Seattle Made Week 2016: October 7-16

Posted on October 07, 2016, 7:03 am
4 mins

Since 2014, Seattle Made Week has put a spotlight on high quality goods made right in the PNW. Why Produce locally? Seattle Made has this to say about it:

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Put a bird in it at Seattle Made Week

“Producing locally—from food and energy to materials and consumer products—means more secure jobs and income for our region and less reliance on an often uncertain global economy. A broader, more vibrant local manufacturing sector will provide a more diverse base of living wage jobs, a more fertile landscape for entrepreneurs, and enormous opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of production and distribution. And—winning sports teams and Mount Rainier aside—few things elicit more local pride than saying, “Look—this was made right here in Seattle!”

Be sure to visit the official website for a complete rundown of all the main events and events around town, along with ticket information. In the meantime, here are a few highlights throughout the week.

Seattle Made Week

Market Day

When: Saturday, October 8, 10am-4pm

Where: KEXP (472 1st Ave N)

“Join us for the first ever Seattle Made Market, an afternoon of shopping  from over 30 Seattle Made manufacturers in the newly opened KEXP community gathering space. Check out jewelry, kids gear, housewares, paper goods, accessories, furniture – all made right here in Seattle!

A hundred lucky customers will get swag bags upon opening so get there early and get a surprise bag of goodness!”

Free and open to all ages.

Brewer’s Night

When: Thursday, October 13, 6-8pm

Where: Flatstick Pub (240 2nd Ave S)

“Beer Lovers Unite!

Come sample some of the best beer made in Seattle, at one of the best pubs in Seattle! A lively night featuring the brewers and beer from 15 + Seattle Made breweries at Flatstick Pub, complete with duffle-board and indoor mini-golf! Come meet and cheer on the brewers as they vie for the Seattle Made Duffle-Board championship! We will also feature a small pop-up shop showcasing beer related products!”

Free.

Taste of Seattle Made Party

When: Friday, October 14, 6:30-10:30pm

Where: Metropolist (29311st Ave S)

“Dang that’s good!

Beer, pasta, hot sauce, wine, popsicles, cheese, chocolate, whiskey, sausage, crackers, ice cream! Come sample tasty goodness from 40+ different Seattle-based food and beverage makers, then stick around for a rockin’ DJ dance party, food trucks and bar. Your ticket gets you 7 alcohol pours and unlimited food samples.”

$35 for General public, $25 for Seattle Made members. 21+. Get tickets here

Demo Day

When: Saturday, October 15,

Where: MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) (860 Terry Ave N)

“Seattle is known for and takes pride in its locally made products. Unique forms of craftsmanship and manufacturing have been central to the growth and innovations stemming from this region. Visit some of the city’s noteworthy producers at this special event during Seattle Made Week, and learn how local companies create their products, letting ingenuity take shape. Demonstrations will include both interactive, ongoing presentations and stage presentations.”

MOHAI members & 14 and under free. Event included with museum admission $13.95 – $19.95

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