Annual Barn Dance & Picnic

We’re looking forward to an evening of fun on the farm on Saturday, July 27th from 4 pm to 8 pm. Please note that all tickets for the the 2019 event are general admission. Please plan to bring a picnic blanket and/or camp chairs as we won’t provide tables or chairs at this event.

Our picnic dinner will include compostable plates and flatware, but if you bring your own mess kit (plate and silverware), you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate from Portland Nursery. Help us reduce our footprint and you could win big! Just show your kit at the registration desk and you’ll receive a raffle ticket.

Saturday is shaping up to be a hot one, but never fear, it always a bit cooler on the island and the breeze that comes up off of the orchard will help to keep things comfortable. There is plenty of shade and we’ll also have a misting station, plenty of ice cold water and a keg on ice. We’ll even be mixing up pink lemonade slushies using our brand new bike blender. There are still tickets available. Won’t you join us?

  • Farm Scavenger Hunt: Scour the farm for signs of wildlife, plants you can eat and more!
  • Tasty Summer Picnic:  Savor the flavors of the season under the setting summer sun.
  • Shop:  Wander through the Portland Nursery pop-up shop and snag deals on garden supplies, garden art, gift certificates and more.
  • Dance: Do-si-do with the help of our square dance caller accompanied by a live string band.
  • Enjoy a Cold Beverage: Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

You don’t need a ticket. If you registered you will be on our RSVP list. Just check in at the registration desk.

The Barn Dance is brought to you by Whole Foods Market, our partner in farm-based education, with support from Windermere Community Realty, Metro, Portland Nursery and Columbia Bank.