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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!
17812 G Street NW
Lakebay, WA  98349
Available Both Days

Trillium Creek Winery

Trillium Creek Winery was licensed in 2006. Owners Claude and Claudia Gahard decided to turn their 28 year hobby into a business when Claude retired from Continental Airlines in 2002. Claude grew up in France and prefers the drier French wines, while Claudia prefers the fruitier wines. So they make both types.

Many of the grapes are purchased in Eastern Washington, but all of the grapes are processed in their 1500 square foot wine cellar on their 15 acres in Lakebay, Washington.

Activities and Booths

  • Vineyard Tours
  • Tasting Room
8515 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch, WA 98351 (Longbranch)
Oct 5th only | Shuttle Loop South

Sound View 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

  • Camp Garden
  • Petting Zoo
  • Sustainable Living Camp Program
  • Sustainable Shoreline
  • Campfire Songs
17616 S Vaughn Road KP N
Vaughn WA 98394 (Vaughn)
Available Both Days

Grand Farm

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

  • Pony Club Presentations
  • Horse Handling Demonstrations
  • Haunted Forest Tour (Family Friendly)

Bands
10:00am – Harmonica Dave

11:30am – 302 Band
1:00pm – Mark Runion

9725 Cramer Road KP N
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Minter)
Oct 5th Only | Shuttle Loop North

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

  • Guided Tours
  • Living Machine
  • Sustainability Center
  • Farm Facility Area
  • Chicken Housing
10716 Bliss Cochrane Rd NW
Gig Harbor, Washington
Available Both Days

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 a 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

  • Art Display
  • Hayrides
  • Tree Farm Restoration

Bands
10:30am – Don Allard

Noon – Cara Francis
1:00pm – Harmonica Dave

12710 124th Ave Ct NW
Gig Harbor, Washington (Minter)
Oct 5th only | Shuttle Loop North

Minter Creek Hatchery

For more than a century, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife hatcheries have produced fish for harvest. Today, hatcheries provide the foundation for the state’s popular recreational fisheries and the many jobs that depend on them. Learn more about WDFW’s hatchery facilities and how they help the department manage fish across the state.

The Minter Creek Hatchery sends millions of salmon into Puget Sound each year. It’s been in business since 1936, when it was built as a collaborative effort between the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (WDFW). When it expanded in the mid-1990s, it became a model for other hatcheries in the state.

Activities and Booths

  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Incubation Room
  • Holding Tanks
  • Salmon Return Pond
  • Salmon Ladder
  • Education Classroom
7012 Key Peninsula HWY S
Longbranch, WA  98351
Oct 5th Only 
 | Shuttle Loop South

Kaukiki Farm

 

140 acres of paradise in the South Sound raising grass fed beef, lamb and chicken sustainably, naturally!

Activities and Booths

  • Tours
  • Conservation
  • Sheep & Herding
  • Meal prep w/ local foods
7012 Key Peninsula HWY S
Longbranch, WA  98351
Oct 5th Only

Kaukiki Farm

*sponsored by Bayside Animal Lodge

140 acres of paradise in the South Sound raising grass fed beef, lamb and chicken sustainably, naturally!

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

FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL

4312 Key Peninsula Hwy S
Longbranch WA 98351​ (Longbranch)
Oct 5th Only

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In its twelfth year, Fiber Arts – Threads Through Time is held at the LIC Clubhouse and at the LIC Marina, in conjunction with the Key Peninsula Farm Tour, the oldest Farm Tour in Pierce County. The Fiber Arts Show features more than two dozen artists who demonstrate, exhibit and sell their work. The full gamut of fibers, utilizing traditional techniques and modern adaptations, is on display during the one day festival. There is music at the Clubhouse throughout the day. The LIC is the shuttle hub for the south loop Farm Tour host sites: Sound View Camp and Environmental Center, Longbranch Marina and Foxglove Farm. Shuttle service is provided through School-Bus-Connects.

Inside our unique clubhouse, vendor displays include quilts, hats, bags, handwoven baskets, buttons, clothing, jewelry, rugs, wall hangings, table decorations, hand tooled leather craft, embroidery, wearable art from silk, alpaca fur and wood, Hardanger or whitework embroidery and more! Demonstrator displays include weaving, spinning and cross stitch. Outside on the LIC grounds there are antique tractors to emphasize our connection to the Farm Tour. In addition, local Girl Scout troops demonstrate how to use yard trimmings to build fencing for compost bins. Of special interest, yard art, furniture and wood sculptures are available for purchase.

Only items made by the artists themselves are available for sale. Admission to the event is free. Lunch is available for purchase. Support for Fiber Arts is through the volunteer LIC Fiber Arts Committee. Money is raised through booth and food sales. Additional support comes from Angel Guild, Bruce Titus Automotive Group, Friends of Pierce County Library and the KP Farm Council.

Bands
10:00am – Kitsap Pines
11:00am – Bluegrass Minstrels
Noon – Dr. Roes Downhome Band
1:00pm – Key Singers
2:00pm – Finally Found Duo

Featured Artist: Cecilia Blomberg

Cecilia Blomberg’s tapestries have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and is represented in a number of books and magazines.

Cecilia Blomberg grew up in Sundsvall in northern Sweden and moved to Stockholm in 1970 where she attended the National College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) and received her MFA in 1976. Though she specializes in tapestry, she has also worked as a muralist and a graphics illustrator. Since 1977 Blomberg has worked in the United States, producing tapestries for public and private collections, and commissioned works for hospitals, banks and for the headquarters of the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon. She was commissioned by the Washington State Arts Commission (WSAC) to create major pieces for the new Washington State University campus in Vancouver, and for Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. In 2010 she finished a commissioned piece for WSAC for Moxee Elementary School near Yakima, Washington, and in 2012 installed a tapestry, also commissioned by WSAC, for McMicken Heights Elementary School in Seatac, Washington.

Most recently, she completed a commission for The Catholic Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Academy has commissioned a series of eight images of saints and five ambo (altar) covers representing the liturgical seasons. The tapestries include Saints Michael the Archangel, St. Joan of Arc, St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis of Assisi, Joseph the Worker, Joseph of Cupertino, Thomas Aquinas and Cecilia. The saint tapestries will each be 18 inches wide by 9.5 feet tall. The ambo covers will be approximately five by five feet. All eight saints are now complete and will be displayed in the Chapel after the restoration of the building in 2018-2019.

Be sure to visit http://www.ceciliablomberg.com to see many of her wonderful creations. She lives in Gig Harbor with her husband.

EVENT LOCATIONS

10215 State Route 302
Gig Harbor WA 98329 (Wauna)
*Shuttle Terminal / Patron Parking Only | No Vendors
Oct 5th Only

Gateway Park

  • Shuttle Terminal – North Loop
  • Parking
  • Information Center
  • Playground
  • Trails: Hiking/Mountain Biking/Equestrian
Shuttle Bus from LIC (Longbranch)
*no parking available 
| use South Loop Bus Service @ LIC
Oct 5th Only

Longbranch Marina

  • Joe the Tug (Historic Tugboat)
  • Key Peninsula Museum
  • Mosquito Fleet Display
  • Local History
8911 Key Peninsula Hwy N
Lakebay WA 98349 (Key Center)
Available Both Days

Firehouse Pancake Breakfast

Oct 5th Only – 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)

  • Fire Department Demonstrations will take place both days

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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