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April 22-May 1, 2022
Sacramento Beer Week
Sacramento, California

April 29-May 1, 2022
La Habra Citrus Fair
La Habra, California

April 30-May 1, 2022
Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival
Bodega Bay, California

April 30-May 1, 2022 - 11th Annual KHTS Home & Garden Show
Santa Clarita, California


May 1, 2022  Taste of the Town - Santa Clarita, California
Join us for the annual Taste of the Town! Voted Santa Clarita's Best Charity event two years in a row, over 2,000 attendees will enjoy tasty offerings from over 40 of Santa Clarita's best restaurants, caterers, and wine and beer purveyors, all in the Southern California Innovation Park.  All proceeds benefit Child & Family Center. (Also: )   Attendance: 2,000.

May 1, 2022  45th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Brew Festival
Thousand Oaks, California
The Chili Cook-Off & Craft Brew Festival is poised to be the “best ever” with craft breweries, awesome classic cars, gourmet food trucks, and more fun for the whole family.  Treat your taste buds to some of the best chili anywhere at this International Chili Society sanctioned event.  All proceeds benefit local charities, including the Westminster free clinic, Conejo Valley Reading is Fundamental, Dreamcatcher Park, K9s for Warriors, and Make a Wish Foundation – just to name a few.

May 2-5, 2022  Catersource Annual Conference & Tradeshow
Anaheim, California
Catersource Magazine, Conference & Tradeshow is dedicated to the education and growth of the professional caterer. Through our educational and informative offerings, you can be a part of the largest resource network relevant to your business.

May 5-8, 2022 - Gator By the Bay 2022 - San Diego, California
The Zydeco Blues and Crawfish Festival celebrates with a fantastic lineup of music, Taste of Louisiana cooking demos, 10,000 lbs. of crawfish and many other food delights in the French Quarter Food Court, as well as fun family activities.  More than 85 performances on 7 stages!

May 6, 2022 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 6-8, 2022  San Joaquin Asparagus Festival - Stockton, California
New Location: Stockton 99 Speedway.  San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends and enjoy Asparagus Alley, Health & Wellness Fair, Color Run, the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival Parade, Car Show, Asparagus Eating Competition, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, Petting Zoo and so much more!  Join us for the BIGGEST Asparagus Festival in the West!  Attendance: 80,000.

May 6-July 31, 2022  18th Annual Lavender Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. With the continuing circumstances of COVID-19 we will be open for a walk through the lavender fields instead of the Lavender Festival. We ask that all guests observe social distancing guidelines by maintaining a distance of 6 ft from other parties. All guests will be required to wear a face covering or face shield.


May 7, 2022  Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
Santa Rosa, California
A celebration brought together by a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters from the wonderful world of artisan cheese. The festival promotes broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products.

May 7, 2022  18th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival & 14th Annual Lavender Festival - Paso Robles, California
Olive oil and olive product sampling from producers all over California, culinary row with great food, wine & beer tasting, cooking contest and free olive oil ice cream.  Lavender Festivies: Free to the public, meet with the lavender producers from across the Paso Robles region, learn of its many uses, enjoy free samples, and much more!

May 8, 2022 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 13-15, 2022  OC Greek Food Festival - Anaheim, California
Celebrate the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace, expansive Kidz Zone, and tours of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

May 14, 2022  Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters
Burbank, California
The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised over $30 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

May 14-15, 2022  California Strawberry Festival 2022
Oxnard, California
Ranked among the top Festivals in the nation, the weekend celebration annually the 3rd weekend in May offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for everyone. Award-winning attractions, interactive exhibits, gooey contests, the hottest names in entertainment, the largest collection of Fine Arts & Crafts with 200+ booths, and an unbelievable assortment of delicious strawberry foods and beverages. The Strawberry Promenade offers cooking demonstrations and presentations, Strawberryland For Kids boasts free rides, puppet shows, and more.

May 14-15, 2022  Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival
Sacramento, California
In honor of one of the world’s greatest comfort foods, we’re celebrating everyone’s favorite… grilled cheese! Vendors from all over northern California and the surrounding area will be showcasing their talents with both standard and non-traditional grilled cheese recipes. If you over 21, help us kick off the festival with the grilled cheese and craft beer pairing on Saturday!  This event is organized and presented by the Xoso Sport & Social League.

May 16, 2022  Sommeliers Choice Awards - San Francisco, California
Sommeliers Choice Awards is an international wine competition, organized by Beverage Trade Network, a global Beverage Industry platform.  Sommeliers Choice Awards aim to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. This competition will be judged entirely by top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs.

May 16-22, 2022  Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
Santa Barbara, California
Guests are invited to make a reservation at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, and in turn, will pay a discounted rate for a 3-course menu. With an abundant amount of restaurants to choose from in Santa Barbara, the possibilities are endless for exceptional dining experiences from prime steak to fresh local seafood, from classic American fare to international cuisine.

May 19-22, 2022  Calavaras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee
Calaveras County Fairgrounds, California
The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is one of the longest running events in the State of California.  It earliest roots date back to 1893, held that year in Copperopolis, the fair eventually found a permanent home outside of Angels Camp.  In the spirit of the old movie classic "State Fair," the Calaveras County Fair is a blend of entertainment, exhibits, livestock, arena events, great food and our signature event, the Frog Jump.

May 19-22, 2022  Paso Wine Fest - Paso Robles, California
All-new for 2022! New location and a new name! Paso Wine Fest will take place at the Paso Robles Event Center which offers built-in amenities as well as dedicated parking, concessions, restrooms, shade, and additional outdoor venues for enhanced experiences. The event weekend offers visitors the chance to explore Paso Robles Wine Country with four days of wine tastings, winemaker dinners, exclusive excursions, live music, and more!

May 20-21, 2022  California Wine Festival Carlsbad
Carlsbad, San Diego County, California
Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa.  Beachside Wine Festival, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa - Tennis Lawn.

May 20-22, 2022  Anderson Valley Pinot Festival
Anderson Valley, California
Instead of one weekend, we’re taking the whole month to celebrate. You deserve it, we deserve it, our Pinot deserves it. So please, join us this May for a month-long toast as we all raise our glasses to the annual Anderson Valley Pinot Month.

May 20-22, 2022  Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Long Beach, California
The Long Beach Crawfish Festival serves up delicious Cajun Crawfish dinners in the world's largest crawfish pots. The feasts include red baby potatoes, corn on the cob and remoulade dipping sauce. Dance to rousing Cajun and Zydeco bands, join the Second Line Dancing Parade and enjoy the food, beach bars and culture of the Big Easy at the nation's largest Crawfish Festival experience outside of Louisiana.  Friday 5pm to 10pm; Saturday & Sunday from noon to 10pm.  Presale ticket discounts on website.

May 20-22, 2022  Crawfish Festival - Fountain Valley, California
New Orleans’ most exquisite flavors are heading out West to fill up the world’s largest crawfish pots. Master Chefs will prepare true, Louisiana-style crawfish along with Cajun potatoes, corn on the cob, and tangy remoulade dipping sauce.  Dance to rousing music and join the Second Line Dancing Parade a historical New Orleans tradition where people dance with a celebratory spirit. Live entertainment mixes the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans-style music.  Live sports tent, live cooking demonstrations, children’s stage with a magic and illusion show (as seen on America's Got Talent), inflatable bounces, an exclusive VIP Lounge, Karaoke Lounge.  The largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana.

May 21, 2022  Fremont Burger & Brew Fest - Freemont, California
The Fremont Chamber of Commerce Burger & Brew Fest was created to celebrate the variety of craft breweries in northern CA. The event featured sampling from bay area breweries, mouthwatering burgers and sliders, gourmet snack vendors, local business booths, art and craft vendors, and live entertainment, including The Burger Throwdown - a burger cooking competition.

May 21-22, 2022  Annual Art & Wine Festival 2022
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: )

May 21-22, 2022  Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival
Oakdale, California
Ignight your palate with Chocolate samples and items for purchase on Chocolate Avenue. 200+ Quality and variety vendors in Arts & Crafts, Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheese cake, etc.),  a variety of Food to satisfy every pallet (giant onion rings, Lockeford Sausage, funnel cakes, smoothies, Chinese and the all American favorite hot dogs), and Specialty Merchandise & Services.. Amusement Park, Classic Car Show, and Western Show. Entertainment on: Chocolate Challenge Stage, Cowboy Cook'n Stage, and Main Stage.  3rd weekend in May.

May 27-29, 2022  BottleRock Napa Valley Music & Food Festival
Napa, California
BottleRock Napa Valley is the ultimate celebration of food, wine and craft brew infused with music that takes place in the wine mecca of the U.S. The event brings together top chefs, sommeliers and brewers to give festival-goers an around-the-world culinary tour and flawlessly pair dishes with the perfect wine or beer. Napa serves as the ideal location for BottleRock Napa Valley as it features more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region on the globe. The festival also features a special culinary stage where celebrities and musicians are paired with high-profile chefs for some of the most entertaining culinary mash-ups you'll ever see.

May 27-29, 2022  Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival
Newport Beach, California
Kick off the summer at Balboa Bay Resort’s Newport Beach Wine and Spirits Festival.  Formerly known as the Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival, this year’s event will feature an array of wineries and distributors representing over 50 labels. Guests can sip and mingle while enjoying live music, tasty bites, and breathtaking views along the waterline.

May 27-30, 2022  62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Garden Grove, California
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is not only one of the largest community festivals in the western US, but also one of the oldest.

May 28, 2022  Annual Rotary Art & Wine Festival - Mariposa, California
Mariposa County Courthouse Lawn.

May 28-29, 2022  Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival
Morgan Hill, California
Family fun festival with free admission.  Enjoy food galore at over 35 gourmet food booths in 2 food courts.  Learn the health benefits and how mushrooms are grown in the Mushroom Expo.  Learn the secrets and taste the flavors of local and regional chefs on the Chef Demonstration Stage.  Watch our amateur cooking contest where the winner will receive a golden ticket to the 2020 World Food Competition.  Shop at over 300 booths including our "Artists Area" for handcrafted arts & crafts and special deals from our Marketplace & commercial vendors.  Sit back and relax or get up and dance to the variety of live music on two stages.  Sip local wines & microbrews at our Premium Wine Tasting event or the many beer & wine gardens throughout the festival.  Kids will enjoy a variety of fun, games and rides in Munchkinland including strolling musicians and street performers.  There is something for everyone to enjoy!

May 28-29, 2022  81st Happy Valley Strawberry Festival
Anderson, California
This year's festival is packed with things to see and do: arts & crafts, entertainment, Little Miss Strawberry pageant, car, truck & tractor displays, and generous servings of sweet fresh strawberry treats.

May 29, 2022  Annual Vista Strawberry Festival - Vista, California
The Vista Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Vista Strawberry Festival, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center. Held on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend from 6:45 AM - 6:00 PM.  This year’s festival will be a day filled with fun, food, multiple entertainment stages, bands, carnival rides and local craft beer in the beer garden, and of course, strawberries!  The event will also host over 400 local vendors to showcase their local products to the community.  The Strawberry Festival is an entertaining event for all your family and friends that is sure to create new memories.  It is a free event to the public, so bring your family and friends and take part in the tradition of Vista!  The festival will be held in Historic Downtown Vista, beginning with the early morning Strawberry runs.  There are runs for children and all levels of adult runners.  If running isn’t your thing, there will also be the Miss Strawberry Pageant, cooking contests, pie eating contests, costume contests, Strawberry Idol, local artists and much more.   Attendance: 100,000.

May 31, 2022  Bartender Spirits Awards - San Francisco, California
The Bartender Spirits Awards will be the first spirits competition within the United States judged entirely by top bartenders within the industry.  The aim of the competition is to provide independent and honest reviews for brands targeting the U.S. bar trade. The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, all of them with extensive expertise within the on-premise industry.  Medals will be awarded to those spirits that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying spirits that should become additions to bar inventories. Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to the best-performing spirits based on the following three factors: taste; packaging; and price.

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May , 2021  VegFest L.A. - Los Angeles, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Check out the fastest growing movement of our times: a plant-based, compassionate lifestyle that's better for our health, better for our planet and much better for the animals! VegFest Los Angeles hits Woodley Park on Sunday, May 6th with delicious vegan food from some of LA's top restaurants, great music, a beer tent, vegan cooking demos, amazing speakers... and so much more!  It's all day and it's FREE! 20,000 people expected! Join the evolution! Peace begins on your plate!  Attendance: 20,000.

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May 2, 2020 - San Rafael Art & Wine Festival - San Rafael, California
The Festival, located on the 11-acre grounds of the historic 1888 Queen Anne Victorian Falkirk Cultural Center, will feature live music, wine tasting from regional wineries, arts and crafts from local and far artists alike, beer samples from local San Rafael Breweries, a festive food truck selection and more!

May 3, 2020  Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach
Los Angeles, 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.


May 14, 2020
Sustainable Wine Dinner Series
Los Angeles, California
Four evenings on April 16, May 14, June 10, and July 16, 2020, 6 to 9 pm, at the Zoo.  $150 per person.  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.

May 16, 2020  Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival
This year the Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival is celebrating with the theme of Heroes and Helpers honoring all of those people that have made a difference in our community.  We encourage you to invite your hero or helper to be a part of your entry – add him or her to your float, ask them to march with your group, or invite them to join you at this year’s parade.

May 16, 2020
Matsonian's West Coast Invitational Craft Brew Festival
Craft Beer has evolved. And we know your tastes have too. So, after 15 years of bringing you one of the region's best beer festivals, the original West Coast Brew Fest, we put together our collective minds to develop the next evolution - a Craft Brew Event where you can focus on the quality of the brew, on the talent of the brewer, on the wonder of the Golden Age of Beer.   Imagine a day of tokenless brew tasting where you can truly take your time to enjoy the art of the brew, the master craftsmanship in every batch, and the game-changing influence the West Coast brewing community has had on the entire beer industry.  The West Coast Invitational is more than a brew fest. It is an invitation only collective of a select group of amazing breweries brought together for your pure enjoyment.  Tickets are only $40 the day of event or $30 prepay. VIP Tickets also available. Get your tickets early, they promise to be hard to get. Proceeds benefit the Robla Education Foundation.  Attendance: 3,000.

May 17, 2020 - Cochon555 - San Francisco, California
Cochon555, the signature culinary competition featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause.

May 23-24, 2020  37th Annual Strawberry Festival
Arroyo Grande, California
As one of California's largest festivals, this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds.

May 29-31, 2020 - cityFEST 2020 - Foster City, California
Foster City Chamber of Commerce presents cityFEST, the Annual Festival - Foster City’s largest event – cityFEST!

May 30, 2020  Cochon555 - Los Angeles, California
5 - 7:30 pm.  Cochon555, the nation’s acclaimed culinary, wine and spirit celebration in support of charity and education. The events will feature more than 100 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working to create luxurious moments that educate the palate. The tour stated in Dallas and culiminates with the national finale, Grand Cochon, in Chicago. At each stop on the tour, five notable chefs are tasked with preparing a 200-pound pig and presenting a "Judge's Plate" that will be scored by celebrity judges and participants. The winner of each local competition will advance to the finale in late fall.

May 30-31, 2020  16th Annual Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and Merced River Fair - 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.

May 31-June 7, 2020  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 these organizations.

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May 1, 2019 - Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow
Rohnert Park, California
The Sonoma County Lodging Association invites you to join us for the Annual Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow fundraiser at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park. This entertaining night of great food, local wines, silent and live auction raises funds for local youth culinary arts programs. Programs like these are vital to our future, providing practical training and important job skills for our youth.

May 10, 2019 - 1st Annual China Basin Crab Crack!
San Francisco, California
On China Basin’s scenic wharf, right by the Giants Ballpark.  A ticket to the Crab Crack includes fine wines, craft beers and plenty of fresh local, San Francisco crab! A thoroughly delicious and decadent afternoon of seafood, friends and fun. After we eat, the Giants will play the Cincinnati Reds at the ballpark, right next door.  Pre-event ticket prices for the Crab Crack are $45 for China Basin Tenants, $55 for Non-Tenants and $65 on the day of the event.

May 17, 2019 - PIER 39 Spring Wine Pour - San Francisco, California
Stroll The PIER and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, light bites, exclusive discounts, and live music and entertainment from 4 – 8 PM. Don’t forget to make a reservation for dinner following the event at one of PIER 39’s restaurants!

May 17-19, 2019  Annual Lodi Zinfest - Lodi Lake Park, California
The signature tasting event in Lodi Wine Country.

May 17-19, 2019  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 17-19, June 14-16 and August 23-25, 2019.

May 18, 2019  The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, & Beer Tasting
Petaluma, California
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2019.  Due to schedule conflicts, there will be no Great Chili Cook-Off in 2019.  Check back with us for 2020!

May 19-24, 2019  Food As Medicine
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
Food As Medicine Professional Training Program: A Feast of Science & Wisdom.  UPCOMING EVENT: Food As Medicine for Women’s Health.  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. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine provides a curriculum for physicians, registered dietitians, and educators to bring back to their communities.

May 21, 2019  10th Annual Taste of North Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Featuring the Best of the Gourmet Ghetto. This wildly popular event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30pm. All proceeds will go directly to the Berkeley Lions Community Fund for charitable activities.  Tickets are $30.

May 31, 2019  Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series - Santa Cruz, California
Featuring wine from Clos LaChance Vineyards.  Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort, has announced the dates for its highly acclaimed Farm to Table Wine Dinner series that take place May through October. Now in its twelfth season, Executive Chef Pete Page and his culinary team prepare for a bountiful season of alfresco dining overlooking the Monterey Bay.  Through his carefully sourced and crafted menus, Chef Page takes guests on a culinary journey through the Central Coast showcasing the region's diverse abundance of fruits, vegetables, meats and produce inspired by the seasonal harvest. Guests have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the vintners, culinary staff as well as representatives from the featured farms.

May 31 - June 2, 2019  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.


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May 4-6, 2018 - BBQ & Beer Festival - Santa Clarita, California
The Producers of the Legendary California Beer Festival are proud to return with The Annual BBQ & Beer Festival, happening at Central Park in Santa Clarita.  This 3 day event will feature Mouthwatering BBQ, Live Entertainment, Large KID ZONE and Handcrafted Brew straight from the Local Breweries themselves!

May 5, 2018  Annual Ice Cream Social - Perris, California
Perris Community Services will be having a free ice cream social give away. So come on down to Monument Ranch Park and share this tasty treat with your community. Bring your friends and family, everyone is invited! While you’re there, see what upcoming events and activities we have to offer. What’s better than ice cream on a warm day?

May 12, 2018  13th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival
San Francisco, California
From 12 PM to 5 PM. In partnership with a local non-profit organization, Uncorked is a public event which provides an opportunity to taste, learn and experience wine from throughout Northern California.  Activities throughout the courtyards of Ghirardelli Square extending onto Beach Street, which will be closed to traffic.  Tasting tickets include a souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings.  All other activities at are free. There is no admission fee to enter the event. Other activities include cooking demonstrations by renown Bay Area chefs, seminars such as “Wine 101” and “Chocolate & Wine Pairings.” Musical entertainment.  Attendance: 7,500.

May 12-13, 2018  Spring Wine Trail Adventure - Madera, California
Enjoy Madera's beautiful countryside and lush vineyards in Spring time and wine taste at 9 participating wineries, listen to live music, and enjoy delicious food and gift shopping from various vendors.  TICKETS...$25 in advance, $30 the weekend of the event.  Tickets available now online.  HOW IT WORKS...With your ticket (printed or shown on your smartphone), start your tour at any participating winery, either Saturday or Sunday. At the winery you will receive a passport wine glass & wristband good for wine tasting all weekend. Taste a wide variety of local wines as you visit each participating winery on the Madera Wine Trail, and enjoy other activities and food is available for purchase.

May 19, 2018  9th Annual Armenian Food Fair & Fest
Montebello, California
Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral is proud to present the  Great entertainment all day long! While you enjoy delicious Armenian Food & Pastry, enjoy hours of Music and Fun. A food extravaganza featuring mouthwatering Armenian Food & Pastry prepared by community chefs.

May 20-21, 2018  Annual Galt Strawberry Festival - Galt, California

May 20-25, 2018  Santa Cruz Waves Beer Week - Santa Cruz, California
During Santa Cruz County Beer Week, craft beer events will be happening all over the county.

May 26-27, 2018  78th Happy Valley Strawberry Festival
Anderson, California
This year's festival is packed with things to see and do: arts & crafts, entertainment, Little Miss Strawberry pageant, car, truck & tractor displays, and generous servings of sweet fresh strawberry treats.


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May 2-3, 2017 - NLS Food Marketing Summit - Palm Springs, California
The ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level Executives in Marketing, Communications, Social Media and many other related fields within the food industry. Featuring thought leaders from the world's leading food manufacturers, discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.

May 13-14, 2017  BerryFest - Roseville, California
Placer County Fairgrounds.  Celebrating the harvest of the Strawberry with great food, contests, exhibits and entertainment all Mothers Day weekend.

May 20, 2017  SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo - Fairplex, Pomona, California
The SoCal BBQ Bash and Expo offers the ultimate blend of family entertainment and a down home BBQ experience. It is the ultimate BBQ festival and showdown. Held at the world renowned Fairplex, the event blends the high energy found in professional BBQ competition with best in food and entertainment.  Yeah, you can chow down of the Que but the festival also give you  a rare opportunity to learn from the nations top smokers. Cooking classes, demonstrations, workshops and exhibits will be open to the public.  Gain skills that can turn your backyard grill into a Food Network special.  Workshops and seminars are offered to improve your food IQ as well as increase profits  and awareness at home or in your food or catering business.  Bring the kids-A KIDS KORNER, featuring a KIDZ QUE and a KIDS Kooking Klass will have your children wanting to help bring in the bacon.  Award winning music and entertainment  featuring the legendary recording artist, Tierra, and an exhibit featuring WILD AND CRAZY, GRILLS, round out a day of full BBQ experience.  Yes there is Beer. A wide variety of food and beverages also share the stage.

May 20, 2017  Taste of Brews Inland Empire - Corona, California

May 20-21, 2017  Annual Boogie on the Avenue - Campbell, California
This popular Cajun-inspired celebration draws attendees from all over the Bay Area to enjoy the authentic food, live entertainment, unique arts and crafts and the enormous family fun zone.  Attendance: 60,000.

May 21, 2017  4th Annual Wine Tasting Benefit
Los Angeles, California
The Laurel Foundation’s Wine Tasting Benefit will bring together 15-20 wineries from the Northern and Southern California regions.  Held at a spectacular Hancock Park mansion, the event will have light food fare with special food pairing for the wine.  Sommeliers and wine stewards will be present to educated guests on each wine. In addition, the event will host a Silent Aution.   All to benefit The Laurel Foundation - serving over 500 children, youth and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

May 27, 2017  31st Annual California Festival of Beers
San Luis Obispo, California


events still waiting for new dates

May 1-3, 2016  Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers
Angelus Oaks, California
NO CAMP BLOGAWAY FOR 2016. Why?? Because the Big Daddy Conference for all foodies is coming to Los Angeles – the International Association of Culinary Professionals, April 1 – 3.

May 21, 2016  The Great Wine Festival - Irvine, California
We are sad to announce that the Great Wine Festival will not be returning in 2017.  The Great Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC), which is currently at risk of losing over 55% of its funding due to proposed federal budget cuts.  Our focus this year is establishing our Voices for Justice event as our primary annual fundraising event each October. We are working hard to bring the Great Wine Festival event back in the near future and will keep everyone posted on developments.

May 27-29, 2016  California Crawfish Festival - Oakland, California
A fun, family-friendly weekend in San Francisco, CA! You'll devour nearly 10,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, crab and shrimp and visit our amazing vendors. The 2016 California Crawfish Festival invites thousands of festival goers to experience the beauty of the San Francisco Bay for this annual weekend event.



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