Harbor Harvest Festival to celebrate fall in Blaine


 Blaine Chamber of Commerce will ring in fall with a new Harbor Harvest Festival. 

The fall celebration will take over downtown Blaine streets with live music, local food and a vendor’s row from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 7. 

Roads will be closed along Peace Portal Drive, from G Street to H Street, and on H Street, from Peace Portal Drive to 3rd Street. Over 50 Whatcom County vendors will sell woodworking, bath goods, apparel, crocheted items, children’s toys, pet products and other items.

Lummi Seafood Market and Blaine’s Spotted Owl Farm will have booths set up to celebrate the local harvest, chamber executive director Jacquee Sovereign said. Food trucks and stands will include Bry’s Filipino Cuisine, It’s The Sweet Things, Street Dogz and Chef Bo’s Gourmet jerky and lemonade.

The Gateway 1890 Taphouse and Grill will have a beer garden and covered space to sit and eat next to the live music on G Street Plaza.

Kickerville will open the musical performances with its 12-1:30 p.m. set. Dial Up will follow with its 2-3:30 p.m. performance of ’90s alternative and rock covers, and then SpaceBand will end the evening 4-5:30 p.m. with R&B and hip-hop covers from the ’90s through early 2000s.

Sovereign, who has a background in the music industry, said she wanted to bring in artists who younger Blaine families could enjoy. 

The chamber is partnering with Christ Episcopal Church’s annual harvest festival, which will provide family activities from noon to 3 p.m. at its church garden, 382 Boblett Street. Children can tour the garden and receive a participation gift. The event will have vegetable-themed games and education on soil and harvesting pumpkins and corn. Music, raffles and mulled cider will also be part of the festival.

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2’s little red bus will transport people between the parking lot behind Jack Niemann’s Black Forest Steak House and the church.

Sovereign said the chamber, which hosted its first oyster festival during the same weekend last year, will only host the oyster festival in May going forward.


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