Will you be ready for a treat after a long Friday night of greeting trick-or-treaters? Here are three ideas to get you on the road this weekend:
1 Get uncorked at B.C. wine fest
7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Heritage Woods Secondary School, 1300 David Ave., Port Moody, B.C.; $55 includes souvenir wine glass, wine and food samples.
Tasted all the wines there are to taste in Washington? Go north this weekend, for B.C. Uncorked, a wine and food festival in Port Moody, just outside Vancouver. More than 40 local and Okanagan wineries will offer tastes of 125+ wines, including new releases. There will be food samples from local restaurants, and a silent auction for wines, gift baskets and more.
2 Cheer up (with beer) on Portland's Day of the Dead
Both events Saturday, Nov. 1: Día de los Muertos Festival de Cervezas, 4-10 p.m.; $10 for commemorative goblet and two drink tickets. Roller Derby Day of the Dead Party, 3-7 p.m., 21420 N.W. Nicholas Court, Hillsboro, Ore., free
Portlanders tend to see everything through a beery haze these days, and that includes Saturday’s Day of the Dead celebrations — which sound like fun, if you hold beer dear. Bazi Bierbrasserie (1522 S.E. 32nd Ave., in the Hawthorne district) and nearby Imperial Bottleshop (3090 S.E. Division St.) are joining forces to host Día de los Muertos Festival de Cervezas (All Souls Day Beer Festival), with an eclectic mix of death-themed craft beers and Mexican-influenced beers. (Examples: Burnside Brewery Dapper Skeleton pumpkin ale and Alameda Zombie Blood.) There’s also a Roller Derby Day of the Dead Party at Vertigo Brewing Taproom in nearby Hillsboro. Costumes encouraged, and Air Raid Roller Girls will be in attendance, with roller derby championship bouts on the big screen.
3 Celebrate salmon in Chimacum
Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum, Jefferson County; free.
All chums of salmon, time to migrate to Jefferson County (near Port Townsend). The North Olympic Salmon Coalition’s Salmon Festival is described as “a day of revelry, music, poetry, games, films, fish-printing, food, Fin, and fun.” Fin, by the way, is a 25-foot salmon sculpture that travels on a trailer. There will be a bonfire ceremony at noon and a salmon lantern ceremony to close the day. Bring blank T-shirts for fish printing. (Click here for ideas on where to see salmon spawning around Western Washington.)