Blast from the Past, Loggerodeo back in S-W

By Jason Miller
(posted 6.3.11)

Two signature Sedro-Woolley events are on tap for June and July, carrying on the town’s tradition of family-friendly fun.

Blast from the Past

From June 3–5, Blast from the Past takes over the streets and sidewalks of downtown. The festival began around 1965 as a sidewalk sale for the businesses downtown, according to Dyrk Meyers, manager of Oliver-Hammer Clothing.

“People would buy peanuts and peel them and throw them down on the sidewalk,” he said of one tradition.

These days, peanut allergies and an aversion to the tremendous mess left by the peanut revelers have done away with that activity. But attendees still will have plenty to distract them during the event.

Jina Williams with the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce said the formula for fun this year will introduce new components while retaining most of the old favorites.

New this year is the Blast from the Past Art Show and Sale, to be held all three days of the event at Sedro-Woolley Community Fellowship, 817 Metcalf St., downtown. The show will present art from all over the county and beyond; most items will be for sale.

This year the car show will move from Saturday to Sunday, and from Metcalf St. to Murdock St. in front of the Sedro-Woolley Museum. Look for live music there, plus a 50/50 raffle. First-time cars will get dash plaques. While ogling the cars, attendees can enjoy the museum’s open house that day, too, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s a good opportunity to learn more about the town’s past.

On Saturday, the popular contests for kids will be held, with live music and KAPS/KBRC radio broadcasting live. Look for pie-eating, hula hoops, and more silly fun.
The Second Annual Children’s Costume Parade will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. Line-up is at 10:30 a.m. on Woodworth St., in front of the vendor booths by the post office. Just look for signs.

With crafts and food vendors, a bike ride, quilt show, and a pancake breakfast hosted by the Eagles club, the three-day weekend promises to have something for everyone. For more details on Blast from the Past, go to


It’s back! Running from June 30 to July 4, this year’s Loggerodeo is family fun with the thrill of rodeo added to the mix. The five-day event packs a lot into each day; here’s a brief summary:

Thur., June 30

  • Kiddies Parade: Registration at 5 p.m.; parade at 6 p.m.
  • Carnival: Family Night opens at 5 p.m.

Fri., July 1

  • Chainsaw Competition, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Carnival opens, 11 a.m.

Sat., July 2

  • Chainsaw Competition, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Arts, Crafts Vendors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Firemen’s Competition, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bluegrass Festival, 6:30 p.m.
  • Troy Fair Band, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sun., July 3

  • Ted Vigil’s John Denver Tribute, 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Rodeo, 6 p.m.

Mon., July 4

  • Grand Parade, 11 a.m.
  • Rodeo, 2 p.m.
  • John Denver Tribute, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information on Loggerodeo, including a complete events schedule, see the program insert in the June print edition of Concrete Herald, call 360.770.8452, e-mail, or go to

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