SEQUIM LAVENDER FARM FAIRE’S
LAVENDER ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIRE IN THE PARK
The all FREE, all day, family-friendly place to be for Sequim Lavender Weekend!
Immerse yourself in the essence of lavender, surrounded by the lush green lawns and gardens of Sequim’s most beautiful park…for an hour or for the day. And this weekend you can also experience art, music from the band shell, stunning crafts, the finest foods, beer and wine, and festivities for everyone…especially the kids. All this under the flying purple banners of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire!!
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There are so many fun lavender and community festivities going on at our free LAVENDER ARTS AND CRAFTS IN THE PARK that we had to make you a list--!
JURIED CRAFTS, LAVENDER & COMMUNITY BOOTHS - Over 100 booths feature lavender products and plants, juried hand-made crafts, food, community organizations, and family activities.
FOOD - A number of the region’s best food booths, including seafood (oysters, clams, salmon, chowder, fish tacos, calamari, fish and chips!), crepes, pizza, gyros, espresso, Thai, Italian, lavender desserts, lavender ice cream, and more. We have lots of tables and chairs for seating. See the Faire program for a complete list of food booths and menus.
BEER & WINE GARDEN
Sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Wineries and Olympic Distributors
Olympic Peninsula Wineries presents a very special selection of wines from member wineries and cideries, available for tasting by the glass or to purchase by the bottle. Wineries/cideries include: Black Diamond Winery, Camaraderie Cellars, Eaglemount Winery, Fair Winds Winery, Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Harbinger Winery, Olympic Cellars, Wind Rose Cellars.
Olympic Cellars Winery will feature two new wine releases:
2012 Madeleine Angevine - A limited supply is available for the festival of the only locally grown and produced wine on the Peninsula. Madeleine Angevine is a coastal varietal grape that was grown at the Dungeness Valley Vineyard in Sequim. A light white wine, crisp, and floral with a lovely minerality. Perfect for a summer afternoon.
2011 Barn Nouveau - Blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. A delicious homage to Olympic Cellars’ barn, built in 1890. Past, present, and future we are honored to be caretakers of this heirloom treasure.
Finnriver Farms is featuring:
Special limited edition Lavender Black Currant Seasonal Hard Cider made with locally grown organic lavender.
Wind Rose Cellars is featuring Lavender Fields Forever
The Faire poster art for 2013 is “Lavender Fields Forever,” painted by acclaimed musicians and artist Lee Oskar. Lee is famously known as a legendary harmonica virtuoso and one of the original founding members of the Latin, R&B, soul, funk band who composed and recorded many top-ten chart hits including the songs "Low Rider," “Cisco Kid," and "Why Can't We Be Friends.
Lee is working with Wind Rose Cellars and they have produced “Lavender Fields Forever,” a 100% Pinot Grigio made right here in Sequim, from 2012 Yakima Valley grapes. The wine features the 2013 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire artwork which was donated by Lee. The wine will be sold at the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Wine & Beer garden at the Arts & Crafts Faire in the Park at Carrie Blake Park/James Center, at the Wind Rose tasting room in downtown Sequim, and at several farms during the Faire weekend. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association.
Lee has been very generous in his support of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association through “Dreams We Share.” “Dreams We Share” is an innovative endeavor envisioned by Lee Oskar. By making available for purchase Giclee’s of his original paintings, his project advances awareness and raises funds for local charities. Go to www.dreamsweshare.com. Proceeds from the sales of the Giclee prints of “Lavender Fields Forever,” the 2013 Faire poster will also be contributed to the association.
MUSIC - Thanks to the amazing acoustic qualities of the James Center Band Shell, music at Lavender in the Park, is a special experience. We have great Northwest artists playing throughout the weekend including. Sit on the lawn, bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and absorb the sounds.
FIRST FEDERAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB KID’S FAIRE (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY) - Bring the kids to an old fashioned fair with carnival games including the ring toss and dart toss, races like the gunny sack race grouped by ages (5-12), , water balloon toss, needle in a haystack, watermelon eating contest, a scavenger hunt, and more. The activities are Saturday and Sunday only from 10a.m.-5 p.m. Everything is free, and everyone is welcome to join in the family fun. Thanks to First Federal for sponsoring this program and the Boys & Girls Club for putting it all together.
COMMUNITY LINKS - NONPROFIT AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS - We have more than 15 nonprofit and government agencies with organization displays and information, family activities and demonstrations. The Faire provides free space to nonprofit organizations to assist them with their public information and fundraising efforts and all funds raised in this area go directly to the participating nonprofit organizations.
OLYMPIC PENINSULA GARDEN - Come share the vision of the Olympic Peninsula Garden. The garden is a long-term project with a terrace featuring more than 100 types of lavender and other plants.
SHISO SISTER CITY GARDEN - Visit the Shiso Sister City Friendship Garden at the entrance to Carrie Blake Park, and south end of the great lawn of the Reuse Demonstration Park.
PONY RIDES - PENINSULA THERAPEUTIC RIDING will have their ponies available for rides on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. the cost is $5.00. This event is their 'winter hay fundraiser'. Come and learn about the fine work they do in the community. "Horses helping kids help themselves".
OLYMPIC GENTLE PAWS PET SITTING - One of the more unique aspects of Lavender in the Park is a safe and secure place to leave your pet while you enjoy Sequim Lavender Weekend. Olympic Gentle Paws, a therapy dog group, will provide shade, water and treats (and exercise, if authorized). Dogs are not allowed on the Farms, so this is a guilt free way to enjoy your Faire time! Along with safe and secure we can add spoiled!
HANDICAPPED PARKING - Handicap parking is now available inside the park, near the stage and booths, via the production entrance off N. Rhodefer Road. You will need your handicap permit or registration card. There is limited paved handicap parking and paved paths suitable for wheelchairs, but please remember all of the booths are on the grass.
FREE WIFI HOTSPOT - Thanks to sponsorship from Olympic Wi-Fi, the park will have free wi-fi access.
The park, the spacious lawns, the music, food, crafts, exhibitors, family activities, a hot air balloon, raptors --- all in one place on one very special Sequim Lavender Weekend – and all FREE for the entire family, your friends and neighbors.
Friday and Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-6pm
Opening Ceremonies of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, on Friday, July 19th, 11:30 am at the James Center Amphitheater to kick off Sequim Lavender Weekend. , Northwest master gardener and media personality, Ciscoe Morris. Ciscoe is an audience favorite and one of the most popular and accessible gardening experts around. Ciscoe loves lavender- oo la la!
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