Saturday, January 27th | 7:00 PM (Bee Begins) | Contestant Registration 5:45-6:45 PM | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave)

4th Annual Sip & Spell: Spelling Bee for Adults

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents the 4th annual Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) in Corvallis.

For the fourth year in a row, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be pulling all of the big words out of the dictionary for Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults (18 years and older). Come and show off your intellectual prowess or cheer on all of the brave contestants while enjoying a tasty beverage and delicious food from local vendors such as Block 15 and Delicias Valley Cafe. A prize will be awarded to the 1st place winner.

Contestants in the Bee may register on the day of the event at the Whiteside Theatre between 5:45-6:45 PM. Registration is limited to the first 85 registrants. There is a $5.00 registration fee for contestants that may be paid by cash, check, or credit card during the registration period.

Sip & Spell is free to watch and all ages are welcome in the audience.

Beer and cider will be available to purchase from Block 15 and 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Food will be available for purchase from Delicias Valley Cafe.

“Cheats” may also be purchased at the time of registration. See the CHEATS MENU below. The complete contest rules may be viewed here.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, OSU Libraries, the OSU School of Writing, Literature, and Film, the Corvallis Gazette-Times, and Whiteside Theatre. All proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of the Library.

For more information, please call 541-766-6793. If any member of the public has a disability and needs accommodations to attend this event, please call 541-766-6928, allowing 48 hours notice for this service.

If you’re interested in reading more about Sip & Spell from previous years, please refer to 20172016 and 2015.

Check out the words used at the 3rd Annual Sip & Spell here! Congrats to Dave M. for taking home the grand prize in 2017!

Image credit: Ryan T. Mason