GCA Contacts

Grapeview Community Association Contacts
President - Steve Hecht  360 552-2868   steve@longtermfinancial.com

Vice President - Stephanie Paulson 360 275-6764  paulsonscv@wavecable.com
Secretary - Sherry van Dijk  360 275-8338   msbvanddijk@wavecable.com
Past President - Patty Hansen 360 275-6221  hansenreach@wavecable.com

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Grapeview Water & Art Festival Shirt and Poster

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Welcome to the Grapeview Community Website

Grapeview, Washington  98546


Grapeview is located North of Shelton and South of Bremerton just east of Washington State Route 3 on the Grapeview Loop Road (south of Allyn and Belfair.) Allyn resident and amateur photographer Greg Shewring provided these fine photos showcasing various landmarks in the Grapeview community. Look for them as you travel through.

If you are heading south from the
Port and Village of Allyn, turn left onto the Grapeview Loop Road (map) off of State Route 3 for a pleasant tour. Grapeview is a peaceful and serene Puget Sound waterfront community and the location of the first vineyards and winery in the Pacific Northwest. The local Island Belle strain of grape is still bottled under that name by Hoodsport Winery, in nearby Hoodsport. Many Island Belle vineyards are located on Stretch Island although the original St. Charles and other wineries closed in the 1960s.

Along the eight-mile Grapeview Loop Road is Treasure Island previously known as Reach Island prior to development into a close-knit waterfront community. The private bridge, a community landmark, was rebuilt recently.
The Fair Harbor Marina, across from Treasure Island is, along with the Grapeview Community Association, a host and the location of our elegant, "Always the last Saturday in July," Grapeview Water and Art Festival. (For more information please contact Mike and Julie Creighton juliecreighton (360-275-3145) or Louise Okonek, at 360-275-2542.}

Amenities at the Marina include a new store, espresso stand and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. The marina was voted to be "The Best Place in Western Washington to have a Wedding" in 2010 and is a spectacular location to host any type of event. The harbor and Treasure Island are shown in the photo, and as you cans see, is a gem in our community.

The marina provides up to 350 feet of spacious guest moorage that can accommodate boats up to 120 feet, so when coming to our
2017 Grapeview Water and Art Festival, July 29th, plan to sail in or drive. We will always welcome you regardless of how you choose to come.

As you exit the Marina, turn left on the Grapeview Loop Road and drive towards the township of Grapeview. At the corner stop sign, if you look left when you get to the Horton Community Center and the MCFD#3 fire station, you will see the road to the Stretch Island Bridge.
Located on Case Inlet on Stretch Island shoreline and only accessible by boat is Stretch Point State Park, (administered by Jarrell Cove SP). Features include 5 mooring buoys, picnicking, beachcombing, boating, clamming and fishing (see map above.) Continue on the newly improved Grapeview Loop Road and you will connect up with highway 3 again.If you turn left on highway 3 you can continue on to Shelton and Highway 101 to Olympia..

Learn even more about our area and the many interesting things you can see and do while visiting Mason County... Explore Hood Canal! (also take a look at an extended list of Mason County events.)

More about the history of Grapeview can be found by accessing the
History page.

For some additional useful information about our local area take a look at our
Links page.

Please note:  There are many interesting activities, events and group meetings occurring in our Grapeview community. These events are on the EVENTS Calendar.  




2017 GCA Water & Art Festival

Grapeview Water & Art Festival

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • 10:00am until 4:00pm
  • Fair Harbor Marina

On Saturday, July 29th the Grapeview Community Association will again hold its annual Water and Art Festival on the beautiful grounds of Vern and Susan Nelson's Fair Harbor Marina on Case Inlet.  

This year marks the 24th anniversary of this wonderful community event.  The enthusiasm and support of GCA members makes this one of the best summer festivals.  Planning will begin in February with Chairperson Louise Okonek calling together her many dedicated volunteers including over 30 chairpersons to oversee all the details to provide a day filled with art, live music, food, fun and games.

Beginning at 10AM children can participate in a number of free activities assisted by volunteers from Mason County Habitat fo Humanity.  Liz Ward and her team will assist youngsters in building the most creative boats ever seen at the marina.  Over the winter 375 wooden boat bases were prepared for the children to decorate.  Amanda Montgomery and her helpers  are busy preparing crafts for children to enjoy.  

Not to be missed is the Kids Fishing Derby.  Registration is from 11:30AM-Noon.  Fishing is from Noon to 1PM and prizes will be awarded at 1:30PM.  Children provide their own fishing gear and bait and LIFE JACKETS ARE MANDATORY for all participants.

Children and adults will have fun attempting to make a hole-in-one on the festivals famous floating golf green or testing their skills in the putting contest.  Three balls for $1.

This year will see 50 talented artists from around the Northwest displaying their crafts.  Pottery, sculptures, jewelry, glass, wood, fabric arts and photography are just a few of the mediums that will be displayed and available for purchase.

The 2017 poster contest winner is a lovely watercolor by local artist Joanne Hoskins and will be available for purchase, framed or unframed, at the festival. Also available for purchase are the 2017 festival T-shirts designed by Mary Larson.  This year's T-shirt color is beige with a clever design featuring the Festival's classic child's wooden boat-complete with wine cork trim! The poster and T-shirts can be viewed on the Grapeview Community Association website: www.grapeviewwa.com.

When a break is needed, visitors can relax under Fair Harbor’s covered pavilion and enjoy listening to live music from "Saddletramp" while sampling the festivals wonderful food booths.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, steamed clams and shrimp cocktails will be available. New to last year's menu were toasted cheese sandwiches.  They were a huge hit and will be back this year as well as the ever popular homemadefruit cobblers. Last year,  GCA members made more than 80 cobblers including apple, peach, mixed berry and blackberry.  All are served with a mound of whipped cream.  What a treat!

Proceeds from the festival are funneled back into the community through scholarships and support for local charitable programs including the Food for Kids Backpack Program, Grapeview School, North Mason High School Grad Night, Faith in Action, Senior Services for South Sound, Habitat for Humanity, the HUB Center,  North Mason Giving Tree, Volunteer Fire Fighters of Mason County Fire District #3 and other community events and services.  Since 2009 GCA has contributed over $74,000 to local schools and community organizations.  This year the GCA awarded $6,500 in scholarship money to students from North Mason and Shelton high schools.

As always, the Grapeview Community Association is grateful to Fair Harbor Marina owners Susan and Vern Nelson for their outstanding support of this annual event.

Save the date – Saturday July 29 10AM – 4PM and join your friends and neighbors at the Grapeview Community Associations Water and Art Festival.  See you there!

Fair Harbor Marina is located on the Grapeview Loop Road off Highway SR3.


Volunteers Still Needed! GCA Water and Art Festival volunteer coordinator, Val Paulson, reports that more volunteers are needed. Until activity coordinators report, it is not known exactly how many or in what areas. In general areas needing volunteers are set-up, take-down, children's activities, food booths and security. More specifically, an overall coordinator is still needed for the Shrimp Cocktail food booth, young people are needed to help with golf ball retrieving, and help is needed to assist artists in unloading and setting up their art booths.  
If interested in volunteering, please contact Val Paulson at 360 275-6764 or paulsonscv@wavecable.com.


2017 Grapeview Community Calendar

 Month  Executive Board Meeting*
  (Or Study Session)

 January 5
 Study Session

Jan. 13

Potluck, Installation of Officers & Officer Reports**


 February 2
 Board Meeting


Feb. 9, 10, 11 
Crab Feed**

 March 2
 Study Session


March 10 


 April 6
 Board Meeting

Apr. 14 
Italian Night**



May 4
 Study Session


May 12 
Mexican Fiesta**



June 1
 Board Meeting

June 9 
Appetizers & Ice Cream Social

 July 6
 Study Session

July  14 
Summer BBQ**

July 29 
Water & Art Festival


 August 3
 Board Meeting

 Sept. 7
 Study Session

Sept. 8
Fall Kick-Off Tailgate Event**
 October 5
 Board Meeting

Oct. 13 
 November 2
 Study Session

Nov. 10 
Chili Feed & Officer Elections

 December 7
 Board Meeting

December 2
Snacks w/Santa!

December 31st
New Year's Eve Party

* If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please contact President Steve Hecht: 410-598-0021

** Potlucks: Please bring your own service.

*** Cost for Prepared Meals: Adults - $7.50, Family - $20.00, Children Under 13 - $5.00