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OUR FARMS

The highlight of the event!  Each farm offers a unique activities and opportunities to learn.  Be sure to stop by them all!
Shuttle Bus from LIC (Longbranch)
*no parking available

Foxglove Farm

Historic 1900’s farm. It’s one of the earliest houses on the Peninsula (not the oldest), dating back to when people were first starting to settle the peninsula. Our farm has a total of 15 acres, about 10 are still wooded and will most likely remain that way. The house and orchard occupy a little less than 1 acre, leaving us around 4 acres for crops and animals. There is a pond at the edge of the field supplied by a year round spring.

There is an old apple and pear orchard. The orchard is being nursed back to health as it was neglected for quite some time. It only has a few trees remaining, six 50-year old apple trees and four 20-year old pear trees and they produce some of the tastiest apples and pears we’ve ever had. In our efforts to bring the orchard back, we have planted a few more trees: apple, pear, apricot, plum, cherry and nectarine. To support the trees and improve fruit yield, we have put in 6 bee hives, with a goal of having 15-18 hives in the coming years.

Activities and Booths

  • Kids Coloring Books
  • Food Truck
  • See goats, chickens and ducks
  • Picnic in the orchard

Education

  • Pierce County Conservation District talk about Foxglove Farm
  • Beginning a Organic Farm
  • Modern Irrigation Techniques
  • Benefits to Growing Heritage/Heirloom Varieties
8515 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch, WA 98351 (Longbranch)

Soundview Camp

Come to Sound View to feel like you’re at summer camp again – pet a llama, sing some songs around the campfire, take a guided nature walk through our property, and shoot an arrow!

Sound View Camp is owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia (PCUSA). The camp consists of 100 acres of woods, trails, and a sandy beach. Sound View Camp provides rental opportunities and educational programs for groups, as well as running their own summer family and youth programs, open to the public.

As part of our brand-new Outdoor Environmental Education Program, camp has begun a mini-farm and garden for teaching sustainable living. We plan to see the farm grow over the next few years, with programs for kids to learn to plant and harvest their own food. The former horse stable and corral area has been converted into a miniature farm populated with rescued goats, sheep, chickens, and a llama. We love to see visitors interact with animals and learn about their care.

Activities and Booths

  • Archery Range
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • “Campfire Songs” by Kelsey and
    Kurt Sample

Education

  • Sustainable Living Program
  • Animal Demonstrations
  • Guided Nature Walkss
17616 S Vaughn Road KP N
Vaughn WA 98394 (Vaughn)

Grand Farms

Grand Farms is a full-care boarding and training facility that is home to head trainer Anni Grandia Dodsun. Training specializes in 3-Day Eventing, with each program tailored to the individual horse and rider.

They also provide lessons to brand new riders and introduce them to horses. The farm consists of 26 acres with an indoor arena with a new sand surface and roof, outdoor grass jumping arena, acres of trails and a cross country course with water complex. They also boast a heated viewing area, amenities for riders with disabilities, and work with Easter Seals of Washington in the summer months.

Additionally, Grand Farms hosts an extensive conference and wedding events venue and the very popular Haunted Forest in the fall.

Activities and Booths

  • Equestrian Demonstrations
  • Haunted Hike Preview
  • Narrows Pony Club

Education

  • Equestrian Education Stations
7012 Key Peninsula Highway South
Longbranch, WA 98351

Kaukiki Farm

Kaukiki Farm goal is to offer the very best that clean sustainable grass, kindness, selective breeding and conscientious care can produce.  Our animals are loved first and foremost. We’ve known them since their first breath, and typically know their mothers, grandmothers and even great grandparents.  Each is fed nearly exclusively on grass and hay raised on our farm.  Our pastures are Warwick’s pride and joy and that effort makes each mouthful the best it can be.  We aren’t certified organic, but we do our best to act as such.  GMO’s don’t enter our gate, nor does corn or other grains.  We feed a small amount of alfalfa to our ewes and a clover/grass seed/molasses pellet to all of our animals as a special treat.   Antibiotics are a rarity, as we focus first on outstanding preventative care.  When injury or illness occurs antibiotics are used to treat a specific animal for a specific condition. This year all of our lambs and cattle are antibiotic pure.

We live almost exclusively on what we raise, and take in pride in knowing the care that goes into each bite.  We hope that you choose to be a part of our extended family and that you gain as much pleasure and pride from serving our products as we do.

Activities and Booths

  • Coming Soon!

Education

  • Coming Soon!
14401 Crews Road KP N
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Rocky Creek)

Packleader Farm

Packleader Farm is located on more than 38 acres on the Key Peninsula near Gig Harbor, Washington.  Situated between a 300 acre conservation park and a 500 acre tree farm, the setting is ideal for working and training dogs.

The location provides a great variety of locations for training our Conservation Detector Dogs and our clients’ handlers.  As our detector dog training classes are limited we are generally able to accommodate our students at the facility.  

For the herding enthusiast, we are currently able to provide trialing arenas for the following  herding programs — AKC, AHBA and ASCA.  Ultimately, we will be able to accommodate open field trials for these programs as well.  Things are still under development.

Arenas currently available include a 100′ x 200′ test arena, 100′ x 100′ test/training arena, 125′ x 250′ trial arena, 60′ x 110′ duck arena and a 60′ round pen.  

Stock available includes trial level Barbados, Dorper cross and a variety of experienced test sheep.

Activities and Booths

  • Herding Dog Demonstrations

Education

  • Lean about guardian dogs
10716 Bliss Cochrane Rd NW
Gig Harbor, Washington

Bliss Manor Farm

Bliss Manor Farm currently has 1 Golden Retriever and 3 Cream Retriever dogs, 2 barn kitties, 30 chickens, 4 ducks and a big mouth bass in one of the ponds.

They have also planted over 75 cherry, apple and pear trees, as well as grape vines. The orchard is a beautiful setting for a wedding, where the espaliered trees are formed to make the walls of the orchard, along with a newly-built gorgeous path along the back of the deck that features fruit trees on both sides. It is a wonderful setting for lunch or dinner party.

Bring your family and come enjoy seeing our ever-expanding menagerie of animals and the beautiful setting at Bliss Manor Farm!

Activities and Booths

  • Coming Soon!

Education

  • Coming Soon!
9725 Cramer Road KP N
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Minter)
 

YMCA Camp Seymour

Check out the Living Machine! Camp Seymour installed Washington’s largest Living Machine in 2003. A Living Machine is a sewage treatment facility that treats effluent to a level that allows water reuse in irrigation and a fish pond, as well as other useful end products. It is it’s own ecosystem, accelerating nature’s own water purification process!

Also be sure and check out Aquaponics classes, educational garden tours, meet the camp chickens housed in a uniquely reclaimed coop, along with games and activities for kids

Activities and Booths

  • Aquaponics – How to Grow a Lot of Food in a Small Place
  • Meet the Camp Chickens Housed in a Uniquely Reclaimed Coop
  • Games and kids activities

Education

  • Garden Tour
  • Living Machine Tour

EVENT LOCATIONS

10215 State Route 302
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Wauna)

Gateway Park

  • Fresh Food Revolution Co-op
  • Key Peninsula Parks & Recreation Foundation
  • Key Peninsula Historical Society
  • Huckleberry Machine Display
  • Master Gardeners
4312 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch WA 98351​ (Longbranch)

Fiber Arts Fesitval

Located in the historic Longbranch Improvement Club, come see local artisans ply their crafts and enjoy some tasty food prepared by a local KP chef and featuring locally grown products.

8911 Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay WA 98349 (Key Center)

Firehouse Breakfast

Presented by Key Peninsula Firefighters Association

 

 

Start your day by supporting our local firefighters at the Key Center Fire Station with a pancake breakfast, along with Fire Department Demonstrations, Emergency Preparedness Booth, Fire Trucks, and the Ashes Bake Sale

8 a.m. until the last pancake (about 11am)

Shuttle Bus from LIC (Longbranch)
*no parking available

Longbranch Marina

Learn about the history of the Longbranch Marina, and enjoy booths from West Pierce Fire and Rescue, Pierce County Sheriff’s Fire Boat, Wooden Boats, Envirostars Clean Marina Program, Power Squadron, and Dave’s Diving

NON-FARM STOPS

10215 State Route 302
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Wauna)

Gateway Park

  • Fresh Food Revolution Co-op
  • Key Peninsula Parks & Recreation Foundation
  • Key Peninsula Historical Society
  • Huckleberry Machine Display
  • Master Gardeners
4312 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch WA 98351​ (Longbranch)

Fiber Arts Fesitval

Located in the historic Longbranch Improvement Club, come see local artisans ply their crafts and enjoy some tasty food prepared by a local KP chef and featuring locally grown products.

8911 Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay WA 98349 (Key Center)

Firehouse Breakfast

Presented by Key Peninsula Firefighters Association

 

 

Start your day by supporting our local firefighters at the Key Center Fire Station with a pancake breakfast, along with Fire Department Demonstrations, Emergency Preparedness Booth, Fire Trucks, and the Ashes Bake Sale

8 a.m. until the last pancake (about 11am)

Shuttle Bus from LIC (Longbranch)
*no parking available

Longbranch Marina

Learn about the history of the Longbranch Marina, and enjoy booths from West Pierce Fire and Rescue, Pierce County Sheriff’s Fire Boat, Wooden Boats, Envirostars Clean Marina Program, Power Squadron, and Dave’s Diving

9725 Cramer Road KP N
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Minter)

YMCA Camp Seymour

Check out the Living Machine! Camp Seymour installed Washington’s largest Living Machine in 2003. A Living Machine is a sewage treatment facility that treats effluent to a level that allows water reuse in irrigation and a fish pond, as well as other useful end products. It is it’s own ecosystem, accelerating nature’s own water purification process!

Also be sure and check out Aquaponics classes, educational garden tours, meet the camp chickens housed in a uniquely reclaimed coop, along with games and activities for kids

Farms

Grand Farms

17616 S Vaughn Road KP N
Vaughn WA 98394 (Vaughn)

Grand Farms is a full-care boarding and training facility that is home to head trainer Anni Grandia Dodsun. Training specializes in 3-Day Eventing, with each program tailored to the individual horse and rider.

They also provide lessons to brand new riders and introduce them to horses. The farm consists of 26 acres with an indoor arena with a new sand surface and roof, outdoor grass jumping arena, acres of trails and a cross country course with water complex. They also boast a heated viewing area, amenities for riders with disabilities, and work with Easter Seals of Washington in the summer months.

Additionally, Grand Farms hosts an extensive conference and wedding events venue and the very popular Haunted Forest in the fall.

Activities and Booths:

  • Equestrian Demonstrations
  • Haunted Hike Preview
  • Equestrian Education Stations
  • Narrows Pony Club

Food and Music:

  • GNOSH Food Truck
  • 302 Band

Foxglove Farm

Shuttle Bus from LIC (Longbranch)
*no parking available

Historic 1900’s farm. It’s one of the earliest houses on the Peninsula (not the oldest), dating back to when people were first starting to settle the peninsula. Our farm has a total of 15 acres, about 10 are still wooded and will most likely remain that way. The house and orchard occupy a little less than 1 acre, leaving us around 4 acres for crops and animals. There is a pond at the edge of the field supplied by a
year round spring.

There is an old apple and pear orchard. The orchard is being nursed back to health as it was neglected for quite some time. It only has a few trees remaining, six 50-year old apple trees and four 20-year old pear trees and they produce some of the tastiest apples and pears we’ve ever had. In our efforts to bring the orchard back, we have planted a few more trees: apple, pear, apricot, plum, cherry and nectarine. To support the trees and improve fruit yield, we have put in 6 bee hives, with a goal of having 15-18 hives in the coming years.

Activities and Booths:

  • Pierce Conservation District
  • Beginning a Organic Farm

Food and Music:

  • RNJ Smoked Meats
  • Billy Farmer Songs

Packleader Farm

14401 Crews Road KP N
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Rocky Creek)

Needs Descp

Activities and Booths:

  • Herding Dog Demonstrations
  • Learn about Guardian Dogs

Sound View Camp

8515 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch, WA 98351 (Longbranch)

Come to Sound View to feel like you’re at summer camp again — pet a llama, sing some songs around the campfire, take a guided nature walk through our property, and shoot an arrow!
Sound View Camp is owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia (PCUSA). The camp consists of 100 acres of woods, trails, and a sandy beach. Sound View Camp provides rental opportunities and educational programs for groups, as well as running their own summer family and youth programs, open to the public.

As part of our brand-new Outdoor Environmental Education Program, camp has begun a mini-farm and garden for teaching sustainable living. We plan to see the farm grow over the next few years, with programs for kids to learn to plant and harvest their own food. The former horse stable and corral area has been converted into a miniature farm populated with rescued goats, sheep, chickens, and a llama. We love to see visitors interact with animals and learn about their care.

Activities:

  • Sustainable Living Program
  • Animal Demonstrations
  • Archery Range
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Guided Nature Walks

Food and Music:

  • “Campfire Songs” by Kelsey and
    Kurt Sample

Kaukiki Farm

Supporting Locations

Gateway Park

10215 State Route 302
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Wauna)
Presented by Key Peninsula Parks & Recreation Foundation

Need Descp

Activities and Booths:

  • Fresh Food Revolution Co-op
  • Key Peninsula Parks & Recreation Foundation
  • Key Peninsula Historical Society
  • Huckleberry Machine Display
  • Master Gardeners

Fiber Arts Show

Longbranch Improvement Club [LIC]
4312 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch WA 98351​ (Longbranch)

Need Descp

Activities and Booths:

  • Over three dozen artists and vendors, antique tractor collection on display, and a miniature logging camp display

Food and Music:

  • Chef Ann-Marie Ugles – Farm to Table Menu
  • Bertolino’s Espresso Bar
  • Dr Roes DownHome Band
  • BlueGrass Minstrels
  • Conchord
  • Bowties and Berets
  • Teri Wolf Duo

Firehouse Pancake Breakfast | 8AM - 11AM

8911 Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay WA 98349 (Key Center)

Presented by Key Peninsula Firefighters Association

8 a.m. until the last pancake (about 11am)

Activities and Booths:

  • Fire Department Demonstrations
  • Emergency Preparedness Booth
  • Fire Trucks
  • Ashes Bake Sale

Food and Music

  • Firehouse Pancakes and All the Trimmings
  • Complimentary Coffee provided by Key Peninsula Business Association

Longbranch Marina

Shuttle Bus from LIC (Longbranch)
*no parking available

Need Descp

Activities and Booths:

  • West Pierce Fire and Rescue
  • Pierce County Sheriff’s Fire Boat
  • Wooden Boats
    Envirostars Clean Marina Program
  • Power Squadron
  • Dave’s Diving

YMCA Camp Seymour

9725 Cramer Road KP N
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Minter)

Check out the Living Machine! Camp Seymour installed Washington’s largest Living Machine in 2003. A Living Machine is a sewage treatment facility that treats effluent to a level that allows water reuse in irrigation and a fish pond, as well as other useful end products. It is it’s own ecosystem, accelerating nature’s own water purification process!

Activities and Booths:

  • Aquaponics – How to Grow a Lot of Food in a Small Place
  • Educational Garden Tour
  • Meet the Camp Chickens Housed in a Uniquely Reclaimed Coop
  • Participate with Games and Activities for Kids
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