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 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.