2018 Events

We have added lots of events. They change week to week. Call (360-977-1440) or email (info@oliversgourmet.net) to get the latest market and festival updates. Thanks!

Weekly Markets

Vancouver Farmers Market

Vancouver Farmers Market

Every Weekend March 17 thru October 28, 2018

Our mission is to offer a diversity of fresh and local agriculture products, quality prepared foods, and original fine artisan products. By providing a public place to gather, actively grow and share as a community, we offer our market as a quality sustainable environment to learn together, from the roots up.

Winner of the 2009 Clark County Tourism Award for “Retail Excellence”

The market is Southwest Washington’s #1 visitor attraction and home to over 250 vendors. You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden.

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Ilwaco Saturday Market

Ilwaco, WA Saturday Market

May 5 – September 29, 2018
Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Saturday Market at Port is uniquely situated on the waterfront in Ilwaco, WA near the mouth of the Columbia River.

Fine art photography, metal art, fashionable shopping bags, kitchen linens, children’s toys, a dazzling array of jewelry, embroidered shirts and much more.

Shop for fresh farm produce, regionally created arts & crafts, potted plants and cut flowers. Picnic on smoked salmon chowder, juicy hamburgers and more. Munch on crunchy kettle corn, hot donuts, handmade sausage and yummy baked goods. Stroll along the harbor front and watch the people, dogs and boats go by. Explore the historic fishing village of Ilwaco, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and Cape Disappointment State Park.

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market, Long Beach

Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

June – September, 2018
Fridays 12 to 5pm

The Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market is dedicated to supporting our working food producers and artisan crafters honoring their way of life, celebrating our unparalleled food, and getting together as a community to have fun.

The market operates in downtown Long Beach June through September on Friday afternoons / early evenings, 3 pm to 6 pm.

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Seaside Farmer's Market

Seaside Farmer’s Market

June 20th – September 19th, 2018
Wednesdays 3 to 7pm

The Seaside Farmer’s Market mission is to enable Seaside residents, visitors and businesses to purchase fresh local produce and other related food products in season. This is a grower-seller market aimed at promote the local farmers, ranchers, fishers, and artisan producers of food and perishable farm products while fostering community activity.

The market is open to the public on Wednesdays:
3-7pm June 20th – Aug 29th
4-7pm Sept 5th – 19th.

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Annual Events

Go Fourth – Longview

July 2 – July 4, 2018
9am – 6pm

The largest annual family oriented festival in the greater Cowlitz County area of Southwest Washington State, held each year in Longview, Washington.

The Festival began in the 1960′s and now draws in excess of 30,000 people to events culminating on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. Centered around Lake Sacajawea, the Festival has become a time honored tradition in Longview’s history.

The Festival attracts many visitors each year to the local area and boasts an average annual growth rate of 12% over the last five years. In addition to a Fourth of July fireworks show, the Festival consists of many events and includes an American Lumberman’s Association (ALA) sanctioned Timbersport competition, including three World Championship events, Cardboard Boat Regatta, continuous daily entertainment, arts & crafts booths, parade and more than 20 food booths to tickle anyone’s taste buds.

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Camas Days

July 27 – July 28, 2018

Each year downtown Camas plays host to an array of arts & craft vendors at the best price of any festival in the area! With the help of our events and main parade on Saturday Camas Days, the fourth weekend (Fri. & Sat.) of the month in July, draws 10-15,000 people!

Expect to see arts & craft vendors, a gated wine & microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, two parades (kids parade on Friday & main parade on Saturday), the ducky derby, the kids activities street, a softball tournament and the famous bathtub races in front of City Hall.

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Elephant Garlic Fest – North Plains

August 10, 11, and 12, 2018

Thousands of people will gather to experience two evenings, and three days of good music, food, entertainment, and fun at the annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival.

As the event grew in popularity, it was suggested by a local farmer that the festival adopt the elephant garlic theme. Thus in 1997 the North Plains Elephant Garlic was born. The purpose of the festival is to be an outstanding free local community event, with art and great music.

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Vancouver Summer Brew Fest

Vancouver Summer Brew Fest

August 10 – 12, 2018

Getting all geared up to put together another fantastic event that supports your local community and charities. This year there will be a best of competition for you to weigh in on, yard games to keep you competitive and entertained, a rum bar, a mead and cider tent and of course more than 80 local and regional brews for you to sample to your beer loving hearts delight.

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Washington State Garlic Fest

August 24 – 26, 2018
Fri. Noon-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5

The Washington State Garlic Fest has a great line up of food vendors featuring many delicious offerings.

Garlic Themed Cuisine, Artisan & Craft Vendors, Kids Activities, Chef Demonstrations, and Live Music ALL WEEKEND!

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Packwood Labor Day Flea Market

Packwood Labor Day Flea Market

Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2018

This is when the fun starts for summer. Vendors from all over converge on the tiny town of Packwood in a free-for-all of products, goods, hand-made items, food and entertainment. You may never have seen an amalgamation of things like this. Starts Friday and runs through early afternoon on Monday.

The Flea Market is so big you’ll want to spend several days. And visit Mt. Rainier while you are in the neighborhood. Or take the White Pass and Chinook Scenic Byways drive. On these weekends it can be stunningly beautiful.

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Mt Angel Oktoberfest

Sept 13 – 16, 2018

Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest,
a celebration of the harvest in Bavarian style.
Something for everyone at Oktoberfest!
Join us for our 53rd Celebration!

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Issaquah Salmon Days

Issaquah Salmon Days

October 6 – 7, 2018

4 Music Stages, a Carnival, Dock Dogs, Hundreds of Artist Booths, 60 food booths, Inflatables, a Parade, and of course, Spawning Salmon.

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Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

Hood River Valley Harvest Fest

October 12 – 14, 2018
Friday 1pm to 7pm – Saturday 10am to 7pm – Sunday 10am to 5pm

Each fall, Hood River Valley hosts an old-fashioned harvest festival with local produce, food products, arts and crafts, wine- and beer-tastings, and all the best our County has to offer. Visitors seldom leave Harvest Fest without boxes of Anjou pears, heirloom apples, pumpkins, berries, and flowers, and a smorgasbord of prepared foods from pies to jams and smoked salmon to chocolate covered cherries.

Harvest Fest is a great place to get a head start on holiday shopping. Here you’ll find an array of arts and crafts, including glass, wood sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber art, jewelry, and much more.

With music all day and entertainment in the evening, a kids’ zone , and a food court with local and traditional favorites, this October festival is a must. Harvest Fest is on the waterfront overlooking the Columbia River, where visitors can relax and watch windsurfers and kiteboarders play on the water.

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GFWC Battle Ground Ladybug Bazaar

GFWC Battle Ground Ladybug Bazaar

November 3, 2018
9am to 4pm

The Ladybug Bazaar, held on the first Saturday of November each year, is the oldest large bazaar in Southwest Washington. GFWC has been sponsoring the bazaar since 1967. Through the years bazaar profits have made many community service projects possible. You can spot GFWC memebers at the bazaar by the Ladybug vests they wear.

With 186 spaces in two gyms and a mezzanine there is room for a wide variety of merchandise and still maintain wide aisles for ease of shopping! All wares are handcrafted by local artisans! Commercial booths are not allowed! There is a place to relax and have a snack or two! For years the Ladybug Bazaar has been a social event, a place to meet old friends! Guys enjoy the bazaar too!

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Holiday Food and Gift Festival – Eugene

November 2 – 4, 2018
Friday Noon – 7pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

The 22nd Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Eugene November 2-4th at the Lane County Fairgrounds. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest. With over 120 exhibitors the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else.

Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights!

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Mountain View High School Band Boosters Holiday Bazaar

Mountain View High School Band Boosters Holiday Bazaar

November 10th, 2018
9am to 4pm

Mountain View High School Band Boosters 36th Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at Mountain View High School. More than 150 tables of handmade crafts, jewelry, gifts, and baked goods. Concessions open all day. Play music throughout the day.

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Holiday Food and Gift Festival – Redmond

November 16-18, 2018
Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

The 20th Annual Holiday Food & Gift Festival returns to Redmond November 17th-19th at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center. This festival is one of the largest holiday celebrations in the Northwest drawing 7-8,000 attendees annually who happily complete their holiday shopping early. With over 120 exhibitors the festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else.

Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight. There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including tea, chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili, sauces and many more delights!

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Prairie High School Yuletide Bazaar

Prairie High School Yuletide Bazaar

November 24th, 2018
9am to 4pm

One of the largest and oldest bazaars in Clark County with over 200 tables. Quality handcrafted dolls, doll clothing, jewelry, stained glass, woodwork, ceramics, porcelain, pottery, wreaths, flowers, quilts, blankets, ornaments, soaps, bath works, art prints, paintings, needlework, homemade jams, pillows, honey, and many more one-of-a-kind items Thousands of ideas for all of your holiday, gift-giving, and home decorating needs.

Enjoy our delicious baked potatoes, taco salad bar, and snack bar — served all day

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Portland Expo Christmas Bazaar

Portland Expo Christmas Bazaar

November 23rd – November 25th & November 30th – December 2nd, 2018
Friday & Saturday 10am to 6pm – Sunday 10am to 5pm

This colorful holiday event has been produced by the same small local company for 34 years. With innovation and creativity, the show has kept pace with todays consumers throughout its history, offering a great opportunity to buy unique gifts in all price ranges.

The show offers 400 booths of juried handcrafted plus 500 booths of selected commercial products. Since 1982, the population of the Portland/Vancouver area has considered the Christmas Bazaar to be both a holiday tradition and a great resource for shopping for the holidays. If you are a prospective exhibitor, we invite you to look at the Exhibitor page for more information on booth fees, attendance and on the ease of participating in the show.

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Past Annual Events

Portland Build, Remodel & Landscape Show

January 6 – January 8, 2017
Friday Noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

This comprehensive home show brings together homeowners and the area’s top remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones.

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First Taste Oregon

First Taste Oregon

January 27th & 28th, 2017
Friday 4pm to 10pm – Saturday Noon to 10pm

Join us for Oregon’s First Taste of the new year!
January 26 & 27, 2018
Friday 4-10 pm / Saturday noon – 10 pm
Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center – Columbia Hall
2330 NE 17th Street, Salem Oregon 97301
FREE PARKING COURTESY OF LES SCHWAB

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Portland Seafood & Wine Festival

February 2 – February 3, 2018
Friday 2pm-10pm and Saturday 12pm-10pm

Come join us and sip some of Oregon’s best wines while indulging in all the fresh coastal seafood and culinary delights at the 13th Annual Portland Seafood & Wine Festival! What luck that this Portland Tradition falls right in the middle of Dungeness Crab season. We encourage you to bring the whole family! With face painters, balloon artists and so much more your everyone is sure to look forward to coming every year!

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Newport Seafood and Wine Festival

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

February 22rd – 25th, 2018
All day event

It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. It’s the premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. Artists and Craftsmen showcase a variety of fine art, sculpture, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Pacific Northwest Wineries pour the finest of wines and culinary professionals serve cuisines of delectable delights to entice your palates.

Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast. The 2018 festival will be packed with all of the fun, food and wine you’ve come to know and love at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival!

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McMinville Sip Wine and Food Classic

McMinville Sip Wine & Food Classic

March 9th – 11th, 2018
Friday 3pm to 9pm – Saturday 12pm to 9pm – Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area’s best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. First 1000 Attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday. See you there!

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Vancouver Spring Brew Fest

Vancouver Spring Brew Fest

April 13 – 14, 2018

Getting all geared up to put together another fantastic event that supports your local community and charities. This year there will be a best of competition for you to weigh in on, yard games to keep you competitive and entertained, a rum bar, a mead and cider tent and of course more than 80 local and regional brews for you to sample to your beer loving hearts delight.

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Portland House and Outdoor Living Show

April 6 – April 8, 2018
Friday Noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

See the latest innovations and design trends! Experts will be showcasing everything for the home including the latest in cabinetry and countertops, sunrooms and additions, flooring, basement refinishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products, as well as the newest ideas pertaining to landscape installations.

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Astoria Crab Fest

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

April 27th – 29th, 2018
Friday 4pm to 9pm – Saturday 10am to 8pm – Sunday 11am to 4pm

The 36th annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival to enjoy great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more! The festival is hosted by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The communities of Astoria and Warrenton celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean at the annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. This award-winning event features the authentic flavors of Oregon’s North Coast, as well as trend-setting artisan producers and Oregon-based wineries. About 14,000 to 16,000 people and 175 vendors attend the event each year.

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Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

May 25 – May 28, 2018
Friday thru Sunday “Till Dusk” Monday until 2ish

This is when the fun starts for summer. Vendors from all over converge on the tiny town of Packwood in a free-for-all of products, goods, hand-made items, food and entertainment. You may never have seen an amalgamation of things like this. Starts Friday and runs into mid day Monday.

The Flea Market is so big you’ll want to spend several days. And visit Mt. Rainier while you are in the neighborhood. Or take the White Pass and Chinook Scenic Byways drive. On these weekends it can be stunningly beautiful.

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Craft Wine Fest – Vancouver Esther Short Park

June 8 – June 10, 2018
Friday 3pm – 10pm, Saturday Noon – 10pm, Sunday Noon – 7pm

150 Wines, 25 Local Brews, Spirits, Great Food.

Did you know that Washington is ranked #2 in wine production for North America? And the Craft Winefest of Vancouver features wineries from all over Washington State including our own Clark County, Walla Walla, and Yakima Valley regions.

The Craft Winefest of Vancouver is an event that benefits the community through donations to local charities. The Craft Winefest of Vancouver has proudly partnered with Evergreen School District Foundation for 2018.

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Meeker Days Festival Puyallup

June 15 – June 17, 2018
Friday noon – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

The Meeker Days Festival hosts over 200+ booths featuring: Art & Craft vendors, Commercial vendors, Non-Profit vendors, Farmers’ Row, and Specialty Food Vendors!

On the streets of Meeker and Meridian, you will find our local area businesses offering up some great promotions and products! Always something interesting to be found in this area!

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NW Garlic Fest – Ocean Park

June 16 – June 17, 2018
Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

In the land of clams, crab and oysters what are folks looking forward to in June? Garlic, and plenty of it!

Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the NW Garlic Festival which is held each June in the seaside community of Ocean Park, Washington, located on the Long Beach Peninsula. This Garlic Olympics of Gastronomy is not held for the region’s Garlic growing ability. This Festival was born out of love of great, Garlic laden cuisine!

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