June Faire brings pageantry and celebration

On June 6 and 7, the township of Port Gamble will be transformed from its everyday existence as a small mill town to a colorful Middle Ages encampment for the pageantry and celebration of the Barony of Dragon’s Laire.

June Faire looks to send Port Gamble back in history to medieval times.

On June 6 and 7, the township of Port Gamble will be transformed from its everyday existence as a small mill town to a colorful Middle Ages encampment for the pageantry and celebration of the Barony of Dragon’s Laire.

June Faire features historic arts and crafts, craft demonstrations and classes, demonstrations of armored tournament combat, archery and mock battles.

Their Excellencies of Dragon’s Laire, Conchobar MacEoin and Eilidh Keldeleth, invite one and all to join them for a weekend of fun at June Faire XXXIII. Dragon’s Laire is filled with anticipation and excitement as we look forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary as the Barony of Dragon’s Laire in 2015. Come out and be a part of the festivities. For more information, go to www.antir.sca.org.

Cruise Port Gamble is off to a great start.

Every Thursday from May through September, car buffs bring out their classic, new or unique cars to show off on the lawns beside Mike’s Four Star BBQ and Gamble Bay Coffee. The weekly Cruise-In is free and open to everyone.

Roots Rock Run is set to race the Port Gamble Trails on June 14

Join Roots Rock Run for the annual Forest 5K Trail Race on June 14. Whether you’re an amateur or a fierce competitor, this race on the Port Gamble trails is sure to challenge you. For race details and registration, go to www.rootsrockrun.com.

Join us for a Fireworks Spectacular on the Fourth of July with Old Mill Days Americana.

Looking for something to do on the weekend of Independence Day? Old Mill Days Americana is set for July 3-5 and will feature a carnival, logging shows, live music and much more. The fireworks show will take place on the evening of July 4. Info: www.oldmilldays.com.

A look ahead at upcoming festivals.

Don’t forget about the new SteamPort Gamble Steampunk Festival, hosted by Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic and Port Gamble. This new festival — Aug. 29 — is highly anticipated looks to bring a wonderful flare to Port Gamble’s historic look and feel. The theme is “Time Travelers.” For more on the event, go to www.mrsmuirhouseofghostsandmagic.com.

Business Update, Hour Changes: In case you missed last month’s edition, the Port Gamble General Store is now open 7 days a week for lunch; Thursday through Sunday for dinner; and Friday through Sunday for breakfast. Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.portgamblegeneralstore.com.

Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic is now open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on classes, products and psychic readings, visit www.mrsmuirhouseofghostsandmagic.com.

Stay Up To Date with the Trail Closures. Pope Resources will be conducting timber harvest to thin portions of our property south of Port Gamble beginning in March and ending in November.  Please remember that there is no hunting.

For the safety of our visitors and for our contractors, some roads and trails will be temporarily closed during the thinning operations. All trails and roads that are temporarily closed will be maintained and re-opened after the harvests are complete. For trail updates, visit www.portgamble.com.

Please feel free to contact Adrian Miller at 360-394-0595 or amiller@orminc.com. Stay safe!

Great office space available in the Port Gamble Post Office building. Give us a call at 360-297-7251 if you are interested in leasing an office space in the historic Port Gamble Post Office building that was built in 1906. Prices start at $395 per month. Visit the “Commercial” page under the “Visit” tab on www.portgamble.com to see photos of the available office space.

Looking for Commuter Parking just steps from the Kingston Ferry? Did you know that Olympic Property Group LLC has four parking spaces for rent literally steps from the Kingston Ferry? These prime parking spaces can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $65 a month with no deposit and ACH capable. Please contact the Port Gamble Property Manager, Tonya Caswell at 360-297-7251 to rent a no-hassle, prime parking space, and make your commuting life easier!

Port Gamble’s 2015 Event Calendar: Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events, from SteamPort Gamble, Old Mill Days Americana, Country Christmas, to monthly trail activities.

You can stay up to date with activities and happenings at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble E-Newsletter at www.portgamble.com. For more information about the E-newsletter, please contact the events office at 360-297-8074 or via email at portgamble@orminc.com.

Stay up to date by viewing our Calendar of Events for 2014 at www.portgamble.com.