2019 WASHINGTON - APRIL and MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
(See also: 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2012)
April 13, 2019
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 20, 2019 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 20-21, 2019 World Class Crab Races & Crab Feed
A unique family fun experience! Come EAT * RACE * ENJOY!
April 22, 2019 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 24-26, 2019 National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a federal advisory committee established by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and administered through AMS. The NOSB advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on aspects of the organic regulations.
April 25-May 5, 2019 100th Apple Blossom Festival
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 27, 2019
3rd Annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival
Southridge Sports and Events Complex in Kennewick! This event will feature 30 Washington craft breweries pouring more than 100+ craft beers from the Home of the Hops. Come to the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival to learn more from our expert brewers while you drink beer from the source and eat local food. This is a age 21+ indoor/outdoor event.
May 3, 2019 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
May 3-12, 2019 124th 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 4, 2019 37th 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 4, 2019 - 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 12, 2019 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 16, 2019 17th 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 26, 2019 Blessing of the Fleet - Westport, Washington
Please join us in remembering those lost at sea and bless the fleet for a safe and bountiful harvest. Sunday 1:00 p.m. at the Fishermen's Memorial. Sponsored by the South Beach Ministerial Assoc. and WEfish. 360-268-9422 for information.
2018 WASHINGTON - APRIL and MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events waiting for new dates
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)
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 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 - 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)
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.