Tastin’ n Racin’ has become one of the Northwest’s premier festivals. Now celebrating its 16th year, Tastin’ n Racin’ features food booths, arts and crafts and select commercial products. For entertainment, you will find two days of APBA boat racing with hydros and PWC racing, live bands, two beer gardens, kids play area (with climbing walls, inflatable toys, etc), custom car and hot boat shows and lots more family fun. We continually work on our show to make it the biggest and best. Once again, 2012 will feature Unlimited Hydroplanes, both vintage and turbine! That means, there is two days full of different action, and something for everyone! 2010 we broke all attendance records with nearly 60,000 (per State Park Count) people coming out to 74 degree weather and clear blue skies. With the spring rains, the grounds were very wet, and therefore closed most of the on site parking, but the crowds still came parking up to 1/2 mile away!!! Now that is dedication to an event!!! This has shown Tastin’ n Racin’ planners that we are on the right track!!. Tastin’ n Racin’ is promoted by Seattle radio station KZOK, the Seattle Times, Reporter Papers and associate papers and the new social media avenues, to name a few (see media page). Promotion could not be better and crowds are expected to be even greater! The festival brings together three things that excite people- food, shopping and entertainment. This creates the perfect combination to make for a fun and profitable weekend for vendors.
Lake Sammamish State Park – 2000 NW Sammamish Road, Issaquah WA 98027
John O’Brien & Jon (J.C.) Courtright
Saturday, June 9th , 9:00am – 7pm
Sunday, June 10th , 9:00am – 6:00pm
24 hours a day beginning Friday, June 8th at 8:00pm through Sunday, June 10th at 8:00pm.
Begins on Friday, noon – 8pm, Saturday, 7am – 9am. Other specifics will be mailed by May 25th. Driving on Grass will not be permitted and Event Security (Yellow shirts) will be issuing tickets for those who ignore warnings. Specific tear down hours will be in vendor packets.
You are responsible for supplying your own canopy, tables, chairs, etc. If you need to rent, call Adam at Abbey Rental (206) 362-3222 and ask for Tastin’ n Racin’ rates. (Sammamish State Park is supplying picnic tables for general public use only) Power is not included in booth fee*. Electricity can be purchased from our supplier, Hollywood Lights, @ (206) 292-2353. *Power is included in booth fees for food vendors.
Tastin’ n Racin’ tries to limit booth selections to two per profession/product i.e. 2 real estate, 2 banks, 2 pottery, etc. Food booths limited to one per main entree i.e.: tacos, ice cream, espresso, etc. Vendors will be selected on a competitive basis, based upon criteria established by Tastin’ n Racin’. Booth selection and placement may depend on: a) sponsorship (above and beyond minimum booth fees). b) longevity as a Tastin’ n Racin’ vendor. c) order in which application received. To be qualified for Arts & Crafts booth fee, 50% or more of the items must be made by the artist on site.
Lake Sammamish State Park is located on the south end of Lake Sammamish in Issaquah- bordering the City of Sammamish (combined pop. 55,000). It is minutes from surrounding communities such as Bellevue (pop. 117,137), Kirkland/Redmond (pop. 94,553)- all with ¾ of the population in the 18-64 target age group and average target income of $84,000 annually. Adjacent to I-90 and is also just 14 miles east of greater Seattle via I-90. (based on 2005 census numbers)
Parking is free. 2500 parking spaces. Please limit your vehicles to leave as many spaces for guests as possible.