Old Mill Days Americana: A weekend of family fun

Join us and celebrate the Fourth of July like never before in Port Gamble July 3-5. Logging shows, carnival rides, car shows, live music and great food are just some of the family-fun experiences to be had over the weekend.

Join us and celebrate the Fourth of July like never before in Port Gamble July 3-5. Logging shows, carnival rides, car shows, live music and great food are just some of the family-fun experiences to be had over the weekend.

The Main Stage is set for Soul Siren 6-10 p.m. on July 3 and XLB Crossing Lines Band 6-10 p.m. on July 4. The anticipation is building for one of Kitsap County’s largest fireworks displays on Saturday night! Make this Independence Day one for the history books in historic Port Gamble and tune into www.oldmilldays.com for the schedule of events.

Port Gamble Theater: “Sense and Sensibility” July 10-26.

Another great production for the Port Gamble Theater Co. is coming soon with Sense and Sensibility July 1026. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Get your tickets today at www.portgambletheater.com.

Tails are wagging for the Muddy Paw Dog Agility Trials

In Port Gamble, we love our furry family members and are very excited about the North American Dog Agility Council-sanctioned agility trial hosted by MudPack July 11-13.

Spectators are welcome for a weekend of obstacle courses and furry friends on the old baseball field located on the Northwest side of Port Gamble. Bring a comfy chair and enjoy the visitor viewing area.

New business: Teekalet Trading Post is now open!

Located in what used to be the Terrapin Farms market stand across the street from the playground and Mike’s Four Star BBQ on Highway 104, the Teekalet Trading Post aims to keep you refreshed this summer and pique your curiosity with locally made crafts and goods, like some of Kitsap County’s best and fresh honey.

The trading post is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Sunday and is a must-stop before leaving Port Gamble.

Ghost Walk Tours start in October.

Home to what is arguably one of the most haunted buildings in Washington State, the Walker-Ames House in Port Gamble has become a local hotspot for paranormal groups, psychics and investigators.

Anyone who has wandered the streets after dark, explored the Buena Vista Cemetery or participated in a ghost walk or investigation does not need to stay long to know that Port Gamble has more going on than meets the eye. With recorded evidence going back as early as the 1950s, there are stories from nearly every building in town.

Former town manager Shana Smith was first approached by Neil McNeill and Evergreen Paranormal in 2006, with the request to perform an investigation on the Walker-Ames House. Shortly after that, Smith began actively collecting and recording the stories from both current and former tenants.

The popular annual Ghost Walks run from 7-10 p.m. October through March and typically sell out fast. Take a guided tour of Port Gamble highlighting the town’s history, paranormal experiences and includes stops in the Walker-Ames House, Historic Museum, Post Office, old morgue and the Buena Vista Cemetery. Participants must be 16 years or older to attend.

The cost is $25 per person and reservations required. Call us at 360-297-8074 for reservations and availability.

Get your gears and goggles ready for Port Gamble’s first Steampunk Festival coming up on Aug. 29

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 is highly anticipated and looks to bring a wonderful flare to Port Gamble’s historic look and feel. The theme is “Time Travelers.” For more event details, visit www.mrsmuirhouseof ghostsandmagic.com.

Stay up to date with trail closures

Pope Resources is conducting timber harvest to thin portions of our property south of Port Gamble through November.  Please remember that there is no hunting permitted.

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

Call 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.port gamble.com to see photos of the available space.

We are running out of commuter parking spaces just steps from the Kingston ferry landing. Get your prime parking space now.

Did you know that Olympic Property Group LLC has three parking spaces for rent literally steps from the Kingston ferry landing? These prime parking spaces can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $65 per month with no deposit; ACH capable.

Please contact Port Gamble property manager Tonya Caswell at 360-297-7251 to rent a no-hassle prime parking space, and make your commuting life easier!

Stay in touch

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 email portgamble@orminc.com.

Stay up to date by viewing our calendar of events for 2015 at www.                        portgamble.com.

— Pete Orbea is the marketing and communications coordinator of  Port Gamble. Contact him at porbea@orminc.com