March 03-24-18


Noon - 9:00pm


Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion

Join Us! / learn how to purchase tickets, sponsor the event or help by volunteering

About the Food & Wine Festival / a bit of history

Originally conceived by the Saint Martin’s Alumni Association to help fulfill its mission to promote, support and enhance the Saint Martin’s educational and monastic community, the annual Capital Food & Wine Festival is a popular community celebration that has much to offer those who attend. The Festival is managed by a mostly all-volunteer committee of alumni, friends, University staff and other members from the greater community. At this year’s 28th annual festival, patrons can sample and taste: At this year’s 28th annual festival, patrons can sample and taste:
  • More than 100 varietal and blended wines from Washington State wineries.
  • Many different beers on tap
  • Food favorites from local restaurants.
Saint Martin's University Thurston County Chapter welcomes alumni (graduates and attendees) from Saint Martin’s High School, College and the University. Each year the Thurston County Chapter uses the funds it raises through efforts such as the Capital Food & Wine Festival to make generous contributions to Saint Martin’s University that directly benefits current and future students – from scholarship support to programmatic and capital needs.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 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 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes nearly 1,200 undergraduate students and 323 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at
  • Everyone is welcome to attend the Festival, however, no one under 21 years of age will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Everyone under age 30 will have ID checked at the door.
  • Baby strollers are not permitted.
  • Security personnel will be present at the Festival.
  • Anyone who is overly disruptive will be asked to leave the premises.
In compliance with state liquor laws, we have to use scrip instead of real money when patrons wish to sample the alcohol. Since each bottle of wine costs different amounts of money, the number of scrip charged for each taste is in direct connection to the cost of the bottle of wine or beer. Restaurants select the price they charge to sample their food. We are fortunate to have a wonderful variety of restaurants and you will have many options to consider should you want to try the food… which we hope you do. There will also be wineries and microbreweries ready to provide a variety of their best as well. And they all cost something for the tastes. The entry ticket cost includes a wine glass or beer glass, and all the other costs in organizing the festival are rolled into this price. Security, entertainment, renting of non-flammable curtains/table skirts, utilities, among many other things are all part of the ticket cost. We are proud of keeping this cost as low as possible and the prices have been in this range for over a decade.

Tickets / don't wait, grab your tickets now and save!

Tickets available through March 24 at most TwinStar Credit Union branches, O’Blarney’s Irish Pub in Lacey, Ralph’s Thriftway and Bayview Thriftway in Olympia, at the SMU Marcus Pavilion ticket office in Lacey, or online at the website:

Purchase Tickets
  • $15 per person VIP if purchased in advance through March 24 via Capital Food & Wine Festival Eventbrite
  • $20 at the door March 25 after 12:00pm
  • Children under 12 admitted free of charge
  • Ticket price includes admission for one plus a choice of one wine or beer glass and $5 worth of scrip.
  • Scrips will be available for purchase to be used for samplings of wine, beer & delicious food from our restaurants. For more information, please have a look at our pricing details in the about section above.

Schedule / plan ahead and experience is all

Off Boulevard

Off Boulevard

Off Boulevard's band delivers a rhythmic background for the group's vocal stylings  For almost a decade, musicians  Vince Chavez (bass), Brian Ferris (guitar),  Kerry Gansburg (drums) and Maureen Johnson (keyboard) have been adding their unique talents to the
Carolena Matus Jazz Group

Carolena Matus Jazz Group

Carolena Mátus is a classically trained singer and jazz artist, with over 30 years of vocal experience, who spent the majority of her career living and performing in Las
Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker

Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some
Hook Me Up

Hook Me Up

Our talented, professionally trained musicians will wow you with a variety of vocal and instrumental musical entertainment. We have something for everyone whether you like dipping and dancing, dining
Been There Done That

Been There Done That

Olympia's Ultimate Classic Rock, Blues & Funk Band- BEEN THERE DONE THAT All the best music from the 60's 70's and 80's. Live and Insane!

Father George

Father George Performs
Marty Beagle and Friends

Marty Beagle and Friends

Combine versatile and stylistically diverse guitar playing with a somewhat skewed view of life in the Pacific NorthWest and you will probably find yourself listening to the music of

Event Sponsors / support the businesses that support us

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Wine / the other grape juice

Click on any Winery below to view more details and learn about what wines each will feature at the festival.

Abiqua Wine Vineyard

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Bavarian Cellars

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Convergence Zone Cellars

Convergence Zone Cellars is a family-owned and operated micro-winery located in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone (Woodinville’s Artisan Hill district) and in North Bend. The grapes for our wines are from some of Washington’s best vineyards in the Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain and Columbia Valley areas. Winemaker, Scott Greenberg, vints and blends the grapes into award-winning, small production, premium quality wines.

  • 2013 Sunbreak Chenin Blanc
  • 2011 Squall Line Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2011 Black Cloud Malbec

Coyote Canyon Winery

Coyote Canyon Winery, located in the Winemaker’s Loft in Prosser, WA, is loved by  wine enthusiasts because of our exceptional quality and diverse varietal selections. We put 23 years of love & passion into our vineyard and now are celebrating 10 years of equivalent love & care in making our gold medal  wines. All the Gang at Coyote Canyon winery look forward to sharing our passion for Coyote Canyon Wines with you!

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Elegante’ Cellars

Elegante’ Cellars is a small, boutique winery that produces handcrafted wines that are on the smoother, richer and more elegant style. Our specialties are our 100% varietal, red wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malbec, Tempranillo and Syrah.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Finn Hill Winery

Finn Hill is a small family winery on Artisan Hill in Woodinville, dedicated to creating elegant and powerful wines with a distinct “sense of place” from Washington vineyards.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Heymann Whinery

Heymann Whinery, located in historic downtown Centralia, produces country wines, traditional grape wines, and 2 port-style wines. With our diverse selection of wines, we offer something for all palates.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Hoodsport Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Horizon’s Edge Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Lopez Island Vineyards

LIV- Lopez Island Vineyards is a family run winery focusing on unusual varietals, with a reputation of expressing the terroir of the vineyard through  their award winning wines.  Founders Brent Charnley and Maggie Nilan have been growing grapes on Lopez Island and making outstanding Washington wines since 1987.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Love that Red Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Madsen Family Cellars


  • Wine List To Be Announced

Masquerade Wine Company

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Maison de Padget Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Marchetti Wines

marchettiMarchetti Wines is one of the oldest wineries in Thurston County. Specializing in unsulfited red wines, some of the most frequent comments we hear from people are ‘I haven’t tasted wine like this since I was in Italy’ or ‘I’ve never tasted wine like this.’ Using Old World processes, the wine is never placed in metal but is made & fermented in oak barrels from France, Hungary & the United States.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Maryhill Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Mosquito Fleet Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Mill Lane Winery

Dan and Deana Ferris are the owners of Mill Lane Winery in Tenino, WA.
We began making wine as a hobby several years ago, starting with simple recipes. As time has gone by, we began experimenting with different fruits, methods, oaking and spices and discovered we have a knack and a passion for creating wonderful wines.

We specialize in handcrafting fruit wines, with the majority of the fruit harvested from right here in Washington State.

We also have a robust line of red and white wines, along with specialty wines made with chocolate, ginger and other delicious ingredients. Our complete wine list has grown to over 40 varieties!

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Mt. St. Helens Cellars

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Naches Heights Vinyard

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Palouse Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Patterson Cellars

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Scatter Creek Winery

Scatter Creek is a small family owned boutique winery located in Tenino Washington just minutes from Olympia.  Celebrating 10 years in 2015,
and runner up in the “Best of Western Washington” Evening Magazine, Best Winery.  Scatter Creek offers a variety of soft whites, bold reds, and delicious Specialty Dessert Wines.
  • Wine List To Be Announced

Sleeping Dog Wines

Sleeping Dog Wines produces 500 cases per year using grapes sourced from the Buoy Vineyards, adjacent to the winery. All wines are produced on site with a lot of help from our friends.  Reds are aged in stainless steel, with judicious use of oak, and bottle aged until they re ready for your enjoyment.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Sovereign Cellars

Sovereign is a small Olympia winery specializing in Cab, Merlot and Syrah grapes from Walla Walla and Red mt. Are wines are special. All of our wines have received Gold and Double Gold awards each year at the Seattle Wiine Awards.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Stina’s Cellars

Stina’s Cellars is an award winning, family owned and operated, boutique winery located in Lakewood, Washington. We produce a wide range of premium wine from grapes grown in Eastern and Western Washington.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Stottle Winery Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

SuLei Cellars

SuLei Cellars is a boutique winery located in the Walla Walla Valley. We strive to support local business by sourcing our fruit from select Walla Walla, Yakima and Columbia Valley Vineyards. With a combination of Old and New World winemaking practices, we are focused on making quality wines.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Tanjuli Winery

Tanjuli celebrates wine as a labor of love and attention to detail; the magical synergies of old and new; the camaraderie and small joys of winemaking.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Three of Cups Winery

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Waving Tree Winery

Waving Tree Winery produces: Chardonnay, 10 Varieties of Italian and Rhone wines, 4 Red blends and 5 Sweet wines. We are a small family owned winery, we have 35 acres of Estate Vineyards on the Columbia River by our Winery in the Community of Maryhill, WA. we also have a tasting room there and in Kirkland.

  • Wine List To Be Announced

Westport Winery


  • Wine List To Be Announced

Wilridge Winery and Vineyard

Winery Description is Coming Soon

  • Wine List To Be Announced
Winery Application

RJ's Cellar / Sponsored by Hanson Subaru

In memory of Saint Martin’s alumna Randi Johnson who helped pioneer and lead the creation of the first Capital Food & Wine Festival in1989, as well as being an active participant in the success of the Alumni Association for 25 years.

Beer / proof God loves us and wants us to be happy

Click on any Brewery below to view more details and learn about what beers each will feature at the festival.

Deschutes Brewery


  • Beer List Coming Soon

Dick’s Brewing Company


  • Grapefruit IPA
  • Irish Red Ale

Fish Brewing Company


  • Beer List Coming Soon

Iron Horse Brewery

  • Beer List Coming Soon

Sierra Nevada

  • Otra Vez Gose Style Ale
  • Hop Hunter IPA

Silver City Brewery


  • Ridgetop Red Ale
  • Nice Day IPA
Brewery Application

Click on any Restaurant below to view more details and learn about what menu items each will feature at the festival.

Food / the best the northwest has to offer

Batdorf & Bronson

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Menu Items To Be Announced

Bayview Thirftway

Details coming soon

  • Menu coming soon

Beau Legs

  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Cajun Style Jambalaya
  • Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Sauce

Blissful Wunders Confectionary Chocolates

  • Menu Coming Soon

Budd Bay Cafe & River’s Edge

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Clam Chowder
  • Steak Tacos

Forrey’s Forza TC Pie Company

  • Baked Goods
  • Pies
  • Pastries

Ila's Foods

  • Menu Coming Soon

Jerky Girl

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Menu Coming Soon

Lucky Eagle Casino

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Menu Coming Soon

Madeline's Bavarian Wurst

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Menu Coming Soon

O’Blarney’s Irish Pub

  • Beer Buddies (deep fried tater tots)
  • Reuben Wraps
  • Fried Soda Bread w/cinnamon

Olympia Olive Oil

  • Olive oil and vinegars
  • Pasta
  • Seasoning

Olympic Mountain Ice Cream


  • Menu Items Coming Soon

Old Ranger Smoked Products

  • Menu Items Coming Soon

Paella Pro

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Mixed Paella
    Sausage, Chicken and Rice, and Lamb Paella

Red Wind Casino

  • Menu Coming Soon

Southbay Dickerson's BBQ

Restaurant Description Coming Soon

  • Menu Items To Be Announced
Restaurant Application

Volunteer / help us

The Saint Martin’s Thurston County Chapter relies on dozens of volunteers to make every Capital Food & Wine Festival a success in it’s mission to raise funds for Saint Martin’s student scholarships and programs.

A handful of volunteers staff a festival steering committee that spends hundreds of combined hours over the course of the year planning a fun, exciting and safe festival production for the nearly 5,000 people who attend annually.

Volunteers also are recruited and counted on to help with a myriad of duties throughout the day of the festival. We are currently searching for flexible, good-natured volunteers who are able to perform a service, without pay and with a smile on their face.

Volunteers are asked to commit to attend a pre-festival training session, and work at least one shift during the day of the festival, taking on additional shifts if possible. Proof of Age via valid ID is required the day of the festival.

All volunteers are asked to attend the following festival training session:
March 22nd, 6 p.m. 
Norman Worthington Conference Center, Saint Martin’s University

Volunteer Signup

Click the volunteer positions below to learn more about each.

Pourers – Wine and Beer

Pourers must be at least 21 years old. They will be assigned to a winery or brewery to assist and monitor pouring. They will be responsible for notifying Vendor Support personnel when supplies (wine/beer, ice, glasses, water and other items) need replenishing. Must be able to gauge level of consumption of individuals and refuse service as appropriate, in accordance with guidance provided by the State Liquor Licensing Board.

Vendor Support

Vendor Support volunteers are on their feet for most of their shift. Should be able to lift at least 20 lbs. They will provide support throughout the entire venue replenishing supplies (wine/beer, ice, glasses, water and other items) to wine and beer booths. They will empty garbage containers, clear tables, keep the areas clean and safe from spills throughout the venue.

Door Monitor

Door Monitors may request chairs be made available to them if they are unable to stand for the duration of their shift. Door Monitors direct festival attendees, volunteers, vendors and others to the appropriate entry door. Those assigned to front door security will confirm each person’s age using approved picture ID and then will then affix the proper Event ID Band on the person’s wrist. Ensure neither open wine nor beer containers are taken outside of the building. Ensure individuals who re-enter the building have the appropriate colored/type Event ID Band. Help provide a safe presence during the festival.

Volunteers Check-in Room Registrar

Registrars will direct Volunteers, Vendors, Entertainment members and guests, and TwinStar Credit Union Volunteers to the assigned area for check-in. They will confirm each person’s age using a driver’s license or other approved picture ID. They will than apply the “Working Status” Event ID Band on the person’s wrist. As needed, they will replace the “Working Status” Event ID bands with age-appropriate Event ID bands after volunteers complete their shift. Registrars should be prepared for a hectic environment.

Event Location

St. Martin’s Marcus Pavillion
5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, United States

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Parking /

Event parking on campus is limited. Additional parking is available at Lacey’s South Sound Mall (behind Target and Kohl’s), with free shuttle service to the Marcus Pavilion’s front door from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The shuttle pick up spot is near the covered sidewalk in front of Chicago Title. South Sound Mall: 711 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503

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