Again this year, the Whidbey Island Kite Festival will shine the spotlight on various aspects of single-line kitemaking. Twice each day, we will hold a judged mass ascension of a specific type of kite. This will be in a designated area on Field B. All people are invited to fly, but you must wear a wristband to enter the flying field. Please register for your wristband at the main tent. There is no cost to register for these flies, but certain kite-safety guidelines must be followed on the flying fields.
For each “challenge”, there will be a judging panel made up of experienced flyers and the public. The favorite two kites will be awarded a limited-edition pin. This pin is awarded only to the winners of these challenges, and is not part of the regular pin set.
|10AM Saturday:||Challenge A: 2012 Logo Colors Kite: Any design, handmade or production kite, containing at least 3 of the 5 colors of the kites from this year’s logo: red, yellow, green, blue, purple.|
|3 PM Saturday:||Challenge B: Quilting: Featuring quilting designs.|
|10AM Sunday:||Challenge C: Workshop Kite: Kite built in or for a workshop, such as Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference, Oregon Kitemakers Retreat, or Long Beach Kite Museum class.|
|3 PM Sunday:||Challenge D: Mythology: Featuring themes from various mythologies: Native American, Norse, Greek, Oriental, etc. Creativity encouraged..|