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2014 ARIZONA - April, May and June 2014
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

(see also: 2013 - 2012)

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April 5, 2014  Arizona Barbecue Festival
Scottsdale, Arizona
This years’ Fest will include an expanded Redneck Games Arena,  an exciting line-up of bands to keep everyone rockin’, actual Super Macho wrestling shows, a Vodka Lemonade Party Tent , and a TONS of BBQ! New this year: “The Bacon Thing!” It’s bacon paradise for lovers of the swine.

April 7-9, 2014  NFRA Executive Conference - Tempe, Arizona
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association.

April 8-13, 2014 - 36th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Scottsdale, Arizona
As the longest running festival of its kind in the United States, the festival draws more than 40,000 visitors looking to enjoy fabulous food, fun and festivities (not to mention idyllic weather!)


April 19, 2014  Wingstock: Where Music and Chicken Meat - Mesa, AZ
Wingstock: Where Music and Chicken Meat is the hottest festival in the Valley! Bringing together live music, contests, a kids zone, beer, and of course - chicken wings! Come and taste wings from Valley restaurants and vote for your favorite. See who will be named Wingstock's King of Wings!  All-age, family friendly festival.

April 22, 2014  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

May 2-3, 2014  Show Low BBQ Throwdown - Show Low, Arizona
KCBS sanctioned event. $10,000 prize fund.

May 11, 2014  Mother's Day - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday)

May 22, 2014  Flavors of Phoenix - Phoenix, Arizona
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.


2013 ARIZONA - April, May and June 2013
(events waiting for new dates)

June 7-9, 2013  5th Annual Garlic & Onion Festival - Amado, Arizona
Agua Linda Farm.  Enjoy moonlit hayrides and a great music line up!  The farm kitchen - The Garden Grill will be serving up some tasty foods with garlic and onions as the stars, of course!  We do not allow ouside food, but you can BYOB.  Bring the whole family and all your friends out to the farm for a fun evening!   Stock your pantry and celebrate the harvest - live music all three nights.  Admission for this event is only $8/person  OR buy a wristband for $20 - good for all 3 nights!


June 8, 2013  Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival
Flagstaff, Arizona
A Celebration of Regional Wines & Local Foods. Swirl, sniff, and sip fine Arizona wines, sample signature creations from northern Arizona's most popular restaurants, listen to live music, and bid on local crafts, tour packages, and merchandise.

June 8-9, 2013  23rd Annual Strawberry Festival
Pine, Arizona
Cool mountain air, beautiful scenery, arts & crafts, food, music, kids' activities, and strawberry treats!

June 14-15, 2013  4th Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival
Williams, Arizona
Come for the fun--watch the teams, eat a BBQ meal, visit the beer garden, and listen to music. The Pros will be in competition for over $10,000 in cash and prizes! Buy tickets to taste the great "Q" (proceeds to Special Olympics Arizona) and talk with the teams as they work hard to get their entry to the judges.

June 15-16, 2013  Flagstaff Chili Festival
Flagstaff, Arizona
Two days of International Chili Society sanctioned chili cookoffs with cooks from around the southwest competing in Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa to qualify for the World Championship Chili Cookoff in Palm Springs, CA in October, 2013. Saturday is the 30th Annual Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff and Sunday is the 42nd Annual Arizona State Championship Chili Cookoff. The public is welcome to come taste the chili, but supplies are limited.

June 22, 2013  Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival
Flagstaff, Arizona
Over 50 breweries from around the Southwest and West Coast that bring many varieties of beer to sample, such as: wheat beer, stout, barleywine, cider, bock and India pale ale.


2012 ARIZONA - April, May and June 2012
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

(events waiting for new dates)

March 28-April 1, 2012  FEDA 2012 Convention - Tucson, Arizona
Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association annual convention.

May 18, 2012  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation - Scottsdale, AZ
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

May 19, 2012  Hampton Brewfest - Phoenix, Arizona
Hampton BrewFest Will Not Be Held in 2013

June 17-30, 2012  Dine in Sedona Restaurant Fest - Sedona, Arizona
This event gives local foodies and visitors the chance to experience a selection of specially priced meals from a wide variety of Sedona”s restaurants. Guests will enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus with the opportunity to select items for each course including an appetizer, entree and dessert.



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