Misty Isle Farms Out of Town
The only thing better than taking the ferry to Vashon Island is the promise of seeing athletic Border Collies chase adorable ruminant creatures around a field. In addition to the competition, this annual herding extravaganza—now in its 10th year—brings local fare, a spirit garden, a fiber arts village, bagpipe performances, shearing demos, and more to the charming island. Celebrity animal behaviorist Temple Grandin was the special guest a couple years back, but this time you can look forward to a visit from zoologist and author Patricia McConnell, who you may have heard doling out expert advice to dog and cat owners on her radio show Calling All Pets. If you need even more incentive to go, know that all proceeds from Thursdays pay-what-you-can tickets will benefit the Vashon Community Food Bank.
12011 SW 220th St, Vashon, WA 98070