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Cheese and Meat Festival

April 29 at McCaw Hall

Cheese and meat, hand in glove. Perfect partners. The Canadians have it figured out-they've previously had festivals in both Victoria and Vancouver. Now it's Seattle's turn to celebrate our friends meat and cheese.

Concept? Exhibits of both international and local cheese and charcuterie that, naturally, you get to taste. Bite-sized morsels will be paired with wine, beer, cider, and other accompaniments (pickled things, chocolates, coffee, and more). There will be two tasting sessions, one from 3-5 p.m. and one from 7-9 p.m. Festival producer Dave Bain wants guests to learn about new cheeses, meats, and pairings through tastings. He's happy to showcase mom and pop shops with their homemade recipes and get them some exposure. At entry, each guest will be given a small charcuterie board to carry about and accept samples, along with a tasting glass.

Between tastings, there are seminars that will feature cheese and meat creations, pairings, and unique offerings. There will also be an on-site store so you can buy what you love on your way out.

Check out the website to see the vendors-there are plenty!  Proceeds go to Food Lifeline.

If the April 29 date doesn't work for you, there's always Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m., in Victoria at the Crystal Garden.

Details:

April 29th, 2017
McCaw Hall
Evening Tasting 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Afternoon Tasting 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seattle-cheese-and-meat-festival-2017-tickets-30311723180#tickets
Tickets Cost: $55 + service fees and taxes
cheeseandmeatfestival.com/seattle


Bacon and Beer Classic

April 29, Safeco Field

Competing dates! The good news is that you can do both Meat and Cheese and Bacon and Beer if you plan your day right.

Concept? Unlimited bacon and craft beer. Simple enough. 100+ regional beers, 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs. Games, Hormel bacon eating contest and more. Check out the website for a list of who will be vending.

There are several ticket types: general admission 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., early access 12:30-4 p.m. and 6:30-10 p.m., power hour 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m, and VIP with lots of extras (see website), 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. When buying tickets, consider pre-paying for parking $10.30.

Details:

April 29th, 2017
Safeco Field
Various types of tickets/times (see above)
Tickets: on website
Tickets Cost: $65 to $119 + service fees and taxes
www.baconandbeerclassic.com/seattle-bacon-and-beer-classic-2017


Taco Libre Truck Showdown

May 7, Fremont Sunday Market

Tacopalooza! It's a taco competition festival spreading over two blocks for Cinco de Mayo (part of 7th Annual Mobile Food Rodeo).

Details:

Sunday, May 7
Fremont Sunday Market
3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free
www.facebook.com/events/2094544613977587


Penn Cove Water Festival

May 20, Coupeville

Tribal canoe races, native arts and crafts, food, dance, music, traditional storytelling, and children's activities. You might actually learn something about the cultural history of the region. The first water festival was held in 1930.

 

Details:

Saturday, May 20
Coupeville
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free
www.penncovewaterfestival.com/current.php

April 2017


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