#WineDDown your Summer at Hood Canal with Farms, Oysters and Wine!
If you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer, why not toast its finale with farm, food, wine? Join us!
September 15 & 16th
Every year the Jefferson County Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. A self-guided Tour! Want to participate? Hop on your bike or load up your car with friends and family. Here is a list and map of farms for the day-of events.
Farm Tour Central is at the Chimacum Corner Farmstand which is open daily and features a Sunday Farmers Market from 10-2.
The Farm Tour is Open to the public with a $10 Suggested Donation per carload. No one turned away! You can make this donation at any stop including Center Valley Animal Rescue.
Sunday, September 16th Quilcene Oyster Races
No, Oysters are not racing, but YOU can. The course covers 13.11 miles and features views overlooking Hood Canal and Quilcene Bay, plus a peek at the Olympic Mountains (weather permitting). The Half Marathon is hilly and challenging, but totally worth it! There is also a free concert from 1-3 pm . Details Here.
Speaking of oysters, the last of this year’s daytime low tides are Sept 20 – 26th. Here is a list of beach seasons. However, you can still get your Hood Canal seafood fix at the Hama Hama Oyster Bar Thursdays-Mondays. Their farm store is open daily. Or, visit the Taylor Shellfish Market in Shelton also open daily.
Shelton is also home to the annual Oysterfest. This year’s event takes place October 6 & 7th. Oysters, wines, microbrews, live music and more. Attended by thousands, OysterFest is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and is Washington State’s official seafood festival. More information can be found here.
Olympic Peninsula has its own region of wineries. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries are a group of hands-on owners/winemakers committed to handcrafting excellent, award-winning Washington wines. Each of our Olympic Peninsula Wineries offer visitors friendly hospitality and a unique, memorable experiences. Owners/winemakers are often available to personally pour for the visitors in their tasting rooms and to answer questions. And the Fall Harvest usually provides for special events and tastings. Stay tuned for details.
If you need one more reason to #WineDDown to Hood Canal, it’s because it is the beginning of our non-peak season. That means lower prices for our vacation rentals (starting September 16th), and less people on hiking trails, beaches and wineries. Enjoy!