Get ready for the Farm Parade!
Here’s the word from Sandy Strelou:
Tractors, Old Farm Trucks and Horses, Oh My!
The Fall Farm Parade has it all! If this funky, homegrown production of island produce and producers doesn’t turn your head, we don’t know what will!”
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, October 6 at 2:30pm.
Grand Marshall of the parade is Al Sundstrom. This year’s parade is in memory of Lynette Guard who passed away last spring. The Sundstroms and Guards are long-time island farm families.
The parade will begin at the Fairgrounds, travel down Argyle, turn right on Spring Street, First Street and again on Nichols.
There will be a street party at the Brickworks afterwards with a chili cook-off by local chefs, music, local history and more. Sunshine Alley will be closed to traffic and parking during the event.
The San Juan Islands Agricultural Guild is sponsoring the parade and after-party as part of the Great Island Grown Festival October 1-31, 2012. Festival events are taking place on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands.
The public is invited to participate.
Anyone wishing to enter a vehicle or walking contingent in the parade is encouraged to sign up now. Tractors, farm trucks, local farms, farm and local food vendors, farm animals, horses, backyard chickens, children dressed as their favorite veggies and other farm-related participant themes are encouraged.
For information about the parade and party on October 6th contact: Candace Jagel (candace_jagel (at) wsu.edu)
For information about the Great Island Grown Festival, click here.