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31st Annual
Featuring “Cooking for the Holidays” Live Cooking Demonstrations
THIS WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY - October 16-20, 2013
Tacoma Dome


(Tacoma, WA)  Get a jump on the holidays at the 31st Annual Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival Friday, October 16th thru Sunday, October 20th at the Tacoma Dome. With more than 600 exhibits, the show continues to be the largest holiday event on the West Coast. Show producers travel nationwide to find the best arts & crafts, unique gifts, beautiful seasonal decorations, and gourmet foods to create a delightful holiday shopping experience.

Check out “Cooking for the Holidays,” a gourmet food extravaganza showcasing favorite local chefs, culinary schools, and restaurants. Sponsored by the Washington Restaurant Association, this event features culinary artists sharing recipes and special techniques to help you create delicious holiday fare. Dine Northwest radio program kicks off the show Wednesday, October 16th broadcasting live from the cooking stage. Culinary Ambassador Keith Jones hosts this popular event See demonstrations by Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Hama Hama Oysters, Johny’s Dock, Stanley & Seafort’s, Adriatic Grill and Farrelli’s Wood Fired Pizza.

The Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is sponsored by the The News Tribune, and KMPS.

Hours: From: To:
Wednesday, October 16 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Thursday, October 17 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Friday, October 18 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, October 19 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Sunday, October 20 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.


One ticket gets you in all five days of the show (with hand stamp)

General Admission $13.50 (includes $1 facility improvement tax)

Children (12 & Under) FREE

Discount coupons available at

iscounts for Groups of 10 or more call: 253-593-7625 or email:



Limited parking available in Tacoma Dome Lots
Plenty of off-site parking is available near the Tacoma Dome.
Park downtown and take Link Light Rail.  See map and schedule below:

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The Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is produced by Showcase Events, Inc. proudly supporting American-based business for 29 years with proven success Showcase Events also produces Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show, Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show, Colorado Arts & Crafts Festival, Seattle Christmas Gift & Gourmet Food Show, and the Great Alaska Sportsman Show.


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