A Taste of Edmonds is presented by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce annually the second weekend of August. 2013 marks the 31st anniversary for A Taste of Edmonds, the 3rd largest 3-day festival in the state of Washington and among the “Top 100 North American Festivals.” Three days of arts and crafts, kids rides, 35 food vendors, 3 stages of entertainment plus lots of roving entertainers, and beer and wine gardens.
A Taste of Edmonds 2013 will take place August 9–11 in Edmonds, WA at the Civic Playfield. Here are some things you should know. If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us or visit an Information Booth at the Festival.
- A Taste of Edmonds opens at 11AM daily
- Entertainment subject to change without notice
- The show must go on, rain or shine
- Per city ordinance 5.05.060 regarding dogs on public grounds, we ask you to please leave your pets at home
Friday & Saturday 11AM to 10PM; Sunday 11AM to 7PM
Civic Playfield, 310 6th Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020 at 6th & Bell Street in Downtown Edmonds, WA.
GET DRIVING DIRECTIONS
- General Admission $4 at the gates (ages 13 and up)
- Ages 12 and under are free
- All 3 entrances are handicap accessible
- We have handicap accessible portable bathrooms
- Most vendor booths are on a hard surface
- Handicap parking is available outside entrances on a first come first served basis
Free Shuttle: Coldwell Banker Bain Realty of Edmonds will be making it easy to visit the Taste by dropping folks off at the festival entrance on 7th Avenue. Parking and shuttle are free! The busses will depart and return to Edmonds Woodway High School every 15 minutes beginning 11 AM Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Food & Activities
- Eat up at one of our great food booths
- Explore arts and crafts booths
- Enjoy a slew of fun commercial booths
- Experience thrilling entertainment and roaming performers
- Enhance your palate in the wine and beer garden
- Exploit your adventurous side on the attractions and rides
With more than 35 food booths featuring a range of tasty treats, there’s something for every pallette. Vendors come from across the country — and just up the street in Edmonds — to serve up scrumptious delights. Where else can you snack on a piroshky and German bratwurst; make a meal of blackened salmon and chicken adobo; indulge your sweet tooth with piping hot crepes and cold ice cream; and wet your whistle with lemonade, mango lassi or a natural fruit smoothie — all in one outdoor location? And don’t forget, there are adult beverages available in the beer and wine gardens.
Covered dining areas will be available for those who wish to take shelter from the sun, and more have been added for this year’s event.
Don’t miss the annual Taste Off competition on Friday at noon, during which food vendors will go head-to-head to see who has the best main dish, side dish and dessert. The winners will display banners over their booths throughout the festival.
Features top national, regional, and local acts. Lineups to be announced soon
There are plenty of activities for the kids at A Taste of Edmonds, from pony rides to bouncy inflatables to an enormous rock wall to climb. Add free craft activities and plenty of booths with kid-related goods, and they’ll burn off all the sugar they can eat.
Features top national, regional, and local acts. Lineups to be announced soon.
While enjoying a frosty cold one, visitors at A Taste of Edmonds can rock along to the tunes performed on the Beer Garden Stage. Welcomed by 106.1 KISS FM and featuring Budweiser, a variety of musicians and bands will keep the garden hopping, including Spike and The Impalers, The Beatniks, The Spazmatics, and Mr. Pink.
If you favor legendary groups, be sure not to miss the many tribute bands performing on this stage, including Randy Hansen ( Jimi Hendrix tribute), Motley Inc.’s tribute to Motley Crue, and the Atomic Punks (#1 Van Halen tribute band) to name a few.
Come ready to party. Dancing encouraged.
Arts & Crafts
Dozens of arts & crafts vendors will be on hand all weekend long, offering original, hand-crafted jewelry, art, photography, cloth- ing, pottery, glass, leather items and more. Pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love — or something special for yourself.
Thinking about purchasing a new car in the near future, buyin g a hot tub, making some home improvements, getting a massage, or even joining the Edmonds Chamber. Here is your chance to talk one-on-one with a number of local merchants and services.
All will have displays and many offer special Taste discounts. Some offer contests and giveaways as well.
This year the Wine Garden is pouring a fabulous selection of wines from Washington and around the world, sponsored by Edmonds native Jeff Boyer UNCORKED, and World Wines at Home. Whether a seasoned connoisseur or a novice sipper; we’ll have something for every palate! The Wine Garden is also the place to learn to play Petanque. Edmonds Petanque Club will be playing and giving demonstrations all three days in the Wine Garden during the Taste. Come play Petanque and have a glass of wine. This year, the "Taste Off" will be held in the Wine Garden. Also, class reunions will be taking part in a special designated area. Lynnwood Class of '93 will be having a Class Reunion in the evening of Friday the 9th at 6:00 PM.
Jeff Boyer UNCORKED provides wholesale access to small-production wines from Washington State and around the world. Customers include restaurants, bars, bistros, event sites, cruise vessels and retail wine shops. With over 30 years of experience in various facets of the wine industry, Jeff provides a unique perspective to the niche market of smaller wineries and specialty locations. His direct relationship with many winemakers provides the ability to match customer needs with specific winery capabilities creating win-win results and long-term relationships.
In Italian “tua fonte” means ‘your source.’ World Wines at Home is your source for outstanding small production wines from Europe and the Northwest. We focus our attention on companies that excel at sourcing remarkable wines: Ambrosia Wine Group imports wines from hand-harvested, earth friendly, family owned estates in Italy as well as some of the best small production winemakers in Washington and Oregon. We present wines to you with confidence that each is exceptional, hand crafted for your personal enjoyment. World Wines at Home…through individual sales, wine clubs, and travel adventures: your wine source.
Friends of the Wine Garden 2013
- Ideas Unfold
- That Lady Hypnotist
- My Edmonds News
- Hometown Value
- Water Front Coffee
- Edmonds Boys and Girls Club
- Sno-King Signs
- Edmonds Conference Center
- Windermere Real Estate/North,INC
- Driftwood Players
- Rusty Pelican
- Promotional Marketing Services
- Fairwinds Brighten Court
- Arista Wine Cellar
- Canarina Gelato
- Whidbey Island Bank
- Cafe Louvre
- HomeStreet Bank of Mountlake Terrace
- Curves of Edmonds
- Chermak Construction
Edmonds Petanque Club
Members of the Edmonds Petanque Club will be on hand all three days of the festival to give interactive demonstrations of this elegant “boule” game.
Simple to pronounce (just say “pay-tonk”) and easy to learn, petanque is an all-ages game that is said to have originated in ancient Greece. Today it is a popular game in France, with over 17 million players. Similar to bocce ball or lawn bowling, petanque requires very little equipment to play — just hollow metal balls called “boules,” which are pitched at a small wooden ball. It can be played on grass or sand, or on a genuine petanque court, of which Edmonds has three.