Clams, Kites, Cranberries, Arts, and Harvest Festivals

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Fall Razor Clamming

Keep calm and clam on! A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula on Oct. 7 through Oct. 12, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. October 7-12, 2014

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Wild Mushroom Celebration

The Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration continues on the Long Beach Peninsula through November 15. Celebrate the plentiful bounty of Fall as Chefs and innkeepers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the Fall harvest season! Enjoy delicious wild mushrooms offered in many of our local dining establishments. October – November 15, 2014

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44th Annual PAA Fall Show & Sale

The Peninsula Arts Association will be presenting the works of over 60 local artists at their 44th Annual Fall Show. Art will be available for purchase. Stop by the Long Beach Train Depot Building located at 3rd North & Pacific Hwy in Long Beach from 10-5pm on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 10-3pm. October 10-13, 2014

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Harvest Festival

It’s finally here! The 2014 Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market HARVEST FESTIVAL! Join us from 3-7 p.m. as we celebrate the end of the market season. The market will be bursting with flavor and tons of activities. The market will also have a various vendors selling fresh, local products. October 10, 2014

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Cranberrian Fair

The annual Cranberrian Fair at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco in conjunction with the Cranberry Museum. The Cranberrian Fair runs Sat October 11th through Sun October 12th. The Cranberry Museum will be actively harvesting cranberries and will feature some delicious treats and cranberry themed gifts, along with their famous cranberry ice cream. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about our world famous crimson berry! October 11-12, 2014

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One Sky, One World

The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship, peace, cultural exchange, tolerance and understanding for One Sky, One World worldwide kite fly. Join us for this two-day event that is celebrated globally. Grab your kites and head to the beach on Bolstad approach in Long Beach. October 11-12, 2014

 

Head to the Long Beach Peninsula for ‘Opening Day’ of Fall 2014 Razor Clam Season!

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 12.28.06 PMThe Fall 2014 Razor Clam Season kicks off October 7! This year is expected to be even better than last year’s banner season, with over 6 million razor clams harvested! The whole family can take part in this uniquely Pacific Northwest subsistence activity.

Read the latest WDFW press release on clam digs.

APPROVED DATES:  

Oct. 7, 2014, Tuesday; 6:26 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 8, 2014, Wednesday; 7:13 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 9, 2014, Thursday; 7:58 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 10, 2014, Friday; 8:43 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 11, 2014, Saturday; 9:28 pm, -0.8 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 12, 2014, Sunday; 10:15 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach Peninsula

Harvest Rules:

        • By law, clam diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
        • All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
        • The final word on beach openings is announced about a week before each dig is scheduled to start, provided marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
        • Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

Here is a GREAT video, by David Campiche of the Shelburne Inn and Restaurant on how to clean your razor clams!

Click here to view the embedded video.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers arrive at the beach an hour or two before low tide for best results. However, digging is not allowed on any beach before noon.

“Low tides will occur fairly late in the day, so diggers should be prepared to dig in the dark,” Ayres said.

Anyone interested in taking up razor clam digging can get some tips from WDFW’s Great Getaways webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/vacation/coast_razor_clamming.html.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2014-15 license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/.

Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Diggers may not harvest any part of another person’s daily limit, unless they possess a designated harvester card.

 

Discovery Awaits on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Discovery Awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV, the Long Beacg Peninsula offers visitors blocks of colorful shops, great seafood, comfortable lodging, small museums, horseback riding, and an expansive beach. Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula: home to a new national park, two historic lighthouses, renowned restaurants, cranberry bogs, and oyster farms.

Captivating Kites, Farm Fun at the Fair, Fresh Markets, and LIVE Music!

Here is your weekend guide to Washington’s Pacific County!

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Washington State International Kite Festival

The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, this beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures. This week not only features kites, but also attracts many vendors offering interesting and tasty treats and treasures. Friday night features lighted kites and a beautiful display of fireworks. Long Beach, August 18-24

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Pacific County Fair

Featuring blue-ribbon pies, 4H exhibits, amusements, and tempting treats, the fair promises all the charm of a traditional county fair. Fairgoers can view a wide variety of exhibits from farm animals and 4-H projects, to art, floral entries, woodworking and photography. A vintage log truck as well as new tractors will be on display. Not to be missed are the live stock auctions, fitting and showing and equestrian events. Carnival rides and LIVE entertainment will thrill all ages!  Menlo, August 20-23

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “See Ewe at the Fair,” Come and say hello at the Pacific County Fair! Long Beach, Fridays, August 22

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! Ilwaco, August 23

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Weekend Market on the Dock

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! South Bend, August 23-24

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Waikiki Beach Concert

This is your last chance to enjoy live music at Waikiki Beach! The Waikiki Beach Concert Series comes to a close this Saturday, August 23 at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. This concert will feature The Resolectrics, with an original and soulful blend of rock, classic rhythm & blues and folk music. They will take the stage of the outdoor Waikiki Amphitheatre at 7PM. The concert is free but a Discover Pass is required for your vehicle. Ilwaco, August 23

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WA State Parks FREE Day

In honor of National Park Service’s birthday, enjoy free entry! ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. State-wide, August 25

Captivating Kites, Farm Fun at the Fair, Fresh Markets, and LIVE Music!

Here is your weekend guide to Washington’s Pacific County!

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Washington State International Kite Festival

The Washington State International Kite Festival is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually during the third full week of August. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday, this beautiful festival boasts skies ablaze with color, high flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures. This week not only features kites, but also attracts many vendors offering interesting and tasty treats and treasures. Friday night features lighted kites and a beautiful display of fireworks. Long Beach, August 18-24

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Pacific County Fair

Featuring blue-ribbon pies, 4H exhibits, amusements, and tempting treats, the fair promises all the charm of a traditional county fair. Fairgoers can view a wide variety of exhibits from farm animals and 4-H projects, to art, floral entries, woodworking and photography. A vintage log truck as well as new tractors will be on display. Not to be missed are the live stock auctions, fitting and showing and equestrian events. Carnival rides and LIVE entertainment will thrill all ages!  Menlo, August 20-23

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “See Ewe at the Fair,” Come and say hello at the Pacific County Fair! Long Beach, Fridays, August 22

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! Ilwaco, August 23

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Weekend Market on the Dock

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! South Bend, August 23-24

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Waikiki Beach Concert

This is your last chance to enjoy live music at Waikiki Beach! The Waikiki Beach Concert Series comes to a close this Saturday, August 23 at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. This concert will feature The Resolectrics, with an original and soulful blend of rock, classic rhythm & blues and folk music. They will take the stage of the outdoor Waikiki Amphitheatre at 7PM. The concert is free but a Discover Pass is required for your vehicle. Ilwaco, August 23

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WA State Parks FREE Day

In honor of National Park Service’s birthday, enjoy free entry! ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. State-wide, August 25

Discovery Awaits on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Discovery Awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV, the Long Beacg Peninsula offers visitors blocks of colorful shops, great seafood, comfortable lodging, small museums, horseback riding, and an expansive beach. Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula: home to a new national park, two historic lighthouses, renowned restaurants, cranberry bogs, and oyster farms.