Explore the outdoors, celebrate the seasons, & make magical memories.

Oxbow holds events throughout the year to connect you to your food, to the land where it’s grown; and to our work and mission.

What to expect

Our events have exclusive activities custom-made with you in mind to provide you with opportunities to explore, create, learn and make magical memories in the great outdoors. 

You can participate in our event-related activities or explore on your own by taking a walk in the farm fields, hiking, and playing along the Snoqualmie Riverbank. 

Immerse yourself in nature, taking a break from the city and connecting, listening & watching life thrive around Oxbow.

Some fan-favorite activities include:

  • Bringing snacks from home and enjoying a picnic with fresh produce from our Farm Stand.
  • Exploring the Living Playground by roaming free in a kid-friendly setting (Climbing a real-life tractor is always fun for the little ones!)
  • Peeking into a Conservation Center, where restoration activities are happening all the time. 
  • Touring a one-of-a-kind PNW Native Plant Nursery.
  • Coming camera-ready and take advantage of our natural photo-ops around the site. 

We are a King County farm located in beautiful Carnation, WA, just 25 miles from Seattle, and we are looking forward to seeing you soon! 

2023 Event Lineup

Member Days
Mar 25, May 13, Jun 3, & Jul 15

Enjoy these exclusive experiences featuring live music, demos, tours, free U-Pick, free farm-fresh lunches, and other ways to dig in Oxbow’s work and mission. Not a member? Join today!

Oxbow Open House
Saturday, April 22, 10am-4pm

Join us for family-friendly outdoor fun as we welcome our community back to the farm after the winter season. Come celebrate Earth Day and support environmental efforts by participating in an educational tour and volunteer opportunities.

Spring Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 29

Shop an array of native plants to bring beauty and biodiversity to your garden. Celebrate Spring, learn from our experts, and enjoy a delicious lunch from Off-the-Rez food truck. Register now!

Chef Nights
Jun 17, Jul 8, & Aug 26

Feast on locally-focused fresh food prepared by Seth Fernald & guest chefs—paired with wine and served in our stunning outdoor event space next to summer-soaked farm fields. Select a date and register! Jun 17, Jul 8, & Aug 26


Pollinator Day
Saturday, June 24

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us! Learn about Washington’s native pollinators and their vital role in our food system as well as our ecosystem at large.

Sip & Stargaze
Friday, August 11 & Saturday, August 12, 8pm-12am 

Take a sunset stroll around our farm fields and marvel at the wonders of the night sky through professional telescopes, guided by amateur astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society.  

Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, September 23

Did you know fall is the perfect time to plant native species in Washington? Select your favorites from our nursery’s highest quality, locally adapted, and genetically diverse native plants—from flowers to shrubs to trees.

Weekends in October, 10am-4pm

Savor the changing season during our annual Oxtober Fall Festival! Explore the Living Playground, ride the Oxboat on the pumpkin river, and stock up on certified organic, farm-fresh produce. Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin to take home!

Family Dinner on the Farm
Sunday, October 1

Experience a memorable evening of connection, inspiration, and purpose during our annual farm-to-table outdoor dinner and fundraiser.

2023 Workshops Lineup

Oxbow’s workshops offer intimate and in-depth educational opportunities to grow together. Our 2023 lineup offers a variety of experiences that explore our connection to our ecosystem, our responsibility to learn to share what we know with the next generation, organic farming, healthy eating, and more!

Oxbow Workshops were born out of a hope to create accessible learning and connection opportunities for our whole community which is why most of our workshop tickets are free, but include a suggested donation price. Please note that a few workshops have a required minimum payment due to supply/vendor cost.

Bird Appreciation Walk
Saturday, May 20

Join Dawn Huss, Oxbow’s Restoration & Volunteer Coordinator, for an exhilarating and informative search for interesting birds on Oxbow’s trails.

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Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Sunday, May 21

Learn more about fantastic fungi through this hands-on mushroom-growing activity with Ben Jaffee of Marrowstone Mushrooms.

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Inquiry-Based Learning 101
Wednesday, May 24

Gain tools and techniques from Oxbow’s Education team for how to engage curious minds (and bodies) with science and nature topics and exploration-based experiences.

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“SEEDS” Growing Our Stories
Saturday, May 27 and/or Sunday, May 28

Join Creative Writing coach Nina Ostrovsky as you explore the “SEEDS” of our lives with fun and engaging prompts.

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Wildlife Track and Sign
Wednesday, June 14

Take an exploratory walk of several wildlife hotspots of Oxbow and learn about our wild neighbors through the marks they leave behind!

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South Indian Sambar with Payal Shah
Saturday, June 17

Learn from chef Payal Shah about one of her favorite dishes, sambar—a versatile and delicious South Indian lentil stew

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Farm Tour: Farming with a Conservation Lens
Wednesday, June 21

Join us on a farm tour of Oxbow where you will learn about balancing vegetable production and habitat conservation!

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Farm Tour: Let’s Talk About Summer Cover Crop
Wednesday, July 19

Join us at Oxbow for outdoor exploration and discussion about cover crops and soil health.

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Things You Never Knew About Your Veggies
Saturday, July 22

Learn more about veggies from author Mi Ae Lipe—how to clean and store, waste less, pair flavors, and more!

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Flower Field Bouquet Workshop
Wednesday, August 2

Build an a arrangement with Oxbow’s resident flower farmers using seasonally available materials grown right here on the farm. 

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Talking Tomatoes
Saturday, August 5

Join Chef Seth Fernald and Oxbow staff to dig deeper into the details of both cultivating and cooking summer’s most popular plant!

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Sourdough Workshop
Saturday, August 19

Join bread master Jessica Sherrow to shape your own sourdough boule and take home both a loaf of fresh baked bread and a proofing basket!

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Wild Plant Foraging
Wednesday, August 23

Deepen your connection to the PNW by learning about its many native plants and their many utilities in this workshop guided by Rachael Witt.

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People Powered Pesto
Sunday, September 17

Bring the whole family to our kids’ farm and use our pedal-powered bike blender to turn hand-picked produce into fun spins on classic recipes.

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Have a workshop proposal?

We’re always looking for educators, artists, and makers to join our community.

Email to share your ideas!

Visitor Info & FAQs

We are located at 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE. 

  • Please drive slowly (10 MPH) on all farm roads and watch for other guests. 
  • Follow the signs directing you to the parking area. 
  • Do not drive past the Farm Stand unless you’ve been instructed by Oxbow staff. 

  • Dress for the weather: Bring a hat and wear layers. Sun protection and a water bottle are highly recommended.  
  • Wear appropriate footwear. The fields and public areas have lots of lumps and bumps, so sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended.  
  • Credit cards, cash, check, and EBT are accepted for Farm Stand purchases when the Farm Stand is open. 
  • Mud happens! A spare towel or two to put down in your car for the ride home can’t hurt. 
  • Face coverings are required when shopping in the Farm Stand. Thank you for helping keep our community and staff safe. See our full mask guidelines above. 

  • We love animals just as much as you do, but with the exception of registered service animals, dogs and other pets are not permitted on our working organic farm. Pets may NOT be kept in the parking area. Please leave your furry friends at home! 
  • No alcoholic beverages, please. With the exception of special permitted events, alcohol is not allowed on the property. 
  • No cigarettes, e-cigs, or vape pens, please. Smoking of any kind is not allowed on the property. 

Oxbow Members, get exclusive access to Member Days—curated events where you can access experts, meet like-minded families, and experience unique outdoor experiences. To get access to registration & more information sign up today to receive the perks and support Oxbow’s Mission.

Each event is different and unique, we offer curated chef’s meals during some, and sell snacks and meals in our outdoor kitchen during others. When it’s open, you can also shop the Farm Stand for light snacks and beverages.

U-Pick is subject to seasonality and quantity. Please check in at the Farm Stand for availability.

We kindly ask our guests to observe all posted signage indicating which areas are for visitors. If you come across an unmarked area, please, do not enter. 

Do not enter tunnels or harvest anywhere unless invited to by Oxbow staff.