Sunday Matinée: Folk Orchestra at Coyle Community Center 3 PM

> Matinée: Sunday October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM
> Patchy Sanders
> 7 piece folk orchestra from Ashland, Oregon*
> Patchy Sanders has created a new take on an old-time sound, with rich vocals filled with acoustic instrumentation, plus an infectious energy that gets everyone involved.
> It’s homemade folk music with four part harmonies, and all the stompin’ and clappin’ you could ever want!
> The Band:
> Dani Aubert (banjo, harp)
> Jacqui Aubert (vocals)
> Ian Van Ornum (mandolin, bouzouki, guitar)
> Dan Sherrill (guitar, banjo, mandolin)
> Sara Wilbur (violin, viola)
> Eric Jones (upright bass)
> Alex Patterson (drums & percussion)
> sound samples:
> "Great musicianship, harmonies, and feel. A really warm vibe that makes wherever you are standing feel like the center of a Gypsy Caravan." ~Mason Jennings
> "Timeless. I could hear this band in the 16th, 18th, and 21st Centuries. Thanks Patchy!" ~Sedge Thomson (West Coast Live)
> Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
> 923 Hazel Point Road
> Coyle, WA 98376
> Concerts in the Woods Link:
> Admission: by donation
> Genre: folk orchestra
> Age: all-ages
> Intermission: complimentary coffee & cookies and conversation
> Sincerely,
> Your hosts, Norm and Sol Johnson
> 83 Hazel Point Court
> (360) 765-3449
> * Note: Patchy Sanders is on the lineup for Wintergrass 2015! coming up Feb. 26- Mar. 1 in Bellevue.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS — participate TODAY AT 4:00 at Serendipity Farm

Join all our animal-loving neighbors today
> at Serendipity Farm on Cemetery Road
> (only a little way west of Hwy 101)
> for the
> St. Francis Day Celebration TODAY
> at 4:00
> The celebration will include
> the animal blessing ( you can bring animals) and
> a vegan potluck,
> cider pressing afterwards
> Sponsored by St. Mary’s Church, but open to everyone.
> There will be plenty of time for farm play and games
> Come and enjoy a good old fashioned farm picnic !

Flyer 8 5 x 11.pdf

Sat. Oct 4 at 7:30 PM – Eric Miller (with Sabu Miyata) on Coyle!

Eric Miller returns to Coyle for the forth time to grace our community center with his smooth vocals that are reminiscent of the great crooners of the 1950’s.  He will present his original songs mixed with selections right out of the Great American Songbook.  With Eric’s thoughtful lyrics and soothing tones of his vocals,  it’s like he is channeling Bob Dylan with a “Bing Crosby” voice. Accompanied by Sabu Miyata‘s fantastic bass, the music comes alive and fills the room with the most beautiful tones. Eric adds to the excitement by mixing up instruments between Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Harmonica.  Please come and share an evening of Eric’s honest cordiality and impeccable musicianship.


Start of Quilcene Oyster Half Marathon race 2014!

Start of Quilcene Oyster Half Marathon 2014:


Wow! Saturday is Race Day in Quilcene!
> The second annual Quilcene Half Marathon is this Saturday, September 27 at Worthington Park, Center Road and Columbia Street. Four events are lined up for the day:
> The Kids’s Race starting at 8:00am
> The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon beginning at 9:00am
> Both the 10K and Half Marathon are USATF (Track & Field) Certified and sanctioned events.
> There are four ways for us in Quilcene to participate –
> choose your level of interest and energy and RUN, watch out for runners (on Lindsay Hill Road and Center Road) join the festivities as runners finish the course at Worthington Park, meet and greet runners from out-of-town and show them some warm Quilcene hospitality
> Post-race activities include the “Pearl Pop” contest; give-aways of SeatBrella; prizes for the youngest and oldest runners; and complimentary oysters for participants. The Quilcene Lions Club is preparing a spaghetti dinner serving from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and it is open to everyone.
> Day-of-race registration is at 7:00am. The kids’ race, sponsored by Jefferson Healthcare is free. Registration fees for the other events range from $30 to $70. Register on-line or register day of race, at 7:00 a.m. On-line registration for the Half-Marathon is $65; 10K – $40 students and $45 adults; and 5K -$25 students $30 adults ($5 additional fee on day of race).
> The Half-Marathon and 10K are scenic, hilly and challenging. See the course description at
> Look at this giant list of sponsors and supporters for this year’s event: 101 Brewery at Twana Road House, Carl’s Building Supply, Chimacum Creek Printing, Coast Seafood Company, DoeRun Studios, Ferinos Pizza, Goodman Septic, Hadlock Dental Center, Hama Hama Oyster Farm, Henery Do It Best Hardware, Highway Specialty Signs, Jefferson Healthcare,  QFC Grocery in Port Hadlock, Quilcene Lions Club, Mahan Tree Service, Mount Townsend Cheese Company, Mt. Walker Inn, Munn Bros. Realty, Olympic Peninsula Phys. Therapy, Olympic Rentals, Peninsula Chiropractic, Peninsula Food, Quilcene Brinnon Dollars for Scholars, Quilcene Community Center, Quilcene Fire Department, Quilcene Mini Storage, Quilcene Village Store, SOS Printing, WA. Dept. of Natural Resources, Windermere Hood Canal, Quilcene Espresso, Loggers Landing Restaurant, Timber House Restaurant, Safeway – Port Townsend, SeatBrella, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Count Me in for Quilcene, North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, and Taylor Shellfish.

Musical Fair Weekend 9/20!!!!

There is lots to do this coming weekend:
> Quilcene Fair: This year we are hosting 3 bands in the Courtyard on the Quilcene School.
> 12:00 – 1:00 pm The Pine Hearts (folk-rock, country & mountain music)
> 1:15 – 2:15 pm Twisted Roots (folk, classic country, pop covers)
> 2:30 – 3:30 pm The Fire Inside (Celtic music)
> Then after 3:30 the entertainment shifts over to the Linger Longer Stage with:
> An all-ages show! Plus a Beer Garden for those 21+ with ID. No smoking or pets please. Meadow seating, please bring camp chairs or a blanket.
> Featuring Johnny Seven and the Black Crabs! Rockabilly guitar and the playful vocal harmonies of guitarist Jonathan Stuart, drummer Tom Forster and former Donettes slap bassist par excellence Kirsten Ballweg.
> And later still, one of these bands will be continuing on to play again Saturday night at the Coyle Community Center. Twisted Roots will play at 7:30 PM in the more intimate, listening room setting of the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. So there are plenty of opportunities to hear something you like.

> Saturday September 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM Twisted Roots
> Acoustic, boomer-friendly music with a twist: Roots music, blues, classic rock, Western swing and country with fingerstyle guitar, dobro, banjo, ukulele, lap steel, harmonica and bass.
> The Band:
> Bob Lawrence-Markarian
> Marty Kaler
> Marilyn Kaler
> Leo Bidne
> Band Website:
> Hear their song samples on:
> at:
> Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
> 923 Hazel Point Road
> Coyle, WA 98376
> Concerts in the Woods Link:
> Admission: by donation
> Genre: mix of roots music, blues, classic rock, western swing and country
> Age: all-ages
> Intermission: complimentary coffee & cookies and conversation

2014 Quilcene Fair Details!!

Here are ALL THE DETAILS about our Fair Coming September 20th!!!

Download the PDF version Here!
Sept 9, 2014 / Larry McKeehan At: OR

Q U I L C E N E  F A I R a n d P A R A D E

“Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking”
Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Quilcene Fair & Parade 2014 will be held at, in and near the Quilcene School at 294715 Highway 101 on Saturday, September 20th with a breakfast, Parade, Carnival, Car Show and burn-out, music, Quilscenery photo contest, informational, vendor & food booths, raffles, games, garden display and much more.
info: Greg Brotherton, President 206 422 – 8328

“Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking” is an appropriate theme for the Quilcene Fair for this, or any year. Located between the Olympic Mountains and the Hood Canal, the location of Quilcene gives hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts a perfect entry into the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Forest. Many local, state and national agencies use Quilcene as the staging or information center for many wilderness trails and roads. The North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located just south of Quilcene on State Highway 101 at the US Forest Service Center has information and maps. Visitor Center docents will help make any trip, hike or camping experience safe, fun and rewarding. Many booths and vendors related to “Olympic Mountain Hiking” will be at the 2014 Quilcene Fair on September 20, 2014. The Wilderness Act is celebrating its 50th anniversary signing by President Johnson in September, 1964.

CARNIVAL Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept 19, 20 and 21. Cascade Amusements Carnival will have rides, games and food. Pre-sale, discounted full-day ride tickets are available at Quilcene US Bank, Village Store, and other local outlets for $15.00 for one day; exchanged at the Carnival for an “all-day ride wrist band.” $20 once the Carnival opens. Carnival Hours: Fri: 3 pm–10 pm Sat: 11 am –10 pm Sun: 12noon–5 pm
info: Greg Brotherton, President 206 422 – 8328

OPEN CAR SHOW – all vehicles; hosted by: South County Cruisers with BURN-OUT EXHIBIT
Over 50 vehicles will participate in a staging area from 9 am – 4 pm behind the Quilcene School with a “burn-out” exhibition at 3 pm; also lots of raffle prizes, t-shirts for sale and chance to swap-meet some of your extra car parts. $10.00 per vehicle entry fee. Sponsored by the South County Classic Car Club.
info: Ron Rogers (774 – 6794) or John McDougall (765-4349)

CAR PARTS SWAP MEET chance to swap-meet some of your extra car parts or buy something you might need or want. Booths pay a normal vendor fee and can be located near or in the Car Show area.
info: Adina Vierra (360) 333-2228

QUILCENE COMMUNITY PORTRAIT at 12:00 noon. Step into Highway 101 and be a part of this all-Quilcene Community photo in the middle of the Highway right after the parade.
Info: Vivann Kuehl

BREAKFAST Saturday 8 am – 10 am in the school multi-purpose / cafeteria. Sponsored and prepared by a Quilcene High School Vocational Cooking Club. Menu: Eggs, sausage and homemade cinnamon roll, juice and coffee. Price: $5.00 info: Veda Wilson 301 – 2089

PARADE Saturday 11 am – New parade route will be in reverse direction from past several years. (Check-in beginning at 9:00 am on Center Valley Road between the US Bank and the Museum. The Parade will proceed from Center Valley Road going South on Highway 101; passing in front of the School on Highway 101 towards the Community Center. Entries include local dignitaries and honorees, floats, vehicles, horses, local groups, candidates, animals, logging and old farm equipment. Theme: “Quilcene: Gateway to Olympic Mountain Hiking” info: Greg Brotherton 206 422 – 8328
OR Dan Cochran, VP 360 302-0586

Grand Marshalls Terry & Cleone Telling. Terry, grew up in Leland Valley is a QHS 1968 graduate and Cleone, 4th generation born and raised in Quilcene is a PTHS 1971 graduate. Terry worked at many of the local farms through high school; served in Viet Nam with the Army 854th Transportation Company stationed at Vung Ro Bay. Upon return, he worked in logging as a skidder operator and entered the apprentice program at the Puget Sound Naval Ship Yard as an electrician. After thirty-eight years he retired as an electrical engineering technician at Naval Magazine Indian Island; hunting, hiking and fishing for enjoyment. Cleone, a graduate of Central Washington University, taught elementary school for 33 years, retiring in 2011. She is an active member & elder of Quilcene Presbyterian Church; president of South Jefferson Little League since 2004 and secretary of Delta Kappa Gamma. Terry & Cleone are Board Members of the Quilcene Museum and help with many of its events & activities; Cleone serves as vice Chair. They have 2 grown sons. They like to travel, read, garden, outdoor activities, and visit with family and friends.

Citizen of the Year Patti Walsh Herold, born and raised in Astoria NY, worked in midtown NYC for most of her career in Investment Banking. She participated in the Power Lunch Reading Program in the projects and volunteered at “God’s Love We Deliver” preparing meals for shut-ins. She met her future husband, Alan (Oregon born) in San Diego; living in Los Angeles, she started a meals ministry at a women’s shelter and a ministry crocheting blankets for children in foster care. In 2007, Alan and Patti were married and she moved from NY to Alan’s home in Issaquah, WA. In 2010, they moved to Quilcene. Patti volunteers at Quilcene School with phonics and reading; she started a program at Quilcene Community Center in partnership with JeffCo Library and now with the YMCA of Jefferson County providing a five day food and activity program in Quilcene. She is a member of the Jefferson County Literacy Council and the Quilcene/Brinnon Garden Club, a board member of the YMCA, and volunteers with the Backpack nutrition program for children. Patti enjoys gardening, crocheting, hiking, boating and exploring the Olympic Peninsula with her husband, family and friends. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law and five wonderful grand-children.

King & Queen David and Laurie Neuenschwander (NEW-en-shwan-der, like wander) purchased land in 2007, and have lived in Quilcene since 2011. They are retired; past owners of a printing company for 18 years. They attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend and sing in the choir. David volunteers time as the Executive Director of the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, as a mentor at Quilcene Elementary, and in administrative duties at Quilcene Fire Rescue. He also is the volunteer Treasurer for: the Quilcene Museum, Count Me In For Quilcene, Quilcene Emergency Volunteers Association, and Quilcene Citizens for Emergency Response. Laurie is a docent at the Quilcene Historical Museum, and a member of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society. She has created a database of all residents of Quilcene from 1870 through 1940, and photographed all the tombstones in Quilcene Cemetery to preserve the history of our Cemetery. In January 2014 Laurie became a Commissioner of our local Cemetery District. She also enjoys sports, and can be found at almost every home QHS football and softball game.

Pioneer Citizens Anne-Marie Nylund and Mavis Sorensen
Anne-Marie Nylund came to Quilcene in 1961 from Sweden after serving as a nanny to the children of the Dupont family in New York. She came to Quilcene to visit an Uncle and instead of returning to NY, she met and married Herb. He had come to Quilcene from Finland in 1952 to visit his Aunt Mary & Uncle George Ackerman. Anne-Marie & Herb owned appliance stores in Quilcene and Port Townsend. A widow since 2008, Anne-Marie has membership in Sons of Norway Poulsbo, Quilcene/Brinnon Garden Club and Quilcene Museum. Gardens, flowers, cooking & baking, and farm life has been a big part of her life. Anne-Marie has returned many times to Sweden to visit family and they have visited here. She says, “Quilcene is a wonderful place to live with water, mountains and friends.”
Mavis Sorensen born and raised in South Dakota, traveled with husband Ray to many parts of the United States. Ray spent many years working as a teacher for Native American boarding schools, especially in Alaska, Oregon, Arizona and DC. In retirement they moved back to the Northwest settling on Egg & I Road in Chimacum. Becoming good friends with Herb & Anne-Marie through card parties, hunting & fishing, they moved to Quilcene 28 years ago and became their neighbors. Ray was a member of the Lions’ Club, Mavis in the Quilcene/Brinnon Garden Club, Quilcene Museum and active in her church with the “back pack” kid and Senior Center programs. Mavis says she “likes the country life of Quilcene – people are fun, interesting and helpful.”

Pioneer Logger King Kenny Harris came to Quilcene from Brinnon in 1944. He worked in many jobs, but most importantly with Buck Mountain Logging and Eastgard Logging as a Choker Setter, Loader Operator and the Co-Boss. He married Darlene Goode and had 3 children, all QHS graduates. Later he opened his own logging business, Harris Logging Company. His hobbies have been hunting, fishing, camping, clamming, and crabbing. He is a member of the Quilcene Museum, Quilcene Lions Club, and volunteered many years to the Quilcene EMT’s and Fire Department. Kenny says, “Quilcene has been the greatest place to work, raise a family and be an active community member.” Kenny now divides his time between Quilcene and Olympia.

Most Missed Citizens: Bonnie Selvar and Jane-Anne Hirschi
Bonnie Selvar and husband Bill came to Quilcene in 1998 from Bainbridge Island to retire in their “little home on the Little Quilcene River.” They loved the quiet, peaceful “mini-farm” which was a lot like BI and Winslow. Bonnie became very active with the Quilcene Museum, Quilcene Fair, Garden Club and as a tutor at Quilcene Elementary School. Gardening, Arts & Crafts, and pets (cat, 2 dogs and birds) are special interests. She has moved to Port Ludlow where a larger home welcomes her 4 kids and 13 grandchildren for special family holidays.
Jane-Anne Hirschi and husband Gary came to Quilcene in 1974 to work for the US Forest Service from previous postings in Oregon and near Mt. St. Helens. Gary served 13 years on the Quilcene School Board, and 20 years with the Quilcene Fire Department. Gary retired in 1993 and their 3 kids, April, Hope & Bill, are QHS graduates. Jane-Anne worked at US Bank for 14 years retiring in 1994. She kept active with family, school events & tutoring, Homemakers’ Club, a big garden and travel; She lives in Edmonds to be closer to her children and 5 grandchildren and is “a country girl, moved to the city.”

Educator of the Year Linda Vliet has worked 8 years for the Quilcene School District as a para-professional, one-on-one student aide. She is now going into the 5th year with the same student who “works very hard and has amazed me,” Linda says. Married to Jeff, she moved to Quilcene in 1981 from Puyallup. A past school bus driver and PTA President, her artistic tree paintings and work have made life-time friends with “many open-minded and loving people in Jefferson County.” Linda is honored and grateful for her recognition as Teacher of the Year; and is a proud grandmother of Paul, QHS Class of 2015, Isaiah and Jack students at Blue Heron, and mother of Jessica and Erik, QHS grads.

Teen Citizens — Quilcene High School ASB Officers for 2014 / 2015 are:
President – Sammy Rae Vice-President – Paul Huyler Secretary – Allison Jones
Treasurer – Bailey Kieffer Assist Treasurer – Hannah Williams Parliamentarian – Alexis Mack Katy Campbell & Tammy Thompson– Co-Advisors QHS 765 – 4848

LUNCH MENU Saturday 11am -2 pm in the school multi-purpose / cafeteria. Sponsored and prepared by QHS Vocational Cooking Club. Menu: Hamburger or Breaded Chicken Patty served on homemade bun, with lettuce, tomato, and onions, Potato Salad, Pop. Price: $5.00 info: Veda Wilson 301 – 2089

FOOD CONCESSIONS (Saturday 7am – 4pm) breakfast, hamburgers, hot-dogs, corndogs, fries, onion rings, cotton candy, sundaes, seafood, sandwiches, Bar-B-Q, ice cream, espresso, desserts and more. info: Adina Vierra (360) 333-2228

Toys, books, flowers, jewelry, games, handcrafts, ceramics, woodwork, antiques, clothing, arts & crafts. Also informational, political candidates, games, raffles, food and organizations; a chance to swap-meet some of your extra car parts or buy something you might need or want; car parts-swap booth can be located near or in the Car Show area. $25 for a sidewalk booth, $30 for a 10×10 and $35 for a larger space. $10 extra if rented after September 5th. info: Adina Vierra (360) 333-2228

FAIR BOARD Raffle Prize Winners of over 100 gift cards & certificates, & other prizes will be drawn on Fair Day. $1.00 tickets can be purchased at US Bank, Quilcene Museum, Village Store, Munn Bros. Realty and other locations in Quilcene; and from sellers at the Breakfast, and Raffle / Information Booth on fair day.
Info: Denise Karp 630-788-2306

LITTLE MISS PEARL PAGEANT 4th Annual event for girls ages 2 – 12. Girls are chosen by their choosing of a colored rose at their Pageant which is held on September 13th at the Brinnon Community Center. This program helps build confidence and sense of community for this age group. The girls will participate in the Quilcene Fair and Parade. Info: Kendra

QUILSCENERY PHOTO CONTEST Display in the school multi-purpose room of photos of the Quilcene area. Prizes will be given to 4 winners. Note cards from past contests are available in packets of 5 cards for $6.00 at US Bank and at the Raffle / Info Booth on Fair Day. info: Lisa Hames 360-796-4578

Gardener’s Corner, sponsored by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club, is located in the cafeteria. Garden Contest: Longest Zucchini, Best Miniature Carrot, Funkiest Fruit or Veggie, Biggest Pumpkin, Best Flower Arrangement. Jam and Jelly Contest. Jam and Jelly only; no freezer jam, preserves nor marmalade. Please submit your favorite batch from last Fall or this Summer with a printed recipe & processing details. Enter as many jam/jelly recipes as you wish. Please submit ALL contest items on Friday afternoon from 3 – 5 pm in the school cafeteria for Friday night judging; ribbons & prizes will be on display all day Saturday. Non-contest, display-only garden items are also welcome; bring them either Friday night or early Saturday morning to the school cafeteria. We will have local kids’ art on display as well as local Farm Displays! Young Gardeners: Aged 5-12 have a special contest: Bring what you grew! Young winners selected by drawing for special prizes!
info: Nancy Cochran 360 302-0586

12:00 – 1:00 pm The Pine Hearts (folk-rock, country & mountain music)
1:15 – 2:15 pm Twisted Roots (folk, classic country, pop cover)
2:30 – 3:30 pm The Fire Inside (Celtic music)
Info: Norm Johnson (206) 842-5485 or
(Carnival also: Friday 3 pm – 10 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm)
Fri: 3 pm–10 pm Carnival Across Hwy 101 from US Bank
Sat: 11 am –10 pm Carnival Across Hwy 101 from US Bank
Sun: 12noon–5 pm Carnival Across Hwy 101 from US Bank
10 am – 4 pm Classic Car Show Behind school on the football field
9 am – 4 pm Garden Club Exhibit School Cafeteria / multi-purpose room
11:00 am Parade down Highway 101
12 noon All Community Photo in the middle of Highway 101 – right after parade
10 am – 4 pm Vendors Through out the School Campus
12 noon-3:30 pm Musical Entertainment Courtyard
12 noon–4 pm Quilscenery Photo Contest Display School Cafeteria / multi-purpose room
3:00 p –4:00 pm Car Show Burn-Out Behind school-by football field
12:00 noon–4:00 pm Raffles, Games, prizes various booths
4:00 – 7:00 Free Concert Linger Longer Stage-QuilceneMuseum

FREE all-ages CONCERT 4:00 – 7:00 pm on the Linger Longer Stage at Worthington Park.

Meadow seating, beer garden and food for sale will make this a great way to end Fair Day in Quilcene. No Pets Please! “The Village Idiots” and “Johnny Seven & the Black Crabs” will be performing.
info: Bonnie Story 360 -765 – 0967

Quilcene Fair Board Officers, Members & volunteers: (for additional information)

Greg Brotherton, President & Parade 206-422-8328 Lisa Hames, Photo Contest 796 – 4578
Daniel Cochran, VP & Parade 360 302-0586 Adina Vierra, Booths & Vendors 360-333-2228
Norm Johnson, Sec & Entertainment 206- 842-5485
Gary Judy, Treasurer 774 – 1505 Denise Karp, Raffle 630-788-2306
Bruce Munn, Advisor 301 – 4026 Viviann Kuehl, All Quil Photo 765 – 4321
Larry McKeehan, PR & Dignitaries 437 – 2842 Nancy Cochran, Garden Display 360 302-0586
Veda Wilson, Breakfast & Lunch 301 – 2089 Bonnie Story, LLP & Garden Display 360 – 765- 0967
Alex Monroe, Janitorial 774 – 6598 Ron Rogers, Car Show & Burn-Out 774 – 6794
Bob & Bonnie McDaniel, Hiking 765 – 0977 John McDougall, Car Show 765 – 4349





Free Show and Beer Garden after Quilcene Fair

Starts after the Quilcene Fair!  Saturday Sept. 20th.

Check out the Car Show’s famous burn-out contest at 3PM, and then come over to the Linger Longer Stage for a refreshing beer, and live music. 

Beer garden for 21+ with ID. Free parking. No smoking or pets please.

Headliner: Johnny Seven and the Black Crabs! Big in the rockabilly community, they play with a positive “don’t look back” attitude. Enjoy hot jangly Rockabilly guitar and playful vocal harmonies featuring guitarist Jonathan Stuart, drummer Tom Forster and former Donettes slap bassist par excellence Kirsten Ballweg. Hepcat Magazine says, “Damn they’re good!”

2014 Quilcene Fair poster!



Family Festival on the Farm! Songs & Stories at Finnriver on Saturday August 3oth

Finnriver Farm & Cidery 
Song & Story Family Festival
Saturday, August 30, 2014
SONG & STORY Family Festival
Saturday, Aug. 30 

Our first ever Finnriver’s

celebrates community, family, agricultureand the last weekend of summer with stories and songs to captivate children and folks of all ages!  With woodfire pizza, snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, and hard cider for adults. Enjoy a day on the farm listening to tales from far and wide, singing along to songs old and new, and enjoying life on the land. The line-up includes regional acts known for their talent, imagination and joy!

* Aimée Ringle Storytelling, 11-12

* Harmonica Pocket Concert, 12:30-1:30

* Harper Stone, 2-3

* Blue Sol, 3-4:30

* Slí na Bandé Celtic Music Ensemble, 4-6pm
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time HERE or at the farm on event day:


$20 family pass for full day (admission for 4 or more people)

$10 family pass for half-day (admission for 4 or more people)
$5 Single admission

Additional options:
$5 cider tasting for adults
$10-$15 woodfired pizzas
Additional snacks & refreshments for sale

AND!  Open Blueberry U-Pick!

More information about the artists here….




The Harmonica Pocket is all about swinging acoustic songs sprinkled with hulahoop & dance. They perform in theaters, libraries, schools, parks, and festivals. They sing about bugs, vegetables, & diapers, love Dr. Seuss, & eat a lot of ice cream. Featuring imaginative renditions of American folk classics plus an array of silly, sweet originals from their award-winning albums, Harmonica Pocket performances mix music and dance into a giggle-inducing show that gets audiences singing and moving in their seats. The acoustic story-songs are sprinkled with ukuleles, wah-wah guitar and vocal harmony.

Blue Sol is the local folk music duo of Jamey and Dave Campbell. With two guitars and lots of harmony, they bring you a combination of original songs and a variety of cover tunes. They have been making music, along with a marriage and two sweet kids, together for 15 years and have produced four CD’s. They are currently in the studio working on the next Blue Sol recording. Their CD “Rolling” features exclusively lullabies and children’s songs, telling tales of sailors, rickshaw taxis, and dreams.

As a musician and storyteller, Aimée Ringle delights in catching, carrying and sharing tales and songs from ancient and present times that are longing for willing hearts and imaginations to breathe new life into them! She comes to Finnriver Farm with a smattering of old and new stories (with mice that jump, invisible trees, and mountains so big they blot out the sun) that celebrate the human communion with place, and the trees, hills, rivers and stars that tell us we’re “home”.

Harper Stone grew up in the mountains of Colorado, where his parents regularly subjected him to myths, folktales, banjo music, Icelandic sagas, and other archetypically-infused forms. His stories dance between the deep waters of tradition and the improvised fancy of the present moment.

Sli Na Bande is a Celtic music ensemble based in Bellingham, WA. Together they bring a vast collection of folk and dance tunes to life on a variety of instruments including bodhran, fiddle, harp, bozouki, mandolin, guitar, penny whistle, and more!

Learn more about Finnriver at

No smoking, no dogs on the farm.

Please carpool.

Join us for a family day on the farm and support rural culture and local storytelling and musical artists!  Tickets purchase HERE at Brown Paper Tickets.
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Finnriver Farm
62 Barn Swallow Road
Chimacum, WA 98325

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