2013 ARIZONA - April, May and June 2013
(events waiting for new dates)
April 9-14, 2013 35th 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!). Attendance: 40,000.
April 13-14, 2013 10th Annual Polish Festival - Phoenix, Arizona
Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities while indulging in delicious Polish cuisine and sipping on refreshing imported Polish beer. Learn about Poland’s past and present by visiting interesting exhibits and check out the souvenir boutique where you’ll find a wide variety of traditional Polish jewelry, crafts, national ornaments, T-shirts, hats and more. Guests will also enjoy dynamic performances by traditional folk dancers, live music, and fun activities for the whole family.
April 20, 2013 Arizona Barbecue Festival - Scottsdale, Arizona
This year we're turning up the heat. Bigger - Badder - Que
April 22, 2013 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.
April 27, 2013 My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge - Tempe, Arizona
A statewide culinary festival showcasing the prominence and popularity of our #1 condiment in the United States: salsa! Over 75 professional and amateur chefs prepare fresh salsa on site. Bartenders compete in the Margarita Mixoff. Enjoy live music and family activites. All proceeds benefit the Arizona Hemophillia Assoc.
(also: www.hemophiliaz.org/salsa-challenge/ ) Attendance: 20,000.
May 3-4, 2013 Show Low BBQ Throwdown - Show Low, Arizona
KCBS sanctioned event. $10,000 prize fund.
May 15-19, 2013 National Association of Flour Distributors Annual Convention
The NAFD sponsors an all-industry forum addressing strategic issues impacting the flour distribution supply chain. In addition to manufacturer and distributor decision makers, senior-level ingredient suppliers participate in the NAFD four-day meeting. The program is designed with an intensive educational agenda to assist members in improving their bottom lines. This conference is an excellent opportunity to network with key customers, potential customers and other flour industry colleagues
May 23, 2013 Flavors of Phoenix 2013 - 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.
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.