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Sept 30-October 2, 2016  St. George Feast of the Middle East - Phoenix, Arizona

October 1, 2016  30th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival - 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.

October 6, 2016  Flavors of Tucson - Tucson, Arizona
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.


October 7-8, 2016
9th Annual Brews and Brats Oktoberfest
Kingman, Arizona
Presented by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club Foundation, at Locomotive Park in Downtown Kingman.  Enjoy beer, bratwurst and sauerkraut, pretzels, kids games, vendors and live bands under the Big Tent. Proceeds from this event fund Rotary service projects, both local and international.  ADMISSION IS FREE.  10:00am until 10:00pm both days.

October 7-30, 2016  Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, Arizona
130 years ago, in the territorial days before statehood, Arizonans first began coming together to show their best livestock, share their agricultural accomplishments, and have fun. Today's fair includes concerts, livestock shows & displays, rodeos, midway, and hundreds of wonderful exhibits.  Attendance: 1.3 million

October 8, 2016  Vintage Bisbee - Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee Rotary Club.  Our premier fundraising event, featuring fine wine, food and entertainment. A Bisbee tradition for over a decade.

October 8-9, 2016  9th Annual Fall Festival & 5th Annual Fall Festival Antique Show - Pine, Arizona
Join us for Food, Vendors, Entertainment, Story Telling, Children's Craft Booth, Chili Cook Off , Antique Tractors and More!!

October 9-24, 2016  Stagecoach Days & Pecan Pride Celebration
Maricopa, Arizona
Visitors are often surprised when they learn that Maricopa was once a fertile farming area adorned with hundreds of acres of Pecan Groves.  In recognition of Maricopa’s deeply rooted agriculture history the Pecan Pride Celebration will take place during the City of Maricopa’s Stagecoach Days.  Local food establishments will be featuring products/menu items that include pecans.  Everything from Pecan Pies, Butter Pecan Frappuccino, Pecan Feta Salad, Brown Sugar Pecan Scones, Pecan Pepper Jelly to Pecan Crusted Chicken will be featured during the celebration.  This is a limited time feature so come visit Maricopa.

October 10-14, 2016  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide

October 15, 2016  26th Annual Bisbee 1000 Beer Festival
Bisbee, Arizona
Meet the Best of the West Micro Brewers! Sample their Beers! 30+ Brewers with 60+ Craft Beers to sample!  VIP Entry 1 -2pm |General Admission 2-6pm | Live Music Noon-5pm | Food Trucks 11am-6pm!   Outdoor Festival in parking lot adjacent to Bisbee Coffee Company.  Rub shoulders with the Brewers before the crowds.  VIP Admission $45. General Admission $25. $20 admission for Bisbee 1000 Participants with bib numbers.  Designated Driver Category $10.00 entry fee, for a selection of nonalcoholic beverages.


October 15-16, 2016  7th Annual Arizona Taco Festival
Scottsdale, Arizona
Join us for two full days of taco mania at the 5th Annual Arizona Taco Festival.  You can experience the largest collection of taco-makers ever assembled in one place, with all serving $2 tacos and competing for $10,000 cash. Enjoy local bands, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking classes and demonstrations, eating contests, and huge bar experiences by some of your favorite party spots.

October 28-30, 2016  Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival
Cave Creek, Arizona
Featuring some of the southwests most accomplished artisans. Stroll the Plaza while enjoy exquisite art and fine crafts, live musical performance, southwest cuisine and a superb selection of wine from many of Arizona's top rated vineyards.

October 29, 2016 - Wingstock: Where Music and Chicken Meat
Mesa, Arizona
Wingstock: Where Music & Chicken the hottest festival in the Valley! Wingstock brings together restaurants, live music, contests, beer and more!  Valley restaurants have the opportunity to showcase their best chicken wing recipes and compete for the title "Wingstock King of Wings"!   WINGSTOCK is moving to the fall and expanding again!  Join us on October 29th for the biggest Wingstock yet!  More wings, more music, more contests.


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October 17, 2015  World Margarita Championship - Tucson, Arizona
One of Tucson’s most popular events. Guests will taste over 15 original margaritas, enjoy food samples from an array of Tucson Originals restaurants and cast their vote for their favorite margarita for the “People’s Choice Award”. A distinguished panel of judges determines the winner. Enjoy the evening on the lovely Tucson Museum of Art patio.

October 17-18, 2015  Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival
Willcox, Arizona
The Willcox Wine Country Festival is a two-day fun-filled event at historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox.  Your $15 tasting fee includes 6 wine tastings, a commemorative glass & live entertainment. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at the hospitality kiosk. There are two Willcox wine festivals each year. The spring wine festival is held on the 3rd weekend in May and the fall festival is on the 3rd weekend in October.


Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 11-12, 2014  7th Annual Fall Apple Festival - Pine, Arizona
7th Annual Fall Apple Festival & 3rd Annual Antique Show.  Join us for Food, Vendors, Entertainment, Story Telling, Children's Craft Booth, Chili Cook Off , Antique Tractors and More!!

October 11-26, 2014  Agua Linda Farm Fall Festival - Amado, Arizona
Celebrate our fall harvest on weekends in October with hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm raised beef burgers, pumpkin pie and more. October 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2014

October 28-29, 2014  NLS Food Chain Summit 2014 - Phoenix, Arizona
The Food Chain Summit features the ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for top-level executives in Supply Chain, Distribution, Manufacturing and many other related fields within the food industry. Be a part of the industry’s “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.


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October 10-11, 2013  NLS Food Quality Symposium - Phoenix, Arizona
The 5th Annual Food Quality Symposium, features the ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level  Executives in Safety, Quality Assurance (Q & A) 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.


Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 27-30, 2011  Tucson Culinary Festival - Tucson, Arizona
Copper Chef Challenge & BBQ, Margarita Championship, Wine & Spirit Tastings, Seminars.


Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 14, 2010  Celebrity Chef Tour - Phoenix, Arizona
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

October 22-24, 2010  Crave Arizona 2010 - Scottsdale, Arizona
A world of culinary treats, splendid wine samples, wine education seminars and an afternoon of celebrity chefs demonstrating their talents. At the Grand Tasting guests are able to stroll through the Scottsdale Waterfront area sampling over 200 wines and cuisine from more than 30 of the top independent restaurants in the Valley. Battle of the Sexes Wine Tasting. Bar Chef Mix-Off.

October 30, 2010  10th Arizona Irish Festival - Phoenix, Arizona




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