Tickets on sale for the Kirkland Oktoberfest September 16-19

Kirkland Oktoberfest claims to be the Seattle area's oldest and largest Octoberfest. The three-day festival on the Kirkland waterfront features a large biergarten, live entertainment on multiple stages, games, competitions, and lots of food. Some of the best beers from Germany and the Pacific Northwest will be served there. This is a 21-and-older event, so … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the Kirkland Oktoberfest September 16-19

The Purple Painted Lady Festival and Barn Sale returns to western New York September 18-19

Image by bodobe from Pixabay One of western New York State's largest art festivals returns Saturday-Sunday, September 18-19. More than 200 vendors will have original work for sale at The Purple Lady Festival and Barn Sale in Palmyra. Lots of delicious food will also be available, including vegan options. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. … Continue reading The Purple Painted Lady Festival and Barn Sale returns to western New York September 18-19

Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

Photo by Cheryl Landes Odessa is a small town in Eastern Washington (population 882), but when Deutschefest rolls around the third weekend in September, thousands of people flock here to enjoy delicious authentic homemade German food, a biergarten stretching a city block, parade, live music, and even helicopter rides. Odessa's Deutschefest, which celebrates its 50th … Continue reading Odessa’s Deutschefest celebrates 50th anniversary September 16-19

First Friday Art Walk fun in downtown Vancouver, Washington

A mini pizza at Vinnie's Pizza in downtown Vancouver, Washington, one of many restaurants to enjoy during the First Friday Art Walk (photo by Cheryl Landes) Come to downtown Vancouver, Washington, any first Friday to enjoy rotating art exhibits at the galleries, delicious food, live music, pop-up merchants, happy hour drinks, and activities for the … Continue reading First Friday Art Walk fun in downtown Vancouver, Washington

2021 Craft Beer & Wine Fest August 20-22 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Craft Beer & Wine Fest is back in person Friday-Sunday, August 20-22, at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington. The festival features 100 craft wines, 60 craft brews, craft bourbon, and a new craft cocktail menu. Also enjoy delicious food, live music, and games the entire weekend. This is … Continue reading 2021 Craft Beer & Wine Fest August 20-22 in Vancouver, Washington

The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

The Dala horse at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) On the second weekend in August, Junction City celebrates its Scandinavian heritage in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley with four days packed with mouth-watering traditional foods, performances by international dance troupes, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. And there are plenty of opportunities … Continue reading The 2021 Scandinavian Festival in Junction City through August 15

There’s a new food trail in the Willamette Valley

Grapevines at Aurora Colony Vineyards in Aurora, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're a foodie, here's a new tasty treat for you: a new food trail in the Willamette Valley. This new guide for the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail marks the third trail that has been created to experience the farms, restaurants, breweries, wineries, … Continue reading There’s a new food trail in the Willamette Valley

Ridgefield Sausage Festival 2021 on August 13-14

Bratwurst, one of many highlights of the annual Ridgefield Sausage Festival in Ridgefield, Washington (photo by RitaE from Pixabay) Hungry for some delicious brats? Come to the annual Ridgefield Sausage Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 13-14, to enjoy a variety made exclusively for the festival by Zenner's Sausage Company. This family-friendly event has a … Continue reading Ridgefield Sausage Festival 2021 on August 13-14