Welcome to the Oregon Wine, Food, Brew Fest Circa 2012 -2013
(First Taste Oregon)
January 25 & 26, 2013
Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/oregonwinefoodbrewfest
Admission, Lodging & Packages
- Daily admission $10 at the door / includes complimentary parking (tasting and samples are additional)
- (Seniors 65+ $8) Youth 12 and under free - must be accompanied by adult.
- Minors admitted until 7pm - no minors permitted on premises past 9 pm
- VIP Packages $25 / include Admission, VIP lounge, Wine Glass,
(no senior or youth pricing on VIP tickets) Adults only in VIP area (Limited quantities)
ONLINE TICKETS HERE - NO FEES! (CLOSES NOON FRIDAY)
- Lodging packages with shuttle service available at the Red Lion Salem
800-248-6273 mention the festival to get a $74 per night plus tax rate -
They have VIP packages for $115 includE VIP admissions.
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Americraft Cookware Center.
Click here for a map and directions
Dates & Times
- Friday, January 13, 2012 - Open: 4:00 p.m.; Close: 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday, January 14, 2012 | Open: Noon; Close: 10:00 p.m.
- Oregon Vineyards & Wineries, Oregon Brews, Craft Beers & Spirits
- Northwest Fine Art, Artists and Displays
- Oregon Culinary Features, Demonstrations and Classes
- Live Entertainment
Matthew Price Band, Faerabella, Scott Gallegos, Ellen Whyte, Bourbon Street Jazz, Mike McLaren & The Session Boys,
- Fun & Festive atmosphere
Exhibitors List (more coming)
Up to the minute list click here UPDATED January 6th at 8 pm
Editor: If you searched for "Oregon wine festival" in advance of our 2013 event you may have seen some serious problems in Google's results. We somehow got mixed up with some rehab services for teens with drinking problems. This was a disaster for us, since these results were at the top of the search results and associated our event with a very negative connotation that required many desperate explanations to our supporters and probably kept many visitors from attending. And there was no way to remove Google search results. Our promoter pointed us to this page which strongly suggests that we were not the only victim of Google's algorithm in this respect - read about even bigger problems created for individuals and businesses due to errors and inappropriate associations created by the search engine. Many reputations have been destroyed by these kinds of errors and Google is never held to account. Fortunately for us, the problem went away a week before we launched, but we would probably have seen an even bigger turnout had we not had to contend with this problem. Thanks to all who helped us overcome this PR disaster.