2015 CALIFORNIA - APRIL 2015
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2008)
March 28-April 1, 2015 American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions & Meeting
San Diego, California
April 4, 2015 World Cup of Beer Homebrew Competition Finals
Presented by the Bay Area Mashers, the competition is open to everyone in all styles and sub-styles of beer, mead, and cider.
April 5, 2015 Union Street's 24th Spring Celebration & Easter Parade
San Francisco, California
Celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco and features some of Union Street's best restaurants serving attendees in an outdoor bistro setting. A variety of children's and family activities including; large inflatable bounces, kids' rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children's activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area's best musicians. Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco. The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars. A special event for the entire family. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Parade Begins at 2:00 PM.
April 9-12, 2015 8th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach, California
75 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assemble to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime. Enjoy lunches, dinners and wine tastings. Educate yourself with cooking demonstrations. Experience the most legendary grand tasting the California coast has ever seen.
April 10-11, 2015 3rd Annual VinDiego Wine and Food Festival
San Diego, California
Wine connoisseurs can delight in over 75 of California's award-winning wineries, 300+ selections of wine. VinDiego showcases San Diego's notable restaurants under one roof, offering samples to please every palate. Enjoy classes with vintners, silent wine auction featuring collectible fine wines, big bottle private tasting parties, vacation packages, VIP winery tours, and other wine related items perfect for the wine and food enthusiast. Proceeds from the silent auction benefits Freedom Station.
April 11, 2015 A Celebration of Mendocino Sparkling Wines
A stellar wine and food event celebrating Mendocino County's renowned bubblies. This gathering will be taking place at Terra Savia winery in Hopland, set against the picturesque vineyards and hills of the Russian River's Sanel Valley. Local foods specially chosen to match the different types of wines on hand. The North Coast climates of Mendocino County are known for producing wonderful Sparkling Wines, so don't wait to get your tickets! Advance tickets are $55, $65 at the door and there are a limited amount of tickets available. sparklingwinefest.brownpapertickets.com
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 11-12 & 18-19, 2015 24th Annual El Dorado Passport
Join us for our 24th Annual El Dorado Passport. Wine, Food pairings and Music. Friday April 10 and April 17 you can participate in the Winemaker Dinner.
April 11-12 & 18-19, 2015 24th Annual Passport Wine Event
El Dorado, California
Wine Lovers agree...'Best Wine Tasting Event of the Year' Weekend pass for only $60.00, check out the website for all the details!
April 11-12 & 18-19, 2015 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 16-19, 2015 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 17-18, 2015 California Wine Festival Orange County 2015
Dana Point, 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 17-19, 2015 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!
April 17-19, 2015 Earth Day Food & Wine Festival
San Luis Obispo County, California
Cultivate your roots and join us for the 8th Annual Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend in San Luis Obispo County, California. You’ll be able to get the low down on all of our favorite award-winning wines and get the dirt on all of our favorite local producers. On Friday, we’re bringing you an exclusive Farm-to-Fork event at one of the region’s historic vineyard properties. Saturday’s Main Event in Paso Robles, California will celebrate the roots of our local food and wine scene, and Sunday will allow you to “Wine Down” with a few more intimate events. All in all, it’s a weekend of truly authentic experiences, so if you wanna learn more, just do a little clicking over there on the left!
April 18, 2015 Sacramento 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 18, 2015 3rd Annual Riverside Tamale Festival
Join us for our 3rd 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 18, 2015 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 18, 2015 Taste of Brews Inland Empire - Corona, California
Taste of Brews is returning to the Inland Empire for its 4th anniversary celebration in 2015. Held at Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona/Eastvale, the festival showcases unlimited tastes from more than three dozen craft breweries, gourmet food trucks, a mix of vendors and live musical entertainment. The event is limited to ages 21 and above. Taste of Brews has evolved into a massive celebration of the Inland Empire’s ever-growing and influential craft beer industry. The unusual venue, home to the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival, adds a layer of excitement and intrigue with its eclectic buildings, statues, shops and assorted pathways, many of which host a “sampling” station.
April 18, 2015 Taste of Hillcrest - San Diego, California
Bring your appetite, because this self-guided walking tour will feature samples from more than 40 of the area’s finest restaurants.
April 19, 2015 29th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival
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.
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 22, 2015 Earth Day 2015 - 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, 2015 Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow - Santa Rosa, California
The Sonoma County Lodging Association, 16th Annual Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow fundraiser. This entertaining night of great food, local wines, silent and live auction raises funds for local high school culinary arts program. Bid on great auction lots including trips, wine and excursions.
April 22-24, 2015 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor 2015
Napa Valley, California
Asia and the Theater of World Menus. 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 23, 2015 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 23-26, 2015 Santa Barbara County Vintners' Spring Weekend 2015
The annual Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend attracts wine lovers from near and far for an opportunity to attend wine maker lunches and dinners, educational wine-focused seminars, winery and tasting room open houses, vineyard walks, a golf tournament, a Farm-to-Table picnic and concert event, and the annual Vintners Festival Grand Tasting where every one of our 100+ member wineries gather to present and sell their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves.
April 25, 2015 27th Annual Winter Wine & Food Fest
Benefitting Make-A-Wish. Considered the premier wine and food event in the region, this year’s WWFF will feature more than 120 wineries, breweries and restaurants. General admission guests will also enjoy a silent auction from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. and from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., VIP guests will enjoy a sit down dinner, live auction and experienced a live wish reveal for a local child.
April 25, 2015 34th Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Day
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. The event typically draws over 25,000 attendees.
April 25-26, 2015 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 25-26, 2015
The Union's 30th 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 8,000 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.