Next year’s Sequim Irrigation Festival logo was designed by Laura Friedkin. (Submitted graphic)

Next year’s Sequim Irrigation Festival logo was designed by Laura Friedkin. (Submitted graphic)

Sequim Irrigation Festival reveals logo, tagline

Design shows water flowing through and into irrigation ditches

SEQUIM — Volunteers have revealed the Sequim Irrigation Festival’s logo and tagline for 2023: “128 Out The Gate.”

The logo, designed by Laura Friedkin, and tagline were revealed at a volunteer appreciation luncheon for about 60 festival volunteers hosted and sponsored by The Oasis Bar and Grill on Oct. 22.

Festival organizers say the new logo includes an irrigation headgate opening allowing the water to race through and fill the irrigation ditches.

The logo ties into the festival’s 128th year’s storyline — found online at irrigationfestival.com — and alludes to how horses racing in the sky is like water rushing forward and “Out The Gate.”

Organizers say planning for each tagline starts two years in advance with volunteers deciding on 2025’s tagline this month.

They’ll work on the logo and storyline to be finished around October before the next festival, volunteers said.

Sequim Irrigation Festival happenings coming up:

• Applications found on the festival’s website for the royalty pageant are due by Nov. 14; the event will be held Feb. 25, 2023.

• Button design and Junior Royalty essay contest applications will be distributed and available in mid-December.

• The festival’s kickoff will be held March 25, 2023.

Event planning begins in July each year for the annual festival held the last first two weekends of May each year.

The Sequim Irrigation Festival, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit is the longest continuous running festival in Washington state.

For more information, go to irrigationfestival.com or email to info@irrigationfestival.com.

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