Savor the San Juans is Big October DealThis year, Savor the San Juans offers opportunities to meet your maker. Farmers, winemakers, distillers, brewers and chefs from around the San Juan Islands are planning a range of signature events, including a harvest dinner held in a garden, meet-the-producer farm tours, wine tastings in a vineyard, a harvest happy hour, a chili cook-off and more.
Grab your spirit of adventure and discover a month-long movable feast for the senses on all three main San Juan Islands – Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island. Savor the San Juans pulls together all the elements of a memorable post-summer vacation getaway, including harvest festivals, art festival, music events and lodging specials at the island’s quaint inns.
On San Juan Island, the San Juan Island Farmers’ Market, Farm Parade and Chili Cook-off will keep the streets of Friday Harbor and the new historic Brickworks community center buzzing on Saturday, October 4th. ARTSTOCK welcomes visitors to wander Friday Harbor galleries lit up for the evening with an amber glow, enjoying local art and nibbles on October 4th & 5th. A new event, the Bite of the San Juan Islands on Sunday, October 26th, will feature island farmers and chefs preparing small bites from island grown ingredients, as well as wines, cider, beer and spirits produced in the San Juans.
On Orcas and Lopez Islands, a cornucopia of culinary choices also awaits, including the Orcas Island Farm Tour, a self-guided farm tour to Maple Rock Farm, Black Dog Farm, West Sound Farm and Coffelt Farm, including brunch and a snack. That evening, a food inspired film (TBD) will be screened at the Sea View Theatre, with garden-to-glass cocktails created by The Barnacle cocktail bar. Doe Bay Café will host a Harvest Happy Hour in the Doe Bay Garden on October 4. The Lopez Island Farm Tour invites you to visit a shellfish farm, an outdoor wood-fired baking house and more.
Check out the various Savor the San Juans events, with updates at www.visitsanjuans.com/savor.
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