2014 ARIZONA - April, May and June 2014
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events
(see also: 2013 - 2012)
April 5, 2014 Arizona Barbecue Festival
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
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 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday)
May 17, 2014 4th Annual Kingman Wine and Food Festival
The Kingman Chapter of the Mohave Community College Foundation is pleased to invite you to Kingman’s 4th annual Wine & Food Festival. Food and wine festivals are the perfect way to get a little taste of everything. Area restaurants, wine purveyors, chefs and local vendors team up to provide an enjoyable day for the entire community. Bring your friends and wine-loving palate and sip the day away! Enjoy a delectable array of full-bodied and rich reds, crisp whites, and a great many Arizona specialty wines. Share your love of wine, food and live contemporary music with friends while mingling with other wine lovers.
(also: www.arizonaguide.com/events-calendar/fairs-festivals )
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.
June 7, 2014 5th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival
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 13-14, 2014 5th Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival
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 14, 2014 Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival
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.
June 14-15, 2014 24th Annual Strawberry Festival
Pine & Strawberry, Arizona
Cool mountain air, beautiful scenery, arts & crafts, food, music, kids' activities, and strawberry treats!
June 14-15, 2014 Flagstaff Chili Festival - Flagstaff, Arizona
2 Day Chili Festival. First day is the 31st Annual Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff and the second day is the 43rd Annual Arizona State Championship Chili Cookoff. Chili Cooks from around the southwest gather to cook and compete for a chance to qualify for the 48th World Championship Chili Cookoff to be held in October. Public tasting and voting for the Peoples Choice Chili Winner! Family friendly! Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa winners from each day will go to the WCCC.
June 19-22 & 26-29, 2014 11th Annual Arizona Lavender Festival
Red Rock Farms, u-cut lavender, lavender growing discussion, cooking with lavender demonstrations & tastings and topic of the day, products for sale, growing tips. $5, 9am to 3pm