Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Washington State's Festivals, Fairs & Events

I'm sure I missed one or two of the festivals, fairs and events that occur all over the state of Washington. I know I did not list any festival, fair or event that takes place in Seattle, like Seafair, Bumbershoot, Bite of Seattle, the Northwest Folklife Festival or any of the other Seattle festivals, fairs or events, because that would have made this list way too long.

The Skagit County Fair, it being a classic small town type fair, takes place in Mount Vernon starting August 11, through August 14. You will find county fairs taking place all over Washington during the month of August, leading up to the big one, known in Western Washington simply as The Fair. It's when you Do The Puyallup and go to the Western Washington State Fair, one of the biggest in America, running this year from September 10 - 26. This year's clever slogan for The Puyallup is "Free Your Glee."

Washington Fairs, Festivals and Events listed alphabetically by the town in which, or near, where it takes place.....

Country Fair - September
Anacortes Arts Festival - July/August
Arlington NW Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In July
Ashford Rainier Mountain Festival - September

Bainbridge Island Christmas in the Country - December
Bainbridge Island Bluegrass Festival - July
Belfair Taste of Hood Canal - August
Bellevue Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) - September
Bellevue Strawberry Festival - June
Bellingham Festival of Music - August
Bellingham LinuxFest Northwest - April
Bellingham Subdued Stringband Jamboree - September
Bonney Lake Alls Faire - June
Bremerton Kitsap County Fair & Stampede - August
Buckley Log Show - June
Buckley Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire - August
Burlington Berry-Dairy Days - June

Carnation Camlann Medieval Village - September & October
Cashmere Chelan County Fair - September
Chehalis Cascade Country Cook-Off - August
Chehalis Garlic Fest - August
Chelan Lake Chelan Bach Fest - July
Chelan Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival - August
Clayton Community Fair - July/August
Colville Red White & Bluegrass Festival - July 4
Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival - August
Coupeville Penn Cove Mussel Festival - March
Coupeville Whidbey Island Kite Festival - September
Covington Days - July
Cusick Pend Oreille County Fair - August

Davenport Lincoln County Fair - August

Edmonds Arts Festival - June
Edmonds Jazz Connection - May
Ellensburg Kittitas County Fair - August/September
Enumclaw Street Fair - July
Enumclaw King County Fair - July
Enumclaw Scottish Highland Games - July
Ephrata Basin Summer Sounds - July
Everett Fresh Paint Festival - August
Everett Sausage Fest - October

Federal Way Festival Days - August
Friday Harbor San Juan County Fair - August

Gig Harbor Maritime Gig Festival - June
Gig Harbor Scandinavian Nordic Festival - October
Gig Harbor Quilt Festival - September/October
Goldendale Klickitat County Fair - August

Hoquiam Satsop River Rock Festival - July
Hoquiam Shorebird Festival - May

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival - October

Kalama Blues Festival - July
Kennewick Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo - August
Kennewick Untapped Blues Festival - May
Kent Cornucopia Days - July
Key Peninsula Community Fair - July

Lake Chelan Bach Fest - July
Lake Stevens Aquafest - July
Langley Choochokam Arts Festival - July
Langley Island County Fair - August
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival - September
Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration - June
Leavenworth Oktoberfest - October
Longview Cowlitz County Fair & Rodeo - August
Lynden Craft & Antique Show - October
Lynden Northwest Washington Fair - August

Maple Falls Joowanaroo Free Music Festival - June
Marysville Strawberry Fest - June
Monroe Evergreen Fair - August
Morton Loggers Jubilee - August
Moses Lake Grant County Fair - August
Moses Lake Spring Festival - May
Mount Vernon Bigfoot Bluegrass Jamboree - May
Mount Vernon Skagit County Fair - August
Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival - September

Naselle Finnish-American Folk Festival - July/August
Newport Pend Oreille Valley Lavender Festival - July
North Bend Festival at Mt. Si - August

Olympia Capital Lakefair - July
Olympia Procession of the Species - April
Olympia Thurston County Fair - August
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival - August/September
Othello Sandhill Crane Festival - March

Port Angeles Clallam County Fair - August
Port Angeles Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival - October
Port Angeles Juan de Fuca Festival - May
Port Gamble Old Mill Days - June
Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun - June/July
Port Townsend Jefferson County Fair - August
Port Townsend Victorian Festival - March
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival - September
Poulsbo Viking Fest - May
Pullman Lentil Fest - August
Pullman/Colfax Palouse Empire Fair - September
Puyallup/Graham Pierce County Fair - August
Puyallup Western Washington State Fair - September
Puyallup Sewing and Stichery Expo - March

Renton River Days - July
Republic Ferry County Fair - August/September
Ritzville Blues Festival - July
Ritzville Wheatland Communities Fair - August/September
Roslyn Moose Days - July

Sedro-Woolley Loggerodeo - July
Selah Community Days- May
Sequim Irrigation Festival - May
Sequim Lavender Festival - July
Sequim Olympic Peninsula Birdfest - April
Shelton OysterFest - October
Silverdale Whaling Days- July
Skagit Valley Farm Tour - October
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - April
Snohomish County Festival of Pumpkins-September/October
Snohomish Klahaya Days - July
Snohomish Antique & Classic Motorcycle Show - May
Southeast Spokane County Fair - September
Spokane County Fair - September
Spokane Lilac Festival - May
Stanwood Garden Faire - April
Stanwood - Camano Fair - August
Stevenson Skamania County Fair - August

Tacoma Freedom Fair - July 4
Tacoma Daffodil Parade - April
Tacoma Highland Games - June
Tacoma Wintergrass (Bluegrass) - February
Tri-Cities Lewis & Clark Bluegrass Festival & Dutch Oven Cooking Rendezvous - June
Tri-Cities Wine Festival - November
Tukwila Backyard Wildlife Fair - May

Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival - August
Vancouver Discovery Walk Festival - April
Vashon Island Earth Fair August
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival - July

Walla Walla Hot August Blues Festival - August
Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days - August/September
Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival - April/May
Wenatchee North Central Washington Fair - August
Westport Windriders Kite Festival - July
Whidbey Island Kite Festival - September
Winthrop Methow Music Festival - August
Winthrop Blues Festival - July

Yakima Central Washington State Fair - September/October
Yakima Folklife Festival - July
Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo - Aug

1 comment:

Steve A said...

I see a definite bias against SW Washington. For example, you omitted the "30th Annual
Washington State Int'l Kite Festival" in Long Beach in August, along with the Rod Run to the End of the World which occurs all over the Long Beach Peninsula the weekend after Labor Day each year. And HOW could you forget the Satsop River Rock Festival? Nowadays, it's held in Hoquiam rather than the original Woodstock wannabe location.