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!