Posts Tagged ‘Harvest Festival’

Upcoming Events October 9-11

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Uniquely Whidbey Trade Show–Saturday & Sunday, 10-4, Coupeville High, FREE. The largest business expo in NW Washington!

Harvest Festival. Saturday, 10-2, Coupeville Farmer’s Market. FREE. Scarecrow corridor winners will be announced, giant pumpkin contest, team relay races…why would you miss the udder pull contest? Teams had to raise $100 in donations to Gifts from the Heart Foodbank. Bookies will be on hand during the races to bring the crowd to a feverish pitch. I’m told it’s legal gambling…even with 1 team consisting of elementary school soccer kids and it’s for a good cause.  I’ll be out of town, but you should go!

Oktoberfest at Greenbank Farm! Saturday, 3-11 pm. Tickets $15 adults/$8 children (under age 5 free) includes cover charge and authentic German food. (10% Senior discount also applies) Enjoy “wünderbar” German Bier and Wine with German fare including authentic bratwurst and pretzels. Kids crafts, lots to do. Vern Olsen, one of the Shifty Sailors, will play the accordian, then at 7 pm, only 21 & up, will enjoy dancing to the Pickled Herring Band. If you wear traditional German clothing, you can get a free glass of root beer or $2 off a stein of beer.  Tickets go fast so call to reserve yours now! 360/678-7700 or 7710

OPEN HOUSES…Krueger Commons at 1st & Wilkes (the street across from Whidbey General Hospital on Main), Friday through Sunday, from 1-4.

Coupeville Harvest Festival this weekend!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

This Saturday is the final Coupeville farmer’s market of the season, 10-2. There will be lots of free fun activities planned for the day. The market is located near the library. Free parking too!

  • Giant Pumpkin Contest
  • 1st Annual Harvest Relay–Potato dig, egg nesting, apple-on-a-string, udder pull & pumpkin dribble. Bring your team of 5 and compete! The event  benefits the Gifts of the Heart Food Bank.
  • Scarecrow Corridor contest winner will be announced
  • And more…last year kids made zucchini cars & raced them.

As you head to the market, make sure you keep your eye out for all the scarecrows lining Main Street. I’m still trying to get ours together, so wish me luck juggling a few more things on my plate.

Upcoming Events, October 3-5th

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

A sampling of things to do around Coupeville this weekend:

Friday, 12-7, a Special Open House at Krueger Commons at 1st & Wilkes Streets. We’ll have food, drinks and prize giveaways! We’re also open Saturday & Sunday, 1-4.

1st Fridays at the Farm—Wine Tasting at Greenbank Farm, 5-8pm, Holmes Harbor Cellars

Whidbey Island Farm Tour—FREE—Sat. & Sun., 10-4, tour 18 different farms & learn about food, fiber and more.

Solar Energy Tour—FREE-Saturday, self-guided tour of homes & buildings using renewable energy.

Mammoth Day—Sat., 10-4, Is. County Historical Museum, Coupeville. Lots of kids activities included with museum admission.

Rhododendron Sale—Sat. 9-4, Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank.

Whidbey AIDS Support Fund Walk—Sat., registration at 9 at the Methodist Church in Coupeville. A ½ hour walk that winds through town past the historical buildings and ends with a pancake breakfast.

Youth Sailing Program Pig Roast—Sat., 6 pm at the Oak Harbor Yacht Club. Scott Fraser & Roger Angum will deliver tasty treats that raise funds for the program for adults & kids. $15. Call 675-1314 to make sure they still have tickets left.

Author Reading—Sun, 4 pm, at WICA in Langley. Helen Oyeyemi, author of The Icarus Girl, will read from her book, plays and her new work, pie-kah. $5.

Folk Night Singing—Sun, 5:30-7:30 at the Capt. Whidbey Inn on Madrona. Bring your instrument & come sing along at the most beautiful setting on Whidbey Island.

And there’s always the farmer’s market, from 10-2 on Saturday! Next Saturday, the 11th, is the Harvest Festival, the closing celebration of the Coupeville Farmer’s Market. More to come on that event!