More than 800 people attended last year’s inaugural festival; Crave the Coast is a finalist in Sunset Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Food Festival.
What: Crave the Coast returns for the second year to treat visitors to the bounty of Oregon’s North Coast. The passion, collaboration and creativity of producers, fishers, harvesters, brewers, winemakers, cheesemakers and chefs have turned this part of the North Coast into a culinary destination. The festival will feature dozens of local food and beverage producers, food trucks serving fish n’ chips, chowder and mac n’ cheese, cooking demonstrations, prize giveaways and an opportunity to meet the makers.
When: Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Under the big event tent in Garibaldi on Tillamook Bay. From Hwy 101 in Garibaldi, turn south onto Third Street, toward the bay, to find the event tent.
Exhibitors: Among the exhibitors are Pelican Brewing, Tillamook Creamery, Three Sisters Kettle Corn, Garibaldi Roasting, Backyard Farms, Cannon Beach Distillery, Moon River, Fish People, Depoe Bay Brewing, Ordnance Brewing, Food Roots, Urban Farm Foods, Sheltered Nook, Garibaldi Cellars, Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks, Werner Brewing, Garibaldi Portside Bistro, Gingifers, Bull Run Cider, North Fork 53, Nehalem Bay Winery, Jacobsen Salt and more.
Stage demos by Maylin Chavez from Olympia Oyster Co., Ben Jacobsen from Jacobsen Salt Co., Donna Riani of the Culinary Center of Lincoln City, Bob Neroni of EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School, and others.
Sponsors: The festival, developed by Visit Tillamook Coast, is sponsored by Port of Garibaldi, Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, Tillamook Creamery, Pacific Seafood, KTIL Radio, Pacific Supreme and Pelican Brewing Company.
More: For more information, call (503) 842-2672 or visit www.cravethecoast.org
About: Visit Tillamook Coast
Visit Tillamook Coast, also known as the Tillamook Coast Visitor’s Association, is a 501(c)6 that serves as the official tourism organization for Tillamook County. Oregon’s Tillamook Coast is one of the state’s natural wonders. Picturesque bays, inland waterways, forests, farmlands, rivers and ocean beaches offer visitors a wide range of nature-based activities from kayaking, fishing and surfing to beachcombing and hiking. Fresh seafood is abundant, as is world-famous cheese and award-winning beer. The Tillamook Coast’s villages, from Manzanita to Neskowin, each have their own unique heritage, personality and charm. For more information and to plan your getaway, visit www.tillamookcoast.com.