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Best Weekend Road Trips in WA September 7 – 9

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September brings annual festivals to the Northwest, including wooden boats, arts and crafts, delicious farm grown produce and vintage car shows! Head out this weekend and see the best of WA!

Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 7, 8 and 9
431 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360.385.3628
http://www.woodenboat.org

Head to Port Townsend this weekend, home to the first and largest Wooden Boat Festival in North America! Over 300 beautiful wooden boats, kids’ activities, winery and cider events and tastings, arts and crafts fair, M/V Lotus open for tours, live music, pirates, demos by the Brass Screw Confederacy and much more! Memorial Field offers special parking rates during festival. Tickets and more details are available online.

Arts and Crafts Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 7, 8 and 9
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance A La Mer NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360.289.4411
http://www.associatedarts.org

Associated Arts of Ocean Shores 43rd Annual Juried Art and Open Art Show! Featuring thousands of unique handcrafted items by gifted artists and talented crafts people. Admission is FREE.

Newport Music Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 7, 8 and 9
1001 West 1st Street
Newport, WA 99156
509.738.4141
http://www.pvbluegrass.com

Each year the beautiful Northwest town of Newport boasts the best in Americana music! Come listen to a wide range of sub genres including Alternative Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Rhythm & Blues, and Southern Rock among others. Artists from across the county with a focus on regional talent.

Fall Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 7, 8 and 9
Pioneer Park
431 East Birch
Connell, WA 99326
509.234.2701
http://www.cityofconnell.com

Featured events include mural painting, the Fast and the Past Car Show, the Fireman’s Breakfast, a Kiddies Parade, the Grande Parade, the Carnival, Arts and Crafts and Food Booths, a Go Cart Race, an Art Show, the Junior Livestock Show, an Art and Flower Show, Cooking Lessons, and Family Fun. The Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show is also held each year in conjunction with the Fall Festival.

Farmer Consumer Awareness Days
Friday and Saturday
September 7 and 8
Quincy, WA 98848
http://www.quincyfarmerconsumer.com

Bring the kids and learn about where your groceries come from and to talk to the people who grow them for a living! Plus, a Grand Parade, Farm to Market Fun Run, live entertainment, cook-offs, arts and crafts, tractor pull, a car show and booths that showcase locally grown delicacies.

37th Annual Winthrop Auto Rallye
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
September 7, 8 and 9
202 Hwy 20
Winthrop, WA 98862
888.463.8469
http://www.winthropwashington.com

The Annual Winthrop Washington Auto Rallye is one of the most unique car shows in the Northwest. This very popular, spectator-friendly event showcases the beauty of antique cars and trucks against the backdrop of the Old West town of Winthrop. This is your chance to see some beautiful, restored, iconic cars up close. Winthrop’s old boardwalks and historic character add to the appeal of this event as the historic cars take over all of main street. In addition to Winthrop’s incredible scenery there is plenty of unique shops, brew pubs, coffee roasters and eateries to enjoy along with the car show. The first night of this event is a cruise in, day two is the parade, car judging, and poker run and day three includes a swap meet.

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