Historic Bayview Corner will host Apple Day, featuring the Mutt Strut dog parade and costume contest, on Saturday, October 20, 11 am – 3 pm. Free admission with a charge for food and beverages; takes place rain or shine. This annual event is organized & sponsored by Bayview Farm & Garden, Goosefoot Community Fund and Bayview Farmers Market.
Apple Day and Mutt Strut Dog Parade & Costume Contest to take place at Whidbey Island’s Historic Bayview Corner on Saturday, October 20, 2012, 11 am – 3 pm. Be sure to strut on over to Baview Farm and Garden for “Yappy Hour” with refreshments for both four- and two-legged contestants. 2:30 pm.
This family friendly community festival will feature the following activities:
Apple Pressing & Tasting Stations
Staff from Bayview Farm & Garden will be on hand pressing apples for fresh cider and leading you through a delicious apple tasting experience. 11 am – 3 pm. Stop in to taste a variety of ciders and then order your apple tree for next year based on your favorite!
The Mutt Strut: Dress up your favorite canine for the 7th Annual Mutt Strut Dog Parade & Costume Contest, organized by Goosefoot. This year’s panel of judges features prominent members of South Whidbey’s prolific theater community including: Deanna Duncan, actor & production director at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts; Andrew Grenier, director & actor; Shelley Hartle, actor & musical director; Suzanne Kelman, playwright & actress; and David Ossman, writer & comedian.
Prizes awarded for:
* best dog costume
* best owner & dog costume combo
* best trick
* best celebrity dog
* This year features a new prize category for best owner costume!
There might even be a surprise prize category or two made up on the spot by emcee and Whidbey Island’s “conductor of fun” Jim Freeman. Registration for the Mutt Strut begins at 12:30 pm; parade at 1:30 pm.
* Apple Stacking contest for all ages, sponsored by the Bayview Farmers Market
* Live music
* Local wine tasting
* Bayview Farmers Market on-site, featuring more than 50 vendors representing farmers, producers, artisans, and chefs.
* Representatives from local animal organizations will have booths with information about animal adoption, resources, and more!