Taste of Port Orchard set Sunday

The downtown waterfront will be bustling with food vendors and patrons Sunday for the third annual Taste of Port Orchard.

The event — sponsored by the Port Orchard Bay Street Association — is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located near the Port Orchard Marina Park gazebo. Tickets are $1 to $5 for food from local restaurants and food establishments.

Once again, Darryl Baldwin of MoonDogs, Too, is chairing the committee.

“Paired with the Art Walk, the Taste of Port Orchard is a great event to cap the summer boating season,” Baldwin said.

Bek Ashby, the marketing chair for POBSA, said the organization is proud of the event.

“We are proud to showcase our local eateries and artists,” Ashby said. “Come down to the waterfront on Sunday for food, art and music."

Thirteen local eateries who are confirmed for this year’s event are MoonDogs Too, The Bay Street Bistro, Carter's Chocolates, Kai Pan Asian Cuisine, Red Dog Saloon, Wig Wam Pub, Slaughter County Brewing, Tommy C’s, One Ten Lounge, Nostalgia Bakery, China West, Jimmy D’s and Simon’s Pho.

“We’re still waiting to hear from others,” said Christine Stansbery, POBSA member.

Artisans who are participating are Samantha Allen of Mystik CritterZ, Estela Williams of Seraphina Designs, Nicole Pike of Spineless Clothing Co., Mercedes Baudrand of That’s Beautiful, Tiffany Wilfret of Artisan's Cottage, Shelly Wilkerson of Crazy Lady Gallery, Pam Ferguson of That Fabulous Creations, Shelly Haas of Positive Creations, Sandra Lloyd of The Clever Cousin and JR Wood.

Live music will be provided by Concerts by the Bay, featuring Delphi — a pop rock and rhythm and blues band from 3-6 p.m. at the gazebo.

There also will be activities for children.

During the same day, the Blackberry Festival is under way in downtown Bremerton. The foot ferry will run Sunday between Port Orchard and Bremerton for $2 for a one-way pass.

The ferry leaves Bremerton on the quarter hour and leaves Port Orchard on the hour and the half hour.

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