23rd Annual Water Spittoon Race & Nautical Ball

The 23rd Annual Water Spittoon Race & Nautical Ball takes place on Saturday, March 11th at the Brick Tavern in Roslyn, Washington.   For the event, the stools are pulled away from the bar and the 23 foot spittoon (for which the tavern is famous) is transformed into a Roslyn regatta.
Among the race classes are soap, wood and experimental (prior years have also had mechanical and paper, but I have not confirmed that those are still present this year).   The boats must weigh no more than 1 ounce and must be under 3 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and 3 inches tall. 
The Brick will open at 10am on March, 11th and race registration is at 11am.  The races start at 1pm and the entry fee is $10.  See you at the races!

Roslyn Winterfest

This Thanksgiving weekend, the weather brought just the right amount of Winter to Winterfest.  Beneath a festive blanket of snow, the town of Roslyn celebrated the holidays with Santa and his reindeer, local artists, and dogs dressed to pull Santa’s sleigh.  Friday night’s Art Walk was followed by a visit from Santa and his reindeer on Saturday morning.  In the early afternoon, residence paraded their pooches in full reindeer attire to celebrate the dog days of Winter.  Many knocked items off of their Christmas shopping lists at the holiday bizarre that featured candles, soaps, knitted wears, baked goods, and more.  Even the Cle Elum Chimp Sactuary was representing.  Of course, fire pits were available to warm those who just wanted to enjoy the festivities and converse along side a crackling fire.

The 7th Annual Paws On Parade

It’s not uncommon to see dogs perform tricks for treats, but on Halloween day, the dogs get dressed to trick-or-treat in Roslyn.  The weather was cooporative as the dogs of Roslyn showed off their costumes in this year’s Paws on Parade celebration.  Check out the video to see a sample of the parades participating pooches.

Hauntings at the Brick Saloon

The oldest operating saloon in the state is bound to have a few skeletons in the closet (or ghosts as the case may be).  Many have reported occurences on the para side of normal as you’ll see in this Halloween report on KOMO television.

Sorry, I’m too sleepy to provide more information about this event.


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