U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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June 2-5, 2016 Beaumont Cherry Festival 2016 - Beaumont, California
The event celebrates springtime and the Pass Area’s annual cherry harvest and is capped off with a popular parade. Virtually the entire community participates in this four-day celebration, which features games, rides, booths, music, entertainment and a variety of scrumptious food and drink items.
June 3, 2016 14th Annual Beer & Sake Festival - Valley Center, Calif.
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment.
June 3-5, 2016 Riverside Home & Garden Show
June 3-5, 2016 40th Annual Monterey Wine Festival
The Monterey Wine Festival continues to evolve into a platform designed for the regional wine industry and the community of wine lovers. Spirits, Beers, and world class chowders make this a not to be missed gathering. Includes the Annual West Coast Chowder Competition. Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their own personal favorites and vote for the people’s choice award. Wines that pair with chowders will also be available to sample. On Sunday the celebration continues with another addition new to the festival - Calamari and Mussels! Throughout the day different seafood’s are released to the guests so that one can receive a beautiful seafood experience alongside an array of international cheeses and charcuterie and more. Along with all these festival ingredients live music is the final sensation that further ensures a ultimate winning combination. Wine, Food, Beer, Spirits, Music!
June 3-5, 2016 Horse Town Brew n' Que Festival - Norco, California
Food, Competition Barbecue, Live Entertainment and Craft Beer. Over 60 barbecue teams, micro and craft brewers from California, Nevada and Arizona compete for $10,000 in cash, prizes and bragging rights. Both beer and barbeque will be available to sample and attendees may cast a vote for their favorite craft beer or barbecue. Food lectures, brewing demonstrations and other activities will also be featured.
June 3-12, 2016 Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Palm Springs, California
Restaurant Week is a culinary celebration featuring restaurants from the entire Valley from Palm Springs to Indio! Don't miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the desert has to offer. Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious three-course meals for your dining pleasure at a fixed price.
June 4, 2016 Davis Beer and Cider Festival - Davis, California
The Davis Beer and Cider Festival (formerly the Davis BeerFest), now in its 12th year, features food, live music, brewery tours, a commemorative tasting cup, and the opportunity to sample some of the 100 handcrafted beers and ciders available for tasting. Proceeds benefit Citizens Who Care for the Elderly, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life of the frail elderly and their families through social support programs and respite services.
June 4, 2016 Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival
Los Olivos, California
Spend a Saturday afternoon in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, tasting wine from twenty five local wineries, listening to world-class, professional jazz musicians, and sampling thirty different olive themed dishes prepared by local chefs.
June 4, 2016 Armenian Food Fair & Fest - Montebello, California
Great entertainment all day long! While you enjoy delicious Armenian Food & Pastry, enjoy hours of Music and Fun. A food extravaganza featuring mouthwatering Armenian Food and Pastry prepared by community chefs.
June 4, 2016 Paws for Rhythm and Brews - Idyllwild, California
Enjoy fine craft beers, an outstanding blues band, a giant BBQ, and a home brew demonstration all while helping raise funds for homeless dogs and cats. This festival will be held in the stunning Idyllwild Nature Center in the cool, pristine mountains of San Jacinto. Home brewers may enter the associated home brew competion. All necessary info for this event may be found on the event website.
June 4, 2016 Afternoon Tea Pooch Party - Los Angeles, California
To kick off the Dog Film Festival in Los Angeles, VCA WLA Hospital is sponsoring an outdoor Afternoon Tea Pooch Party. Enjoy savory tea sandwiches, delectable pastries and sweets, and a selection of canine bakery delicacies. Strut the green carpet with your own dog, with celebrities and their dogs. The Pooch Party will host an on-site dog adoption with the Lange Foundation and will also feature fun contests with prizes, a dog fashion show, photo opportunities as well as meet and greets with celebrity dogs and go home with a deluxe doggy sWag bag. Tickets to the Pooch Party are $150 and include an “all-access dog tag” that allows for VIP early entry to both screenings of the Dog Film Festival. Fifty percent of every Pooch Party ticket benefit the Lange Foundation. Dogs are welcome!
June 4-5, 2016 Annual Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms - Livingston, California
Celebrate the Food, Farmers and Natural Beauty of the Central Valley. Pick organic blueberries and cherries. Enjoy and learn about the lower reaches of Yosemite's Merced River, gardening and alternative energy. Hands-on displays and workshops, music, animals, the river, local foods and guest chefs, kids' activities, hayrides both days. Saturday camping. Great for children and adults.
June 4-5, 2016 35th Annual Art & Wine Festival
Walnut Creek, California
The annual Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek has grown from humble beginnings to one of the East Bay’s greatest outdoor festivals, attracting over 100,000 visitors yearly. Free admission and shuttle! Over 100 Wines and beers, plus the popular craft beer garden is back! Two stages of live entertainment. And enjoy a Dixieland Jazz Band while strolling through 200 Arts and Crafts Booths, The kids will have a fantastic time in the Kid Zone. It’s the Walnut Creek Chamber Art and Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. The whole family is sure to have a great time. Attendance: 100,000.
June 4-5, 2016 57th Annual Artichoke Food & Wine Festival
Thistle Be Fun! Agro Art Competition, Parade, Live Music, Children's Activities. Artichokes fried, sauteed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh and creamed in soup. Cooking Demos, Wine Tasting, Farmer's Market, Arts & Crafts, Field Tours to the artichoke patch.
June 4-5, 2016 40th Annual Union Street Festival
San Francisco, California
This long standing San Francisco event will line six blocks of Union Street with unique “Worlds” including: Fashion World, Culinary World, Tech World, Local World, Craft World, and Health & Fitness World. In addition, the Festival will host a number of Craft Beer and Wine Sampling Gardens. Each of the gardens will include decor based on their “World". The event brings exhibitors, sponsors, community groups, and festive food vendors together for an event that represents the city's diversity.
(also: www.sresproductions.com/events/union-street-festival/ )
June 5, 2016 35th Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting - Mill Valley, California
Sponsored by Mill Valley Market since 1981, this special North Bay event brings together all the best aspects of California living into one exciting afternoon set against the backdrop of beautiful Mill Valley. The Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting features wine from 60 premium wineries and food from 30 food purveyors and 10 local restaurants and chefs. 15 breweries featuring fine craft beers will also participate. Known for a wide selection of hard to find wines, this event is not to be missed by anyone who is a fan of fine crafted beverages and foods. Complimentary valet bicycle parking. Proceeds go to the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation.
June 4-5, 2016 California Beer Festival - Marin
Stafford Lake Park, Novato, California
Enjoy great craft beer and sample mouthwatering BBQ throughout the day. CBF is THE event of the year for any beer or BBQ enthusiast! CBF's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer! Stafford Lake Park, just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, features a pretty lake with an island and is nestled in the Marin County hills near Novato. Stafford Lake is the most picturesque location of all CBF's locations and is the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon with great friends, live music, delicious BBQ and of course, amazing Craft Beer!
June 5, 2016 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Benefit - Los Angeles, California
The Laurel Foundation’s Wine Tasting Benefit will bring together 15-20 wineries from the Northern and Southern California regions. Held at a spectacular Hancock Park mansion, the event will have light food fare with special food pairing for the wine. Sommeliers and wine stewards will be present to educated guests on each wine. In addition, the event will host a Silent Aution. All to benefit The Laurel Foundation - serving over 500 children, youth and families affected by HIV and AIDS. EAT. DRINK. DO GOOD… PART DEUX. Come network and mingle with local wine lovers on Father’s Day. Treat your father to an afternoon of food, drink and DO GOOD. Wine tasting at its finest, without having to drive from winery to winery! And the wineries will be taking orders too!
June 5, 2016 13th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival
Join the Pinot Noir Producers of Paso Robles and 20 great chefs for an afternoon of wine, creative Paella dishes, and dancing to the live Latin guitar world fusion beats of Incendio. Mingle with the winemakers and discover how the sense of place is reflected in each glass of their Pinot Noir. Visit each of the 20 chefs and taste the wonderful flavors of their talent to create a unique Paella to pair with the local Pinot Noirs.
June 5, 2016 23rd Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival
The Festival showcases delectable creations of the finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries and specialty shops from Santa Barbara to Conejo Valley. The event also features many renowned wineries and vineyards from throughout California's rich wine-producing regions, as well as several awarded breweries. Live entertainment. All proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families.
June 5, 2016 Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off - Tustin, California
The 32nd annual event features the Chili Cook-Off, Watermelon Eating Contest, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kids carnival, music and much more.
(Also: www.tustinca.org/depts/parks/streetfair/default.asp )
June 6-9, 2016 Bio International Convention - San Francisco, California
The Global Event for Biotechnology.
June 10-19, 2016 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.
June 10-12 & 17-19, 2016 12th Annual Lavender Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Workshops, live music, kids activities, lavender treats, organic marketplace, lavender inspired cuisine, and more.
June 11, 2016 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.
June 11, 2016 Rods & Rails Classic & Perris Potato Festival
The Perris Valley Historical Association will hold its annual potato festival at the event including a kid's zone.
June 11, 2016 The Barbera Festival - Plymouth, California
Barbera is becoming more and more popular in California. Many California producers offer a varietal Barbera. Barbera is a great food wine yet quite enjoyable on its own. Still, Barbera remains fairly obscure. The festival aims to bring Barbera to the attention of the general wine buying public. The event includes more than 80 California wineries, gourmet food, live music and local artists.
June 11, 2016 The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival
Del Mar, California
California wines are among the best in the world. At the Festival, you’ll taste more than 110 of the best of the best. More than 80 wineries from Eureka to Baja are represented at The Toast of the Coast. Please your palate with featured food and wine pairings in our VIP Winemakers Tasting area and during select demonstrations on our Flower Show Stage.
June 11, 2016 Wine in the Pines - Pine Mountain Club, California
The Village of Pine Mountain Club has hosted wine festivals in June of each year beginning in 2003. Wine in the Pines includes wines from dozens of your favorite wineries, gourmet food, art, and live music.
June 11, 2016 Santa Barbara Craft Brew Circus and Food Extravaganza
Santa Barbara, California
Chase Palm Park. The Craft Brew Circus will host several great craft brews and award winning food selections. What sets this event apart is the Freak Show entertainers that will be swallowing swords, breathing fire, contorting, magic shows, jugglers and Wild mayhem. Combine this with over 80 Craft Beers, a beach front venue and way too much fun. Tickets are $40-60 for unlimited drinks.
June 11-12, 2016 62nd Annual North Beach Festival
San Francisco, California
In its 62nd year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country's original outdoor Festivals. The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue. The 2016 event will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the blessing of the animals. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to participate in this San Francisco tradition which is known nationally and internationally. Blessing of the Animals: The animal blessing at The National Shrine of Sain t Francis of Assisi (610 Vallejo Street) will take place from 2:00 - 3:00 both days during the festival. Kids' Chalk Art Area: Let your kids creativity shine in North Beach and buy a square and street chalk at our kids chalk art area on Vallejo St between Grant Ave & Columbus from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM both days.
June 12, 2016 30th Annual Ojai Wine Festival - Ojai, California
Soak in the beauty of Lake Casitas and experience one of the most fun, affordable wine festivals in California! Taste wine and beer, dance to two live bands, shop at the silent auction or craft vendors, take a free boat ride or dine at the restaurants. Wine and beer connoisseurs can delight in over 60 of California’s award winning wineries with more than 250 selections of wine and 15 excellent Premium Beers and Microbrews.havens in the West by 'Sunset Magazine.'
June 15, 2016 Taste of Little Italy - San Diego, California
Enjoy live music while strolling and dining in San Diego's hip and historic Little Italy. Appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts will be served by the area's finest restaurants.
June 15-July 4, 2016 Alameda County Fair
Alameda County Fairgrounds, California
Exhibits; “Summer Learning Fun” activities for Kids; Livestock; Carnival rides & games; Festival Square cultural celebrations every weekend; Wine & Beer Garden with live music - CONTESTS Include: Gumbo Contest; Hot Dog Eating Relay; Hot Wing Eating Challenge; 5-8 Year old Tablesetting Contest; Cake Pop Contest; Cheesecake Contest; Cupcake Contest; Garden Dessert Contest; Guittard Chocolate Contest; King Arthur Flour Rolls & Spread Contest; My Favorite Pie Contest; Party Snack Food Contest; Wine Barrel Planter Contest; etc.
June 17-19, 2016 OC Night Market - Costa Mesa, California
Continuing our mission statement to further provide a platform for small and local businesses, the 626 Night Market is going to the OC! Not sure what a night market is? In Asia the night markets are these huge, nocturnal phenomenons where hundreds of folks will gather for the sake of commerce and entertainment. What does this mean? It means a lot of retail therapy and eating. Oh yes. There will be food. The OC Night Market will be showcasing over 200 of Southern California's best food, merchandise, and talent. May 13-15, June 17-19 and August 26-28, 2016.
June 17-19, 2016 San Diego International Beer Festival
San Diego, California
The San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the top beer festivals and competitions in the U.S.! Last year, more than 12,000 beer lovers joined in on one of our five tasting sessions, sipping their way through their choice of nearly 400 varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more! Each year, the SDIBF represents an international collection of more than 400 beers from more than 15 countries, in the format of a public tasting event and private competition. SDIBF brings together the brewers and beers to recognize the best in the industry and highlight new and upcoming breweries in one of the most unique venues in the world. Where else can you taste award winning beers, ride the Ferris wheel, chomp on a turkey leg, explore award-winning exhibits and attend a concert all in the same day? Your ticket to the San Diego International Beer Festival also includes admission to the world-renowned San Diego County Fair, the 4th largest fair in the nation! Festival attendees are encouraged to enjoy the rides, exhibits, games, animals and entertainment of the Fair before, during and after the Festival.
June 17-19, 2016 25th Annual Taste of Redwood Valley
Each year a number of Redwood Valley wineries and a brandy distillery offer a special winemaker dinner on Friday featuring wonderful pairings of wines and brandy with hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert. On Saturday & Sunday, visitors can meander along the back roads of Redwood Valley to each winery and distillery to taste library wines, unusual varietals, small production lots and experience the fun of tasting right out of the barrel. Guests will enjoy plentiful offerings of food, live music, and local farmers' market stands. Each winery is family owned and is unique in its setting, its wine and food presentations. Visit with the winemaker, vintner or grower, and listen to their stories, ask technical questions and experience the wines of a truly unique appellation.
June 18, 2016 Pinot Days San Francisco - San Francisco, California
Our original city, Pinot Days San Francisco launched a decade of seriously fun events featuring pinot noir and the passionate, fascinating winemakers who craft it. Now our biggest event, Pinot Days San Francisco has become the largest single gathering of pinot noir producers in the world, with scores of small, thematic, intimate events around the Bay leading up to our Grand Festival at the Metreon, City View Room. Love pinot? There is no better place to immerse yourself in it than Pinot Days San Francisco – a must, a labor of love for us, and the place and time for pinot noir to sit on its much-deserved pedestal.
June 18, 2016 Arcata Main Street’s 26th Arcata Bay Oyster Festival
More than 70% of the fresh oysters consumed in California are grown in 450 acres of Arcata Bay. June is a peak month for oyster harvests in Humboldt County. Arcata Main Street's Oyster Festival has become a tradition for local restaurateurs, executive chefs, and caterers to show off their culinary skills by preparing oysters in every imaginable way. Attendance: 12,000+
June 18-19, 2016 10th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival - Martinez, California
Lip smacking BBQ, live music, car show, amateur BBQ competiton, microbreweries and wineries, over 110 arts and crafts vendors, kids' stage and activities. Martinez Waterfront Park at the marina.
June 18-19, 2016 4th Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest
San Mateo, California
Join us for our Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest! Enjoy a variety of fun summertime activities as you stroll through historic downtown San Mateo, known as the preferred downtown destination for shopping, dining, working, living, and meeting on the San Francisco Peninsula. Downtown San Mateo is located in the heart of the Peninsula, just 15 miles south of San Francisco, six miles south of SFO, twelve miles north of Palo Alto, and two miles north of the San Mateo Bridge. Given its central location, this new free Festival is sure to draw a large Bay Area crowd of Festival enthusiasts. The Festival will feature Arts and Crafts, Cooking Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Kids Activities and much more.
June 18-26, 2016 LA Beer Week - Los Angeles, California
Featuring a mind and palate pleasing array of local beer establishments, breweries, beer cuisine, restaurants and education. Come out and celebrate the diversity of our local beer culture at one of the many events being held at great establishments all across the Southland.
June 23-26, 2016 Placer County Fair - Roseville, California
June 24-25, 2016 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships
Santa Clara, California
Come out and enjoy a great day filled with Sun, Fun and something for everyone--live bands, classic car show, games and contests, fun zone for kids, beer & wine, and the BEST BBQ that the Silicon Valley has ever tasted!
June 24-26, 2016 PVCRA Mule & Donkey Show - Penn Valley, California
AMA Approved. The annual Penn Valley Mule Show will be a three day show this year. Will include Coon Jumping, cattle classes (Cutting, Cow Mule, Roping, Using, Sorting, Western Working Performance (including sought after Ranch Mule/Donkey Using classes), English and Western Performance, Mule and Donkey Halter, Youth, Trail classes, Packing, and Gymkhana. Nice Division awards. Will have a potluck and hopefully local music on Saturday evening.
June 24-26, 2016 21st Annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival
A culinary and wine tasting affair sure to please everyone’s palate from the beginner to the well seasoned. Food vendors will showcase their finest cuisine and suggest wine pairings based on the varietals available at the event. Enjoy an array of juried fine art created by local artists and witness plein air artists in action at the festival. At the Atascadero Lake Park/Zoo. (also: www.atascaderochamber.org/wine-festival/)
June 25, 2016 Orange County Food Wine & Music Festival
Dana Point, California
The 4th Annual OC Food Wine & Music Festival will have dozens of local restaurants and food caterers whipping up some of their finest creations. This great food along with 20 California and Intl Wines, 40 Craft Breweries and 3 different entertainment areas. There will be a Chef Challenge with Chef Chri Tzorin and a few others. The admission is $10 at the door, $40 unlimited Craft Beer and Wine and $100 ViP unlimited Food, Wine and Beer.
June 25, 2016 Orange County Craft Brew Circus and Food Extravaganza
Dana Point, California
Sea Terrace Park. The Craft Brew Circus will host several great craft brews and award winning food selections. What sets this event apart is the Freak Show entertainers that will be swallowing swords, breathing fire, contorting, magic shows, jugglers and Wild mayhem. Combine this with over 80 Craft Beers, a beach front venue and way too much fun. Tickets are $40-60 for unlimited drinks.
June 25, 2016 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Wine Festival
Santa Barbara, California
Swirl, Sip and Savor...Many of the best of the Central Coast wineries and some of the best local bakers, caterers, and chefs in one spot to tantalize the taste buds of food and wine aficionados.
June 25, 2016 OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off - San Diego, California
The 37th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that's great for all ages. Join more than 70,000 visitors for tasty festival nosh, art, beahfront entertainment, shopping and more. The Chili Competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges' Award and Grand Prize: People's Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair Community Mural. Attendance: 70,000.
June 25-26, 2016 33rd Annual San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival
San Anselmo, California
Join us for Marin’s signature event from 10am to 6pm for the San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival! The festival provides great entertainment, arts and crafts, terrific food, and family friendly activities to the community and greater Bay Area. San Anselmo is nestled in the heart of one of the most picturesque locations in California; surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful vistas. The festival is featuring a Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Pavilion as well as a Fashion Show, which is showcasing the latest styles from local merchants and businesses. This free festival held on the Town’s main street, San Anselmo Avenue between Tamalpais and Bolinas Avenues and is presented by the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce and produced by Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC. Come out and enjoy a day of fun in this beautiful setting!
June 25-26, 2016 The LA WineFest - Los Angeles, California
With more than 130 wineries, spirits and thirst-quenching craft beers, great food, and educational seminars on saké, scotch, bourbon, cheese and more, this is a weekend you will not want to miss! This year will feature several notable restaurants from the Los Angeles area, where you can sample or purchase meals.
June 25-26, 2016 34th Annual Art & Wine Festival
Lake Arrowhead, California
The beautiful lakefront of Lake Arrowhead is the site of the festival, which offers over 60 artist, food, and wine vendor booths to delight and entertain the thousands of visitors who attend this most anticipated event. (also: www.lakearrowheadrotary.net/)
June 25-26, 2016 Cajun & Blues Festival - Lodi, California
A family-friendly weekend of great Zydeco and Cajun and Blues music, Bayou cuisine, relish the 6,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, and exciting vendors. The 2016 Cajun and Blues Festival invites our many thousands of festival goers to experience the beauty of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, with its 1100 miles of waterways for our annual weekend event. The Delta area also offers local restaurants, cafes, and marinas for festival goers to visit. Free parking and handicap parking will be available. Celebrate with music and food, dancing and friends! The 2016 location is the E2 Family Winery.
June 26, 2016 Taste of Adams Avenue - San Diego, California
Come on out to Adams Avenue for the day and explore the many tastes of Adams Avenue. Sample entrées and desserts from over two dozen local restaurants.
June 4-6, 2017 International Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo 2017
This is the largest show for the dairy, deli, bakery, and foodservice professional. The retail buyers, merchandisers, brokers, distributors, and manufacturers come from all over the world for this important buying and educational event.
June 6, 2015 West Coast Chowder Competition - Monterey, California
West Coast Chowder competition is a part of the Monterey Wine Festival where the public sample and sip great chowders and wine from competing famous chefs.
June 6-7, 2015 Cooking for Solutions World Oceans Day Weekend
Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
Monterey Bay Aquarium and surrounding locations. Discover delicious ways to live an ocean-friendly lifestyle at our first Cooking for Solutions Celebration Weekend honoring World Oceans Day! This fun-filled weekend focuses on sustainable and organic food from land and sea, and explores how our everyday food choices can help the health of the oceans. Learn about the Aquarium's conservation programs during our Sustainable Foods Celebration, and enjoy food events, tastings and cooking demonstrations for the whole family. Some events included with Aquarium admission; fees and reservations vary.
(also: www.cookingforsolutions.org/ )
June 6-7, 2015 Gumbo YA YA Music & Food Festival - Woodland, Calif.
The Ultimate Music & Food event fun for the entire family. Live music, Awesome foods, kids activities, dance lessons, cooking demos, Gumbo Challenge Mardi Gras parade. The Music: Jazz, Zydeco, Funk, Gospel, Blues, Latin, Caribbean and Pop. Foods: Cajun, Creole, Soul, Latin,BBQ of all types and Caribbean.
June 7, 2015 Taste of the Nation Los Angeles - Culver City, California
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.
June 12-14, 2015 Pomona Home & Backyard Show - Pomona, California
June 14, 2015 Latin-American Food Festival - Los Angeles, California
Taste of Latin America - Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games, Gifts give-a-way.
June 20, 2015 Main Street Chili Cookoff & Red Hot Classic Car Show
We will have activities for the whole family which includes crafts, train show, live music, games, food booths, beer, and we can’t forget GREAT chili. Don’t forget the beautiful cool summer weather in Tehachapi! This fun filled day will begin at 11 am thru 5 pm and all net proceeds go to the continued efforts of revitalizing our beautiful historic downtown!
June 20-21, 2015 Taste of Orange County - Irvine, California
This lifestyle event will bring together all-star talent from OC chefs and restaurants to celebrate the food, wine, beer, cocktails, art and music in Orange County. More than 50 restaurants and 40 wineries are expected to be part of this event, which will include signature restaurant tastings, cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, a wine auction and seminars from some of the top vintners in the world. A sample of the event's experiences include: OC Cocktail Classic, Great OC Farm Dinner, a Craft Beer Tasting and a Father's Day Feast - Carne-Palooza.
June 26, 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.
June 27, 2015 Southern California Wine Festival - Fontana, California
Wineries owned by INDYCAR race car drivers including Mario Andretti will participate in a new Southern California Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy Artisan Cheese during the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR race at Auto Club Speedway. For just $150 per person this ticket package includes a premier spot to watch the excitement of MAVTV 500 in the exclusive Pit Road Terrace Suites, ten different tastings and two full glasses of wine, a souvenir wine glass, a variety of cheese tastings from Yancey's Fancy Artisan Cheese, and appetizers. Guests can also add four additional tastings for just $20.
June 27-28, 2015 Sonoma Lavender Festival 2015 - Kenwood, California
This annual festival features a five acre lavender farm in full bloom. Lavender lovers can wander the fields and cut fresh bouquets from the three types of lavender grown there, as well as study the 32 varieties grown in the specimen garden. Free lavender cooking and growing seminars. Live music and entertainment.
June 7, 2014 Save Mart Grape Escape - Sacramento, California
Napa and Sonoma have established their reputation as the original location of California’s premium wine scene. However, anyone who has toured the beautiful oak-studded trails of the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills has discovered the uniquely delicious quality of Sacramento’s larger wine region! Save Mart Grape Escape features a variety of regional boutique wineries, blends in Sacramento’s emerging restaurant scene, and tops it all of with the sizzling Chef’s Challenge!
June 12, 2014 Starchefs Rising Stars Tasting Gala & Awards Ceremony
Los Angeles, California
The online magazine for culinary insiders recognizes chefs from around the country as they come into their own as young leaders in the culinary field. All winners are hand-selected by StarChefs.com editorial panel based on in-person tastings and one-on one interviews. Featuring a walk-around tasting gala featuring signature dishes from each chef, as well as premium wine pairings, spirits and entertainment.
June 19, 2014 7th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration
The festival will be held at The Collection at Riverpark, Oxnard for the second year – West Ventura County’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The festival will feature Ventura County’s local boutique wineries; each sharing their latest releases. For wine lovers, this event is truly unique – as local wine makers bring in grapes from every major growing region across California (from Napa Valley to Santa Barbara). This allows Ventura County Wine Trail tasters to experience the very best of California wine county – all without the road trip. This event will boast more than 30 different varietals and blends, and provide an opportunity to meet the wine makers behind them. In addition to the lineup of wines, guests will taste the very best in local cuisine – fresh from the area’s hottest restaurants. Chefs prepare their signature dishes onsite for attendees to enjoy over the three hour festival. Live Music.
June 20-21, 2014 DTLA Night Market - Los Angeles, California
Set against the dramatic backdrop of downtown Los Angeles' skyline, DTLA Night Market is an outdoor food, crafts, merchandise, arts, and music festival crafted for the diverse LA community. DTLA Night Market draws inspiration from the night bazaars of Asia and fuses LA/SoCal subcultures into an epic weekend event with over 150 small businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists. Bring your empty stomachs.
June 26, 2014 Fresh Connections - Newport Beach, California
Fresh Connections are a new way to connect with your global community – right in your own backyard!
June 28, 2014 Pechanga 6th Annual Microbrew & Craft Beer Festival
60+ microbrew beers, food samples, Chili Cookoff, Comedy, Live concert. Habitat for Humanity Temecula is our sponsor and they will be doing a silent auction at the event.
June 28, 2014 Pig Roast - Paso Robles, California
Join us for the first annual Pig Roast at JUSTIN! This will be a fun, outdoor barbeque with live music and bean bag toss game on the lawn. You do not want to miss this night - we will be smoking a pig for 36 hours and the culinary team from the Restaurant at JUSTIN will be preparing their take on other nostalgic BBQ fare. Of course we will be serving up JUSTIN Wines that pairs perfectly with delicious barbeque food. Wine Society Members receive 20% off the published ticket price with code WINESOCIETY. Price: $100 non-members. $80 Wine Society Members.
June 28-29, 2014 High Desert Music Festival & BBQ Showdown
Experience the very best in entertainment as you listen to sounds of Pop, Blues, Rock, Old School, R & B and smell the aroma of the nation’s top pit masters as they compete for thousands of dollars in cash, prizes and more importantly, national bragging rights. The regions top Barbecuers will try to dethrone 2013 Champion, Wild Willy’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ, as they compete in this jaw droppin’, smoke out, sanctioned by the prestigious Kansas City Barbecue Society. The cook off features competitions in four mouth-watering categories: Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Chicken and Pork. One team also will be named champion of the event and as a festival goer, you can cast your vote toward the People’s Choice award.
June 1, 2013 Beerfest--The Good One - Santa Rosa, California
A festive microbrew and food tasting extravaganza with more than 40 of Northern California’s best microbreweries and gourmet food purveyors, Beerfest benefits Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS network.
June 5, 2013 Oakland A's Annual Beer Festival - Oakland, California
Baseball and Beer: two American Classics at the Annual Oakland A's Beer Festival in the Eastside Club at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Enjoy over 30 different microbreweries, live music and other festivities.
June 7, 2013 Passport to Pinot Movie Night - Santa Rosa, California
'From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes & Wine in The Russian River Valley,' a documentary film produced in Sonoma County, will be the opening feature at the Russian River Valley Winegrower’s Passport to Pinot Event (See June 8-9, 2013).
June 29, 2013 9th Annual Golden Glass - San Francisco, California
The Golden Glass is a lively gastronomic and educational event featuring local and international sustainable wines complemented by culinary delights from the Bay Area's top restaurants and artisan producers. Golden Glass is the annual fund-raiser for Slow Food San Francisco and is open to press, trade, Slow Food members, and the general public.
June 8-10, 2012 Central Valley Egyptian Festival - Visalia, California
Come Experience Mediterranean Food and Culture (Kebab, BBQ and Falafel, Baklava, Kunafa, Loukoumades pastries). Enjoy Camel Rides; Ancient Egyptian Artifacts; Take your picture with the pharos; Kids Obstacle Courses and Slides; Festival Train Rides and much more.
June 8, 2012 Taste of Downtown Wine, Brew & Beverage Tasting
Once again wineries and breweries from throughout the region will partner with the merchants of Downtown Ukiah in offering tastings, live entertainment, vendors, food and refreshments.
June 9-10, 2012 Orange County BBQ & Music Festival
Costa Mesa, California
A fundraiser to support children's end-of-life care, this is Southern California's largest BBQ competition with over 70 award winning teams; music festival with star power talent, beer & wine tasting, premium car show, kids zone, and rib eating contest.
June 10, 2012 Rhythm & Vine - San Diego, California
The spirited celebration features world-class wineries, spirits and breweries, North County's best restaurants and gourmet foods, a wine and lifestyle silent auction, an exclusive VIP tent and after-party, and a variety of high-energy musical performances. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.
June 17, 2012 Real Men Cook - Los Angeles & Oakland, California
Real Men Cook promotes male involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. Takes place each year on Father's Day in cities across the U.S. A national movement-get involved!
June 23, 2012 10th Annual Celebrity Chef Challenge - Sacramento, Calif
Six professional Chefs have 45 minutes to turn five secret ingredients into three power-packed dishes all under the watchful eyes of a live audience. Guests enjoy the competition while sampling food, beer and wine from over 100 regional vendors.
June 2, 2011 Savor Los Angeles - Sweets! - Los Angeles, California
Sweets! A dessert lovers paradise bringing together Southern Californians to discover new eats or have old favorites in an invigorating environment that titillates the palate. Taste inventive, delicious takes on your favorite pastries & confections: sample cupcakes, gelato, paletas, brownies, cream puffs, cheesecakes and other delicacies. Also featuring small bites, bubbly and an array of paired beverages.
June 9, 2011 Celebrity Chef Tour - San Francisco, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
June 18, 2011 Sweet Retreat at Hunter Hill Winery & Vineyard
A lavish tasting affair of the best local gourmet treats! Features pairings of wine, jam, cheese, and chocolate! Vendors will be offering products for you to purchase as well, and we will have live music!
June 19, 2011 Quincy Crawfish Festival - Quincy, California
Held at Gansner Park on Father's Day, featuring Cajun/Creole food, Zydeco, Blues, R & R music.
June 23, 2011 WineRave San Diego - Tasting Turned Up
San Diego, California
An edgy San Diego tasting event presenting up to 25 exclusive wineries, breweries, and spirits, WineRave SD combines the energizing ambiance of a nightclub with the engaging conversations of a tasting room.
(New Date, previously scheduled for April 28).
June 25-26, 2011 The 15th Annual Gourd Art Festival
2011 IS THE LAST GOURD ART FESTIVAL.
June 12, 2010 1st Annual Coto de Caza World Class Wine Festival
Coto de Caza, California
Club members and guests are invited to this exclusive Grande Tasting, where over 100 ultra-premium California wines from more than 35 hand-selected wineries will be poured. Winemakers and other winery principals will be on hand to present their award winning wines. Gourmet appetizers and live jazz provided by some of Orange County’s finest musicians.
June 26, 2010 SummerFest Beer, Wine & Art Festival - Sacramento, Calif
EVENT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
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