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The Weekend Report: Food festival, holiday wine fest...

Welcome to the Weekend Report - where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend, the things you definitely don't want to miss. Why should we have all the fun at these events? Most of the things we are previewing here, we will be at - so if you see us say hi! We're guaranteed to miss some, so definitely email us if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Saturday, November 17

Gobble Up. Be sure to wear your stretchy pants because Gobble Up is all things "craft food." Shop for bites and beverages at the Bell Harbor Conference Center. The food festival is geared to both everyday customers as well as restaurants, chefs, and other professionals in the food industry.

Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

TedXSeattle. Come hang out with us this weekend at TedXSeattle! There will be 10+ speakers from the Seattle area who will give 18 minute speeches about all the things that will help us GROW, sista!

McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tickets: $80

Cranksgiving. This fun and charitable scavenger hunt! Get on your bike to begin and you will be given a secret list of unique food sellers around Seattle buying food to donate to Rainier Valley Food Bank. You can go solo or you can get a team together!

Swift Industries
558 1st Avenue
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Holiday Wine Fest. This wine exhibition promises a world-class lineup of wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine and artisan vendors!

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
301 Mercer St
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Washington Distillers Festival. Bring your friends and your DD to Washington Distillers Festival which includes 10 tasting tokens, 24 participating distilleries and a silent auction.

Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Julefest. Formerly Yulefest, Julefest will bring the Christmas spirit to the Nordic Heritage Museum where there will be tons of Scandinavian food, craft booths, folk dancers, a beverage garden and access to the museum. This event will run both on Saturday and Sunday.

Nordic Heritage Museum
2655 NW Market St
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets: $7+

Festival of Trees. Head on over to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel to check out their annual Christmas tree festival where they will have 21 designer trees in the lobby and driveway. You can also visit the family celebration and the teddy bear suite.

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Greenlake Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off. Get your run on before you eat all those mashed potatoes and stuffing for Thanksgiving! This run around Greenlake is both a 5 and 10k with both running and walking. There will be a post-race beer garden and mashed potato eating contest afterwards. MAGIC.

7201 East Green Lake Dr N
8 a.m.
Registration: $45