Grapevine (Event Calendar)

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  Here’s a list of upcoming events that involve Northwest-made wine, beer, and spirits!  And if you’re having an event you’d like us to add to “The Grapevine,” look for submission instructions at the bottom of the list.

August 19

The Auction of Washington Wines Gala is the Grand Finale and not-to-be-missed wine event of the year! Vintner table hosts will guide guests through the evening with wines alongside a multi-course dinner served by renowned Seattle area chefs. The evening will be filled with one-of-a-kind auction lots focusing on wine, food, travel and unique experiences you can’t find anywhere else. This year, Gala begins earlier in the day with chef tasting tents, a barrel auction on the lawn and more before we gather in the tent for dinner and a live auction full of amazing opportunities.

August 19

The Washington Beer Collaboration Festival will return to the South Lake Union Discovery Center lawn. This festival will feature 25 unique collaboration beers from 50 different Washington breweries. These beers will highlight the creativity and collaborative spirit of the Washington Beer community. This is an outdoor event. 

August 21-27

The Oregon Wine Experience is a week-long event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, and one of a kind experiences! Over the course of seven days, guests have the opportunity to explore, learn, and indulge in all the beauty and bounty that Southern Oregon offers. Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, as well as at winery and restaurant venues around the region, this year’s festival is destined to be the biggest and best yet. Whether you choose to attend just one day or stay for the whole week, Oregon Wine Experience is an essential wine event like none other in the state.

August 25-27

Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is a three-day food & wine festival that partners chefs, vintners and farms throughout Oregon Wine Country to create one-of-a-kind culinary adventures. BOYC was voted Top 10 Best Food Festivals by USA TODAY 10Best and The Culture Trip.  Tickets are limited, and most events sold out early last year. While you’re having fun, you’re also doing good. Proceeds from Bounty of Yamhill County benefit the Yamhill Enrichment Society.

August 26

At the Belltown Crush Block Party Summer Wine & Beer Festival, join in the fun with wineries, breweries, live music, street food, and grape stomping at this 4th Annual Block Party in Bell Street Park! Live music provided by Belltown Beats as well as The Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project and a grape stomping competition! 10 Breweries, 10 Wineries, 4 Cideries!

August 26

The Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club invites you to attend the 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest on Saturday August 26, 2017 from noon to 8 PM. This event is the prime fundraiser for the Highline Music4Life program expanding music to youth in our local schools. Enjoy a day on the shores of Puget Sound, listening and dancing to the tunes. The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park. This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend and no pets will be allowed inside the venue. Micro-brews, wines and hard ciders featured include: Deschutes Brewery, Schooner Exact Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Company, Georgetown Brewing Company, Aslan Brewing Company, Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Schilling Cider, Stoup Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing Company, Airways Brewing, Chatter Creek Cider and more to come!

August 30-31

The Little Woody Festival in Bend, OR is based on the enthusiasm and excitement for small batch wood aged beers, and the other clever concoctions that local and regional brewers dream of. Whiskey tasting and Cider experiments are never far from a gnomes elbow. Now the event has spread across the Northwest to Medford Oregon, and Boise Idaho delivering the cheer of great brews, spirits and of course, gnomes.

September 3

More than 40 wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants will help celebrate the Labor Day weekend at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum, WA during Wine in the Pines, one of Washington’s finest food and wine events. The 10th annual event, will be staged 1-4.m. on the patio and winery grounds at Swiftwater Cellars near Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum. Swiftwater’s wines and food from the winery’s award-winning restaurant, Hoist House, will be featured. Wine in the Pines also features small bites from a number of Washington restaurants and live music on the spacious Swiftwater patio overlooking an alpine valley. Tickets for Wine in the Pines are $70.

September 8

Mercer Island Art UnCorked offers an evening of wine tasting, art, music and food at the Mercer Island Town Center. Each of the 15+ regional wineries will provide tastings of at least two bottlings. Wines poured will be available for purchase that night without sales tax. A percentage of the proceeds is donated to the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. With the new event layout, it welcomes families to enjoy and explore Art Alley, Seattle food trucks and live music.

September 8-9

8th annual Cider Summit Seattle, the region’s largest cider festival, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites, international classics and cider cocktails returns to South Lake Union. Expanded food offerings from Whole Foods Market, Capitol Cider, KRAVE Jerky and others. Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, featuring pilot batch fruit ciders from several participating cideries with consumer vote to determine champion. Cider Cocktails, a Dog Lounge – hosted by Seattle Humane and music programming from KEXP.

September 9

Every year, the Northwest Tequila Fest gathers 100% agave brands in Seattle for the largest tequila and mezcal tasting event in the Pacific Northwest. The fest has more than 150 agave spirits, with representatives from each brand present to answer questions, chat about history, or in some cases, pour a unique cocktail to sip on. This year, the event is hosted at the Renton Pavillion from 4 PM – 8 PM.

September 9

The Carlton Crush Harvest Festival is a celebration of the people, the businesses and the magnificent quality of life in Carlton, Ore., and Yamhill County. The event takes place in downtown Carlton, complete with a grape stomp competition, barrel rolling race, wine thief relay race, kids’ watermelon eating contest and kids’ grape stomp, live music and entertainment, and terrific food from a variety of restaurants. The Crush Corral features fine wines and craft beers, from wineries and breweries throughout the area. Each year, locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate the annual harvest and the agricultural bounty of our region.

September 14-17

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel, OR is a celebration of the harvest in German style, a wonderful blend of family fun, music, food and beer.  Join us Sept 14-17, 2017 for our 52nd Celebration.

September 16

Hops & Crops is a truly unique festival experience. Nestled in its own canyon alongside the roaring Green River, the historic Mary Olson Farm in Kent, WA is an idyllic place to listen to live music and sample some of the region’s best craft breweries! The festival is a fundraiser for the free and low cost education programs at the Mary Olson Farm. Thousands of students from across the region visit the Farm every year to learn about history, farming, sustainability, NW salmon, and stream ecology. Hops & Crops is a rain or shine, 21 and up only event. Dogs of all ages are welcome! Camp chairs and blankets are encouraged, outside food is discouraged and outside alcohol, drugs and firearms are prohibited!

September 16

Beer in the mountains (Whistler, BC) – it just feels right. 2017 will mark the 5th birthday of Whistler Village Beer Festival, which means even more beer-fuelled fun will be coming your way and we’ll be going bigger than ever before. Join us for this epic outdoor party featuring brews, bands, eats and more. You don’t want to miss Whistler’s last big party of the summer.

September 22-24

Fremont Oktoberfest is Seattle’s largest fall beer festival and has been the city’s autumn tradition for 21 years (we’re finally old enough to drink)! The three-day event celebrates the very best in craft beer from the Pacific NW and beyond. Sample more than 80 craft beers in our signature mini mug or enjoy traditional big German biers Oktoberfest-style!

September 22-24

Kirkland’s authentic Oktoberfest tradition celebrates its 5th anniversary on September 22-24, 2017 with an expected drawing of 10,000 to 15,000 guests. Entertainment of the highest caliber is at the heart of this three day festival featuring multiple performance venues, live German music lead by headliner S-BAHN, dancing, Human Foosball, Wiener Dog Races, games, competitors and so much more. Northwest craft brews (along with important German biers), are served alongside the best cuisine our region has to offer. Kirkland Oktoberfest transforms Marina Park into a Bavarian village, giant Festhalle tents filled with singing patrons arm in arm at the long tables and enjoying the natural beauty of the Kirkland waterfront. It’s the most fun you’ll have this side of the Müchen. Prost!

September 23

Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew offers a choice of three bike routes exploring the picturesque back roads of San Juan Island. After the ride, relax and share your stories with fellow riders at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Enjoy samples of island-crafted microbrews and delicious food from local food vendors. Tickets are limited and are on sale now! You can purchase Brew Event tickets alone if you do not wish to participate in the Bike Event. All proceeds from the event support projects of the San Juan Island Lions Foundation, such as community sight and hearing programs and scholarships for local high school students.

September 23

The Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family friendly event features a variety of food vendors, over 50 breweries with over 75 fresh hop beers, rocking live music, and an awesome collectable mug. Mark your calendars this is a festival not to be missed!

September 29-30, October 6-7, and October 13-14

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! We have four venues each with live entertainment, food and beer! Stay in one Venue or roam around to each! Your admission covers 4-Venues of Live Entertainment. Inside the fun is never ending…have a brat, a beer and listen to some great music.

October 5

Join Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA) for the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo beer-tasting event on Thursday, October 5. Sample imports, domestics, microbrews and ciders from up to 50 different breweries. 21+ years and over only!

October 5

Voted one of the top ten beer festivals in the nation, Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a celebration of the hop and craft beer industry.  The Yakima Valley produces 75% of the United States’ hop crop, and this festival showcases the unique beers that are produced with our valley’s hops.  For a beer to be considered a “fresh hop ale,” it must be produced with Yakima Valley hops that were picked no more than 24 hours prior to brewing. This is a one-of-a-kind beer festival that is only possible in the heart of hop country!

October 6-7

Bier on the Pier in Anacortes, WA is a two-day extravaganza of bier, cider, food and music! Bring your thirst and enjoy the smorgasbord of all the tasty foods located in two festival food tents on the pier.30 breweries showcasing over 60 fine crafted beers, 10 cideries, local food vendors and live music! Tickets can be purchased at anacortes.org/beer/. Friday tickets available for $25, Saturday for $30, both days for $50 and Designated Driver for just $5. This event sells out so be sure to get your tickets early.

If you have a wine, beer, or spirits-related event you’d like listed on The Grapevine, send the information to:  info@NorthwestWineNight.com

and put “Grapevine” in the subject line.