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Art & Culture Center of Whidbey Island

2019 Whidbey Island Harvest Festival October 3-6

The Whidbey Island Harvest Festival is a new 4-day fall festival at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center in Langley, celebrating agriculture, food, wine, spirits, music, and arts and artisans on Whidbey Island. The event is a collaboration between The Port of South Whidbey, The Vintners and Distillers Association, Whidbey Island Grown, Whidbey Island Arts Council and Langley Chamber of Commerce.

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for a complete list of classes)

The festival will consist of two days of classes and presentations (Thursday/Friday), culminating on the weekend (Saturday/Sunday) with live music, food and wine tasting, sales of locally made and grown arts, crafts, and harvest-themed activities such as pumpkin carving and scarecrow making.

Glean New Skills at Harvest Festival Workshops and Seminars

From fermentation to photography to painting to floral design to creative cooking and preserving, workshops and seminars offered at the 2019 Harvest Festival will teach you new skills and ignite your creative imagination.

The Harvest Festival begins with two days of workshops and seminars on October 3 and 4 at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center in Langley. Cooking, distilling and preserving classes include kimchi prep, craft distilling, edible wild plants, growing medicinal mushrooms, cider appreciation and using cannabis in cooking.

Gardening workshops include garlic planting, native plants, apple growing and six classes offered by South Whidbey Tilth on food growing.

Learn a new creative skill by exploring how to take better photos, encaustic painting, pastels, building clay ovens and making a clay slab wall pocket, felt art, ecofriendly floral design and floral jewelry and converting feed bags to totes.

And in a class by itself is a workshop called “Going Batty,” where you’ll learn interesting facts and dispel myths about bats from a naturalist and bat specialist.

Another stand-alone is a seminar entitled “How to Build a Six-figure Business from Scratch.”

Some workshops are free or on a donation basis, while some others have a fee. Check out the entire workshop program by clicking here. Sign up early to assure yourself a spot in the seminar of your choice.

Class Schedule

October 3

Class Instructor Start End Location Fee
Food Growing Series – Food Lover’s Garden Anza Muenchow 9:00 10:00 Pole Barn $10/$50 for 2-day series
Floral Jewelry Toby Nelson 9:00 11:00 Turner Building  $       45.00
Fundamentals of Fermentation Trap Landry 9:30 11:30 Barn Dining Rm  $       30.00
Creating Better Photographs David Stern 9:30 11:30 Community Center Rm #126  $        5.00
Intro to Pastels Annette Hanna 9:30 11:30 Community Center Rm #111  $       35.00
Feed Bags to Totes Janet Harris 10:00 12:00 Community Center-Create Space Rm  Free
Clay Oven Workshop Eli Adadow 10:00 2:00 Left of Pole Barn $150 for 2-day class
Food Growing Series – Organic Weed and Pest Management  Anza Muenchow 10:30 11:30 Pole Barn $10/$50 for 2-day series
Encaustic Painting – The Basics Ron Ward 11:30 1:30 Turner Building  $       25.00
Whidbey Island Apple Paradise! Daniel Vorhis 12:00 2:00 Community Center Rm #126  Free
Food Growing Series – Building Good Soil  Anza Muenchow 12:30 1:30 Pole Barn $10/$50 for 2-day series
Spirit of Whidbey-Capturing Local Synergy Mike Huffman 12:30 2:30 Barn Dining Rm  Free
Intro to Pastels Annette Hanna 12:30 2:30 Community Center Rm #111  $       35.00
Feed Bags to Totes Janet Harris 1:00 3:00 Community Center-Create Space Rm  Free
Foraging for Wild Mushrooms Travis Furlanic 1:00 2:00 Community Center Rm #2  $       25.00
Native Plants Kelsi Mottett 2:00 3:00 Pole Barn Free
Slab-built Wall Pocket Cara Jung 2:00 4:00 Turner Building  $       50.00
Garlic Planting 101 Jane Brumage 3:30 5:30 Pole Barn Free
Art of Functional Movement Adam Fawcett 3:00 5:00 Vibrant Fitness Studio – Fairgrounds  $     120.00

October 4

Class Instructor Start End Location Fee
Food Growing Series – Compost   Tom Vincent 9:00 10:00 Pole Barn $10/$50 for 2-day series
Ecofriendly Floral Design Toby Nelson 9:30 12:30 Turner Building  $       60.00
How to Build a Six-Figure Business from Scratch Alexa Allamano 9:30 11:30 Community Center Rm #111  $       20.00
Felted Art Scarf Janet King 9:30 3:30 Community Center -Gym  $     150.00
Slow Flow Yoga Alisha Walsh 9:30 10:30 Community Center Rm #126  Free
A Primer for What a Craft Distiller Needs to Know –
The Technical Part
Bob Brunjes 10:00 12:00 Barn Dining Rm  $       25.00
Feed Bags to Totes Janet Harris 10:00 12:00 Community Center-Create Space Rm  Free
Clay Oven Workshop Eli Addow 10:00 2:00 Left of Pole Barn Continued from Oct 3
Growing Medicinal Mushrooms Silvan Goette 10:00 11:30 Fiddle Faddle  $       45.00
Food Growing Series – Garding Year Round  Anza Muenchow 10:30 11:30 Pole Barn $10/$50 for 2-day series
Yoga for Preschoolers Alisha Walsh 11:30 12:30 Community Center Rm #126  Free
Henna-Learning about and preparing Henna Fatima Viola 12:00 1:00 Community Center Room #111  $       10.00
Food Growing Series – Veg Garden for Beginners Anza Muenchow 12:30 1:30 Pole Barn $10/$50 for 2-day series
Cider Appreciation Sherrye Wyatt 12:30 2:30 Pole Barn  $       30.00
Feed Bags to Totes Janet Harris 1:00 3:00 Community Center-Create Space Rm Free
Herb Infused Butter & Oils Anne-Marie Gloster 1:00 3:00 Turner Building  $       45.00
Edible Wild Plants Karen Archibald 2:00 3:00 Pole Barn  Free

October 5

BatsBarbra Ogaard12:002:00Fiddle FaddleFree

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