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2015 ARIZONA - January, February & March
Food Festivals & Local Food Events
(see also: 2014 - 2013 - 2009)

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February 14, 2015  VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

March 15-17, 2015  81st Annual NIOP Convention 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
The National Institute of Oilseed Products is an international trade association with the principal objective of promoting the general business welfare of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the buying, selling, processing, shipping, storage and use of vegetable oils & raw materials.


March 25-29, 2015  FEDA Annual Convention 2015 - Phoenix, Arizona
Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association annual convention.


2014 ARIZONA - January, February and March
Food Festivals & Local Food & Beverage Events
events still waiting for new dates

January 17-19, 2014  Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival - Carefree, Az
Thunderbird Artists has combined Arizona's highest quality art events with the state's largest wine tasting events. These festivals feature renowned artists from throughout the United States and fine wines from around the world.

February 14-16, 2014  3rd Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival
Scottsdale, Arizona
Thunderbird Artists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals, lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians in the Southwest for the Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival.

February 15-22, 2014  Arizona Beer Week - Statewide, Arizona
Grab your mug and join us for the statewide celebration of craft beer. Over 100 independent events are on the horizon, including beer tastings, beer-pairing dinners at restaurants, beer seminars, pub crawls, home brewer confabs and whatever else beer lovers across the state decide to do in homage to their favorite sudsy adult beverage. Presented by The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.

Feb 28-March 2, 2014  Fine Art & Wine Festival--March 2014
Carefree, Arizona
This 3 day festival is known as a collector's show, due to its rigorous jury, thus producing a festival unequaled in quality. This event also produces the state's largest wine tasting event, featuring first class wines from all over the world, live musical entertainment, gourmet food, surrounding specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and outdoor cafes.

March 1, 2014  36th Annual Arizona State Open Chili Championship
Casa Grande, Arizona
Held at Ed Hooper Park, the event will feature live music, arts & crafts, and car & motorcycle shows. Chili cup sales to benefit Len Colla Recreation Center.


March 1, 2014  26th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival - Tempe, Arizona
This craft beer tasting extravaganza will showcase more than 200 brews from 50-plus breweries from across the state, country and around the globe each providing samples of their proudest brewing achievement. As a locally-organized fund raising event, all proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit radio reading service helping 49,000 people in Arizona with print disabilities.

March 1-2, 2014  Annual Yuma Lettuce Days - Yuma, Arizona
'The Winter Lettuce Capital of the World'. Over 90 percent of the country's winter vegetable crops are grown in this area! Lettuce leads the way as the number one producing crop grown in the Yuma area. Produce Display, Cabbage Bowling, Homegrown Cooking Contest, Celebrity Chefs, Cooking Demonstrations and the 'World’s Largest Salad'.  Attendance: 25,000.

March 1-2, 2014  11th Annual Polish Festival 2014 - 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.

March 3-7, 2014  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 8, 2014  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.  Attendance: 20,000.
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March 8-9, 2014  16th Annual Litchfield Art & Culinary Festival
Litchfield Park, Arizona
More than 250 extraordinary fine artists and craftsmen, irresistible culinary samplings, and lively entertainment.  A Culinary Pavillion featuring some of the region's top chefs conducting cooking demonstrations. Dozens of festival eateries will be dishing up a world of flavor complimented by a superb selection of fine wine, micro-brews and refreshing margaritas.


March 14-16, 2014  10th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Thunderbird Artists presents this juried fine art festival, featuring over 125 of the nation's most accomplished artists. In addition, this festival features fine wines from around the world, live musical entertainment, gourmet food, and much more!

March 15, 2014  Celebrity Chef Showcase - Tucson, Arizona
Famed chefs will visit a historic Tucson resort this spring to mingle with the locals. Attendees can experience delicious recipes paired with signature cocktails, beer and wine.  The event will feature culinary experts from around the world creating signature food from their latest published cookbooks alongside a local chef on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. The artistic culinary demonstrations will be paired with cocktails, beer and wine at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.  Proceeds benefit paid internships for Slow Food Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.  $125 per person - Includes featured menu samplings from celebrity chefs newest cook books, paired with selected wine, cocktails and beer.  Meet and greet with the celebrity chefs onsite.  All menu items will be re-created by local Tucson chefs who have partnered with each celebrity chef.

March 15-16, 2014  Tucson Festival of Books Culinary Stage - Tucson, AZ
Chefs who are also best-selling authors are featured on the Culinary Stage. Presentations include live cooking demonstrations. Celebrity chefs and regional masters share their kitchen tips, demonstrate techniques and discuss the latest food trends.

March 16, 2014  Spring IBA Membership Meeting - Scottsdale, Arizona
The Independent Bakers Association.  The Spring Membership Meeting is in conjunction with the American Bakers Association Convention from March 16-19, 2014.  There is no registration fee for attending the IBA Spring Meeting and ABA extends membership registration rates to all IBA members.

March 22, 2014  Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival - Chandler, AZ
The sweet aroma of BBQ will fill the air when thousands of hungry festival goers will be out in full force enjoying the food, craft beer, live entertainment, kid’s zone, farmer’s market and eating competitions. 20,000 pounds of BBQ and 200 kegs of beer.

March 25, 2014  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.


2013 ARIZONA - January to March
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events
events still waiting for new dates

March 21-24, 2013  Festival of The West 2013 - Scottsdale, Arizona
Celebrating all things Western. Includes Chuck Wagon Cooking Competition, Western Trade Show, Entertainment, and More.


2009 ARIZONA - January, February and March
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events
events still waiting for new dates

March 14-15, 2009  West of Western Culinary Festival - Phoenix, Arizona
Fifty of Arizona's top independent and resort chefs join a hundred wineries in a two-day garden party, with chef cooking demos, wine classes, food seminars and jazz.  Phoenix Art Museum.



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