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April 1-2, 2017 Vegfest 2017
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 8, 2017 Anacortes Spring Wine Festival - Anacortes, Washington
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 15, 2017 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 15-16, 2017 World Class Crab Races & Crab Feed
A unique family fun experience! Come EAT * RACE * ENJOY!
April 19-20, 2017 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 20-23, 2017 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 21-23, 2017 - The United States Coffee Championships (USCC)
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 U.S. Coffee Championships Arena and features the U.S. Barista Championship, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Latte Art Championship, U.S. 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 22, 2017 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 27, 2017 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 27-May 7, 2017 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 29, 2017 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 29, 2017 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.
April 30, 2017 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. The Sunday afternoon event unites diners with farmers, winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers in a culinary showdown with a singular focus: ensuring a safe, honest, and delicious future for our food system and the children who will inherit it. Ensuring a future of safe, honest, and delicious food will be the dominant theme of this year’s tour. In support of this, Cochon555 will donate a portion of all proceeds to its sister charity, Piggy Bank. This nonprofit foundation is a genetic sanctuary and Missouri farm established to provide free genetics to emerging family farmers.
May 5-14, 2017 122nd Sequim Irrigation Festival
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 6, 2017 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 6-8, 2017 Women Chefs & Restaurateur's National Conference
Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR), the nation’s leading association representing women in culinary professions.
May 10, 2017 15th 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 14, 2017 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 20, 2017 19th 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.
May 21, 2017 Taste Oregon - Seattle, Washington
Welcome to the 2nd annual “Taste Oregon” event in Seattle! The event will feature 35 premium wineries from Oregon to be held in the SODO area of Seattle at a new venue called the Metropolist. There will be a private trade/industry tasting followed by a general public tasting! This event is a fundraiser for OASSIS OREGON and a collaboration with Seattle Uncorked! Featuring 35 wineries from an array of Oregon’s diverse AVA’s.
May 26-28, 2017 Mule Mania - Dayton, Washington
Events include a chuck wagon cook-off and feed by the NW Branch of the Chuck Wagon Assn., mule & donkey show and competition, beer & wine garden, collectible show, and parade.
May 27-28, 2017 Hood Canal ShrimpFest - 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.
April 29-May 1, 2016 Gorge Wine Experience
Columbia Gorge Wineries, Washington
This three-day Gorge wine immersion experience brings together wine lovers, winemakers, vignerons and local cuisine and celebrates everything that makes Gorge wine exceptional. More than 25 themed wine activities throughout the Gorge over one weekend will let wine enthusiasts to see all sides of Gorge wine and meet the faces behind the labels. The events, ranging from an elegant soirée to behind-the-scenes tours and intimate dining opportunities have been separated into 4 different themes to help you customize your experience and attend those that are of the most interest to you.
May 19-20, 2012 Seattle Cheese Festival - Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Cheese Festival has been Discontinued.
May 22, 2012 Fresh Connections: Yakima - Yakima, Washington
Attend this Produce Marketing Association event where you can learn more about the newest segment of consumer – the Digital Native. Get fresh insight, come to eye-opening realizations and receive practical information on this fast-growing market.
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