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Savor the San Juans!


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Savor The San JuansCulinary delights abound during the month of October.  Come visit many of San Juan Island's great restaurants and treat your taste buds to a three course meal for $30-35. Some Restaurants will even offer themed dinners and cooking classes!


INNsider Tip

Food is the perfect complement to your stay with us for an epicurean escape!




Follow the sound of the traditional Bavarian orchestra to the San Juan Country Fairgrounds for Oktoberfest! Located inn the Indoor Pavilion, this lively celebration will sweep you away to Germany with costumes, music, dancing, and of course, food! The traditional dinner, inncluding beverages and entertainment, will begin at 5:30 and continue until 10pm. Take the whole family! An hour and a half of family-friendly games begin at 4pm!


INNsider Tip

Sport a German/Bavarian costume to get inn for $5 instead of $8! (Kids enter free!)




Island artists open their doors and studios to celebrate this Fall Festival of Art October 6 & 7, 2012. Take a self-guided tour of San Juan Island's back roads and hidden gems to discover the creative local talent our island has to offer. Not bringing a car? Many of the amazing galleries and museums will also be showcasing local masterpieces and hosting special events right in Friday Harbor, just steps from the Island Inn at 123 West.


INNsider Tip

Check out the San Juan Visitors Bureau or stop by and grab a brochure from one of our Experience Ambassadors for a complete list of participating artists, galleries and museums!


The Great Island Grown Festival

Celebrate local farms and food with an entire month of events comprising The Great Island Grown Festival!


INNsider Tip

Head out to San Juan Vineyards on Saturday, October 20th and join inn the fun picking grapes and partying to celebrate the annual free-admission Harvest Festival!


Farmers' Markets

Farmer's MarketThere's still time to sample the local harvest! The outdoor Saturday Farmers' Markets continue through October on San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands. From 10am to 1pm, Brickworks Plaza on San Juan will be bustling with folks wandering through the fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, eggs, dairy products and seafood. Flowers, artwork and soaps can also be found!


INNsider Tip

Stay a while and enjoy freshly-prepared breakfast and lunch goodies, too!


San Juan Island Lodging

Friday Harbor HotelThere's no better Friday Harbor hotel to dig INN to all that Friday Harbor has to offer than ours - The Island Inn at 123 West.  Even better, drop by for a visit anytime inn October and enjoy 25% savings INNstantly!

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