Sip & Stargaze

Join Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center for a night of stargazing on the farm on Thursday, August 12, from 8:00pm-12:00am. Take a sunset stroll around the farm fields and then marvel at the wonders of the night sky through professional telescopes, guided by amateur astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society.  

With little light pollution, an optimal viewing location, and near-peak timing for viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower, you’ll be fully immersed in the splendor of stargazing – and in the magic of Oxbow at night! 

Tickets include:  

  • Wine from Latta Wines, along with non-alcoholic options 
  • A variety of hot beverages, including coffee, tea, and hot cocoa 

Food available for pre-purchase 

Delectable Charcuterie Cones from Grate Boards are available to pre-purchase for $12 each; a vegetarian option is available. Pre-orders MUST be placed by 8/4 at 11:59 PM. As we will have a very limited number of Charcuterie Cones available on-site and cannot guarantee availability night-of, pre-ordering is highly encouraged. 

Farm Stand 

The Farm Stand will be open from 6:00pm–9:00pm for this extra special night. Grab some carrots, cucumbers, and other farm delights to snack on while you watch for shooting stars. 

What to expect 

8pm-10pm: Enjoy food & drinks while exploring Oxbow’s Living Playground, Kids’ Farm, Native Plant Nursery and Farm Fields.  

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and nonalcoholic beverages. No outside alcohol or wine is permitted. 

10pm-12am: Explore the night skies and catch views of the Perseid Meteor Shower in our stargazing fields, guided by volunteers from the Seattle Astronomical Society. 

Note: Oxbow has accessible parking and restrooms. If you have specific questions about accessibility, please reach out at events@oxbow.org. 

What to wear and bring 

  • Terrain around the farm can be uneven; sturdy shoes or boots are recommended.  
  • It gets chilly and buggy after dark, so long sleeves, long pants, and/or insect repellent are also recommended.  
  • White light from flashlights/phone lights can cause light pollution, making it tough to see the marvelous starry skies. We’ll have a few astronomer-approved red flashlights on hand to help folks get around; feel free to bring your own flashlight and we can cover the top with transparent red tape.