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2016 WASHINGTON - January to March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013)

January 26-28, 2016  Washington Oregon Potato Conference
Kennewick, Washington
Annual potato conference and trade show.

January 30, 2016  Annual Belgianfest - Seattle, Washington
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 2-4, 2016
Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum
Spokane, Washington
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 5-6, 2016  Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival
Enumclaw, Washington
2016 will feature over 20 fine wineries from around Washington State with up to 80 unique wines to taste, over a dozen chocolatiers, many gift and specialties items.  Enjoy two days of wine tasting, chocolate sampling, demonstrations, music, entertainment, shopping and  more. Every  guest will receive a commemorative wine glass and wine tastings scrips. Dinner and appetizers will available from a local favorite caterer.  Truly a weekend to remember!   (also:

February 13-14, 2016  Wine and Chocolate Tour
Clark County, Washington
Southwest Washington Wine.  Tour and taste the newest emerging wine region in the Northwest!

February 13-21, 2016  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 14, 2016  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 20, 2016  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.

February 20-23, 2016  91st Semi-Annual CHART Hospitality Training Conference - Seattle, Washington
Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers (CHART).


February 26, 2016
10th Annual Taste Spokane
Spokane, Washington
Wishing Star Foundation is having it's Annual Taste Spokane! 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. Last year we raised over $29,000 to grant wishes for local life-threatened children! Help us bring hope, joy and strength to life-threatened children!

February 26-28, 2016  Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Pacific Beach, Moclips, Aloha & Seabrook, Washington
We will be celebrating our 9th annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival in 2016.  This year we are doing a pirates theme!  "Will Surrender the Booty for Chocolate!"  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.  Since 2012 we have raised over $20,000 for local groups and organizations on the North Beach of Grays Harbor County in Washington state.

March 1-31, 2016  Taste Washington Wine Month
Olympia, Washington
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.  And don't forget, the culmination of Taste Washington Wine Month is Taste Washington - happening over four days, March 31 - April 3, 2016.

March 3-6, 2016  Int’l Cake Exploration Societé Midyear Meeting
Spokane, Washington
International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 3500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world.

March 5, 2016  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 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 12-13, 2016  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 15, 2016  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 18-20, 2016  10th Annual Razor Clam Festival
Ocean Shores, Washington
The Ocean Shores/North Beach Chamber of Commerce Proudly Presents the 8th 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 and Mechanical Shark Rides, etc.

March 20-21, 2016  Northwest Foodservice Show - Seattle, Washington
With attendees from just about every restaurant and foodservice segment of the industry, the majority of whom identify as having purchasing or decision-making authority, the Northwest Foodservice Show will be the place to be for foodservice allied businesses looking to develop and grow their Pacific Northwest market share. 5000+ foodservice professionals are expected to be on hand to network with suppliers and peruse hot new products and services. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate and get noticed at the region’s largest and best known business-to-business foodservice industry event!

March 21, 2016  Taste Oregon - Seattle, Washington
The first ever TASTE OREGON is coming to Seattle!  40 wineries spanning the various regions of Oregon's wine AVA's will be descending upon Seattle! A private, industry only event is followed on Monday March 21st in the evening by a general public event from 6-9 pm, tickets are $30 advance and $40 at the door if still available. The event is produced as a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked and City Fruit, an organization that helps urban residents care for their fruit trees and then harvests and distribute what is usually unused fruit to provide assistance to local food banks.

March 25, 2016  2nd Annual Harley's & Hops - Seattle, Washington
If you love local craft beers, don't miss the 2nd Annual Harley's & Hops, a fundraiser for The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation.  Meet the brewers from 17 local breweries, enjoy 3 Live Bands on the Harley mainstage, and if you're into brisket Campfire BBQ will be on hand along with hand-rolled stogies from San Jan cigars!  All in the setting of a dozens of brand new Harley's!  A collaboration between the WSCFF Burn Foundation and Seattle Uncorked.

March 26, 2016  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.

March 31-April 3, 2016  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, Taste Washington will celebrate its 19th year in 2016. Mark your calendar for this year’s expanded lineup featuring the Red & White Party, Taste Washington on the Farm, The New Vintage, Educational


2015 WASHINGTON - January to March 2015

events still waiting for new dates

February 27-March 1, 2015  Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Pacific Beach, Moclips, Aloha & Seabrook, Washington
We've grown in so many ways. Our little festival is now 5 Miles of Chocolate!  From the Iron Springs Resort in Copalis Beach to the Hi-Tides Resort of Moclips!  We have also added more venues and more events!  The Chocolate on the Beach Festival is a festival that supports Historical, Educational and Community programs on the North Beach, in Grays Harbor County, in Washington State.  We do this by providing a family fun event through the diversity of chocolate.


2014 WASHINGTON - January to March 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

events still waiting for new dates

February 23, 2014  Seattle Food and Wine Experience
Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is the premier showcase for wine and food in the Northwest. Experience a world tour of wine, beer, spirits and all things culinary.


2013 WASHINGTON - January to March 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

events still waiting for new dates

February 1-3, 2013  North West Regional Barista Competion
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 SCAA 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.




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