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Tokeland Wood & Arts Fest

WHAT: The event includes chainsaw carving, wood artists, demonstrations, food vendors and live music. The festival, now in its eighth year, is sponsored by the Tokeland-North Cove Chamber of Commerce.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 25 and 10 a.m-4 p.m. July 26

WHERE: On the grounds adjacent to the Tokeland Marina.

HIGHLIGHTS: Craftsmen, wood artists, builders, chainsaw carvers and artists will be displaying and selling their works. There also will be demonstrations by some of the artists. New for this year will be a juried event in which all works to be judged must be homemade. There also will be children’s games both days.

ABOUT TOKELAND: This unincorporated town of 417 people also is the site of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation. The marina offers recreational moorage and a public fishing pier.

MAKE IT A WEEKEND: Nearby Grayland Beach State Park offers easy beach access, a campground with 58 full-hookup sites, another 38 sites with water and electricity, four standard sites, four primitive sites and 16 yurts. The park has 7,449 feet of ocean beach, a good place to fly kites. Camping reservations can be made at 888-226-7688 or washington.goingtocamp.com. Learn more at parks.wa.gov/515/Grayland-Beach.

ADMISSION: Free.

INFORMATION: tokeland-northcovechambercommerce.org.

Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff. mayor@thenewstribune.com

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