Last Updated: 8/19/2016
Summerfest 2016
September 2, 3 & 4
In Beautiful Central Washington


What
You are invited to join PUNCH Projects and the artist residents of Thorp, Ellensburg and the Manastash Canyon in Central Washington for three days of art, camping, beer, music, river floating and camaraderie. It's a casual affair ... an annual three-day party with your artsy, country kin on the farm.

Where
We're going to start Friday evening in downtown Ellensburg for the opening reception of "The Future is Now" – Jana Brevick, Cable Griffith, Cathy McClure at Gallery-One. After that, we'll be hanging out at Howard and Lorri Barlow's homestead in Manastash Canyon, just outside the Ellensburg city limits. Lots of things to do around Ellensburg on Saturday, and a river float on Sunday!

Lost on the way?
Call Justin Beckman @ 509-306-9302
or Howard Barlow @ 509-859-3196

Food & Drink
We will have a keg of beer. On Saturday evening, we will have some BBQ for everyone. But it's potluck style, so everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish to share. You're on your own for other meals, snacks, coffee, etc.

Camping
Everyone is invited to pitch a tent or park your modestly sized camper at Howard and Lorri's house on Friday and Saturday nights.

R.S.V.P.
You're welcome to come to all or just a part of the event. Please R.S.V.P. by sending us an email or replying to the Facebook invite and let us know which days and events you'll be attending. Rafting requires a pre-paid reservation.

Important Details
NO DOGS! Sorry. That many dogs all in one place gets a little crazy! You're welcome to come to all or just a part of the event. Stay tuned for reservation info and updates!

Questions
Need more info? Send us an email at art@punchgallery.org.

Lost on the way?
Call Justin Beckman @ 509-306-9302
or Howard Barlow @ 509-859-3196








 




River Float

Reservations!
Sunday, 12-5pm
Space is very limited. Want to join us for a float down the Yakima river between Cle Elum and Thorp? Sign up now. The cost for the river float is $25 which includes the raft, transportation up the river, life vest, and paddles.



Schedule


Friday, September 2, 2016

5 - 7pm
First Friday
Gallery One 408 N. Pearl Street
Join us in Ellensburg at Gallery One for the opening reception of "The Future is Now" – Jana Brevick, Cable Griffith and Cathy McClure

7:30 - 9pm
Dinner

After the Artwalk, feel free to grab a beer at Iron Horse Brewery or dinner at any one of Ellensburg's fine dining establishments. Our favorites include: The Tav, Tacos Chalito, Fidelina's Taqueria, Sugar Thai, and The Valley Cafe.

9:30 - 11pm
Campfire

Grab a six-pack, come on out to Manastash, and claim your camping spot at the Summerfest campground on Howard and Lorraine Barlow's homestead. We’ll be drinking beers by the propane fire pit.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

8 - 10am
Rise and Shine
If you’re one of the people that camped out on Friday night, we’ll have some coffee around, or you can head into Ellensburg for a proper breakfast.

9am - 1pm
Kittitas County Farmers Market
Downtown Ellensburg
Lots of goodies galore – food, crafts and good times.

10am - 5pm
Kittitas County Fair and Rodeo
Kittitas County Fair Grounds, Ellensburg
Elephant ears, funnel cakes, giant pickles, rides and rodeo – need we say more?

3pm - 5pm
Let's Hangout
11670 Manastash Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Beat the heat and run through the sprinklers with us at the Barlow Homestead in Manastash as we start getting ready for dinner.

5pm - 7pm
Dinner
Bring a side dish!
Um, well, the Taco Truck double-booked, so the PUNCH crew are treating you to some deelicous food items from the grill. You know, things like hot dogs and fake meat patties. Bring a side dish! We'll have cold drinks and some beer from Ellensburg's Iron Horse Brewery, but feel free to bring your own extras!

7 - 9:30pm
Music
The Killdeer String Band
Join us for some live music!

10pm - Midnight
After Hours
Grab a lawn chair or blanket. It’s time to cozy up on the grass, under the stars for an outdoor movie. Or if you prefer, you can gather around the campfire and tell that story again about how you did that thing that one time.


Sunday, September 4, 2013

8 - 10am
Rise and Shine
Grab a cup of coffee, it's time to wake up and start packing up your gear. River floating starts in 2 hours!

11am
Check Out Time
Here's your hat, where's your coat? Time to head out.

12 - 5pm
River Float
Limited Space! Register Now!
The cost for the river float is $25 which includes the raft, transportation up the river, life vest, and paddles. R.S.V.P. and prepayment is required.