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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 14, 2017  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 19-21, 2017  OC Spring Home & Garden Show
Anaheim, California
Largest Home Show in both LA & Orange Counties!   Expected attendance:  Over 10,000 people.
 

 

2016 CALIFORNIA MAY 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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May 1, 2016 - 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 1, 2016 - 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 beautiful garden setting of Mann Biomedical Park.  All proceeds benefit Child & Family Center.

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 1-5, 2016  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.

May 3, 2016  7th 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:  (also: http://gourmetghetto.org/Events_and_Classes )

 

May 4-8, 2016  38th Annual Selma Raisin Festival - Selma, California
Celebrating in Selma, "Raisin Capital of the World" with a carnival, entertainment, pageant, crafts, and competitions in art, baking, floriculture, photography and poetry.

May 5-8, 2016  Gator By the Bay 2016 - 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 7, 2016  11th Annual Paradise Chocolate Festival
Paradise, California
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 7, 2016  11th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival
San Francisco, California
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.  Attendance: 7,500.

 

May 7, 2016  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 7, 2016  The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, & Beer Tasting
Petaluma, California
19th 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 7, 2016  14th Annual San Fernando Valley Food & Wine Festival
Sylmar, California
Presented by Los Angeles Mission College Foundation.  Wine Tasting - Cusine - Live Music.

May 7-8, 2016  BerryFest - Roseville, California
Celebrating the harvest of the Strawberry with great food, contests, exhibits and entertainment all Mothers Day weekend.

May 13-15, 2016  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. May 13-15, June 17-19 and August 26-28, 2016.

May 13-15, 2016  12th Annual Lodi Zinfest - Lodi Lake Park, California
The signature tasting event in Lodi Wine Country.

May 14, 2016  Annual Tiburon Wine Festival - San Francisco, California
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 14, 2016  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 $27 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

May 14-15, 2016  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 15, 2016  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 18-19, 2016  TIA Convention & Trade Exposition
San Diego, California
Tortilla Industry Association Annual Convention & Trade Expo.

May 19-22, 2016  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, 2016  34th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival
Paso Robles, California
Enjoy fine wines from 70+ wineries at the 34th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival,  The event kicks-off Thursday with a selection of Winemaker Dinners. On Friday select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event.  Start your morning on Saturday with a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar. Following the seminar, more than 80 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by “regions” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure.  Travel beyond the Park to explore more than 140 winery events throughout the weekend including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samples, and so much more!

May 20-22, 2016  19th annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Anderson Valley, California
This unique festival invites wineries from around the country to pour their Pinot Noir produced with 100% Anderson Valley fruit. The Event has programs over the course of four days and includes a full day Technical Conference, BBQ in the vineyard, Grand Tasting and multiple Open Houses throughout the valley. Open House events will be held at participating local wineries and will include tastings, seminars, food and wine pairings, and more (a list of winery open houses can be found on the website above).  Open House events are FREE. Tickets to all of the events listed above are now on sale.

May 20-22, 2016  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 20-22, 2016  Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Temecula, California
Hot Air Balloons, Music, Food and Wine.

May 21, 2016  33rd Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival
San Francisco, California
Pouring strong for 33 years, the San Francisco International Beer Festival at iconic Fort Mason offers revelers the chance to sample hundreds of the best local and imported craft beers paired with scrumptious food from San Francisco restaurants in a waterfront setting. This is the West Coast original, and all proceeds go to help a local nonprofit preschool. Help keep families in San Francisco, one beer at a time.

May 21, 2016  Taste of Brews Inland Empire - Corona, California
Taste of Brews marks its triumphant return to Riverside’s White Park for  the 5th Annual Taste of Brews Inland Empire featuring unlimited tastes of  premium craft beers and hard ciders.  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Riverside.  More than three dozen craft breweries and hard ciders ranging from  hometown favorites to regional standouts from San Diego, Orange County and  Los Angeles.  Invitees include Hangar 24, Sons of Liberty, Wicks, Bootleggers,  Stone, Delicious Science, Sam Adams, Ace Cider, Wiens, Einstock, Founders and  many more. Food:   A variety of food and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets: Prices begin at $30 for 3 hour tasting tickets (1pm to 4pm) and $40 for  4 hour tasting tickets (noon to 4pm).  All tickets include unlimited 4oz tastes, live  entertainment and access to meals for purchase. Music: All attendees will be treated to live musical entertainment.

May 21, 2016  The Great Wine Festival - Irvine, California
At the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, in the historic Hangar 244 and adjoining Promenade.  Irvine is a city in Orange County, California.  VIP hour is from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, general tickets are from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Live entertainment.  We will have numerous wineries, a few spirits, non-alcoholic beverages, and food from various restaurants and caterers in the area.  The Great Wine Festival will benefit Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides free and low- cost legal services to individuals of Southern California who might otherwise be denied access to justice.  All proceeds from the Great Wine Festival go directly to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County.

May 21, 2016  Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival
Santa Rosa, California
The 122nd 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 21, 2016  West Coast Invitational - Sacramento, California
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 $50 the day of event or $40 prepay. VIP Tickets also available. Get your tickets early, they promise to be hard to get. Proceeds benefit the Robla Education Foundation.

May 21-22, 2016  21st Annual Galt Strawberry Festival - Galt, California
The Galt Strawberry Festival is now in it’s 20th 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 21-22, 2016  24th 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 21-22, 2016  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 21-22, 2016  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 27-28, 2016  Newport Beach Wine Festival
Newport Beach, California
Kick off the summer at Balboa Bay Resort’s 13th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival – a celebration of fine wine and amazing cuisine over the Memorial Day weekend.  The idyllic waterfront setting at Balboa Bay Resort provides the perfect backdrop for exciting and interactive food and wine experiences celebrated over three incredible days.

May 27-28, 2016  30th 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.  Attendance: 4,000.

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.

May 27-29, 2016  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, like last year's Snoop Dogg-Chef Morimoto sushi-rolling segment. Past highlights include appearances and demonstrations by Iron Chef Marc Forgione, Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, Larry Forgione of the Culinary Institute of America and Top Chef Mei Lin.

May 27-30, 2016  58th 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, 2016  Rotary Art & Wine Festival - Mariposa, California
Mariposa County Courthouse Lawn.

May 28, 2016  76th 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 28-29, 2016  33rd 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 28-29, 2016  Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
Morgan Hill, California
The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival, now in its 37th 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, 2016  Vista Strawberry Festival - Vista, California
Strawberry everything, Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands, local craft brews, carnival rides, and contests! 300+ vendors that include strawberry desserts, food, crafts, and local shops.  Contests include: Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie-Eating and many more! Prizes galore!   Attendance: 100,000.
 

 

2015 CALIFORNIA MAY 2015
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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 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 30-31, 2015  Arts and Wine Festival - Foster City, California
The 44th annual festival will feature live entertainment, a talent show, arts & crafts, festival food, wine & beer and a carnival.
 

 

2014 CALIFORNIA MAY 2014
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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 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 http://beascientist.ucanr.edu 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 17, 2014  15th Annual West Coast Brew Fest - Sacramento, Calif
Replaced by the West Coast Invitational: A Craft Brewing Experience.  See California May 16, 2015 (Sacramento)

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 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.
 

 

2013 CALIFORNIA MAY 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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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
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
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 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.
 

 

2012 CALIFORNIA MAY 2012
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events

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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
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.
 

 

2010 CALIFORNIA MAY 2010
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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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.
 

 

2009 CALIFORNIA MAY 2009
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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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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