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    NUWC Keyport Division, WA Festivals Arts

    The Poulsbo Arts Festival, an annual event held in August, is a waterfront celebration of various arts and crafts, including jewelry making, photography, metal and woodworking, ceramics, and fabric arts, not to mention live music and dancing, food, and a kids' art corner. Local Seattle news has called this one of the best summer arts festivals in the area.

    The Olalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival is for the community to celebrate with local and national bluegrass "and beyond" music, food and arts/crafts vendors, and the famous berry pie making contest (since "olalla" is an old Indian word for berry!)

    Whaling Days is a favorite festival of Silverdale, WA, that has been celebrated for over 2 decades with many family fun activities like music, fireworks, carnival rides, a parade, and the Great Kitsap Duck Race where rubber ducks "race" in Puget Sound to win a prize.

    Bremerton Blackberry Festival is a 3-day long festival themed around, you guessed it, the blackberry! In addition to all the regular fair amusement and entertainment, try blackberry flavored items like syrup, soda, cobbler, ice cream, and even wine.

    The Kitsap County Fair and Stampede features traditional fair activities like a pie-eating contest, fair food, a beauty pageant, local circus performers, and also some more unique ways to have fun such as the rodeo or farmer's market to promote the fact that the county's largest annual event is originally an agricultural fair.

    Viking Fest pays tribute to Poulsbo's Scandinavian heritage with a celebration of culture, food, and fun. Performers sing traditional songs and dances while visitors can sample traditional food, browse crafts, watch the parade, and enjoy all the fest has to offer.

    The town of Bremerton offers Bremerton Community Theater and the Bremerton Symphony Association; check their websites for detailed information on the various shows they perform for the community.