Jul 31, 2010 10:00 AM
Aug 01, 2010 05:00 PM
The sustainability-themed festival is held annually by Sustainable Kitsap, an all-volunteer nonprofit community service organization. The goal of the festival is to bring citizens, educators, environmentalists and civic leaders together in an atmosphere of fun to help their communities move toward a more sustainable future.
What could be more environmentally friendly than good old fashion, foot-stomping, acoustic music? Fiddles and banjos will fill the air as several groups bring the heritage of homegrown, American music to Kitsap County. The “Festival Within a Festival” on Saturday will feature such bands as the Cascade Mountain Boys, a northwest staple in bluegrass music, with instrument workshops conducted by national flat-picking champion, Roger Ferguson, and Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Terry Enyeart. A covered area will be set aside for anyone interested in “jamming” with other musicians or just learning a little more about the genre.
The festival will also feature a trash art contest, with ribbons awarded in several age categories, from age five on up to adults.
Green Technology at the Festival: Scores of exhibitors will showcase green technology, green products, environmental education, experimental vehicles and local handmade crafts. The Black Bear conversation cafe tent will offer panel discussions and small-group exchanges with prominent authorities on a variety of environmental topics.
Sponsors: The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has joined with the Kitsap Sun, Wet Apple Media (publishers of the Kitsap Business Journal), Puget Sound Energy and the Kitsap Board of Commissioners as a major sponsor of this year’s Great Peninsula Future Festival. Other participating sponsors include the Suquamish Tribal Council, Kitsap Bank, Stillwaters Environmental Center, the Kitsap Audubon Society and Pollen Collection and Sales, Inc.
This year’s festival has been moved from Port Gamble to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds to make it more accessible.
Click here for tickets and directions: http://www.greatpeninsulafuturefestival.org