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Originally published Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM

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Dog-friendly beer festival

Come to Newport, Oregon for a dog-friendly beer festival.

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Pack up the dogs and make plans to attend the Rogue Ales Brewery Brewer's Memorial Ale Festival on May 21-23 in Newport, Ore. The festival honors the brewery's black Lab, Brewer, who died in 2006. Billed as the largest dog-friendly beer festival in the world, the event will include more than 50 microbreweries, music, seafood and dog-inspired entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Oregon Coast Therapy Animals and the Central Coast Humane Society. Dogs can participate in doggy musical chairs, dog dancing and celebrity dog look-alike contests. The $10 entrance fee includes a souvenir mug and taster tokens. Dogs get in free. Details at


Chocolate on the Beach Festival, Feb. 26-28, Pacific Beach. 360-276-0009 or

Whatcom County Home & Garden Show, March 5-7, Lynden. 360-671-4247 or

Winthrop Balloon Roundup, March 5-7, Winthrop. 509-997-1700 or

Central Washington Home & Garden Show, March 19-21, Yakima. 509-454-4006 or

Driftwood Show & Glass Float Round-up, March 20-21, Grayland. 360-267-2003 or

Long Beach Bluegrass Festival, March 26-28, Long Beach. 800-451-2542 or

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, April 1-30, Mount Vernon. 360-428-5959 or

Olympic Bird Fest, April 9-11, Sequim. 360-681-4076 or


Oregon Shakespeare Festival, through-Oct. 1, Ashland. 541-482-4331 or

Hillsdale Brewfest, Saturday, Portland.


Portland Jazz Festival, Feb. 21-28, Portland. 503-228-5299 or

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, Feb. 26-28, Newport. 800-262-7844 or

Oregon Community Theatre Conference, March 12-14, Astoria. 503-861-0702 or

Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 12-14, Cannon Beach. 503-436-2623 or

South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival, March 12-14, North Bend. 800-824-8486 or

Energy Trust Better Living Show, March 26-28, Portland.


Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Feb. 24-27, Moscow. 208-885-7212 or

Idaho Sportsman Show, March 4-7, Boise.

Boise Spring Home & Garden Show, March 18-21, Boise.

Tubapalooza Music & Sled Festival, March 20, McCall.

Boise Flower and Garden Show, March 26-28, Boise. 503-335-3336 or

British Columbia

Griz Days Winter Festival, March 5-8, Fernie. 877-333-2339 or

Pacific Rim Whale Festival, March 6-14, Tofino. 250-726-7798 or

Vision into Reality: The Birth of the Collection, through March 28, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. 250-384-4101or

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, April 19-25, Vancouver. 604-872-6622 or

Tourism offices

Washington, 800-544-1800 or

Oregon, 800-547-7842 or

Idaho, 800-635-7820 or

British Columbia, 800-435-5622 or

Send calendar items at least one month in advance to or mail to Travel Calendar, NW Weekend, Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.

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