2018 WASHINGTON - January to March 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
(See also: 2017 - 2016 - 2014)
January 23-25, 2018
Washington Oregon Potato Conference
Annual potato conference and trade show.
January 27, 2018
Belgianfest will highlight the fascinating beer culture of Belgium by showcasing 60+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. All of the beers will be brewed with Belgian yeast
February 2-3, 2018 10th Annual Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival
Enumclaw Expo Center. We will include all of the elements that our attendees have grown to love including shopping, chocolate vendors, demonstrations, music and some of the best wines from here in the Pacific Northwest. This year, our marketing efforts will include radio, newspaper, posters, the Expo Center website, the W&C Festival website, multiple event websites and other social media. The wineries, chocolate and non-chocolate vendors will be intermixed throughout the two buildings along with a stage in each building. This will allow the patrons to grab some wine and roam the buildings to sip, shop, taste and listen. This promotes an atmosphere where festival attendees mingle and shop leisurely and see all of our great vendors!
February 6-8, 2018 Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum
At the newly expanded Spokane Convention Center. The largest farm machinery show in the inland Northwest.
Spokane Ag Expo provides the best possible showcase for agricultural equipment and related products to the farmer, rancher and producer customer. We have exhibits for both the full-time and part-time landowner and producer showcasing all the latest in farming innovations. Pacific Northwest Farm Forum spotlights major speaker events during the show, and seminars ranging across a wide spectrum of current topics of interest to full-time and part-time farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers.
February 10, 2018 Popsicle Bridge Contest - Seattle, Washington
The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers will put on a competition of bridges built using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. Each year teams of high school students from local schools build bridges that are strong, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing. The bridges will be judged and then tested to failure with a hydraulic press. Be sure to be in the room as each bridge snaps and broken Popsicle sticks fly everywhere.
February 10-11 & 17-18, 2018 Red Wine and Chocolate in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley - Lake Chelan, Washington
Wenatchee Wine Country wineries offer 2 weekends for tasting their great red wines with decadent chocolate treats! This is the perfect date with your sweetheart or with friends! A nominal tasting fee may be charged at some wineries. Tasting room hours vary.
February 11, 2018 Women Stars of Food & Wine - Seattle, Washington
Join us for Seattle Uncorked’s 3rd event celebrating the Northwest’s Women Stars of Food & Wine! Don’t miss this incredible event 76 stories above Seattle at the newly redesigned Columbia Tower Club! This reception style event features the best women chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers in the Northwest and is a fundraiser for the Women’s Funding Alliance! We have Women Chefs & Culinary Professionals serving up delicious noshes, WOMEN WINEMAKERS treating you to tastes of their hand-crafted wines, and WOMEN SOMMELIERS pouring mystery tastes of wines from their restaurants & private collections!
February 14, 2018 - VALENTINE’S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled today. They are too numerous to list.
February 16, 2018 - 12th Annual Taste Spokane - Spokane, Washington
Wishing Star Foundation is having it's Annual Taste Spokane at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Pend O'reille Pavillion Room! The evening will be filled with live music, great food, adult beverages, and raffle prizes. Spokane’s most acclaimed restaurants, regional wineries and breweries, chocolatiers, and dessert purveyors will exhibit their products and serve samples. Help grant wishes for local life-threatened children! Help us bring hope, joy and strength to life-threatened children! VIP Guests: 6:30-10pm. General Admission Guests: 7-10pm. VIP Guests: $100/ticket. Includes early admission (half hour), guaranteed seating, unlimited tastings, commemorative wine glass, one of a kind experience and more! General Admission Guests: $60/ticket. Includes admission, wine glass, and unlimited tastings. General Admission tickets at the door: $65/ticket.
February 17-24, 2018 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 22-25, 2018 11th Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Pacific Beach, Moclips, Aloha & Seabrook, Washington
This is a fun, family festival offering something for every chocolate lover! There are chocolate vendors, artists and crafters. You can attend a cooking class or enter your favorite recipe in the recipe contest. How about entering an eating contest? You can do all this and so much more. Attendees will find chocolate that is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, organic, fair trade, raw and even healthy treats for your favorite furry friends. This is a family-friendly community festival with 10 miles of chocolate themed activities for three days.
February 24, 2018 Washington Beer Open House
Various Locations, Washington
The Washington Beer Commission invites you to visit some of our state’s many innovative, esteemed, and downright friendly craft brewers. Participating brewers have some tasty treats in store for you—ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases to savory food pairings and other unique surprises.
March 1-31, 2018 Taste Washington Wine Month
Taste Washington Wine Month in March is an annual celebration of Washington State's award winning industry. Check out the promotions happening at participating restaurants, wine shops, winery tasting rooms, and hotels below. Or, click on the Calendar to see what's happening today or any day in March.
March 3, 2018 Snohomish Wine Festival - Snohomish, Washington
Join us as you stroll through one of Snohomish’s most prestigious venues and partake in tastes from over 15 local wineries (and counting)! Learn unique aspects of the wines by some of the winemakers themselves, and challenge your palate with new varietals and blends. We have two tasting sessions, and a special VIP session which includes extra tastings, discount on wine bottle purchases and wine glass purchases. Appetizers, love music and more. Make plans now for this popular event to shake off the winter blues. Keep Calm And Wine On.
March 3-4, 2018 Penn Cove Musselfest - Coupeville, Washington
Held on the historic waterfront, the annual festival has live music, beer gardens, mussel eating competition, mussel chowder tasting, mussel cooking demonstrations boat rides to mussel farm, car show, children's activities and the "Mussel Mingle".
March 5-9, 2018 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
March 16-17, 2018 Annual Razor Clam Festival & Seafood Extravaganza
Ocean Shores, Washington
The Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce Proudly Presents the Annual Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza. Live Music and Varied Live Entertainment Artisan, information, and food booths open including clam chowder tasting and Passport sales Decorated clam art displayed for People’s Choice voting – Clam guns, shovels, and creative art Kid’s Korner – Face Painting & Mechanical Shark Rides, etc.
March 17, 2018 Food Tank Summit 2018 - Seattle, Washington
Growing Food Policy
March 20, 2018 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
March 22-25, 2018 Taste Washington - Seattle, Washington
Each spring, thousands of wine and food-lovers gather in Seattle for Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. Taste Washington brings together over 225 wineries, 70 restaurants and 60 culinary exhibitors from across the region for the ultimate four-day experience. The result of a continued partnership between Visit Seattle and the Washington State Wine Commission. Mark your calendar for this year’s expanded lineup featuring the Red & White Party, Taste Washington on the Farm, The New Vintage, Educational
March 31, 2018 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.