Idaho Huckleberry Time, Farm to Fork Dinners and Foodie Events in August!

Celebrate the final month of summer sipping, dining, picking, and having fun – foodie style!

brewers festDate: August 1, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Downtown Boise 
First Thursday
Enjoy a gallery stroll, entertainment, merchant and restaurant specials, as well as free garage parking (with merchant validation). Trolley rides are available. For more information call 208-472-5200 ext. 0

Date: August 3, 2013
Time: 4 pm
Location:  Island Park in Salmon, Idaho
Event:  Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Festival
One-day outdoor festival. Sample beers from Idaho and Montana breweries, enjoy local barbeque, and listen to authentic Southern blues, all along the banks of the Salmon River. This year’s headlining act is the Daddy Mack Blues Band!

Date: August 4, 2013
Time: Noon to 4:30 pm
Location: Ste. Chapelle Winery, Caldwell
Event: Sunday Summer Concert Series
Wine, music and food by 3 Girls Catering  

applesDate: August 4, 2013
Time:  7:30 am – 4 pm
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Sandpoint
Event: 7 th Annual Huckleberry Festival
Celebrating all things huckleberry with a huckleberry pancake breakfast, live music for the family, huckleberry crafts and treats, a huckleberry pie eating contest and all kinds of kid’s activities.

Date: August 4, 2013
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
  21st Annual Raspberry Festival
The day event features fun activities for the whole family including a pancake breakfast, gourmet hamburgers, raspberry shortcake, jam and products, an arts & crafts fair, live music, a fun run & walk, Chapel tours and  museum visits.

Date: August 7, 2013
Time:  6:00 pm
The Basque Market, Boise
Event: Basque Picnic Cooking Class
Prepare the perfect picnic for family and friends! You will learn how to make Smoky Piquillo Stuffed Eggs, Ensalada Rusa (Basque potato salad), and Smoked Solomo (tender marinated pork tenderloin). $35/person in advance.  Call to reserve a spot.  208-433-1208

feasting-tableDate: August 8 and 11, 2013
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sawtooth Winery, Caldwell
Event: : Farm to Fork Dinner
Four course meal featuring local growers and companies from Idaho’s back yard. The night starts with an educational wine seminar from House of Wine, continues with live music by Johnny Butler, and leads into a beautiful 4 course meal prepared by 3 Girls Catering and paired with Sawtooth’s award winning wines- chosen by our winemaker for each individual course. This is a night that you will not want to miss- there are four different dates to choose from. Reservation only, and family friendly.  $75 per person / $65 Wine Club members.  For more information call 208-467-1200.

Idaho winesDate: August 15, 2013
Time:6:00 pm
Location: Canyon Crest Dining and Event Center, Twin Falls
Event:  Savor Southern Idaho
Enjoy creative dishes with locally sourced ingredients, Idaho wines, live jazz and a silent auction featuring the finest in local products.

Date:  August 15, 2013
Woodriver Cellars, Eagle
Event: Futures
Taste wine as it ages in the barrel. Cost is free, call 208-286-9463 for more information.

Date: August 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Water Front, 3050 N Lake Harbor Lane, Boise
Event:  Music On The Water
Gourmet food, fine wine, live music and a beautiful backdrop. The best part is that everything at Music on the Water is local – you’re celebrating and supporting all that Boise has to offer .

Date: August 16- 17, 2013
Event:  Huckleberry Festival
Enjoy craft and food vendors, kids activities, huckleberry bake-off and salsa challenge and more.

Date: August 22, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Location:  Silver Mountain Resort, Kellogg
Event: Food and Wine Pairing
Featuring various Idaho winemakers, contact 208-783-0562 for more information. Reservation required.


American Craft Beer Week Date: August 24– 25, 2013
Time: 11:00 am- 7:00 pm each day
Location:  Julius M. Kleiner Park,  Meridian
Event:  Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show
Craft beer, food, music, beer-related vendors, home brewing demos.


Date: August 24 – 25, 2013
Location:  The Waterfront, 3050 N Lake Harbor Lane, Boise
Event:  Idaho Food and Wine Festival
Festival celebrates the best in wine and food delights – all while experiencing live music in a new and exciting way. 

Date: August 27, 2013
Location: Idaho Botanical Gardens, Boise
Time:  5:30 to 8 pm
Event:  The Garden Table
Idaho Botanical Gardens has combined two of their favorite food events – Uncorked and The Garden Plate – into one tasty occasion. Once a month, the Garden invites Idaho vintners to share samples of wine made from Idaho grapes. After contemplating the complexities of the vino, guests are encouraged to sit in on a cooking demonstration featuring items plucked from the vegetable garden.

Date: August 31, 2013
Location: Idaho Horse Park, Nampa
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
Event:  The Official Idaho State Sanctioned, International Chili Society Cook-off
Competition divisions include Red Chili, Chili Verde, Salsa, and Home-style.  Taste them all and vote for the People’s Choice Award winner.  

Month Long Events:
Huckleberry Picking