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What Are the Best Festivals for Foodies on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

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Our Growing Food Culture Has Made Oregon’s Adventure Coast a True Haven for “Foodies”.

When you visit the Coos Bay/North Bend and Charleston area, you better come hungry! Not only will you find plenty of fresh wild caught seafood, visitors can enjoy deliciously unique meals in our locally owned and operated restaurants, often made from scratch by talented up and coming chefs any time of the year. You might say that our growing food culture has made Oregon’s Adventure Coast a true haven for foodies.

Now that Spring has officially sprung, this got us thinking about the abundance of wonderful food festivals happening throughout the spring and well into summer. So pack your bags, bring an appetite and prepare to “taste” the Oregon Coast.  Check our Events Page for more information on these and other happenings along Oregon’s South Coast.

Blackberry Arts Festival

These are some upcoming festivals perfect for any “foodie”:


12th Annual Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed

Saturday, April 29th 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Chow down on a delicious meal with your choice of 6 oysters prepared sauteed, fried, or steamed served with beans, coleslaw, bread, and a drink for $13. Beef hotdog meals are $8, and child meals (12 and under) are $5. Shrimp cocktails are $2. Be sure to save room for homemade desserts and savor the fine Oregon wines that will be available.

Oh, and we mentioned live music and fun didn’t we? There will be lots of drawing prizes donated by local merchants along with local musicians to keep your feet tapping as your mouth does the chewing.


Downtown Coos Bay WINE WALK

Friday, May 5th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Visit various downtown businesses to wine taste and shop. Pick up wine glasses and maps with a $10 donation at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center.


OC Culinary Institute’s East Meet West Dinner

Friday, May 19th 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) would like to invite you to join them for the 11th Annual “East Meets West” culinary event. This celebration of international cuisine will be held on May 19, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Culinary Institute on Southwestern’s Coos Bay Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. OCCI Culinary and Baking & Pastry students will be offering a delicious variety of international dishes, reflective of their studies in Regional and International Cuisine.

The projected cost is $30 per adult at the door. Children 6 to 15 are $20 and children under 5 are free. A no host bar will include international beers and wine.

Reservations can be made for the East Meets West Culinary Event at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

BBQ, Blues & Brews By The Bay

Friday, May 26th to Sunday, May 28th

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 26-28, The Mill Casino will host their annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay! This is a three-day KCBS Sanctioned celebration of lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. This year is featuring 40 BBQ competitors and 30 craft breweries! Eat lip smackin’ BBQ, sample great beer and live entertainment.


Clamboree and Glass Art Festival

Saturday, June 24th 10:00 am to Sunday, June 25th 6:00 pm

Join the Empire celebration of the history, the clams, the culture, and the future of our area. Venues include the Fire Hall, the Hollering Place, Ed Lund Park, the Tribal House of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw tribes, and the downtown area along Newmark Avenue. Live music all day provided by local bands. Vendors, glassblowers and a beer garden.

Fun activities ALL DAY!


60TH Annual Salmon BBQ

Sunday, August 6th 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for the annual event to celebrate the yummy salmon! Hosted by the Kiwanis Club and featuring their renowned glaze, menu will include barbecued Salmon Steaks, cole slaw, baked potatoes, rolls, coffee, ice cream. Projected prices: Adults $14, Children 12 & Under $7.


28TH Annual Charleston Seafood Festival

Saturday, August 12th 10:00 am to Sunday, August 13th 6:00 pm

This family-friendly party includes plenty of great live music as well as games and contests for kids and adults. Crab race anyone? Beer and wine, and, of course, SEAFOOD will be the center of the event.


Blackberry Arts Festival

Saturday, August 26th to Sunday, August 27th

Arts, crafts, jewelry, photography, paintings, prints, weaving, spinning, woodworking entertainment at this juried art show. Blackberry treats, food, drinks and a whole lot more!


Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration

Saturday, September 9th 10:00 am to Sunday, September 10th 6:00 pm

A celebration of Native American and Coquille Tribal culture. Enjoy a free outdoor festival including Native vendors, canoe races, canoe exhibition & rides, Native drummers and dancers and so much more.


Saturday, October 7th 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Noon to 6pm in the Old Charleston School House. Enjoy Food, Spirits, Art and Lots of MUSIC.

Celebrate the culture, art, people, history and lots of music in Charleston. Projected food prices are $10/person or $25/family.

(541) 269-0215
50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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