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May 30-June 1, 2014  BottleRock Music/Food Festival
Napa, California
May 30-June 1, 2014  OC Spring Home/Garden Show
Anaheim, California
May 30-June 1, 2014  Balloon & Wine Festival
Temecula, California
May 30-June 8, 2014  Palm Springs Restaurant Week - Palm Springs, California
May 31-June 1, 2014  33rd Art & Wine Festival - Walnut Creek, California
May 31-June 1, 2014  55th Artichoke Festival - Castroville, California

June 1, 2014 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 & passion to end childhood hunger in America.


June 5-7, 2014  Auction Napa Valley - Napa Valley, California
Where wine lover and winemaker meet at the source of America's legendary wines to partake in and celebrate the best Napa Valley has to offer. Insider's access to the cool cellars and warm hospitality of renowned Napa Valley vintners. Your choice of dozens of parties, ranging from blue-jeans casual to wear-your-finest formal, each hosted by the people behind some of the world's most recognized wines. More than 250 auction lots, yours for the bidding - from a single case of wine to trips offering experiences not available anywhere else.  Proceeds from this weekend support health and youth non-profit programs: to date, Auction Napa Valley has given over $110 million to dozens of organizations.

June 7, 2014  Davis BeerFest 2014 - Davis, California
The 10th annual Davis Beerfest features food, live music, brewery tours, a commemorative glass, and the opportunity to sample some of the 100 handcrafted beers available for tasting.  Proceeds benefit Citizens Who Care, 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 7-8, 2014  38th Annual Union Street Festival - San Francisco, Calif
In its 38th year, the Festival is introducing exciting new additions. Each of the 6 blocks of the event will feature a unique 'World' 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 the “Worlds” they are in.  We will also be featuring the traditional elements that have made this Festival stand out over the years, like Arts and Craft Exhibitors, unique Sponsors, Festive Food Vendors and Community Groups.

June 8, 2014  Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach, Calif
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 14, 2014  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 Fort Mason.


June 14-15, 2014  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.

June 14-15, 2014  60th Annual North Beach Festival
San Francisco, California
In its 60th 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 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.

June 21-22, 2014  2nd Annual Downtown SummerFest
San Mateo, California
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.  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 23-26, 2014  2014 Bio International Convention
San Diego, California
The Global Event for Biotechnology.

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  Gumbo YA YA Music & Food Festival
Woodland, California
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 28-29, 2014  High Desert Music Festival & BBQ Showdown
Victorville, California
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.


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

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 1, 2013  Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival - Berkeley, California
Eat chocolate goodies and enjoy chalk art on the sidewalks along North Shattuck Avenue in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley.

June 1, 2013  Davis BeerFest 2013 - Davis, California
Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, presents its 9th annual benefit BeerFest. Over 100 handcrafted beers from 30 breweries will be available for tasting.

June 1-2, 2013  9th Annual Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms - Livingston, Calif
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 1-2, 2013  Arts and Wine Festival - Foster City, California
The 42nd annual festival will feature live entertainment, a talent show, arts & crafts, festival food, wine & beer and a carnival.

June 2, 2013  20th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival - Camarillo, CA
Award-winning Festival showcases the finest restaurants and caterers from Santa Barbara to the Conejo Valley and award-winning wineries. Live entertainment. All proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families.

June 2, 2013  Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off - Tustin, California
The 29th annual event features the Chili Cook-Off, Watermelon Eating Contest, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kids carnival, music and much more.

June 2, 2013  10th Annual Paso Pinot & Paella Festival - Templeton, California
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, 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 6-9, 2013  Beaumont Cherry Festival - 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 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 7-8, 2013  37th Annual Monterey Wine Festival - Monterey, California
Now in its 37th year The Monterey Wine Festival continues to evolve into a platform designed for the regional wine industry and the community of wine lovers.  Spirits, Beers, Oysters and champagne are all featured as well as seafood, arrays of cheeses, charcuterie and more all pair nicely with the wines.  The Bartenders Fedora Professional Cocktail Competition Throw Down!  Live music.  Wine, Food, Beer, Spirits, Music!   Also the West Coast Chowder Competition.

June 8, 2013  Rods & Rails Classic - Perris Potato Festival - Perris, California
The Perris Valley Historical Association will hold its annual potato festival at the event including a kid's zone.

June 8, 2013  Rotary Art, Wine & Wheels Festival - Mariposa, California

June 8, 2013  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 8, 2013  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 8, 2013  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 30 of your favorite wineries, gourmet food, art, and live music.

June 8, 2013  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 8-9, 2013  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 8-9, 2013  Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot - Russian River Valley, Calif
Celebrate the wonders of the Russian River Valley and the many special Pinots coming from an amazing collection of wineries. The Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences at participating wineries, including: Barrel tastings • Futures purchases • Library wines • Food pairings • Artist demonstrations • Entertainment • And more!

June 8-9, 2013  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. June 8-9; July 6-7 & August 3-4, 2013.

June 9, 2013  27th 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 9, 2013  30th Annual Wine & Roses  - San Diego, California
Join us for a wonderful afternoon tasting delicious wines from 70+ wine vendors and eating foods from 25+ of San Diego's best restaurants. This outdoor event will benefit Camp Oliver summer camp for children. The San Diego International Wine Competition is a companion event to Wine & Roses.

June 11-12, 2013  Fresh Connections: Retail - San Diego, California
Produce Marketing Association (PMA). The upcoming Fresh Connections: Retail promises to be one of our most informative programs yet. Along with invaluable strategic networking opportunities with some of the nation's leading retailers, attendees will benefit from an insightful and certainly topical day-long program focusing on the emergence of a digitally-savvy global consumer, and how cutting-edge marketers are embracing new strategies to engage and cultivate brand loyalty.

June 13, 2013  Sunset & Dine - Hollywood, California
A food and wine festival sponsored by the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District at Academy Hollywood, the new outdoor movie theater and event space from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.  In addition to the fabulous food and drinks, this year will also include a movie screening and more!

June 14, 2013  Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills, California

June 14-16, 2013  22nd Annual Taste of Redwood Valley - Calpella, California
We invite you to join us in celebration of the 22nd annual "A Taste of Redwood Valley" event! This year, the eight wineries and brandy distillery of Redwood Valley are offering you the "Bella Cibo" (Italian for beautiful food) winemaker dinner.

June 15, 2013  Annual Oyster Festival - Arcata, California
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.

June 15, 2013  2013 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.
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June 15, 2013  San Diego County Fair Wine Festival - San Diego, California
Featuring award-winning wines from the San Diego County Fair Wine Competition. This year's competition is open to all licensed wineries in the state of California, ensuring this festival is the place to taste the very best California has to offer in wine. New this year: Help one of our Landscape Garden Exhibitors win a $500 prize! All Wine Festival ticketholders will be given a special ticket to vote for their favorite Landscape Garden. As you sip wine and meander through the gardens, you will get to choose your favorite garden to win the "People's Choice Award" and help a Local Landscape Exhibitor win a great prize!

June 15-16, 2013  King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival - Martinez, Calif
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 15-16 & 22-23, 2013  9th Annual Lavender Festival - Cherry Valley, California
Workshops, live music, kids activities, lavender treats, organic marketplace, lavender inspired cuisine, and more.

June 16, 2013  Big Bite Bacon Fest - San Diego, California
A San Diego County Fair event.  Big Bite Bacon Fest will be the first and only bacon event of its kind across the nation, transforming the massive Del Mar Arena into bacon paradise. This event will showcase unlimited delicious samples of bacon cuisine from the best chefs, restaurants and competitive cooks in San Diego. Attendees will also enjoy sampling of craft beer from some of the top breweries in San Diego to provide a perfect pairing for all the bacon goodness.

June 19, 2013  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 20, 2013  6th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration - Oxnard, California
This year, the festival will feature more than 17 of 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 Malibu). 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.

June 21-23, 2013  San Diego International Beer Festival - San Diego, California
A San Diego County Fair event. Many breweries and hundreds of beers from around the world!  This year, participants will arrive from around the world and across the country.  New this year for the competition, we will be crowning a Champion Brewery in addition to our Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery will be awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging.

June 22, 2013  Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival - Atascadero, California
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.

June 22-23, 2013  31st 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.

June 22-23, 2013  Mule Show & Dutch Oven Gathering - Penn Valley, California

June 27, 2013  Totally Local VC Dinner at the Series - Ventura, California
An Innovative Dinner Series to Promote Ventura’s World Class Agriculture and Cuisine.  Southern California foodies typically have a lot to look forward to as the seasons evolve, especially on the Gold Coast with our powerful agricultural legacy.  Three Innovative dining events that marry iconic Ventura County locations with some of the area’s top line chefs, preparing seasonal selections harvested from the region’s celebrated farms.  Dinner in the … Garden June 27th;  Dinner at the… At the City July 18th;   Dinner at the... Ranch October 10th. See website for details.

June 27, 2013  11th Annual Beer & Sake Festival - San Diego, California
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 28-29, 2013  2013 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 29, 2013  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 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 29, 2013  California Beer Festival - Marin - Stafford Lake, 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 30, 2013  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.


Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

June 2, 2012  10th Annual Raley's Grape Escape - Sacramento, California
Join us for the Sacramento region's premier wine and food festival, with over 60 wineries and 40 restaurants providing delicious tastes. Grab a glass of wine and watch Sacramento's top chefs face off against each other in a test of culinary skills.

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 - Ukiah, California
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
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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  Riverside Food Truck Festival - Riverside, California
Lots of Trucks, Lots of Food, Lots of Fun...Vote for your favorite food trucks! Enjoy live entertainment, Kids Zone, and a beer garden with special brews from local breweries.

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 14, 2012  Pinot Days Winemakers 'Table Hop' Dinner  - San Francisco, California
Pinot Days joins forces with the American Institute of Wine and Food to offer you a spectacular Pinot Days Winemaker Dinner: Fourteen wines, fourteen winemakers and incredible one-night only menu specially designed to highlight pinot noir's great stylistic versatility and pairing ability

June 17, 2012  Real Men Cook - Los Angeles, California & 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 20-July 1, 2012  Dine Downtown San Jose - San Jose, California
More than 25 of the best Downtown San Jose restaurants will welcome new customers and regulars with three-course meals priced between $20 and $40.

June 22, 2012  Taste of Summer | The Positive Plate - San Diego, California
Showcasing restaurants within the San Diego area that are on the list of green restaurants being certified through the program.  With sustainability as the evening’s theme, all dishes will be made using local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. In addition to the many culinary delights served throughout the evening, attendees will enjoy organic wine and craft beer, while listening to live music, and learn about a variety of organizations and businesses passionate about sustainability.   A percentage of the event proceeds will go to benefit two non-profit organizations that work to provide relief to families suffering from hunger.

June 23, 2012  10th Annual Celebrity Chef Challenge - Sacramento, California
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 23-24, 2012  Sonoma Lavender Festival - 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.


CALIFORNIA Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

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 3-5, 2011  Coffee Fest San Diego 2011 - San Diego, California
Where coffee & tea business happens.

June 9, 2011  Celebrity Chef Tour - San Francisco, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

June 17-18, 2011  Salute!  Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food - Ojai, California
'Salute! A Festival to Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food,'--a unique beer and food event that will feature some of the best craft beers in the country paired with local cuisine.

June 18, 2011  Sweet Retreat at Hunter Hill Winery & Vineyard - Soquel, California
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 - Fallbrook, California
2011 is the last Gourd Art Festival.

June 30-July 4, 2011 Alameda County Fair’s 9th Amateur Rib Cook-Off for Charity
Alameda County Fairgrounds, California
The BBQ Pork Rib and Chicken cook-off will begin on June 30 and end with the finals on July 4.  The Preliminary cook-off days are June 30, July 1 and July 2.  Three winners from each day will advance to the Finals on Sunday July 4.  Please coordinate your schedules to be available for two of your applicable days (you will be assigned one of the two) plus the final cook-off date.



events still waiting for new dates

June 4, 2011  Davis BeerFest 2011 - Davis, California
Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, presents its 7th annual benefit BeerFest. Over 100 handcrafted beers from 30 breweries will be available for tasting.

June 6, 2010  17th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival - Camarillo, Calif
Voted BEST Cultural Event in Ventura County two years in a row, the Festival showcases the finest restaurants and caterers from Santa Barbara to the Conejo Valley and award-winning wineries. Live entertainment. All proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families.

June 8-9, 2010  The Sweet Shoppe, Sweet & Savory Confectionery Festival
Oakland, California
The Sweet Shoppe is Northern California's premiere celebration of all that is sweet.  This two-day indoor sweet and savory confectionery festival celebrates the San Francisco Bay Area's pastry chefs, confectioners, cupcake fairies, local restaurants, specialty vendors, cheese makers,  vintners and more

June 10-12, 2010  33rd Annual Monterey Wine Festival - Monterey, California
Whether wine is your livelihood, your avocation, your hobby, or just something you'd like to learn more about, the Monterey Wine Festival is for you. You will have the opportunity to taste more than 1,000 different wines, and meet, talk with, and learn from some of the worlds most knowledgeable wine experts.

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 16, 2010  Starchefs Rising Stars Revue - San Francisco, 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 editorial panel based on in-person tastings and one-on one interviews. The Revue features a walk-around tasting gala featuring signature dishes from each chef, as well as premium wine pairings, spirits and entertainment.

June 26, 2010  2nd Annual Wild West BBQ Bash - Santa Maria, California
A family-friendly, fun-filled event. The public is invited to enjoy live entertainment and world-class BBQ as BBQ teams from Santa Maria and around the state compete for the Wild West crown! Live music, great food from local vendors, family activities, and the opportunity to taste and vote on world class BBQ.

June 26, 2010  SummerFest Beer, Wine & Art Festival - Sacramento, California
Event has been discontinued.



events still waiting for new dates

June 20, 2009  Pechanga Microbrew Festival - Temecula, California
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 20, 2009  Schools for Kabul 2nd Annual Midsummer Party - Petaluma, California
Great food, wine, dancing and an auction. A benefit for Schools for Kabul, a student-run fundraising group supporting educational development projects in Afghanistan; dinner will include a spit-roasted pig and local wines from Stubbs Vineyard, Turley Wine Cellars, Messina Vineyards, also music by The Sofa Kings, a local rock band.


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June 14, 2008  Sushi and Sake Festival - Long Beach, California

June 19, 2008  Summer Food & Wine Festival - Costa Mesa, California



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