There is so much to do during the entire month of October 2016 when our 9th Annual ‘Savor the San Juans – A Month-long Medley of Food, Farms & Art’ takes place. This movable feast for the senses pulls together all of the elements of a memorable post-summer vacation getaway, including wine tastings, harvest festivals, farm tours and events, plus specials at some of the finest lodgings and restaurants in the “gourmet archipelago.” Check out all of the delicious details below as they continue to be added. View the many events & specials from last year below.

 Savor the San Juans Events:

  • Up! Up! Farm Film Festival - The Future of Farming, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, September 29 - October 1

  • Orcas Island Historical Museum - Heritage Harvest Fest, Orcas Island, October 1

  • Coho Restaurant - Oktoberfest Dinner, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 2

  •  San Juan Vineyards Harvest Festival, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 3

  • Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 3

  • Island Harvest Chili Cook-off, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 3

  • Seed Program, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 3

  • Farmers' Markets, Orcas Island & Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

  • Orcas Island Farm Tour, Orcas Island, October 4

  • Savor an Evening Meal at School, Lopez Island, October 8

  • Orcas Island Film Festival, Orcas Island, October 9-11

  • Lopez Island Fall Farm Tours - Day 1, Lopez Island, October 10

  • Fall Gardening Workshop, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 10

  • Historic Friday Harbor Guided Walking Tour, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 10

  • Lopez Island Fall Farm Tours - Day 2, Lopez Island, October 11

  • San Juan Island Three Farms Walking Tour, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 11

  • Camp Orkila's Fall Festival & Haunted Hay Ride, Orcas Island, October 11

  • Farm-to-Table Dinner at The Edenwild -  After the Lopez Island Farm Tour, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner with wine pairing from Lopez Island Vineyards, Lopez Island, October 11

  • Pebble Cove Farm - Vegan Cheese Making Class, Orcas Island, October 15

  • Coho Restaurant - Barrister Winemaker's Dinner, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 16

  • Roche Harbor Pioneer Cemetery Tour, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 17

  • Know Your Farmer Photo Exhibit, Lopez Island, October 23 -  November 7

  • FALLfest in the Park, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island,  October 24

  • BAT-tacular (Almost) Full Moon Hike, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 24

  • Bite of the San Juan Islands, Sponsored by San Juan Island Cheese, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 25

  • Friday Harbor Ghost Walk, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, October 31

  • Friday Harbor Film Festival, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, November 6-8

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival "A Wild Life", Orcas Island, November 14

  • The Bay's Fall Wine Dinner - Lopez Island, November 14

Savor these restaurant & local food offerings:

Lopez Island

  • Farm-to-Table Dinner at The Edenwild -   After the Lopez Island Farm Tour, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner with wine pairing from Lopez Island Vineyards, October 11

  • Lopez Islander Resort Restaurant,  Savor Early Bird Dinners

  • The Bay - Fine dining featuring Lopez Island ingredients with a water view

Orcas Island

  • Brown Bear Baking Co. - Great quiche, croissants, cookies, rustic breads & coffee
  • Doe Bay Café – Farm-to-table seafood café overlooking the water
  • Inn at Ship Bay – Fine dining featuring local ingredients in an old farmhouse
  • Kathryn Taylor Chocolates - Award-winning handmade chocolates
  • New Leaf Café – Casual waterfront dining featuring local ingredients
  • Octavia's Bistro at the Orcas Hotel - Casual dining in  historic hotel
  • Orcas Island Food Co-op - Deli counter, local meats, seafood & produce
  • The Kitchen - Asian food featuring organic island ingredients
  • The Mansion Restaurant at Rosario Resort – Fine dining in a historic mansion

San Juan Island

  • Backdoor Kitchen – Local seafood, meats in a garden setting
  • Cask & Schooner - Local gastropub fare overlooking the harbor
  • Coho Restaurant - Oktoberfest Dinner, Oct. 2

  • Coho Restaurant - Barrister Winemaker's Dinner, Oct. 16

  • Coho Restaurant - October Chef's Tasting Special

  • Cynthia's - Casual, homemade breakfast fare
  • Duck Soup Inn – Autumn Harvest Family Dinner, Rustic dining in the woods featuring island-grown ingredients, Oct. 1-21

  • Market Chef - Casual eat in or outside, also great grab & go lunches, fresh, local fare
  • Roche Harbor Resort Dining - Three restaurants at historic Roche Harbor Resort
  • San Juan Island Cheese – Northwest beer, wine & cheese
  • San Juan Island Food Co-op - Savor Local Specials each week in October

  • San Juan Vineyards - Savor the San Juans Special for the Month of October

  • The Bluff Restaurant Bar Terrace - Savor our 3 for $30 Menu

  • The San Juan Islands Farmers Market - Saturday Savor Specials

  • The Place -  Consistently delicious Northwest cuisine highlighting seafood and local produce
  • Vinny's Ristorante - Italian fine dining

Lodging specials:

Savoring the San Juans also means quiet, peaceful slumbers in cozy rooms during the entire month of October.

Friday Harbor/San Juan Island

•  Argyle House Bed & Breakfast - Savor October 3 for 2 Special

•  Bird Rock Hotel - Save up to 20% off this October!

•  Boardwalk on the Water - Savor Fall Stay & Local Orcas Food

•  Choice Island Vacation Homes - Autumn "Savor" Savings

 Courtyard Suites - Savor the Savings

•  Discovery Inn - Savor the San Juans Fall Frenzy

•  Driftwood Farm Cottage - Savor Third Night $100 Off

•  Earthbox Inn & Spa - $129 Savor Special

•  Friday Harbor House - Savor the San Juans and Save

•  Harrison House Suites - October Savor Special

•  Highland Inn of San Juan Island - Fall Savor Special

•  Island Inn at 123 West - SAVOR the San Juan Swag

•  Island Inn at 123 West - $AVOR 15%!

•  Kirk House B & B - Savor the Harvest Getaway

•   Lakedale Resort - Savor 15% Discount

•  The Cabin of Two Bears - Savor the San Juans Special

•  Trumpeter Inn Bed & Breakfast - Savor October 2 Night Culinary Escape

• Tucker House Inn - October Savor Special

Orcas Island

•  Doe Bay Resort & Retreat - Savor the San Juans October Promo

•  North Beach Inn - October Apple Harvest Savor Special

•  Old Trout Inn Bed & Breakfast - Special Savor Dinner for Two

•  Orcas Island Getaway - Savor the San Juans Special

•  Pacific Realty Vacation Rentals - Savor the San Juans

​•  SeaStar Lodging on Orcas Island - Savor the View at 25% Off

Cultural offerings:

From an art market and gallery exhibits, to cooking classes, theater, film, music and ghost stories, October is a great month to savor the cultural offerings in the San Juans.

•  Colleen Carroll Photography - Savor the San Juans Portrait Session, Lopez Island, Oct. 1 - Dec. 1

•  Massage by the Sea - Savor the San Juans & Share in the Massage Experience! Orcas Island, Oct. 1-31

•  WaterWorks Gallery - Savor Sculpture - Tom Small, Oct. 3-24


Outdoors offerings:

•  .San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours - October "Savor" Special, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Oct. 1-31

•  Orcas Island Trail Rides - Savor the Island Rides, Orcas Island, Oct. 1 - Feb. 28


Kids specials:

 A Place to Play - Savor Date Night Childcare, Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, Oct. 3 & Oct. 17


Find all fall events on our Events Calendar