SEDRO-WOOLLEY — It may not be back to the future, but it is Blast from the Past and it’s returning to downtown Sedro-Woolley.
And with it, history repeats itself beginning Friday and rolling through Sunday, June 7-9, with events the entire family can enjoy on the town’s main drag, Metcalf Street and thereabouts, all referring back to the year 1969.
“So far, it’s going really well,” said Sarah Johnson, Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce title clerk and event planner. “We didn’t have the best weather last year. We are hoping for better weather this year.”
The annual event boasts a bevy of vendors pedaling everything from local craft-made goods to fresh food and drink from inside the cozy confines of booths and tents.
“We have 68 vendors so far,” Johnson said. “That’s more than we had last year and we are expecting to get even more with the arts and crafts vendors vintage market.”
Looking for a first-place finish in hula-hooping, jump-roping or good old fashion pie-eating contests? You’ll get your shot, seeing how titles will be up for grabs (and bites) as participants look to out hoop, jump and eat their way past the competition.
There will also be live music Saturday and Sunday.
How about a color run? A car show? Absolutely.
The ‘Blast of Color 5K Family Fun Run/Walk’ is an untimed event; however, feel free to start your own stopwatch and try to better that personal record. The course is flat, out and back on paved roads and trails, with multiple color stations situated along the route.
Day of registration will set you back $30 for adults and minors — bib, color packet and glasses are included in the registration. Those ages 8 and under get a bib number only.
On Sunday, the Blast from the Past Car Show will showcase stock, custom and street cars as well as pickup and big trucks, all show-shined and tuned to perfection.
Registration for the car show begins at 6:30 a.m. at Ferry and Murdock streets, with trophies awarded at 2:30 p.m. The entry fee is $10 and dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 registrants. Parking is first come, first served.
“There’s something for everyone,” Johnson said. “The waterball will be back again and the temporary tattoo artist. Show up and have some fun.”
For more information, visit sedro-woolley.com/events/blast-from-the-past.