Romantic comedy, historical drama, documentary, stories of valor… Calling all film lovers! Your pass for the 2013 PT Film Festival has never been more valuable because the Festival has expanded to 6 indoor venues.  Of particular buzz is the elegant Silverwater Theatre, Port Townsend’s newest movie theatre. This premier venue sits atop the Silverwater Café with a gorgeous new screen and furniture to match.  Be the first audience at 9am on Friday morning.  With only 45 elegant seats, this promises to be a favorite, so get there early.

Passes are available online here: or stop by the Hospitality Center at The Cotton Building (607 Water Street) which opens on Thursday morning 9/19/13 at 11am.  Afterward,  you can wander over next door to the Pope Marine Park Building and visit AREA 51, the “out of this world” organic cocktail bar.  Read the program, sip coconut water or one of our signature cocktails and meet otherfilm lovers planning their 3 day film fest.  This oasis of beverage and festivities will be open Thursday until 7pm, Fri- Sun noon until close.  Check the print program for details or visit our program on line at

Another new theatre opens at 9am Friday- the Broughton Theatre at Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.  Returning again this year is the Peter Simpson Free Cinema in the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St.- new entrance on Washington, thru the lobby.  This theatre opens at 9:15am, as does the Rosebud Cinema.  The Rose Theatre opens at 9:30am.

4pm opening ceremonies at Haller Fountain hosted by Joey Pipia welcomes back The Rakers and Hooray- a whole parade of Marilyn Monroes!  The Lawn Chair Rhythm Planet Drill Team and Drum Core open our celebration of filmmakers who will illuminate the  weekend with insights and stories on the set.  With 92 films at nearly 70 screenings, you are going to have a great time deciding what to see next.

Farm Tour PosterCome and participate in the 2013 Jefferson County Farm Tour! Each year the Farm Tour draws thousands of visitors eager to experience a working farm and connect with local farmers. With 24 Jefferson County farms participating in the tour you’ll meet many of the people that are part of our county’s thriving food system.

The farms on this free, self-guided tour span many production systems, including dairy, meat, fiber, fruit, vegetable and shellfish. Jefferson County Farms are located in and around Port Townsend, Marrowstone Island, Discovery Bay, Chimacum, Port Ludlow, and Quilcene.

  • Saturday, September 14, only the fiber farms will be open to host spinning, weaving, roving and plant dye demonstrations. In addition, local fiber artists will have many goods for sale! After the fiber tour, drop by the Chimacum Corner Farmstand for the Pig Roast from 4-9pm, with local dishes prepared by Chef Dan Ratigan, live music, and a beer/wine/cider tent. Tickets for the Roast are $15 per plate.
  • Sunday, September 15, all 24 commercial farms will open their gates and offer tours. You’ll see livestock; cheese making and other demonstrations; take part in apple tastings; learn about shellfish farming; listen to live music, entertainment and so much more. Many farms will host food vendors serving locally inspired dishes, and there will be lots of farm activities for the whole family!
  • The Port Townsend Food Coop, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, and the Quilcene Village Store will serve as information hubs for the Farm Tour. Be sure to drop by any of the three hubs to pick up the Farm Tour Guide, maps of participating farms, and find carpool companions.

Make the rounds of the Farm Tour by bicycle as part of the Edible Pedal, a co-sponsored event with Edible Seattle where cyclists can ride from farm to farm, all skill levels welcome! For more details about the Pedal and the Pig Roast please visit
For more information on the 11th Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour please visit

The Wooden Boat Festival is a magical event, and nothing lets you feel the magic more than getting out on a boat! The festival provides several ways for you to get out rowing or sailing at no charge, but tips go to support youth sailing programs.

Wooden Boat Festival by Mark Saran

Sign ups start at 9:00 am for morning sails and noon for afternoon sails. Sign up EARLY; slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Row and Sail a Longboat

  • Friday 11am to 4pm
  • Saturday 9:15am to 4:30pm
  • Sunday 10am– 4:30pm

Sail a Thunderbird

  • Friday 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5pm
  • Sunday 9:30am– 2pm

WBF by Deborah BachGet Out and Paddle

  • Visit Pygmy Kayaks at their showroom inside the festival grounds or Chesapeake Light Craft at their display on the Point.

Schooner Sailings

  • Adventuress – Daily sails from the NWMC dock at 11am and 3pm. Sign up at the Sound Experience booth or the NWMC dock.
  • Odyssey – Daily sails from City Dock, at Pope Marine Park right outside festival gates. See crew for times and to sign up.

Regattas and Races
Anyone interesting in racing aboard someone else’s boat should attend the skippers’ meeting(s)— boats are often looking for crew. Times for awards ceremonies will be announced at skippers’ meeting(s).

  • 26’ and Under Race: Friday at 2:30pm, Skippers’ meeting at 1pm at NWMC beach.
  • Rowing Regatta: Saturday 10am. Skippers’ meeting at 9am Compass Rose.
  • NW Schooner Cup: Saturday 3pm: Skippers’ meeting 9am NWMC Beach.
  • T-37 Model Boat Races: Sunday 10:30am Inner Harbor – Check in at Tippecanoe booth for more information.