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 15, 2019

The Winemaker Picnic and Barrel Auction for the Auction of Washington Wines weekend delivers the unique opportunity to choose from over 100 wines, and in most cases, the wine is being poured by the Winemakers themselves. Hear their stories, ask about their approach to winemaking, and find out what makes the wine they are pouring for you so special. Great wines deserve food that goes beyond regular picnic fare, and the local chefs and eateries of Seattle will be on hand to help you find the perfect pairing! The Barrel Auction is your chance to taste barrel samples and be one of five winning bidders to secure a case of a future release wine, before it’s available anywhere else. In some cases, these five cases are the only ones of their kind! Take your pick from 30 wineries, and taste the wines being offered. Talk to the winemakers about their wines, the aging process, the grapes, and ask them to explain how they will change before they are bottled.

August 15 – 17, 2019

The Bend Brewfest is just across the Deschutes River in the historic Old Mill District at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, OR. Over 60+ northwest breweries and cideries are participating in this year’s festivities. A one-time purchase of a tasting package is required to sample the beers. The standard tasting package is $20 and include 5 tasting tokens. We also offer a deluxe tasting package for $30 which includes a souvenir mug and 10 tokens. Mugs from previous years will not be filled. Tasting tokens are required for beer purchase and cost $5 for 5 tokens. 1 token equals a four ounce taste. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Bend Brewfest has benefitted local non-profit organizations. They first worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon in 2003 and now also partner with NeighborImpact and the Deschutes River Conservancy. They’re excited to add a fourth beneficiary to this year’s Brewfest, the Bend Fire Community Assistance Program.

August 17, 2019

The Gala of the Auction of Washington Wines weekend is the grand finale. Join us for the celebrated event that puts the auction in the Top 5 wine charity events in the U.S. Kick off the evening outdoors on the lawn of the Chateau Ste Michelle winery. Enjoy a glass of wine from the various tasting bars and food from local chefs. This is also your chance to reserve your spot at one of the fantastic buy-in lots, as well as bid on our silent and super silent auction lots. After Social Hour, make your way into the tent, find your table, and settle in to a multi-course meal, served by Seattle’s favorite chefs, paired by your table’s winery host. Sit back, visit with friends, and be prepared to raise your paddle high to support our beneficiaries.

August 17, 2019

The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest celebrates the long history of beer making in Tumwater and the craft behind today’s outstanding beer and craft beverage professionals. This festival focuses on local brewers and vintners. Nearly fifty Pacific Northwest brewers will attend this year’s festival as well as several cideries, one local winery and two local distilleries. The event will also include a variety of community booths and a wide range of food options. “Keys on Main” will perform two sets of their interactive dueling piano show on the main stage. Our contests and activities such as super-sized beer pong, a helicopter golf ball drop, and beer stein holding contests – along with a few new attractions – make for fantastic entertainment. And even if the sun is blazing and the weather is warm, our shade and misting tent sponsor L & L Hawaiian BBQ will make sure that eventgoers stay cool and comfortable.

August 18, 2019

Italy in the Valley  in Carlton, OR is a celebration of wine, food, music, and friendship. Wineries from throughout Oregon gather on the lawn at Cana’s Feast to highlight their Northwest take on the classic wines of Italy. We are also joined by producers of other traditional Italian fare who have a passion for quality. Your entrance fee includes a logo wine glass, wine tastings, a light lunch, and the opportunity to visit the various vendors.

August 22 – 25, 2019

The Oregon Wine Experience® is a multi-day event featuring extraordinary Oregon wines, amazing culinary creations, and unique happenings! Guests have the opportunity to explore, learn and indulge in all everything Oregon. Held at the historic Bigham Knoll Campus in Jacksonville, as well as at winery and restaurant venues around the region, the event continues to dazzle and out do itself year after year. Whether you choose to attend just one day or stay for all, Oregon Wine Experience® is an essential destination wine and culinary event like none other in the state.

August 23 – 25, 2019

The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is a celebration of the cultural arts of the Pacific Northwest. The festival features internationally acclaimed award-winning jazz, blues, gospel and pop musicians, along with fine artisans from Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho; wines from both large and small boutique vineyards; and food by local vendors.

August 24, 2019

The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train Excursion series features Snoqualmie Valley wineries, food, music and gorgeous scenery. This unique way to experience the upper Snoqualmie Valley is made possible by the Northwest Railway Museum. Our wine trains feature a scenic train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley along the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, built in 1889. Passengers ride in historic coaches, gain unique access to museum collections and exhibits, and learn how the railroad changed life in Washington state. Wine trains include multiple tasting stops with local food and music. Take home your favorite bottle(s) of wine. Each wine is available for purchase in the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore after your excursion. Visitors (21 and older only please) receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass with each ticket. Event check in begins 2:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Depot. Your train returns to the Snoqualmie Depot at 6 p.m. We encourage you to visit any of the Historic Downtown Snoqualmie businesses for food, shopping and more after your excursion.

August 24, 2019

Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival is a judged wine competition in which the winners of the competition are recognized during the evening of the festival. The competition typically draws more than 200 entries from North Central Washington wineries.Taste wines and enjoy food from a wide variety of local restaurants and caterers as well as cider, craft brews and spirits. Take home your own commemorative wine glass. Purchase your favorite local wines and help support the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

August 30 – 31, 2019

At the Bigfoot Beverages Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival, celebrate the craft of Northwest barrel-aged beer and cider, along with small-batch American spirits, during the two-day festival on the lawn of the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Each year, The Little Woody curates the very best selection of barrel-aged beers, ciders and whiskeys. It’s something that makes The Little Woody unlike other festivals in the region. In addition to limited-edition beer tastes, tasty food truck bites and lawn games, guests can kick back and relax with live music from The Jess Ryan Band, Friends From Home, Long Tall Eddy and the Allan Byer Project.

August 31, 2019

Women of Washington Wine Dinner is a multi-course wine dinner celebrates the women winemakers of Red Mountain, as a part of Washington Wine Month. It features 4 powerhouse winemakers, 8 wines, 8 courses in 1 unforgettable evening. Please join Statement chefs Eric and Jennifer Dohrman in commemorating the work of Kahryn Campbell (Anelare), Shae Frichette (Frichette Winery), Amy Johnson (Purple Star/Muret Gaston) and Sarah Goedhart (Hedges Family Estate) through the pairing of good food and great wine.

September 6, 2019

The Auburn Art Walk fills downtown  businesses with music, local artists, art, and fine wines.  Auburn, Washington’s Historic Downtown will come alive with artists displaying and selling their original handmade, quality paintings, mosaics, and wearable art work in temporary galleries through the Main Street businesses. Music will fill the air at some of the venues!

September 6 – 7, 2019

This year’s Great Canadian Beer Festival at the Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC will feature a diverse range of more than 90 craft breweries from British Columbia (and beyond!) along with local cideries and food trucks. The BC Ale Trail-er will also be on-site serving a selection of beers from breweries that are unable to make the trip to Victoria. Single-day passes are $40, and weekend passes are $70.

September 7, 2019

For our 4th Annual Bacon & Beer Festival in Boise, ID, we’re extremely stoked to be bringing Idaho’s biggest Bacon & Beer themed festival to Expo Idaho! With the move to this spot, Boise Bacon & Beer Fest will be bigger and better than ever (oh, and parking will be much improved!) Along with the change of location, we’re teaming up with Cornhole Idaho to host a HUGE two-man team cornhole tournament! The event will feature prize money for the winners along with other awesome giveaway items! Registration for the cornhole tournament includes entry into both the tournament AND the beer and bacon festivities! This year features 25 local / regional craft breweries and cideries, Several Local Restaurants competing for the title of “best bacon dish!”,  MASSIVE cornhole tournament hosted by Cornhole Idaho with incredible prizes including BEER FOR A YEAR!,  Live DJ, and Tons of awesome yard games.

September 10 – 15, 2019

Whistler Village Beer Festival will be returning with six-days of beer-fueled fun. Signature events such as Craft Cultures and Master Crafters will be returning with new fun themes and other events such as Tap Takeovers, food and beer pairings, and more will be announced in the coming months.  The Main Event will be on September 14th and 15th at Whistler Olympic Plaza and feature 70 breweries with over 140 beers and ciders.

September 12 – 15, 2019

Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel is a celebration of the harvest in German style. This world renowned festival in Mt. Angel, OR is a wonderful blend of family fun, music, food and beer. So many differetnt ways to have fun and immerse yourself in Germanic culture, go to the website for details about the different entertainment venues, attractions, and tickets.

September 12 – 15, 2019

Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty ranks as one of the premier food and drink festivals in the Pacific Northwest. The eighth annual Feast Portland will showcase local culinary talent and Pacific Northwest ingredients alongside internationally recognized chefs, culinary professionals and industry leaders. Over 30 regional Oregon wineries will be participating in the 2019 edition. Net proceeds from the lineup of more than 30 events go to help fight childhood hunger in Oregon and around the country through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners.

September 14, 2019

The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train Excursion series features Snoqualmie Valley wineries, food, music and gorgeous scenery. This unique way to experience the upper Snoqualmie Valley is made possible by the Northwest Railway Museum. Our wine trains feature a scenic train ride through the Snoqualmie Valley along the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, built in 1889. Passengers ride in historic coaches, gain unique access to museum collections and exhibits, and learn how the railroad changed life in Washington state. Wine trains include multiple tasting stops with local food and music. Take home your favorite bottle(s) of wine. Each wine is available for purchase in the Snoqualmie Depot Bookstore after your excursion. Visitors (21 and older only please) receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass with each ticket. Event check in begins 2:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Depot. Your train returns to the Snoqualmie Depot at 6 p.m. We encourage you to visit any of the Historic Downtown Snoqualmie businesses for food, shopping and more after your excursion.

September 14, 2019

The inaugural Georgetown Beer Festival celebrates the abundance of craft brewers in Seattle’s south end. As the ancestral home of Rainier Beer – once the 6th largest brewery in the country – Georgetown is our region’s original brewing district. The diverse offerings available at this event continue that tradition. This festival, at the colorful Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, features a diverse selection of boutique beer from Counterbalance Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Future Primitive Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, Jellyfish Brewing, Lowercase Brewing, Machine House Brewing, Perihelion Brewery, Seapine Brewing, and Tin Dog Brewing. Tickets redeemable for beverages are available on site. The festival is restricted to ages 21 and over with valid ID. The event is FREE to attend — purchase tickets at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall on September 14, 2019, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM, and are redeemable on site.

September 14, 2019

Bothell’s burgeoning Junction area will fill with vintage finds and Woodinville wines as Pop Keeney Way hosts the first annual Vintage & Vines Street Fair on Saturday, September 14th from 11am-4pm. Antique, vintage and shabby chic vendors will fill the boulevard with a variety of timeless treasures to browse and shop. Classic collectables will range from home décor, to farmhouse finds, to industrial elegance, with all pieces—regardless of age—sharing a stylish sensibility for the time-worn past. To pair with this road of rare discoveries, the fair offers another priceless vintage: Woodinville wines. Junction wine and events shop Belle & Bottle will serve as wine central, hosting tastings, giveaways, and sales on all the scrumptious wines you’ll be sampling as you browse. Five local wineries will take to the street, pouring their finest reds and whites to add some delicious luster to all those antiquities.

September 20 – 21, 2019

Bend Oktoberfest is a free community event in Downtown Bend that is 21+ only after 5 PM on Friday and Saturday. Bavarian style music, beer and foods including four types of bratwurst and 16 taps of local beer. Oktoberfest games including yodeling, hammerschlagen, wiener dog races, costume contest and stein holding contests, among others. There is a Friday night Kids Art Event for ages 3-10.

September 20 – 21, 2019

Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest offers a two-day bash that will feature 8 live bands, 30+ beers and ciders, three biergarten locations (two outdoors and one indoor) along with kegs scattered throughout downtown businesses. This fun filled weekend is complete with the Gran Fondo bike races on Saturday! Ticket purchase is good on both Friday & Saturday at all Oktoberfest locations and includes a pint glass and 8 (4oz.) tastings or two full beers . Children and designated drivers entry is free when accompanied by ticket holder. Free root beer on Saturday for children 12 & under. Dress up in a lederhosen or dirndl and receive a free meal ticket for either Friday or Saturday!

September 20 – 22, 2019

Fremont Oktoberfest has been an annual event for 20+ years! The popular Seattle Oktoberfest with seasonal microbrews and German steins in the beer garden, live music, Texas Chainsaw pumpkin carving contest, 5K, Buxom Royalty costume contest. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday with zucchini racing and pumpkin carving. Dogtoberfest on Sunday. Location: Fremont neighborhood, Seattle

September 20 – 22, 2019

Kirkland Oktoberfest features both local craft beers and German imports in the biergarden, brats, multiple entertainment stages with live music, wiener dog races (typically Sunday), and costume contest on the Kirkland waterfront. Games include foosball, stein hoisting, keg rolling, beer pong and corn hole. Homebrew competition takes place before event with award ceremony at the festival. Located just over the bridge from Seattle near Redmund. Must be 21+ to enter. This event benefits several nonprofits, including Kirkland Off-Leash Group, Imagine Housing, Sibling House and Eastside Timebank. Location: Marine Park Pavilion, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive, Kirkland, WA 98033

September 21, 2019

Taste of the Harvest is a street fair in downtown Wenatchee, WA featuring live music, food, wine and beer gardens, arts and crafts booths, and the farmers’ markets. The River Run Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K all end at the festival.

September 21, 2019

The 13th annual Eagle Food and Wine Festival in Eagle, ID celebrates the culinary and viticulture of our community by highlighting select Idaho wineries and pairing them with premier local chefs at BanBury Golf Course. This unique experience allows the public to taste some of the best that the region has to offer in both food and wine, while also encouraging the growth of Idaho’s distinct culinary identity. Live music will complement the evening. This unique experience allows the public to taste some of the best that the region has to offer in both food and wine, while also encouraging the growth of Idaho’s distinct culinary identity. Live music will complement the evening. This year’s beneficiaries include Idaho2Fly, in memory of our friend Dave Faulk, and the Eagle Community Food Bank.

September 21, 2019

The Brookings Annual Okoberfest offers a fun-filled day for the whole family! The coastal German festival features local artisans, a bounce house, obstacle course, 5k run, corn hole, live entertainment, and the hilarious charity dunk tank! Enjoy drinks from over 30 craft breweries, cider, and authentic German food for an awesome Oktoberfest experience!

September 27 – 29, 2019

At Spokane Oktoberfest, celebrate with German cheer, dancing, eating and singing at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley! The festival includes two entertainment stages, more bands, outdoor & indoor beer gardens, games, family friendly event, free parking. Tickets are available online or at the door during the entire event. Benefits the German American Society of Spokane.

September 27 – 29, 2019

The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is an annual beer festival held the last full weekend in September in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. The festival features northwest beers on tap Friday through Sunday, along with live music, food vendors, and activities for the kiddos. Admission is FREE. To taste beer you’ll need a souvenir mug ($12 each) and tokens ($1 each). The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup was established in 2002 by the owners of Astoria’s Baked Alaska Restaurant. Today, the event is organized and presented by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, with proceeds benefiting local downtown revitalization efforts.

September 28, 2019

Oktoberfest Old Boise offers live music, dancing, Bavarian foods, seasonal and Oktoberfest beers plus a Sam Adams stein hoisting contest. 3-10 PM. Location: 6th and Maine, Boise, ID

October 3, 2019

The 2nd annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. A celebration of the best wines from across our Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals awarded, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Platinum medals and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Best Wine in British Columbia. Tickets are $59 and the event is from 7pm – 9:30pm at the Laurel Heritage Packinghouse in Kelowna, BC.

October 3, 2019

At Brew at the Zoo hosted by Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA sample imports, domestics, microbrews and ciders from 60+ different breweries. Tickets are $36 and include admission to Brew at the Zoo, 7 tasting tickets, and animal encounters. Additional tasting tickets and tasty treats are available for purchase. Brew at the Zoo will take place in both indoor and outdoor spaces, rain or shine.

October 4 – 5, 2019

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! The ticket price is just your admission into the event.  Food/Beverage tickets are sold separate once you’re inside the gates.
Tickets are available online or at the gate.  If you decide to purchase at the gate…its cash only.  Pre-sale/online tickets go on sale around the end of August each year. Once you’re inside the gates find a ticket line and purchase your meal and drink tickets. Get your official Oktoberfest Souvenirs early for best selection. Available at the East and West Gates. You can move around and visit all 4-Venues each offering non stop live entertainment. Each Venue has its own food and beer lines. Every Saturday at noon is our procession down Front Street with the keg tapping ceremony at 1 pm in the Festhalle.

October 5, 2019

Trucktoberfest is Seattle’s only food truck themed Oktoberfest festival celebrating returns curbside in South Lake Union. This festival is split into two parts with free to the public food truck challenge that’s family friendly and a 21+ beer garden that’s ticketed and includes drink tokens good for over 40 breweries, wines, ciders and more on the lawn. Beer festival tickets go on sale July 1st.

October 11 – 12, 2019

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! The ticket price is just your admission into the event.  Food/Beverage tickets are sold separate once you’re inside the gates.
Tickets are available online or at the gate.  If you decide to purchase at the gate…its cash only.  Pre-sale/online tickets go on sale around the end of August each year. Once you’re inside the gates find a ticket line and purchase your meal and drink tickets. Get your official Oktoberfest Souvenirs early for best selection. Available at the East and West Gates. You can move around and visit all 4-Venues each offering non stop live entertainment. Each Venue has its own food and beer lines. Every Saturday at noon is our procession down Front Street with the keg tapping ceremony at 1 pm in the Festhalle.

October 12, 2019

Edgefield hosts the seventh annual Oregon Distillers Festival, featuring more than 100 handcrafted spirits from distillers such as Bull Run Distillery, Vivacity Fine Spirits and Aria Portland Dry Gin. Also enjoy select fall cocktails, appetizers from our Black Rabbit Chef Chris Rattaro and a silent auction. Purchase your tickets before September 15 and receive a free appetizer in the Black Rabbit Restaurant after the event.

October 12, 2019

The Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival brings you the freshest fest this side of the hop farm. Come hang out and enjoy pallet-punching brews with 1700+ eager hop heads. While you are busy having your tongue melted off, enter into raffles for your chance to win prizes from your favorite breweries in the city and donate to a number of Seattle area non-profit partners who make our city a better place. Seattle Fresh Hop is located in the wonderfully weird and wacky Georgetown Stables. 20+ local breweries will be gathering to show off the best of our hop harvest season. Admission is $35 if purchased ahead of festival. Two sessions October 12, 2019: 12-4PM, 5:30-9:30PM.

October 18 – 19, 2019

Oktoberfest in Leavenworth is the next best thing to being in Munich! The ticket price is just your admission into the event.  Food/Beverage tickets are sold separate once you’re inside the gates.
Tickets are available online or at the gate.  If you decide to purchase at the gate…its cash only.  Pre-sale/online tickets go on sale around the end of August each year. Once you’re inside the gates find a ticket line and purchase your meal and drink tickets. Get your official Oktoberfest Souvenirs early for best selection. Available at the East and West Gates. You can move around and visit all 4-Venues each offering non stop live entertainment. Each Venue has its own food and beer lines. Every Saturday at noon is our procession down Front Street with the keg tapping ceremony at 1 pm in the Festhalle.

October 28, 2019

At Lady Made: Washington’s Wonder Women of Wine, meet these phenomenal female winemakers at World Trade Center Seattle and taste their outstanding wines during this event that is back by popular demand. This event is presented in conjunction with the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center. The mission of the Clore Center in Prosser is to serve as a central gathering place for industry and consumers to discover Washington wine

November 3, 2019

During Walla Walla’s Fall Release Weekend visitors can be among the first to enjoy newly released wines, many of which can only be found by visiting the wineries and tasting rooms themselves. It’s a fantastic opportunity to talk directly with Walla Walla Valley winemakers about the new vintage, and gain insight into the creative winemaking process. In addition to sampling and purchasing newly released wines, many wineries will offer special activities such as winemaker dinners, live music, and much more.

November 7, 2019

Prepare yourself for a different style of wine tasting. Sip your way through Idaho’s best wine. Sample sweet and savory bites above the lights of downtown Boise while enjoying the musical styles of a local artist. The Idaho Wine Commission will once again be hosting ‘Sippin’ in the City,’ at the Linen Building in Boise. The event will feature a selection of Idaho wineries showcasing some of the best that the state has to offer with light appetizers. The consumer tasting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Nearly 250 guests will be greeted with a commemorative wine glass as they taste and sip their way through Idaho’s finest.

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

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