San Juan Vineyards
October signals the start of a new, annual month-long movable feast for the senses in Washington state's San Juan Islands. With the theme of “Savor the San Juans," the celebration features special events, dining-out deals, winemaker dinners, cooking classes, art gallery happenings, theater performances and presentations. Clients can enjoy in a medley of culinary and cultural choices on the islands of Lopez, Orcas and San Juan, along with lodging specials and packages.
To date, “Savor the San Juans” will feature the following highlights:
Oct. 1-15 Island Museum of Art presents a John Heric sculpture exhibit, San Juan Island
Oct. 3 Joy of Soy: cooking class with Cynthia Burke, San Juan Public Library
Oct. 4 Harvest Festival: San Juan Vineyards
Oct. 4 San Juan Community Theatre presents Tom Rush in Concert
Oct. 4 Savory Farms & Healthy Habitats, San Juan Nature Institute culinary extravaganza
Oct. 4-5 Artstock: Second Annual San Juan Island Fall Festival of the Arts
Oct. 4, 11 and 18 Farmer’s Markets and Historic Friday Harbor Walking Tours, San Juan Island
Oct. 4-26 Waterworks Gallery presents David Ridgway and Lisa Gilley, Friday Harbor
Oct. 5 Orcas Center presents the Seattle Chamber Players
Oct. 10 An Evening with Chef Tom French, San Juan Public Library
Oct. 12 Oktoberfest: San Juan County Fairgrounds, Friday Harbor
Oct. 12 Octoberfest Dance at the Oddfellows Hall, Orcas Island
Oct. 12, 19 and 26 Kids Discover While Adults Dine, The Funhouse, Orcas Island
Oct. 18 The Magic and Necessity of Bees, San Juan Nature Institute
Oct. 18 Orcas Center Presents Carolyn Cruso and Jessica Williams
Oct. 25 Mushroom ID and Collection, San Juan Nature Institute
Oct. 25 Historic Friday Harbor Walking Tour, San Juan Island
Oct. 26 Cooking Wild Mushrooms, San Juan Nature Institute
Restaurants participating in a “3 Courses/$30” promotion include the Bay Café and Lopez Islander Bay Resort on Lopez Island; Doe Bay Café and Rosario Resort and Spa on Orcas Island; and Backdoor Kitchen, Coho Restaurant (also presenting winemakers dinners Oct. 3, 11 and 17), Duck Soup Inn, Steps Wine Bar and Café, The Place Bar and Grill and Vinny’s Ristorante on San Juan Island.
For a complete list of accommodations providing packages during the celebration, plus additions to the calendar, visit the website of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, www.VisitSanJuans.com.