The Key Peninsula Farm Tour takes place on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The popular event kicks off with an introduction in September as the community prepares for the main event.

An art show featuring farm and garden themes will be on display at Blend Wine Shop beginning Thursday, Sept. 18. Local Artist Tweed Meyer is coordinating the show.

“Faces of Farming,” a film produced by Pierce County Agriculture, will be shown at the Key Center Library Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Pierce County planner Diane Marcus Jones will be introducing the film. Blend and Pierce County Agriculture will be hosting a reception party to view the art work at Blend at 5:30 p.m. before moving to the library for the film later that evening.

Two Waters Art Alliance will ramp up enthusiasm for the farm tour with an early display of scarecrows.

“We want to fill up Key Center with scarecrows representing groups, businesses and individuals,” KP Farm Tour president Carolyn Wiley said.

Artist Kathy Barrett is in charge of the contest. The theme for the contest this year is: Going on the KP Farm Tour.

Entry forms are available at Blend and Sunnycrest Nursery. Set up will be Sept. 20 and 21 and the scarecrows will be up for viewing until after the Farm Tour event.

For information, call Kathy Barrett at (253) 884-1592 or Tweed Meyer at (253) 514-9939.

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