What a whirlwind! On November 10 - 12th, Seattle Met, in partnership with Amazon, Visit Seattle, Washington State Beef Farmers & Ranchers, Washington State Wines, and the Dairy Farmers of Washington, brought together 145 chefs, distillers, winemakers, brewers, and regional purveryors for a weekend of celebrating America's favorite livestock.

Featuring 3 days of day tastings, demos, and chef competitions in Cowabunga's Big Tent & Little Calf Tent, plus Friday night's Burger Bash, Saturday's steak-house inspired Seared event, and a family-friendly Sunday Brunch, 7,500+ guests from across the Pacific Northwest ate, drank and learned how to rope a cow! With live tunes from the June Bugs, Super-Krewe, and the Speakeasy Jazz Cats, stand-up from some of Seattle's top comedians, a late-night mindblowing burlesque show presented by House of Gorjess, and so much more, it was a weekend not to be missed!

A benefit for Seattle Theatre Group, Cowabunga raised $9,545 toward STG's annual educational programs and camps dedicated to bringing the arts to youth across the city. 

See all the photos from the weekend: 

A big THANK YOU to our founding partners and 2017 participants:


Visit Seattle

Washington's Beef Farmers & Ranchers - Presenting Sponsor of Cowabunga's Big Tent

Washington State Wines

Dairy Farmers of Washington - Presenting Sponsor of Cowabunga's Little Calf Tent

Whole Foods Market 

Fournier Group 

First Tech Credit Union - Presenting Sponsor of Cowabunga's Amazon Employee Preview 

Country Natural Beef 

Oregon Country Beef

Snake River Farms American Wagyu Beef

Agri Beef

Painted Hills Natural Beef

West Elm

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Auction of Washington Wine

William Grant & Sons

Seattle Threatre Group

Oberto Sausage Company


Amazon Books 

The Balvenie


Monkey Shoulder

Hudson Whiskey

Pelican Brewing Company



La Panzanella® and Beecher’s 

Snoqualmie Ice Cream

Bluebird Ice Cream 

Mt. Townsend Creamery


Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

Dusted Valley 

La Chanterelle

Almquist Family

Seven Hills Winery & Double Canyon

Washington State Wine

Wood Shop BBQ 

Hurry Curry          

Jack's BBQ 

Proletariat Butchery 

Oberto Beef Jerky 


Opus Co. 

Taqueria Nueve 


Elephant Seven

Forgeron Cellars

Pearl and Stone Wine Co,

The Walls Vineyard                                                                                                                                                                                         

Wilridge, Wines of Substance

Mercer Wine Estates, Silvara Vineyards

Novelty Hill-Januik, Treveri

Cadaretta, Upsidedown Wine

Double Canyon / Seven Hills, Eaglemount Columbia Winery

Rocky Pond

Mercer Wine Estates


Ashton Troy

Silvara Vineyards

Woodward Canyon

Seven Falls

Plain Cellars

Gordon Estates

Michael Florentino 

Owen Roe, Treveri            

Mercer Wine Estates 

Woodward Canyon Estates

La Chanterelle 

Patterson Cellars 

SIlverFire Stoves

Stacks/Xander's Food Truck


Big Dogs 


Tacos el Tajin



Jack's BBQ

Umami Kushi 

Seattle Coffee Works

Whole Foods Market | The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar

Domaine Ste. Michelle


The Maple Bar

Pike Brewing Company


Henry's Tavern

Katsu Burger

Li'l Woody's Burgers

Maslow's by FareStart

Quality Athletics


Tankard & Tun

The Hollywood Tavern

The Lobby Bar at Pan Pacific Seattle

Ghostfish Brewing Company

Standard Brewing


House Wine Cans

Wines of Substance

CasaSmith, Eaglemount

Silvara Vineyards


Asadero Prime

Capitol Cider



Emma's BBQ

Manu's Tacos

Proletariat Butchery

Red Cow


Toro Bravo

Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Owen Roe

Lauren Ashton Cellars

Seven Hills Winery & Double Canyon

Cotes de Ciel

Adrice Wines

Madame Astral Lux


Cubes Baking Co.


The Confectional

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