DIYfest in Parkland WA – Saturday November 7th from 10am to 3pm!

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DIYFest in Parkland

DIY’ers teaming up to assemble a rag rug

The Pierce County Library is back this year with their 2nd annual DIYfest, which will take place at Sprinker Recreation Center in Parkland/Spanaway on Saturday November 7th, 2015. The DIYFest is a fun community event to celebrate & learn more DIY skills through a number of hands-on activities throughout the day. You can learn fun & useful skills on topics such as crafting, sustainable living, cooking & home renovation. There will also be local authors, kitchen demonstrations and food trucks (we love food trucks here in the NW :))!

I’m hoping to check out the DIYFest this year as I love that the Pierce County Libraries have teamed up with Pierce County Parks to put this on.   The more things that we can all learn to do ourselves with learning new skills for DIY projects, the more we can save money by not having to hire people to do things that we can do on our own! My husband is fairly handy, so he is always trying to figure out how to do something on his own first and he’ll sit & watch YouTube videos and teach himself how to do things from the videos. But, how cool it is to be able to sit & watch those demonstrations in person, so you can ask questions about something you aren’t sure about & find out how to do a project in more detail.

Here is a DIY Book List that the Pierce County Library has put together as well if you’re interested in learning about some new DIY topics!

DIYFest by Pierce County Libraries

A cooking demonstration

Here are a few of the hands-on activities you can try:

  • Design your own grow space
  • Learn about no-energy hoop houses
  • Make ink from berries

DIYFest Details:

Location: Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St S in Parkland, Spanaway, WA
Date: Saturday November 7th, 2015
Time: 10am – 3pm
Price: FREE
Presented by the Pierce County Library System and sponsored by the Pierce County Parks and Recreation

DIYFest Science to Go Demonstration

A librarian demonstrating a Science to Go experiment

Here are some of the exhibitors you will find at DIYfest

  • Natural Rain Barrels
  • Center for Food Preservation Arts
  • Ferment All Things
  • Tacoma Tool Library
  • Crochet by Chineka
  • NW Regional Spinners Association
  • Sewing Machine Maintenance and Repair
  • WSU Master Gardeners
  • Value Village
  • Pierce Conservation District

What a fun idea & a great way to get some inspiration for any projects you are wanting to start yourself! Did any of you go last year – if so, what did you think? And what were your favorite demonstrations?

 

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2 Comments

  1. A clarification. Sprinker Recreation Center is in Spanaway, not Parkland as your headline says. It does say Parkland/Spanaway in the article, but that’s not correct, either. Parkland ends quite a bit north of Sprinker. If people try to find it in Parkland and don’t drive far enough south, they won’t find it! In addition, Sprinker has a Tacoma address (not Parkland or Spanaway).

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