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Tour de Farms started during the inaugural Ride the Willapa event in 2016 as part of a USDA Rural Development grant project. Tour De Farms is a music festival and farmers market that will occur during the annual Ride the Willapa event. 
For those of you are participating in bike ride this year, the music festival and market is included in your Ride the Willapa ticket!
Day passes and overnight camp passes will be made available to those who wish to enjoy the farmer's market and music without riding their bikes; Drive, park and enjoy the festivities and local fare. 
A limited number of early bird $10 day passes will be available. Grab one before they sell out! 
$15 day passes will be available online until June 22nd. 
Tickets will be available at the event for $20 (cash only please) 
In addition to old-time bluegrass music from 11am-9pm, the farm will feature a “pop-up” market is presented by the Chehalis Farmers Market. Market participants will be listed in the coming weeks. 
This year is our first annual music festival and farmer’s market at Willapa hills Farm. Since 2008 Willapa Hills Farm has been handcrafting natural artisan cheese on their historic farmstead. The creamery produces sheep milk cheese six months of the year and cow milk and sheep/cow milk blended cheese year-round sourcing only the highest quality natural ingredients. 

++ $15 day passes will be available online until June 22nd.
++ Tickets will be available at the event for $20 (cash only please)
++ Additional ticket options include overnight camping and meals. 

YOUR DAY PASS INCLUDES ACCESS TO:
Farmers Market: 11am-4pm
Beer and Wine garden: 12pm-9pm
Music by FERN HILL: 1pm-4pm
Dinner service: 5pm-7pm
Music by WHISKEY DEAF: 6pm-9pm

List of confirmed vendors:

• Community Farmers Market at Chehalis
• Willapa Valley Lavender Farm
• Chrisman Farms
• Telegraph Farm
• Centralia Cycle Works
• River House Bake Shop
• Cowlitz Falls Lavender Company
• Three Feathers Emu Ranch and Farm
• Beth Logan's Art
• Coffee Creek Community & Gardens
• Love INC of Lewis County.

Are you interested in vending at Tour De Farms - Music Festival & Farmers' Market? Please email Harry at omroa1@gmail.com if you are interested in participating this year. Please provide a brief paragraph, including your web site, contact information, and a high resolution logo about your farm and what you will provide at your booth.

Season: 
June 22-23, 2019 from 7:00am-5:00pm
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Several sites throughout Lewis County contribute greatly to our region and state’s heritage, and you can see many of them up close! Discover Lewis County and the Lewis County Historical Museum have partnered to bring the history of Lewis County to your fingertips.

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Lewis County is a pleasant surprise for cyclists of all abilities when it comes to picking a destination to ride on two wheels. With more stretches of open road than you could tackle in a couple weeks, more miles of trails added by the year, and beautiful scenery of farms, forests and mountains — your next cycling excursion awaits you here!

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The Tour de Farms on the Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride brings the agricultural offerings of five of our region's prominent farms front and center during the Fat Tire Ride, which aims to concurrently showcase the Willapa Hills Trail and the town of Pe Ell to visitors from outside the area.

This event, which starts at the Spooner Road intersection with the Willapa Hills Trail (trail mile 6), offers the opportunity to pet farm animals, taste the goodness of real farm produce and experience a break from the ride on some beautiful scenery.

Farm events include the following:
Rosecrest Farm will donate Organic Valley milk and cheese snacks for the ride. Products will also be available for sale at the store and kids can see the new calves up close!
Wedin Farm & Friends is teaming up with Dawn's Delectables for some tasty food options on this historic 1918 farm. Product demos, music and more are here!
Willapa Hills Creamery will provide snacks, refreshments and restrooms for the ride. Their Farm Store will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Black Sheep Creamery will have a lamb pen open for viewing, and will also host a wool spinning demo. Products will be made available for sale, with delivery options.
Newaukum Valley Farm will host the Chefs in Our Field evening farm-to-table dinner from 4:30 - 8 p.m.. Tickets for dinner available at their website–.

For information on each farm offered in the Tour de Farms, visit the official website for the Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride.

Also, the Tour de Farms offers a unique opportunity for riders of the Centralia-Chehalis Railroad & Museum's Steam Train to disembark at the Spooner Road stop, allowing them to take in the Tour De Farms. With three train trips on June 25 (at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.) the trains will let people off at Spooner at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Riders can be picked up for the return trip to Chehalis at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Season: 
June 25-26, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm
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The appropriately-named Rainbow Falls State Park features a gentle waterfall along the Chehalis River as its main attraction, but it’s what you can’t immediately see from simply pulling off State Route 6 that makes this west Lewis County gem a place you have to visit.

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