2014 CALIFORNIA NOVEMBER 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
November ??, 2014 Fall Taste of North Berkeley - Berkeley, California
With the Berkeley Public Schools Fund to benefit the Garden & Nutrition Program - Restaurant Walk with sampling at eateries, shops & galleries.
November 1, 2014 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 by Deja Blues. Wine, beer and food vendors. (also: maderachamber.com/ )
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, 2014 17th Annual Pistachio Festival
Newberry Springs, California
Old fashion 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 1-2, 2014 16th Annual 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 1-2, 2014 24th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration
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 1-2, 2014 4th 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 4-December 4, 2014 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 4-6, 2014; Session #2 - Nov 9-11, 2014; Session #3 - Nov 12-13, 2014; Session #4 - Nov 16-18, 2014; Session #5 - Nov 19-20, 2014; Session #6 - Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2014; Session #7 - Dec 3-4, 2014.
November 6-8, 2014 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 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 6-9, 2014 4th 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 7, 2014 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 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 7-8, 2014 San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
San Diego, California
Join us for the 12th 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 7-16, 2014 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 7-16, 2014 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 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.
Nov 12-14, 2014 Wine Tourism Conference - Paso Robles, California
We are very pleased to bring the Wine Tourism Conference in its fourth year back to California. An estimated 250 wine and tourism leaders are expected.
November 14-16, 2014
Cooking Light & Health's The 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! Pre-race Light Up the Night VIP Cocktail party with special giveaways before the big race. On Saturday the 5K race and Finisher’s Village post-race celebration, featuring delicious food, as well as fitness and culinary demonstrations. Enjoy food and fitness from acclaimed professionals in one setting. The festivities will conclude on Sunday, when guests will have the choice of a morning yoga session, or an obstacle course boot camp. Immediately following each workout, participants will be treated to a nutritious brunch.
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 15, 2014 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 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.
November 16-23, 2014 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
San Diego, California
Celebrate the weeklong culinary classic that has become an iconic fixture in the national food and wine landscape. An international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. A week of epicurean experiences, featuring wine-tasting seminars, cooking classes led by award-winning chefs, wine and food tastings, the action-packed Chef of the Fest Competition, and the Grand Tasting on San Diego's magnificent bay, and more! More than 10,000 food aficionados from across the nation indulge in the West Coast’s largest food and wine celebration. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival benefits culinary arts and enology scholarships awarded by The American Institute of Wine & Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.
November 19-23, 2014 Flavor! Napa Valley - Napa, California
A Celebration of Food, Wine, Fun Benefiting the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena Scholarship Fund. Flavor! Napa Valley is a four-day extravaganza of farm-to-table fine cuisine, world-class wines, and the fun that is had when these elements come together in America's premier wine region.
November 20, 2014 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 21-23, 2014 21st Annual Mandarin Festival
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 28-30, 2014 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 28-Dec 19, 2014
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.