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Best WA Road Trip Adventures March 16 – 18

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If you’re ready for a drive out of town this weekend, you might want to pick up some arts and crafts, get some gardening tips, or do a little beach combing. There’s plenty to do just outside of Seattle!

Spring Craft and Antique Show
Thursday – Saturday
March 15 – 17
Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
1775 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264
360.966.5573
http://www.lyndencraftantiqueshow.com

The 26th Annual Spring Craft & Antique Show is for those who enjoy handcrafts, antiques and original art. Over 100 vendors will fill the Expo Building. Meet the artisans and be inspired by all the creativity! The perfect opportunity to find items to refresh and redecorate your home and garden for spring. Be inspired by all the creativity with a most unique collection of handcrafted gifts, home & garden decor and vintage treasures. Enjoy a latte, dessert or a meal in the Cafe while listening to ongoing live entertainment.

Soroptimist Gala Garden Show
Saturday and Sunday
March 17 and 18
Sequim Boys and Girls Club
400 W. Fir Street
Sequim, WA 98382
http://www.sequimgardenshow.com

The Annual Sequim Soroptimist Gala Garden Show is the largest garden show on the Olympic peninsula, with over 60 vendors, speaker series, Garden Cafe, live music, silent auction and raffle, is held at Sequim Boys & Girls Club. Proceeds fund programs in the community. Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

Driftwood Show and Glass Float Roundup
Saturday and Sunday
March 17 and 18
Grayland Community Hall
2071 Cranberry Road
Grayland, WA 98547
360.268.0111
http://www.westportgrayland-chamber.org

The 50th Beachcombers Driftwood Show & Glass Float Roundup at the historic Grayland Community Hall, attracts natural beach art enthusiasts and glass float collectors each year to Westport-Grayland for fun and prizes. Featured speakers include Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer presenting “Japanese Tsunami Debris” and Alan Rammer, discussing “Fun Facts About Washington Sea Life.” See driftwood creations that are “finished” or “natural;” driftwood carvings and floral arrangements on driftwood. Look at pieces of flotsam and jetsam which are typically “found” wreckage of a ship or its cargo that was cast overboard or jettisoned to lighten the load in time of distress that has washed ashore. In addition, organizers will be hiding tokens on the beach for beachcombers to find and return to the community hall to redeem for a hand blown glass float.

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show
Thursday – Sunday
March 15 – 18
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
404 N Havana St
Spokane, WA 99202
http://www.wildlifecouncil.com

Established in 1960, the Big Horn Show is one of the oldest and longest continually operated sports and recreation shows in the United States. Held annually at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, the Big Horn Show captures the great OUTDOORS, INDOORS. You won’t want to miss our “Trophy Territory” to see the best of the best in a tropy display.

With 130,000 sq ft. of exhibition space, the show boasts a wide array of outdoor oriented vendors, guides and non-profit exhibitors. With over 300 exhibitors annually, they come from all over the lower 48 States and Alaska, Canada, Mexico, South America and Africa. Each year the event hosts 28,000 area enthusiasts to four days of fun and excitement.

Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
March 16, 17 and 18
TRAC Center
6600 Burden Blvd.
Pasco, WA 99301
509.924.0588
http://www.custershows.com

Featuring over 150 of the finest Artists and Crafters from across the U.S. filling the TRAC with unique hand crafted items! All artists represent their own work. Hand Blown Glass, Beaded Jewelry, Watercolors, Quilted Wall Hangings, Hand Thrown Pottery, Whimsical Painted Furniture, Metal Sculpture, Fabric Santas, Photography, Woodworking, Candles, Felted Hats and much, much more. Specialty and gourmet foods including huckleberry products, vinegars and mustards, wheat berry chili, jams and fudge. Many of these items will be available to sample.

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