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August 1-12, 2018
Ventura County Fair
Ventura, California
The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair was enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The tradition continues with the 140th Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air”.  We look forward to making lasting memories with you and your family.

August 2-5, 2018  Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
Mammoth Lakes, California
Mammoth's Festival of Beers features more than 70 of the country's best microbreweries. Along with the beer and blues, a "Blues-style" BBQ and plenty of other food will satisfy the heartiest of appetites and keep the party going. Don't forget the Sunday Morning Hangover Party.

August 3-5, 2018  Annual La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra, California
Food, Rides, Games, Music and Fun for the Whole Family. Meet Miss La Habra and her court when you purchase raffle tickets for a New Car or other great Prizes. Enjoy hot buttery Corn on the Cob, great Sandwiches, sweet warm Funnel Cakes and other Tasty Treats. Be sure to visit the new Corn Festival Marketplace.

August 4, 2018  19th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting
Napa, California
Featuring Mount Veeder Wines From 30 Wineries. Chef Selected Food Pairings. Raffle For a Mount Veeder Wine Cellar. Live Music In The Gardens.

August 4, 2018  Plate by Plate: Annual Food Tasting Benefit
Los Angeles, California
This signature gala will once again showcase savory food and dessert delicacies prepared by talented chefs from the best restaurants in Los Angeles, as well as samplings from premier wineries and beverage companies.

August 4, 2018  Calaveras Wine, Cheese, & Olive Festival
Valley Springs, California
Enjoy the finest tastes of the Gold Country, and support your community! The event will feature premier local wines, cheeses, and olives. Join us for an evening of live music, gourmet flavors, and fun. Help choose the winner of the People’s Choice Wine Award. Event will support CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Foster Youth) and other community programs. Sponsored by San Andreas Rotary.

 

August 4, 2018
17th Annual Taste of the Delta -  Stockton, California
The Taste of The Delta fund-raiser for the California Delta Chambers showcases Delta Area Wineries, Restaurants, Artists, and Artisans. Guests sample wines, food, enjoy vendor booths, live music, and silent and live auctions. Early bird tickets can be purchased online. Yogi Bear’s Tower Park Marina will also be hosting the event this year. Plenty of parking for cars is available.

August 4, 2018  10th Annual Soul Food Festival - Stockton, California
Live music, great food, carnival rides, pony rides, classic car shows, free prizes..and much more.

August 4-5, 2018  24th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival
Watsonville, California
Tens of thousands flock to historic downtown Watsonville to enjoy delicious food, exciting carnival rides, wonderful entertainment, contests and, of course, tasty strawberry treats.

August 5, 2018  Annual Lemon Festival - Chula Vista, California
Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista's heritage as the "Lemon Capital of the World" and features live entertainment on 3 stages, hand crafters, international foods, beer garden, contests and lemons galore.   Attendance: 45,000.

August 5, 2018 - 20th Annual Los Angeles Food Festival
Los Angeles, California
The Annual TASTE OF ECUADOR Food Festival is a FREE entry family event for all ages.  More than 10,000 Ecuadorians, 5,000 people from other nationalities will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian Cuisine and some other well-known food dishes. Attendants will also enjoy Ecuadorian Crafts, Musical groups, Folklore customs, Commercial Products, Marketing & Promotions, Services & Information provided by all type of exhibitor companies.

August 8-12, 2018  Nevada County Fair - Nevada City, California
Five days of excitement and fun for Fair-goers of all ages. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits – in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices!

August 9, 2018  Healthy Brand Showcase - West Hollywood, California
Healthy Brand Showcase is a one-day product showcase featuring new health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and natural beauty products. For one-day only, national media, industry experts and celebrity guests meet national brands in person, demo their products, and collect press kits, product samples and gift bags.

 

August 10, 2018
Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series
Santa Cruz, California
The Summit to Sea Wine Trail is a unique collection of wineries, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines.

August 10-11, 2018
Annual Wine Society Gala
Paso Robles, California
Taste our current releases, enjoy live music, and shop the wares of local culinary and artistic craftsmen.

August 10-12, 2018
626 Night Market
Arcadia, California
The 626 Night Market is the largest Asian night market in the U.S. featuring over 150 local restaurants, food vendors, entrepreneurs, merchandise vendors, artists, musicians, and non-profit groups. Night markets are a staple in Asian societies with the primary focus on hundreds of different Asian street food and merchandise vendors. June 29-July 1; July 20-22; August 10-12 & August 31-Sept 2, 2018.

August 11, 2018  40th Annual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition Awards Ceremony and Mendocino College Gala Wine Festival
Ukiah, California
Join the Mendocino wine community as we applaud the award-winning wines from this year’s competition at the Mendocino College Gala Wine Festival. Mendocino Winegrowers has partnered with the Mendocino College Foundation to host this evening and support the Foundation's vision of being a major force in helping students turn their hopes and dreams into realities.  Our distinguished emcee, Senator Mike McGuire, will announce the Best of Show and Best of Class awards during the wine reception of the Gala prior to dinner.  Passed hors d’oeuvres, bountiful charcuterie and delicious bites including crab cakes will be served while guests enjoy sampling wines from a selection of Mendocino wineries.  Ellery Clark Catering will be serving a delicious alfresco dinner buffet of summer salads, grilled tri-tip, chicken and fresh vegetables.  Senator Mike McGuire will be the auctioneer during dinner of the live auction.  Join the fun of the wine pull, silent auction, and golden ticket raffle and enjoy a beautiful evening celebrating Mendocino County wines and our generous community.  Tickets are $75 per person.

August 11, 2018  20th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff
Paso Robles, California
Come out for a casual evening of relaxed good times, where you'll meet 30 of the area's finest winemaker-chefs. You'll have a chance to taste the tempting fare grilled for your dining pleasure and enjoy wines selected to pair with their culinary creations.

August 11, 2018  11th Annual Woodland Tomato Festival
Woodland, California
Celebrating Yolo County's tomato bounty with a fun day of food, entertainment, educational and recreational activities, and local crafts. Free Admission.

August 11-12, 2018  9th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival
Sacramento, California
Enjoy your day filled with fun, food, exciting live entertainment, and exhibits. The event benefits the National Academic Youth Corps, which provides art and educational programs for over 15,000 youth and adults every year right here in Sacramento, as well as over a dozen other worthy local charities.  The Banana Festival is known for wonderful banana recipes as well as other amazing foods!  Our entertainment lineup is sure to delight you! Check out our schedule for Saturday and Sunday.  Join in the fun! Banana bake-off, Banana Pageant, Carmen Miranda Hat Contest, and more!  Smashed! Chef Challenge.

August 11-12, 2018  Gravenstein Apple Fair - Sebastopol, California
'The Sweetest Little Fair in Sonoma County'. The Gravenstein Apple Fair is sponsored by Sonoma County Farm Trails, a non-profit organization created to support sustainable agricultural diversity in Sonoma County.

August 11-12, 2018  Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes - Los Gatos, California
A free family friendly event featuring food, wine, beer, art and craft exhibits, and live music.  The kids zone offers snow cones and a bouncy castle.  Don’t miss the town’s one and only art and wine festival.

August 11-12, 2018  9th Annual Banana Festival 'Jazz-A-Peel'
Stockton, California
William Land Park.  An exciting family-friendly, multi-cultural festival celebrating the many countries and cultures that use the banana!  The two-day festival offers fun for all ages, banana cuisine, live entertainment, multi-cultural exhibits, marketplace, food trucks and more.

August 11-19, 2018  78th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival
Los Angeles, California
Little Tokyo.  Los Angeles' oldest ethnic festival.

August 13-15, 2018  The Flavor Experience - Newport Beach, California
Where Flavor comes to Life.  A food & beverage conference for top-level executives.

August 16-19, 2018  Mammoth Wine Weekend
Mammoth Lakes, California
A weekend of wining and dining with exclusive Winemaker Dinners at two of Mammoth's premiere restaurants, a Wine Walk in The Village featuring 20+ wineries pouring over 45 vintages and a Sunday Champagne Brunch at Campo Mammoth.

August 17-18, 2018  ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego
San Diego, California
Celebrate America’s largest annual Hispanic culinary celebration at ¡Latin Food Fest!’s 2018 action-packed line-up at Embarcadero Marina Park North (400 Kettner Blvd, 90401), featuring tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops.  The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival. Guests pay one price to enter and indulge in a variety of local and international food, wine and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs who will conduct demos, and you won’t want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the fest’s showcase of culinary excellence.

August 17-19, 2018  Annual Long Beach BBQ Festival
Long Beach, California
The best BBQ chefs from around the country gather to grill their award-winning ribs, chicken, sausage, pulled pork and other succulent delicacies, and trust us, the competition will be intense. There is also an All You Can Eat Rib Village.  Enjoy live music, dancing, cantinas, live sports tent, children’s stage,  Bounces, artisan exhibitions, FREE e-Souvenir Photo, international food court, games, and more.

August 17-19, 2018  Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Celebrates Wine and Fire - Lompoc Valley, California
A celebration of our local wine growing region at multiple locations throughout the Lompoc Valley. Over 40 Alliance members will participate in three events over the weekend, showcasing local wineries and local BBQ food vendors.  BBQ Blast seminar, Live Music, Grand Tasting and much more.

August 18, 2018  International Taco Festival - Simi Valley, California
What's better than having a taco? A festival revolved around INTERNATIONAL TACOS! That's right! A day filled with opportunities to taste a wide selection of cultural tacos. You can't truly call yourself a taco lover without experiencing this taco phenomenon.  11am to 7pm, Simi Valley Town Center.  (also: www.whsfnow.org/international-taco-festival2.html )

August 18, 2018  Annual L.A. Taco Fest - Los Angeles, California
Every year, the LA Taco Festival attracts thousands of Angelinos to taste the different styles that taco vendors have to offer.  These year will feature past old favorites like KogiBBQ, Epic Tacos, Sabores de Mexico, and new comers who will try to delight our taste buds for good tacos.  Additionally, there will be live music and fun games in a beautiful setting at Grand Park.  Proceeds from the event are donated to Jovenes, Inc., a non-profit organization helping homeless youth.  The LA Taco Festival is brought to you by La Barca Restaurant and La Barca Grill and Cantina.

August 18, 2018  Taste of Brews - Long Beach, California
8th Taste of Brews.  Shoreline Aquatic Park.   Unlimited Tastes; Limited Tix Sold; Dozens of Breweries; Select Hard Ciders; Music, Food & More

August 18-19, 2018 - Pacific Wine & Food Classic
Newport Beach, California
Newport Beach Dunes Waterfront Resort.  The annual Wine & Food Festival will feature more than 100 not-to-miss summer inspired experiences. A small sampling of what festival guests can enjoy include: A Summer Wine Garden, Celebrity Cruise Silent Disco, Taco & Beer Lounge, Paella and Sangria Lounge, Official “Pacific Burger”, “Off the Hook Seafood”, Fresh Baja Shellfish Bar, Gelato Bar, Live Broadcast of The Fork Report, US Foods Chef Lounge,Sommelier Wine & Food Journey, Melissa’s Produce Grilled Corn and so many more delicious happenings.  The Pacific Wine & Food Classic was recently acknowledged by the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association as the top ten food and wine festival in the world.  Early bird tickets have just been released, with prices ranging from $99 - $259. Early bird ticket prices are the lowest they will be and will increase soon!

August 18-19, 2018  26th Annual Assyrian Food Festival
San Jose, California
The annual festival is an opportunity to showcase Assyrian food, traditions and educate the community about the Assyrian heritage as well as to preserve and to continue passing on Assyrian cultural traditions to the next generation. If you enjoy trying authentic food, music, and dance, make plans to attend the festival! You can mingle with and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as "the cradle of civilization."

August 18-19, 2018  27th Annual Tomato Festival - Fairfield, California
Celebrates the tomato as the Suisan Valley's top producing crop. Many activities including tomato cooking and eating contests; entertainment, arts & crafts, farmers' market--100 heirloom tomatoes to taste and buy.  Attendance: 30,000.

August 18-19, 2018  36th Annual Zucchini Festival
Hayward, California
Sponsored by the South Hayward Lions Club, the festival will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family with food tasting, arts & crafts, Kids Town with rides, and live music.

August 19, 2018  Taste of Petaluma - Petaluma, California
NO EVENT IN 2018.  We're taking the year off from the culinary adventure around downtown Petaluma benefiting Cinnabar Theater.  We hope to be back in 2019!

August 19-21, 2018  Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
Los Angeles, California
The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is the only all-encompassing event in California for the restaurant and foodservice industry, making it THE one-stop source for everything you need to succeed in today's market.  We are pleased to co-locate the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo with Healthy Food Expo West & Coffee Fest.

August 19-21, 2018  Coffee Fest Los Angeles 2018
Los Angeles, California
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.

August 23-25, 2018  Mammoth Rocks & Taste of the Sierra
Mammoth Lakes, California
Music, Food and Fun.

August 24-26, 2018  Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge
San Diego, California
Annual tuna tournament and fundraiser.   100% of the net proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and help wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

August 24-26, 2018  Eat Drink SF - San Francisco, California
Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival. Four days of delicious events including our signature Grand Tasting experience in Fort Mason. When you walk into Festival Pavilion during a Grand Tasting you will have the best of the city’s culinary landscape laid out before you. Wander between more than 30 top restaurants offering delicious dishes. Enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails poured by top sommeliers, cicerones, and mixologists. Taste your way through our cheese monger cave. Mingle with the personalities that make the Bay Area a world-class dining destination. See cooking demonstrations and learn in classes taught by renown tastemakers.  Your ticket grants you total access to a one of a kind culinary affair (no wallet needed inside). A quintessentially San Francisco celebration of flavor presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

August 24-26, 2018 - Food & Wine Festival - Los Angeles, California
Now in its 8th year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a four-day epicurean event showcasing the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles featuring a star-studded lineup of celebrated chefs and culinary personalities from throughout the country. Set amid one of the country’s foremost cultural destinations along Grand Avenue, the event spans the city and offers guests the chance to sample the food, wine, and cocktails from some of the most prominent influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the music industry’s brightest talents. The festival lineup will feature a sprawling showcase of unlimited tastings as well as cookbook signings, wine seminars and cocktail tastings, culinary demonstrations, luxurious dinners and more.

August 24-26, 2018  OC Night Market  - Costa Mesa, California
Not sure what a night market is? In Asia the night markets are these huge, nocturnal phenomenons where hundreds of folks will gather for the sake of commerce and entertainment.  What does this mean? It means a lot of retail therapy and eating. Oh yes. There will be food.  The OC Night Market will be showcasing over 200 of Southern California's best food, merchandise, and talent. May 18-20, June 15-17 and August 24-26, 2018.

August 25, 2018  Sierra Brewfest - Grass Valley, California
An Epic Afternoon of Sun, Suds and Fun, Nevada County Fairgrounds.  A unique, unlimited microbrew tasting experience. Sample over 100 hand-crafted beers. Enjoy delicious food from some of the best local food trucks and restaurants.  3:00 – 6:30 pm, Unlimited Tastings.  $30 per person • $10 non-tasters.  $35 at the door • Kids Free

August 25, 2018  Nevada City Uncorked - Nevada City, California
Join us in historic Downtown Nevada City as we enjoy a robust sampling of local Foothill wines, beers, and food from 20 wineries and restaurants.

August 25, 2018  Grills 'n Grilles - Penn Valley, California
EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2019.  United  Way of Nevada County has had to postpone this year's 12th annual BBQ Competition and Car Show "Grills  'n' Grilles"  due to unforeseen health issue with someone in our administration. As soon as we know of the date in 2019, we will advertise here and elsewhere.

August 25, 2018  Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
Berkeley, California
Eat chocolate goodies and enjoy chalk art on the sidewalks along North Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley.

August 25-26, 2018  Tequila & Taco Festival - Santa Cruz, California
Annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival is back in Downtown Santa Cruz at beautiful San Lorenzo Park!  A two day celebration of Tequila, Tacos, Award Winning Margaritas and great live music!

August 25-26, 2018  24th Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival
Bodega, California
Featuring a wide array of seafood entrees from various restaurants and catering companies, along with a large wine and microbrew tasting. The wine tasting will feature 30 wineries from Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties. A juried high quality art and craft marketplace, and lots of great entertainment. The event benefits the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and the Bodega volunteer fire dept.

August 25-26, 2018  38th Annual Italian Family Festa
San Jose, California
Authentic Italian foods, a great variety of continuous entertainment, arts and crafts, and an extensive historical photo display of the local Italian American community. Activities will include a grape-stomping contest, children’s games, a Tarantella contest and much more. (also: www.iahfsj.org/ )  Attendance: 25,000.

August 25-26, 2018  San Diego Spirits Festival - San Diego, California
Shake up your summer and mingle with thousands of people at the 10th annual San Diego Spirits Festival at the picturesque Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. The largest Cocktail and Culinary Festival in San Diego offering samples of top-shelf cocktails from small-batch and big name distillers, and tastes from local restaurants as top local chefs are set to show off their style and offer tastes of their wares, in celebration of the city's cocktail & culinary culture. The festival also offers live music, risqué  entertainment, bartender competitions, grand tastings, mini seminars and even possible celebrity sightings, making it a must for industry professionals, cocktail enthusiasts and interested newbies alike.  Tickets now on sale.  Attendance: 3,000.

August 26, 2018  Family Winemakers of California Tasting
San Francisco, California
The tasting features more than 125 producers from all over California showcasing their boldest and brightest vintages.  Meet the passion-driven vintners and winery owners, and hear the stories behind the wine labels.  Taste from over 500 wines and discover new favorites along the way.  Tickets available for purchase online.  Ticket prices: $60 +.

August 28, 2018  10th Annual Taste of Oakdale - Oakdale, California
Tickets are $25 in advance ($35 at the door). Tickets available for purchase July 2018.  The purpose of this event is to increase patrons awareness of what Oakdale based, Oakdale Chamber Members, and Oakdale distributors catering, food, and beverage businesses have to offer; thus, increasing patrons awareness and building future clients for these businesses.

August 31-September 2, 2018  626 Night Market - Arcadia, California
The 626 Night Market is the largest Asian night market in the U.S. featuring over 150 local restaurants, food vendors, entrepreneurs, merchandise vendors, artists, musicians, and non-profit groups. Night markets are a staple in Asian societies with the primary focus on hundreds of different Asian street food and merchandise vendors. June 29-July 1; July 20-22; August 10-12 & August 31-Sept 2, 2018.

August 31-September 2, 2018  Los Angeles Times' The Taste
Los Angeles, California
This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink. 21 and over only.  Your ticket is all-inclusive and is good for unlimited food, beer, wine & spirits tastings, plus all stage activities.

August 31-September 3, 2018  37th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off Carnival & Fair - Malibu, California
Hosted by the Malibu Kiwanis and attended by thousands, the event includes food, fun, a silent auction, rides, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis community programs.   Attendance: 12,000
 

2017 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2017 - FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates

August 5, 2017 - Celebrity Chef Tour - Healdsburg, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

August 11-13, 2017  California Beer Festival--Santa Cruz
Aptos Village Park, Santa Cruz, California
Beautiful Aptos Village Park will be the site of the festival, with over 70 craft beers, three bands, mouth watering food, and bocce ball. The CBF's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer.

August 17, 2017  7th Annual Noe Valley Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The Noe Valley Merchants Association and Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC. are hosting the Annual Noe Valley Wine Walk from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The tasting event will be located throughout 24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga and will include restaurants and merchants offering wine samples, finger foods and special treats. Please check back for further information. Participants will receive a wine glass and map with all of the tasting locations. Ticket sales on the day of the event will be "Cash Only."

August 18-19, 2017  Stone Brewing 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival - San Marcos, California
Two decades of innovative brewing and remaining true craft is worth celebrating. To commemorate its significant milestone, Stone Brewing is staging its largest annual charity event—the Stone Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival. Southern California’s largest annual 100% craft beer festival will take place at California State University, San Marcos in north San Diego County. As in past years, Stone will proudly contribute all proceeds to these non-profit organizations: Surfrider Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, YMCA of San Diego County and Fight ALD.

August 19-20, 2017  Annual Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival
Scotts Valley, California
The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce and Scotts Valley Arts Commission invite you to attend the Completely Revamped & Expanded Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival! Come enjoy fine art, wine & beer tasting, great food, and live entertainment in an open park setting at Skypark in Scotts Valley.

August 25-27, 2017  32nd Annual Central Coast Wine Classic
San Luis Obispo, California
Experience the beauty and diversity of California's Central Coast! Participate in the Central Coast Wine Classic!

August 26, 2017  Annual Pacific Islander Festival
Rohnert Park, California
Authentic Polynesian cuisine, special food items from all over the South Pacific, entertainment, fabulous music and cultural activities.  Lots of vendors offering Polynesian artifact merchandise, clothing, etc This year we are excited to announce our added Cultural Village Area.  This event is FREE to the public!
 

2016 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

August 15, 2016  Eat These Fish! LA - Los Angeles, California
Join six outstanding Los Angeles chefs at Preux & Proper in Downtown LA at 6:30pm for Eat These Fish!  This is the west coast debut of Eat These Fish! and you won't want to miss this stellar celebration of well-managed and under-appreciated species of fish. Together, we'll get a delicious taste of what happens when conservationists, fishermen, government, and chefs work together.  Exclusive champagne & oyster bar with Kumamoto oysters from Humboldt Bay.  Seated 5-course meal featuring seafood from the west coast such as longspine thornyhead, lingcod, vermillion rockfish & more.  Unique wine pairings from Southern Wine & Spirits.  More details to be announced soon!  Tickets are $125 for General Admission // $100 for Chefs Collaborative Members. Buy your tickets today BEFORE we sell out!

August 20-21, 2016  7th Annual Sausage & Beer Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Craft Breweries from the Inland Empire Featuring and Gourmet Sausages.  14 participating breweries with over 30 beers on tap. Try a sampling of the different craft brews from the Inland Empire and surroundings.

August 26-28, 2016  CRFG Festival of Fruit
San Luis Obispo County, California
The Central Coast Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers will be hosting the 2016 statewide meeting, The Festival of Fruit, with the theme of the festival being "Year of Edible Landscaping - Apples to Zapotes" This event will feature a day of dynamic speaker presentations on Saturday revolving around some of the more drought tolerant fruits that can be grown in Southern California as well as products and cultural practices that can be used to help reduce water use and help in water conservation.
 

2015 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2015
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 1-2, 2015  Big Bite Bacon Fest - Long Beach, California
For the 2nd time, the Big Bite Bacon Fest is bringing all the best bacon foods and craft brews to Long Beach, CA for yet another celebration of the World's most beloved protein!  The Big Bite Bacon Fest is a fun-filled, tasting event featuring creative bacon dishes from the best chefs and competitive cooks from Long Beach and beyond.  Indulge in mouth watering bacon-y deliciousness ranging from appetizers to desserts to everything in between to be washed down with samples of ice cold craft beers.

August 7-9, 2015  Ribs, Pigs, & Watermelons
Huntington State Beach, California
This fun event is being held to help raise the needed funding to continue the work of the 'Homeless to Hope to Home' shelter programs of American Family Housing (AFH).  An non-profit organization specializing in the care of homeless families and individuals.  AFH is one of the largest homeless service providers in the County. The 3rd Annual Pigs, Ribs and Watermelons Professional BBQ competition and Beer festival is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event and competing for the $10,000.00 prize money on both Saturday and Sunday will be 65 of the top nationally ranked BBQ teams including teams from the TLC reality television show on BBQ Pitmasters. The team with the highest overall score for the weekend will get a chance to compete in the World Food Championships this November in Las Vegas.

August 13, 2015  The Tasting Table 2015 Lobster Rumble L.A
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Tasting Table's 3rd annual LobsterRumble will see 17 of the country's best lobster rolls duke it out for a chance to be crowned Fan Favorite and help raise funds for the Rumble's official beneficiary, Share Our Strength.  2015 marks the Rumble's third year on the West Coast which will welcome over 1,200 lobster-loving guests to taste and vote their way through each roll.  10% of all ticket sales benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign.

August 14-17, 2015  Latin Food Fest - San Diego, California
The largest annual Latin culinary destination event in the U.S.

August 15, 2015  The California Fig Fest 2015 - Fresno, California
Join in on this great event and stand side-by-side with executive chefs, Fig Industry Leaders, and special guest Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani! Live entertainment, gourmet foods, craft beers, wine, shopping, and MORE!  This is one event you won’t want to miss!   General Admission: $25 and VIP: $45 (Discounted prices available before July 16th)

August 15-16, 2015  7th Annual San Francisco Street Food Festival
San Francisco, California
The festival brings all of the best food (and music) in the Bay Area to one street, once a year, to celebrate the talent, the taste and the entrepreneurial spirit of people who make a living doing what they love to do.  This year at Forest City’s iconic Pier 70 location in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. From the site where the Transbay Tunnel was built, we invite you to join over 100 owner-operated food businesses representing the best of the Bay for a free-to-enter celebration of hard work, well-made food and the vibrant and inclusive food economy that we all dream of.

August 22, 2015  Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival
Yorkville, California
This year’s festival will celebrate 13 fantastic years of sharing the delights from one of California’s most remarkable and romantic appellations. Highlights will include tasting award-winning Yorkville and Mendocino Ridge wines made and grown within the region, delicious regional cuisine, a tempting silent auction, grape stomp, and other wild and wacky games. Join us this year for this delightful celebration of Yorkville Highlands wines.

August 28-30, 2015  Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge
San Diego, California
Annual tuna tournament and fundraiser. 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and help wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
 

2014 CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 2014
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 10, 2014  Central Coast Brewers Festival
Arroyo Grande, California
Event has been canceled.

August 19, 2014  Stone Brewery Supper Club - San Diego, California
Searsucker Del Mar is bringing SearSupper Club, in union with distinguished local brewery, Stone Brewing Company!  For $115 per person, join us in the private dining room for 6 individual courses impeccably paired with beer selections from Stone Brewery.  This Supper Club is not like the others—we’re rolling out surprises at every turn including our featured menu items. Here’s a hint: expect St. Louis ribs, steamed Halibut cheeks, and a true chocolate masterpiece that you may have to really use your hands for.

August 21-23, 2014  Mexico Food Fair - Los Angeles, California
Mexico Food Fair is the perfect gathering place for North American buyers, intermediaries, distributors and end consumers of Mexican processed foods to meet directly with the producers and suppliers of such goods.

August 30, 2014  Local Ales & Acoustics: Societe Brewing Co
La Jolla, California
Beer brings people together, and so does our Ales & Acoustics series! Herringbone La Jolla is hosting its monthly Ales & Acoustics event featuring local brewery, Societe Brewing Company, and live musical performances.  Give yourself a well-deserved start to your Labor Day weekend with tastes from Societe Brewing Company. Enjoy live musical performances by local talent and a limited event menu that includes all your favorite flatbreads and salads!

August 30-September 1, 2014  Sylmar Olive Festival
Sylmar, California
Come for good food and the sampling of tasty Fried Olives , Olive Ice Tea, Olive Tacos.  Shop Olive Oils, Lotions and much more Olive products . Enjoy amazing live music, watch contests and marvel at the Art work of the many chalk artist participating. Children can enjoy playing in our Huge play area which offers many children attractions. $8.00 General Admission  54” inches and under get in for Free Free Admission to attendees in Roman, Greek or Egyptian Costumes.
 

2013 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 3, 2013  Outdoor Hunting Expo - Stockton, California
This event, The Outdoor Hunting Expo is a one day hunter extravaganza for all ages. It includes FREE target shooting, Vendor Booths, Food Booths, swap meet and a JR trap Shoot. Proceeds from this event help fund the California Hunting Hertage Program and the Stockton Sportsmen's Club Junior, Women & Disabled Hunting Programs.

August 10, 2013  Smoke & Saddles - Agoura Hills, California
An evening of Beer, Wine, Spirits and fun along with the best restaurants in the area.  Join us a great night of music and don't forget to put on your Boots!!!  Your admission includes a tasting cup to sample unlimited drinks from the participating vendors.  Food is available for purchase  from our property restaurants, you can walk into each restaurant and enjoy a snack or sit down for a full meal.

August 10, 2013  21st Annual Winemaker's Celebration
Monterey, California
Meet the winemakers, discover and taste wines from over 40 Monterey County wineries and 150 wines, enjoy live music, and indulge in great local food. Taste Monterey Wine Country at this fun outdoor event!

August 11, 2013  Central Coast Chili Festival
Arroyo Grande, California
The Central Coast Chili Festival has changed to: Central Coast Brewers Festival

August 17, 2013  Annual Taste of San Joaquin  - Stockton, California
The 6th Annual Taste of San Joaquin brings BBQ teams, local restaurants, and thousands of visitors to Downtown Stockton every year since 2008.  In addition to live entertainment and excellent food, visitors will have the opportunity to meet local BBQ aficionados along side some of the best BBQ competitors on the west coast including.  Taste hot off the grill: pork ribs, beef brisket, chicken, pork candy, loaded baked potatoes, and more. Many teams have sauce for sale and love to share grilling tips.

August 17, 2013  Eagle & Badge Foundation SummerFest
Los Angeles, California
Wine, Spirits and Brew Tasting* Casino Games* Live Music/Dancing* Gourmet Food Trucks* And More! To benefit the Eagle & Badge Foundation that provides services to LAPD Officers, their families and the children in the communities they serve.

August 17-18, 2013  18th Annual Grape to Glass
Russian River Valley, California
Created, organized and hosted by the people of the Russian River Valley, Grape to Glass encourages you to live like a local as you indulge in a weekend of Northern California wine country living.

August 24, 2013  11th Annual Rotary Wine & Food Festival
Chula Vista, California
This increasingly popular event will feature signature samples from exclusive restaurants and wineries, live entertainment and an exciting silent auction.

August 25, 2013  Taste of the Central Coast - Nimpono, California
An elegant fine food and wine tasting event showcasing local talent while raising funds to support the foster and high-needs children and families served by the Family Care Network. The event features top savory and pastry chefs and vintners on the Central Coast. In addition, the Taste of the Central Coast includes a silent and live auction offering weekend getaways and unique experiences.
 

2012 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2012
Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 3-4, 2012  Taste in San Pedro - San Pedro, California
The Board of Directors has made a decision to reschedule this year's Taste in San Pedro that was originally scheduled for August 3rd and 4th. Many factors contributed to this decision most notable were financial constraints resulting from the current economic climate, and the inability to host the event on Sunday this year at the Ports O' Call location.  The Chamber thanks their previous Taste supporters and invites everyone to be on the alert for news of the New Taste in San Pedro.

August 4, 2012  6th Annual Tehachapi Food & Wine Festival
Tehachapi, California
Celebrating the essence of Tehachapi’s unique food, art and music, the festival offers residents and visitors a chance to enjoy an exceptional evening in historic downtown Tehachapi. Enjoy a selection of food from local restaurants and wineries while listening to the live music. Enjoy chef demonstrations and an exhibit of fine art.

August 18, 2012  California's Grape & Gourmet - Sacramento, California
Presented by the California State Fair, this event is the best opportunity to taste the most extraordinary wines produced in the State. No other tasting attracts over 200 wineries pouring the largest showcase of award winning wines! Benefits youth scholarships and education.

August 26, 2012  Los Angeles Epicurean Festival
Los Angeles, California
Join us in historic downtown Los Angeles and discover over 500 boutique wines and spirits, cheeses, spices, coffee & teas, charcuterie, olive oils, mushrooms, organic chocolate, meat, fowl, fish and produce and much more. Products that usually are only available to Chefs are being offered at the Festival. Admission includes all tastings, seminars, demonstrations, and live entertainment.
 

2011 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2011
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events

waiting for new dates

August 6, 2011  Korean BBQ Cook-Off - Los Angeles, California
Showcasing some of the best dishes by top Korean BBQ restaurants and more. 

August 6, 2011  Sacramento TomatoFest - Sacramento, California
Town & Country Village is sponsoring 2nd Annual Sacramento TomatoFest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prizes to winners in three categories: largest tomato, smallest tomato and ugliest tomato.  A number of local restaurant chefs will compete for a trophy and bragging rights as they prepare their best salsa, bruschetta and tomato soup  (hot or cold).  Wine-tasting, live music, demonstrations by Master Gardeners, and a Kid's Area.

August 26-28, 2011  Eating for Education - Berkeley, California
The Chez Panisse Foundation. Forty years ago, Alice Waters founded Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Please join us for a weekend of celebratory and fundraising events to support the growth of Edible Schoolyard programs across the country.

August 27, 2011  OC Foodie Fest - Anaheim, Orange County, California
The outdoor festival is the first of its kind in Orange County, bringing together 50 of the best local gourmet food trucks to one central location. The one-day event will be the ultimate foodie destination, featuring the best in popular mobile eats with a diverse roster of traditional and fusion cuisines, combined with a unique forum to showcase local entertainment & shopping to help support local charities.
 

2009 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2009
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

August 8, 2009  8th Annual Luau BBQ - Los Angeles, California
A GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness) event.

August 22, 2009  Taste of Eagle Rock - Los Angeles, California
Come with family and friends to sample foods from some of the great local restaurants, take a tour of GLAD (Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness), enjoy live music, while supporting crucial social services for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

August 29, 2009  Lean Times, Green Times - Los Angeles, California
Is sustainable eating a luxury or necessity in a recession?  Lecture followed by a “cook-off” between two local LA chefs.  Come see if they can pull together an organic meal for a family of 4 for under $30.

 

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