Find a perfect pumpkin at the Pheasant Field Farm

Did you know that pumpkins originated in Central America? We learned this fun fact on the University of Illinois’ website. That means that they’ve come long ways to become a staple of our Halloween celebrations, and yet here they are!

If you’re still to buy some for carving, eating, or decorating, know that a great place to search is Pheasant Field Farm, which is a short 7-minute drive from Silverdale Ridge. The Farm is located at 13274 Clear Creek Road, in Silverdale 98383. The Farm is open from 10 am to 6 pm daily, and aside from pumpkins you can buy great fruits, vegetables, salsa, and honey for your pantry. For an $8 fee, you can also enjoy the tallest corn maze in town. Click here to print a $2 discount coupon.

We hope you get the handsomest pumpkins in town. They’ve come from far away to brighten up your place! Enjoy the season and have an only mildly scary Halloween.

Discover a Local Gem – Old Mill Park

On weekdays, when energy is scarce after a long day at work, there are places where you can unwind, relax, and enjoy nature without going too far away from home.

For you, an option is Old Mill Park (located just 6-minutes away from the Silverdale Ridge Apartments) on the shore of the Dyes Inlet. This 7-acres local park features picnic areas where you can enjoy a dinner outdoors (but no alcohol allowed), and if you need to get in some exercise, there are plenty of trails to follow. Your furry friend can keep you company, as long as it wears a leash.

The views of the water are lovely. If you have children, there’s also a playground area available. The next time you crave for the outdoors but want to stay close to home, consider spending some time at Old Mill Park. The address is 2901 Bucklin Hill Road, here in Silverdale. Learn more about it HERE.

Drive to the Washington State Fair on Labor Day Weekend

The Labor Day celebration brings a 3-day weekend in which you must do anything but labor. So how about playing like a kid at the Washington State Fair? The Fair starts Friday, Sep. 1, and brings along a line-up of music performances, shows, games, food, and much more.

If you like big music concerts, know that Labor Day weekend at the Fair will feature Nickelback with Daughtry on Sep. 1, Lady Antebellum on Sep. 2, and Steven Tyler on Sep. 3. These concerts require purchasing a ticket, and that ticket also allows you entrance into the Fair.

Not into paying for big concerts? Then consider the free “End of Summer Bash,” which will happen Sep. 4, from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm. This sounds like a great party where you could get lots of freebies. See the information here.

The Washington State Fair will be held at 110 9th Ave SW, in Puyallup WA 98371. It’s about a one-hour, 15-minute drive from the Silverdale Ridge Apartments.

Hold Onto Your Hat at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede!

By now you must have heard of the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede. After all, it has been held annually since 1923 and at its present location since 1958. This is a grand five-day-long celebration (Aug.23 – 27) filled with activities for the entire family at an affordable price.

Think of a line-up of live music shows (like Daryle Singletary’s on Aug. 24) and comedians (like Paul Rodriguez), plus crafters and artisans, animal exhibits, dance performances, a rodeo, and so much more that you’re going to need the full five days to see it all.

The Fair wouldn’t be complete without carnival rides, of course, and you can now buy discounted tickets for them here.

Plan ahead so that your family can get the most out of the event. A full schedule of Fair events is listed on this page. The Fair is located just eight minutes away by car from the Silverdale Ridge Apartments. So ‘Hold on to your Hat’ (this year’s Fair theme) because you’re going to be there in a flash!

The Silverdale Ridge Apartments Experience

When you’re ready to come to a place you’re proud to call Home, look no further than Silverdale Ridge Apartments! We have everything you’re looking for. Conveniently located minutes away from shopping, dining, and just 20 minutes from Illahee State Park.

We have plenty of amenities. When you can’t make it to the office during business hours to make your payment, don’t fret! We offer the ease of online payments! Take a swim in our sparkling pool or a dip in our spa. Sometimes the clouds prevail here in Washington, so there’s the convenience of an on-site tanning bed! We can’t forget our four legged family friends, so we offer beautiful walking paths complete with pet stations for your convenience.

Our spacious studios, 1, and 2 bedroom homes won’t disappoint! Vaulted ceilings, energy saving dual pane glass windows, granite counter tops, washer and dryers, patios/balconies, and so much more! You have to see what we have to offer for yourself. Come see why so many call Silverdale Ridge Apartments their Home!

Fun Summer Activities in Silverdale

Have you made plans for the summer yet? If you’re trying to plan out some fun summer activities, why not take a look at some of the classes your local gym has to offer? Summer’s a great opportunity to set some health goals and get into shape while befriending other people in your community with the same goals. Here are some of the best places near you that may provide some much needed fun and exercise:

Silverdale Fitness
Health club in Silverdale, Washington
Address: 2400 NW Myhre Rd # 101, Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 698-2264

Crunch – Silverdale
Address: 9577 Ridgetop Blvd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 698-6000

Haselwood Family YMCA
Youth organization in Silverdale, Washington
Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.
Address: 3909 NW Randall Way, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 9AM–5PM
Phone: (360) 698-9622

Olympic Gymnastics & Martial
Gymnastics center in Silverdale, Washington
Address: 8511 Dickey Pl NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 698-7709

Silverdale CrossFit
Address: 9601 Provost Rd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 516-7917

Fun Independence Day Destinations to Enjoy with Friends

Independence Day weekend is an amazing opportunity to take advantage of all the free time you’re going to get. Have you made any plans yet? If you need some ideas on things to do for Independence Day weekend other than BBQs and fireworks, here are some destinations you should check out on Independence Day destination.

Old Town Pub
Address: 3473 NW Byron St, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 12PM–2AM
Phone: (360) 692-9132

Hop Jack’s
Restaurant & bar chain serving pub grub, burgers & sandwiches, plus signature cocktails.
Address: 3171 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 11AM–11PM
Phone: (360) 698-7700

All Star Lanes & Casino
Casino in Silverdale, Washington
Bowling alley featuring an arcade, poker & table games, plus an American diner & bar.
Address: 10710 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 9AM–12AM
Phone: (360) 692-5760

How will you celebrate this Independence Day weekend? Will you stay in or take advantage of what the city has to offer?

Where To Grab A Great Book At In Silverdale

There are plenty of fun summer activities to enjoy near your city. This summer, why not make it a point to catch up on your reading. Whether you like fiction or non-fiction, there are some amazing new releases worth checking out. If reading is a passion of yours, why not take it a step further by joining a book club this summer or getting a library card?
Here are the best spots to get a new book near you:

Barnes & Noble Cafe
Bookseller chain stocking housebrand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Kitsap Mall
Address: 10315 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: 9AM–10PM
Phone: (360) 698-0945

Kitsap Regional Library, Silverdale
Public library in Silverdale, Washington
Address: 3450 NW Carlton St, Silverdale, WA 98383
Phone: (360) 692-2779

Liberty Bay Books
Book store in Poulsbo, Washington
Address: 18881 Front St NE # D, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Phone: (360) 779-5909

What new books will you read this upcoming summer?

Things To Get For Father’s Day in Silverdale

When was the last time you showed your father just how much you appreciated him? This Father’s Day, get something extra special for your dad. It’s a kind gesture to let him know how much you care and that he’s always on your mind and in your heart. If you’re wondering where the best places to get gifts for your father are, consider checking out some of the following spots around town:

Barnes & Noble Cafe
Bookseller chain stocking house brand eReader, plus a broad selection of titles for adults & kids.
Located in: Kitsap Mall
Address: 10315 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 9AM–10PM
Phone: (360) 698-0945

Discount retail chain offering brand-name clothing, accessories, shoes & housewares.
Address: 11163 Kitsap Mall Blvd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 9:30AM–9:30PM

Best Buy
Chain retailer with a large array of brand-name electronics, computers, appliances & more.
Departments: Geek Squad
Address: 9551 Ridgetop Blvd Nw, Silverdale, WA 98383
Hours: Open today · 10AM–9PM · See more hours
Phone: (360) 698-1112
Products: Search items at this store

Best Memorial Day Activities Near Silverdale

With Memorial Day right around the corner on May 29th, it’s time to start thinking about your plans. What will you do with the three day weekend this year? If you’re looking for some Memorial Day activities to consider for this month, check out the following activities in and around your city:

Short films
May 25 – 29, 2017
Everybody loves short films, which the film festival has grouped by theme into Short Film Packages at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Military show
May 27, 2017
See tanks, military vehicles, and artillery at Tankfest Northwest, with food trucks and family activities at Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum in Everett.

Gig Harbor scavenger hunt
May 27, 2017
Follow the map to dozens of checkpoints on foot or bike during Gig Harbor Street Scramble, with awards afterward at Donkey Creek Park. Free.

Shrimp Festival
May 27 – 28, 2017
Enjoy shrimp, live music, belt-sander races, arts & crafts, and a beer garden at ShrimpFest in Brinnon.

Concerts at the Locks
May 28, 2017 – Sept. 16, 2017
Hear a concert on the lawn at beautiful Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard, usually at 2 p.m.

Memorial Day Ceremony
May 29, 2017
The Museum of Flight honors our military with patriotic music at 11 a.m. and speeches at noon at the Memorial Day Ceremony. Museum admission is free for veterans & active U.S. military who show ID.