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October 18-November 30, 2021
Sustainable Ag Expo
Atascadero, California

November 3-5, 2021
Annual Worlds of Flavor
Napa Valley, California
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival, considered to be the premier professional event on global cuisines and flavor trends in the country.

November 4-6, 2021 - The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival
Big Sur, California
A weekend of culinary and wine events in Big Sur, combining Hiking with Stemware, wine maker dinners, a Grand Tasting with a local cookbook and wine book signings and the chance to meet some of California's best wine makers.

November 4-6, 2021  Brew in LQ - La Quinta, California
La Quinta’s annual Brew in LQ, Craft Beer Fest is going on tour this year.  Enjoy craft beer from a variety of La Quinta restaurants and breweries as you treat your taste buds to some of the best eats in the Coachella Valley.  Visit participating locations for exclusive Brew in LQ offers.

November 5-6, 2021 - California Wine Festival Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, California
Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting, Paséa Hotel & Spa Sapphire Ballroom.  Beachside Wine Festival, Paséa Hotel & Spa Indoor and Outdoor.

November 5-7, 2021  A Wine & Food Affair - Sonoma County, California
Join us for a weekend of wine and food pairing. All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe in the cookbook, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.

November 5-15, 2021  San Diego Beer Week - San Diego, California
SDBW is a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego's breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.

November 6, 2021  Madera Pomegranate, Fruit, and Nut Festival
Madera, California
Pomegranate themed festival.  Vendors range from makeup, beauty salons, women’s wear to toy makers, business banks and nuts, jellies and pomegranate products. Free parking and entrance to the event. Free children’s art center hosted by Madera County Arts Council and fun activities by the City Parks and Community Services. Art show, Master Gardeners representing the Pomegranate, and music. Wine, beer and food vendors. (also: )

November 6, 2021  23rd Annual Pistachio Festival
Newberry Springs, California
Old fashioned family oriented festival, one day event, free admission & parking, featuring live music, food, merchandise vendors, lots of food and of course pistachios!  Annual event always held the first Saturday in November.


November 7-14, 2021 - Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival
San Diego, California
The Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.  The Festival is a week of epicurean experiences, featuring wine-tasting seminars, cooking classes led by award-winning chefs, wine and food tastings and more! More than 10,000 food aficionados from across the nation indulge in Southern California’s largest food and wine celebration. The Festival benefits culinary arts and oenology scholarships awarded by Fast Forward Futures, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and Women’s Wine Alliance.

November 9-10, 2021  International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS)
San Francisco, California
IBWSS will give supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, wineries, distilleries and other buyers a premier international platform to source bulk wine and spirits and meet private label suppliers.  By participating at this blockbuster event in San Francisco  you will walk away with the knowledge, connections, and relationships needed to prosper in the competitive U.S. bulk wine marketplace, private label business and contract bottling for years to come.

November 12, 2021  18th Annual Holiday Stroll - Los Altos, California
Join the Los Altos Village Association for the Annual Holiday Stroll through Downtown Los Altos. Discover unique gifts, enjoy sparkling lights, strolling carolers, shopping specials and fun at Downtown Los Altos shops.   End or begin your festive evening with dinner at one of our many fine restaurants.

November 12-13, 2021  Annual Garagiste Wine Festival
Paso Robles, California
Celebrating the Artisan Winemaker.  Welcome to Garagiste, a place for the underground, the different, and the cutting edge of small production winemaking with no rules.  Garagistes:  A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world. Syn: Rule-breakers, pioneers, renegades, mavericks, driven by passion.

November 14, 2021  Taco TKO - San Diego, California
It’s the Taco’ the Town and our city’s signature flavor of awesome…it’s the San Diego Taco. Ever wonder who makes the best taco in the city? Find out in the ultimate showdown to be named San Diego’s MOST AWESOME TACO. Chow down and vote for your favorite in this winner takes all competition between the most celebrated taco makers in the country! Your ticket to this Sunday throw down includes live music, tequila, beer, and of course…tacos!

November 19-21, 2021  Mountain Mandarin Festival - Auburn, California
Celebrates the new crop of locally grown Mandarin oranges, a Mandarin Recipe cooking contest, professional chef demonstrations, food, AGRO Art, local farmers selling freshly harvested Mandarin oranges, crafts and activities, free children’s area, live music and entertainment. Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2021 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

November 26-Dec 17, 2021  Annual Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Celebration - Grass Valley, California
Fridays: Nov 26; Dec 3, 10 & 17, 2021.  Downtown Grass Valley will be filled with the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas; carolers, musicians, fire pits, mistletoe, and chestnuts.  Look for Santa and Mrs Clause, and other holiday characters.  The event hosts craft and food vendors, and the town shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, tap houses and bars are open.  The streets will be awash in festive holiday décor, lights and sparkling windows.  Grass Valley Downtown Association(GVDA) will be opening a beer and wine booth on Mill Street to enhance the shopping experience.  Stroll the street with mulled wine and find your holiday treats.  Pause at the steps of the historic Union Building as the Cornish Carol Choir performs traditional homeland Christmas carols.  Enjoy the wide selection of holiday music amongst the trappings of a historic gold rush town.

November 27, 2021  Country Christmas in Julian - Julian, California
Christmas Tree Lighting. You can enjoy Julian’s holiday ambiance from Thanksgiving weekend through early January. Following are some scheduled activities that will add joy to your experience.  You can greet Santa a couple of times during the season, indulge in a Victorian Christmas tea, sing Christmas carols with costumed holiday carolers, sip a cup of hot chocolate or spiced cider. And you can watch the annual Living Nativity tableau, cuddle under a blanket while riding down Main Street in a carriage, take in a performance of The Christmas Carol starring Julian kids, stay in a cozy bed an breakfast that’s all decked out in holiday finery, or even stroll down a quiet country lane.

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November 27, 2020  San Rafael 41st Annual Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival - San Rafael, California
Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Festival. This event has become a well known San Francisco Bay Area Favorite. Join us to be part of this Holiday Tradition the day after Thanksgiving.  The event will feature activities such as the Holiday Marketplace from Noon to 8 pm ,The Parade of Lights at 5:30 pm, The Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 pm in the City Plaza and of course the meet and greet with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and all of their friends, right after.  The event is attended by people from all over the Bay Area. It also enjoys a very local feel and is known as a great destination for people. The event takes place the day after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t miss this great opportunity to take advantage of the Holiday shopping season.


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November 1-10, 2019  Mushroom Feast Mendocino!
Mendocino County, California
It’s that time of year when we celebrate the amazing gifts our local farmers produce, and even some gifts straight from Mother Nature herself– our marvelous Mendocino mushrooms! So, if you’re into the freshest mushrooms, delicious gourmet foods, epicurean cooking, and of course our award-winning wines, beers and distilled spirits, then get ready for a fantastic event, spanning the first two weekends in November.

November 2, 2019 - Escondido Tamale Festival - Escondido, California
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and other great Latin foods. It's a reminder of the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers and a show of appreciation for the traditions that have become part of our culture today. Mark your calendars and come to Escondido in North San Diego County for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California!

November 2, 2019  San Diego Beer Guild Fest - San Diego, California
Join the San Diego Brewers Guild and more than 60 independent breweries for Guild Fest, taking place at a new location — Embarcadero Marina Park North in Downtown San Diego. This annual event celebrates SD Beer Week and the independent brewing community that makes it all possible. The official kick-off party to San Diego Beer Week, Guild Fest will showcase new, exciting features, including delicious craft beer from San Diego and beyond, a pre-party harbor cruise and more!

November 7, 2019 - Taste of Anderson Valley
Anderson Valley, California
Taste world-class Pinot Noirs, Sparkling Wines, Alsace-style Aromatic White wines, delicious Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, and more.  Meet the winemakers and make connections with winegrowers from this unique appellation.  Buy wines directly from participating wineries on-site, and/or place orders to fulfill after the event.  Bid on silent auction lots featuring large format hand-signed bottles from our participating wine producers.

November 7, 2019 - 122nd Annual Merchants' Lunch and Country Store
Fresno, California
The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  California's Oldest Armenian Church welcomes the Thanksgiving Season to the Great Central Valley of the Golden State with an ethnic food fair offering beef filet and garlic chicken kebab and a country store featuring the abundant produce of interior California and an array of homemade breads, pastries, and comestibles.  Guests will receive copies of one of the first ethnic Armenian recipes ever televised.

November 16, 2019  Burbank Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair
Burbank, California
The Social Event Of The Year is coming to Downtown Burbank! The Burbank Winter Wine Walk will be a great kickoff to the Holiday Season with a Tree Lighting, Live Entertainment and Snow Fall At The Main Stage All FREE to the Public!

November 16-17, 2019 - The Nourished Festival - San Mateo, California
The Largest Gluten Free, Allergy & Special Diet Festival in the United States.  Whether you're looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be!

November 29-Dec 1, 2019  45th Annual Sonora Christmas Craft & Music Festival - Sonora, California
This highly regarded festival features over 150 great quality craft artists, up tempo and varied music, street performers, costumed elves and twinkle trees, carolers, a wide selection of home-cooking style festival kitchens and bake shops, all in festive, brightly colored craft halls. The “Spirit of Christmas” is definitely present here! Also, don’t miss the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Sonora on Friday.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events waiting for new dates

November 3, 2018  14th Annual Pinot Days Grand Festival
San Francisco, California
Our original city, Pinot Days San Francisco launched a decade of seriously fun events featuring pinot noir and the passionate, fascinating winemakers who craft it. Now our biggest event, Pinot Days San Francisco has become the largest single gathering of pinot noir producers in the world, with scores of small, thematic, intimate events around the Bay leading up to our Grand Festival at the Bespoke at Westfield. Love pinot? There is no better place to immerse yourself in it than Pinot Days San Francisco – a must, a labor of love for us, and the place and time for pinot noir to sit on its much-deserved pedestal.

November 4-16, 2018 - Taste of Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, California
America’s most renowned chefs come together at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel to share their cuisine at an exceptional event. Capturing the flavors of traditional American favorites infused with each chef’s unique twists—from modern cosmopolitan flair, to bold Asian flavors to delightful French influences—each dish complements the next.  During the event, you'll enjoy cooking demonstrations, a reception where you'll mix and mingle with the chefs, and a fabulous five-course dinner paired with wine.

November 8, 2018 - Spain's Great Match - Los Angeles, California
Wines from Spain is pleased to host the Annual Spain’s Great Match, an annual event organized by the Trade Commission of Spain in which American importers and distributors of wines present the latest vintages of the Spanish wines in their portfolio to wine industry professionals and consumers. For wine novices and connoisseurs alike, discover Spain’s wine, food, and design at Spain’s Great Match. Trade & Press 12 pm; Public 6:30 pm.

November 8, 2018  Autumn Armenian Food Bazaar
Fresno, California
No Website.
California’s oldest Armenian Congregation will mark the silver anniversary of a congregational cookbook at its annual harvest season community luncheon.  The 121st annual gathering will feature lunch at $15 per person.  Photographs, paintings, and artifacts depicting 121 years of Central California ministry will be on display during the culinary event.  Meals will be available to guests for dine-in, take-out, or drive through.  More information is available by calling (559) 237-6638, faxing (559) 237-9526, or e-mailing [email protected]

November 15, 2018  Russian River Valley Single Vineyard Night
San Francisco, California
Join Russian River Valley Winegrowers for an amazing tasting experience of Russian River Valley single vineyard wines, plus food, music, and silent auction. Nearly 30 wineries will be pouring small-lot, single vineyard wines from the Russian River Valley, including premier Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. Guests will dine on delicious small bites, passed hors d’oeuvres and tasty street tacos.

November 16, 2018  The Whisky Extravaganza - Los Angeles, California
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

November 25-December 7, 2018  Grand Grape Celebration
Yosemite National Park, California
Prominent winemakers showcase their vintages at Yosemite National Park, with wine tastings, seminars and gala dinners.  Nov 25-28; Nov 28-30; Dec 2-5; Dec 5-7, 2018.

November 30, 2018  PIER 39 Winter 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!

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

November 2, 2017 - Taste of Fremont - Fremont, California
The inaugural Taste of Fremont as several Livermore Valley Wineries showcase, present and offer tastings on their marvelous wines at Campo di Bocce Fremont. This is a very special event because each attendant will have the unique opportunity to buy their favorite Livermore Valley Wines at a special Taste of Fremont price. It’s a perfect opportunity to stock up for holiday parties and gifts. Food will be provided by Campo di Bocce of Fremont.

events still waiting for new dates

November 12-13, 2016  6th Annual Italian Festival
La Quinta, California
A community event to celebrate the Italian heritage and culture! With this event, Desert Arc is acknowledging the generous donation of land for our current campus from the Western Italian Golf Association in 1983…and the Italian heritage of Richard Balocco, Desert Arc President & CEO.  This event will have different types of vendors, performers, and a Family Fun Zone.

November 19, 2016  Fried Crab Festival - Richmond, California


events still waiting for new dates

November 15, 2015  Menudo & Pozole Food Festival
Los Angeles, California



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