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Best Out of Town Road Trips in WA March 2 – 4

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Beachcombers Fun Fair
Saturday and Sunday
March 3 and 4
120 West Chance A La Mer Ave. NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360.289.9586
http://www.tourismoceanshores.com

25th annual event features exhibits, seminars, information booths, and vendors on Saturday and Sunday; a kid’s science fair Saturday morning plus beach walks on Sunday morning.

Penn Cove Mussel Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 2, 3 and 4
901 Northwest Alexander Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
360.678.4864 ‎
http://www.thepenncovemusselfestival.com

Bold, briny and blue! Come taste Penn Cove’s world famous mussels! Historic Coupeville celebrates these delectable mollusks annually on the first full weekend in March. Live music, kids’ activities, street scramble, muscle eating contest, beer garden, cooking demonstrations and much more.

Elegant Flea Antique and Collectibles Sale
Friday and Saturday
March 2 and 3
Sequim Prairie Grange
290 Macleay Road
Sequim, WA 98382
http://www.macsequim.org

The Elegant Flea features dozens of vendors from across Western Washington and beyond who specialize in pre-1965 merchandise and/or items made from vintage materials. Admission is free with donations accepted, and lunch will be available for purchase.

Winthrop Balloon Roundup
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 2, 3 and 4
Winthrop Inn
960 State Route 20
Winthrop, WA 98862
509.996.3100
http://www.winthropwashington.com

The skies of Winthrop and the Methow Valley will brighten with the brilliant colors of over a dozen hot air balloons in the Winthrop Balloon Roundup. This three-day Balloon Festival, now in it’s 15th year, is a photographer’s dream. It’s an incredible visual display as the balloons fly over the old western town of Winthrop and with the snow-capped mountains of the North Cascades as a backdrop. Balloon rides available by reservation at 509.997.1700.

Whatcom County Home and Garden Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 2, 3 and 4
Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
1775 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264
360.671.4247
http://www.whatcomhomeshow.com

It’s the 33rd year celebrating one of the largest Home Shows north of Seattle. Come see the biggest and best display of products for your home and garden in Northwest Washington. With over 200 vendors there is something for everyone.

Custer’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 2, 3 and 4
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
404 N Havana Street
Spokane, WA 99202
http://www.custershows.com

Custer’s 35th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show features 300 professional artists and crafters from across the United States covering 78,000 square feet of exhibit space, making this the largest show of it’s kind in the Inland Northwest! Whimsical bird houses, clay fountains, metal sculpture, hand painted furniture, quilted wall hangings, dried florals, one of a kind jewelry pieces, functional pottery, nature photography, unique clothing and much more. Specialty and gourmet foods including fudge, truffles, jams, vinegars, mustards, smoked salmon, and dry soup mixes. Many of these items will be available to sample.

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