2014 WASHINGTON - APRIL and MAY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
(See also: 2015 - 2012)
April 13-14, 2014 Northwest Foodservice Show
With attendees from just about every restaurant and foodservice segment of the industry, the majority of whom identify as having purchasing or decision-making authority, the Northwest Foodservice Show will be the place to be for foodservice allied businesses looking to develop and grow their Pacific Northwest market share. 5000+ foodservice professionals are expected to be on hand to network with suppliers and peruse hot new products and services. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate and get noticed at the region’s largest and best known business-to-business foodservice industry event!
April 19, 2014 World Class Crab Races & Crab Feed
A unique family fun experience! Come EAT * RACE * ENJOY!
April 19, 2014 Easter Eggstravaganza - Tacoma, Washington
Featuring 40,000 eggs with egg hunts for ages 0-12, inflatables, face painting, food and pony rides. FISH Food Banks of Pierce County will be on-site accepting food and monetary donations.
April 23-24, 2014 6th Annual SCAA Symposium 2014
Specialty Coffee Association of America.
April 24-27, 2014 26th Annual SCAA Exposition 2014
When you love coffee, it’s hard to stop. There is almost no limit to learning and no end to the possibilities. That’s why Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) events are so popular. Here is where industry professional go to learn, train, compete, give back, mix, mingle, laugh, make friends, think differently, find new business opportunities, grow, share, thrive, etc.
April 24-27, 2014 United States Coffee Championships
Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America. Great communities can be built and continue to grow and thrive, through competition. The specialty coffee community has embraced this idea. Baristas and coffee professionals throughout the country have defined their role as at the frontlines of the specialty coffee industry and have used friendly competition to push each other forward in the areas of skill and service. The United States Coffee Championships (USCC ), have has raised the bar for not just what we expect from ourselves, but also for what we strive to deliver to our customers. The United States Coffee Championships take place in the Activities Hall at The SCAA Event and feature the US Barista Championship, US Brewers Cup Championship, US Latte Art Championship (NEW this year!), US Cup Tasters Championship and the Roasters Guild Roasters Choice competition. Now is the best time in history to witness the skills that help define the specialty coffee industry on display and being pushed to greater and greater heights!
April 24-May 4, 2014 Apple Blossom Festival - Wenatchee, Washington
At 94 years, the oldest Festival in Washington State. Events include the Apple Blossom Run, parades, art and crafts, apple pie eating contest, carnival, apple pie & dessert bake-off and more. Attendance: 100,000.
May 2-11, 2014 119th Sequim Irrigation Festival - Sequim, Washington
Our festival celebrates the initiation, development and support of the irrigation ditches that brought water to the once dry prairies of Sequim. Includes parade, carnival, pageant, juried art show, logging show, strongman competition and more.
May 3, 2014 Annual Oyster Feed - Ocosta, Washington
Held every year the first Saturday in May at Recreation Hall. All the oysters you can eat. Steamed Oysters, Fried Oysters, Clam Chowder, Spaghetti, Noodle Salad, Ambrosia, Cole Slaw, Garlic Bread
May 17, 2014 Bacon and Beer Classic - Seattle, Washington
Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners The Bacon and Beer Classic Is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside major league baseball stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the up to 10,000 attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Live music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer. Our events are always ALL INCLUSIVE. From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.
May 24-25, 2014 ShrimpFest 2014 - Brinnon, Washington
A weekend festival located in the heart of Brinnon celebrating Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood. It lures hungry shrimpers from all over the Northwest to fish Hood Canal’s rich waters. We feature craft booths, food booths, belt sander races, exhibits, live music, kids activities and so much more.
May 31, 2014 16th Annual Bastyr University Herb and Food Fair
The annual community event brings several thousand visitors to the 51-acre campus near the shores of Lake Washington. There will be a variety of educational speakers and workshops, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, live entertainment, homemade food, vendors, garden tours, children's activities and workshops.