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Annual Skillshare Faire coming up

Jul 1st, 2014 | Category: News

FERNDALE – The 3rd annual Whatcom Skillshare Faire has an earlier date this year, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24 at Hovander Park in Ferndale. This family friendly event offers the community a place to gather and learn skills in short classes, workshops and hands-on demonstrations. Popular workshops include how to raise rabbits, a portable sawmill demonstration, scything, sharpening tools, beekeeping, basket­making, archery, weaving, gardening, food preservation and how to darn a sock. The “Fermentation Station” will be offered again this year, with demonstrations on how to make wine and cider, and other fermented items such as sauerkraut and kimchi. A beer garden featuring local breweries will also be open during afternoon and evening hours. The event includes camping onsite with performances throughout the weekend by local bands and other entertainers. Tickets are $25 for a weekend pass, with kids under 9 and senior citizens over 70 admitted free.

Any community members interested in sharing a skill should contact Alicia Wills at (360) ­715­-1259 or admin@whatcomskillsharefaire.org. The Faire is sponsored by Transition Whatcom and the Center for Local Self­ Reliance. For more information, see whatcomskillsharefaire.org.

 

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