Parade! Chili cookoff! It’s the Great Island Grown Festival this weekend!
It’s this weekend! Here’s more from Sandy Strehlou:
Don’t Miss the Farm Parade and Chili Cook-Off
Exotic horses, scarecrows, backyard chickens, tractors, parade and party—it’s the annual Fall Farm Parade Saturday, October 6 at 2:30pm.
Grand Marshall Al Sundstrom will lead the parade in memory of long-time islander and farmer, Lynette Guard. 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 partnered with aspiring FHHS culinary students, 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. For information about the parade and party on October 6th contact: Candace Jagel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sandy Strehlou, 360.378.8337.
For information about the Great Island Grown Festival – click here.