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May 1-3, 2015  La Habra Spring Citrus Fair
La Habra, California
The 'Back to the Farm' themed fair is four fun-filled days,jam packed with thrilling rides, exciting stage shows, delicious food and fabulous merchandise. Exciting Rides, Beer and Wine Garden, Great Food, Farmer's Exhibits, Free Entertainment, FFA Livestock, and More!

May 9, 2015  10th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival - San Francisco, Calif.
From 1 PM to 6 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 are $55 for general admission $85 for VIP admission hosted by SF Magazine. 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 will be provided by Hard Rock Cafe.


May 10, 2015  MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 14-17, 2015  Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival 2015
Paso Robles, California
Paso Robles Wine Festival is the marquee tasting event held along California's Central Coast. Always the third weekend in May. The delicious wine of Paso Robles is complemented by local epicurean delights, featured throughout the weekend.  Winemaker dinners, live music and open house festivities at area wineries throughout Paso Robles Wine Country.

May 16, 2015  West Coast Invitational - Sacramento, California
The West Coast Invitational, a Craft Brewing Experience, is the natural evolution of the traditional beer festival. Organized by the group that created the world famous West Coast Brew Fest and the Northern California Blues Festival, the West Coast Invitational brings together the best brewers of the West Coast including California, Oregon, and Washington, together in one amazing location along the Sacramento River just outside of Downtown Sacramento. Featuring TOKENLESS tasting of over 120 craft brews from more than 50 Breweries, live music from local bands and incredible food, the WCI promises to be a day you will never forget. Proceeds benefit the Robla Education Foundation. Designated Driver discounts available.

May 17, 2015  Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, 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 23, 2015  1st Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest
Freemont, California
The Fremont Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 1st Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM!  The event will feature beer sampling from Bay Area craft breweries, wine, burgers and sliders from local food vendors and restaurants, live entertainment, a kid zone, bistro style seating areas and a cooking demonstration.  Attendance is free. If attendees would like to participate in beer sampling, they will pay a small fee. Tickets will be available on our website for a pre-sale early bird discount rate and onsite the day of the event. Ticket sales on the day of the event will be "Cash Only."  Don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in one of the Bay Area’s newest and delicious events!


May 23-24, 2015  Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
Morgan Hill, California
The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival, now in its 36th year of turning Memorial Day weekend into a celebration of the mushroom, has big plans for the free event in downtown Morgan Hill, California.   The two-day festival of family-fun includes live entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts, gourmet offerings, mushroom education, strolling musicians, street performers, and several city blocks of unique booths. For children, Munchkinland captivates kids with rides, games and continuous entertainment.   The festival raises funds for educational scholarships, which are granted annually and provides an opportunity for many local non-profit organizations, clubs and schools to create awareness of their cause.  Mushrooms, the region’s predominant local crop, are the stars of the festival with opportunities for guests to taste fresh, locally grown mushrooms and learn about their important health benefits.

May 29-31, 2015  OC Spring Home & Garden Show 2015
Anaheim, California
Largest Home Show in both LA & Orange Counties!   Expected attendance:  Over 10,000 people.

May 29-31, 2015  Horse Town Brew n' Que Festival - Norco, California
Food, Competition Barbecue, Live Entertainment and Craft Beer. Over 60 barbecue teams, micro and craft brewers from California, Nevada and Arizona compete for $10,000 in cash, prizes and bragging rights. Both beer and barbeque will be available to sample and attendees may cast a vote for their favorite craft beer or barbecue. Food lectures, brewing demonstrations and other activities will also be featured.

May 31, 2015  Flavors of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Flavors of Los Angeles spotlights premier local restaurants and chefs to create a high-end, exclusive, gourmet experience. We are proud these renowned chefs are working with the American Liver Foundation in our fight to promote awareness and raise money to promote liver health, disease prevention, education and research.

May 31, 2015  34th 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 60 premium wineries and food from 30 food purveyors and 10 local restaurants and chefs.  15 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.

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May 1-31, 2014  Gilroy's Spring Wine Trail - Gilroy, California
A Gilroy Wine Trail ticket gives it's holder a discount at participating winners and businesses. Spring Wine Trail tickets are valid in May. A whole month to enjoy all participating wineries, taste your favorites and enjoy exclusive discounts!

May 3, 2014  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 3-4, 2014  19th Annual Clayton Art & Wine Festival
Clayton, California
Stroll along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California's wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine artisans and unique craft exhibits.  Youngsters will love Kiddieland with lots of games and fun. Listen to non-stop live entertainment while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes from the International Food Court. Take a few minutes to visit the fascinating Clayton Historical Society on Main Street. It's a fun day that the whole family can enjoy and the event is free.

May 3-4, 2014  Yosemite Grant Wine Celebration - Madera, California
Proudly honoring the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite National Park grant, this NEW event is a celebration not to miss! Enjoy wine tasting at each participating winery, live music, delicious food and Yosemite themed activities, art and gift shopping! See below for activities happening at each winery.

May 4, 2014  Taste of the Town - Santa Clarita, California
Join us for the 26th 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 beautiful garden setting of Mann Biomedical Park.  All proceeds benefit Child & Family Center.

May 6, 2014  Spring Taste of North Berkeley - Berkeley, California
With Berkeley Lions Club to benefit Community Fund - Restaurant Walk with sampling at eateries, shops and galleries.

May 8, 2014  UC Cooperative Extension 100th Anniversary
Various, California
UC Cooperative Extension launches its first crowd-sourced science project on May 8 to commemorate the organization's 100th anniversary.  On May 8, 1914, the president signed an act of Congress to channel scientific advances from university research to everyday people working and living in the United States. On May 8, 2014, California residents will collaborate on a dataset that further connects public higher education with community.  Everyone in California is invited to take part. To participate, go to and record your observations on three questions:  • How many pollinators do you see?  • How do you conserve water?  • Where is food grown in your community?

May 8-11, 2014  Gator By the Bay - San Diego, California
The Zydeco Blues and Crawfish Festival celebrates its 13th anniversary 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.

May 9-10, 2014  9th Annual Paradise Chocolate Festival - Paradise, Calif
Experience a chocolate paradise on the Paradise/Magalia ridge in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and overlooking the Sacramento Valley. Chocolate Queen pageant, Chocolate Chase fun run, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge and more. A benefit for non-profit youth organizations on the ridge.

May 9-11, 2014  OC Night Market - Costa Mesa, California
Continuing our mission statement to further provide a platform for small and local businesses, the 626 Night Market is going to the OC! 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. So don't be shy. Come on by.

May 10, 2014  The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, & Beer Tasting
Petaluma, California
17th Annual event. Feel the heat as restaurants, businesses, clubs and individuals compete for the top chili and beer honors in Northern California. Sample gourmet, homemade, and veggie chili recipes, and stay for outdoor music, dancing and world class beers.  This event benefits Cinnabar Theater Youth Program.

May 10-11, 2014  BerryFest - Roseville, California
Celebrating the harvest of the Strawberry with great food, contests, exhibits and entertainment all Mothers Day weekend.

May 13, 2014  18th UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference
Los Angeles, California
Professionals attending this highly regarded conference include approximately 350 restaurant operating companies, owners, C-level executives, lenders, private equity investors, investment bankers, suppliers, and professional advisors.

May 15-18, 2014  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 16-18, 2014  Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers
Angelus Oaks, California
Camp Blogaway Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers. Where foodies better their blogging, Camp Blogaway takes place in the sunny, peaceful San Bernardino Mountains.  Non-stop blogging education and enlightenment, speaker panels, sponsored activities and swag.

May 16-18, 2014  10th Annual Lodi Zinfest - Lodi Lake Park, California
The signature tasting event in Lodi Wine Country.

May 16-18, 2014  Cooking for Solutions - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Calif
Enjoy three days of remarkable culinary experiences with some of the finest chefs in North America. From our fabulous Friday Gala to small-group Food and Wine Adventures and the exciting Sustainable Seafood Challenge, you'll have a weekend of fun opportunities to enjoy great chefs, fine food and wine, and to discover ways to save the oceans—one meal at a time.  More than 70 Chefs & 60 Wineries. 
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May 16-18, 2014  17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Philo, California
Taste Anderson Valley Pinot Noir from more than 40 vintners while enjoying gourmet small bites and music in the vineyards at Goldeneye Winery. Learn all about Pinot Noir at the technical conference on Friday (includes lunch). Join us for a casual BBQ at Scharffenberger Cellars Friday evening and dine with the winemakers at Saturday evening dinners held in Anderson Valley and on the Mendocino coast. On Sunday, visit the wineries during their open houses for special tastings, seminars, food pairings, and more. It's a weekend of food, wine and entertainment not to be missed!

May 16-18, 2014  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 17-18, 2014  California Strawberry Festival - 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 17, 2014  Armenian Food Fair & Fest - Montebello, California
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 and Pastry prepared by community chefs.

May 17, 2014  15th Annual West Coast Brew Fest - Sacramento, Calif
The West Coast Brew Fest is an brewer's festival designed for brew fest lovers, by brew fest lovers. With Tokenless (read ulimited) Beer Tasting of over 140 different beers, Great Food from local vendors, & Live Music along the beautiful Sacramento River, this event is is truly the best brew fest on the West Coast! Tickets are only $40 the day of event or $35 prepay on  our website. Get your tickets early, they promise to be hard to get. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento Urban League.

May 17, 2014  31st Annual Tiburon Wine Festival - San Francisco, Calif
Located in one of the most picturesque waterfront communities in the world, The Tiburon Wine Festival is San Francisco’s premier outdoor wine event. Breathtaking views, world class wines (vintages from over 60 premium wineries) savory food from over 20 restaurants and vendors, a giant silent auction, and live entertainment - this event is not to be missed.

May 17, 2014  Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival - Santa Rosa, Calif
The 120th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and 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 17, 2014  Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters
Burbank, California
The California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 17, 2014 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.  This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries.  “Winemasters” has raised almost $26 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

May 17-18, 2014  22nd 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 17-18, 2014  Annual Boogie on the Bayou - 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 17-18, 2014  19th Annual Galt Strawberry Festival - Galt, California
The Galt Strawberry Festival is now in its 19th year with attendance reaching over 25,000 and climbing annually. Each year we grow and change, add some new and refine the old. Our car show proved extremely successful last year and will be bigger and better this year. The Festival has become a destination throughout Northern California and the pride of Galt. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in this annual event.

May 18, 2014  California Jazz & Wine Fest - Thousand Oaks, California
Live jazz, gourmet food and wine tasting will highlight the 3rd Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest. Cool jazz, rock and R&B performed by top musicians including the progressive rock/jazz band Ambrosia will fill the air while festivalgoers enjoy sampling wine, beer and freshly prepared foods from southern California's finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers. Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds support Conejo Valley high school music programs. Tickets: $55 per person.

May 18, 2014  5th Annual Hall Cabernet Cookoff - St. Helena, California
Professional chef teams and amateur home cooks will serve up dishes paired perfectly with HALL Cabernet Sauvignon and compete to win money for their favorite Napa Valley non-profits. Taste each dish, vote for your favorites and enjoy incredible wines!

May 23-24, 2014  28th Annual California Festival of Beers
San Luis Obispo, California
The California Festival of Beers is one of the largest and oldest regional beer festivals in California. Each year attendees sample, learn, and enjoy beers from over six dozen breweries from around the world. Growing from a humble event in the back parking lot of a local pub in San Luis Obispo, the California Festival of Beers has become one of the largest and oldest festivals paying tribute to beer.

May 23-25, 2014  Newport Beach Wine Festival - Newport Beach, Calif
Acclaimed Winemakers, our celebrated chefs and Master Sommeliers will serve as the guides- captivating festival goers with educational seminars and wine events with endless tasting tables.

May 23-26, 2014  Garden Grove Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove, Calif
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival celebrates its 56th year, making it not only one of the largest community festivals in the western US, but also one of the oldest.

May 24, 2014  73rd Happy Valley Strawberry Festival - Anderson, Calif
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 24, 2014  31st Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival
San Francisco, California
Sample hundreds of incredible beers from some of the best craft brewers in the world. Taste a delicious variety of offerings from some of San Francisco’s best restaurants.

May 24-25, 2014  31st Annual Strawberry Festival - Arroyo Grande, Calif
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 24-25, 2014  Russian River Valley Pinot Classic
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 Winegrowers (RRVW) is pleased to introduce the Pinot Classic, taking place during Memorial Day Weekend. Celebrating the Russian River Valley AVA, this exciting new event includes seminars, Passport to Pinot, and the highly anticipated Paulée dinner. You’ll explore the wines reigning from this unique wine region in Sonoma County learn about the tradition and timely relevance of this bright and beautiful varietal.

May 25, 2014  25th Annual Flower & Food Festival - Larkspur, California
An exciting daylong schedule of colorful festivities surrounding the theme of flower related arts & crafts and gourmet food exhibitors. The event will feature the cooking demonstration stage showcasing Larkspur's renowned Chefs and Restaurants.

May 29-31, 2014  World Tea Expo - Long Beach, California
World Tea Expo is the premier business-to-business event dedicated to specialty tea; it's the three days each year when industry members determine trends, optimize product lines, increase knowledge and network with peers.

May 30-June 1, 2014  Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Temecula, California
Hot Air Balloons, Music, Food and Wine.

May 30-June 1, 2014  BottleRock Napa Valley Music & Food Festival
Napa, California
The ultimate celebration of music, wine, food, comedy, and beer, bringing today's hottest talents to the heart of Downtown Napa. The lineup is filled with more than 60 artists and 12 top comedians.  Dozens of Napa Valley restaurants and chefs will provide the ultimate variety of offerings for food lovers throughout the festival, and wine aficionados will enjoy samplings from over 40 top wineries in a region known for wine.

May 30-June 8, 2014  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.

May 31, 2014  6th Annual Southern California EGGfest - Upland, California
An event dedicated to the world's greatest smoker and grill, the Big Green Egg.  Cooks come from all over to showcase their talents. There are demo Eggs available for people who wish to take an Egg for a test run.

May 31, 2014  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.

May 31, 2014  Springfest Food and Wine Festival - Sylmar, California
Enjoy and experience the rich flavors of Latin America prepared by our award-winning Culinary Arts Institute. Los Angeles Mission College Foundation.

May 31-June 1, 2014  Arts and Wine Festival - Foster City, California
The 43rd annual festival will feature live entertainment, a talent show, arts & crafts, festival food, wine & beer and a carnival.

May 31-June 1, 2014  10th 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.

May 31-June 1, 2014  55th Artichoke 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.

May 31-June 1, 2014  33rd 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

May 31-June 1, 2014  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.


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May 2, 2013  1st Annual Uncorked on Fourth Wine Walk - Berkeley, California
The tasting event will be located throughout the Fourth Street Shops in Berkeley and will include restaurants and merchants offering wine samples, finger foods and special treats.  Attendees wishing to participate in the sampling program may purchase on-site tickets for $25 or advance tickets for $20 via the website.  Participants will receive a wine glass and map with all of the tasting locations. Ticket sales on the day of the event will be "Cash Only."  Don’t miss this unique and affordable event - experience the flavor of Fourth Street.

May 10, 2013  Forks, Corks & Kegs - Visalia, California
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Foodie Fest presents Forks, Corks & Kegs an incredible "Foodie" event featuring the most delicious tastes of Central California's rich anagricultural produce and products. Decadent tastes and samples will be offered up for sipping, dipping and swirling! Fine cuisine, wines and crafted beers along with spirits of many flavors will be available at the event for your tasting enjoyment.  Billed as 'California's Most Delicious Adventure', this years  Forks, Corks and Kegs will showcase celebrity chefs in "Taste"cooking  contests in Kitchen Stadium during the evening.

May 18, 2013  Keg, Cork & Fork - Red Bluff, California
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The "Keg, Cork & Fork Fest" fundraiser will feature live music and fine wine, craft beer and gourmet food tasting provided by some of the most popular wineries, breweries and restaurants in the north state, spotlighting Tehama, Shasta and Butte counties.  There is no charge for vendors to participate in the event and an on-site alcohol license will be covered by the Elk's Lodge. Electricity will also be provided. Those interested in vending are invited to call (530) 727-8080 or visit the website for additional details.

May 18, 2013  The Bull Burger Battle - San Marcos, California
The Bull Burger Battle is a great family event. Everyone who attends can enter to win great prizes like a trip to Las Vegas, a portable bar, a BBQ rubs and sauces gift kit and more.  Bull BBQ Grill Master and Culinary Director Chef Jeff Parker will be giving free grilling classes and amazing us with his mastery of the grill.  There will be a bounce house for the kids and a DJ providing great music.  The event will run from 9 am to 4 pm, so even if you can't grill, you can have a great time at the event. Bring the family and enjoy the show.

May 24-27, 2013  Rock of VintAges - Oxnard, California
A one-of-a-kind four-day celebration of music and wine this Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy great wine from eight local wineries while listening to some of your favorite music. Buy your Passport to enjoy wine tastings from the wineries during the day; and buy concert tickets for live performances in the cellars of your choice at night.


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

May 5, 2012  Cinco de Drinko - Bishop, California
A craft beer and Mexican beer tasting event with unlimited tastings, street tacos, live homebrew demo and homebrew contest judging.

May 5, 2012  Wine Experiencia 2012 - San Miguel, California
We will have over 30 local wineries pouring their finest wines, olive oil tasting, beer tasting,  food provided by over a dozen local restauranteurs/caterers, displays by local artists/artisians, live entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds are to benefit the continued retrofit and restoration of Mission San Miguel. Tickets are $40.00 advance per person or $45.00 at the door.

May 6, 2012  IE Food Truck Festival - Ontario, California
This one day community event will celebrate delicious eats from over 40 gourmet food trucks, entertainment, and fun for the entire family!

May 12, 2012  3rd Annual Morgan Hill No Bull BBQ Cook Off
Morgan Hill, California
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Do you like Barbeque?  If you like to cook or eat barbecue, this is the event for you. Enjoy live music, beer, wine and a good time.


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May 1-2, 2010  Taste of Ladera - North Ladera Ranch, California
A premier food and music festival in Ladera Ranch that promises loads of fun for the entire family.  We are proud to be the community’s signature fundraising event that helps local schools, youth programs and other local nonprofits.  Through the years, the event has spun into South Orange County’s biggest party, celebrating the finest local cuisine, music and community fun.



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May 16, 2009  Gluten Free Faire - Sacramento, California (no website)
10am- 2pm - St. Marks UMC, Fellowship Hall. 2391 Sacramento, CA 95864.  For additional information please call 916-483-8546   Only $1 Admission to Sacramento's 1st Gluten Free Faire sponsored by the Celiac Sprue Association, Chapter 24. Opportunity to receive a free blood test for celiac disease, door prize drawing ticket, sample and purchase gluten-free items from both local and well-known gluten free companies.



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