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U.S. Food Festival Section: Listed by State & Month
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2018 CALIFORNIA APRIL 2018
April 14, 2018 Taste of Hillcrest - San Diego, California
Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights. This is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego. Sample bites such as pad Thai, sashimi, Italian antipasto to classic American comfort food. Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest, plus the weather will be perfect. Tickets are on sale for $30 and will be $35 on the day of the event.
April 14-15, 2018 Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival
In honor of one of the world’s greatest comfort foods, we’re celebrating everyone’s favorite… grilled cheese! Vendors from all over northern California and the surrounding area will be showcasing their talents with both standard and non-traditional grilled cheese recipes. If you over 21, help us kick off the festival with the grilled cheese and craft beer pairing on Saturday! This event is organized and presented by the Xoso Sport & Social League.
April 14-15, 2018 45th Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival
Bodega Bay, California
Since 1973, this event has celebrated our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more. The Fisherman’s Festival is an all-volunteer event and proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.
April 14-15 & 21-22, 2018 51st Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival - San Francisco, California
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms. Throughout the two weekends, the streets of Japantown becomes a live stage where you will have the opportunity to see Japanese dancing, singing, martial arts demonstrations, as well as taste traditional and nontraditional Japanese delicacies.
April 15, 2018 32nd Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival - Fallbrook, California
Charming setting in Historic Downtown, 350 booths, 2 covered beer gardens with live bands, community stage, contests, avocado everything, pony rides, free parking, free shuttles, free admittance, 2 food courts, Farmer's Market with local produce and natives, avocado trees for sale, avocado education. Attendance: 100,000.
April 18-20, 2018 20th Annual Worlds of Flavor - Napa Valley, California
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival, considered to be the premier professional event on global cuisines and flavor trends in the country.
April 19, 2018 Annual Grape Day - Temecula, California
Grape Day is a one day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management.
April 19, 2018 6th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
Agua Dulce, California
Join us for our 5th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival!!! The Festival will be held at our Vineyard Saturday May 20, 2017 from 12pm-4pm VIP entrance at 11am . The wine festival features numerous wineries and local wine makers offering tastings of their best wines. There will also be gourmet food and specialty items sampling, handmade crafts from local artisans, live music, live auction and lots of fun for a great day.
April 20-21, 2018 California Wine Festival Orange County
Various locations, California
Wine, food, music, sun and sea. Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California's finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music - at the biggest wine festival under the sun!
April 20-22, 2018 San Joaquin Asparagus Festival - Stockton, California
San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends and enjoy Asparagus Alley, Health & Wellness Fair, Color Run, the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival Parade, Car Show, Asparagus Eating Competition, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, Petting Zoo and so much more! Join us at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California for the BIGGEST Asparagus Festival in the West! Attendance: 80,000.
April 20-22, 2018 Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show - Tulare, California
One of California's largest gatherings of antique farm equipment with more than 900 antique trucks, tractors and farm equipment exhibits. Tractor Pull, Antique Auction, Parade, & Kids Events.
April 21, 2018 California Nut Festival - Chico, California
The vibrant and entertaining one-day festival pays tribute to Chico's rich agricultural heritage with a bounty of farm-fresh food sampling, cooking demonstrations, live music on two stages, an art show and, of course, lots of sampling of wonderful delights, wine and beer! Proceeds benefit the Historic Patrick Ranch Museum, a restored mansion and working farm managed by the Far West Heritage Association.
April 21, 2018 35th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival - San Francisco, California
Pouring strong for 35 years, the San Francisco International Beer Festival at iconic Fort Mason offers revelers the chance to sample hundreds of the best local and imported craft beers paired with scrumptious food from San Francisco restaurants in a waterfront setting. This is the West Coast original, and all proceeds go to help a local nonprofit preschool. Help keep families in San Francisco, one beer at a time.
April 21, 2018 7th Annual Beer & Chili Festival - Sacramento, California
Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival is a fundraiser for The Sacramento Artists Council and raises money for art programs that assist at-risk children, children of homeless families and fund adopt a school art programs for Sacramento regional schools. Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival features a chili cook off competition (industry and individual) and unlimited beer tastings provide by local breweries. Bike parking will be available along the fence and dogs are welcome.
April 21, 2018 Lodi Beer Festival & BBQ Championship - Lodi, California
Round three of the Lodi Beer Fest will be a great celebration of craft beer from local and national breweries. Join us and find a new favorite beer, toss a game of cornhole with friends and dance along to the live band. And new this year, the State BBQ Competition will held in conjunction with the Lodi Beer Fest! More than 10 BBQ teams will compete for prizes in a variety of categories.
April 21, 2018 6th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival - Riverside, California
Join us for our annual Riverside Tamale Festival celebrating family hertitage. Enter our best homemade tamale contest or our tamale eating contest. Bring your chairs or blankets and spend the day eating delicious food and listening to good music.
April 21, 2018 Bay Area Craft Beer Festival - Martinez, California
The Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in downtown Martinez began in 2010 to highlight the art and flavor of craft beer in Martinez and surrounding communities. produced by Main Street Martinez, the festival draws 3,000 people to enjoy beer from over 50 microbreweries, live music and food from local restaurants. This year, the event will be held at Waterfront Park on North Court St., a short walking distance from the Martinez Amtrak station and free downtown parking. Event is 21 years and older only.
April 21, 2018 36th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival - Buellton, California
Taste wines from over 100 wineries while you meet winemakers and owners who share the details of why our wines are among the most elegant and sophisticated.
April 21-22, 2018 21st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival - Monterey Park, California
Planned and coordinated by community volunteers, the Cherry Blossom Festival strives to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of community. So take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the Festival include games & crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays.
April 21-22, 2018 California Poppy Festival - Lancaster, California
The California Poppy Festival kicks off spring in the Antelope Valley with a glorious array of celebrated performers, unrivaled events, and mouth-watering delicacies designed to delight, enchant, and amuse people of all ages.
April 21-22 & 28-29, 2018 27th Annual Passport Wine Event - El Dorado, California
Wine Lovers agree...'Best Wine Tasting Event of the Year' Weekend pass for only $65.00, check out the website for all the details!
April 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 22, 2018 Flavors of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Flavors of Los Angeles spotlights premier local restaurants and chefs to create a high-end, exclusive, gourmet experience. We are proud these renowned chefs are working with the American Liver Foundation in our fight to promote awareness and raise money to promote liver health, disease prevention, education and research.
April 22, 2018 CCC 11th Annual Food & Wine Event - San Pablo, California
Join us for our Annual Food & Wine Event. All proceeds directly benefit student of the Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Management Program
April 24, 2018 Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow - Rohnert Park, California
The Sonoma County Lodging Association invites you to join us for the Annual Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow fundraiser at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park. This entertaining night of great food, local wines, silent and live auction raises funds for local youth culinary arts programs. Programs like these are vital to our future, providing practical training and important job skills for our youth.
April 26, 2018 Sustainable Wine Dinner Series - Los Angeles, California
Four evenings on Thursday, March 22, Thursday, April 26, Thursday May 31, and Thursday, June 28 31, 2018, 6 to 9 pm, at the Zoo. Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability. We’ve partnered with four local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom five-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Brad Robertson.
April 26-28, 2018 - Hospice du Rhôn 2018 - Paso Robles, California
Celebrate the exceptional 22 Rhône varieties at the next installment of Hospice du Rhône. Three-days in the late spring have been reserved for an exclusive weekend surrounding all things Rhône. A palate provoking weekend embracing the enchantment, history and tastes of the Twenty-two Rhône varieties. Throughout the weekend, tip your glass with worldly Rhône wine producers, journey through the largest international collection of Rhône variety wines and savor Rhône exceptional cuisine all while taking in the inspiring and spirited Rhône community.
April 28, 2018 37th Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Day - Petaluma, California
Celebrating the region’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. Together with The Petaluma River, eggs and dairy products turned Petaluma into one of the most prosperous communities in the state in the early 1900’s. Attendance: 25,000.
April 28, 2018 Wine and Wishes 2018 - Sacramento, California
Benefitting Make-A-Wish. Sacramento Convention Center. 5pm to 10pm.
April 28, 2018 9th Annual Hall Cabernet Cookoff - St. Helena, California
Professional chef teams and amateur home cooks will serve up dishes paired perfectly with HALL Cabernet Sauvignon and compete to win money for their favorite Napa Valley non-profits. Taste each dish, vote for your favorites and enjoy incredible wines!
April 28, 2018 16th Annual San Fernando Valley Food & Wine Festival - Sylmar, California
Presented by Los Angeles Mission College Foundation. Wine Tasting - Cusine - Live Music.
April 28-29, 2018 Annual Clayton Art and Wine Festival - Clayton, California
Stroll along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California's wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine artisans and unique craft exhibits. Youngsters will love Kiddieland with lots of games and fun. Listen to non-stop live entertainment while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes from the International Food Court. Take a few minutes to visit the fascinating Clayton Historical Society on Main Street. It's a fun day that the whole family can enjoy and the event is free.
April 28-29, 2018 9th Annual KHTS Home & Garden Show - Santa Clarita, California
Free to the public and feature over two hundred local vendors. Most are local businesses involved in our valley for many years. They have a commitment to making certain you get the best possible advice and guidance. We urge you to take advantage of their expertise and eagerness to assist. Discover the latest in solar energy, pool and backyard design, kitchen remodeling and other home improvements.
April 29, 2018 Taste of Huntington Beach - Huntington Beach, California
Imagine, sun and fun in Surf City, USA. Join us for the Taste that features over 40 speciality food purveyors paired with not only some of California's best wines but international wines also. Siip on craft brews, visit our silent auction and raffle and enjoy live entertainment on a wonderful hilltop setting.
April 7-9, 2017 - 4th Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend - Santa Barbara, California
Join the celebration of Santa Barbara County’s best chefs, artisans, winemakers and farmers. Now in its second year, the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend showcases the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region while also bringing cutting-edge culinary talent from across the country to Santa Barbara. The weekend is inspired by Julia Child’s lifelong passion for learning, love of eating well and mission to further gastronomy. It’s designed to marry entertainment and inspiration, celebration with learning. Event proceeds will benefit The Julia Child Foundation.
April 9, 2017 California Jazz & Wine Fest - Westlake Village, California
An eclectic mix of hot jazz and cool swing performed on two stages and unlimited sampling of over 80 local wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet foods are part of the 6th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest, Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village (2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village). Artisans will also be displaying their wares. Headlining the live entertainment is saxophonist, producer and composer Danny Janklow, known internationally for his soulful and passionate sounds. Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.
April 21-22, 2017 Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Fine & Rare Wine Auction #5319
April 22-23, 2017 Union's 32nd Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show - Grass Valley, California
The Union's annual Spring Home & Garden Show is Nevada County's LARGEST and ONLY Home Expo, featuring more than 200 vendors with thousands of ideas for your home & garden. Drawing more than 6,000 attendees on an annual basis, this show features all your home improvement needs at discounted show rates, plus entertainment for the whole family. FREE ADMISSION, wonderful local food & beverage choices, and prizes. Attendance: 6,000.
April 14-17, 2016 The True Cost of American Food - San Francisco, California
The Sustainable Food Trust will be hosting a major conference on food system externalities. Under the theme of The True Cost of American Food, this conference will explore the ways in which the economics of our present food systems are distorted in ways which result in dishonest food pricing, sending wrong signals to consumers and producers about the true cost of current intensive farming systems, and preventing the uptake of more sustainable alternatives.
April 17, 2016 28th Annual Vintage Bouquet - Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Annual Vintage Bouquet. Splendid food and award-winning wines served in a stunning setting make an irresistible pairing. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts from top restaurants and tastings from leading wineries, spirit and beverage companies, from noon to 4 pm, at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The outdoor tasting event, which is open to the public, also includes a beer garden, musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions featuring fabulous trips, enticing food and wine packages, artwork and much more. VIP ticket holders enjoy all that plus access to the exclusive a VIP Cocktail Lounge. Vintage Bouquet benefits the community and educational programs of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, committed to serving the community by providing such services as Teen Court early intervention and diversion court for juvenile offenders, and monthly pro bono legal clinics at Roxbury Park. Tickets to Vintage Bouquet are $175 per person ($200 after April 15, 2016). A limited number of VIP tickets ($275) are also available and include entree to the V.I.P. Cocktail Lounge with exclusive restaurant, spirit and cocktail tastings. Sponsorships are available.
April 17-20, 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
San Diego, California
Linking biotechnology, chemistry & agriculture to create new value chains.
April 23, 2016 Earth Day Food & Wine Festival - San Luis Obispo County, California
After 10 successful years, we’ve decided to continue our mission in other ways and not host Earth Day Food & Wine’s main event.
April 11, 2015 SoulFood Festival Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Warning: Auto-playing music with no stop or mute. The Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of traditional soul food cooking in the air while bringing together families and friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion, information and Award Winning entertainment.
April 19, 2015 Los Angeles Avocado Food Festival - Los Angeles, California
Taste of the Avocados - Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games, Gifts give-a-way
April 25, 2015 SactoMoFo 8 - Sacramento, California
Sacramento Mobile Food Festival (SactoMoFo) Mobile food festival with 30+ truck & cart vendors from all over California, live music & more.
April 26, 2015 30th Annual For Our Children Food & Wine Festival - Torrance, California
Proceeds this year will benefit TrinityKids Care, a program of Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation and Sandpipers philanthropic programs. Gourmet foods and fine wines from over 90 restaurants and wineries. The spectacular silent and live auctions feature unique gift items, sports tickets and memorabilia, dining, entertainment and exciting travel packages.
April 12, 2014 Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational - Los Angeles, California
The Last Grilled Cheese Invitational takes place on April 12th, 2014 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Los Angeles Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles.
April 18, 2014 Blind Childrens Center Beeping Egg Hunt - Los Angeles, California
Free Event. Be a Good Egg and sponsor a beeping egg designed for egg hunts for blind or partially sighted children through a tax-deductible gift to the Blind Childrens Center. Support the children at our annual event. Every child should be able to participate in an Egg Hunt!
April 30-May 7, 2014 Silicon Valley Spring Restaurant Week - San Jose, California
Silicon Valley Restaurant Week is a coordinated fixed price offering by Silicon Valley restaurateurs. Participating restaurants offer a discounted three-course fixed price dinner menu each night.
April 19, 2013 Smoking & Curing Fish as a Food Preservative - Techniques & Methods - Palo Alto, California
This training on preserving fish will discuss fish smoking and curing techniques, the methods and its benefits. It covers health risks and HACCP requirements for smoking and curing fish commercially. It will also cover packaging, storage and transportation requirements for mass produced cured fish.
April 28, 2013 Top Chef Pig Roast - Santa Monica, California
Chef Nyesha Arrington of Wilshire Restaurant hosts a gathering of Los Angeles’ Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, and Top Chef Just Desserts contestants for a backyard pig roast at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica benefiting Share our Strength Taste of the Nation Los Angeles and helping to end childhood hunger in the United States
April 21, 2012 Wine & Dine: Prohibition - San Diego, California
Take a trip back in time to the roaring 1920s at Prohibition: Wine & Dine. Join guys and dolls at San Diego’s hottest new joint for the year’s most talked about event. Non-stop dance floor, indulge in tastings from premium wine and food purveyors and bid on items at the silent auction. Enjoy specially handcrafted prohibition era cocktails and try out your luck on the casino game floor. Proceeds from the event enables ElderHelp, a San Diego-based non-profit, to provide support services to seniors to help them remain independent in their own homes.
April 29, 2012 4th Annual Jewish Food Festival - Santa Clarita, California
The 2012 Jewish Food & Cultural Festival is THE place to find great Jewish foods, shopping, live Jewish entertainment, and arts and crafts. A variety of activities for both children and adults make this a wonderful day for the entire family. Non-perishable food donations brought to the festival will benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry and all monetary proceeds go toward supporting the Jewish Food & Cultural Festivals of the future.
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