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2016 WASHINGTON - November & December 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)

Oct 1-Nov 15, 2016  Wild Mushroom Festival - Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

November 5, 2016  South Sound Craft Beer Festival
Tacoma, Washington
The 3rd annual South Sound Craft Beer Festival will feature 30 Washington breweries pouring over 100 craft beers. Our Washington brewers will be featuring a PNW farotite, the IPA, during two tasting sessions at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.

November 7-14, 2016  Northwest Chocolate Week
Seattle, Washington
We are delighted to bring you a new series of events for chocolate lovers: NW Chocolate Week! Journey around the city and taste artisan chocolate in desserts and featured on the menu of the top restaurants in Seattle, Washington.


November 10-11, 2016 - NW Chocolate Makers UnConference
Seattle, Washington
Chocolate makers come together for one of the most unique gatherings in the industry.  Industry professionals from 20+ counties dialogue for two days with the goal to solve pressing business and social challenges in the cocoa supply chain.

November 11, 2016  The Whisky Extravaganza - Seattle, Washington
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

November 12-13, 2016  Northwest Chocolate Festival
Seattle, Washington
This year's festival is bigger than ever with culinary classes, two full days of chocolate origin and trade equity talks, a Kid's Zone sponsored by the Children's Museum, more chocolate than you can imagine, an aphrodisiac room, and beer, cider, and wine paired with chocolate!

November 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many
events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

December 3, 2016 - Santa By The Sea - Westport, Washington
Join the South Beach Buccaneers as they welcome Santa to the South Beach. Santa arrives at the Westport Marina at 10:30 a.m. and is escorted to the Lens Building at the Maritime Museum by enthusiastic children and the Westport Fire Department. Visit Santa, have your photo taken and play with the pirates in the Lecture Hall. Refreshments and the special "kids only" store will be available until 1 p.m. For further information, call (253) 381-5989.

December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.


2015 WASHINGTON - November & December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

Waiting for new dates

November 13-15, 2015 - Tilth Producers Conference
Spokane, Washington
The Tilth Producers conference is the region’s premier opportunity to join fellow farmers to learn, network, and share stories and knowledge from the season just completed while gaining insight to help make the following year even more successful.


Join more than 700 farmers, researchers, advocates and organic industry representatives who will convene for three days of educational and networking events focused on organic and sustainable agriculture.

November 14, 2015
Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Kennewick, Washington
Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Wine Society.  The longest, continuous judged competition in the Pacific Northwest.   Event includes:  Gala tasting of Northwest wines.  Awards presented from judged competition Regional microbrews.  Culinary showcase with complimentary food provided by local restaurants and caterers.  Silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Tri-Cities Wine Society's education fund.

November 18-20, 2015 - Pacific Marine Expo - Seattle, Washington
West Coast Trade Show for the Commercial Fishing, Seafood Processing, and Workboat Markets.  Catch up with friends and network with fellow mariners at the only show designed specifically for commercial mariners from Alaska to California. You’ll find everything you need all in one convenient location- the latest in equipment, new products, fresh solutions and even some fun!  Get geared up for the show that has it all, Pacific Marine Expo.

November 27-29, 2015  Columbia Gorge Thanksgiving Wine Weekend
Columbia Gorge Wineries, Washington
Columbia Gorge Wineries in Washington and Oregon.  Bring your family to meet our family! Thanksgiving in wine country is always a wonderful holiday because wine folks are foodie folks. Join us over Thanksgiving weekend in any of our 30+ tasting rooms and celebrate the holiday with special tastings, unique activities, and donation opportunities benefiting local charities.

November 27-29, 2015  New Release and Barrel Tasting
Clark County, Washington
This Thanksgiving weekend, please join these seven Southwest Washington wineries and experience the wines of Clark County--the state's newest emerging wine region.

December 5, 2015  27th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade
Sunnyside, Washington
The premiere Northwest lighted parade since 1989. This event will be held downtown and will begin at 6pm. There will be more than 50 farm implements, vehicles and floats covered with decorative lights.

December 5, 2015  Lighted Boat Parade and Crab Pot Christmas Tree
Ilwaco, Washington
Celebrate the holiday season in this historic fishing village with the lighting of the "world's tallest crabpot" Christmas tree. Enjoy the lighted boat parade. All boats are encouraged to enter, regardless of size or type. From dinghies to crabbers, little bitty to great BIG, they're all welcome. Starting at the Port of Ilwaco, the boats sail single file to Station Cape Disappointment then return to the Port.


2014 WASHINGTON - November & December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

Waiting for new dates

December 5-6, 2014  Winter Beer Festival - Seattle, Washington
This Washington Beer Commission holiday tasting event will feature more local breweries and be able to accommodate more than 1,000 craft beer connoisseurs per session. This year’s lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more.


2012 WASHINGTON - November & December 2012

Waiting for new dates

November 17, 2012  A Taste of the Holidays  - Bothel, Washington
Start your holiday celebration here with twenty Country Village merchants and twenty Washington wineries! Proceeds benefit the Northshore Preforming Arts Center.


2011 WASHINGTON - November & December 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

Waiting for new dates

November 5, 2011  Gusto! A World of Great Tastes - Everett, Washington
This event has been discontinued.  2011 was the last event.

November 17, 2011  Celebrity Chef Tour - Seattle, Washington
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.


2010 WASHINGTON - November & December 2010

events still waiting for new dates

November 16, 2010  Salmon in the Trees with Amy Gulick
Seattle, Washington
Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture. Braided River joins Jon Rowley, Blueacre Seafood Restaurant and Steelhead Diner in presenting a sumptuous feast of oysters, wild salmon, Dungeness crab, spot prawns, Alaskan amber, Washington wines and more in celebrating award-winning photographer Amy Gulick's book and exhibit Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass  Rain Forest.




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