Loganberry love

  • By Tanya Sampson / Herald Writer
  • Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:00pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island hosts its annual summer festival Saturday and Sunday.

The Loganberry Festival features food, live entertainment and arts and crafts.

This year’s festival features the popular kids’ pie-eating contest and a reunion of former berry-pickers.

The Pickled Herring Band performs Scandinavian dance tunes. The Charlie Patnoe Trio is a local high school group singing the blues. The Shifty Sailors perform sea shanties and tell tales of the sea. Tropical jazz is the specialty of Bahia. The Janie Cribbs Band features original rock and blues. Swords into Plowshares is a traditional bluegrass trio, and Danny Ward &Reality is a classic jazz quartet. Additional performances will be provided by Island Strings, John Thompson and Da Sharks.

“The Sheik”: Everett Theatre’s “Silents, Please!” Rudolph Valentino series continues with “The Sheik” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Dennis James will accompany this film on the restored 1924 theater pipe organ. James is one of the last silent-film organists around.

“The Sheik” tells the story of Sheik Ahmed (Valentino), who desperately desires British socialite Diana. He abducts her and carries her off to his luxurious desert tent-palace. The free-spirited Diana recoils from his passionate embraces and yearns to be released. Only after being kidnapped by desert bandits does Diana realize how much she has grown to love Ahmed, who comes to her rescue in the nick of time.

Tickets are available at the box office from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 30 minutes before the show.

King County Fair: “Giddy-up to a fresh new fair” is the theme of this year’s King County Fair continuing through Sunday in Enumclaw.

The 142nd annual fair showcases all the fair favorites, including a carnival, farm animals and live music from popular Northwest entertainers.

Today and Saturday, enjoy a professional cowboy rodeo with saddle bronc and bull riding, steer wrestling and barrel racing competitions.

The popular logger rodeo features real lumberjacks showing off their strength and agility in competitions such as log rolling, ax throwing and speed climbing. Competitions are at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Family entertainment includes a hypnotist, magic shows and the Royal Hannefort Circus.

Live music includes a Restless Heart reunion show tonight, Hit Explosion on Saturday and La Onda on Sunday. Concert ticket prices are separate from fair admission.

Traditional fair events include home arts and 4-H competition and fair foods.

According to the King County Fair committee, the festival is the oldest west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1863, it began as a celebration of agriculture and originally took place in the Georgetown area just south of Seattle. Around 1900, the fair moved to Renton and later to Enumclaw after World War II.

Enumclaw’s 11th annual juried art exhibit, BaseCamp, also takes place during the fair.

The exhibit features 40 works of two- and three-dimensional artwork from 36 artists.

Family Fun

Greenbank Farm Loganberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Greenbank Farm, Wonn Road, Whidbey Island; 360-678-7700.

“The Sheik”: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. $11, $10 seniors, military and students, $5 ages 12 and younger. 425-258-6766.

King County Fair: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, King County Fairgrounds, 45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. $6, $4 seniors, $3 ages 6 to 15; www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair/.

Family Fun

Greenbank Farm Loganberry Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Greenbank Farm, Wonn Road, Whidbey Island; 360-678-7700.

“The Sheik”: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. $11, $10 seniors, military and students, $5 ages 12 and younger. 425-258-6766.

King County Fair: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, King County Fairgrounds, 45224 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. $6, $4 seniors, $3 ages 6 to 15; www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair/.

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