Suquamish youth present Harvest Festival on Sunday

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Gardens Youth Internship Program presents its first Harvest Festival on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the House of Awakened Culture.

The festival is open to the public.

There will be a Smoked Salmon Contest, Berry Recipe Contest and Scarecrow Contest, each with $100 for first place. There will be “old time” and traditional games for all ages, with cash prizes.

Throughout the day there will be demonstrations given by Suquamish community members showcasing traditional skills relating to fishing, gathering, hunting, and preparing traditional foods.

There will be activity tables and tables with information about traditional foods and plants, gardening, Suquamish Tribal Services and programs, and more.

There will be garden tours, music, storytelling, Suquamish Farmers Market vendors and a raffle. A community potluck dinner starts at 5 p.m.

“We will be providing salmon and beverages and ask that everyone bring a favorite veggie or side dish, salad, or dessert to share,” said Julia Bennett-Gladstone, Suquamish Traditional Plants Program coordinator.

“There will be refrigeration available and someone in the kitchen to warm up anything that needs to be heated. Just drop off your dish at the kitchen when you arrive, then go enjoy the celebration.”

She said volunteers are needed for activity tables, set up and clean up. Contact her at or 394-8564.


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