Camano Island: Check Out Slow Foods Roots Music Festival!Posted: August 17, 2011
We’re in the thick of the lazy days of summer here on Camano Island, and while the sun doesn’t shine down quite as much here as it does elsewhere, we still enjoy all the benefits warmer weather has to offer — AND, need I remind you that we have less rain fall here on the Island than in surrounding areas! This year we have a special treat to attend: the first Slow Foods Roots Music Festival!
If you’re not familiar with the slow foods movement, you can find some more information here: http://www.slowfood.com/. The whole concept is perfect for Camano Island living, and one of our local businesses got the idea of putting together a weekend of fun, food, and music to celebrate all three.
The Slow Foods Roots Music Festival is (obviously) based around food and music, but there will be so much more. In addition to a selection of locally grown and organic fair foods, there will be a farmer’s market, seminars with Slow Food related authors, and chef demonstrations.
On the music front, there will be two stages with local and national performers, filling the event with sounds of traditional American music. Everything from folk to bluegrass to regional styles will be covered.
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be an art exhibit featuring juried local crafters and artists. In addition to the gallery showing, there will be demonstrations of how they ply their crafts and booths so you can take your own piece of art home with you.
If you’re bringing your little ones, don’t worry about them getting bored. There will be a variety of kid’s activities throughout both days to satisfy the pickiest of fair guests.
The Nitty Gritty
The very first Slow Foods Roots Music Festival happens on August 27th and 28th. That’s the last weekend of the month, and the weekend before Labor Day. The venue is the Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds.
Ticket prices are $20 for a one day pass and $35 for both days. If you’re bringing your whole family, you’ll save some money, as children under 12 and seniors over 65 both get half off ticket costs. You can buy them online through brownpapertickets, or in person at Snow Goose Bookstore or Blackbird Bakery Café Bistro.
If the Slow Foods Roots Music Festival sounds like fun (and really, how can a weekend devoted to food and music be anything but fun?), you’ll definitely want to come out and enjoy a day or two with us.
For more information on this great event, visit the web site for this Camano Island and Stanwood event.