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2016 CALIFORNIA JULY 2016
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)

June 15-July 4, 2016  Alameda County Fair - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Calif.


July 2-4, 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.

 

JULY 4, 2016  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There
are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 7-10, 2016  Animal Rights National Conference
Los Angeles, California
The world's largest and longest-running event of its kind will take at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. The conference attracts more than a thousand newcomers and longtime activists alike who join together to learn, network, and get inspired.  Our exciting program will feature special sessions connecting animal agriculture and climate change, as well as opportunities to shop from cruelty-free vendors, and enjoy delicious vegan food.

July 8, 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.

July 8-10, 2016  The Ontario Home & Garden Show
Ontario, California

July 8-10, 2016  Slice of Chico - Chico, California
Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, downtown Chico's merchants invite the community for a day filled with great shopping and free slices of ice cold watermelon.

July 8-10, 2016  LA Street Food Fest - Los Angeles, California
Welcome to an adventure park for foodies at LA’S Biggest, Baddest & Most Affordable Tasting Event! pay once — eat & drink to your heart’s content! one ticket price includes everything!  It's a celebration of LA's food, culture and community. There will be 100 vendors from LA featuring some of the best food from top chefs, restaurants, street carts, and gourmet food trucks.

July 8-24, 2016 - California State Fair 2016 - Sacramento, California
The 17-day fair is a robust celebration of the State of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of its people. Among the highlights are  concerts, wine garden, midway rides, demonstration farm (with most crops grown in the state), livestock pavilion, fine arts competition, harness racing, and nightly fireworks. Tastes of the fair include exotic foods from around the world, plenty of healthy & nutritious options, as well as many deep-fried foods: zucchini, Twinkies, funnel cake, chicken, avacado, cheesecake, and more.  Attendance: 940,000.

July 9, 2016  5th Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival
Avila Beach, California
The Festival will feature a range of amazing oyster preparations, the best wines, brews, exclusive cocktails, and a full lineup of knockout bands to play throughout the day under the most beautiful settings. While sipping on libations, surrounded by ocean views under amazing art installations, ten chefs from across the Central Coast will go head-to-head for the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” Chef Award, and the audience will be invited to taste their sumptuous efforts and have the opportunity to judge their favorite on the official Central Coast Oyster Festival mobile application to participate in the People Choice Award. Advance tickets for this full-day music festival and foodie experience are $22.

July 9, 2016 - Wine Country Big Q - Rohnert Park, California
Join us at the 6th annual Wine Country Big Q Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) nationally sanctioned competition at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park, California.  Everyone loves barbecue and some of the best Pit Masters will be here to serve you up a slice.   Sample great “authentic” barbecued meats, world class wines, award-winning brews while enjoying great rock and blues music.   Bring all of your senses to life as you wander amongst the teams see, smell and taste mouthwatering barbecue. What is your favorite flavor? Sweet, savory, spicy…. YOU be the judge! This year, Wine Country Big Q has chosen Sonoma County Vet Connect as our beneficiary.

 

July 9-12, 2016  37th Annual Arts & Wine Festival
Los Altos, California
Join us in beautiful downtown Los Altos. The festival features the work of artists from across the Western U.S., wine from a half dozen of the region’s finest vintners and a wide variety of food. Free concerts throughout the day, rides and activities in the Kidzone.

July 13-16, 2016  NACUFS National Conference - Anaheim, California
National Association of College & University Food Services

July 13-17, 2016  31st Annual Central Coast Wine Classic 2016
San Luis Obispo, California
Experience the beauty and diversity of California's Central Coast! Participate in the Central Coast Wine Classic!

July 14-16, 2016  California Wine Festival - Santa Barbara, California
Don't miss our 13th Annual California Wine Festival, in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state! This beautiful city is the original home of the CWF, a spectacular gathering of wine, food, music and fun at the beach! A true world-class resort city, Santa Barbara attracts sophisticated visitors from around the world many of whom spend a few days by the beach tasting great California wines. A hip crowd of thousands of wine lovers flock to our three-day Festival, making this one of the most desirable wine wine consumer event of the year!  Voted Top Food & Wine Festivals in 2014.

July 15-16, 2016  Marysville Peach Fest - Marysville, California
The 17th Annual Marysville Peach Festival is going to be an exciting event with a wide variety of new and returning craft vendors, food vendors cooking for every taste bud, several delicious choices of peach related foods, and great entertainment for all ages!  Attendance: 30,000.

July 15-17, 2016  49th Annual Citrus Festival - Santa Paula, California
Best known as the Citrus Capital of the World. Because of its expansive lemon and orange orchards, the City of Santa Paula celebrates the fruit of California every year with its popular Kiwanis Citrus Festival.

July 16, 2016  Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest
Tehachapi, California
The festival combines virtually unlimited tasting from over 100 craft beer and wines, Dinner from top local restaurants and Music in the wonderful mountain community of Tehachapi, California.This event is an adult event for people 21 years and older and you must have valid ID for entry. No Dogs Allowed.

July 16, 2016  Annual Breastfest Beer Festival
Marin Center, San Rafael, California
One of Northern California's most prestigious tasting events. It is a day to help raise funds for non-profit health center, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, which supports economically challenged women in their fight against cancer.  Sample over 70 breweries, several cider houses and wineries.  Menu includes chili, BBQ ribs, salad, sanwiches, garlic fries, fried pickles, Three Twins Ice Cream, Pop Chips and more. Ticket price includes live music, food, unlimited tasting and a Breastfest commemorative cup.

July 16-17, 2016  28th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
Santa Barbara, California
Oo la la! Where AMERICA celebrates FRANCE! Food, music, dance.  Dozens of chefs prepare everything from crepes to Cajun. Beer, wine. Non-stop entertainment on 3 stages.  Huge Eiffel Tower. Cancan. Poodle Parade. Free admission.  Attendance: 20,000.

July 17, 2016  Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival
San Rafael, California
6th Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival POSTPONED TILL 2017.

July 20, 2016  Hop-Con 4.0 - San Diego, California
Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.

July 21-24, 2016  Taste Our Terroir - Livermore Valley, California
Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair spans four delectable days. Annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence has 18 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award! Friday through Sunday wineries across the region host eight food and wine events including cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours and more.

July 22-24, 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.

July 23, 2016  Long Beach Grand Cru -  Long Beach, California
The Long Beach Grand Cru is an international wine competition as well as a public food and wine tasting. It was created by the Long Beach office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to increase awareness and raise funds for legal services for low income people. The competition has grown in size and prestige, attracting wineries from around the world. The public wine tasting and culinary event attracts 1,200 - 1,400 guests.

July 23-24, 2016 - Anderson Valley/Yorkville Highlands Barrel Tasting Weekend - Philo, California
Enjoy unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting weekend price! Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino’s Pinot country!  Participating wineries will feature previews of new wines, from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, along with current releases. Attendees will receive a logo glass and a wristband, which grants access to the events for both Saturday and Sunday.  11:00am – 4:00pm.  If you're looking for a barrel tasting event that's still mellow and civilized, look no further! $20 for the entire weekend, which includes a logo glass!

July 27-28, 2016  Fresno Food Expo - Fresno, California
Americas #1 agricultural community! Meet the people behind one of the most productive and distinctive food producing regions in the world. California’s San Joaquin Valley is home to thousands of growers, food producers, manufacturers, processors, winemakers and brewers reflecting the rich diversity of our region.

July 29-31, 2016  38th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival
Gilroy, California

10 tons of beef … 4 tons of pasta … 4 tons of calamari … 2 tons of scampi …plus 2 tons of fresh Christopher Ranch garlic & $10 million raised for local charity. The annual ‘Ultimate Summer Food Fair’; three days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment. Great Garlic Cook-Off with a $5,000 1st Prize.  Champions for Charity: 4 teams of first responders (including firefighters, police officers, and EMTs) will compete in 3 elimination rounds including Appetizer, Entrée, and Dessert. A panel of judges will evaluate taste, creativity, appearance and use of garlic to determine who will be moving on to the next round. The winning team will be awarded $3,000 to donate to a charity of their choice!  Garlic Showdown: 4 professional chefs face off in an “Iron Chef” style competition for a $3,000 cash prize and the ultimate bragging rights.

July 29-31, 2016  PMA Foodservice Conference & Exposition
Monterey, California
Produce Marketing Association's Foodservice Conference is the one event focused on fresh produce and foodservice.

July 30, 2016  15th 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.

July 30-31, 2016  A Taste Of Camarillo - Camarillo, California
Wine Auction Gala Dinner and Wine & Food Festival.  Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held on the grounds of the historic Adolfo Camarillo Ranch House.
(also: www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com/events/a-taste-of-camarillo/ )

July 30-31, 2016  23rd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival - California
Celebrating all things salsa - the food, the music, and the dance! Highlights include Salsa and Latin Jazz bands, a large salsa tasting tent, an eclectic vendor marketplace, international foods, kids korner attractions, a salsa recipe contest and much more.  Admission and parking are free!

July 30-August 2, 2016  Society for Nutrition Education & Behavior Conference - San Diego, California
SNEB is an international community of professionals actively involved in nutrition education and health promotion. Their work takes place in colleges and universities, government agencies, cooperative extension, communications and public relations firms, the food industry, voluntary and service organizations and with other reliable places of nutrition and health education information.

July 31, 2016  Annual Pear Fair - Courtland, California
Celebrating Courtland as the "Bartlett Pear Capital of the World" with live music, Wines of the Delta Parade, fun run, children's area, classic car show, beer & wine garden and a variety of pear related foods.
 

 

2015 CALIFORNIA JULY 2015
Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 6-8, 2015  Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2. 2015
Los Angeles, California
Come to our wine tasting event where you can learn about the famous and healthy Hungarian wines!  We will serve wine specialties that you can't taste anywhere else only at one of the locations of Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015.  No matter if you like white wine, red wine or rosé wine, dry or sweet wines.  During the wine tastings, our wine expert will tell you about the thousand-year-old wine culture and the characteristics of the Hungarian wines.

July 13-14, 2015  Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2. 2015
San Francisco, California
Come to our wine tasting event where you can learn about the famous and healthy Hungarian wines!  We will serve wine specialties that you can't taste anywhere else only at one of the locations of Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015.  No matter if you like white wine, red wine or rosé wine, dry or sweet wines.  During the wine tastings, our wine expert will tell you about the thousand-year-old wine culture and the characteristics of the Hungarian wines.

July 19, 2015  Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival
San Rafael, California
6th Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival POSTPONED TILL 2017.

July 23, 2015  Totally Local VC Dinner at the Series
Ventura County, California
Guests will enjoy a trip on the rails with the Filmore Western Railway as you taste and take in the view of the bounty that is Ventura County. Once the train pulls into our location, you will disembark to find your place at the table and, in keeping with the Totally Local VC style, guests will enjoy a feast of all things local. Desert and local Beacon Coffee will be served on the train during your travel home as the evening air and sound of the engine guide you back to the station.
 

 

2014 CALIFORNIA JULY 2014
Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

July 11-12, 2014  Mammoth Food & Wine Experience
Mammoth Lakes, California
Live music, wine tasting, regional fare and more.

July 19-20, 2014  53rd Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival
Sunland-Tujunga, California
Seed spitting contests ongoing throughout the fest. Greased melon relay race, watermelon carving display, music and marketplace. Enjoy free watermelon--a healthy treat!

July 19-20, 2014  22nd Annual Catalan Festival - Sonoma, California
Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards' 22nd annual Catalan Festival  Join us for a day of Spanish food, wine and entertainment with lively classical guitar, passionate flamenco dancing, a festive grape stomp and traditional folklore surprises. We invite you to share the multi-faceted experience that tantalizes the senses. Stroll and enjoy savory tapas and Paella, cooking demonstrations and educational seminars as you sip our acclaimed Carneros Sparkling and Estate wines.

July 25-26, 2014  Rotary Club Kansas City BBQ Event - Montague, Calif
Sponsored by the Montague Rotary Club, the BBQ competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society.
 

 

2013 CALIFORNIA JULY 2013
Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

July 12-14, 2013  Brentwood Cornfest 2013 - Brentwood, California
CANCELLED FOR 2014.  Due to a decline in revenue over the last few  years, the festival has unfortunately been cancelled for 2014. However, there are many other festivals in the State of California to consider.

July 18-21, 2013  Wanderlust Festival - North Lake Tahoe, California
Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more -- all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.  We're talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars.

 

2012 CALIFORNIA JULY 2012
Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

July 21, 2012  Extravaganza for the Senses -  Los Angeles, California
Taste delectable samples from 40 LA restaurants and smell the bouquet from hundreds of wines. Your support touches the lives of more than 22,000 people who call the Saban Free Clinic their medical home.

July 21, 2012  Smokin In The Oaks BBQ Festival - Penn Valley, California
The 4th annual festival will be a fun full day of music, championship BBQ and plenty of brews to sample. There will be four bands performing on the main pavilion stage starting at 11:00am with the main act kicking off 6:00 pm.

 

2011 CALIFORNIA JULY 2011
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

July 16, 2011  Munchathon - Orange County, California
First, save your appetite, grab your bib and get ready to munch your way through a food-themed obstacle course filled with all sorts of surprises. After the fun run you can join us in the park for a festival of gourmet food trucks, beverages, entertainment and lots more.

July 23-24, 2011  El Dorado Italian Festival - Placerville, California
The El Dorado County Italian Festival is a weekend event packed with fun and excitement for the entire family! Italian food, bocce, Italian entertainment, grape stomping, meatball putting contest, Italian treasures and of course more Italian food!

 

CALIFORNIA JULY 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

July 17, 2010  Big Bands & BBQ - Campbell, California
The 3rd annual BBQ festival will feature vendors from all over the state. Enjoy live music, dancing, vintage cars, gourmet food booths, BBQ demos, top grillers, carnival rides, and games in the heart of Downtown Campbell.

July 21, 2010  Hoag Movie Night & Restaurant Row
Newport Beach, California (website no longer active)
This summer tradition brings more than 20 of Orange County's finest restaurants to benefit the Hoag Cancer Center. Dinner kicks off at 5 p.m. followed by a private screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s eagerly anticipated film, Inception.

 

 

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