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Pacific Northwest Food festivals 2014
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State

Please help us keep this list current and correct: send e-mail to editor@yummynorthwest.com.

We include edible flowers (such as lilacs and lavender) in this list. When you attend these festivals, be sure to ask for recipes—or sample special foods made with them. Other flowers, such as apple and cherry blossoms, promise better things yet to come!

 

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January

January 19, 23-26
Montana Winter Fair
events include chili cook-off, cinnamon roll cook-off, Death by Chocolate baking competition, and Dutch oven cooking—watch for the cookbook containing Death by Chocolate winning entries
Lewistown, Mont.

January 24-26
Chocolate Fest
Portland, Ore.

January 24-26
Oregon Truffle Festival
Eugene, Ore.

January 31
Portland Seafood and Wine Festival
Portland, Ore.

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February

February 1
Portland Seafood and Wine Festival
Portland, Ore.

February 7-8
Enumclaw Chocolate and Wine Festival
Enumclaw, Wash.

February 8
Feb Fest
Helena, Mont.

February 21-23
Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Aloha, Moclips, Pacific Beach, and Seabrook, Wash.

February
Chocolate Festival
Anaconda, Mont.

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March

March 7-9
Oregon Chocolate Festival
Ashland, Ore.

March 14-16
Oregon Cheese Festival
Central Point, Ore.

March 21-22
Made in Montana Trade Show
Public is invited on Saturday (March 22), 9 am - 4 pm
Helena, Mont.


find many unique items at the Made In Montana show

March 29-30
Taste Washington
Seattle, Wash.

March 29-30
Vegfest
Seattle, Wash.

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April

April 19 - May 11
Lilac Days
Woodland, Wash.


the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens are picture perfect during Lilac Days

April 24-26
Northwest Cherry Festival
The Dalles, Ore.

April 26-27
Oregon Ag Fest
Salem, Ore.

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May

April 19 - May 11
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Lilac Festival
Woodland, Wash.

May 4
Taste of Bigfork
Bigfork, Mont.

May 17
Flathead Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Yellow Bay, Mont. (Highway 35 at mile marker 18)

May 31
Bread and Butter Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

May 31
Herb and Food Fair
Kenmore, Wash.

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June

June 5-8
Lebanon Strawberry Festival
Lebanon, Ore. ("home of the world's largest shortcake")

June 6-8
Whoop-Up Days and Rhubarb Festival
Rhubarb Festival is Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Conrad, Mont.


prize-winning desserts can be found at the Conrad Rhubarb Festival

June 7
(first Saturday in June)
Farmers Day Parade
Lynden, Wash.

June 7 - July 19
Lavender Days at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm
Walla Walla, Wash.

June 11-14
Emmett Cherry Festival
Emmett, Idaho

June 14
(second Saturday in June)
Billings Strawberry Festival
Billings, Mont.


preparing a very large strawberry shortcake at the Billings Strawberry Festival

June 14-15
Northwest Garlic Festival
Ocean Park, Wash.


many unusual treats are offered at the Northwest Garlic Festival

June 14-15
Pioneer Power Day Threshing Bee
Lewistown, Mont.

June 14-15
Wild Strawberry Festival
Burien, Wash.


juicy strawberries await lucky customers at the Wild Strawberry Festival

June 19-22
Berry Dairy Days
Burlington, Wash.

June 20-22
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Marysville, Wash.

June 21-22
Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival
Walla Walla, Wash.


look for sweet onions at the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival

June 28-29
Eastside Heritage Center Strawberry Festival
Bellevue, Wash.

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July

June 9 - July 14
Lavender Days at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm
Walla Walla, Wash.

July 12-13
Oregon Lavender Festival
Various locations, Ore.

July 18-19
Northwest Raspberry Festival
Lynden, Wash.

July 18-19
Oregon Berry Festival
Portland, Ore.


learn about luscious Northwest berries at the Oregon Berry Festival

July 18-20
Bite of Seattle
Seattle, Wash.

July 18-20
Sequim Lavender Festival
Sequim, Wash.


acres of lavender in Sequim

July 18-20
Vashon Island Strawberry Festival
Vashon Island, Wash.

July 19
(third Saturday in July)
Darby Strawberry Festival
Darby, Mont.


the Darby Strawberry Festival is a fundraiser
for the Darby Volunteer Fire Department

July 19
Taste of Great Falls
Great Falls, Mont.

July 19-20
Lavender Daze Festival
Hood River, Ore.

July 19-20
Polson Cherry Festival
Polson, Mont.

July 19-20
San Juan Island Lavender Festival
Friday Harbor, Wash.

July 26
Blueberry Pancake Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

July 30
Bite of Bozeman
6 pm - 9 pm on Main Street
stay around for the Sweet Pea Festival (August 1-3)
Bozeman, Mont.

July - canceled for 2014
Jefferson Mint Festival
Jefferson, Ore.


refreshing mint plants at the Jefferson Mint Festival

July - canceled for 2014
Loganberry Festival
Loganberry Festival scrubbed due to conflicting fair dates (Whidbey Examiner, Mar. 11)
Greenbank, Wash.

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August

August 1-3
Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
Mossyrock, Wash.

August 1-3
Sweet Pea Festival
Bozeman, Mont.

August 3
Cottonwood Raspberry Festival
Cottonwood, Idaho

August 3
Peninsula Edible Garden Tour
Long Beach Peninsula, Wash.


learn about edible flowers and more during
the Peninsula Edible Garden Tour

August 8-10
A Taste of Edmonds
Edmonds, Wash.

August 8-10
Bite of Oregon
Portland, Ore.

August 8-10
Elephant Garlic Festival
North Plains, Ore.

August 8-10
Trout Creek Huckleberry Festival
Trout Creek, Mont.

August 8-10
Whitefish Huckleberry Days Art Festival
Whitefish, Mont.


relaxing at the Whitefish Huckleberry Days Art Festival

August 9
Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival
Swan Lake, Mont.

August 15-16
Blues and Seafood
Ilwaco, Wash.


don't miss out on the fun at the Blues and Seafood event in Ilwaco

August 15-16
(third weekend in August)
Wallace Huckleberry Heritage Festival
Wallace, Idaho


a tasty huckleberry treat at the Jameson Restaurant, Wallace, Idaho

August 15-17
Blackberry Festival
Sutherlin, Ore.

August 16
Manhattan Potato Festival
Manhattan, Mont.


potatoes galore at the Manhattan Potato Festival

August 22-23
National Lentil Festival
Pullman, Wash.

August 22-24
Chehalis Garlic Festival
Chehalis, Wash.


at the Chehalis Garlic Festival: Chesnok Red garlic
with cloves exposed on stalk
- photo by Gina Lozier

August 23
(weekend before Labor Day)
Dixon Melon Days
Dixon, Mont.


Dixon melons, picked ripe from the vine

August 30
Cornbread and Bluegrass Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

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September

August 30 - September 1
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
Bremerton, Wash.


blackberry lemonade and pizelles at the Bremerton Blackberry Festival

September 5 (2013)
Taste of Whitefish
Whitefish, Mont.


get ready to savor the best of Whitefish

September 6
Garlic Festival
Ridgefield, Wash.

September 6
(Saturday after Labor Day)
Montana Chokecherry Festival
Lewistown, Mont.


these young entrepreneurs at the Montana Chokecherry Festival
love their chokecherry lemonade

September 6
Hells Canyon Mule Days Dutch Oven Cook-Off
9 am - 3 pm
be sure to enjoy the entire Mule Days celebration (September 5-7)
Enterprise, Ore.


entrants in the Hells Canyon Mule Days Dutch Oven Cook-Off
proudly await judging
- photo courtesy of Karyl Kolb

September 7-8 (2013)
Newport Wild Seafood Weekend
Newport, Ore.


enjoy the annual Newport Wild Seafood Weekend

September 12-14
Cranberry Festival
Bandon, Ore.

September 12-14
Winston-Dillard Melon Festival
Winston, Ore.

September 18-21
Sun Valley Harvest Festival
Sun Valley, Idaho

September 20-21
Choteau Threshing Bee
Choteau, Mont.

September 26-28
Chinook Sugarbeet Festival
Chinook, Mont.

September 27 - October 26
(last weekend in September through last weekend in October)
Apple Festival
Olympia, Wash.

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October

October - November
Wild Mushroom Celebration
Long Beach Peninsula, Wash.

September 27 - October 26
(last weekend in September through last weekend in October)
Apple Festival
Olympia, Wash.

October 3-5
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Seattle, Wash.

October 4
McIntosh Apple Day
Hamilton, Mont.

October 4
Portland Celebrates Cheese at The Wedge
Portland, Ore.

October 4-5
(first weekend in October)
Cashmere Apple Days
Cashmere, Wash.

October 4-5
Northwest Tea Festival
Seattle, Wash.

October 5
(first Sunday in October)
Apple Squeeze
Steilacoom, Wash.

October 11
Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest
Mount Vernon, Wash.

October 11-12
Cranberrian Fair
Long Beach Peninsula, Wash.

October 11-12
Cranberry Harvest Festival
Grayland, Wash.

October 17-18
Klamath Basin Potato Festival
Merrill, Ore.

October 17-19
Harvest Festival
Hood River Valley, Ore.

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November

October - November
Wild Mushroom Celebration
Long Beach Peninsula, Wash.

November 30 - December 21 (2013)
(Saturday after Thanksgiving and first three Saturdays of December)
Seaside Museum and Historical Society Gingerbread Tea
Seaside, Ore.

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December

November 30 - December 21 (2013)
(Saturday after Thanksgiving and first three Saturdays of December)
Seaside Museum and Historical Society Gingerbread Tea
Seaside, Ore.

December 14-30 (2013)
Flavel House Museum Holiday Tea and Plum Pudding
Astoria, Ore.

Read about making plum pudding: December 2005 Yummy Northwest


enjoy making and eating plum pudding at the Flavel House Museum

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