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January 10-12, 2020
8th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival
Surprise, Arizona
The City of Surprise and Thunderbird Artists partner to bring this fine art and wine event together, complete with juried fine arts, wine tasting, live music, tasty food, sweet treats and more!   The festival is widely known as “…a Collector’s Paradise” TM as well as an upscale wine tasting event second to none. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets, providing a unique opportunity for wine tasting, fine art and live musical entertainment. Don’t miss the contagious energy from Flavour and surround yourself with fine art at the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival! The festival will take place at the Surprise Recreational Campus, on Bullard Ave and Paradise Lane. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 and parking is free all weekend.

January 17-19, 2020 - 27th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Carefree, Arizona
This festival is widely known as “…a Collector’s Paradise, TM” as well as an upscale wine tasting event - second to none! Since 2012, Aridus has become Arizona’s largest custom crush facility. Utilizing the highest-quality red and white grape varietals, Aridus crafts its proprietary label that rivals the deep colors, rich aroma and complex flavors of the finest artisanal wines. AZ Wine Cellars was founded in 1991, on fertile, high-desert land north of Wilcox, Arizona. The owners worked with a seven-generation French wine making family to create their uniquely southwestern wines. Cellar 433’s owner John McLoughlin has over three decades experience from dirt to bottle and his renegade wine-making style has originated a family of wines ranging from the approachable to the esoteric. All are evocative of Arizona’s unique terrain and oblige the wine drinking pleasure of novice and connoisseur, alike. King Frosch’s followers call them “the no-headache" wines. They specialize in all-natural wines with no artificial additives and the lowest sulfite and histamine levels. Schlossadler International has been importing fine wines from family owned vineyards from around the world since 1979. Their vast selection allows attendees to choose from dry to extremely fruity, red to sparkling, with wines from Argentina to New Zealand.

January 22, 2020  Food Tank Summit - Scottsdale, Arizona
This one-day event will feature different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics.


January 25, 2020 - 8th Annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival
Yuma, Arizona
This Nationally recognized fresh fruit festival celebrates the wonderful and tasty Date fruit, grown right here in the Desert Southwest.  All of the major growers will be present; offering up samples and Date Fruit novelty eats and treats! While you are downtown, enjoy live music, Celebrity Chef Demonstrations, community performances and more!

January 26-29, 2020 - Dairy Forum 2020 - Scottsdale, Arizona
IDFA's Dairy Forum brings together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry — processors, producers, suppliers, retailers, policy makers, academics and agricultural media — to build relationships and discuss the current landscape as it relates to the future of the dairy industry.

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January 15-17, 2019 - Annual FSMA Top2Top Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association annual conference.

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January 30, 2018  Sweet Charity - Tucson, Arizona
The 5th annual Sweet Charity event features some of the most innovative, creative and sweet chefs in our region. Up to 10 pastry chefs, mixologists and culinary artists will participate in the event.  Join us as we celebrate the sweet side of charity, with wine, libation and beer pairings alongside live demos, cake decorating and more at the annual Sweet Charity celebration.

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January 13-15, 2017  2nd Annual Sculpture & Wine Festival
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Thunderbird Artists.  Patrons will be awestruck by the beauty of strolling through the stunning juried sculptures, comprised of bronze, stone, copper, clay, wood, metal, glass, gourd, steel, found objects and mixed media.  Patrons will savor the delightful and relaxing ambiance of sipping fine wines while listening to musicians and admiring the stunning array of small, medium, life-sized to even monumental sculptures.  Thunderbird Artists’ has partnered with top wine experts to judge and select the finest wines across the nation. Thunderbird Artists juries the artists and trusts their wine associates to select superior wines from throughout the global market. Oftentimes the wines available for tasting at the festivals are those unattainable in the open market.

January 27, 2017  Chocolate and Wine Experience
Scottsdale, Arizona
At Saguaro Scottsdale.  Chocolate and wine, an indulgent combination of flavors and sophistication, takes center stage.  Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, event highlights include 10 local chocolatiers, 10 local wineries, a chocolate lovers dream photo booth, chocolate painting, chocolate art displays, chocolate massages, local chocolate beers, chocolate fountain, wine tasting, wine glass etching and more.  General Admission to the Chocolate and Wine Experience is $60.  Admission is all inclusive and includes access to select museum exhibits, food, drink and access to all of the event activities.



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