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EVENTS: July 2018

Jul 1st, 2018 | Category: Events

Loggerrodeo: Through July 4. Sedro-Woolley hosts the oldest 4th of July celebration in Washington State. Grand parade, kiddie parade and family night at the carnival, street dance, logging show, blues jamboree, famous chainsaw carving competition, fireworks, beard contest, classic car show, BBQ and more. For a full list of activities, see www.loggerodeo.org.


Slow Art Studio Classes: Zines & Papercrafting, free, July 1; Coptic Stitched Journal, $60, July 15; and Block Printing by hand, $40, July 29. Tools and materials provided. See slowartstudio.com to register.


Lily Class With  Melinda Creed:  Saturday, July 7. Oriental Lily Lovers meet our local grower, Melinda Creed.  Melinda grows about 40 varieties, including several of the new “rosily” which are double/multi layered lilies that are pollen free!  Lilies are drought tolerant, bee friendly plants that will turn your summer garden into a fragrant feast of color.  There will be a special discount of Melinda’s collection at the event. The class is free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, www.garden-spot.com.


Ask Your Master Gardener with Skagit County Master Gardeners: Saturday, July 7. Local gardeners are invited to attend this Q&A and informational session with Master Gardeners including one-on-one consultations and clinics. Tool sharpening demonstration also available. Registration begins at 9:45. A total of 40-50 Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and give tours. Local gardeners and residents are welcome to bring questions and samples. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Discovery Garden, WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.


Five Days of Flags Camp: July 9-13. Discover a variety of techniques: dye, prints, embroidery, applique and sun prints. Each child participant will finish with a unique banner made from their flags and loads of inspiration and resources to customize projects at home. Ragfinery, Bellingham. Register at ragfinery.com.


Insect Safari Benefit for Common Threads: Wednesday, July 11. Kid-friendly entomologist and science educator Don Ehlen presents his astounding collection of live and preserved specimens, and Common Threads Americorps Food Education team will be on hand at the beer garden play area with bug-themed crafts. Admission is free for kids and Boundary Bay’s Beer Garden has a delightful play area. $10 suggested donation benefits Common Threads seed-to-table school gardening programs. 5-7 p.m. Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden, 1107 W Railroad Ave, Bellingham.


Bamboo… Rewarding To Grow, Beautiful And Unique To Your Garden Space: Saturday, July 14. Chris Glatz, a Japanese gardening professional, was the head gardener at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Delray Beach, FL for 10 years. He will share his experience and techniques for planting and maintaining bamboo and how it can fit in any garden style. Class is free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, www.garden-spot.com.


Skagit Valley Food Co-op Summer Garden Party: Saturday, July 14. This free, family-friendly event includes some favorite local farmers and producers to share the delights of the season. Enjoy fun in the sun and free samples! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op.


Animals as Natural Therapy 13th annual Bluegrass Bash & Ice Cream Social: Saturday, July 14. This free, family-fun-filled event includes live music, dancing, games, petting zoo, horse demonstrations, hot dog dinner and Mallards Ice Cream! Parking and free shuttle service is available at Bank of the Pacific, 4124 Hannegan Rd. Animals as Natural Therapy, located one mile away at 721 Van Wyck Rd, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit helping youth-at-risk and veterans heal through animal-assisted programs. 5-8 p.m. Free admission. Contact Julia Clifford at (360) 671-3509 See www.AnimalsAsNaturalTherapy.org.


Smoke Off 2018! Saturday, July 14. Hosted by Farmstrong Brewing Co. It is time for the 3rd annual Smoke Off! Come hang out in the beer garden while our BBQ teams are smoking meat all day. Food starts coming out at 4 p.m. and is served until it’s gone. $35 Pre-sale ticket gets you a t-shirt, your first beer and food tastings. Day of tickets are $25 and do not include a t-shirt. Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Rd, Mount Vernon. (360) 873-8852, www.farmstrongbrewing.com.


8th annual Goatalympics: Saturday, July 14. Goat events, mega raffle, food trucks, and loads of fun. Goatalympics is all about having fun with pet goats. Come watch goats and their people compete in foot races, obstacle courses and more. The Goatalympics are open to all ages. Classes are separated into the 12 and under group, and 13 and over. We have as many adults participate as we do children. This event is free. Contestants pay an entry fee per class. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.goatalympics.org, 844-GET-GOAT ext 1.


Skagit City School Picnic: Sunday, July 15. Picnic on the grounds of the historic Skagit City School. Live music, games and fun kid activities – and more! 1-4 p.m. Skagit City School, 17508 Moore Road, Mt Vernon. $17 Skagit County Historical Society Member, $22 general admission, $5 children under 10. Tickets available at the Museum, by calling 360-466-3365. Lunch catered by Kelley’s BBQ. For more information call 360-466-3365 or visit www.skagitcounty.net/museum.


23rd annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour: Sunday, July 15. The 2018 Garden Tour features seven private gardens, six in Edmonds itself and one in Woodway. Gardens range from professionally designed and installed properties to hands-on, DIY creations that truly showcase the owner’s personality and hard work. Order your tickets online at www.edmondsinbloom.com. Tickets are $15 each in advance, or $20 each at the first garden on the day of the tour.  Edmonds in Bloom is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


Growing Organic Peaches for Market Farmers: Monday, July 16. This workshop lead by Tom Thornton is designed for farmers interested in adding peach trees into their production plans. Program will take place in the orchard where we will walk through our variety and production trials. 5-7 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. See www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Creature Features Camp: July 16-20. Kids will transform their own drawings into plush creatures! Along the way they’ll learn to sew a button, embroider dots and lines, print their own fabric, and sew by hand. Ragfinery, Bellingham. Register at ragfinery.com.


Sound Horsekeeping; Equine Farm Planning, Thursday, July 19. This free workshop is part of the Whatcom Conservation District’s 2018-2019 Farm Speakers Series. 6-8 p.m. at Sunset Farm Equine Park, 7981 Blaine Road, Blaine. Special guests Michael Hipp, equine conservation planner from Snohomish Conservation District, and Kulshan Veterinary equine specialist Dr. Holly Smith, local agronomists and a panel of your peers for the second workshop in the Whatcom Conservation District Farm Speakers Series. Bring questions and ideas about equine pasture management, track paddocks, composting manures, and other topics specific to managing horses on rural lands in the Puget Sound basin. Light refreshments provided. RSVP at http://www.whatcomcd.org/node/130 or contact Katie Pencke at (360) 815-5358, kpencke@whatcomcd.org.


Whidbey Island Fair: Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22. Celebrate 90+ years of family fun. Games, rides, music, food, exhibits, and much more. For full schedule and tickets, see whidbeyislandfair.com.


Own Your Power… Go Solar! with Banner Power Solutions: Thursday, July 19. The Banner Power Solutions team will answer questions about solar for the home, business, or farm. Learn how solar power, generators, and retrofit lighting work and can cut down your energy bill; and how to lower the cost of your solar project through State and Federal incentives. 6:30 p.m. Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mount Vernon.


Northwest Raspberry Festival: Friday and Saturday, July 20-21. The event includes music on two stages, food, kids’ activities, basketball tournament, classic automobiles, 5k fun run (Saturday morning), raspberry treats, crafts, beer garden, raspberry wine tasting and more. Participants can shop at Lynden’s downtown merchants and street vendors at the “Berry Fair” Street Market, and enjoy drinks being served by local restaurants and farms. A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday morning at the Lynden Community Center. For the complete schedule or to register for the fun run, contact the Lynden Chamber of Commerce at (360) 354-5995 or events@lynden.org, or visit www.lynden.org.


Social Fabric’s 2nd Annual “Clean Out Your Closet” Sidewalk Sale: Friday through Sunday, July 20-22. The majority of the sales support Lydia Place and Agape Home. Now requesting/accepting donations until Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.

at Social Fabric, Bellingham. For more information, see www.socialfabricart.com/my-calendar.


Vintage Motocycle/Car Show & Shine: Saturday, July 21. Calling all exhibitors: Come show off your classic (25 years or older) motorcycle or car in a lovely setting, and benefit Whatcom Humane Society. Exhibitor set up at 10 a.m. $10 entry fee at the gate. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Washingon Vintage Motorcyclists. Free admission to see the exhibits. Call 360-961-2346. Bellewood Farms, Lynden. See www.bellewoodfarms.com.


Viva Farms’ Feast and Frolic in the Field: Saturday, July 21. Join Viva Farms in cultivating Skagit family farms at their newly-purchased farm. Enjoy a locally-sourced meal prepared by Chef Ryan Ross and lively music by FarmStrong. Bluewater Distilling cocktails, Farmstrong brews and Tulip Valley wines will be available for purchase. Viva Farms, 16470 State Route 20, Mount Vernon. 5:30-11 p.m. Tickets at https://vivafarms.networkforgood.com.


Downtown Market Walk: Saturday, July 21. Taste your way through Bellingham’s markets and specialty food shops, with samples and specials available at each stop. Nine local food businesses are participating, including Pure Bliss Desserts, Culture Café at Kombucha Town, Old World Deli, Community Food Co-op, Seifert & Jones Wine Merchants, Bellingham Farmers Market, 11th Hour Tea & Coffee, The Bagelry and Terra Organic & Natural Foods. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A list and descriptions of each stop can be found at eatlocalfirst.org. This is the same day as the Downtown Sidewalk Sale.


Make It And Take It Sedum Wall Planter Class: Saturday July 21. Let Marcy guide you in making your own sedum living wall  garden with hardy succulents.  Wall gardens can  be hung on any sunny wall. Class fee of $49 covers  all supplies. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garden Spot, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, www.garden-spot.com.


San Juan Island Lavender Festival: Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. Tours and exhibits survey the entire process – from field to finished product. The Cutting Field is open for visitors to harvest their own bouquets from the many varieties in bloom. Demonstrations cover topics such as lavender cultivation, harvesting, essential oil distillation, history & uses, cooking with lavender and more. The Craft Tent is open all day long in the fields for adults and children to make wands, wreaths, crowns and more. Enjoy the tastes of lavender, with lavender ice cream, lavender lemonade, cookies, coffee and more. Local artists will have their work on display and for sale in the fields. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Pelindaba Lavender Farm, San Juan Island. See www.pelindabalavender.com.


Totes Awesome Sewing Camp: July 23-27. Your child will be carrying their library books and beach necessities in style after making their own upcycled tote bag. Learn about materials, pattern making, basic sewing, and safety too!

Ragfinery, Bellingham. Register at ragfinery.com.


Meals on Wheels Rocks the Farm: Saturday, July 28. This family friendly event features a delicious barbecue, berry shortcake, live classic rock tunes by the Dagwoods, face painting, games, a raffle, beer from Boundary Bay Brewery, wine and more! All proceeds from the event will support Meals on Wheels and More, a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsors include VibrantUSA and Dewey Griffin Subaru. 4-7 p.m. at Bellingham Country Gardens, 2838 E Kelly Road, Bellingham. Get tickets ($25/$30) at brownpapertickets.com or at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center or Bellingham Country Gardens. Admission is free for kids 12 and under. Purchase tickets and at brownpapertickets.com. Meals on Wheels and More supports the health and independence of older adults in Whatcom and San Juan Counties by delivering nutritious meals to home bound adults age 60 and over, serving senior meals at local community centers and senior housing, and providing nutrition education and nutrition case management.


Downtown Chow Down & Annual Sidewalk Sale: Saturday, July 28. Enjoy tempting sales and tasty treats in downtown Mount Vernon. Hosted by Mount Vernon Downtown Association.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Start Your Fall Vegetable Seeds Now: Saturday, July 28. Join Kim as she instructs you on the basics of starting your vegetables from seed, indoors and out, to help you have the most successful fall harvest. Class is free. 9 a.m. Garden Spot, Bellingham. (360) 676-5480, www.garden-spot.com.


Annual Orcas Island Cider & Mead Festival: Saturday, July 28. Come taste and learn about some of the best ciders and meads from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There will be a number of live bands playing on the stage, great food and our wonderful Farmers Market right next door. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Orcas Island Children’s House. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See www.orcasislandciderfest.org.


Brown Bag Seminar: Fungal Culprits in Rotted Cranberries in Washington and British Columbia – the First Two Years: Sunday, July 29. Presented by Dr. Frank Caruso. The seminar begins at noon in the  WSU Extension Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon. Visitors can bring a lunch. See http://mtvernon.wsu.edu.


Teen Upcycle Fashion Camp: July 30-Aug. 3. Learn tips for design, materials selection, and sewing, and then show it off on the last day! Ragfinery, Bellingham. Register at ragfinery.com.





Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Annual Gas and Steam Show: Aug. 1-4. See displays of cars, trucks, tractors, and engines. Learn how equipment was used in farming and logging. Activities for kids of all ages. Gates open at 7 a.m. until dusk. Berthusen Park, Lynden. Admission $8/adult, $3/ages 8-12, $5/senior. For more information, see www.psatma.com or e-mail PSATandMA@gmail.com.


Stanwood-Camano Community Fair: Aug. 3-5. The “Best Lil Fair in the West” is one of the largest community fairs in Washington State which showcases the Stanwood-Camano Community’s past, present and future. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment and carnival. Adults $10, seniors and children $7, under 5 free. 6431 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood. Call (360) 629-4121. See www.stanwoodcamanofair.org.


Anacortes Arts Festival: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 3-5. Browse 250 booth artisans, a fine art exhibit, ethnic and regional foods, music on multiple stages, youth activities and demonstrating artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 505 O Ave., Anacortes. For full schedule, see www.AnacortesArtsFestival.com.


Summer Harvest Day: Saturday, Aug. 4. Join us for a family friendly day on the farm! Taste freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, take a guided tour and learn about our dynamic local food system. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. 360-966-5859, info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Skagit County Fair: Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 8-11. Food, live music, animals, fun, rides, tractor show, car show, square dance, and more. Meet local and community organizations at booths. Skagit County Fairgrounds, 479 W. Taylor Street, Mount Vernon. Tickets apply. Kids 5 and under free. Call (360) 336 – 9414 or visit www.skagitcounty.net/fair.


Fun & Awareness Fundraiser At The Farm: Saturday, Aug. Skagit 1095, a child nutrition awareness group focused on 3 meals a day 365 days a year, presents this fundraiser. Food, music, games for kids and adults, planetarium, and more. The “Galloping Gourmet” Graham Kerr will make a presentation. The Flash of Silver Award will be presented as well. Raffle drawings. 4-7 p.m. Red Barn at Highland Farm, West 20962 Lafayette Road, Burlington. Parking in second driveway. Suggested donation is $10 per family. Contact Ann Novak at (360)202-1614 or highlandfarmwest@gmail.com. See Skagitchildnutrition.org for more details.


Subdued Stringband Jamboree: Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11. Musical acts, family-friendly activities, food vendors and more. Deming Log Show Grounds, Bellingham. Day/weekend tickets available; camping on site. Children 14 and under free with paying adult. See www.stringbandjamboree.com.


Marysville Street Festival Handmade and Homegrown: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10-12. Handmade and handgrown items for purchase. Over 100 vendors showcasing local produce, art, music and more. Entertainment for kids and adults. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more details, e-mail mvillehomegrown@gmail.com or see the Facebook page.


16th annual Brewfest on the Skagit: Saturday, Aug. 11. The Skagit’s longest running Craft Brew Festival will be 4-9 p.m. at Skagit Riverwalk Park in downtown Mount Vernon, featuring dozens of local craft brews, three of the regions most popular bands, leisure games, and local food trucks. All funds support the Lincoln Theatre. Brewfest on the Skagit is a 21 and over event. ID required. Tickets at www.lincolntheatre.org.


Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12. Entrance is free! Gates open at 10 a.m. Gates open 10am. Parking is $20l Early Bird parking from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. is $10. Music, Pow Wow, Fun Run, childrens activities, and more. River Meadows County Park, 20416 Jordan Road, Arlington. See festivaloftheriver.com.


Summer Propagation: Fruit Tree Grafting by Chip Budding: Saturday, Aug. 11. Are you looking to expand your grafting skills? This two-hour course will introduce you to the basic principles of chip bud grafting. In addition to practicing the budding technique, you’ll learn about knife use, rootstock/scion selection, and aftercare of new grafts. Be prepared to be outside. Registration required, space is limited. $30 workshop fee. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. 360-966-5859, info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Northwest Washington Fair: Monday through Saturday, Aug. 13-18. Music, entertainment, contests, rides, ag area and more. For complete schedule and admission, see nwwafair.com.


Growing Organic High Tunnel Crops for Market: Monday, Aug. 13. Look at the strategies and practices used in production of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and eggplant. Topics will include temporary tunnels, trellis construction, fertigation practices, disease management and harvest management. We will give information about how to apply for an NRCS grant for your own high tunnel. 5-7 p.m. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. See www.cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Introduction to Permaculture: Saturday, Aug. 18. Gain a better understanding of what Permaculture is and ways you can apply these lessons to your life, suggestions of plants to use in Permaculture systems, and resources for further education on this topic, with Andrew Tuttle. 10:30 a.m. $10 per person or $8 each for 2 or more people registering together. Registration recommended. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson. 360-966-5859, info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org.


Dahlia Show: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19. Catch the colorful display of more than 2,500 dahlias as single blooms, triple blooms, 5-blooms, in baskets and in artistic arrangements. Prizes are awarded to winning entries. Presented by the Snohomish County Dahlia Society. Free admission. Saturday hours 1-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. See www.scdahlias.org.


Evergreen State Fair: Aug. 23-Sept. 3. Concerts, carnival, pig races, animal exhibits, contests, lumberjack shows, auto races, rodeo, aztec dancers, muscle cars and more. 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, (360) 805-6704. See www.evergreenfair.org.


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Blaine Gardeners Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at H Street Plaza, through October. (360) 332-6484.

Bellingham/Fairhaven Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Depot Market Square, through mid-December. Fairhaven runs 3-7 p.m. on the Village Green through September. See bellinghamfarmers.org.

Ferndale Farmers Market: Fridays 3-7 p.m. through Oct. 5 at Centennial Riverwalk Park. See ferndalepublicmarket.org.

Lynden Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 324 Front Street, through Sept. 29. See lyndenfarmersmarket.com.

The Twin Sisters Market: Saturdays June through October in two locations: Nugents Corner 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and North Fork Library (Kendall) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See twinsistersmarket.com.



Anacortes Farmers Market: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Depot, 611 R Avenue, through October. See anacortesfarmersmarket.org.

Bow Farmers Market: Thursdays 1-6 p.m. at Samish Bay Cheese, 15115 Bow Hill Road in Bow, through Sept. 14. See bowlittlemarket.com.

Edison Farmers Market: Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edison Granary, through September. See the group’s Facebook page.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October at Waterfront Plaza. The Wednesday market runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospital on Kinkaid St., through September. 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 sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket.com.

Skagit Up River Farmers Market: Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 45218 Fir Street in Concrete, just off State Highway 20. See the Facebook page.



Arlington Farmers Market: Saturdays at Legion Park, 200 N Olympic Ave, July through early September. See www.afmwa.org.

Everett Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 615 13th St. Boxcar Park, Everett, through Oct. 14.  Also, Wednesdays through Sept. 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the Everett Station Transit Center, 2333 32nd St.  See everettfarmersmarket.net.

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

Port Susan Farmers Market: Fridays 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Amtrak Train Station in east Stanwood at 8727 271st St. NW, through Oct. 12. See  portsusan.org.

Snohomish Farmers Market: Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. at Pearl Street and Cedar Avenue in Snohomish, through September. See snohomishfarmersmarket.com.



Bayview Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayview Corner (Highway 525 and Bayview Road) in Langley. See www.bayviewfarmersmarket.com.

Coupeville Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Community Green, through October.  See their Facebook page.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market: Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2812 Thompson Road, through mid-October. See southwhidbeytilth.org/market.html.

Oak Harbor Farmers Market: Fourth Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon at Church Street from Water Street to the alley. See their facebook page.



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

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Village Green in Eastsound, through September. In October and November, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oddfellows Hall. See orcasislandfarmersmarket.org.

San Juan Farmers Market: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor, through October. Twice monthly in November and December. See www.sjifarmersmarket.com.

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