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Meet heritage breeds of goats and sheep, walk in an Edible Food Forest, and taste locally grown heritage wheat baked into delicious pastries. Judge different varieties of garlic, learn about cultivating herbs, distilling essential oils, and taste apple varieties and enjoy apple treats. Tour activities change every year, so stay tuned each fall for more information!

San Juan Island Farm Tour: September 23 - 26, 2021

Orcas Island Farm Tour: October 1 - 3, 2021

Lopez Island Farm Tour: October 16 & 17, 2021

Orcas Island Film Festival is an emerging new festival now in its eighth year. An impressive lineup of world-class films establishes the Orcas Island Film Festival as one of the best-kept secrets in the film world. The festival features a curated selection of critically acclaimed international films and audience favorites direct from their debuts at the world’s greatest film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Telluride, Toronto, New York, and Seattle. Many of the films are award contenders at the Oscars each year and attendees will see these films before their official theatrical release. 

The Friday Harbor Film Festival will hold a hybrid festival in mid-October, meaning that it will occur on two platforms over 11 days, October 14 - 24. 

In-Person Festival will open with a Gala party and awards event on Thursday, October 14, followed by theater-based film screenings Friday through Sunday, October 15 – 17.  Filmmaker Q&As will accompany the showings. This year’s venues will be The Palace Theatre and the San Juan Island Grange.

Virtual Festival runs October 18 – 24, featuring films accepted through FilmFreeway as well as films and Q&As from In-Person Festival.  All will be available on-demand on the website,  The livestream Festival Finale will feature the Audience Choice Awards presentations on Sunday, October 24.

Orcas Island Film Festival: October 7-11, 2021

Friday Harbor Film Festival: October 14-24, 2021

Island Hoppin� Brewery - Beer & View

Ready for a libation vacation? The islands are full of wineries, breweries, cideries and tasting rooms that are sure to give you a taste of the islands. Call your lederhosen-loving friends and join in the festivities at San Juan Island Brewing Company's Annual Oktoberfest Celebration. With a special German-themed food menu, live music, costume contests, liter holding contests, games and activities for all ages, it's an event for the whole family! San Juan Island Brewing features up to 13 different styles of traditional ales and lagers all handcrafted in house. Stay tuned for 2021 Event details.

Shut down the streets of Eastsound on Orcas Island for the Hops on the Rock beer fest! Taste your favorite microbrews, explore new ones, and hobnob with brew folk at this fun event. More than a dozen small artisan breweries from around the Northwest will tap their kegs under a heated tent on Prune Alley (so named for the historic fruit orchards that used to stand on this site) in the heart of the charming village of Eastsound on Orcas Island. There will be tasty local food to catch all that delicious beer and live music to sip too.

Oktoberfest: TBD

Hops on the Rock: November 13-14, 2021

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