Six distinct wineries make up the South Sound Wine Trail. At each stop, visitors sample flights of handcrafted wines and meet the winemakers that produce them, using grapes from some of Eastern Washington's best vineyards. The award-winning wineries of the South Sound Wine Trail include, Stottle Winery, Madsen Family Cellars, Northwest Mountain Winery, Medicine Creek Winery, Scatter Creek Winery, and Walter Dacon.
The Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival celebrates local fungi through food, talks, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of entertainment. On the cooking stage, chefs show visitors how to incorporate mushrooms into a variety of recipes, while the mushroom and wine event pairs mushroom hors d'oeuvres with tastes from local wineries. Elsewhere, local merchants showcase their mushroom-related wares to the music of live bands, almost none of whom have gills. To take a more active part in the festivities, visitors can express their love of mushrooms and phosphorescence during the Grow in the Dark 5K or get their fill of fungi during the Shroom Feast.
To make their award-winning, handcrafted wines, Amy and Josh Stottlemyer source their grapes from the local eastern Washington fields in the Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, and Columbia Valley. From that harvest, they craft thirteen wines, ranging from classics such as cabernet sauvignon and malbec to less-common wines such as tempranillo and viognier.
The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie houses a pair of challenging 18-hole golf courses with scenic views and one 2,500-square-foot clubhouse. Equipped with five sets of tees, The Links gives club-swingers of all skill levels a formidable challenge atop a Scottish-style course surrounded by beautiful views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. Golfers can face The Woodlands' sprawling fairways surrounded by dense forestry and tranquil wetlands, and valiantly nudge balls into holes atop multitiered greens. Visitors in possession of the Hawks Prairie Club Pass can take advantage of discounted greens fees to explore all of the club's 36 holes, as well as a special Hawks Prairie ID card to show police when pulled over for driving a golf cart under the influence of putting-induced euphoria. On weekdays, a round of golf costs up to $39 per person, but Hawks Prairie Club Pass toters can golf for $17; on weekends, a round costs up to $51 per person, but Club Pass holders can golf for $30. Hawks Prairie Club Pass holders also receive invitations to tournaments, exclusive access to instructional events, team competitions, and social outings such as competitive synchronized zen-garden-raking in one of many sand bunkers.
At Rainier Speedway, amateurs and pros battle it out in high-velocity races around a flat, outdoor dirt track, as a roaring crowd of families, racing enthusiasts, and hopelessly lost Avon salesladies cheer on the motorcycle and quad racers from the grassy knoll. The track offers enticing eats for famished race-fans, and though pit access is not included in the price of this deal, daring first-daters can pay $2 at the gate to gain access to the pit, where the motor-powered jockeys zoom about at a dizzying speed.