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Festival celebrates all things loganberry
"Pack up the kids, bring a blanket or a chair and head up north a bit this weekend for the friendly, down-home music and arts festival that celebrates the famous Greenbank Farm loganberry.This summer's Loganberry Festival at the Greenbank Farm will continue on Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors can go around the farm on a hay wagon, browse the booths of loganberry products, or go into the winery for some wine tasting. There is food for many tastes, plus games and contests for all ages, including the famous Loganberry Pie Eating Contest.On the performance schedule today are the original compositions of No Band Is An Island, performing their spirited renditions of American, Celtic and early music, starting at 11 a.m. Following No Band at 1 p.m. will be Linda Good's Island Strings, a group bringing together talent of all ages. Playing with the strings will be participants from this year's National Scottish Fiddle Championships in Mount Vernon, young fiddlers Katie Campbell of Clinton and Cory Henderson of Oak Harbor. Both have qualified to compete in the United States championships on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon. At 2 p.m. sax legend Danny Ward and Reality will jazz up the stage for a couple of hours of smooth, sophisticated selections. Closing the Loganberry Festival from 4-6 p.m. will be Swamp Mama Johnson, a Northwest tradition playing a non-traditional sound of blues and rock with classic showmanship. The group had the streets of Langley rocking for Choochokam's Street Dance just last Saturday.The weather is expected to be warm and summery. A perfect day to spend lounging on the grass while soaking up the sun and spirit of Whidbey, in the middle at the Greenbank Farm "