17th Annual Harvest Fair This Sunday, September 23rd!

Friends of the Farms presents: 

17th Annual Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island

Sunday, September 23, 2018 |  11am – 5pm

Cost $10 per person (under 2 free)  | All rides are free!  

2018 harvest fair

Come and celebrate our local farming and community!  This fun family event provides all-day activities such as: carriage rides, cider pressing, sheep shearing, local music, and locally grown/ prepared foods.


Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm

Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm Join us at the Annual Friends of the Farms’ Harvest Fair!

Suggested donation at entry: $5.00 individual/$20.00 family.
New this year, Harvest Fair attendees may purchase wristbands for only $12.00, allowing unlimited turns on our rides and attractions.
Donations support the event, as well as Friends of the Farms’ work throughout the year.

Come and celebrate with us during this great family day on the farm!

Shuttles Available: Free park and ride shuttle with pick-up at Bainbridge ferry terminal for each ferry arrival from Seattle, from 11:00am (10:35 sailing from Seattle) and final return drop off at 5pm for the 5:30 sailing back to Seattle.  Shuttle also picks up at BETHANY LUTHERAN (Finch Rd and High School).

Fair Activities                 ____________________________________________________

–          Hay Jumping
–          Enjoy apple cider fresh from the fair orchard
–          Shop at the farm stand for fresh, local produce
–          Attend a seminar on local food topics
–          Enjoy yummy food with a focus on “local”
–          Talk with local master gardeners
–          Sample local beverages at the beer and wine garden
–          Take a tractor or horse-drawn wagon ride
–          Ride the land slide, young’uns only please
–          Enter the pie contest (enter by 11:30 pm)
–          Enjoy pony rides
–          Enjoy face painting
–          Join in the Friends of the Farms raffle to win great prizes

Take in seven hours of scrumptious local food and music while sitting on a hay bale, enjoying a beautiful day in the country.

Best Pie Contest
Put your best recipe forward at the Annual Harvest Fair Pie Contest! Winners for Adult and Youth categories will receive prizes.  Pies must arrive at the fair booth by 11:30pm the day of the fair. Judging (by professional bakers) begins at 1pm.

Turkey Raffle
Enter for a chance to win a locally grown turkey (who will also be attending the fair).  Raffle tickets sold at the Friends of the Farms fair booth.  The raffle drawing will be at 4pm.  All proceeds go to support Friends of the Farms.

The Harvest Fair Playbill
This year will showcase a variety of great local talent, with a few surprises throughout the day.

“Bainbridge Island Harvest Festival” Today!

A sure sign of fall: 27th annual Harvest Fair returns to Johnson Farm

— image credit: Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

by LUCIANO MARANO,  Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
Sep 26, 2014 at 12:34PM      View the article Here.

There’s a chill in the air, the kids are back in school, there’s football on TV again and a plethora of pumpkin-flavored treats ­— everything from lattes to Oreos — are back in stores.

Oh, yeah. It’s that time of year again.

That must also mean it’s time once more for Bainbridge islanders to head to Johnson Farm for the annual Harvest Fair.

The much-loved island tradition celebrates its 27th anniversary this year, and promises even more family friendly fun, delicious treats and down-home community spirit than ever before.

The action begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.

“It’s a day to enjoy healthy local food, listen to home-grown music, enjoy local beverages from Hales Brewery, Bainbridge Organic Distillers and Bainbridge Vineyards,” said Wendy Tyner, executive director of Friends of the Farms.

“It is not your cookie cutter festival. It’s funky and very home-town-like, and the most popular event on Bainbridge Island,” she added, noting its draw of more than 3,000 attendees every year.

Activities this year will include a pie contest, turkey raffle, cider pressing, horse-drawn carriage rides, sheep-shearing demonstrations and local sustainable non-profit organizations hosting booths.

Farm-fresh food can be sampled and will be available to take home.

Musical acts are scheduled to play throughout the day, including Ranger & the Re-Arrangers, Cory Derzon-Supplee and Ben Green, Buckshot, Pineola, Palatine Ave and Polecat.

Guest organizations on hand this year will include Sustainable Bainbridge, Kids Discovery Museum, the Bainbridge Island Library, West Sound Wildlife, beekeeper Charles Schafer, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, the 4-H club, Bainbridge Island Fruit Club, Laughing Crow Farm, Mountain Beef and many more.

Vendors slated to be at the festival include several perennial island favorites such as Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Emmy’s Veges, B.I. BBQ, Psychadeli, Smooth-e and more.

The suggested donation for entry is $5 per person or $20 per family.

All proceeds will be used to help preserve farmland and to increase local food production.

Parking is available at Johnson Farm and a free shuttle service will also be available at Bethany Lutheran Church and the downtown ferry terminal, beginning with the arrival of the 10:40 a.m. boat from Seattle and running once every sailing until the departure of the 5:30 p.m. boat.

The 2014 Harvest Fair is once again organized and presented by Friends of the Farms, an island-based nonprofit group whose stated mission is to preserve and enhance local farming.

Johnson Farm, the traditional site of the Harvest Fair located at the intersection of Fletcher Bay Road and Johnsonville Lane, is a 14.51-acre farm that has been preserved through a partnership with the city of Bainbridge Island and Friends of the Farms. It is a nonprofit organization operated through a 30-year lease for commercial farming, community P-patches and an orchard and trails.

For more information, visit www.friendsofthefarms.org.

Down on the farm

What: The 27th annual Harvest Fair.

When: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.

Where: Johnson Farm (at the intersection of Fletcher Bay Road and Johnsonville Lane).

Admission: Suggested donation: $5 a person or $20 per family.

Harvest Fair musical performance lineup

11 a.m. - Ranger & the Re-Arrangers

Noon - Cory Derzon-Supplee and Ben Green

12:45 p.m. - Buckshot

2 p.m. - Pineola

3 p.m. - Palatine Ave.

4 p.m. - Polecat

Harvest Fair 2013!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
11:00 am-5:00 pm

Friends of the Farms sponsors and organizes the annual Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm on Bainbridge Island. This educational and fun event brings our community together to celebrate, appreciate and nurture local farming.  Not just for the kids, Harvest Fair encourages everyone to take a day and join us on the farm. To learn more about this event, click here.

Friends on the Farm Presents “Farm to Table Dinner” Benefit

Friends of the Farm Benefit

Working to preserve and enhance local farming on Bainbridge Island

A benefit for Friends of the Farms will take place on August 17th, 6-10 pm in downtown Winslow on Madrone Lane. Live music by Pearl Django, food from more than 10 local restaurants including some of our favorites like Marche & Hitchcock, local caterers, & a beer and wine garden featuring wineries and distilleries from right here in our own backyard. Tickets are $35/ adults, $20/students. This event sells out fast so don’t delay, a wonderful way to support community agriculture and sample some of the Island’s best food and drink!