If you are a foodie, this is the weeknd for you. There is just a ton going on. So keep the love alive and check out any (all!) of these Yakima Valley events
• Red Wine & Chocolate: This annual event highlights how beautifully the Valley’s wines go with chocolate, much of which is Valley made, also. You can either hit the tasting rooms yourself, or buy a premier pass, which is $35 and gains you entry to speciality pairings and tours not available to the public. You can get more info at wineyakimavalley.org or call 800-258-7270. Go to their website to see info about what different wineries are doing during the event.
Or you can get a Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail passport for $10, which gets you 10 percent to 50 percent off purchases and waives some fees. To get one and see what the benefits are, check out their website.
If you aren’t big into the wine, we’ve got some other options for you.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon is the Prosser Winter Farmers Market at Prosser City Park (Seventh and Sommer streets). Get your fill of local fare. The market features crafts, candles, candy, jewlery, bread, gourmet vinegars and plenty more.
Or you can head to the other end of the Valley and check out the Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering in Ellensburg, which runs through Sunday at the Kittitas Valley Event Center and various sites around the town. There’s a chuck wagon cook-off, which is sure to be great.
Whew! And if that’s not enough food stuff to do, you can also give your nod to chairty Saturday night at the Children’s Wishes and Dreams annual dinner auction at 5 p.m. at the Selah Civic Center. Tickets are $40 at the door and get you in for the dinner and silent auction.
That’s a lot of Valley to eat your way through. Which event do you think you’ll hit?