Monthly Archives: August 2012

Summary – Chehalis Garlic Festival

Chehalis Garlic Festival and Craft Show – August 25, 2012

What a hoot!  Garlic ice cream, garlic peanut brittle, garlic fries.  Even garlic beer!  We checked out the food vendors, who did not disappoint once again.  There were many vendors selling garlic sauces, jewelry, wind chimes, breads, and crafts of all kinds, such as kitchen towels and mitts.  There were two garlic farmers there this year, and we -of course- all took home a nice bulb of fresh garlic to plant or eat.  We saw Pony rides and there were 2 bands while we were there.  Wine tasting was popular, as well as the plant sale and antiques building.  We needed a little more time so next year we’ll make sure to allow for all that fun!  Contact Cheryl’s Northwest Tours for your ride to the festival in 2013.

Summary – Chief Seattle Days

We’re having so much fun, and hope you are too!

Here’s a summary of our day in Suquamish.

Chief Seattle Days – This was very cultural, interesting, and fun.  The memorial for Chief Seattle was authentic with local Native Americans speaking the Lushootseed language (I’m pretty sure), and celebrating Chief Seattle’s life and his contribution to the Puget Sound region.  Afterward, we visited the kiosks, which  included so many wonderful locally made items including blankets, jewelry, dream catchers, and more, plus Sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, Harley Davidson items, Husky football items, and various other vendors.  Lunch included salmon on the grill and cooked just right!  There were lots of boats for the canoe racing and everyone had a nice time.  We left before the Pow Wow competition, but I’m sure it was as good as all the rest of the events!  The ferry rides were beautiful, too.  We’ll go again next year.

Flyers – Chief Seattle Days & Chehalis Garlic Festival

So, I’m not quite sure why the flyers didn’t post.  I’ll try again!  Tomorrow is the big day for Chief Seattle.  I’ll be there for the memorial at his grave at 9:00 am.  Seems like an honor to be welcome to Chief Seattle’s special service.  I’ll let you know how it was. 

Upcoming Tours August 2012

August is here, and so is the weather!

This month we are joining the celebration of Chief Seattle, our region’s Native American Chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish Indian tribes (until 1886).  Chief  Seattle played an important role in keeping the peace during the U.S. transition as the settlers moved West across the country.  The memorial is at 9:00am at his grave site in Suquamish on August 18, then the fun festivities begin!  The events go all weekend, we will visit on Saturday, Aug. 18 and  stay to see the Pow Wow dance competition and drumming.

Also featured in August is the Chehalis Garlic Festival.  Mostly this tour is a half-day trip to lunch.  There are crafts booths,  food booths, garlic sauces, fresh raw garlic (many varieties!) and more.  The garlic peanut brittle is yummy!

See the attached flyers or visit WWW.CHERYLSNWTOURS.COM, Featured Monthly Tours.

Sequim Lavender Farm Faire

Yes, we went to another Lavender Festival!  Sequim has been doing their festival for many years, and there are 8 different farms participating.  We had a group of 32 and went via deluxe motor coach.  We caught a bit of rain at Lavender in the Park but they had cover, so it worked out well.  And great food, too.  I had a Gyro that was delicious.

The flowers are perfectly in bloom now, and the farms are open!