5519 Five Mile Dr. Tacoma
Enjoy a 19th century cooking contest and presentations on “farm to table” topics. Discover farm to table, 19th century style, at Plough to Plate!
Throughout the day guests can tour the heritage kitchen garden and poultry house, orchard, and grain patch and learn how these relate to the agricultural history of the Fort. Kids can participate in an egg and spoon race, a common entertainment in the 19th century. There’s a pancake race for the adults, a traditional British amusement involving a relay while flipping pancakes in a frying pan. The day’s highlight is the cooking competition with our period chefs trying their hardest to impress the judges with flavor and presentation to win the coveted “Golden Skillet” and “Golden Mold” awards.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Members receive complementary admission. Check in at the gate! More information about Fort membership can be found at fortnisqually.org.