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(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)

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

JULY 4, 2016  4TH OF JULY 2016 - Nationwide
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 8-10, 2016  The Ontario Home & Garden Show
Ontario, California

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 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 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!



Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 3-4, 2015  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 3-4; August 7-9 & September 4-6, 2015.

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 8, 2015  Hop-Con 2.0 - San Diego, California
Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back for a third round. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.

July 10-11, 2015  Wine Country Big Q - Rohnert Park, California
Join us at the fifth 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 11, 2015 6th Annual 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 11, 2015  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 11-12, 2015  36th 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 13-14, 2015  Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2. 2015
San Francisco, CA
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 17-18, 2015  Marysville Peach Fest - Marysville, California
The 16th 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 17-26, 2015  Stockton Beer Week - Stockton, California
During Stockton Beer Week, various venues all around Stockton work with breweries to create events that celebrate the local California craft beer industry. Last year we saw beer festivals, beer dinners, the Brews & Shoes Walk/Run, beer movie nights, and much more!

July 18, 2015  15th 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, while getting your groove on to rock and roll party machine Wonderbread 5.  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. Cheers to a good time for a good cause!

July 18, 2015  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 18-19, 2015  27th 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 19, 2015  Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival
San Rafael, California
The Great American Blues & Barbecue Festival returns to the heart of downtown San Rafael. This soulful and finger licking good festival celebrates Marin and America's outstanding heritage of American roots and Blues music with performances by local and national blues artists on multiple stages. Food concessions and "King of the Q" competition focuses on the great American original, Barbecue, in all its tasty glory. Blues and Barbeque, there isn't a better combo to be found.

July 20-23, 2015  Annual NBJ Summit - Dana Point, California
Nutrition Business Journal. The NBJ Summit attracts over 300 of the nutrition industry’s brightest minds and most influential power brokers for unparalleled education, strategic thinking and discussion on the progress, opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

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.

July 23, 2015  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 23-26, 2015  48th 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 23-26, 2015  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 & more.

July 24, 2015  Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Dinner
Santa Cruz, California
Join us for Chaminade Resort & Spa’s 8th Annual Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series, beginning in June and continues through October 2015!  Enjoy a five course dinner with local, farm fresh ingredients prepared by Executive Chef, Kirsten Ponza and her team. Sip on Central Coast wines as you talk with Chef Kirsten, 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 24-26, 2015  37th 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.  Garlic Bowl on Friday. This intercollegiate cooking jamboree will match the Executive Chefs from the University of California, Berkeley; Fresno State University and San Jose State University in a head to head to head competition with a top prize of a $5,000 cash scholarship awarded to the victorious school.

July 24-26, 2015  PMA Foodservice Conference & Exposition
Monterey, California
Produce Marketing Association's Foodservice Conference is the one event focused on fresh produce and foodservice.

July 25, 2015  Plate by Plate: 13th 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.

July 25-26, 2015
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 25-26, 2015  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. 
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July 26, 2015  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.

July 26, 2015  Wine & Wishes 2015 - San Diego, California
Premier wine and food tasting event featuring extraordinary chefs and winemakers in a special blend of flavor, presentation, service, and style - all benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego.

July 30-August 2, 2015
20th 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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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