Grapeview, WA 98546

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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.To underscore that the 8-month project is really finished, Islanders celebrated at a bridge party at the Fair Harbor Marina on August 5th, 2012.

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 Joanne Hoskins at mijohoskins@aol.com (360-275-0227) 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
2016 Grapeview Water and Art Festival, July 30th, 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.  
 

 

 

Announcements

2016 GCA Water & Art Festival

Grapeview Water & Art Festival

  • Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • 10:00am until 4:00pm
  • Fair Harbor Marina

On Saturday, July 30th the Grapeview Community Association will again hold its annual Water and Art Festival on the beautiful grounds of Susan and Vern Nelson's Fair Harbor Marina on Case Inlet.  

This year marks the 23nd anniversary of this wonderful community event.  The enthusiasm and support of members makes this one of the best summer festivals.  Planning began in February with Chairman Louise Okonek calling together her many dedicated volunteers to start the 2016 ball rolling... With a team of over 30 chairpersons overseeing all the details the association is ready 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.  Students from  North Mason High School will be on hand to do face painting.  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 talents that will be displayed and available for purchase.

The 2016 poster contest winner is a lovely watercolor by Stretch Island artist Julie Creighton and will be available for purchase, framed or unframed, at the festival.  Also available for purchase are the 2016 festival T shirts.  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 the Cobbler Group and Full Circle while sampling the festivals wonderful food booths.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, steamed clams and shrimp cocktails will be available for purchase as well as the ever popular homemade fruit cobblers.  Last year association 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 $65,000 to local schools and community organizations.  This year the GCA awarded $5,600 in scholarship money. 

Save the date – Saturday July 30 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.

Grapeview Art & Water Festival Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:00am until 4:00pm Fair Harbor Marina

2016 Festival Poster by Julie Creighton

GCA Water and Art Festival Shirt and Hat

 

2016 Grapeview Water and Art Festival Clothing Is Available 2016 Grapeview Water and Art Festival Clothing Water and Art Festival.  These items are very popular with festival attendees and in particular with our many volunteers.  It isn't too early to make your clothing purchase.

 

Here is the 2016 shirt and hat designs: 


Shirt and Cap Designs You can purchase these clothing items at the tee shirt booth at the Water and Art Festival, the Fair Harbor Marina store up until July 4th, and at the GCA July 8th Summer BBQ. In addition, items can be purchased by contacting Mary Larson at 360 275-2459 or via e-mail at marydl4147@aol.com. If Mary is not home, please leave a message. She has a full stock of both items, colors as displayed in the image.  Shirt sizes (do not include child sizes) are small through extra large (s-XL at  $20 and 2XL and 3XL at  $25). The cost for a hat is $20.

 

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.

 

2016 Grapeview Community Calendar

 Month  Executive Board Meeting*
  (Or Study Session)
Event
 January

 January 7
 Study Session

Jan. 8 
Potluck, Installation of Officers & Officer Reports**

 February

 
 February 4
 Board Meeting

           

Feb. 11, 12, 13 
Crab Feed**

 March
 March 3
 Study Session

March 11 
Potluck**

 April

 
 April 7
 Board Meeting


Apr. 8 
Italian Night**

 May

 May 5
 Study Session

           
May 13 
Mexican Fiesta**


 June

 June 2
 Board Meeting


June 10 
Hors d' oeuvres & ice cream social**

 July  
 July 7
 Study Session

July  8 
Summer BBQ**


J
uly 30 
Water & Art Festival
 

 August
 August 4
 Board Meeting

None
 September
 Sept. 1
 Study Session


Sept. 9 
Fall Kick-off
 October
 October 6
 Board Meeting


Oct. 14 
Oktoberfest
***
 November
 November 3
 Study Session


Nov. 11 
Chili Feed & Officer Elections

 December
 December 1
 Board Meeting

December 3
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 Patty Hansen: 360-275-6221

** Potlucks: Please bring your own service.

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