Tofurkyfest: New Facility Grand Opening
Friday, September 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM (PDT)
Welcome to the new Tofurky Nation!
We have spent the last 3 years planning and building our new, state of the art Tofurky production plant in Hood River, OR. Nearing completion, it’s looking fabulous and is only the 2nd food plant in the United States to be awarded the coveted LEED Platinum designation. A lot of planning and hard work are coming to fruition so what better reason to celebrate?
In recognition that we could not have ever done this without the unwavering support of our customers, brokers, buyers, employees and vendors, we are holding this gathering to celebrate the past and look forward to the future. We hope you will use this as an excuse to come to the demi paradise of Hood River, OR in the Pacific NW and learn more about who we are and why we live here. We are anxious to host you and have gathered some of our favorite, most fun and interesting people to help make this a historical weekend to remember.
So come early, stay late and extend your summer during the Northwest’s most consistently beautiful month. If you want to extend your experience out here beyond the weekend, let us know and we can help guide you down some little known paths to this special land that we call home.
Founder and President
The Tofurky Company
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Friday September 6
10 am to 4:30 pm Cascadia Adventure Options
Cascadia is the creation of our old river guide, Jim Wells who has made a life interpreting the Pacific Northwest in his lively, unique style and flair. Meet in Lobby of Hood River Inn.
Option 1. Klickitat River Float Trip
Explore the safe and scenic Klickitat River Gorge and Wildlife area from the comfort of a whitewater raft. Paddling is optional, lunch, raft guide and natural interpretation is provided on this journey to one of the hidden gems of the west. $89.00 pp (4 person minimum)
Option 2. Driving Miss Daisy
Hop into our 15 passenger van for a road trip down historic country roads. Stops include Garnier Vineyards located on an old 160 acre orchard with a classic century old mansion (a National Historic Landmark), the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (Lewis and Clark Expedition and early native cultures of the region) and an eclectic Museum known as “Maryhill” complete with art exhibits and even a replica of Stonehenge. $69.00 pp (includes lunch, museum fees, wine tasting and transportation)
Option 3. Columbia River Gorge Hike
The scenic trails in the gorge lead you deep into our most treasured wild places where you’ll see old growth trees, waterfalls and punch bowls, and an array of wildflowers and cascading streams. Our naturalist guides will lead the way sharing their knowledge and taking you to hidden gems -- places most visitors don’t get to see. Although you may experience a bit of elevation that gets us to some spectacular viewpoints, hiking will be at an easy pace. $44.00 pp (includes lunch, day packs, water bottles, transportation)
1 pm: Tofurky Challenge Golf Tournament-Indian Creek Golf Course 3605 Brookside Drive, Hood River, OR 97031 (541)386-7770
Enter solo or as a team in this 4 person per team scramble format at the nicest course in town. Fairways framed by trees and awesome views of Mt. Hood and fast, sloping greens make this course a worthy challenge for all. Greens fees, bag lunch, cart and entry into this prestigious, fun tournament are all included for $60.00 per player. Prizes include original NW gifts from local wineries, restaurants and pubs. Tournament Entry is $60 Clubs can be rented from the course for $45.00
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
10 am- all day First annual Tofurky Bocce Tournament
Starts at New Plant 602 Anchor Way, the perfect way to marry competion and fun come join us on the deck of our new plant for the rousing first ever Tofurky Bocce Tournament and bring your A game!
10 am - 3 pm Tours of new Tofurky Plant
Come see a building that is truly worth making a fuss about. LEED Platinum Certfied and equipped with a Bocce court! Walk (about 20 minutes, one mile) or drive (3 minutes) from the Hood River Hotel.
11 am to 12 pm Vegetarian Cooking 101. New Tofurky Plant Employee Lunch Room
Chef Alex Bury will demonstrate basic vegetarian cooking techniques and recipes
Free Tofurky Hot dogs, sausages, beer, music and craft booths in the parking lot of the new Tofurky plant. Also Come taste some of the latest creations we have developed!
1 pm to 2 pm Better than Grilled Cheese Class #1 New Tofurky Plant Employee Lunch Room
Cheese, you say? That’s right – even vegans can say “cheese” again with recipes from Miyoko Schinner. Join Miyoko, author of bestseller “Artisan Vegan Cheese,” as she whips up some old favorites in new fashion. Stuffed Shells with light-as-air Ricotta (no, it’s not made from tofu), Buffalo Mozzarella, and even Fondue –get ready to indulge!
3 pm to 4 pm Better than Grilled Cheese Class #2 New Tofurky Plant Employee Lunch Room
The fun only began in the first cheese class – this one even features dessert! Start off with a vegan Provolone and Tofurky Ground Beef Pasty (a Cornish pie), vegan Philadelphia-style cream cheese, and end with a luscious Chocolate Cream Cheese Mousse!
3 pm Disc Golf Tournament Morrison Disc Golf Park
Meet in the Hood River Inn lobby and bring your frisbee or flying disc! We will head out to Hood River's Morrison Disc Golf Course for a disc golf experience you surely won't forget! No experience (or Frisbees) needed! Come find out why this is one of our country’s fastest growing sports, Meet and get tips from Professional Disc Golf Instructor (and current Woman's Frizbee Masters Champ) Emma Rose Hanley!
6 pm Tofurky Fest Grand Opening Banquet
Speakers: Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States
Dr. Michael Greger, Director of Animal Health and Agriculture, HSUS
9 pm to Midnight Tofurky Disco and Costume Ball with Rockin’ Blues Music provided by the DK-4
Dancing is said to be the best activity to combat the onset of dementia. Drive the cobwebs out of your brain by dancing in the Tofurky Disco cages to the funky bluesy beat of local bands. Costumes available on site. “You’ve never known freedom until you have danced in a cage!”
This all-star Portland quartet (plus horns) infuses classic cuts, obscure nuggets and DK Stewart originals with a fresh take on the blues, New Orleans funk and R&B. Nothing you've ever heard before. Jazz you can dance to and blues you can feel in your chest. Blue-eyed soul with genre-specific and historically accurate presentations. Original charts that you'd swear were written in the 40's or 50's. And a "live" performance that sounds like the stereo in your living room with a dance floor full of people to share it with.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
10 am TOFURKY TROT Hood River Inn Lobby
Run/walk the 5 K trail that winds along the Hood River Waterfront. Finish at the new Tofurky plant for Bocce finals and snacks.
12 noon Bocce Tournament Finals New Tofurky Plant
Who will win the coveted “2013 Tofurky Bocce Team” award? Come watch the fun or just sit and relax in the late summer sun watching the windsurfers glide by from our party deck high above the mighty Columbia
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