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2016 ARIZONA - November & December 2016
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November 4-6, 2016  23rd Annual Fine Art & Wine Festival
Carefree, Arizona
Featuring more than 165 juried artists from throughout the United States and abroad. Also the return of Arizona's largest wine-tasting event, providing a unique opportunity to sample an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines. Enjoy the unparalleled ambience of fine art, wine and live musical entertainment.

November 11-12, 2016  7th Annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Chandler, Arizona
Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history at this FREE, family friendly culinary event. Using historic cooking methods, authentic 1880s chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail. Wagon teams win prizes in various food categories, and the public can purchase these unique chuck wagon meals. Enjoy a Campfire Glow, live music, Western history and cooking demonstrations, and much more! Event supports the educational development of Tumbleweed Ranch.

November 12, 2016  8th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival
Sahuarita, Arizona
Showcases the Green Valley Pecan Company’s extensive pecan history, also celebrates the culture, cuisine and music of the Santa Cruz Valley, includes live entertainment, family-friendly activities, harvest demonstrations, hayrides and games, regional food and pecan-related dished, local arts and crafts market.

November 18, 2016  Annual Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge
Tucson, Arizona
When artisan desserts and craft beverages whisk together, a soufflé of deliciousness rises.  The Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge combines more than 40 desserts with cocktail, beer and wine samplings, a silent auction, and entertainment – all to raise dough for arts education.  Culinary arts will be whisked into each layer of the event. Area chefs, bakers, restaurants, chefs and more will compete for top honors in the special event, that is sweet beyond compare.

November 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events tocay they are to numerous to list.


December 3, 2016  My Pie Gilbert Grand Opening - Gilbert, Arizona
After months of hard work, My Pie Gilbert is finally open! Located off the Santan 202 and Gilbert Road – northeast corner of the Crossroads Towne Center, My Pie Gilbert is the third Arizona installment of the local fine-casual pizza franchise, offering authentic New York flavor.  11am – 9:30pm! Customers that attend will enjoy free garlic knots, live entertainment, kid’s activities and amazing giveaways throughout the day.

December 9-11, 2016  4th Avenue Winter Street Fair - Tucson, Arizona
Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors,Main Stage, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the ever so popular Free Kids hands-on-art Pavilion. There is face painting, balloons, demonstrations, sidewalk entertainment and tons of other fun activities.

December 10, 2016  29th Annual Christmas in the Park
Litchfield Park, Arizona

December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017  69th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show - Phoenix, Arizona
The Arizona National Livestock Show is the largest Livestock Show in the Southwest, an annual Phoenix tradition since 1948. We take pride in our reputation as a prestigious Show with an atmosphere of warm hospitality.

December 31, 2016  The Great Pinecone Drop - Flagstaff, Arizona
As Flagstaff’s traditional New Year’s Eve symbol for years, the Great Pinecone hoisted atop the historic Weatherford Hotel is to Flagstaff what the glitzy giant ball is to New York City. Each year thousands of holiday revelers pour into the streets of historic downtown to see the 70-pound, six-foot, lighted aluminum creation.  During the celebration there will be two countdowns and pinecone lowerings: one at 10 p.m. to coincide with New York’s Times Square celebration and another at midnight to mark Arizona’s magical moment. Local personality Joe Harting will lead the crowd in song and countdown as the Weatherford Hotel dazzles with a light show and the City of Flagstaff illuminates the sky with fireworks.  The Great Pinecone Drop event is free and appropriate for all ages.


2015 ARIZONA - November & December 2015
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 6-8, 2015 - 15th Annual Lebanese American Cultural Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church.  Join us and enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of Lebanon as we share in our annual celebration of Lebanon's rich culture and history.  This year's sponsors and volunteers have worked together to bring you authentic Lebanese food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and activities for the kids--something for everyone.

November 15, 2015  Crush Party: Wine, Food & Art Festival
Tucson, Arizona
CRUSH is Southern Arizona’s largest outdoor rare wine, fine art, and exceptional food festival dedicated to raising money annually to benefit the Tucson Museum of Art, held in the beautiful courtyards of the Museum. This unique event supports the Museum’s remarkable exhibitions and important family and outreach programs.  The fall 2015 CRUSH pARTy is a completely re-imagined and fresh take on its former self, co-presented with Southern Arizona Arts & Culture Alliance (SAACA). There will be themed wine and culinary pavilions, pairing together regional foods and libations from around the world. Take a culinary journey around the world with Tucson’s top trendsetting restaurants!

December 31, 2015  Whiskey Row Boot Drop - Prescott, Arizona
An Annual Tradition in Prescott, Arizona.  Thanks to the community's support, Prescott's original illuminated six-foot cowboy boot will drop at 10PM and midnight.  We could not have  made this event a success without our supporters.  Make it a safe, happy and healthy New Year!


2014 ARIZONA - November & December 2014
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 2, 2014  2nd Annual Gluten Free Awareness Expo
Tucson, Arizona
An exciting day filled with free food, local and national vendors, informative presentations, and live music. Meet local restaurants who take care to serve safe gluten free food and be the first to taste new products by national gluten free food brands. Erica Dermer, author and blogger of Celiac and the Beast, will be presenting on Gluten-Free First Timer Mistakes and doing book signings. Hana A. Feeney will be presenting on who should follow a gluten-free diet and use her extensive expertise on celiac disease in a question and answer session. Raffle prizes.  Live Music!  Free and open to the public.


2012 ARIZONA - November & December 2012
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

November ?, 2012  Arizona's 3 Shows in 1 - Phoenix, Arizona
Food & Drink Expo; Convenience Store Show; Bar & Night Club Show


2011 ARIZONA - November & December 2011
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 8, 2011  Riedel Wine Glass Tasting with Georg Riedel
Scottsdale, Arizona
In a unique and fascinating wine and glass tasting, Georg Riedel, 10th generation master-glassmaker and head of Riedel, will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wines.


2007 ARIZONA - November & December 2007
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 3, 2007  Eat, Drink & Make A Difference - Scottsdale, Arizona
A culinary extravaganza featuring cooking demonstrations, tastings and wine pairings, multi-course dining experience. In addition, there will be a silent auction, raffle, decorating ideas and cooking tips to get guests in the holiday spirit.




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