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September 13-15, 2019
AEA National Convention
Tempe, Arizona
American Emu Association.  Emu farmers from across the United States and around the world will attend the 3 day American Emu Association (AEA) National Convention  AEA members along with other emu growers, will meet for 3 days of education and demonstrations with a chance to meet new people and visit with old friends.

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waiting for new dates

September 1-3, 2018 - Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, Arizona
100 Years and Growing! Events include arts & crafts, parade, ranch rodeo, BBQ, and of course Sweet Corn.

September 1-9, 2018 - Apple Harvest Celebration - Willcox, Arizona
Apples? In Arizona? Actually, Southeastern Arizona’s elevation is ideal for orchards. Each year 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. August 25 & 26 and September 1, 2 & 3 and 8 & 9.

September 2, 2018  Southern Arizona Salsa & Tequila Challenge
Tucson, Arizona
Cocktail craft and culinary creativity is taken to a new level at Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance’s Annual Salsa and Tequila Challenge.  Tequila infused popsicles, sno-cones, and mixed drinks will surprise attendees with refreshing colors, while kimchi, blueberry-jalapeno and “Smokeless Fire” salsas will spice up their palettes.

September 3-9, 2018  Annual 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.  (also: )


September 6-8, 2018
Northern Gila County Fair
Payson Event Center, Arizona
The Annual County fair is truly a “home-grown” fair featuring everything from farm animals to blue ribbon pies. This year there will be live entertainment, educational booths, food, and fun for children of all ages. Horse show & livestock, small animals, agriculture, floriculture, handicrafts, lapidary, fine arts, photography, and other exhibits will be on display.

September 9, 2018 - 6th Annual Wine in the Woods - Flagstaff, Arizona
Enjoy the annual Wine in the Woods festival, showcasing Arizona wineries and local eateries among the beautiful gardens at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum at Flagstaff.  11am – 6pm.  $35 General Public Pre-sale/ $50 at the door - $30 Members Pre-sale  /  $40 Members at the door.

September 11, 2018  Chef Series: Big Bites for Our Littles
Prescitt, Arizona
Chef Kevin Binkley, of Binkley’s in Phoenix, is bringing his culinary mastery to Prescott to benefit the children of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Prescott nonprofit whose mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring one-to-one mentoring relationships to positively change their lives. This first event in the YBBBS Chef Series: Big Bites For Our Littles will feature Chef Binkley’s signature multiple-courses, crafted from locally-grown ingredients, in an intimate gathering at The Ranch House in Talking Rock. This exclusive evening at Talking Rock offers only 60 seats, and those are going quickly. To take part in this truly unique evening, while helping YBBBS defend the amazing potential in every child, visit for tickets or call (928) 778-5135. Tickets: $325 each.

September 15, 2018 - 7th Annual Rockin' Taco Street Fest
Chandler, Arizona
A food, music and cultural celebration, Rockin' Taco Street Fest will feature creative tacos including fish, shrimp, chicken, carnitas, carne asada, veggie and more from two dozen local restaurants. Wash it all down with fresh fruit fresca, Mexican cerveza, tequila tasting, margaritas and more. Plus, save room for elote, churros and palettas! Other event highlights include live entertainment, wrestling, taco eating competitions, a salsa competition,  low rider car show, margarita hut with flair bartending, mariachi bands, ballet folklorico dancing, niños play zone and a piñata party.

September 15, 2018  GCCGA Annual Steak Fry and Meeting
Workman's Creek, Arizona
Gila County Cattle Growers Association.


September 15, 2018
Bacon, Blues & Brews
Tucson, Arizona
Bacon. The Blues. Brews. Three of the worlds greatest joys mashed together for an afternoon of awesome!  Join Tucson Originals Restaurants Tucson’s oldest association of local independent restaurants at Brother John’s Beer Bourbon & BBQ for the annual Bacon, Blues & Brews event.  Guests will be treated to unlimited small bites of bacon-themed dishes from a growing list of participating restaurants. There will also be live music and six beer tastings from local craft breweries.  Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door.

September 15-16, 2018
My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend & Country Craft Fair
Willcox, Arizona
A celebration of all things Apple Pie!

September 21-22, 2018 - 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 21-30, 2018 - Arizona Restaurant Week: Fall
Statewide, Arizona
More than 200 restaurants offer specialty prix-fixe dinners.  This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week.

September 22, 2018 - Cooks and Chords - Scottsdate, Arizona
Cooks & Chords is a night of culinary and sensory delights, sure to tempt senses. This year’s event will be at Mayo Clinic’s beautiful reception area nestled among the foothills of scenic Scottsdale. Stations of chef-prepared dishes paired with delicious wines and beers and wonderfully-appointed acoustic music will tantalize as you browse our raffle and silent auction.

September 22-23, 2018 - 10th Annual Sedona WineFest
Sedona, Arizona
At the Historic Posse Grounds Park, this two-day wine festival celebrates the wine growing industry of Arizona and will feature great wines from the Verde Valley, Prescott & the Southern Arizona Regions, enjoy Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors, an exclusive Premium wine area.

September 28-29, 2018  James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Phoenix, Arizona
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners.  Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs.  See website for ticket prices and details for each city.

September 29, 2018  Yavapai Cattle Growers Annual Calf Sale & BBQ
Peeples Valley, Arizona
Calf judging workshop, quarterhorse sale, western art, crafts and jewelry, sport shooting trailer, wildlife display and more.

Food Festivals & Local Food & Beverage Events

waiting for new dates

September 2, 2017 - 13th Annual Phoenix Cooks - Scottsdale, Arizona
For one day, the Valley’s best chefs convene to share a variety of vibrant ingredients combined into the tastiest dishes that intrigue the palate, enhance your culinary experience and benefit Banner Children’s.

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waiting for new dates

September 12, 2015 - Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event
Scottsdale, Arizona
The Scottsdale spice culinary event is on hold until further notice.

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waiting for new dates

September 5-6, 2014  9th Annual Rhythm and Ribs Country Music Festival - Cottonwood, Arizona

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waiting for new dates

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!



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