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June 14-July 7, 2019
Alameda County Fair
Alameda County Fairgrounds, California


JULY 4, 2019  4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 5-7, 2019
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 5-7; July 12-14; August 9-11 & August 30-Sept 1, 2019.

July 6, 2019 - Monterey Beer Festival - Monterey, California
Come to the Monterey Fairgrounds for the greatest assortment of Beer ever assembled on the Central Coast. Sample varied styles of Ales, Lagers & Ciders from over eighty (80+) breweries with hundreds of beers to taste.

July 12-13, 2019  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 12-14, 2019  The Ontario Home & Backyard Show
Ontario, California

July 12-14, 2019  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.  July 5-7; July 12-14; August 9-11 & August 30-Sept 1, 2019.

July 12-28, 2019  California State Fair - 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 13, 2019  10th Annual Clayton BBQ Cook Off - Clayton, California
Annual CBCA (Clayton Business & Community Association) BBQ Contest is now a KCBS sanctioned "Competition Series" Event. 

July 13-14, 2019 - 40th 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, 2019  31st 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 15-18, 2019  Annual NBJ Summit - Rancho Palos Verdes, 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 18, 2019  Hop-Con 7.0 - 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 19, 2019 - 4th Annual Polk Street Summer Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores Polk Street from Sutter to Filbert, 4pm to 8pm.

July 19, 2019 - Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting
Santa Barbara, California
California Wine Festival Event.  Chase Palm Park Carousel House, 6:30-9pm.  This romantic evening of rare wine tasting begins with a champagne reception under the stars at Santa Barbara’s charming old-world Carousel House. Extremely limited reserve level wines are matched with gourmet appetizers from top local chefs, artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, olive oils and more while live music keeps things super cool.


July 19-20, 2019
20th Annual Marysville Peach Festival
Marysville, California
The 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 19-21, 2019
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 10pm; Saturday & Sunday from noon to 10pm.  Presale ticket discounts on website.

July 19-28, 2019
Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week
San Jose, California
Explore Downtown’s culinary diversity. For 10 days only, more than 20 restaurants participate in this incredible dining event offering special three-course prix fixe dinner menus at $20, $30, $40 and up. Discover a new restaurant or rediscover an old favorite.

July 20, 2019 - 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. A good time for a good cause!

July 20, 2019  Beachside Wine Festival - Santa Barbara, California
California Wine Festival Event.  This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine oenophiles  will find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.

July 20-21, 2019 - 7th Annual Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
Anderson Valley, 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 20-21, 2019 - Tequila & Taco Festival - Ventura, California
The Tequila And Taco Music Festival is coming back to the beaufiul beachside town of Ventura CA. T&T is a two day celebration of Tequila, Tacos, Award Winning Margaritas and great live music!  Proceeds benefit Food Share Ventura County's Food Bank.

July 21, 2019  Summer Westside Food & Wine Festival
Los Angeles, California
JOIN US for the Westside Food & Wine Festival Benefitting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels at West LA College in Culver City, showcasing some of LA’s best culinary talent and finest winemakers in Southern California. Indulge in delectable dishes and wonderful wines while enjoying great music and entertainment.  Produced by Todd Elliot Entertainment & Event Planning.  With over 25 food, wine and spirit purveyors providing scrumptious samples you won’t leave hungry or thirsty from this event!  For sponsorship, restaurant/wine/vendor or press inquiries, email [email protected]

July 21, 2019  USA Spirits Ratings - San Francisco, California
South San Francisco Conference Centre.   For domestic and international distilleries looking to gain wider recognition within the U.S. marketplace, the USA Spirits Ratings event is a fantastic opportunity to get in front of the industry’s most influential tastemakers.

July 21, 2019  USA Beer Ratings - San Francisco, California
South San Francisco Conference Centre.  For breweries, the USA Beer Ratings competition represents the perfect opportunity to get in front of influential judges, tastemakers and commercial buyers.

July 22, 2019  USA Wine Ratings - San Francisco, California
South San Francisco Conference Centre.  A competition that will judge wines, beers and spirits in three key areas: • Their Quality • Their value for Money • Their Packaging.  Total Judges Participating – 50 Judges (will judge on Quality, Price & Packaging).

July 23-24, 2019 - International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS)
San Francisco, California
IBWSS will give supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, wineries, distilleries and other buyers a premier international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers.  By participating at this blockbuster event in San Francisco this summer, you will walk away with the knowledge, connections, and relationships needed to prosper in the competitive U.S. bulk wine marketplace, private label business and contract bottling for years to come.

July 25-28, 2019 - 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 26, 2019  Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series - Santa Cruz, California
July 26th TBD.  Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort, has announced the dates for its highly acclaimed Farm to Table Wine Dinner series that take place May through October.

July 26-27, 2019 - PMA Foodservice Conference & Exposition
Monterey, California
Produce Marketing Association's Foodservice Conference is the one event focused on fresh produce and foodservice.

July 26-28, 2019 - 41st 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 27-28, 2019  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.

July 27-28, 2019  26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival
Oxnard, 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 28, 2019  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 29-30, 2019  57th Annual California Watermelon Festival
Lake View Terrace, California
Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer Complex in the San Fernando Valley. Free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, and the newest attraction – watermelon skiing! Hours are 10am to 10pm.  Step into carved-out watermelon halves and “melon ski” across a greased canvas to showcase their skills as the crowd cheers them on. Seed-spitting contest at the “Spitway,” or going for the gold in the watermelon relay are also among the options. Free watermelon is in plentiful supply for all attendees.  Arts & crafts exhibitors and vendor booths, carving displays and cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and strolling performers, watermelon wear clothing, and more. In addition to the food court, carnival rides and midway games, kids can enjoy pony rides, a children’s theater, and a variety of engaging activities.

July 31-August 11, 2019  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.

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 6-15, 2018  Downtown Chico Restaurant Week - Chico, California
Save the dates for the first Annual Downtown Chico Restaurant Week!  This week will be an opportunity for dozens of Downtown Chico restaurants and eateries to show off their special menus - offering customers something special that can only be enjoyed this week!

July 7, 2018 - Wine Country Big Q - Petaluma, California
Join us at the 8th annual Wine Country Big Q Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) nationally sanctioned bbq festival and competition and ToY (Team of the Year) event at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, 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, craft cider and spirits while enjoying great rock and blues music.   Bring all of your senses to life as you wander amongst the teams to see, smell and taste mouthwatering barbecue. What is your favorite flavor? Sweet, savory, spicy – we have them all…. YOU be the judge!  Wine Country Big Q is honored to have Sonoma County Vet Connect as our beneficiary again this year.

July 8, 2018 - Taste of Paleo, Food Festival for the Modern Caveman
Yorba Linda, California
CANCELLED FOR 2018.  Taste of Paleo, Food Festival for the Modern Caveman, is taking a break in 2018! We thank you for your patience, as we are in the process of overhauling our services. Be sure to keep your eyes open for more info for 2019. In the meantime, please take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.

July 14-16, 2018  Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
San Pedro, California
ON HIATUS FOR 2018.  The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival will be taking a hiatus in 2018 and will return in a reimagined form in the future. Preliminary plans are to move it back to mid-September and look at a new site along the LA Waterfront. The Lobster Festival is the largest event of its kind in the world and has won multiple awards, including four Guinness World Records.

July 18, 2018  Little Italy Wednesday Market - San Diego, California
On Wednesday, July 18, The Little Italy Association will launch a brand new weekly farmers' market, the Little Italy Wednesday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 21, 2018  Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Festival
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.

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

July 8, 2017  6th 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 $25.

July 22, 2017  Coastal Wine Arts & Music Festival
Costa Mesa, California
Wine aficionados will come together with music and art enthusiasts in Orange County for a unique experience that will excite both your senses and taste buds. Sample premium varietals from wines around the world and enjoy small bites from local chefs plus indulge in a sushi and sake tasting, cupcake pairings and more all while music performers and local artists keep the party lively.

July 25-28, 2017  Academy of Wine Business Research Conference and Education Summit - Sonoma State University, California
The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University is pleased to welcome wine business scholars and researchers from universities and wine regions around the world for the 2017 Wine Business Education Summit and 10th annual Academy of Wine Business Research Conference.

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

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

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

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.

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 25-26, 2014  Rotary Club Kansas City BBQ Event
Montague, California
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!



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