2014 CALIFORNIA JUNE 2014
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events
events waiting for new dates
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 1, 2014 21st Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival
Voted both 'Best Charity Event' and 'Best Food & Drink Festival' of Ventura County in 2012 & 2013! 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 1, 2014 Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off - Tustin, California
The 30th annual event features the Chili Cook-Off, Watermelon Eating Contest, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kids carnival, music and much more.
June 1, 2014 11th 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 1, 2014 31st 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 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 5-8, 2014 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 5-8, 2014 Food As Medicine: West Coast
San Francisco Bay Area, California
A Feast of Science & Wisdom. This universally acclaimed professional training program provides health professionals with the foundation they need to effectively integrate nutrition into clinical practice—and their own lives. Food as Medicine’s remarkable faculty includes the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs. Participants will leave grounded in the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledgeable about cutting-edge research, and prepared to confidently and compassionately guide their patients toward practical life-giving healthy nutrition.
June 6-7, 2014 38th Annual Monterey Wine Festival - Monterey, Calif
Now in its 38th 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, and world class chowders make this a not to be missed gathering. Other bites of joy just enhance this already established flavor experience. One can only imagine what else you would need to feel more bliss. Another successful addition to the festival this year is the 5th Annual West Coast Chowder Competition. Professional chefs from the Western Coast will come to compete and chowder lovers will pay homage to their special creations. Clam, Seafood and Creative Chowders are the categories that make up the contest and the big copper pot award goes to the Best of Show along with a cash prize. Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their own personal favorites and vote for the people’s choice award comparing their palettes to the judges. Wines t hat 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. Guests continue the celebration with a completely mouth-watering experience from both the wineries, spirits and beers and purveyors of food. 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 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, 2014 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 7, 2014 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 7, 2014 3rd Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival
Avila Beach, California
The 3rd Annual Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival has announced its new home in city of Avila Beach. The Festival has been voted by Fox News as #4 of the Top Ten Oyster Festivals in the nation and is the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast. 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 $20. Limited Chefs Challenge Oyster tasting tickets are $10.
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 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 8, 2014 28th 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 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 13, 2014 12th 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 13-16, 2014 23rd Annual Taste of Redwood Valley - Calpella, Calif
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 14, 2014 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 14, 2014 Rotary Art, Wine & Wheels Festival - Mariposa, California
10th Annual Mariposa Rotary Art, Wine and Wheels Festival
June 14, 2014 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 14, 2014 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 14, 2014 The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival
San Diego, California
Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of award-winning wines from the 2014 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and samples of Baja cuisine and wine pairings in the all-new Baja Food & Wine Pavilion. When you find a wine you like, you'll be able to buy bottles to take home. General admission includes award-winning wines from California and Baja California, plus special access to the all-new Baja Food and Wine Pavilion featuring free tastes from world-famous Baja chefs Javier Plascencia, Flor Franco, and La Guerrerense. Buy an upgraded ticket to the Winemakers Tasting Area for an exclusive experience in a special lounge area featuring wine and food pairings led by double-gold- and special-award-winning winemakers. Please note: Because the festival takes place inside the Fair, Fair admission is required. Guests who already have Fair admission, for example Best Pass Ever season pass holders, should buy festival tickets without Fair admission.
June 14, 2014 Arcata Main Street’s 24th 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.
June 14, 2014 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 14, 2014
Main Street Tehacahpi 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 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 8th King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival
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 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 14-15 & 21-22, 2014 10th Annual Lavender Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Workshops, live music, kids activities, lavender treats, organic marketplace, lavender inspired cuisine, and more.
June 18, 2014 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 18-July 6, 2014 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 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, 2014 Totally Local VC Dinner at the Series
Ventura County, 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. See website for details.
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 20-21, 2014 Pomona Home & Backyard Show - Pomona, California
June 20-21, 2014 2014 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting
The Herb Society of America focuses on educating its members and the public on the cultivation of herbs and the study of their history and uses, both past and present. The motto of The Society, "For Use and For Delight," is taken from the 17th century herbalist, John Parkinson.
June 20-22, 2014 International Beer Festival - San Diego, California
In eight short years, 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 20-29, 2014 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 21-22, 2014 2nd Annual Downtown SummerFest - San Mateo, Calif
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 21-22, 2014 32nd 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/artwine.html )
June 23-25, 2014 HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference
Los Angeles, California
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals. Co-located with HITEC. Join hospitality controllers and industry experts for two full days of club and hotel specific education, designed to help you solve professional challenges and maximize the potential of your workplace.
June 23-26, 2014 HITEC 2014 - Los Angeles, California
The World's Largest Hospitality Technology Show. HITEC is a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
June 23-26, 2014 2014 Bio International Convention - San Diego, Calif
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 27-28, 2014 2014 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 27-29, 2014 2nd Annual Mule & Donkey Show - Penn Valley, Calif
June 28, 2014 19th 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.
June 28, 2014 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 28, 2014 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 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, 2014 5th Annual LA Street Food Fest - Los Angeles, California
5th anniversary of the LA Food Fest. Welcome to an adventure park for foodies at LA’S Biggest, Baddest & Most Affordable Tasting Event! pay once — eat & drink to your heart’s content! one ticket price includes everything! It's a celebration of LA's food, culture and community. There will be 100 vendors from LA featuring some of the best food from top chefs, restaurants, street carts, and gourmet food trucks. Aloha Plate and SPAM Brand will be giving away Mini SPAM Musubis and SPAM Sliders. Come spin the SPAM prize wheel to win a SPAM can koozie, musubi press or SPAM bumper stickers!
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 28-29, 2014 Gourdstock 2014 - Valley Center, California
San Diego County Gourd Artists 5th Annual Gourd Festival
June 29, 2014 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.