Savor the San Juans the Month of October
October is a wonderful month to visit the San Juan Islands. The weather is feeling refreshingly “fallish” and the frenetic boating season is over.
It is also time to savor the San Juans during the entire month of October when the 7th Annual ‘Savor the San Juans – A Month-long Medley of Food, Farms & Art’ takes place. For full details visit visitsanjuans.com or call (360-378-6822).
This movable feast for the senses pulls together all of the elements of a memorable post-summer vacation getaway, including winemaker’s dinners, harvest festivals, farm tours and events, and specials at some of the finest lodgings and restaurants in the “gourmet archipelago.” Check out examples of the month-long festival:
“Savor” these events:
- Lopez Island Vineyards Harvest Party, Lopez Island, September 13 & TBD
- San Juan Vineyards Harvest Festival, San Juan Island, October 4
- Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade, San Juan Island, October 4
- Lopez Island Three Farms Tour, Lopez Island, October 4
- Heritage Harvest Feast, Orcas Island, October 4
- ARTSTOCK, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 4-5
- Farmers’ Markets on Orcas & San Juan Islands, Saturdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25
- Pelindaba Lavender Farm – Farm Tour & Distillation Demo, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
- Island Harvest Chili Cook-off, Friday Harbor, October 11
- Oktoberfest, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 11
- Red Rabbit Farm-to-Table Cooking Class & Dinner, Orcas Island, October 11
- Bite of San Juan Islands, San Juan Island Cheese & Island Grown, San Juan Island, October 26
“Savor” These Cultural Offerings:
From an art market and gallery exhibits, to cooking classes, theater, film, music and ghost stories, October is a great month to savor the cultural offerings in the San Juans.
• Artstock at WaterWorks Gallery with Stephen McMillan, Oct. 4-25
“Savor” These Outdoors Specials:
Watch for whale and wildlife tour specials, a wine pairing & tapas evening cruise, and other outdoors events during the month of October here.
• Susie’s Mopeds – Savor the Fall Beauty of San Juan Island, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Oct. 1-31
• Orcas Island Trail Rides – Savory Trailrides, Orcas Island, Oct. 1-31