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November 2, 2018
WhiskyFest San Francisco
San Francisco, California
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country and is held in Chicago, San Francisco, New York and Washington D.C..  WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.

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 3-4, 2018 - 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 8, 2018  Taste of 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 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 9-10, 2018
¡Latin Food Fest!
Orange County, California
America’s largest most attended annual Latin culinary celebration takes place at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach, featuring tastings, contests, workshop, live music and food., featuring tastings, a chef’s dinner, parties and workshops.  The ¡Latin Food Fest! signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival where guests pay one price to enter and indulge in a variety of local and international Latin food, wine, beer and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs who will conduct demos, and you will not want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the fest’s showcase of culinary excellence.

November 14, 2018 - Food Tank Summit - San Diego, California
Food Tank, the Berry Good Food Foundation, and University of California - San Diego are excited to announce the inaugural San Diego Food Tank Summit! The theme for the Summit is Growing the Food Movement. This exciting event will feature more than 30 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels, fireside chats, and farmer spotlights.

November 16-18, 2018 - Pomona Fall Home Show
Pomona, California

November 17, 2018  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 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

November 23-24, 2018 - San Rafael 39th Annual Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland - San Rafael, California
Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th 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 2015 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.



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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.

November 2-5, 2017
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 3-4, 2017
15th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
San Diego, California
Join us for the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival 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 3-12, 2017 - 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 3-12, 2017  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 4, 2017 - 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 4, 2017  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 5, 2017  8th Annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival
Spring Valley, California
A community event benefiting local non-profit charity.   Amateur BBQ Competition featuring Tri-Tip, Chicken, Pork Ribs and Best Tailgate Team Decorations. Block Party with cool gear, collectibles and much more for sale, Kids Fun Zone, Live Music.

November 5-December 1, 2017  Grand Grape Celebration
Yosemite National Park, California
Prominent winemakers showcase their vintages at Yosemite National Park, with wine tastings, seminars and gala dinners.  Nov 5-8; Nov 8-10; Nov 12-15;  Nov 15-17; Nov 26-29; Nov 29-Dec 1, 2017.

November 6-8, 2017  Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference
Santa Rosa, California
The Wine Tourism Conference serves two needs: 1) It provides hard information about the important and growing industry of wine tourism that you can bring home to both grow and improve your local business or organization and 2) It provides a forum for meeting your fellow leaders in the wine tourism industry.

November 7, 2017  Latino Farmers Conference
Palm Desert, California
Bringing Spanish-speaking farmers & ranchers together to share, learn and grow.

November 9, 2017  FERN Talks & Eats - San Francisco, California
The Empty Plate: Fighting Hunger in the Age of Trump is a FERN Talks & Eats and CUESA panel event that will discuss the state of food insecurity under the current administration and what individuals, activists, and communities are doing to address it. Taking place at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, expert panelists will share stories from the field in urban and rural California and will explore the potential impact of the Trump administration’s proposed SNAP cuts, watered-down school lunch standards, and anti-immigrant policies on community food security. The panelists will offer opportunities to be engaged in solutions alongside anti-hunger organizations, school districts, farmworker advocates, and local communities. A reception with bites from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market will follow.

November 9, 2017  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 9, 2017  120th Anniversary Merchants' Lunch & Country Store
Fresno, California
The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 9 at the Church Campus, 430 South First Street at Historic Huntington Boulevard, near Downtown Fresno.  The event will feature lunch at $15 per person, with seasoned beef filet kebab or garlic chicken kebab, rice pilaf, cheese boureg, garden salad, pickled tourshee, fresh peda bread, paklava, among the offerings.  Meals will be available to guests for dine-in, take-out, or drive through.  An all-new offering of family-style takeout portions will be available for larger group gatherings by calling (559) 237-6638 a day in advance of the event.  The drive-through lane will be located on the Raisina Street side of the Church Campus, one block west of First Street between Huntington Boulevard and Balch Avenue.  More information is available by calling (559) 237-6638, faxing (559) 237-9526, or e-mailing [email protected]

November 10, 2017  15th 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 more than 50 Downtown Los Altos shops. Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride to see the first night of our holiday tree lights. End or begin your festive evening with dinner at one of our many fine restaurants.

November 10-12, 2017  7th 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 11, 2017  13th Annual Pinot Days San Francisco 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 11-12, 2017 - Green Festival Expo - San Francisco, California
Green Festival Expo is thrilled to announce our new downtown venue for our 2016 San Francisco show - Pier 35, just next to Fisherman's Wharf and in the heart of San Francisco! At Green Festival®, we offer something for everyone who is interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life.

November 12-19, 2017  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 13-15, 2017  Sustainable Ag Expo
San Luis Obispo, California
Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. In its 13th year, the Sustainable Ag Expo curates an innovative and educational conference that highlights the latest scientific and technical information to growers, pest control advisors, and other agricultural professionals interested in and committed to sustainable farming across a range of crops. The informative content of the expo is designed to foster conversations on the most pressing issues in the field including pests and diseases, natural resource conservation, technology adoption, and regulatory compliance.

November 14, 2017  Fish Taco TKO - San Diego, California
The Fish Taco TKO is back for its sixth annual competition to settle the score on who is serving up the best fish taco in San Diego! This mouthwatering battle features the city's top chefs competing head-to-head for your vote in a showdown that will set your taste buds on fire. The event also features unique beer and tequila stations and live music, for a pumped up tasting experience you won't forget. Awards will be given for Judge's Choice and People's Choice. Who will take home the title this year?

November 15-17, 2017  SommCon - San Diego, California
Held annually, this four-day Sommelier Conference brings together industry professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and lead the conversation on the business of wine. SommCon’s education is built by Sommeliers for trade professionals and serious enthusiasts who have a passion for wine and spirits and an unyielding quest for knowledge. Attendees learn and taste their way through keynote sessions and educational classes, complete with a trade-only tasting and expo.

November 16, 2017  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 16-19, 2017  Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival
Beverly Hills, California
Join us for food & wine festival along with 64 of the best chefs and restaurants at Beverly Hills: Francois Payard, MR CHOW, Four Seasons Hotel, Chaya, Pacific Dining Car, LUXE Hotels, Bottega Louis,... and much more.

November 17-19, 2017  24th Annual 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 18, 2017  Brew in LQ - La Quinta, California
La Quinta’s very own Craft Beer Festival is back - New location, same great experience, Brew In LQ will push the boundaries of your senses as we unify Brew, Nature, Music, Food, Games, and Art. Enjoy craft beer from a wide variety of local and regional breweries as you treat your taste buds to some of the best eats from the Coachella Valley. Brew In LQ has joined forces with Buzzbox to take your palate on a journey through their unique collection of premium cocktails.

November 18-19, 2017  Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
San Mateo, California
The Expo is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US.

November 24-26, 2017  43rd 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.

November 24-December 22, 2017  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. Nov 24; Dec 1-8-15 and 22.

November 25, 2017  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.

November 30, 2017  Candlelight Christmas Parade - Madera, California
Downtown Madera’s Annual Christmas Parade, where spectators can view the parade and wander through business establishments, tasting wines, or having hot beverages. Co-sponsored by the Madera Kiwanis Club and the Madera Downtown Association.


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


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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 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


events still waiting for new dates

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 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.

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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November 17, 2013  12th Annual Fall wine Classic
Yorba Linda, California
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 - Pasadena, California
Master Chefs' Dinner; Hall of Fame Induction; Cooking Demonstration; Grand Gourmet Wine Safari; Hall of Fame Society Dinner.

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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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