The Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade is the genuine deal. Everybody gets in the act: from island children with their favorite backyard chickens, to long-time island farm families with island-scale tractors and harvesters parading through Friday Harbor’s main streets to celebrate the resurgence of small farms and local food in the San Juans.
Staging for the parade begins at 1:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 2:30 p.m. and travels down Argyle Avenue and Spring Street before heading to the Brickworks, a site historically known for the Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company, an important local landmark recently saved from the wrecking ball.
Upon arrival at the market, parade contestants and observers will enjoy music as well as sample and judge the best of the island’s favorite chili recipes in the annual Chili Cook-off. Many will be featuring island-grown beef, lamb and pork.