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

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July 30-August 2, 2016  Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior Conference - San Diego, California


 

August 3-14, 2016
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 4, 2016 - An Evening on the Beach - Santa Monica, California
Notable Los Angeles chefs each preparing a signature dish on an open grill set directly on the sand. Guests will sample tempting summer menus, enjoy freshly shucked oysters and taste the wines of select boutique vintners. Live music. The silent auction will feature an expanded selection of very special luxury travel. Benefitting St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

August 4-7, 2016  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 5, 2016  Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Dinner
Santa Cruz, California
Join us for Chaminade Resort & Spa’s 9th Annual Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series, beginning in June and continues through October 2016! Enjoy a five course dinner with local, farm fresh ingredients prepared by Executive Chef, Nicholas Church and his team. Sip on Central Coast wines as you talk with Chef Church, as well as featured farmers and vintners who will join you for dinner to answer any questions you may have about the carefully sourced and crafted meals.  Dinners take place on the Sunset Terrace or Courtyard Terrace, boasting unsurpassed views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. A reception with wine and passed hors d’oeuvres begins at 6:00 pm followed by a full dinner and endless wine at 6:30 pm.

August 5, 2016  38th Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition Awards Ceremony and Dinner - Boonville, California
Celebrate the best of the best! Commemorate the return to the fairgrounds, where the Wine Competition originated years ago, as we name this year's winners.  A relaxed alfresco appetizer buffet "under the oaks" at Mendocino College will feature a delicious bites by Tia Satterwhite of Bella Cibo "Beautiful Food" catering. Sample over 200 wines from the competition and enjoy an abundant antipasto buffet.  Our distinguished emcee, Senator Mike McGuire, will announce the winning wines before guests enjoy a dessert bar of gourmet cupcakes.

August 5-7, 2016  68th Annual La Habra Corn Festival 2016
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 5-7, 2016
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. The 626 Night Market brings the energy and spirit of Asian night markets to Los Angeles. July 2-4; July 22-24; August 5-7 & September 2-4, 2016.

August 5-7, 2016  Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Long Beach, California
The Long Beach Crawfish Festival serves up delicious Cajun Crawfish dinners in the world's largest crawfish pots. The feasts include red baby potatoes, corn on the cob and remoulade dipping sauce. Dance to rousing Cajun and Zydeco bands, join the Second Line Dancing Parade and enjoy the food, beach bars and culture of the Big Easy at the nation's largest Crawfish Festival experience outside of Louisiana.  Friday 5pm to 11pm; Saturday from noon to 11pm and Sunday from noon to 10pm.  Presale ticket discounts on website.

August 5-7, 2016  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 6, 2016  Plate by Plate: 14th 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 6, 2016  8th Annual Soul Food Festival - Stockton, California
Live music, great food, carnival rides, pony rides, classic car shows, free prizes..and much more.

 

August 6, 2016  17th 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 6-7, 2016  22nd 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 7, 2016  20th Annual Lemon Festival & Beer Garden
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, contests and lemons galore.

August 7, 2016  18th Annual Los Angeles Food Festival
Los Angeles, California
The 18th 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 7-14, 2016  Santa Cruz County Beer Week
Santa Cruz, California
During Santa Cruz County Beer Week, craft beer events will be happening all over the county.

August 8-10, 2016  The Flavor Experience - Newport Beach, California
Where Flavor comes to Life.  A food & beverage conference for top-level executives.

August 10-14, 2016  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 12-14, 2016  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 12-15, 2016  Latin Food Fest! San Diego - San Diego, California
Four days of Latin food, wine and spirits indulgence complete with a Kick-off Party, Grande Tasting, and Chef’s Dinner.  After the successful completion of its sold our Los Angeles festival, ¡Latin Food Fest! returns to downtown San Diego for its 4th annual Latin culinary classic.  Grande Tasting is the festival’s all-inclusive signature event that will showcase 100 food, wine and spirits stations, Cooking Demos, Wine Workshop, Spirits of the Americas Expo, Best of Fest Awards, Mission Fed VIP Tent, and music by Amistad Cubana--on tour from Cuba.  USE PROMO CODE FOODREF TO GET 10% OFF TICKETS www.latinfoodfest.com

August 13, 2016  9th 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 13, 2016  20th 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 13, 2016  18th 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 13-14, 2016  Gravenstein Apple Fair - Sebastopol, California
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 13-14, 2016  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 13-21, 2016  76th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival
Los Angeles, California
Little Tokyo.  Los Angeles' oldest ethnic festival.

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 18, 2016  6th Annual Noe Valley Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The Noe Valley Merchants Association and Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC. are hosting the 5th 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.  Attendees wishing to participate in the sampling program may purchase on-site tickets for $25 or advance tickets for $20 via the website. The on-site ticket sales location is at the 3865 24th St. parking lot between Sanchez & Vicksburg. 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 19-20, 2016  Stone Brewing 20th 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 19-21, 2016  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 19-21, 2016  6th 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 20, 2016  Taste of Brews - Long Beach, California
Taste of Brews is heading back to Lighthouse Park in Long Beach for a summer festival featuring dozens of seasonal, craft and micro-brews paired alongside cuisine from local eateries. Admission includes craft beer tastes, snacks, water and more. Food trucks will be selling delicious beer friendly food and local restaurants will also be on hand sampling their best.

August 20, 2016  6th Annual L.A. Taco Fest - Los Angeles, California
Join us for our 6th Annual LA Taco Festival to taste some of LA's most delicious tacos.  Taco vendors will not only be dishing out the traditional flavors of carne asada, pastor, carnitas, chicken, tripas, lengua, etc., but will also feature fish, potato, mole, vegetarian, shrimp and many others.

August 20, 2016  11th Annual Taste of Petaluma - Petaluma, California
Downtown Petaluma's Culinary Journey Sponsored by East Washington Place, Celebrity Cruises and Zodiacs.  Taste of PetalumaEmbark on a culinary journey of our finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and food purveyors, galleries and shops.  Sample everything that Petaluma’s upscale culinary scene has to offer in one afternoon. Over 50 of Petaluma’s finest chefs, food purveyors, wineries and breweries will tempt you with their talents.

August 20-21, 2016  7th 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 20-21, 2016  25th 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 20-21, 2016  34th 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 20-21, 2016  Annual Scotts Valley Art & Wine 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 15th from 10am -6pm and August 16th from 10am – 5pm.  (also: http://scottsvalleychamber.com/art-fest/ )

August 20-21, 2016  24th 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 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 21, 2016  Family Winemakers of California Tasting
San Francisco, California
The tasting features more than 160 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: $85.

August 21, 2016  Taste of Paleo, Food Festival for the Modern Caveman
Yorba Linda, California
Taste of Paleo is the first-¬ever Paleolithic food tasting festival of its kind, and is geared towards those who follow the Paleo diet, including most functional fitness athletes, people with varying health ailments, or those just looking to lose weight.  The event provides an environment in which members of the community come together to celebrate the Paleo lifestyle...imagine walking from booth to booth, sampling tasty Paleo creations, sipping on a glass of beer or wine (it’s our cheat day!), taking in an informative lecture, or stepping out onto the patio to enjoy the warm summer breezes. The event wouldn't be complete without our chef competition, as they strive to win the judges' vote and be crowned the next Taste of Paleo Chef!

August 25-28, 2016  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 25-28, 2016  Los Angeles Food & Wine - Los Angeles, California
Now in its 6th 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 26-27, 2016  Mammoth Rocks Taste of the Sierra
Mammoth Lakes, California
Music, Food and Fun.

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.

August 26-28, 2016  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 26-28, 2016 - OC Night Market - Costa Mesa, California
Continuing our mission statement to further provide a platform for small and local businesses, the 626 Night Market is going to the OC! 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 13-15, June 17-19 and August 26-28, 2016.

August 27, 2016  Grills 'n Grilles - Penn Valley, California
United Way of Nevada County's BBQ Competition and Car Show "Grills 'n' Grilles" is one big event of food, autos, live music and fun. The event takes place just minutes from the historic gold towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City nestled in the Sierra foothills. Famous KCBS bbqers will be judged and our local Backyard bbqers will be voted on by participants. Includes a disc golf tournament, bocce ball demonstrations, kids' area, wine and beer.

August 27, 2016  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 27, 2016  6th 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!

August 27, 2016  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.  $35 per person • $10 non-tasters.  $40 at the door • Kids Free

August 27-28, 2016  San Diego Spirits Festival
San Diego, California
Shake up your summer and mingle with thousands of people at the 7th 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 and use the promo code COCKTAILS for $20 off the tickets.  Attendance: 3,000.

August 27-28, 2016  22nd 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 27-28, 2016  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.  Attendance: 25,000.

August 28-30, 2016  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 Expo Comida Latina.

August 30, 2016  Taste of Oakdale - Oakdale, California
The 8th Annual Taste of Oakdale.  Tickets are $25 in advance ($35 at the door). Tickets available for purchase July 2016 at: Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.  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.
 

 

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 9, 2014  8th Annual Art & Wine Festival - San Rafael, California
Festival-goers will enjoy food from local restaurants and sample wines from 25 of the region’s outstanding boutique wineries. In addition, there will be a chef demonstration area featuring a number of local restaurants. Admission to the event is free.

August 10, 2014  Ecuadorian Food Festival - Los Angeles, California
Taste of Ecuador - Parade, Live music, Exhibitors, Vendors, Food Booths, Arts & Crafts, Gifts give-a-way

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

August 17-19, 2014  Expo Comida Latina - Anaheim, California
Expo Comida Latina is three days of total immersion in authentic, specialty gourmet and mainstream Hispanic American food & beverages.

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, Calif
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 and 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.

 

2008 CALIFORNIA AUGUST 2008
Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

Aug 29-Sept 1, 2008  Slow Food Nation - San Francisco, California
The world's most pressing questions regarding health, culture, the environment, education, social justice and the global economy are all deeply connected to the food we eat and how it is produced. Slow Food Nation is an event at the center of a movement with national impact and global implications.  It will engage tens of thousands of attendees in learning how everyday choices affect our wellbeing, our culture and the health of the planet. The event will bring hundreds of farmers and food artisans from across the country to present an extraordinary range of foods and preparation techniques. It will offer activities for all ages, including food, music, talks, forums, workshops, films and exhibits, all highlighting food that supports an agricultural system that is good, clean and fair.

August 30, 2008  Long Beach Crab Festival - Long Beach, California

 

 

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