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!