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Pacific Northwest Food festivals 2015
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 22-24 (Newberg/Yamhill, Ore.) (2016)
January 29-31 (Eugene, Ore.)
Oregon Truffle Festival

January 23-25
Chocolate Fest
Portland, Ore.

January 30 - February 1
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.

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February

February 5-6 (2016)
Portland Seafood and Wine Festival
Portland, Ore.

February 6-7
Enumclaw Chocolate and Wine Festival
Enumclaw, Wash.

February 7
Feb Fest
Helena, Mont.

February 27-28, March 1
Chocolate on the Beach Festival
Aloha, Moclips, Copalis Beach, Copalis Crossing, Pacific Beach, and Seabrook, Wash.

February
Chocolate Festival
Anaconda, Mont.

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March

March 6-8
Oregon Chocolate Festival
Ashland, Ore.

March 19 (2016)
Oregon Cheese Festival
Central Point, Ore.

March 21-22
Vegfest
Seattle, Wash.

March 26-29
Taste Washington
Seattle, Wash.

March 27-28
Made in Montana Trade Show
Public is invited on Saturday (March 28), 9 am - 4 pm
Helena, Mont.


find many unique items at the Made In Montana show

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April

April 18 - May 10
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 25-26
Oregon Ag Fest
Salem, Ore.

April 26
Taste of Bigfork
Bigfork, Mont.

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May

April 18 - May 10
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Lilac Festival
Woodland, Wash.

May 16
Flathead Lake Cherry Blossom Festival
Yellow Bay, Mont. (Highway 35 at mile marker 18)

May 17
Celebration of Food Festival
Lynnwood, Wash.

May 30
Bread and Butter Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

May 30
Herb and Food Fair
Kenmore, Wash.

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June

June 4-7
Lebanon Strawberry Festival
Lebanon, Ore.

June 5-7
Whoop-Up Days and Rhubarb Festival
Rhubarb Festival is Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Conrad, Mont.


taste prize-winning desserts at the Conrad Rhubarb Festival

June 5 - July 15
Lavender Days at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm
Walla Walla, Wash.

June 6
(first Saturday in June)
Farmers Day Parade
Lynden, Wash.

June 13
(second Saturday in June)
Billings Strawberry Festival
Billings, Mont.


preparing a very large strawberry shortcake at the Billings Strawberry Festival

June 13
Rhubarb Festival
La Pine, Ore.


delight in the abundance at the La Pine Rhubarb Festival

June 13-14
Pioneer Power Day Threshing Bee
Lewistown, Mont.

June 13-21
Marysville Strawberry Festival
Marysville, Wash.

June 17-20
Emmett Cherry Festival
Emmett, Idaho

June 18
(third Thursday in June)
Taste of Great Falls
Great Falls, Mont.

June 18-21
Berry Dairy Days
Burlington, Wash.

June 20-21
Northwest Garlic Festival
Ocean Park, Wash.


many unusual treats are offered at the Northwest Garlic Festival

June 20-21
Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival
Walla Walla, Wash.


look for sweet onions at the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival

June 27
Strawberry Shortcake Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

June 27-28
Eastside Heritage Center Strawberry Festival
Bellevue, Wash.

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July

June 5 - July 15
Lavender Days at Blue Mountain Lavender Farm
Walla Walla, Wash.

July 11-12
Oregon Lavender Festival
Various locations, Ore.

July 17-18
Northwest Raspberry Festival
Lynden, Wash.

July 17-18
Oregon Berry Festival
Portland, Ore.


learn about luscious Northwest berries at the Oregon Berry Festival

July 17-19
Bite of Seattle
Seattle, Wash.

July 17-19
Sequim Lavender Festival
Sequim, Wash.


acres of lavender in Sequim

July 17-19
Vashon Strawberry Festival
Vashon Island, Wash.

July 18
(third Saturday in July)
Darby Strawberry Festival
Darby, Mont.


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

July 18-19
Lavender Daze Festival
Hood River, Ore.

July 18-19
Polson Cherry Festival
Polson, Mont.

July 18-19
San Juan Island Lavender Festival
Friday Harbor, Wash.

July 25
Blueberry Pancake Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

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August

July 31, August 1-2
Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
Mossyrock, Wash.

August 2
Cottonwood Raspberry Festival
Cottonwood, Idaho

August 5
Bite of Bozeman
5:30pm - 8:30 pm on Main Street
stay around for the Sweet Pea Festival (August 7-9)
Bozeman, Mont.

August 7-9
Bite of Oregon
Portland, Ore.

August 7-9
Elephant Garlic Festival
North Plains, Ore.

August 7-9
Huckleberry Days Art Festival
Whitefish, Mont.


relaxing at the Whitefish Huckleberry Days Art Festival

August 7-9
Sweet Pea Festival
Bozeman, Mont.

August 8
Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival
Swan Lake, Mont.

August 9
Peninsula Edible Garden Tour
Long Beach Peninsula, Wash.


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

August 14-15
Blues and Seafood
Ilwaco, Wash.


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

August 14-16
A Taste of Edmonds
Edmonds, Wash.

August 14-16
Trout Creek Huckleberry Festival
Trout Creek, Mont.

August 15
Manhattan Potato Festival
Manhattan, Mont.


potatoes galore at the Manhattan Potato Festival

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 21-22
National Lentil Festival
Pullman, Wash.

August 23 (2014)
(weekend before Labor Day)
Dixon Melon Days
Dixon, Mont.


Dixon melons, picked ripe from the vine

August 28-30
Chehalis Garlic Festival
Chehalis, Wash.


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

August 29
Garlic Festival
Ridgefield, Wash.

August 29
Treat Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

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September

September 10
Taste of Whitefish
Whitefish, Mont.


get ready to savor the best of Whitefish

September 5-7
Bremerton Blackberry Festival
Bremerton, Wash.


blackberry lemonade and pizelles at the Bremerton Blackberry Festival

September 11-13
Cranberry Festival
Bandon, Ore.

September 12
(Saturday after Labor Day)
Montana Chokecherry Festival
Lewistown, Mont.


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

September 13
Hells Canyon Mule Days Dutch Oven Cook-Off
9 am - 3 pm
be sure to enjoy the entire Mule Days celebration (September 11-13)
Enterprise, Ore.


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

September 18-20
Winston-Dillard Melon Festival
Winston, Ore.

September 18-21 (2014)
Sun Valley Harvest Festival
Sun Valley, Idaho

September 20
Bite of Bellingham
Bellingham, Wash.

September 20-21 (2014)
Choteau Threshing Bee
Choteau, Mont.

September 26
Cornbread Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

September 26-28 (2014)
Chinook Sugarbeet Festival
Chinook, Mont.

September 26 - October 31
(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 26 - October 31
(last weekend in September through last weekend in October)
Apple Festival
Olympia, Wash.

October 3
McIntosh Apple Day
Hamilton, Mont.

October 3-4
(first weekend in October)
Cashmere Apple Days
Cashmere, Wash.

October 3-4
Northwest Tea Festival
Seattle, Wash.

October 3-5 (2014)
Northwest Chocolate Festival
Seattle, Wash.

October 4 (2014)
Portland Celebrates Cheese at The Wedge
Portland, Ore.

October 4
(first Sunday in October)
Apple Squeeze
Steilacoom, Wash.

October 10
Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest
Mount Vernon, Wash.

October 10-11
Cranberrian Fair
Long Beach Peninsula, Wash.

October 10-11
Cranberry Harvest Festival
Grayland, Wash.

October 16-17
Klamath Basin Potato Festival
Merrill, Ore.

October 16-18
Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
Hood River Valley, Ore.

October 31
Apple Cider Pressing Day
Woodland, Wash. (9 miles east)

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November

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

November 7-9 (2014)
Fathoms o' Fun Chocolate Festival
Port Orchard, Wash.

November 28 - December 5, 12, 19
(Saturday after Thanksgiving and first three Saturdays of December)
Seaside Museum and Historical Society Gingerbread Tea
Seaside, Ore.

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December

November 28 - December 5, 12, 19
(Saturday after Thanksgiving and first three Saturdays of December)
Seaside Museum and Historical Society Gingerbread Tea
Seaside, Ore.

December 12-26
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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