18. Bellingham and Whatcom County restaurants will offer bites, and attendees will vote and award their favorites. New this year is the “best local bite.” The cost is $1 per ticket, with bites ranging from 1-7 tickets. Cornwall Avenue in downtown Bellingham from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work: Aug. 18-19. Port of Everett Marina. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 75 artists will be sharing painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more.

Using Tunnels and Hoop Houses for Productive Gardening Workshop: Aug 18. 10:30 a.m. to noon at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. Free. Use of high tunnels and hoop houses can bring you success in crops that often fail out in the open. We’ll discuss hoop house construction, planting, pruning and training, and management issues. No registration required; please be prepared to be outside. (360) 966-5859.

Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening in Whatcom County: Aug. 18. Our veggie gardening guru will show you how to grow fresh veggies during the fall and winter months.  We’ll discuss which varieties of veggies are truly cold hardy for our county as well as how to grow and protect veggies through the winter. 10 a.m. Bakerview Nursery, Bellingham.

Beginning Gardening in Whatcom County: Aug, 18. Attend this class to learn all the basics of gardening like basic landscape design, basic vegetable gardening, soil preparation, deer and slug controls, and more. 2 p.m. Bakerview Nursery, Bellingham.

Preserving the Harvest: Aug. 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. Don’t let your garden bounty go to waste! We’ll discuss canning, drying and freezing of different fruit and vegetable crops. No registration required; please be prepared to be outside. Donations to support education at the Center are welcome.

Native Plant Notebooks: Aug. 18. Recognizing Native Plants for Kids and Families. Kids (and Families) will be looking at plants and drawing them in a notebook that Jenny will create; plus she has her own plant journal that she will share. She has a background in ethno-botany and works currently at Whitney Elementary. 10 a.m. to noon at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market, 7th Street & R Avenue.

4th Annual Summer Fruit Festival Features Espalier* Symposium: Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation presents the 4th Annual Symposium, Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the WSU – Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU – NWREC, this year’s festival features classes and demonstrations on Espalier, the ancient horticultural technique of training fruit trees and grapes to grow flattened in two dimensions. Register online at or on the day. Free to members of WWFRF; Non-members: $15 Single or $30 Family.

Food as Medicine: Aug. 23. Harmony Fields, Bow. 6 to 9 p.m. Visit

Evergreen State Fair: Aug. 23 through Sept. 3 Get your squeal on…Race to the fair! Featuring concerts, contests, competitive exhibitors (4-H and FFA), carnival, rodeo, and much more. For event info and tickets visit

Safe Home Canning with Vivian Smallwood: Aug. 25. 10 a.m. to noon at the Anacortes Farmer’s Market, 7th Street & R Avenue.

Farmers Markets


Lopez Island: Saturdays through Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village.

Orcas Island: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September on the Village Green in Eastsound. During October and through most of November, the Market meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall, on Haven. Visit

San Juan: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to  1 p.m. at the Brickworks building, Sunshine Alley and Nichols Street in Friday Harbor. Visit


Anacortes: Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Depot Plaza next to the Depot Arts Center, 7th & R Avenue. Wednesday market through Sept. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Keri Knapp at (360) 293-7922 or visit

Bow Little Market: Thursdays through Oct. 4,  from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green (south of Bow Hill Rd. along Old Hwy 99). For more information, contact Patty Sweaney at (360) 724-3333 or, or visit

Concrete: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Concrete Senior Center, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Concrete Senior Center is located just off Highway 20 at milepost 89. Contact

Mount Vernon: Saturdays in downtown Mount Vernon at Gates and Main Street by the Skagit River. The Wednesday Market is held at the Skagit Valley Hospital, 1415 Kincaid Street. Visit

Sedro-Woolley: Wednesdays through mid-October from 3-7 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square, corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets. For more information, visit


Arlington: Opens for the season on Saturday, July 7 and will be held each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. Visit

Bothell Farmers Market: Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. at Country Village Shops, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway.

Darrington: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June through September at Seeman Street, Darrington. For more information, call (360) 436-2167.

Edmonds Museum: Garden Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through June 23. The Full Market is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 30 through Oct. 6.

Everett: Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 7. Located in the parking lot at the Marina, Port Gardner Landing, 1600 Marine View Drive, Everett. Visit

Granite Falls: Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June through September, at 8416 SR 92, corner of Hwy 92 and Getchell (84th St NE). Contact

Mountlake Terrace: Fridays 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 28. Located at 23208 56th Ave W. For more information, visit

Mukilteo: Open Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m. from June 6 to Sept. 26. Located in Old Town Mukilteo near the Ferry at Lighthouse Park. For more information, contact Cherri Paul at (425) 418-6064 or visit

Port Susan: Opens on Friday, Aug. 10 in downtown Stanwood, a project of the Port Susan Food & Farming Center. 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday evenings on the grassy area behind Viking Village on 88th (across from the Legion Hall)  and will culminate with a market on Sept. 21-22. Visit www.portsusanfoodand

Snohomish: Thursdays from 3 p.m. to dusk through Oct. 11. Located at 1st Street and Cedar Avenue. Visit

South County: Wednesdays 4 to 8 p.m. from June through September. Located one mile east of Thrasher’s Corner at the intersection of Maltby Road and 39th Ave. S.E., Snohomish. For more information, call (425) 770-8507.

Willis Tucker: Fridays 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 14 on the front lawn of Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. For more information, visit


Artisans Market: Art, Crafts, Produce, $3 EATS. Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m., and Thursdays to be announced. Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, Bellingham. Contact or 360.920.0452.

Bellingham/Fairhaven: The Bellingham Farmers Market is held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Center, Railroad & Chestnut, and Wednesdays (on a smaller scale) in June through September from noon to 5 p.m. at the Village Green. Visit

Blaine Gardener’s Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza overlooking Drayton Harbor. For more information, call Carroll at (360) 332-4544.

Ferndale: Located on the Riverwalk Park along the Nooksack River, open every Saturday through mid-October. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (360) 384-3042 for more information.

Lummi Island: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Labor Day weekend. 2106 South Nugent Road, next to the Islanders store.

Lynden: Hosted by Five Loaves Farm, and held Thursday afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 20 at the Centennial Park lot in downtown Lynden, corner of 4th and Front. For more information, contact Dave Timmer at (360) 961-4061 or

Point Roberts: Alternating every other Saturday throughout the summer. Community Center, 1487 Gulf Road. Contact Naomi at


Bayview: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 27 at SR 525 and Bayview Road, Whidbey Island. Visit or call (360) 321-4302.

Coupeville: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October at Alexander & 8th Street (behind the library). Contact Pat Tennant at (360) 678-4288.

Oak Harbor Public Market: Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 24. Located in the Tree Park next to the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on Highway 20. Contact

South Whidbey Tilth: Open Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through October, 2812 Thompson Road and State Route 525. Visit or call (360) 730-1180.

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