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January -, 2022
Annual Napa Truffle Festival
Napa, California
EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2023  DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  World class cuisine meets cutting edge truffle science!  Featuring black truffles, cultivation and culinary programs, leading truffle scientists, a truffle orchard excursion and epicurean marketplace, fabulous food and wine pairings, and world-famous Michelin Star chefs

January 1-31, 2022 - California Restaurant Month
Statewide, California
January’s California Restaurant Month puts the state’s amazing bounty on rich display. It makes feasting even more accessible than usual, with a legion of participating restaurants in cities and regions across the state offering deals and special menus at various times during the month.  And this year, more regions and cities are participating than ever. From San Diego to Sonoma, Tahoe to Temecula, the month of January overflows with sunny deliciousness. Here’s how it works: Participating cities and regions have their own restaurant week—lasting anywhere from a week to 10 days—during the month of January. During each weeklong celebration various restaurants offer special deals, such as affordable prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner, or sizably discounted meals.

January 5-6, 2022  Potato Expo 2022 - Anaheim, California
Potato Expo is the largest conference and tradeshow for the potato industry held in North America. Network with key decision makers and international industry leaders, learn about the latest trends and innovations in the industry and grow your business! (also )

January 7-9, 2022  48th Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
Santa Cruz, California
The annual event will be sponsored by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, expanding the understanding and appreciation of mycology (study of mushrooms). The Fair is a popular event for the entire community.

January 7-17, 2022  Dine Downtown Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Calling all foodies! Experience the best of Downtown Sac’s gourmet food scene during the award-winning Dine Downtown Restaurant Week. Price: $40 for 3-course prix fixe meal.  To Benefit: Social services and food literacy programs in Sacramento.

January 12, 2022  7th Annual Latino Farmers Conference: Webinar Series - Tulare, California
Bringing Spanish-speaking farmers & ranchers together to share, learn and grow. Dec 8, 2021 - Jan 12 and Feb 9, 2022.

January 14, 2022  The Good Food Awards - San Francisco, California
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. Honoring the  recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities. Good Food Awards will be given to winners in 15 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, preserved fish, honey, oils pantry, pickles, preserves, spirits, and our newest category, elixirs. . Awards will be given to producers and their food communities from each of 5 regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.

January 14-16, 2022  Riverside Home & Garden Show
Riverside, California

January 15-16, 2022  Annual Winter Wineland
Sonoma County, California
140+ wineries offer wine, art, and education. Some wineries will have food pairings and others will have tours.

January 16-18, 2022  Winter Fancy Food Show
San Francisco, California
The Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show is scheduled at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. We are working closely with officials in California and at Moscone to ensure we provide the safest event possible. Details will be posted as they become available.  Attendance: 17,000.


January 18-21, 2022  Sustainable Foods Summit
San Francisco, California
The next Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted on a virtual platform. This 13th North American edition will showcase sustainability innovations and developments in the food industry. Contact us to receive the summit agenda.  Tentative topics are plant-based foods, packaging impacts, natural capital, sustainable proteins, circular economy, marketing best-practices, consumer behavior, regenerative agriculture, ethical labels, upcycled ingredients, social impacts, etc.

January 20-30, 2022  Oakland Restaurant Week - Oakland, California
Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of dining deals and new culinary events and programming.

January 21-30, 2022  Napa Valley Restaurant Week
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley Restaurant Week® allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience our legendary food and wine culture.  Celebrate Napa Valley’s agricultural bounty, talented chefs, and world-class cuisine — from Michelin-rated meals to farm-to-table perfection.

January 21-30, 2022  Vacaville Restaurant Week - Vacaville, California
Vacaville Restaurant Week was created by Visit Vacaville to highlight the diversity of the Vacaville dining scene! Restaurant weeks in San Francisco and Sacramento have seen great success while showcasing their broad diversity. Now it’s time for Vacaville restaurants to come together with the community and celebrate a week of fabulous dining. Restaurant Week gives all local foodies and families the opportunity to enjoy special pricing & specialty menus from participating restaurants throughout Vacaville.

January 23-26, 2022  Dairy Forum - Palm Desert, California
IDFA's Dairy Forum brings together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry — processors, producers, suppliers, retailers, policy makers, academics and agricultural media — to build relationships and discuss the current landscape as it relates to the future of the dairy industry.

January 25-27, 2022  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.

January 27-29, 2022  Zinfandel Experience - San Francisco, California
Attending Zinfandel Experience is more than going to a fun and lively wine tasting event. It's also about making deeper connections with others who love Zinfandel as much as you do. It's about introducing your friends to a meaningful part of your life. And it's about discovering new ways of bringing Zinfandel's magic into the world.   Set at both the historic Presidio overlooking the San Francisco Bay and the iconic Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Zinfandel Experience is the largest single varietal tasting of its kind that brings together top winemakers and wine enthusiasts to celebrate America’s grape.  (also:

January 29, 2022  Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference - Grass Valley, California
The Sustainable Food & Farm Conference has been inspiring and educating farmers, homesteaders, gardeners and foodies for over 10 years in Nevada County.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events waiting for new dates

January -, 2021 - Crab Feast Mendocino - Mendocino, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Mendocino County’s rugged coastline has been home to generations of fishermen who harvest the bounties of our cold, clear Pacific Ocean—and this includes delicious Dungeness crab. And, every January, Mendocino County celebrates this delightful crustacean and locally grown and produced wines and beers with a Festival that delights foodies, oenophiles, and beer lovers alike!

January 14 & Feb 11, 2021 - 6th Annual Latino Farmers Conference
Tulare, California
Bringing Spanish-speaking farmers & ranchers together to share, learn and grow.  The Sixth Annual Latino Farmer Conference is around the corner and we are excited to announce that we will be coming together through a series of virtual webinars. You can look forward to a series of informative presentations, virtual farm visits, and opportunities to network with other farmers, farm educators, and sponsors.  Dec 10, 2020 - Jan 14 and Feb 11, 2021.

January 16-17, 2021  Asian American Expo - Pomona, California
The largest Asian Trade Show. Celebrating the Lunar New Year festivities, building dialogue between the booming Asian and U.S. markets, offering joy, fun and happiness to all!

January 17-22, 2021  Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena
Pasadena, California
During Cheeseburger Week Pasadena honors Lionel Sternberger's genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.  Forty of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, lounges and burger joints offered their signature burgers, some special creations and a deals  during Pasadena Cheeseburger Week.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events waiting for new dates

January 1-31, 2020  Sonoma Valley Delicious! - Sonoma, California
Sonoma Valley has partnered with Visit California for the month of January to celebrate all things epicurean. Guests will enjoy special offers, including prix fixe menus, special food & wine pairings, signature dishes and cocktails, and more at restaurants, tasting rooms, and wineries!

January 6-12, 2020 - Santa Monica Restaurant Week
Santa Monica, California
To celebrate California Restaurant Month and highlight Santa Monica as an award-winning, health-conscious culinary destination, participating Santa Monica restaurants and their chefs will craft delicious, healthy, and custom dishes centered around this year’s special restaurant week ingredient – the pomegranate.

January 17, 2020  Scientific Grower Truffle Grower Seminar
Napa, California
Designed for potential truffle growers, this in-depth seminar provides a detailed technical overview of the basic science and methodology involved in truffle cultivation.

January 18-19, 2020 - San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
San Diego, California
The Country’s Most Exciting Travel Show Returns to San Diego.  The Annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is where travel lovers come for travel inspiration, expert information and fun, cultural interaction.  It’s where you’ll discover thousands of authentic travel experiences and speak directly to the travel experts who can get you there, give you the inside scoop, and save you money on exclusive travel deals.

January 19, 2020 - Cheeseapolooza - San Francisco, California
The Cheesemonger Invitational! More than 30 of the country's top cheesemongers will come together for one action-packed weekend to showcase the very best in the field.  Organizers of the invitational have selected these mongers from specialty shops from coast to coast, traveling from Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, New York, Vermont, Washington, D.C. and other locales, along with competitors from all over California and the Bay Area.

January 22-31, 2020  San Francisco Restaurant Week
San Francisco, California
SF Restaurant Week is a celebration of San Francisco’s world-class dining community. Nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners.

January 26, 2020  Chocolate Infusion - Nevada City, California
Spend a glorious winter Sunday afternoon enjoying chocolate, wine all in the Speakeasy vibe of the 1920’s. Sample delicious and decadent chocolate treats from local and regional chocolatiers and chefs, taste wonderful local wines and even some craft beer that compliment the sweet and savory food samples you’ll enjoy.  Bring your friends, dress in period 1920’s costumes (if you desire) and enjoy an afternoon like no other at Chocolate Infusion.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events are waiting for new dates

January 18-27, 2019  Oxnard Restaurant Week 'Tacos, Treats & Tastings - Oxnard, California
Restaurants will promote all things culinary across the Golden State, from farmers’ markets and chef tasting to  winemakers and craft beer specials for January Oxnard’s Dine, Wine and Beer Week is held annually in conjunction with California Restaurant Month designed to promote culinary travel throughout the state.

January 26, 2019  28th Annual Holtville Rib Cook-Off
Holtville, California
Hosted by the Holtville Athletic Club, this year”s event is scheduled one weekend prior to the Super Bowl and is expected to draw a crowd of 15,000 people.  Attendance: 15,000.

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

January 12-16, 2018 - Redondo Beach Restaurant Week
Redondo Beach, California

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

January 16-26, 2017  Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week
San Jose, California

January 22-28, 2017  Taste of Yolo Restaurant Week
Yolo, California

January 23-29, 2017  Yuba-Sutter County Restaurant Week
Yuba-Sutter County, California



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