How does the LYS Tour work?

How To Tour

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 13th – Sun, August 22nd, 2021 and get ready to celebrate the 15th year of the LYS Tour.


Due to COVID-19, and the uncertainty of WA phases of reopening (by county), the LYS Tour will be held virtually, but hopefully also in-person. As we get closer and make more plans, we will update the public with how it all will work. 

Please be patient with us, as we are learning and planning as we go. The Tour has always been 100% in person, so adding a virtual component is a very big task.


Helpful Tips From Past Years for Touring:

You'll need a Tour passport, a trustworthy map/GPS, and a car (or a carpool/buspool)!

Be sure to put your name and contact information in your passport just in case you accidentally leave it at a shop! 

Visit any participating shops you wish, in any order you wish. Plan the route that best works for you (and your group).


The Washington Department of Transportation has several tools that might be helpful as you travel: Seattle traffic information/views from traffic camerasTraffic alerts for the Puget Sound Region, and Information on toll roads around the Seattle area.

NOTE: Please be aware that you may need to take a ferry to Port Townsend, Whidbey Island, and/or Bainbridge Island. Get all the information on the Washington State Ferries system here!


Grand Prizes are awarded after the Tour ends. When you've visited the required number of shops, you may turn in your passport for entry into the grand prize drawings. The drawing - live on Facebook - will take place approximately 5-7 days after the Tour (watch for announcements on our social media page). Gift certificates will be awarded, and winners can select which shops they would like to spend their winnings in $50 increments. (For example, the $150 winner could select up 3 different shops for their certificates).

Contact your fiber-loving friends, mark your maps, arrange your carpools, and plan your Tour.  We look forward to seeing you!