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November 4, 2015  Russian River Valley Single Vineyard Night
Russian River Valley, California
Join Russian River Valley Winegrowers for an amazing tasting experience of Russian River Valley Single Vineyard wines. More than 30 winemakers and winegrowers 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 also be treated so small bites from the Spinster Sisters, including chili rubbed flank steak with avocado salsa and madras curry chicken puffs among other delectable tastes, plus exquisite cheeses from Freestone Artisan Cheese.  Silent Auction And Instant Cellar Raffle


November 5-7, 2015
The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival - Big Sur, California
Event cancelled for 2015. Will return November 3-5, 2016.

November 5-7, 2015
5th Annual Garagiste 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 6, 2015  Whisky Live - Los Angeles, California
The very best whiskies of the world under one roof. Mingle with producers and distillers, independent bottlers and brand ambassadors and meet the stars of the industry.

November 6-7, 2015  San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
San Diego, California
Join us for the 13th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival presented by Harrah’s Resort Southern California at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego. This two day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 50 San Diego County breweries! The event raises funds for Surfrider Foundation, Fight ALD, and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

November 6-8, 2015  Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend - San Diego, California
The ultimate celebration of food, fitness and fun. The weekend is jam-packed with a VIP cocktail party, a 5k run, gourmet food tastings, a fitness bootcamp, yoga demonstrations, tons of amazing giveaways, and more!

November 6-15, 2015  Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival
Mendocino County, California
Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties -- including the rare candy cap mushroom, with its intense maple-syrup flavor and sweet fragrance -- that grows only along the northern coast of California. The pinnacle of mushroom season is Mendocino County’s annual Mushroom Festival

November 6-15, 2015  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 7, 2015
Madera Pomegranate 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 7, 2015  18th 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 7-8, 2015  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 7-8, 2015  5th 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 8-December 4, 2015  Annual Vintners' Holidays
Yosemite National Park, California
Prominent winemakers showcase their vintages at Yosemite National Park, with wine tastings, seminars and gala dinners.  Session #1 - Nov 8-10, 2015;  Session #2 - Nov  11-12, 2015;  Session #3 - Nov 15-17, 2015;  Session #4 - Nov 18-19, 2015;  Session #5 - Nov 29-Dec 1, 2015;  Session #6 - Dec 2-3, 2015.

November 9-13, 2015  10th Int’l Conference for Food Safety & Quality
San Francisco, California
Main topic: Detection and Control Methods for Food Safety

November 15, 2015  Menudo & Pozole Food Festival
Los Angeles, California
Taste of two authentic Mexican Soups.  Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games, Turkeys give-a-way

November 16-18, 2015
International Conference on Food Chemistry & Nanotechnology
San Francisco, California
(FCN-2015)  Exploring the recent trends, innovation & emerging technologies for food research and development.  This scientific meeting involves current research, development and discovery of food chemistry and food technology, the conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas across a broad range of disciplines.  Organized by United Scientific Group (USG).

November 16-22, 2015  12th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
San Diego, California
An international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.  The San Diego Bay Wine + Food 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 the West Coast’s largest food and wine celebration. The Festival benefits culinary arts and enology scholarships awarded by The American Institute of Wine & Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

November 19, 2015  The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza
Los Angeles, California
Features a sampling of over 100 of Scotland's most prestigious single malt & Scotch whiskies, as well as unique single malts from Ireland and Japan.  The Extravaganza takes place during the spring and fall seasons. 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 20-22, 2015  22nd Annual Mandarin Festival - Auburn, Calif.
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 21, 2015  Pinot Days Southern California - Los Angeles, Calif.
Pinot Days Southern California is our fastest growing event, and it makes sense! People who enjoy blue skies and an easy, breezy lifestyle gravitate to pinot noir because it is easy to pair, easy to drink, and fascinating to talk about. Couple that with the area's innovative food, and you have a fantastic coupling of place with pinot. Enjoy Winemaker Pinot Pairings at restaurants and wine venues around town in the days preceding our Grand Festival, which is back on the West Side at the Skirball Cultural Center. Meet our winemakers, hear their stories and enjoy the most diverse, lovely wines on the planet.

November 26, 2015  THANKSGIVING DAY 2015 - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

November 27, 2015  San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winterwonderland
San Rafael, California
Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 36th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay Area.  In 2014 the event was attended by people from all over Marin County. It enjoys a very “local” feel and is known as a great destination for people of all ages. The event starts at noon with free snow sledding and kids’ activities, a Holiday Marketplace and the Parade begins at 5:30 PM.  Following the Parade, Santa, Ms. Claus and other costumed characters arrive with the Mayor of San Rafael to the center of town in the City Plaza to light the official Holiday Tree. Following the Tree Ligh  ting Ceremony, Santa and friends are available for a meet and greet with the kids.  The entire event is free to the public and occurs the day after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

November 27-29, 2015  Sonora Christmas 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.

November 27-December 18, 2015
47th Annual Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Celebration
Grass Valley, California
The spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley. Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of our most popular events. Filled with the sights and sounds of an old fashioned Christmas; carolers, jugglers, musicians, the Grass Valley Cornish Carol Choir, Tommyknocker Cloggers and of course, Santa Claus. Handmade arts and craft from artists throughout California are displayed. Delicious food and drink can be purchased from a number of Grass Valley restaurants and specialty food vendors. Retail stores are open for your holiday purchases as well.



November 3-5, 2016  The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival 2016
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.



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November 1, 2014  Rocklin Toast of the Town - Rocklin, California
Annual Wine Tasting / Community Dinner and Art Show in Rocklin.  Over 25 Wineries, 30 local Chefs (past chiefs included Members of City Council, Fire Chief and School Superintendent).  A Dessert Room is open featuring desserts from over 10 Restaurants.  All proceeds help the local schools in the Rocklin School District.  The Cost is 50 per person.  We hope that you can come and enjoy the evening with us.

November 1-2, 2014  24th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration
Temecula, California
Tickets are now available for our annual Harvest Celebration Barrel Tasting Weekend.  Ticketholders will enjoy visiting up to - or all! - 35 member wineries for two fun filled days of wine and food sampling.  Your self-guided wine country tasting adventure begins each day at 10am and ends at 5pm.  Don't miss your chance to partake of this sell-out event.  Make plans now!

November 6-8, 2014  International Food Expo - Pomona, California
The only trade show designed and organized specifically for manufacturers and exporters of Agri and processed food products from Asia and North America.

November 7, 2014  Holiday Bubbles & Small Bites
Napa Valley, California
Join us at the winery to kick off the holiday season! We’ll have different stations that will feature a special hors d’oeuvres creation specially paired with a Mumm Napa wine. Guests will receive recipe cards to take away with wine pairing suggestions – perfect for holiday parties.

November 8, 2014  BevMo! Holiday Beerfest - San Francisco, California
Experience 200+ of the greatest holiday, seasonal and special beers-ciders from 100+ of the best breweries in the world. Held at Fort Mason, just a snowball's throw from the Golden Gate Bridge.

November 14-16, 2014  Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival
Beverly Hills, California
When you think of Beverly Hills, the first thing that comes to mind is luxury. In keeping with the spirit of this exclusive enclave, we have teamed with some of the most prestigious sponsors ever to bring you an experience of unparalleled extravagance. The Beverly Hills Wine & Food Festival is proud to introduce the taste of some of the most revered wines, beers, and liquors available, as well as makers of exceptional products.

November 16, 2014 Taste of the Nation East Bay - Berkeley, 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.


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November 17, 2013  12th Annual Fall wine Classic - Yorba Linda, Calif
The Fall Wine Classic brings together over 50 prestigious wineries from all over California and over 500 wine enthusiasts for a wine tasting event like no other. The East Room of the Richard Nixon Library is stunning and provides the perfect sophisticated & elegant venue for our annual event.

November 20-23, 2013  International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Summit - asadena, California
Master Chefs' Dinner; Hall of Fame Induction; Cooking Demonstration; Grand Gourmet Wine Safari; Hall of Fame Society Dinner.



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November 9, 2012  Celebrity Chef Tour - San Diego, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs


2011 NOVEMBER 2011
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November 16, 2011  WineRave San Diego - Tasting Turned Up
San Diego, California
This unique wine tasting event caters to the 21-35 year-old crowd, featuring cutting-edge wines and spirits paired with mouth-watering appetizers.   (domain expired: )


2010 NOVEMBER 2010
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November 6-7, 2010  Celebrity Food and Gift Show - Anaheim, California
Join us as Celebrity Chefs from your favorite TV shows cook on stage all weekend - Meet and Greet Top TV Celebrities, Reality Show Celebrities and Famous Sports Icons all weekend - Family fun area for all ages. Proceeds from this event go to -Provide Help and Support to the Children of our Fallen Military.



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November 7-8, 2009  The Fabulous Food Festival - San Francisco, Calif
NEXT EVENT IN 2011.  The only consumer specialty food show for the San Francisco Bay Area.


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November 6-9, 2008  Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert - Palm Desert, Calif
Join us for four fabulous days of food and wine tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations, culinary seminars, art, music, shopping and golf - all nestled in Southern California's beautiful Coachella Valley.

November 13, 2008  Autumn Food Bazaar - Fresno, California
California’s oldest Armenian congregation, The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno marks 15th anniversary of the publication of the church’s recipe collection, “A Hundred Years and Still Cooking”



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