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2016 ARIZONA - November & December 2016
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

(see also: 20152014 - 2012 - 2011 - 2007)

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 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

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.


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 14, 2015  7th 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 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!


November 20-22, 2015
7th Arizona Wine Growers Grand Wine Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
Formerly “Festival at the Farm,” The Grand Tasting & Marketplace celebrates the best in Arizona’s four wine growing regions.  More than 1,000 dedicated wine lovers from across the state will be here when the Arizona Wine Growers Association presents its 7th annual Arizona Grand Awards Presented by The Arizona Republic and the Grand Tasting & Marketplace.  These two events celebrate the growth and excellence of Arizona’s wine industry, which fosters economic development and drives destination tourism throughout the state. The Grand Awards Gala announces Arizona’s best wines. The Grand Tasting & Marketplace provides wine lovers first-hand opportunities to enjoy the fruits of the vine from more than 30 wineries pouring from over 100 selections of wine, assembling more wineries than at any other festival statewide.

December 11-13, 2015  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 12, 2015  28th Annual Christmas in the Park
Litchfield Park, Arizona

Dec 27, 2015-Jan 1, 2016  68th 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, 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!

December 31, 2015  The Great Pinecone Drop - Flagstaff, Arizona
As Flagstaff’s traditional New Year’s Eve symbol for 16 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.


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.

November 21, 2014  3rd annual Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge
Tucson, Arizona
Ventana Canyon Resort, 6pm.  The City’s Best Desserts Unveiled at the annual Sweet Charity Dessert Challenge.  Sweet Charity will create a parfait of more than 50 artisan desserts with cocktail, beer and wine samplings, a silent auction, merchant specials and entertainment – all to raise dough for arts therapy and education. The best of the glazed, iced, sprinkled and drizzled will be judged by attendees in an all People’s Choice competition.


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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