The 17th annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest takes place once again at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE MLK), this Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 2011.
Festival-goers will enjoy samples of more than 80 craft beers, 30 regional wineries and many local artisan spirits, plus delectable tastes of specialty cheese and handcrafted chocolate, all while mingling with brewers, winemakers and other craftspeople. In addition, the festival will also offer a global shopping marketplace, cooking demonstrations and educational seminars on the Chef’s Stage, and live music featuring Northwest bands including Keegan Smith & the Fam.
The fest features about a million vendors (okay maybe I exaggerate a bit – but there are a lot), seminars, a Tour de Cheese and Chocolatiers, chefs on stage, and live music.
Both days the fest runs from noon-11pm. Admission is free to the first 1000 arrivals each day, but $5 after 2pm. For $20 you get a tasting glass or plastic beer mug and 10 tokens (standard $1 each for extras). Kids are welcome, with accompanying adults of course, until 7pm (under 12 get in free).
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