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Events Calendar: September 2016

Sep 1st, 2016 | Category: Events

September Eat Local Month: Month-long celebration of local food and farms, sponsored by Sustainable Connections. See sustainableconnections.org for the full schedule.

 

Perennials For Fall Interest: Saturday, Sept. 3. Ani Gurnee of Aulos Designs will present her favorite varieties and a few tips on how foliage and berries can function as brightly in the garden as flowers. 11 a.m. Class fee $8, reservations required. Christiansons Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821 or see www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Introduction to Weaving: Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, and 17. Learn to weave using a floor loom with Aurora Lindquist!  In a series of three Saturday morning sessions, learn to plan a weaving project and what materials to use, warp a loom, and create your own 2’ by 4’ rug. Cost: $88. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See ragfinery.com.

 

2016 Lummi Island Artists’ Studio Tour: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4.  View the work of dozens of Island artists. Drive or bike to a great variety of Artists’ Studios where you can see paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, pottery, photography, jewelry, fine furniture, glass, metalwork, stonework, quilts, clothing, knitwear for adults and children, and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tour maps are available at the Islander Store or online at http://lummi-island.com.

 

4th annual Farm Fund Hootenanny: Sunday, Sept. 4. Family-friendly square dance and more to raise funds for the Co-op’s Farm Fund. Local Farmer Awards in partnership with Sustainable Connections. Barbecue available. $5 to $20 donation at the door. 6 p.m. at the Boundary Bay Beer Garden, Bellingham.

 

Fall flower power: Birchwood Garden Club’s September Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 7. Danielle Young from Skagit Gardens offers a visual tour of foliage and flower powerhouses that will make a gardener treasure their Fall gardens. Come see the plants which deliver the leaves, stems, berries or flowers which will light up your garden and transform your Fall season. 7 p.m. Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham. See www.birchwoodgardenclub.org. Birchwood Garden Club membership is open to anyone in Whatcom or Skagit County.

 

4th annual Bellingham Beer Week: Friday, Sept. 9-18. This 10-day celebration of local craft beer includes tap takeovers, brewer nights, beer-and-food pairings, beer-themed movies, special beer releases, beer trivia, visits from beer authors and respected brewers, and many other events. For more information, visit BellinghamBeerWeek.com.

 

Whatcom County Dahlia Society Annual Flower Show: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11. Hundreds of dahlias and many arrangements of all different types, sizes, and colors from all over Washington and Canada. Experienced growers available to answer your questions. Hours are Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. All ages. Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham. For more information, call Paul at (360) 354-4346 or visit www.whatcomcountydahliasociety.org.

 

2nd Annual Corn Festival: Saturday, Sept. 10. Check out the 10-acre corn maze, story trail maze, rope maze, corn shucking contests, corn crib for the kids to play in, and more. Corn roaster, kettle corn, and vendor fair, too. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bob’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm, 10917 Elliott Rd, Snohomish.

 

Whatcom Farm Tour: Saturday, Sept. 10. A free, family-friendly, and self-guided tour of Whatcom County Farms, from veggies to alpacas, wine and more at a total of 12 stops. Locations include: Bellingham Farmers Market, Joe’s Gardens, Twin Sisters Farmers Market, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Ten Fold Farm, BelleWood Acres and Distilling,  Twin Brook Creamery, MyShan Dairy, The Cheese Shop at Appel Farms, Ulrich Farm & Nursery, Ferndale Farmstead, and Vartanyan Estate Winery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. See sconnect.org or call (360) 647-7093.

 

Fall Soil Care For A Healthier Landscape: Saturday, Sept. 10. Join Certified Arborist Christina Pfeiffer to learn the best things to do – and not do – to get ready for winter. 11 a.m. Class fee $8, reservations required. Christiansons Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821 or see www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Mulch Matters! Saturday, Sept. 10. Join Certified Arborist and Consultant Christina Pfeiffer as she explains different mulch materials and how they perform in the garden for weed suppression, aesthetics, and maintaining soil condition, and more. 1 – 2 p.m. Class fee $8, reservations required. Christiansons Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821 or see www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Composting And The Soil Food Web: Saturday, Sept. 10. Learn how to feed your soil throughout the fall and winter. Paige will take you through the basics of composting and working with the soil food web to prevent pest and disease problems as well as reduce your workload as a gardener. Free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, garden-spot.com.

 

Permaculture: Implementing Design Principles from Nature: Saturday, Sept. 10. Certified permaculture designer Nancy Chase has been perfecting her permaculture skills at her Shambala Farm, and other projects, for several years. 10:30-noon. Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

 

2nd annual Harvest Moon Festival Cider, Brews, & Blues: Saturday, Sept. 10. The Mount Vernon Downtown Association presents this community celebration of the fall harvest season at the Skagit Riverwalk Plaza from 4:30-9 p.m. Live music, with local breweries and cidermakers. Advance tickets are $20 per person at brownpapertickets.com. Same-day tickets will be $25 at the gate. Must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, visit www.mountvernondowntown.org or call (360) 336-3801.

 

Skagit River Salmon Festival: Saturday, Sept. 10. Free, family-friendly fun. Bands and live music, food and brews, Hunters of the Sky Raptor Shows, arts, crafts, and games for the whole family. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swinomish Casino & Lodge, 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes. For more details see skagitriverfest.org.

 

9th Annual Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl & Medieval Faire: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11. Flying pumpkins, learn to fight like a Viking, marvel at Knights on horseback, pirate cannons, and kids enjoy a fairy tea party. Spirits tasting for adults.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alexander Farm, Corner 42nd St SE & 52nd St SE, Everett (Ebey Island). See www.festivalofpumpkins.org.

 

September Book & Bake Sale: Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 13-14. Friends of the Arlington Library are hosting a lobby ‘Book and Bake Sale’ on Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  ‘Teen’ and ‘Classic’ books are featured.  Anyone is eligible for the door prize drawing if they make a purchase. CDs and videos will also be available.

 

No Sew Braided Rugs: Wednesday, Sept. 14. Come learn how to craft a beautiful no sew braided rug with Kirsten Wert. This four strand technique eliminates the need for sewing braids together and results in a sturdy rug able to withstand the modern washer and drier. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost $22. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See ragfinery.com.

 

Schak-Tober Fest! Sept. 15-25. This fall event at the Schack Art Center features a glass pumpkin patch filled with harvest themed 2D and 3D artwork, glassblowing demonstrations, kids’ activities, Pints and Pumpkins Night, and “Make It Now” pumpkin events in the hot shop. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Avenue, Everett. For a complete schedule, see www.schack.org.

 

10th annual SICBA Home Tour: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18. Visit six custom homes built by SICBA members in Skagit and Island counties. Meet the builder, get inspired by the craftsmanship, get ideas for your next home or just spend a day leisurely touring. Tickets are $10 each. Free admission for children under age 15. Hours are Friday 2-7 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information see sicbahometour.org.

 

Harvesting Fall Fruit: Saturday, Sept. 17. Discuss ways to determine if fruit is ready to be picked, proper picking, and best storage methods, as well as fall and winter orchard chores to help keep your trees at their healthiest. No registration required. Be prepared to be outside. 10:30 a.m.  Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Pros and Cons of Fall Planting: Saturday, Sept. 17. Join Ani Gurnee of Aulos Designs as she explains the factors of fall planting. 11 a.m. Class fee $8, reservations required. Christiansons Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821 or see www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

Fall Pruning With Erin: Saturday, Sept. 17. Learn the best practices for fall pruning of your roses, vines, shrubs, small trees and other perennials. 11 a.m. My Garden Nursery, 929 East Bakerview Road, Bellingham. (360) 366-8406, mygardennursery.com.

 

Hypertufa ‘Make It and Take It’: Saturday, Sept. 17. Known as “lighter-than-concrete” sinks, hypertufa containers have been used in Old-English gardens for centuries.  Create your own with Kim, as she shows you how to mix and mold your own planter in this ‘Make It and Take It’ workshop.  Bring rubber gloves and you can dirty up!  Class fee is $39. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, garden-spot.com.

 

All Day Hypertufa Reunion Event: Saturday, Sept. 17. Calling on all past workshop graduates: Bring your “Old English” container gardens into the Nursery. Let us help you design your hypertufa trough with a brand new look for Fall and Winter. Our tables are filled with new ideas to inspire you. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, garden-spot.com.

 

Pioneer Days at Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum: Saturday, Sept. 17. Children of all ages welcome for hands on activities – milk a cow, wash clothes, sewing machine, old toys, shake shingles, churn butter, and more. 1 – 4 p.m. 20722 67th Ave. N.E., Arlington. Call (360) 435-7289 or see www.stillymuseum.org.

 

No-Sew Rag Rug Workshop: Monday, Sept. 19. Learn to make a no-sew rag rug with Kristen Wert. This four strand technique eliminates the need for sewing braids together and results in a sturdy rug able to withstand the modern washer and dryer. Please bring a pair of scissors and two old sheets of different colors. Register online at WCLS.org, space is limited. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, (360) 592-2422.

 

Make Your Own Sourdough Pizza with Jesse Otero: Monday, Sept. 19. Chef Jesse gives a hands-on lesson in the art of pizza making. Learn how to work with naturally fermented dough as well as how to feed and maintain a sourdough culture. Pizza and Italian-inspired appetizers will be enjoyed. Course fee includes a choice of wine or non-alcoholic beverage. 6:30-9 p.m. $45 per person. Downtown Community Food Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

Unfolding: A Quilt Series: View a series of recent quilts by Suzanne Keeney Lucy which incorporates fabric she created using Itajime Shibori, a process of folding, clamp resist, and dyeing. Sponsored by Friends of the Deming Library. On Exhibit Sept. 20 through Oct. 28.  Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, (360) 592-2422.

 

Raising Livestock: This 11-week course starts Sept. 22. The WSU Livestock Advisor program is offering a 10-week series of classes about raising livestock. From choosing smaller low line beef to larger framed cows, pastured poultry to milking goats, sheep or the family cow, meat rabbits or swine, these classes will give you a broad overview of livestock selection, nutrition, reproduction, production costs and returns, fencing, and more in a sound and humane manner. Pasture management and renovation is covered at length helping folks become grass farmers to support their livestock. The series runs Tuesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. at Stanwood High School. Registration fee is $125 and includes a second person from the same family or farm entity. At the completion of training you are certified as a WSU Livestock Advisor volunteer and asked to return 50 hours of volunteer time over a two-year period. Download an application at http://skagit.wsu.edu. Contact Joan DeVries at (360) 428-4270 ext. 240, or joand@wsu.edu for questions.

 

Upcycled Dream Catchers: Wednesday, Sept. 21. In this class, participants will learn how to turn recycled fabrics and wooden embroidery hoops into beautiful dream catchers with Patti Barker. These dream catchers are inspired by, but are very different from traditional dream catchers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $22. Ragfinery, Bellingham. See ragfinery.com.

 

24th Annual Fall Garage Sale, Antiques & More: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Over 140 vendors, great food and live music. Car Show on Saturday. $3 admission, $3 parking. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W Taylor Street, Mount Vernon. See www.skagitcounty.net/fairgrounds or call (360) 336-9414.

 

Anacortes Farmers Market’s annual Pie Festival: Saturday, Sept. 24. This year there will be more pie, more games and more fun! Join us as we celebrate all things Pie – a pie baking contest, bake sale, free kids activities, an online pie haiku contest (Pie-ku!), a raffle and pie related goods from our vendors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anacortes Farmers Market, 611 R Ave. See www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

 

Bat’s Incredible! Saturday, Sept. 24. Kathleen Bander, founder of Bats Northwest, joins the fun of our Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival to talk about the 15 species of bats native to Washington. Learn about night-blooming plants attractive to the insects that Northwest bats eat. Get plans to build a bat house to put out next spring. Kids can get up close and personal with real mounted specimens. 11 a.m. Reservations requested. Christiansons Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Call (360) 466-3821 or see www.christiansonsnursery.com.

 

6th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival: Saturday, Sept. 24. Huge pumpkins, pony rides and face painting, toad races, carnival games, harvest food, music and a talk about bats. Bring and show off your giant vegetables, big sunflowers and pumpkins grown by children. Free admission; some activities have a small fee. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. For more information, see www.christiansonsnursery.com. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers, Coastal Farm & Ranch, The Skagit Valley Food Coop & Christianson’s Nursery.

 

Burlington Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pitch: Saturday, Sept. 24. Medieval type machines hurling pumpkins through the air, zucchini car races, pumpkin painting contest and lots of kids activities, all for free. Presented by the City of Burlington and the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Have extra zucchini and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes? Donate them here for kids activities! Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit Street, Burlington. Contact the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 755-9649 or recreation@burlingtonwa.gov.

 

Feed the Need Food Truck Round Up: Saturday, Sept. 24. Loads of local food trucks, a beer garden, and live music. Proceeds benefit Whatcom County food banks. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Civic Stadium, Bellingham. Tickets available ($7; presale includes custom pint glass) at any Industrial Credit Union branch.

 

Trial Vineyards Open House: Saturday, Sept. 24. Come and tour the trial vineyards at Cloud Mountain Farm Center. Tom will be on hand to answer questions about the 15-plus years of variety trials and growing methods in CMFC vineyards. No registration required. Be prepared to be outside. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Wine Trials Evaluation: Saturday, Sept. 24. This is a chance for new and experienced wine grape growers to have a look at many of the new varieties that are of interest in our climate. Fruit will be available for sampling. Numerous wines will be opened for discussion. If you have fruit or wines you want to share, you are welcome to bring samples. Registration required, must be 21 or over to participate. $10 workshop fee. 1:30-3 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

“Make And Take It” Fall Wreath For Your Door’: Saturday, Sept. 24. Make a gorgeous fall display in this workshop using a variety of dried berries and flowers, corn husks, greenery, gourds, miniature pumpkins and more to create your very own wreath just in time. $39. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, garden-spot.com.

 

Local Wild Foods with Terri Wilde:  Saturday, Sept. 24. We are surrounded by teeming edible and nutritional plants that are often over looked. “Weeds, native plants and common yard dwellers frequently are edible or medicinal. Come learn about some of these favorites. Terri Wilde has been studying and eating wild plants for three decades. 11 a.m. Deming Library, 5044 Mt. Baker Highway, (360) 592-2422.

 

Mushroom Identification and Foraging: Saturday, Sept. 24. Harold Meade and friends will share the basics of hunting, identifying, and enjoying mushrooms found locally. 10:30-noon. Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

 

Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day: Saturday, Sept. 24. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features talks on cider, apple diseases and pests followed by harvesting of apples and pears. The event has been moved up by two weeks, because due to the warm weather this year the fruit is ripening early. Presented by the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation at WSU Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. The WWFRF Fruit Display Garden contains one of the largest and most varied collections of antique apple trees in western Washington. Free to members of WWFRF; non-members $15 single or $30 family. See www.nwfruit.org for more information.

 

Bokashi Composting: Fermented Scraps to Soil in Weeks: Sunday, Sept. 25. Bokashi allows you to compost all your food scraps, without the odor, in one-thirdof the time. This system helps people with the smallest of spaces. $10 per person. 1 p.m. Chuckanut Center, 107 N. Chuckanut Dr., Fairhaven Park. Register at (470) 236-8374 or email chuckanutcenter@gmail.com.

 

Cooking with Sea Vegetables with Kate MacKenzie: Monday, Sept. 26. Join Wellness Chef Kate MacKenzie for an introduction to the joys of cooking with sea vegetables. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $35 per person. Downtown Community Food Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

Wonton and Char Siu with Robert Fong: Tuesday, Sept. 27. Wrap your own wonton stuffed with shrimp, seasoned chicken and chives, and more. 6:30-9 p.m. $49 per person. Downtown Community Food Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

Sauerkraut and Fermented Veggies: Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 1. Come learn how easy and fun it is to make your own. We will have samples available for tasting. A Blaine C.O.R.E program. Wednesday at 4 p.m. and  Saturday at 10 a.m. Blaine Library, 610 3rd Street, (360) 305-3637.

 

Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul with Karina Davidson: Thursday, Sept. 29. Warm your fall nights with soups from far and near. 6:30 -9 p.m. $45 per person. Downtown Community Food Co-op, Bellingham. Register at (360) 383-3200.

 

2016 Quilt & Fiber Art Festival: Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Exhibition of traditional quilts, art quilts, wearable art, and fiber art. A large number of workshops available. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, La Conner. Admission is $10, includes all three venues. (360) 466-4288.

 

 

 

OCTOBER

Bow Little Harvest Market and Food Swap: Saturday, Oct. 1. Celebrate the season and bring something to trade or share. Belfast Feed Store, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

 

Annual Fall Fruit Festival: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. An annual event for over 25 years, we have close to 200 varieties of common and uncommon fruits, ciders, nuts, plus rare fruit jellies and sauces for you to taste and enjoy. The best part is that they are all fruits you can grow in NW Washington. Julia’s Pumpkin Patch features u-pick and we-pick pumpkins and gourds for the festival and throughout the month of October. Live music. Saturday hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

18th Annual Skagit Valley Festival of Family Farms: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. See what it takes to run a farm, from growing crops to feeding animals. Fun-filled festival activities for everyone including: educational exhibits, farm tours, harvest markets, gardening demonstrations, free samples, kids activities, corn and hay mazes, animal exhibits, pumpkin patches and more. Participating farms include: Taylor Shellfish, Samish River Dairy featuring Golden Glen Creamery, Bow Hill Blueberries, Double O Ranch/Ovenell’s Heritage Inn & Log Cabins, Hedlin Family Farm, La Conner Flats, Gordon Skagit Farms, RoozenGaarde, Schuh Farms, South Fork Farms, Cascadian Farm, Hemlock Highlands Ranch, Eagle Haven Winery/Perkins Apple Orchard and Gordon Skagit Farms. For a complete list of participating farms and more, see www.festivaloffamilyfarms.com.

 

Bullock’s Permaculture Annual Sale: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. Sale on plants from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 890 Channel Road, Orcas Island. See www.permacultureportal.com.

 

Annual Gardening Workshop: Saturday Oct. 1. Thor Hanson, author and biologist, will be the keynote speaker at this all-day event presented by the San Juan County Master Gardeners. Thor will talk about seeds, based on his recent book, The Triumph of Seeds.  Other sessions to be presented are: Utilizing Cold Frames and Unheated Greenhouses in the PNW, Tomato Magic, and Japanese Garden Design and more. Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. Complete info at mgfsjc.org or by calling (360) 378-4414.

 

Make Sauerkraut With Fall Cabbage: Saturday, Oct. 1. Susy Hymas shares flavorful secrets to making homemade sauerkraut, the classic & delicious practice of fermenting cabbage. This a great way to preserve your excess cabbage crop. Class fee is $5. 9 a.m. Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama Street, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, garden-spot.com.

 

Savor the San Juans: Month-long celebration of agriculture, food and community in the San Juan islands. Farmers, winemakers, distillers, brewers and chefs from around the San Juan Islands will come together for a range of offerings including a harvest dinner held in a garden, meet-the-producer farm tours, wine tastings in a vineyard, a harvest happy hour, a chili cook-off and more. For schedule, see www.visitsanjuans.com/savor.

 

Whatcom Studio Artist Tour: Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 1-2 and 8-9. Visit the studios of various artists around the county. Self-guided tour. Maps available at studiotour.net.

 

Rocktoberfest: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. The Marysville Rock and Gem Club is having their 42nd annual show featuring rocks and fossils from all over the world. See dealers, demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and youth games. Also door prizes, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. Free admission, free parking. Marysville’s Totem Middle School Cafeteria, 7th Street and State Ave., Marysville. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Rome Grange Community Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, Oct. 2. Featuring made from scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, and biscuits and gravy. Meet and greet local politicians, as they serve you coffee and breakfast.  Tickets are $5 per adult, $2 per kids (ages 6-10) and free for 5 and under. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Highway, about 1/2 mile east of the “Y” Road, Bellingham. (360) 739-9605.

 

Anacortes Oktoberfest – Bier on the Pier:  Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. Located on the pier overlooking Guemes channel in Anacortes, with 30 breweries over two days. Early Brew special tickets are $15/one day pass and $30/two day pass. Tickets includes commemorative glass and your first six taste tokens. Festival seating with food vendors, live music. Prize give-away both Friday and Saturday for best “German Costume.” 1st & Commercial, Historic Port of Anacortes Warehouse. Ages 21+ only. Designated drivers get in free. For more information see http://anacortes.org/bier-on-the-pier/.

 

Everett Sausage Festival: Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9. Traditional bavarian dinner featuring a variety of food booths, as well as children’s games, the family entertainment stage, bingo, carnival, and Bavarian beer garden and stage. Noon to midnight and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. Perpetual Help Church Grounds, Everett and Cedar, Everett. Visit www.everettsausagefest.com.

 

25th annual Fall Craft & Antique Show: Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 13-15. More than 100 crafters and vendors on site, including handcrafted gifts, home decor, vintage treasures, and gourmet delights. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo Building, 1775 Front Street, Lynden. Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission $6 (with return privileges). For more information, visit www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com.

 

2016 Fibers & Beyond Annual Sale: Friday and Saturday, Oct.  14-15. The purpose of the show is to provide education on fiber arts, and offer for sale, handcrafted items made by members of the Whatcom Weavers Guild. Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden. For more info visit whatcomweaversguild.org.

 

Making Hard Cider: Saturday, Oct. 15. In this 2.5 hour workshop, we’ll demonstrate the basic procedures for fermenting fresh cider into hard cider. We’ll look at equipment needs, apple varieties and blends, yeasts and sanitation.  And yes, we will be tasting some hard cider, too. Registration required, limited space, must be 21 or over to participate. 1 p.m. $30 workshop fee. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. (360) 966-5859, www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.

 

Fiber Fusion: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Two days of fiber, education and fun. Free admission. Fleece (alpaca, wool, mohair, llama and angora) shows and sales, as well as free demonstrations throughout the weekend, a wide variety of classes, over 60 fiber-related vendors, a live fiber animal exhibit, fiber arts contest, people’s choice photo contest, spin-in and more. See www.fiberfusion.net.

 

Bellingham’s Wild Mushroom Show: Sunday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by Northwest Mushroomers Association. Pacific Northwest forests and fields are filled with thousands of different kinds of mushrooms and you can experience hundreds of them at this fun, family event. Displays of locally collected mushrooms, identification information, talks and presentations and much more. Noon to 5 p.m. at the Bloedel Donovan Community Building, 2214 Electric Ave, Bellingham. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students/seniors, free for children under 12. For show information or to volunteer at the event,

 

Snohomish County Mycological Society Mushroom Show: Sunday, Oct. 16. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Mycological Society in cooperation with Everett Parks & Recreation. Mushrooms are collected in season and placed on display. The public is welcome to bring their own discoveries for possible identification by an expert. Learn to identify more than 100 different types of mushrooms. Visit with vendors, attend lectures and watch demonstrations. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. For more information, visit www.scmsfungi.org.

 

Master Gardener Conference: Friday, Oct. 21. Topics include: Natives, Mason Bees, Lawn Alternatives, Forestry, Food crops, Composting and more! 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is event is open to all, student scholarships are available. Cost:  $40 (preregistration). Registration and conference details at www.whatcom.wsu.edu/ch.

 

4th Annual Snohomish Brewfest: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Friends, food, brews and tunes. All proceeds benefit the Snohomish Senior Center. Snohomish Event Center, 1011 Second Street, Snohomish. See www.snohobrewfest.com.

FARMERS MARKETS

WHATCOM

Blaine Gardeners Market: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through October. Located on H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine. Call (360) 332-6484.

 

Bellingham/Fairhaven Farmers Market: Bellingham Farmers Market is open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square through mid-December. The new Thursday market runs 4-7 p.m. through September. See bellinghamfarmers.org for events including Demo Days, Kids Vending Day and more. The Fairhaven Farmers Market is Wednesdays noon to 5 p.m. on the Village Green, June through September.

 

Ferndale Farmers Market: Fridays 1-6 p.m. at 2007 Cherry Street in Ferndale. See www.ferndalepublicmarket.org.

 

Lynden Farmers Market: Thursdays noon to 5 p.m., through Oct. 13, at 324 Front Street (across from the Jansen Art Center). More vendors welcome. See http://lyndenfarmersmarket.com.

 

Twin Sisters Market: Mobile market stand open Saturdays through October. Two locations: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Nugents Corner, 3700 block of Mount Baker Highway; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, Kendall. See twinsistersmarket.com.

 

SKAGIT

Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue, through Oct. 29. For special events and other info, see www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

 

Bow Little Market: Thursdays 1-6 p.m. at the Belfast Feed Store, 6200 N. Green, (just south of Bow Hill Road along Old Hwy 99), through Sept. 1. For special events and more info, visit bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com.

 

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Waterfront Plaza, downtown Mount Vernon, through mid-October. Also held Wednesdays (starting June 1)  from 11 a.m. – 4  p.m. through Sept. 28 at the Hospital on Kinkaid St. For special events, see www.mountvernonfarmersmarket.org.

 

Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square, corner of Ferry and Metcalf streets, through September. See http://sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.

 

SNOHOMISH

Arlington Farmers Market: Saturdays at Legion Park, 114 N Olympic Ave. Contact Arlingtonfarmersmarketwa@gmail.com.

 

Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port of Everett, through mid-October. The Friday market meets from 3-7 p.m. at Everett Mall, through Sept. 23. See everettfarmersmarket.net.

 

Marysville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1035 State Ave. (next to City Hall), through September. See www.marysvillefarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

 

Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays at 8727 271st Street NW (parking lot behind Police Department), Stanwood, through Oct. 14. Hours are 2-6 p.m. Sept-Oct. For special events and more see www.portsusan.org.

 

Snohomish Farmers Market: Thursdays 3-7 p.m. at Pearl Street and Cedar Avenue, downtown Snohomish. See www.snohomishfarmersmarket.com.

 

Whitehorse Market: Open air market open daily at 1080 Seeman Street, Darrington. (360) 436-9757.

 

 

ISLAND

Bayview Farmers Market: Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5603 Bayview Road in Langley, through October. See www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

 

Coupeville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Community Green, next to the Coupeville Library, through October. Contact coupevillemarket@aol.com.

 

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, between Freeland and Bayview Corner. See www.southwhidbeytilth.org.

 

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: For details, see the facebook page or call (360) 678-4288.

 

SAN JUAN

Lopez Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lopez Village, through September. See lopezfarmersmarket.com.

 

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green in Eastsound, through September. See orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

 

San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Brickworks, Nichols Street and Sunshine Alley, in Friday Harbor. See www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

Additional events and updates are posted online at www.grownorthwest.com. Send your event information to editor@grownorthwest.com. 

 

 

 

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