Thursday, June 16, 2011

Insider Tips & Tricks For Your Fremont Fair Weekend!

The 40th Annual Fremont Fair is just two days away! In anticipation, we pulled together 5 great insider tips and top picks to help you plan your weekend of Summer Solstice celebration:

1. How to get to the Fair: Note that the 520 Bridge and the Mercer Street Exit off I-5 will be closed this weekend so plan to take alternate routes if needed. Walk, bike or bus to the Fair OR park further out and walk in.  Go here for more details on how to get the Fair this weekend! 

2. Father’s Day Activities: Bring dad down for the PCC Natural Markets Grilling Competition taking place Sunday at 1:00pm on the PCC Waterfront Stage. Dad could even have the chance to judge the competition and help choose which PCC chef prevails! The Fremont Fair's first Dog Parade also takes place on Father's Day at 2:30pm with support from DailyTicket.

3. Hours of the Fair: We are staying open late! New this year, the Fremont Fair has music on the Redhook Main Stage and service in the Main Stage Beer Garden until 10:00pm on Saturday! Make sure to celebrate the Solstice until the sun goes down!

4. Salute the Sun and Be Creative: Practice your sun salutations Sunday morning with Yoga for the Solstice  - a free group yoga practice presented by Planet Earth Yoga and KIND Snacks taking place at 10:30am on the PCC Waterfront Stage. Feeling creative? Bring out your inner artist with Fremont Abbey's Arts for All.  Make a musical instrument with recycled materials or dance a painting.

 5. The Wine Garden: Sip wine in the solstice sun along the Ship Canal at the Proletariat Wine Company and Small Lot Co-Op Wine Garden. Acoustic music on the Verizon Wine Garden Stage provides the perfect soundtrack for a sunny afternoon!  

What's your insider tip or top pick for the Fremont Fair? Share on the Fremont Fair Facebook wall and we'll see you this weekend!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Get Ready to Quench your Thirst!

Redhook Ale Brewery is serving up ESB, Pilsner and Long Hammer IPA in the Redhook Beer Gardens at the Fremont Fair.  Here’s what you might not know about Redhook…

Along with the Fremont Fair, Redhook is also celebrating a birthday this year! 2011 marks Redhook’s 30th year mastering the art of our favorite craft beverage. While we are 10 years their senior, Redhook has been around the block! In fact, around the block and in our backyard. This leads me to the second thing you might not know about the brewery…

…did you know that Redhook Ale Brewery was originally located in the heart of Fremont? Situated where Theo Chocolate currently resides, Redhook opened their doors in Fremont in 1981. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in Ballard, to a brewery in Fremont and later in Woodinville, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. 

One last thing you might not know-2011 is the 24th year of what has turned out to be a fantastic partnership between Redhook Brewery and the Fremont Fair! Be sure to check out both Redhook Beer Gardens at the Fair next weekend! They will be pouring:
  •  ESB
  • Pilsner
  • Long Hammer IPA

Stay thirsty my friends and we will see you at the Fair June 17 &18!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Art, Art Everywhere!

The Fremont Fair is the ultimate destination for creative expression. Where else can you find over 300 arts and crafts vendors, 50 elaborately decorated Art Cars, painted cyclists and funky floats all in one place?

For those of you who want to get your art on Fremont Fair weekend, here are some fantastic opportunities to quench your creative thirst:

Art Car Blow Out
Feast your eyes on more then 50 fun and funky decorated art cars that will be on display in the Burk Building parking lot (35th and Evanston). These “cartists” have created the largest museums on wheels in the country and they are rollin’ into the Fremont Fair to show off their one of a kind wheels!

Fremont Abbey Arts for All:

GROW YOUR BRAIN ON THE ARTS with Fremont Abbey Art Center’s fun activities booth and stage at the Fremont Fair, located just west of PCC Natural Markets and the Red Door on 34th St! Activities include growing brain sculpture, chalk art, smell haiku and more!

Arts & Crafts Shopping:
Shop and pursue over 300 arts and crafts vendors that will be setting up shop over the weekend. These boutique booths will be filled with original arts and crafts, imports, and other fun services for sale such as henna tattoos, and face painting.

Solstice Parade
Produced by the Fremont Arts Council, you can’t miss (no, really you can’t miss them) the hundreds of colorfully painted cyclists in this one of a kind parade! Celebrate the summer solstice and everything whimsical in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression.

 Let us know on Facebook how you are going to get creative at the Fremont Fair this year!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fremont Fair Sneak Peak at the Fremont First Friday Art Walk

Come hang out with the Fremont Fair at the Fremont First Friday Art Walk on June 3rd!

Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6:00-9:00pm
Fremont Fair Office, 3503 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA

Here’s what you’ll find at our Fremont Fair Sneak peak:


·      Shino Mikami of uzura:
Shino uses eco-friendly products made from hemp or organic cotton with original screen-printed designs.

·      Melinda Navarro with Danilo Navarro:
Melinda incorporates shells from the coasts of Peru, stones from the Andes Mountains, and seeds from the Amazon jungle in his handmade jewelry.

·      Zena McCoy of Semilla Designs:
Semilla Designs was born out of the desire to bring fragments of distant cultures to urban areas showcased in her jewelry and shoes.

·      David Waterworth of Waterworth Designs:
David is a graphic artist that has designed the Fremont Fair poster for the last two years, designed the Fremont Oktoberfest poster for 15 years and has also done graphic design work for Nintendo. This year’s Fremont Fair posters will be available for purchase and David will be on hand to don them with his autograph. 
 Seattle Art Cars
Catch the Art Cars parked outside the Fremont Fair office! The Seattle Art Cars are a loosely knit group of “cartists” who decorate their “daily drivers”, embellished with paint, sculptures or glued assemblage (or combinations thereof).

Proletariat Wine Company & Small Lot Co-Op Sampling
Get a sneaky sip of selected varietals that will be poured from our Proletariat Wine Company & Small Lot Co-Op Wine Garden at the Fair! (Supplies are limited, samples while supplies last).

After your Fremont Fair preview, venture through the Fremont neighborhood to visit more venues hosting artists for the Fremont First Friday Art Walk. Click here for full list of venues.

Hope to see everyone there!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2, 391 Things to Keep You Entertained at the Fremont Fair

Ok, maybe there are not exactly 2,391 things to do at the Fremont Fair, BUT there is so much going on, I dare you to find something that won’t entertain you! Our music line-up is so jam-packed that it has exploded onto four stages! Puppies will take over the streets in the Dog Parade and cars are covered gadgets and gizmos to make for an art museum on wheels. To find out who will be rockin’ out on the Redhook Main Stage, the PCC Waterfront Stage, the Verizon Wine Garden Stage and the Fremont Abbey Stage over the weekend, check out the full music line-up at


  What else is going to entertain you at the Fair? Try these activities on for size:
·      Dads & Dogs Day Grilling Competition:
PCC Natural Markets and Weber will be hosting a grilling competition on the PCC Waterfront Stage on Sunday, June 19 from 1:00pm-2:15pm. Bring dad down and watch as two female PCC chefs duel it out Top Chef Style for the ultimate King Salmon cook off!

·      Yoga for the Solstice
Grab your yoga mat and join Planet Earth Yoga as we celebrate the summer solstice with a Hatha yoga practice on the PCC Waterfront Stage! Pre-register your body and your mat so we have space for you at this one-hour session.

·      Dads & Dogs Day Puppy Parade
Bring Fido down to the Fair on Sunday, June 19 at 2:00pm to strut his stuff in the Dog Parade! Dress your pooch up or come al naturale!

·      Fremont Abbey Arts for All
Grow your brain on the arts at the Fremont Abbey Arts for All with some free collaborative sensory arts!

 If that isn’t enough, you can also enjoy the Redhook Beer Gardens, tasty food, and over 300 Arts & Craft vendors to keep you tantalized at the Fair this year. Tell us where you are going to start first on Facebook


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Celebrate Father’s Day with Your Pup at the Fremont Fair!

Sunday June 19th at the Fremont Fair is all about daddies and doggies! Bring Dad and your furry friend and down to the Fair on Sunday for a Father’s Day Dad won’t forget! Here are some activities that you, your dog and your dad will not want to miss:

Dog Parade 2:00pm Sunday June 19th
Bring your four-legged friend on Sunday to participate in this fun pup precession paralleling its human counterpart – the Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade. Have Fido dress up or come al naturale! Woof woof.

                                         PCC Grilling Competition 12:30-2:15
 PCC Natural Markets and Weber Grills are hosting a grilling competition on the PCC Waterfront Stage on Sunday, June 19 from 12:30 to 2:15pm. Bring your dad down to the Fair and see which PCC chef prevails

Stick around after the festivities and grab a beer with dad at one of our Redhook Beer Gardens, catch a band perform at one of our four music stages and browse for a one-of-kind gift for Dad (or even dog) from one of our 300 vendors.

There’s a lot going on Sunday at the Fair. Are YOU going to be there?  

For more information check out

See you at the Fair!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!

What I love about the Fremont Fair is the diverse selection of over 300 vendors that will be setting up shop over the weekend. There will be a plethora of original arts and crafts, worldly imports and services for sale for you to choose from. However, I had the tricky task of narrowing it down to my top three picks. In no particular order, here are just a few of the vendors you have got to visit: 

1. Uzura- Eco-Friendly, Organic and Hemp Products
What I love about Uzura is that her products are original, wearable and made from hemp! I can’t wait to buy one of these handbags! (Not to mention this is my favorite color).

2. Spoonman Creations-Handcrafted Wind Chimes, Eyewear, Jewelry & Gifts
What can you really say about the Spoonman? His fun and funky creations speak for themselves!  A great gift idea for Dad *hint hint*. 
 3. Nicaraguan Pottery by Clay Fina
Beautiful! You won’t find this kind of pottery at Pier 1 Imports. Each piece is spun on a kick wheel, glazed and burnished with a soft stone, carved with homemade tools, and low fired in a wood and charcoal kiln. The best part? Each piece is signed by the The Nicaraguan artist adding that special touch.


For the full list of fun and funky Fremont Fair vendors, check out our website at

Which Fremont Fair vendor can’t you wait to shop?  Tell us on our Facebook wall.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We ♥ Our Volunteers!

Volunteer registration was officially open as of Monday and within 24 hours 75% of our volunteer shifts were full! We are absolutely thrilled by the overwhelming response we have received for the 40th Annual Fremont Fair and the show would not go on without our FABulous volunteers!  Still want to get in on the volunteer fun? Want to know what shifts are available? Read on… and your questions will be answered!

What shifts are still available?
  • Postering Friday, May 27
  • Production-Friday, June 17th
  • Info Booth- Sunday, June 19th
*check for specific times

How do I sign up to volunteer?
It’s easy! Visit to login and choose which shift you would like to sign up for.

What if the shift I want is filled?
Don’t fret! Volunteer shifts may open up a couple weeks before the event, so make sure to go back and check to see what is available. 

What do I receive for volunteering?
  • Two drink tickets to use in the Fremont Fair Beer Gardens
  • A commemorative volunteer t-shirt
  • Opportunity to meet new people, have a great time, and support the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and Solid Ground!
How do I find out more information about Volunteering?
Check out our website at and click the volunteer tab.

The best part?
The Fremont Fair is a free community celebration. Funds raised through donations and in the beer garden benefit the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’s grants program to fund non-profit projects that strengthen the Fremont Community, including the housing and homeless prevention services of Solid Ground, which produced the Fair for almost 40 years.

See you at the Fair!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What's Your Favorite Fremont Fair Memory?

The Fremont Fair turns the big 4-0 this year and we are so excited to celebrate with our favorite funky community! Lets hold hands, skip down memory lane, and reminisce about our favorite Fremont Fair memories!

My first memory of the Fair?

When I was 8, my dad took me to the Fremont Fair on a warm, sunny afternoon and I remember thinking that all I wanted was to try an elephant ear!

Hand in hand, my dad and I squeezed through crowds of people in flip flops and beaded skirts determined to find my treat.

We passed by a wobbly man on stilts, a stage with drums and guitars, and funky craft vendors with jewelry, t-shirts, hats, you name it…

It was an exciting, colorful and loud adventure on our way to find the infamous elephant ear.

We spotted a long line of people waiting for their elephant ear and we promptly jumped into the row. When we got to the front of the line, my dad lifted me up to the counter to see what I had been anxious searching for. I looked down, and was shocked. “This isn’t an elephant’s ear”, I cried to my dad. “This is dough covered in powered sugar!” As I pouted in disappointment, I reluctantly took a bite. I let it sit in my mouth, and I chewed. I loved it!

I credit the Fremont Fair as the place where I first learned what a real elephant ear was!

Now it’s your turn, what is your favorite Fremont Fair memory?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Save the Date! Fremont Fair's 40th Birthday

The Fremont Fair is celebrating it’s 40th birthday bash this year and that means it is going to be bigger and better then ever! So what can you expect to see this year?

Music: The fair is a mecca for music! We will have two main stages, The Redhook Main Stage and The PCC Waterfront Stage-music sponsored by the Daylight Masons-that will be filled with a variety of live music. Last year’s performances included Lo-Fi, To the Sea and many more.

Art and Shopping: The Seattle Art Car Blowout is a museum on wheels with more then 75 cars on display. Like to shop? Peruse more then 300 vendors to shop for handmade crafts, world imports and novel creations.

Dads & Dogs Day: You won’t want to miss this puppy parade! Paralleling its human counter part, the Fremont Art Council’s Solstice Parade, fair-goers are invited to bring their four-legged friends on Sunday to participate in this fun pup precession. Sunday is also an ode to Dad with the PCC Grilling Competition on the official grill of the Fair, Weber Grills, to create a unique and memorable Father’s Day celebration.

The Beer: Quench your summer thirst with Liquid Goodness! Join former Fremont resident Redhook Brewery at the Fair as they celebrate 30 years of beverage perfection at the Main Stage and Waterfront Beer Garden! More details coming soon. 

The Best Part: The Fremont Fair is a free community celebration. Funds raised through donations and in both Redhook beer gardens benefit the Fremont Chamber of Commerce’sFremont Chamber of Commerce's grants program to fund non-profit projects and organizations, including Solid Ground, that strengthen the Fremont Community.

For more information, visit For the up-to-the-date announcements, follow @FremontFair on Twitter or find us on Facebook.

See you at the Fair!