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Chocolate and schnitzel (but not together): Proctor Chocolate Festival and Puyallup Oktoberfest this week

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Oct. 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm | No Comments »
October 4, 2010 5:40 pm
The sixth annual Oktoberfest Northwest will be Oct. 8-10 2010 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. This photo was taken in the beer garden in 2005. Staff photo/The News Tribune

Chocolate and schnitzel may make for an odd pairing, but it’s not so weird when you pair them up as festivals. The Proctor Chocolate Festival starts Wednesday and Oktoberfest Northwest starts Friday in Puyallup. Click “more” for details.


The sixth annual Oktoberfest Northwest doesn’t go light on the fried meat and meat on a bun. Take a look at these menu items:

Schnitzel: Pork or chicken schnitzel plate with warm German potato salad and hot slaw; Pork or chicken schnitzel sandwich topped with sweet and sour slaw; Wiener schnitzel
On a bun: Grilled Bratwurst or Knockwurst on a hoagie bun; Polish dogs
Portable food: Assorted piroshky
Hearty eating: Hungarian goulash, spaetzle noodles, Reuben sandwich
Sweet finish: German chocolate cake, apple strudel
Find more menu details and a list of beers served in the beer garden here:*+

6th Annual EQC Oktoberfest Northwest
Where: Puyallup Fairgrounds
When: 11 a.m.-midnight Friday Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday Oct. 9 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 10
Admission: $8 for adults (children 12 and younger free)
Admission discounts: Free admission 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday Oct. 8, half-price admission ($4) all day Sunday
Parking: Free
More information:


Chocolate martinis? Chocolate cupcakes? Chocolate bake-off?
Sign me up. The third annual Proctor Chocolate Festival will have these events and more as part of the chocolate festival that starts Wednesday:

Pancake Breakfast: A free chocolate chip breakfast from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 9 at the Defiance Masonic Lodge near the post office. Breakfast is free, but donations are welcomed.

Bake-off: The chocolate contest starts at 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 9 at Knapp’s Restaurant. Cakes, brownies, bars and cookies may be entered. The only requirement is that chocolate has to be an ingredient. Bring your entry by 3 p.m. with a copy of the recipe. Prizes are $50 for first and $25 for second.

Taste and pair: Proctor’s Metropolitan Market will have a variety of activities during Chocolate Fest:
Thursday Oct. 7 (12-3 and 4-6): Chocolate and Gluten Free demonstration.
Friday Oct. 8 (12-3 and 4-6): Chocolate and Cheese demonstration.
Saturday Oct. 9 (12-4): A variety of delectable chocolate tastings.

Proctor Chocolate Festival
When: Wednesday Oct. 6-Saturday Oct. 9
Where: Various businesses, Proctor District
More details, including who is making chocolate martinis and decadent brownies and cupcakes, here:

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