Win Tickets ($20): First Taste Oregon @ Oregon State Fair | 130+ Vendors, The Industry’s Best Winemakers, Brewers, Distillers, Artists, Culinary Masters & more!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to First Taste Oregon @ Oregon State Fair on January 25-26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 18.



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From our sponsors:
First Taste of Oregon
January 25-26, 2019
All Ages | Adults $10, Seniors $8 Children under 6 are free
Friday: 4-10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 10 p.m.
More info: firsttasteoregon.com

Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
Columbia Hall 2330 NE 17th Street, Salem, OR 97301

First Taste features some of the industry’s best winemakers, craft brewers, spirit distillers, artists and culinary masters. If wine is not your thing, enjoy a hard cider or a craft brew from one of the state’s best craft brewers or discover your new favorite distilled beverage. With over 20 various artists and commercial vendors, you’re sure to find a one-of-a-kind must-have item.

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72 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): First Taste Oregon @ Oregon State Fair | 130+ Vendors, The Industry’s Best Winemakers, Brewers, Distillers, Artists, Culinary Masters & more!

  1. Molli Taylor January 2, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

    oh what a delicious evening! sounds like a blast! would love to go!

  2. Alana Merrill January 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm #

    Sounds like great fun! Would love to attend!

  3. Diana January 2, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

    Art and wine <3

  4. Jim Knudsen January 3, 2019 at 9:20 am #

    This event is a feel good event! I know I will see many friends. Salemites galore.!

  5. Sara January 3, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    this is our favorite event of the year!

  6. Brandon January 3, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

    I drink and I know things

  7. Tiffany January 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    Yes, this sounds amazing!

  8. Heather Cappel January 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

    This looks awesome, I would love to go!

  9. Nikki Hansell January 3, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    What a fun event that exposes you to a little of everything with great entertainment options.

  10. Teresa Newton January 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

    I’ve heard about this event time and time again, but never have had the money when tickets were available. I’d love to bring my son and have a day off! :-)

  11. Tom January 3, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    As a successful home wine maker, this event would be quite beneficial to expanding my craft.

  12. Michelle January 3, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Oregon State Fair but this sounds like a blast!

  13. Mac January 3, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

    Never been to Oregon state fair and I would love to check it out!

  14. Jennifer January 3, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

    We would like to win as we are just getting into wine and understanding pairings. We would love to go to an invite that let’s us discover more Oregon foods and beverages!

  15. Arturo. Calilung January 4, 2019 at 12:52 am #

    I’m always up for a taste of Oregon’s best! Send me to sample the state’s wares.

  16. Courtney Kostic January 4, 2019 at 8:51 am #

    Looks like a great place to take my mom for her birthday! She loves wine!

  17. Nicole January 4, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    Would love to take my husband for a night out!

  18. Rene January 4, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    To get friggin tanked for free

  19. Katie January 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

    My Oregon wine-loving friend’s birthday is this weekend and I’d love to take her!

  20. shawna January 6, 2019 at 6:48 am #

    We would love to attend this. I went to a similar event held years ago at the fairgrounds (under a different name) and would love to attend again and taste the current wineries, etc.

  21. Lizz January 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

    I forgot what fun is, attending this may help me remember.

  22. Louisa January 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

    I’m always thirsty and hungry!

  23. M.L. January 7, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    Sounds like a great date night!!

  24. Catherine January 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

    Would love to attend!

  25. Monica January 8, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    How have I lived in Oregon all my life and never heard of this event?! This sounds like a fantastic way to start my 2019 with all the best of the Pacific Northwest!

  26. Shannon January 8, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

    I’ve never been but would love to go!

  27. Andrea January 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

    This sounds like a cool event, I would love to attend.

  28. Kathleen Cacouris January 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

    wow wow wow ! Would love to attend!

  29. Roz January 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

    Three things I love: Food, drinks and the fair!!!! Would love to be selected!!! Thank you!

  30. Beth January 8, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    I have been to so many state fairs but I haven’t heard of this! I would love to go! Thank you!!!

  31. Nikki January 8, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    Oregon does a great job with food and beverage products. Would love to experience it all in one spot!

  32. Amber January 8, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

    New to Portland, looks like a fun event!

  33. molli taylor January 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm #

    im really interested in this event. looks super cool!

  34. Valerie January 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    Sounds like a perfect event for a thirsty person like me :)

  35. Nicole SmithRyan January 9, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

    Food and experience Portland…sign me up

  36. Cayla January 9, 2019 at 4:48 pm #

    Would to learn more about wine, beer, spirits, etc from the experts!

  37. Erin B January 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

    ooo this would be great – so much to learn*

  38. Maureen Leong-Kee January 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

    This sounds like such a fun event! I love trying new food and beverages and supporting our local purveyors!

  39. Kevin January 10, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

    Who doesn’t like to eat in Portland?

  40. Mac January 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

    Would be such a good way to get out and try something new! Can’t wait!

  41. Cris January 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm #

    Wonderful opportunity to win and enjoy such a treat! Thanks

  42. Nicole January 11, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    This sounds so fun and I hadn’t heard of this event!

  43. JEREMIAH JOHNSON January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am #

    It’s been years since I’ve been to a food festival and its been months since my wife and I have been out somewhere nice just the two of us. This sounds awesome, and if we got the tickets for free we would enjoy it more with more money for the food and drinks!

  44. Zoe Shipley January 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    What a fun event to chase away the winter blues!

  45. Ashley B. January 13, 2019 at 9:25 am #

    This event looks like such fun! My partner and I love to explore events and places we have not attended in the great NW. We also would love to try the many beverages represented all in one place! Looks like time well spent.

  46. Vik January 14, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    This will be fun!! Please chose me.. :-)

  47. Amanda January 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    Would be a great way to try something new!

  48. Renata January 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    Would love to check this out!

  49. Tracey Coffman January 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    Yum!

  50. Riona Abhainn January 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    That sounds like fun, summertime and the fair are a long ways out, but we can get a taste of the fun now.

  51. Liz January 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

    Super fun!

  52. Ben Rainey January 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    Sounds like a fun date night!

  53. Ben January 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    Sounds like a fun date night!

  54. Cody January 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

    I love Portland! Grew up here, but because of my job, I don’t get to spend too much time at home. Would love to go while I have the chance!

  55. Jon January 15, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    Sounds like a very good time ! What better than to enjoy some wine, brew, spirits, art, and some food on a winter afternoon. I would love to attend with my wife !

  56. Greg January 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ve never been but I’d love to take a friend there.

  57. Ed January 15, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

    YES! What a blast!

  58. Holly January 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    Sounds tasty!!

  59. Hunter January 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    This would be cool!

  60. Gemini G January 15, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

    Yummy Cider I’m so there!!

  61. Alyssa January 15, 2019 at 10:43 pm #

    Recently moved to the area looking for fun things to get out and do with the locals!

  62. ahna austin January 16, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    I’m a chef, I lead food tours…need I say more?

  63. Liz S. January 16, 2019 at 7:51 pm #

    Hoping to check out this FABULOUS event—can’t believe I’ve only ever driven through Salem :)

  64. Tara Keitz January 16, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

    This would be a first for me and it sounds AMAZING!!!

  65. Kathleen M. Algard January 17, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

    So Oregon, particularly PDX is known for being “Beervana”, I would love to take my “Amigas” out
    to show them, PDX is more than just beer..we also rock the wine scene as well! thankyou for your
    consideration to win these fun tickets!

  66. DL Cook January 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    This sounds like a fun way to kick off the new year of many events!

  67. Tina January 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  68. Meghan Thomas January 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

    Love food and wine

  69. Jamie January 24, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

    Seems like a great way to spend the weekend!

  70. Lisa Morrow January 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

    I love Oregon wine – would love to win tickets!

  71. Lyndse Neppl January 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

    This event is right up my alley! I love Oregon Wine, Cidars and Brews! Pick me :)

  72. Sharon January 25, 2019 at 8:43 am #

    Yum, what fun! Love to go.

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