Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two admissions to the Oregon Wine, Food & Brew Festival at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center (a $20 value). The festival will be held Friday, January 13, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, January 14, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission for one day includes parking, but tasting samples are an additional fee. All ages are welcome, but patrons must be 21 or older to sample alcoholic beverages.
The Oregon Wine, Food, & Brew Festival showcases Oregon wineries, regional artists, culinary creations, and live music. Taunt vino-loving giraffes by savoring samples from 36 separate wineries, along with additional microbreweries and speciality spirits purveyors which dot the landscape of the expo center and pour forth handcrafted libations at presentation booths. To complement liquid refreshments, chefs from all over the region demonstrate cooking techniques while divulging preparation tips. Throughout the festival, guests can also marvel at fine-art displays and cheer on wine competition contestants. After relishing libations, music-lovers can raise their lighters or declare their approval via megaphone to the tunes of regional musicians, including Matthew Price Band, Faerabella, Bourbon Street Jazz, and a time-traveling Pablo Picasso.
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301Get Directions