Saint Martin’s Annual Capital Food and Wine Festival coming March 27

March 23, 2010

Lacey, Washington — The 21st annual Capital Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Saint Martin’s Alumni Association, will be held on Saturday, March 27 in the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin’s University, from 12 noon to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the Festival will benefit Saint Martin’s University students and programs.

The Capital Food and Wine Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, hosting regional vintners, microbrewers, and South Sound restaurants and food vendors, as well as musical entertainment throughout the day. Over 40 wineries and more than a dozen breweries will be at this year’s Festival. The primary sponsors this year include O’Blarney’s Irish Pub, Redwind Casino, Frost & Co., TwinStar Credit Union, Virgil Adams Real Estate, Heritage Bank, and Olympia Federal Savings.

Festival tickets are $12 if pre-purchased and $14 at the door on the day of the event. Ticket price includes admission and choice of a festival wine or ale glass at the door. You may pre-purchase tickets online at

 or at these locations: Ralph’s Thriftway, Bayview Thriftway, Twinstar Credit Union, and the Marcus Pavilion.

“We’re looking forward to a great 2010 Festival,” says Randi Johnson, one of the Festival directors. “The music is going to be great, and we have new and returning restaurants and several new wineries. The closing time has been moved up to 9 p.m. so come early and enjoy this annual community fundraiser.”

Everyone is welcome to attend this event. However, in accordance with Washington State laws and regulations, no one under the age of 21 will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages; IDs will be checked at the door.

For more information about this event, visit: or call 360-438-4366.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Randi Johnson and Sandra Quebedeaux
Festival directors
Saint Martin’s Alumni Association

Deidre Eaton
Advancement officer
alumni relations & special events
Saint Martin’s University

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University