2013 ARIZONA - July, August & Sept 2013
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events
waiting for new dates
July 12-13, 2013 Ace in the Hole BBQ Cookoff - Holbrook, Arizona
Whiskey Ranch Pro BBQ Series will be teaming up with the City of Holbrook and Old West Days again. Competitions will be held in the Kansas City BBQ Society categories Chicken, Ribs, Pork & Brisket. This event is supporting some great charities, so please come out and have a good time!
August 3-4, 2013 HarvestFest 2013 - Elgin, Arizona
Wine tasting, a souvenir glass, winery tours, food and wine pairings, and horse drawn wagon rides through the vineyard. Hosted by Sonoita Vineyards.
August 31, 2013 Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, Arizona
100 Y"ears" and Growing! Events include arts & crafts, parade, ranch rodeo, BBQ, and of course Sweet Corn.
August 31-Sept 2, 2013 Apple Harvest Celebration 2013 - Willcox, Arizona
Apples? In Arizona? Actually, Southeastern Arizona’s elevation is ideal for orchards. Each Labor Day weekend, Apple Annie’s Orchard & Produce in Willcox hosts a harvest celebration, when you can pick apples, fill up on pancakes doused in cider syrup, hop on a hayride or opt for peaches and pears, which are also ripe then.
September 2-8, 2013 Navajo Nation Fair - Window Rock, Arizona
The fair was established in 1938 to stimulate livestock improvements and management through exhibits for the Navajo people. It has become a world-renowned event that showcases Navajo agriculture, fine arts and crafts, with the promotion and preservation of the Navajo heritage by providing cultural entertainment.
September 17-18, 2013 NLS Food Evolution Summit 2013
Litchfield Park, Arizona
The 6th Annual Food Evolution Summit features the ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level Executives in New Product Development (NPD), Research and Development (R & D), Innovation and many other related fields within the food industry. Be a part of the Industries Must Attend Event featuring thought leaders from the world's leading food manufacturers, discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.
September 21, 2013 Cooks and Chords - Tucson, Arizona
Cooks & Chords is the 5th Annual National MS Society, Arizona Chapter tasting event. This year's event will be taking place at the Tucson Botanical Gardens beautiful gardens and reception area. Stations of chef-prepared dishes paired with delicious spirits and wonderfully-appointed acoustic music will tantalize guests as they browse packages in our raffle and silent auction. Guests will enjoy an inspirational program that will include an update on MS research.
September 27-28, 2013 7th Annual SalsaFest - Safford, Arizona
Events include the Salsa Challenge for both amateurs and professionals, jalapeno eating competition, salsa slurp competition, hot air balloons, chihuahua races and costume contest, and kids korner.
September 28, 2013 Cooks and Chords - Scottsdate, Arizona
Cooks & Chords is the 7th Annual National MS Society, Arizona Chapter tasting event. This year's event will be taking place in Mayo Clinic's beautiful reception area nestled among the foothills of scenic Scottsdale. Stations of chef-prepared dishes paired with delicious spirits and wonderfully-appointed acoustic music will tantalize guests as they browse packages in our raffle and silent auction. Guests will enjoy an inspirational program that will include an update on MS research by a Mayo Clinic Neurologist.
September 28, 2013 27th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival - Tucson, Arizona
Taste samples from a wide variety of beers brought to you by brewers from around the Southwest and around the world. Snacks and food samples from eateries around town, games, music.
September 28, 2013 Yavapai Cattle Growers 80th Annual Calf Sale & BBQ
Peeples Valley, Arizona
The event began in 1933 as a way to raise money for the national organization-today known as The National Cattlemen's Beef Association-which was, at the time, in danger of financial collapse. Calf judging workshop, quarterhorse sale, western art, crafts and jewelry, sport shooting trailer, wildlife display and more.
(also: www.azcattlemensassoc.org/ )
September 28, 2013 Celebrity Chef Collaboration Fundraiser - Scottsdale, Arizona
Join The American Medical College of Homeopathy for a Celebrity Chef Collaboration Fundraiser this fall! Entice your palate and mind as you taste one-of-a-kind recipes crafted by chefs across Arizona and learn about the medicinal benefits each dish provides, dine on lavish hors d' oeuvres and spirits, bid on silent auction items and mix and mingle the night away all in support of AMCH!