"Loco over local" say posters publicizing North Olympic Land Trust's 11th annual StreamFest, on Sunday, Aug. 29.
"We're really not advising people to go crazy, but the slogan is in the spirit of StreamFest - an event designed for fun as well as inspiration and information," said Greg
Good, the sponsoring organization's executive director.
Admission is free. Food, drink, streams, plants, animals, music and drama are among the elements of the celebration at Ennis Arbor Farm.
Free shuttles run from noon-6 p.m. between the Eagles parking lot, at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Penn Street, and Ennis Arbor Farm, opposite Peninsula Golf Club at 824 E. Lindberg Road., Port Angeles. Volunteers in golf carts can transport those with difficulty walking.
Proceeds from food and drink sales and a silent auction raise funds to help the land trust protect special qualities of area lands for salmon and other wildlife habitat, farming, commercial timber production, clean water and air, scenic vistas, open space and cultural heritage.
Only 500 StreamFest smorgasbord tickets are being offered for sale. They are $15 each at Port Book and News and Feiro Marine Life Center, in Port Angeles; Pacific Mist Books, Sequim; Sunny Farms Farm Store; and the Land Trust website and office, 417-1815. Any remaining tickets will be available during StreamFest. "Kids plate" tickets for children 10 and younger are $7.
• Joy's Bistro meatballs from Clark Farms' grass-fed beef
• Steamed clams and barbequed oysters from Mystery Bay Seafood Catering
• Sweet and sour stir fry by Sabai Thai from Lazy J, Kol Simcha, Johnson and Ennis Arbor farms' vegetables
• Small Chestnut Cottage scones, topped with Graysmarsh Farm berries
• Microbrews from Fathom & League Hop Yard Brewery, near Sequim
• Smoked fish appetizers from Sunrise Meats
• Salmon grilled by Chef Jamison Brandt
• Dungeness summer salad by Alder Wood Bistro from Nash's Organic Produce
• Ennis Arbor Farm potatoes roasted at The Bushwhacker Seafood and Pasta Restaurant
• Corn on the cob from Sunny Farms
• Assorted breads with Nash's grains ground and baked by Bell Street Bakery
• Ennis Arbor Farm blackberries in Joshua's Restaurant's traditional cobbler,
• Joy's Bistro's lemonade, Ennis Arbor Farm's apple cider and Princess Valiant's coffee from Best of the Peninsula.
Desserts and drinks will be on sale from noon-5 p.m. Other foods are part of the StreamFest smorgasbord, served from noon-4 p.m.
A fresh produce market, with free, reusable, shopping bags from Sunny Farms, and chef demonstrations also are planned.
Participants can dress as favorite vegetables, fruits and animals for the Procession of Species parade at 4 p.m. There will be a booth for making costumes from recycled materials.
Local organizations, agencies and businesses will offer exhibits and activities.
From noon-4 p.m. is "Pond Critters Open House," to get acquainted with animals living in and near ponds that help filter stormwater.
Dungeness River Audubon Center Director Bob Boekelheide leads a birdwatching walk at 1 p.m.
At 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., fisheries biologist Coleman Byrnes talks about fish habitat needs while escorting participants to Ennis Creek where stream specialists will provide hands-on experiences and information.
Walks at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. will focus on local geology, local trees and permanently protecting qualities of their property through the land trust. At 4 p.m., children can dig potatoes to take home.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association present a performance and sing-along from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Recorded music and trivia games also will be at the bandshell.
Silent auction items are on the Land Trust's nolt.org website. Bidding closes at 5 p.m. Items not getting minimum bids will remain available for bidding until Nov. 30 at www.nolt.org.
Children will get a free, recycled book donated by Twice Upon a Child as long as supplies last.
For more information, see www.nolt.org or call 417-1815.