2013 CALIFORNIA JUNE 2013
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events
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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, California
Celebrate the Food, Farmers and Natural Beauty of the Central Valley. Pick organic blueberries and cherries. Enjoy and learn about the lower reaches of Yosemite's Merced River, gardening and alternative energy. Hands-on displays and workshops, music, animals, the river, local foods and guest chefs, kids' activities, hayrides both days. Saturday camping. Great for children and adults.
June 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 1-2, 2013 32nd Annual Art & Wine Festival - Walnut Creek, California
Distinguished by its lush park setting and family-friendly activities, the festival features top-quality, non-stop music and entertainment for the entire family, thousands of distinctive hand-made crafts and works of art from more than 200 artisans, award winning local and regional wines and micro brews, ethnic and traditional festival fare, the Premium Wine Tent, The Wine Experience, the Grape Stomp Competition, the Festival Train (a longtime family favorite), and loads of children's activities.
June 2, 2013 20th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine & Food Festival - Camarillo, California
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, California
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, 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 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 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 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.