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August 3-6, 2017
International Cake Exploration Societé 42nd Annual Convention and Show
Spokane, Washington
International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 3500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world. (also: )

August 4-6, 2017 - Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
Mossyrock, Washington
Held the first weekend in August, this festival includes musical events, a parade, a pie eating contest, a car show and lots of fun community events for all ages. Take home lots of our local blueberries and sample what our country cooks can do with them.

August 18-19, 2017  The National Lentil Festival - Pullman, Washington
Since its beginning in 1989, the National Lentil Festival has brought national attention to Pullman. The Palouse region of farmlands in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has a reputation for producing the highest quality lentils in the United States. We think that is worth celebrating.  This two day festival features the Legendary Lentil Cook-off, Cooking Demonstrations and more!


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August 5-6 & 12-13, 2016 - Peach Festival - Grandview, Washington
Come enjoy a celebration of summers glorious golden fruit... peaches! Hop a hayride out to our pedestrian friendly orchard, where our small trees make it possible for every member of the family to discover that nothing compares to a ripe juicy peach fresh off the tree.  On returning to our cool shady park you can enjoy live music, great food, and of course PEACH DONUTS! Kiddos will also enjoy playing on our two big playgrounds, riding the Barnyard Train, visiting Andrew's Animal Farm and taking a pony ride.  As always, admission to the farm is FREE, but there is a $5 parking fee on festival Saturdays.


August 12-13, 2016
8th Annual Washington Tuna Classic
Westport, Washington
Charitable tuna derby. Proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest, Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled American Veterans.

August 12-14, 2016
A Taste of Edmonds
Edmonds, Washington
This year A Taste of Edmonds takes on the flavor of a Carnival, with the festival’s seagull logo sporting a jester’s hat in the three official colors of Mardi Gras, violet, gold and green.

Mardi Gras is about community coming together and so is A Taste of Edmonds. Both are annual traditions. Both offer the opportunity to wear frightful color combinations in public, feather boas or beads and look right in fashion. Both offer great food. New Orleans has paddleboats and Edmonds has the Ferry. And above all there is music, vital, rhythmic, keeping the beat to the good times that the crowd is collectively experiencing. It is no wonder that A Taste of Edmonds committee choose Mardi Gras as their theme.

August 13, 2016  14th Annual Taste of Hood Canal
Belfair, Washington
The “Taste” will feature a larger and expanded custom and classic car show, beer garden, live music all day, food booths including seafood  and a variety of wonderful treats, informational displays, art and craft booths, fire engines, local artists, family entertainment throughout the day and lots of fun for all!

August 20, 2016 - Summer Beer Fest - Prosser, Washington
Whitstran Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years!  In celebration we will be heading the First Annual Prosser Summer Beer Fest! For just $20 you will be able to enter and enjoy several Regional Craft Beers including Prosser's very own Blue Flame Spirits, Live Music and Great Food. This is an indoor/outdoor event. Ticket gets you through the gate and includes a 20th Anniversary logo glass.  Food & Drinks sold separately.  Drinks $2, Food $5-$10.

August 20, 2016 - Everett Craft Beer Festival - Everett, Washington
Presented by the Washington Beer Commission. The 5th Annual Everett Craft Beer Festival will feature 30 Washington Breweries pouring over 70 different beers in downtown Everett.

August 25-Sept 5, 2016 - Evergreen State Fair - Monroe, Washington

August 26-28, 2016  Annual Chehalis Garlic Fest & Craft Show
Chehalis, Washington
Incredible garlic cuisine, artisans and craft vendors, live music and over 60 varieties of natural garlic.  Attendance: 20,000.

August 31-September 4, 2016  Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days
Walla Walla, Washington
In the fall of 1866, cowboys and farmers gathered to participate in the first Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days.  This western celebration is a tradition in the Valley every Labor Day weekend.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

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August 8, 2015  34th Annual Prosser Wine & Food Fair
Prosser, Washington
An afternoon of fine wine and local food specilities. Two local bands will entertain you all day as you sample wine from 50 Washington wineries, food from local food vendors and beer from local breweries.  (also: )

August 20-22, 2015  The Grain Gathering - Mt. Vernon, Washington
The Grain Gathering: rebuilding local and regional grain networks, seed to table.  The annual conference brings together professional and home bakers, maltsters, brewers, millers, farmers, wheat breeders, food writers, wood-oven builders, and people who come to enjoy “summer camp for bread lovers”.

August 29, 2015  Tomato Battle Seattle - Seattle, Washington
The Tomato Battle unifies as many as 5,000 fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing to music, sipping libations, and flinging 300,000 pounds of roma tomatoes at one another. Mosh in a ketchup-covered fray that marries the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

waiting for new dates

August 9, 2014  Keeping it Coastal Brewfest - Westport, Washington
Craft beer, music and food all day long. Meet our local and guest brewers from Washington, Oregon and California.



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August 3-4, 2012  Sumner Art & Rhubarb Pie Festival - Sumner, WA
In its 39th year, the Sumner Arts Festival now includes the community's claim to fame as the Rhubarb Pie Capital. Artists from across the country will feature their work. Other activities include entertainment, street dance, pet parade, kids' activities, and lots of rhubarb related and festival foods.

August 4, 2012  30th Annual Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival
Joyce, Washington
Blackberry pie baking contest, pancake breakfast, fish pond, entertainment, vendors, parade, antique truck & car displays, salmon bake, and a beard, mustache and goatee contest.

August 8-9, 2012  NW Distillery & Cocktail Festival - Seattle, Washington
As of June, craft distillers in the state of Washington can sell their spirits on supermarket shelves. Since March, they have been able to sell directly to restaurants and bars. The 2012 NW Distillery & Cocktail Festival celebrates this burgeoning industry by showcasing the craft distillers of Washington in a two-day event filled with spirit tastings, cocktail competitions, and drink seminars.

August 18, 2012  21st Annual Summer Fruit Festival - Mount Vernon, WA
Sponsored by the Western Washington Fruit Reseach Association--fruit samples, lectures, cooking demonstrations and orchard tours.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

waiting for new dates

August 11, 2011  Washington's 3 Shows in 1 - Bellevue, Washington
Food & Drink Expo; Convenience Store Show; Bar & Night Club Show.



events still waiting for new dates

August 25-28, 2010
American Cheese Society Annual Conference & Competition
Seattle, Washington
The Society’s membership includes farmstead, artisanal and specialty cheesemakers; academicians and enthusiasts; marketing and distribution specialists; food writers and cookbook authors; and specialty foods retailers from the United States, Canada and Europe. Each year the Society hosts an annual conference and a world-renowned judging and competition, which culminates in the Festival of Cheese.




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