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June 8-9, 2019
Gluten-Free Expo 2019
Pasadena, California
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) National Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO, the nation’s premier celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity event, attracts more than 3,500 people annually.  Gluten-Free Expo will bring together more than 100 companies exhibiting the latest gluten-free products. Attendees can sample gluten-free food and beer, try new products, and take home a bag filled with goodies and coupons. They also can watch cooking demonstrations, snap pics in a photo booth, and participate in book signings and raffles.  10:00am – 4:00pm.  Adults -  $20.  Children - $10

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June 1, 2018 - 16th Annual Beer & Sake Festival - Funner, 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 1-2, 2018 - TIA Convention & Trade Exposition
Palm Desert, California
Tortilla Industry Association Annual Convention & Trade Expo.

June 1-3, 2018 - Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival
Temecula, California
Hot Air Balloons, Music, Food and Wine.

June 1-3, 2018 - OC Spring Home & Garden Show - Anaheim, California
Largest Home Show in both LA & Orange Counties! Expected attendance:  Over 10,000 people.

June 1-3, 2018  CGA Annual Meeting - Gridley, California
Chestnut Growers of America.

June 1-3, 2018  Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival
Beverly Hills, California


Join us for The Beverly Hills Food and Wine Festival along with 60 of the best chefs and restaurants benefiting Best Buddies: The Beverly Hilton, Maude, Francois Payard, STK, Mortons, Luxe Hotels, Orleans Arena, Pacific Dining Car, LUXE Hotels,... and much more.

June 1-17, 2018
Greater 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 1-Sept 28, 2018  Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series
Santa Cruz, California
Through his carefully sourced and crafted menus, Chef Church takes guests on a culinary journey through the Central Coast showcasing the region's diverse abundance of fruits, vegetables and produce inspired by the seasonal harvest. Guests have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the vintners, Chef Church as well as representatives from the featured farms. Reserved seating is not an option, as all guests are seated at large, connecting, beautifully set tables designed to invite open conversations amongst guests.  2018 dates: June 1; July 13; August 10; September 7 & 28.

June 2, 2018 - 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 2, 2018 - 2nd annual Lake Tahoe Brewfest
Lake Tahoe, California
A new home this year at Heavenly Mountain Resort California Base Lodge. The festival features regional craft brew tastings, a homebrewers competition, food, live music, and arts and craft vendors.

June 2, 2018  Horse Town Brew n' Que Festival - Norco, California
This Beer and BBQ festival will let you experience the very best in entertainment as you listen to sounds of Country, Blues, Pop and R & B. Smell the aroma of award winning BBQ from the nation’s top pit masters and sip on the area's most prized craft beer as brew and que teams compete for thousands of dollars in cash, prizes and more importantly, bragging rights.  The region's top smokers 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. Meet the celebrities and BBQ teams from the popular television show, BBQ Pit Masters and learn more about the age old craft of brewing beer. The most respected micro brewers in Southern California offer a profile of IPA, Lagers, Ales... and more.  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 --for both BBQ and Brew.  Want to become a certified BBQ Judge? The festival will host one of California’s rare Kansas City BBQ Society’s certified judge’s classes. Seats are very limited. Demonstrations on understanding and brewing craft beers and a Brew 101 class complete a weekend dedicated that America's favorite passions.


June 2-3, 2018 - 37th 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 2-3, 2018
Annual Artichoke Food and Wine Festival
Castroville, California
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 2-3, 2018  42nd 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: )

June 2-3, 2018  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 2-3, 2018  cityFEST 2018 - Foster City, California
Foster City Chamber of Commerce presents cityFEST, the 46th Annual Festival - Foster City’s largest event – cityFEST 2018!  This year the festival kicks off on Friday evening with the Carnival.  The Carnival will run all weekend and the festival  – including arts & crafts vendors, the curiosityZONE (powered by STEAM), beer & wine booths, food vendors and live music will run Saturday & Sunday.

June 3, 2018  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 3, 2018  15th 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 3, 2018  25th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival - Camarillo, California
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 3, 2018  Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off - Tustin, California
The 34th annual event features the Chili Cook-Off, Watermelon Eating Contest, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kids carnival, music and much more. (Also: )

June 3, 2018  37th 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 65 premium wineries and food from 30 food purveyors and 12 local restaurants and chefs.  11 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 4-8, 2018  APGA Conference - Southern California, California
American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Annual Conference.

June 7-10 & 14-17, 2018  14th Annual Lavender Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Workshops, live music, kids activities, lavender treats, organic marketplace, lavender inspired cuisine, and more.

June 9, 2018  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 9, 2018  Pechanga’s 10th Annual Microbrew, Craft Beer & Chili Cook-off - Temecula, California
Come experience tastes from award-winning micro & craft breweries, plus Pechanga Chef's Chili Cook-Off, and live music.

June 9, 2018  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 9, 2018  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 9, 2018  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 9-10, 2018  42nd Annual Monterey Wine Festival
Monterey, California
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 10, 2018  32nd 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 13, 2018  Taste of Little Italy - San Diego, California
Foodies will be strolling the picturesque sidewalks of San Diego’s Little Italy because restaurants of San Diego’s top eatery hub will open their doors for the 10th annual Taste of Little Italy from 5 to 9 p.m. Food lovers will enjoy live music while sampling some of the neighborhood’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages. Ticketholders will receive a Taste Passport, a guide mapping out all participating restaurants in the neighborhood and their menu offering. Two different Taste Passport routes will be available on the event website—a south route and a north route—each featuring nearly 20 restaurants. Participants will receive each eateries’ tasting in exchange for a stamp on their passport. Tickets are priced at $40 per route prior to the event and $45 at the door. Tickets will go on sale in late April.

June 15-17, 2018  OC Night Market -  Costa Mesa, California
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 18-20, June 15-17 and August 24-26, 2018.

June 15-17, 2018  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.  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 15-July 8, 2018  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 16, 2018  28th Annual Arcata Bay 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.  Attendance: 12,000+

June 16-17, 2018  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 16-17, 2018  64th Annual North Beach Festival
San Francisco, California
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.  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.  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.

June 16-24, 2018  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 21-24, 2018  Placer County Fair - Roseville, California
The Placer County Fair & Events Center is happy to announce our 2018 Fair theme: "ReNEW Your Love of FAIR"

June 22-23, 2018  7th Annual 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 22-24, 2018  PVCRA Mule and 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 23, 2018  Annual 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 23, 2018  39th Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
San Diego, California
The 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 28, 2018  Sustainable Wine Dinner Series - Los Angeles, California
Four evenings on Thursday, March 22, Thursday, April 26, Thursday May 31, and Thursday, June 28 31, 2018, 6 to 9 pm, at the Zoo.  Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability.  We’ve partnered with four local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom five-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Brad Robertson.

June 28-July 1, 2018  Animal Rights National Conference
Los Angeles, California
The world's largest and longest-running event of its kind. The conference attracts more than a thousand newcomers and longtime activists alike who join together to learn, network, and get inspired.  Our exciting program will feature special sessions connecting animal agriculture and climate change, as well as opportunities to shop from cruelty-free vendors, and enjoy delicious vegan food.

June 29-July 1, 2018  The Ontario Home & Backyard Show
Ontario, California

June 29-July 1, 2018  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 29-July 1; July 20-22; August 10-12 & August 31-Sept 2, 2018.

June 30, 2018  Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival
Santa Barbara, California
Museum of Natural History.  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 30, 2018  Orange County Food Wine & Music Festival
Norco, California
The 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. 

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June 3, 2017  Davis Beer and Cider Festival  - Davis, California
CANCELLED.  There will be no Davis Beer and Cider Festival in 2017.

June 10, 2017  LA Food Fest - Los Angeles, California
Welcome Back To The First, The Original – La Food Fest!  Pay Once – Eat & Drink To Your Heart's Content!  One Ticket Price Includes Everything! Yes. Everything!  We’re bringing LA's favorite tasting event back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with more world class, award winning top chefs and restaurants, out of town headliners, your favorite trucks, street stands and carts and more, all in one place for summer fun.

June 10, 2017  Taste of Yolo - Davis, California
Central Park, corner of 4th & C Streets, Davis, CA.  An epic food and wine festival, presented by Visit Yolo, showcasing Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. The culinary festival will include live celebrity chef cooking demonstrations featuring products and ingredients from area farms, delicious bites from local farm-to-fork restaurants, and samplings of more than 80 vendors including wine, craft beer, olive oil, honey, artisan cheeses, locally grown produce and more.  $15 for tastings.

June 10, 2017  Celebrity Chef Tour - Santa Rosa, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs


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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 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 17-19, 2016  25th Annual Taste of Redwood Valley
Calpella, California
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 18-19, 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 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 25-26, 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  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.

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June 6-7, 2015  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 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
Tehachapi, California
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 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 - 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.

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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 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
Oxnard, California
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 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
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 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.

Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

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
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, 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.

CALIFORNIA Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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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
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



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