2018 WASHINGTON - APRIL and MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
(See also: 2017 - 2016 - 2012)
April 7, 2018
Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
A Taste for Every Palate. Anacortes Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Spring Wine Festival overlooking the beautiful Guemes Channel. Admittance is $55 (must be 21+). This outstanding event brings award winning wineries from all over the state, plus tasty bites & wine pairings from local restaurants. Promoter/Sponsor: Anacortes Chamber of Commerce. Event Address: Port Warehouse Event Center, 1st & Commercial, Anacortes, WA 98221
April 7-8, 2018 - Vegfest 2018 - Seattle, Washington
A Healthy Vegetarian Food Festival. Taste free food samples, over 500 different kinds to try; See cooking demonstrations by chefs from all over the country; Hear the latest information on nutrition from our medical doctors; Receive free health checks, including cholesterol, blood pressure, and glucose tests and even artery scans. Limited availability – first come first served. Join Vegetarians of Washington at Vegfest to receive a free deluxe tote bag filled with free food and coupons. Choose from a huge selection of books.
April 18-19, 2018 Re:co (Regarding Coffee) - Seattle, Washington
Re:co (Regarding: coffee) is a unique event designed for high-level discussion, leading innovation and strategy development for those passionate and influential in the world of specialty coffee.
April 19-22, 2018 Global Specialty Coffee Expo - Seattle, Washington
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 SCA 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 20, 2018
Kirkland Spring Wine Walk
Grab some friends and go on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Meet the winemakers from 13 wineries and 2 breweries and sip, shop, stroll, and sip some more thru scenic Downtown Kirkland, a vibrant waterfront destination !! Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle.
April 20-22, 2018
United States Barista Championship (USBC) - Seattle, Washington
The U.S. Barista Championship (USBC) is a platform for baristas to enhance their espresso beverage making skills through an exciting and challenging competition. The barista must prepare and serve coffee beverages for sensory judges; all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by technical judges. There are two types of events that take place around the country leading up to the USBC — the Preliminaries, which have just concluded, and two Qualifying Competitions (called CoffeeChamps). Baristas must compete at a CoffeeChamps event to qualify for the national championship. There will be 60 competitors at each Qualifying Competition. 36 competitors are moving on to the U.S. Coffee Championships, in Seattle, WA from April 20–22, 2018. The top 6 competitors from each of the two CoffeeChamps events will go directly into the Semi-Finals round. The next 12 competitors from each Qualifying Competition will be invited to compete in the First Round of U.S. Barista Championship. The winner of the 2017 U.S. Barista Championship will represent the United States in the 2018 World Barista Championship!
April 21-22, 2018 World Class Crab Races & Crab Feed
A unique family fun experience! Come EAT * RACE * ENJOY!
April 22, 2018 Neighborhood NOSH - Seattle, Washington
Local Restaurants & Chocolatiers providing noshes while wineries pour sips of their hand-crafted wines. Help raise money for South Park Sr. Center!
April 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.
April 22, 2018 Cochon555 - Seattle, Washington
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs. Five chefs will prepare five, whole heritage breed pigs from family farms, and each chef will have one week to prepare 6 portions for 450+ guests. During each event, guests and notable judges will vote for the best bite from over 1,200 pounds of heritage pork. The winner is then crowned the “Prince or Princess of Porc” and guaranteed a slot at Grand Cochon in October.
April 26, 2018 Sexy Syrah & Tantalizing Tastes
West Seattle - Alki, Washington
Come to the 16th Annual Sexy Syrah – and sip Syrah from 30+ Washington wineries producing some of the State’s best Syrahs at one of the world’s hottest view restaurants — Salty’s on Alki Beach! Syrah is seducing wine enthusiasts who have an affection for red wines with bold spices, rich fruit and silky texture. Produced by Sommelier David LeClaire and Salty’s Sommelier Tim O’Brien, this very popular 16th annual event always sells out. (Seattle Uncorked’s oldest event!) A portion of your ticket will benefit Children’s Hospital working with John L. Scott Foundation. Salty’s Executive Chef Jeremy McLachlan presents an ambitious menu of appetizers designed to showcase Syrah’s outstanding affinity for food! This year we’ve added Syrah based blends and rose’ made with Syrah! New VIP Entrance: Arrive early at 5 p.m. for $65 and taste with the judges and media before the crowd arrives (limited availability).
April 26-May 6, 2018 Apple Blossom Festival - Wenatchee, Washington
Born in 1919, it is 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.
April 28, 2018 Cheese & Meat Festival - Seattle, Washington
With the recent boom in artisan shops across the Pacific Northwest the Cheese and Meat festival aims to showcase both international and local cheese and meat in an experiential tasting format. The festival will take place in the most beautiful settings. Attendees will walk at leisure around the grounds enjoying bite size tastes of cheese and meat while pairing the bites with wine, beer, and cider. It is an exciting time in the Pacific Northwest. With the abundance of artisan shops, and restaurants showcasing fantastic product, as well as the relaxing import laws on dairy allows us to share the best the world has to offer.
April 28, 2018 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 3, 2018 16th Annual Rose’ Revival and Other Cool Whites
This event features a wide array of dry Rose’ and interesting white wines…NO reds! Attendees will meet a variety of Northwest winemakers and taste their Rosé made in very small lots from Sangiovese, Syrah, Cab Franc, Tempranillo, Grenache, Pinot Noir! The event will also feature a wide array of delicious whites for summer, as well as wines from Italy, France, Argentina, Australia, and more.
May 4-13, 2018 123rd 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 5, 2018 36th 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 13, 2018 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 26-27, 2018 Hood Canal ShrimpFest - Brinnon, Washington
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2018. 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.