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Updated September 6, 2023

Friday and Saturday’s workshops will run in the morning and afternoon, with an hour lunch break at 12:30 pm.  Sunday’s workshops will be late morning and early afternoon.  There will be a dinner break scheduled Friday and Saturday between the end of workshops and the evening dancing.

The hotel restaurant, The Fig & Judge, is on the the same floor as the Madison Ballroom and is open for breakfast and lunch.  Some food and beverage items will also be available at the 515 Bar & Lounge on the hotel’s main floor, open late afternoon to late night.  The 515 Coffee Bar is only open for coffee service in the morning.  For hours and other details, visit

There are also many dining options near the hotel, in Downtown, International District, and Capitol Hill, including an Amazon Go market less than two blocks away (requires a phone app and an Amazon account) and a couple other small markets within a few blocks.  Note that some nearby lunch options will be available only on Friday.   This map shows a number of food options (both fast food and regular dining) near the hotel.

The hoedown’s Hospiitality Suite (room 2721) will have light snacks and beverages available at a few events during the day.   However, other than the Wizard’s Reception on Friday, food provided will be minimal, less than in previous years.

Eye Openers

A few light breakfast items and beverages will be available in the Hospitality Suite on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings starting at 8:00 am.

Wizard’s Reception (aka VIP Social)

Late afternoon Friday (5:00 pm) will feature the Wizard’s Reception/VIP Social, including a light meal and beverages.  The VIP Social is for our “Friend of Dorothy” host sponsors, plus our hoedown instructors, DJs, volunteers, and other VIPs.

Men, Women, and Trans/Non-Binary Socials

The Hospitality Suite will be open during the lunch hour Friday and Saturday and during the dinner break on Saturday for gender-grouped socials.  The hosts of these socials will be providing any snacks and beverages; in the event one of the socials has no designated host, the room will be available for gathering, but only with water service provided.

After Hours

We will have some light snacks and beverages available in the Hospitality Suite (room 2721) after midnight Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.