2011 Sequim Irrigation Festival

2011 is the “One Hundred and Sweet Sixteen” Sequim Irrigation Festival. The oldest festival in the state is currently underway, and concludes Sunday, May 15. What a great excuse to drop everything and travel to the Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Experience the 2011 Sequim Irrigation Festival, May 6-15.

Sequim Irrigation Festival Highlights:

  • Logging Show, Truck & Tractor Pull. May 13, 5-10 p.m., May 14, 10-5 p.m.
  • Strongman Showdown. May 13, 6-8 p.m.
  • Fireworks. May 13, 9:30 p.m.
  • Kids Parade. May 14, 10 a.m.
  • Grand Parade. May 14, noon.
  • Carnival. May 13-14 until 11p.m., May 15 noon to 5 p.m.

There are several Washington State Wineries close to Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. When you’ve had your fill of parades and tractor pulls, slip away to taste locally made Washington wines at one of the wineries in nearby Port Angeles: Olympic Cellars, Camaraderie Cellars, Harbinger Winery, and Black Diamond Winery. As you head home on Sunday, allow time to try Washington wine and hard cider at Finnriver Farm & Cidery or Eaglemount Wine & Cider.

The 2011 Sequim Irrigation Festival is a wonderful tradition. Please visit the Sequim Irrigation Festival website for more information.

Good Reasons to Visit Olympic Peninsula Wineries

Port Townsend WA

Stop by Port Townsend for the Rhody Festival and a glass of wine.

There are lots of good reasons to head to the Olympic Peninsula these days. For starters, try sunshine, glorious scenery, and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Then there are six Washington State Wineries, open for visitation and ready to pour the wine.

There are also a number of upcoming events worth noting. Read on for just a few:

May 1, 2010, marks the start of the 115th Irrigation Festival in Sequim, WA. The longest running festival in the state of Washington, the Irrigation Festival celebrates the irrigation ditches that traverse Sequim and allowed the land to be cultivated in the 19th century. Look forward to parades, an arts and crafts festival, lawnmower races and a carnival. The town of Sequim steps out for this event for the weekends of May 1 and May 7, and it is well worth attending. Also on May 1, 2010, is the Victorian Spring Ball in Port Angeles. (more…)