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2020 CALIFORNIA: FEBRUARY 2020
Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals

(see also: 2019  -  2018  -  2016)


 

January 24-Feb 2, 2020
Crab Feast Mendocino
Mendocino, California

January 30-February 1, 2020  Zinfandel Experience
San Francisco, California

January 31-February 9, 2020
73rd Annual Holtville Carrot Festival
Holtville, California

 

February 4, 2020  37th Annual Dinner a la Heart
San Francisco, California
Enjoy an evening of dining at the Bay Area's finest restaurants. Presented by the Institute on Aging, the event benefits low-income seniors.

February 4-6, 2020 - 55th Annual Colusa Farm Show
Colusa, California
For more then 50 years, our show has meant one-stop shopping for all farm services. The purpose of this showcase is to acquaint agriculturalists with the latest in modern farming equipment and techniques.  Year-in, year-out, we're attended by farmers and suppliers from all over the world.

February 4-6, 2020  Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
Sacramento, California
By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of seminars, the Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the latest information.

February 7-9, 2020  Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference - Grass Valley, California
Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will once again bring together a diverse panel of speakers, farming related businesses and organizations, for a weekend full of informative lectures, a food and farming exposition, plus numerous workshops for all levels of farming and ranching.

February 8, 2020 - BlendFest on the Coast - Paso Robles, California
The Only Event Dedicated To Blends.  Paso Robles’ winemakers love to blend, mixing varieties to craft something unique and delicious. BlendFest celebrates these rule-breaking, unconventional wines throughout the weekend on the beautiful California Coast.

February 11-13, 2020 - World Ag Expo 2020 - Tulare, California
International Agri-Center.  2nd week of Feb each year. The show is the world's largest agricultural exposition, with 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, over 1,500 exhibitors, and over 100,000 attendees.  Attendance: 100,000.

 

February 12-13, 2020  Food Processing Expo - Santa Clara, California
California League of Food Processing. The Expo is a perfect venue for food industry members to gather and discuss a wide range of subjects including productivity, health and safety, regulatory issues, energy, innovation and new technologies. Industry recognized experts, a great variety of exhibiting suppliers and educational sessions represent valuable resources for your food business.

February 14, 2020 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 14-23, 2020 - 74th Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival - Indio, California
Families and people of all ages enjoy the camel & ostrich races, the nightly musical pageant and the history of dates as well as the many attractions and interesting exhibits unique to the Fair.

February 14-16, 2020  Pomona Home & Garden Show
Pomona, California
Our shows always feature displays and exhibits of the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating and landscaping. In addition, we provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help homeowners enhance the beauty and the value of their homes.  Our shows combine high quality products and services with family entertainment, including top name musical acts, along with sample product give-aways, special appearances by many of California's best known radio and television personalities.

February 15, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting - San Francisco, California
The largest competition of American wines in the world, will host the Public Tasting with thousands of patrons from around the nation. Each year, wine lovers experience exciting new award winning wines at what has become an annual tradition for many friends and families to gather and enjoy a delightful day on the Bay with amazing wines and delicious food. Tasting the best from over six-thousand entries of the country’s finest wines judged by the top professional wine judges. This popular event encourages guests to taste, learn and enjoy. Raise a glass and cheer to an exciting new wine experience.

 

February 15, 2020
The LA WineFest
Glendale, California
LAWineFest is excited to present LAWineFest at East Valley – on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

February 15, 2020
Taste of Redwood Valley
Calpella, California
Taste of Redwood Valley is a group of wineries and distilleries that get together to host fun events every year in the beautiful Redwood Valley area right off HWY 101! It is a time you can come to Redwood Valley and enjoy the fruits of the land, meet the proud farmers and winemakers, hear the history of our beautiful county and visit sites that are not always open to the public. We host three events annually; one in February, June and November where we welcome the community to come out and enjoy some of the world’s finest wines and spirits right here in Mendocino County!

February 15-16, 2020
Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
Los Angeles, California
We are excited you’ve found the LA Travel & Adventure Shows – the ONLY travel show in Los Angeles and the largest travel show in the Nation!  It is THE place where travelers congregate annually to dream, plan, and book their next vacations.  You’ll be inspired and get ideas on where to go, what to do and the latest travel information to keep you in the know— along with a bona fide list of reputable companies that have been serving our attendees for years.

February 19, 2020 - Kosher Food and Wine Experience
Los Angeles, California
KFWE Los Angeles is the sister event to KFWE London, New York and Miami – bringing world acclaimed wine and spirits to Los Angeles from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. This exclusive event features a selection of more than 300 wines as well as finely crafted spirits from across the globe.  In addition, the evening will spotlight the hottest kosher cuisine on the West Coast! Chefs from across Southern California will dazzle foodies near and far with a mouth-watering parade of inspired dishes.

February 21-22, 2020  United States Barista Championship (USBC)
Orange County, California
The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a platform for baristas to enhance their espresso beverage making skills through an exciting and challenging competition.  In 15 minutes, the barista must prepare and serve espressos, cappuccinos, and a personally designed signature beverage for four sensory judges; all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by two technical judges.  The USBC Champion will go on to represent the USA at the World Barista Championship in Melbourne, Australia, May 4-7, 2020.

February 21-March 6, 2020  Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
Santa Barbara, California
Guests are invited to make a reservation at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, and in turn, will pay a discounted rate for a 3-course menu. With an abundant amount of restaurants to choose from in Santa Barbara, the possibilities are endless for exceptional dining experiences from prime steak to fresh local seafood, from classic American fare to international cuisine.

February 22, 2020  Crab Feed and Concert - Citrus Heights, California
By Bella Vista Band Boosters. This crab feed is a fundraiser for the Bella Vista High School Band & Auxiliary Programs, whose students perform in support of community events throughout the Sacramento region. Choose from a crab or beef dinner, including salad, pasta, rolls, a dessert auction and a no-host bar. There will also be performance by the BV Concert Band, Jazz, Winter Percussion, Drumline and Dance throughout the evening. In addition, there will be a raffle and auctions.

February 22, 2020  5th Annual SAP Chili Cook-Off - Arcadia, California
a day of spicy feasting, craft beer and wine tastings, thoroughbred horse racing and fun for the whole family! 30 award-winning teams from around the U.S. will offer samples and compete for top event prizes and people’s choice awards at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The event benefits the Foothill Unity Center.

February 22, 2020  Hops and Shops Beer Festival - Redding, California
The goal of this festival is to highlight the many outstanding local businesses in downtown Redding by partnering up with craft breweries within our region and featuring their ales inside various local downtown establishments; all within walking distance.  Participants will receive a tasting glass, walking map of participating businesses downtown and tasting tickets. Each beer will be poured by someone from the brewery and they will be available to speak to each beer and the brewery in general. Expect to try various craft ales not ordinarily found in this area. Event also to feature live music, brewing demonstration and offerings from various food trucks. Tickets will become available after the first of the year.

February 22-23, 2020  Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Festival
Anderson Valley, California
Fashioned after a European winter market, you'll enjoy crisp white wine and sparkling, delicious cuisine, music, and artisan crafts.  Join more than 30 producers, along with special guests, and experience a 40-year tradition of celebrating white wine. As an ode to the Alsatian-varietals we are known for, in 2020  we'll pay respect to Riesling with a separate morning seminar entirely focused on this unique grape. Saturday after the event join your favorite producers at any special events they may be hosting.  On Sunday, journey through the valley and continue your experience with festive Sunday Open Houses. Let us whisk you away this winter!  A limited discounted combo ticket is available for a limited time.

February 22-23, 2020 - 39th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival - Santa Cruz, California
Join the fun and excitement as talented chefs from throughout Northern California compete for the glory of the Best Clam Chowder! More than just a culinary competition, the fun event has featured participants dressed as scuba divers, mermaids, and even as a Clam Fairy. The Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off is a popular "rain or shine" event.  The competition features two divisions: Individual and Professional.  Top awards include cash prizes, round-trip tickets courtesy of United Airlines, and more. Plaques will be awarded in each division for Best Clam Chowder in both Boston and Manhattan categories as well as the People's Choice and Most Original Team.  Admission is free; visitors may purchase Tasting Kits ($10) to sample five different chowders.

February 22-23, 2020 - 123 Farm Sourdough Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Highland Springs Ranch & Inn.  Learn about the health benefits of consuming naturally-fermented sourdough made with ancient grains. Meet the grain farmer, sample different types of sourdough bread and attend various fermented workshops. Our Cultured Food Festival has been re-branded as a Sourdough Festival but still has elements of cultured foods.

February 22-25, 2020  CHART 95 Hospitality Training Competencies Conference - Napa Valley, California
Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers (CHART).

February 22-29, 2020 - National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

February 23-26, 2020 - National Grocers Association Show
San Diego, California
For years the NGA has been the only industry association devoted exclusively to the needs of the independent sector. The show provides you with an opportunity to network, learn and advance your company.  (also: www.nationalgrocers.org )

February 23-26, 2020  International Sweetener Colloquium
La Quinta, California
Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier meeting. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for key players from all sectors to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry.

February 29-March 1, 2020  LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show
Los Angeles, California
The West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo. With over 10,000 guests expected, sweets-enthusiasts can enjoy free samples from over 125 local shops and national brands, meet their favorite TV stars and watch baking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops in cookie and cake decorating.  The Kids Zone will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more.  Attendance: 10,000
 

2019 CALIFORNIA: FEBRUARY 2019
Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events waiting for new dates

February 9-10, 2019  Wine & Chocolate Weekend - Madera, California
Sample a wide variety of local wines, as you visit each participating winery on the Madera Wine Trail. On this special weekend, you will also enjoy chocolate pairings, live music, local art and delicious food!  Designated Drivers are always welcome on the Madera Wine Trail, and they are always free of charge! Please notify the check-in table at your first stop on the Trail to receive your complimentary pass.

February 19-22, 2019 - 15th Annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers - Meadowood, Napa Valley, California
Open to published editorial wine writers, wine/food writers, wine/travel writers and editors.
 

2018 CALIFORNIA: FEBRUARY 2018
Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events still waiting for new dates

February 3-4, 2018 - CoffeeCon LA - Los Angeles, California
CoffeeCon is the world’s first all-consumer coffee festival that features tasting the best coffees, hands-on trying the best brewing gear and onsite classes to improve your prowess as an at-home barista.

February 9, 2018 - Union Street Has A Crush On You Valentine Wine Walk - San Francisco, California
The Annual Union Street Has A Crush On You Valentine Wine Walk.  Union Street from Gough to Steiner and on Fillmore Street from Union to Lombard in San Francisco 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores throughout Union Street from Gough to Steiner and on Fillmore Street from Union to Lombard.  Attendees wishing to participate in the sampling program may purchase on-site tickets for $30 or advance tickets for $25 via the website. The on-site tickets sales location is 2040 Union Street (across from the Metro Theater).

February 24, 2018  Winter Brew Fest 2018 - San Diego, California
The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA).
 

2016 CALIFORNIA: FEBRUARY 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

February 6, 2016 - The Essence of Petite Sirah
Alameda, California
The preeminent, Petite Sirah annual event in all of the world, held by PS I Love You, Inc. Important California wineries pour their Petites, some very rare, older vintage.  Over 30 fine food restaurants, specialty food producers, and caterers join us.

February 27, 2016  18th Annual Spam Festival - Isleton, California
Cooking Contest, Spam Toss, Spam Eating, Music. Fun-Fun-Fun! Prizes!

 

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