|The WeSnip Booth at Snipfest 2|
|Dog glances warily at WeSnip Booth|
The number of vendors was so large that some of them set up across Terrell Creek from the main music area. The booths sold a wide variety of items, ranging from tee shirts and sport memorabilia to exotic hand-made bird houses. Many of the booths offered arts and crafts made by the people operating the booths.
|Mac Muncy of Mac's Critters|
Several booths were inches from my carport (where I sell books), and they offered some unique hand-made items. One nearby booth, Mac's Critters, featured wooden puzzles, maps, and other handmade crafts made by Mac Munch, a Birch Bay resident.
Next to him was a booth selling striking, colorful dog portraits. This booth had paintings, prints, and cards featuring some of the most interesting dogs around. The artist is Lila Schacht who has a business called Jessa Studios. Some of the portraits and information on the studio can be found at this site: http://jessastudios.wix.com/jessastudios#! Also, check out the studio's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessa-Studios/427094230635336
|Some of the Dog Portraits by Lila Schacht of Jessa Studios|
|Rail Road Car Whizzing By|
The performers at the Birch Bay Music Festival were a varied lot. The first sets were by single singers, including Jenna Freeman, whose music was quite enjoyable. For a sample of her music, go to http://jennafreeman.bandcamp.com/track/sing-you-to-sleep
|Jenna Freeman at SnipFest 2|
Also, Brittany Myers was back this year with her good music. For some of her music, go to http://wn.com/daylight_of_the_moon_at_three_trees_in_bellingham
My favorite from SnipFest 1 also returned: Rebekah Ann Curtis with a powerful voice and some great songs. She was accompanied by a solid backup group with guitar, percussion, and keys. See her latest at http://www.reverbnation.com/RebekahAnnCurtis
|Rebekah Ann Curtis|
|Jaded Lovers Sing Country and Western|
|Reverend JD Does His Thing|
Mercifully, the festival music ended exactly at 9:00 p.m. as the dusk settled in.
In all, it was a busy, fun day by Terrell Creek that enlivened this calm northwest corner of the United States.
Meanwhile to the north, at the peak of the NW corner of the US, Godson Danielka enjoyed his advanced training as a pirate as part of the Drayton Harbor Days Festival in Blaine, WA.
|Danielka the 10-year-old Apprentice at Kid's Pirate Daze, Drayton Harbor Days Festival, Blaine|