(Posted on May 14, 2019 at 01:52PM by Danielle Smyth)
For more than 50 years now, Poulsbo’s been putting on an annual three-day celebration of its Norwegian heritage. The thriving fishing and farming community’s primary language was Norwegian from its founding in the 1880s till after World War II, when English-speaking workers were stationed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in nearby Bremerton.
Viking Fest takes place the third weekend of May, from the 17th to the 19th. The parade’s on Saturday, and the Lutefisk Eating Contest happens Sunday, May 19th, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.
There’s also a carnival, a street fair, a donut eating contest, a strong man competition, a road race, shield wall demonstrations, and live music day and evening. Acts include Sweet T & Justice, Crosswing, Peninsula Big Band, Howling West, Planet Groove, and Joel Gibson, Jr.
It’ll take you about two hours to get to Poulsbo from Seattle via the ferry to Bainbridge Island. But once you’re there, you can go on a Viking walk and take in a recreated Viking village.
Make the drive to Poulsbo in comfort in a new or pre-owned vehicle from Sound Ford, just outside Seattle, Washington. Why not try the 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost? It’ll get you there in the ultimate style.
(Posted on May 11, 2019 at 07:34AM by Danielle Smyth)
Lake Sammamish State Park hosts the 2019 Northwest Paddling Festival Saturday May 11 from 9AM to 5PM at Sunset Beach. While the festival is free, there’s a $10 per vehicle entry fee and a $10 charge for tours and demos.
With more than 60 paddle sport brands offering canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, accessories and gear, you can also take introduction to kayaking, stand-up paddling, and yoga and paddling seminars as well as kayak tours.
There’s also a series of free talks on choosing the right kayak and paddle, protecting and preserving Puget Sound, kayak fishing, kayaking in Norway, how to dress for paddle sports, paddle camping, stand-up paddling yoga, and paddling the Columbia River from source to sea.
Experienced paddlers can either watch or register for either a two- or six-mile race happening Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and outriggers are welcome to do either the one-lap (two mile) or three-lap (six mile) courses.
It shouldn’t take you more than half an hour to get to Lake Sammamish via either the I-90 or the WA-520 east. If you’re already in Renton visiting us at Sound Ford to choose your next new or pre-owned vehicle, of course, you’ll want to take the I-405 north. Check out the 2019 Ford Mustang GT! It’s an awesome choice to bring you to the festival in style.
(Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 04:28AM by Danielle Smyth)
If you’ve never been to America’s Car Museum in Tacoma (2702 East D Street), Spring Break is a great time to visit. From April 1 to 19, youth 12 and under are admitted free and students 13 to 18 can attend for half price when accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission is $18.
With more than 250 cars representing 100 years of automotive history, the ACM also has an additional 100 vehicles on loan from private collections. Celebrating “America’s love affair with the automobile,” the permanent collection includes a 1925 Ford Model T Roadster Pickup Truck and a snazzy red 1928 Ford Model A Cabriolet, as well as a 1994 “Flintmobile.”
The museum is open from 10AM to 5PM seven days a week. Stop by the store to pick up some neat Ford memorabilia, including a 1965 Mustang model or a 1908 Model T laser kit.
You can also visit the museum on one of its “Take A Spin Days” and go for a ride in an antique, pre-war classic, or “Fabulous Fifties” car.
It’ll be a lot easier to get there in a newer vehicle though, so check out Sound Ford’s new and pre-owned vehicles in Renton on the way. May we suggest a state-of-the-art 2019 Mustang GT? You're sure to love its power and beauty.