There are two big festivals this weekend I wanted to bring to your attention. 

The North American Organic Brewers Festival, the biggest festival of its kind in the United States, will be held in Portland, Oregon from June 25-27, 2010. The 6th annual NAOBF will feature more than 50 organic beers from around the country.

Admission to the festival is free. For $6 festival goers can buy a reusable, compostable cup and $1 tokens that can be used to purchase a taste for one token and a full glass of beer for four tokens. Organic food is also available for purchase.

The East Coast Food and Wine Festival will be held in Pennington, New Jersey at Hopewell Valley Vineyards on June 26-27, 2010. I attended last year’s festival, where I enjoyed some very good food and started my education on New Jersey’s great wines.

Admission is $35/day if ordered online or $40/day at the gate and gets festival goers tastings in a commemorative from all participating wineries as well as admission to all cooking demonstrations and seminars.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Beer on West Coast, wine on East Coast
Oregon hosts an organic beer festival while New Jersey is home to slow food and wine this weekend.