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October 3, 2019
Taste of Laguna
Laguna Beach, California
Festival of the Arts Grounds.  Join us for a night of tasty bites and delicious drinks from Laguna's finest restaurants.  It's our favorite night of the year and we are kicking it up a notch this year! Stay tuned for more details. Contact Nia Evans for more information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunity [email protected]

October 3-6, 2019 - Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
Newport Beach, California
Newport Beach Wine & Food is the most exclusive, intimate and world-class epicurean lifestyle event in Southern California. You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews. VIP events, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, master sommelier tasting panels and interactive mixology courses will all be offered throughout the weekend festivities.

October 4, 2019 - 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.

October 4-5, 2019  Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Santa Rosa, California
Taste the Best of Sonoma County.  A celebration of harvest featuring three full days of wine tasting with 100+ wineries, wine sales, chef demonstrations, microbrew tasting (Saturday only), farm and harvest agricultural activities for children and adults, the World Championship Grape Stomp, continuous live jazz, an art show, crafters pavilion, farm animals to meet, and much more.

October 4-6, 2019  33rd Annual California Avocado Festival
Carpinteria, California
Three days of Peace, Love & Guacamole.  The Avocado Festival has evolved into one of the largest festivals in California with three days of fabulous food, terrific music, and great safe family fun.

 

October 4-27, 2019
Alpine Village Oktoberfest
Torrance, California
Alpine Village is the home of the oldest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California. Ours is the longest running Oktoberfest in Los Angeles. Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah party bands, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers brewed by Warsteiner. We deliver an authentic-yet-modern Oktoberfest to you each and every year…and all within 10 miles of Southern California’s beautiful beaches.

October 5, 2019  Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival - Loomis, California
The annual festival will offer music, games, refreshments, arts & crafts, and eggplant! Try unique eggplant dishes and enter the recipe contest.

October 5, 2019  26th Calaveras Grape Stomp - Murphys, California
25 pounds of wine grapes freshly picked, a half wine barrel fitted with a spout, a partner and you.  More than 120 teams throughout the state and beyond compete each year to vie for the prestigious 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Stomp competitions take place every half hour. The team, comprised of one stomper and one mucker (the juice collector), have three minutes to extract as much juice from 25 pounds of wine grapes as possible. And of course… lots of Award Winning Calaveras Wine and delicious foods!  Attendance: 10,000+.

October 5-6, 2019 - Big Crush Harvest Festival
Amador County, California
Amador Vintners Association.  Kick off your Big Crush weekend at the Big Crush BBQ and Grape Stomp held at the historic Amador County Fairgrounds! Join us for an evening of great local food, live entertainment and, of course, award-winning Amador County wine! For those brave enough to feel the squish, sign up to participate in the grape stomp competition!

October 5-6, 2019  Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival
Elk Grove, California
Elk Grove Regional Park.  Highlights will include weigh-off, entertainment, recipe contest, scarecrow contest and pumpkin boat race. First weekend in October.  Attendance: 50,000.

October 5-6, 2019  33rd Annual Lambtown Festival - Dixon, California
For your enjoyment, you will find craft and fiber booths, carnival rides for kids, competitions, and as always, a variety of great food celebrating the lamb industry and the rich agricultural heritage of the region. This year's live entertainment will feature great bands and dance routines.  National Lamb Ribs Eating Contest, Lamb Barbecue Cook-off, Fiber Fair, Sheepdog Trials, Shearing Competition, Mutton Bustin', Fiber and Open Sheep Shows.

 

October 5-6, 2019
Annual Mission San Jose Olive Festival
Fremont, California
Fun for the whole family! The Olive Festival features food, live music, wine tasting, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids' games, drawings, prizes and much more.

October 5-6, 2019
Clayton Oktoberfest
Clayton, California
Set under beautiful Mt. Diablo, it evokes a feeling of Bavaria. Clayton Business & Community Association invites you to experience in picturesque Clayton, CA.  Continuous Live Music From The Internationals Traditional Biergarten Great German Food and Beer Premium California Wines  Large Arts and Crafts Show  Carnival  Street Performers.

October 5-6, 2019
38th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival
Morro Bay, California
Food, Wine, Chowder Contest, Albacore Kabobs, Beer, Live Entertainment, and more.  Taste the freshest seafood straight off the boat at the popular Commercial Fishermen’s BBQ and sample wine and beer from many of our local wineries and breweries in our incredible Wine -N- Beer Court.  Bring the kids and be delighted by entertainment throughout the Festival grounds and watch the amazement in their eyes in the free Maritime exhibits.

October 6, 2019 - Flavors of San Diego - San Diego, California
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

October 11-13, 2019 - 27th Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival
Oakhurst, California
Local restaurants will be serving up samples and appetizers from their fabulous menus in the Taste of the Mountains food tasting pavillion. Taste wine and chocolates together in the wine tent. Entertainment geared towards children makes this a family outing you won't want to miss. Corvette show on Saturday.

October 11-13, 2019  Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival
Rio Vista, California
It's a fisherman's dream come true. The oldest Bass Derby on the West Coast will once again be highlighted at the Rio Vista Bass Festival. This year, anglers are able to choose between two fishing contests on the same ticket. Target lengths will be drawn at the start of the Derby early Friday morning for both Striped Bass and Sturgeon.  Kids Derby: This is a family event and we welcome young anglers, up to but not including 16 years of age.  Kids will be fishing for catfish and striped bass.  The Beer Garden stage will light up with sounds from all genres including Rock & Roll, R&B, Soul, Pop, and Country Strong . We invite you to pull up a hay bale, sing , dance, eat, drink and have a good time partying with Rio Vista!

October 12, 2019 - Fit Foodie Festival & 5K - San Diego, California
The Fit Foodie Festival & 5K celebrates the balance of a delicious, healthy and active lifestyle as you eat your way to the finish line with bites along the course, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival. Save 15% on your registration with code: CACAL.  The Festival, rewards you for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gardens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstrations, and more. Fit Foodie Festival & 5K registration includes: · Race registration and bib.· Bites along the course.· Finisher’s medal.· Delicious tasting stations.· Goody bag with gifts from top health and wellness brands.· Cash reward for top finishers.· Included donation to Official Fit Foodie Charity No Kid Hungry.  The Fit Foodie Run benefits No Kid Hungry in an effort to support its mission to end child hunger in America.

October 12, 2019  Los Banos Tomato Festival - Los Banos, California
This festival is a celebration of tomatoes with Celebrity Chefs, Heritage cooking demonstrations, Tomato Alley, The Tomato Patch kids area, entertainment, ag displays that show the role of tomatoes in the local agricultural community and much more! Vendor spaces available.

October 12, 2019  11th Annual Taste of Italy - Los Angeles, California
Taste of Italy is Los Angeles' premier wine and food event, presented by the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. For one evening, the heart of Downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming, Italian piazza. The event features the region's acclaimed Italian restaurants, authentic Italian products, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, world-class wines, and live entertainment in a historic setting.

October 12, 2019  Arroyo Grande Beer Feast - Arroyo Grande, California
Heritage Square Park, Rotary Bandstand.

October 12, 2019  Sebastopol Craft Brew Festival
Sebastopol, California
Regional Craft & Micro Breweries - Food Trucks - Entertainment:  The Rock & Roll Rhythm Revue.

October 12, 2019  5th Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest
Long Beach, California
With a focus on Fall craft beers, Long Beach Oktoberfest highlights include unlimited tastes, 2 sessions, shorter lines & a new location. Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional Oktoberfest activities, food options & music.

October 12-13, 2019  Weekend Along The Farm Trails
Sonoma County, California
Join local farmers for a weekend of tours, artisan foods, wine tasting, hands-on activities, cooking, pick-your-own, agricultural demonstrations, music and harvest. From hay rides to cheese-making, Weekend Along the Farm Trails offers a chance to experience Sonoma County's agricultural heritage.

October 12-13, 2019  Calabash Gourd Festival - San Martin, California
Annual Calabash Gourd Festival. Again this year, the Festival will be held at Uesugi Farms, in con-junction with their annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Our hours will be 9am to 5pm both days — plenty of time to visit, shop and learn.

October 12-13, 2019  California Bay Area Gourd Competition
San Martin, California
California Gourd Society.  California Bay Area Gourd Competition - Hosted by the Calabash Club of Silicon Valley at the Uesugi Farms, San Martin, CA.

October 12-13, 2019  Annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend
Butte County, California
Experience the bounty of Butte County along the Sierra Oro Farm Trail on this self-guided tour of farms and wineries during peak harvest season. Sample farm-fresh food and award-winning wines, tour the farms & meet our local food & wine producers, enjoy live music and more!

October 12-15, 2019  National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention
San Diego, California
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention is truly an industry event providing significant, tangible value. (also: www.nfraweb.org/ )

October 13, 2019  Flavors of Orange County - Orange County, California
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

October 13, 2019  Fall Westside Food & Wine Festival
Los Angeles, California
JOIN US for the Westside Food & Wine Festival Benefitting Culver Palms Meals on Wheels at the LA Westside Marriott Hotel in Culver City, showcasing some of LA’s best culinary talent and finest winemakers in Southern California. Indulge in delectable dishes and wonderful wines while enjoying great music and entertainment.  Produced by Todd Elliot Entertainment & Event Planning.  With over 25 food, wine and spirit purveyors providing scrumptious samples you won’t leave hungry or thirsty from this event!  For sponsorship, restaurant/wine/vendor or press inquiries, email [email protected]

October 14, 2019  46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off - Half Moon Bay, California
The World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their astounding, mind-boggling, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record at the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs”—in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California. This year, event organizers are offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record at Half Moon Bay. To receive the $30,000 mega-prize, the grower must break and hold the world record at the conclusion of the Half Moon Bay weigh-off. If two or more growers happen to break the world record at Half Moon Bay, the prize money would go to the grower of the heaviest pumpkin. The current world record is 2,624 pounds.

October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide

October 17-19, 2019  PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo
Annaheim, California
Produce Marketing Association event. With 19,000+ industry professionals from 61 countries and nearly 4,000 buyers, Fresh Summit delivered Global Connections, Consumer Insights and Innovative Business Solutions

October 18-19, 2019  Los Angeles Times' The Taste
Costa Mesa, California
Join the Los Angeles Times at The MET in Costa Mesa for 3 days of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants at each day will showcase our region's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink. 21 and over only.

October 18-20, 2019  54th Borrego Days Desert Festival
San Diego, California
Borrego Springs, San Diego, CA - Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival.  A spectacular weekend filled with family entertainment in honor of one of the most beloved long term residents. This FREE festival is the perfect way to make long lasting memories with your family and friends while enjoying the picturesque California's Secret Desert (TM).  "Where the Desert Meets the Sky."

October 18-20, 2019  Harvest Wine Weekend - Paso Robles, California
LETS HARVEST HAPPINESS!  Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and celebration. The changing colors of the vines, crisp autumn air and the promise of a new vintage create a wine country experience not to be forgotten. 100+ events spanning three incredible days at participating wineries.

October 18-20, 2019  Ukiah Country PumpkinFest
Mendocino County, California
The largest street fair in Mendocino County.  Along with a variety of delicious foods, the streets of Downtown Ukiah are filled with craft vendors, fine arts exhibits, and “Scarecrow City.” Enjoy live music, a haunted house, the Scout-o-Rama, pet costume contest, and the ever popular children’s carnival including many games and amusements. Compete in the 3-on-3 hoop tourney, enter into the Pumpkin Baking Contest or show off your green thumb by entering the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

October 18-20 & 25-27, 2019  10th Annual Olive Festival
Cherry Valley, California
A Festival Celebrating Olive-Inspired Dishes,  Local Wines, Cheeses, Farm Activities & Olive Oil.  11 AM - 5 PM.  With over 750 olive trees growing on our farm, the Olive Festival is celebration of the olive fruit and an opportunity to learn about the health benefits.  Join us as we pick and press our own olive oil.  Adults $7   |   Seniors $5   |  Students $5  |  Children Free.  Highland Springs Ranch & Inn.

October 19, 2019 - 7th Annual San Francisco’s Wharf Fest
San Francisco, California
Wharf Fest, a free Fisherman’s Wharf festival, returns to San Francisco’s iconic neighborhood for the second year. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is throwing the ultimate festival to celebrate San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invite Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. This year’s festival will include a chowder cook-off competition, maritime themed activities, a bike decorating contest, and a “trashy” fashion show. The day will be topped off with a screening of the "Best of the Fest" animated films from the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival and a spectacular fireworks show at PIER 39.

October 19, 2019  California Beer and Wine Festival
Yuba City, California
The Annual California Beer and Wine Festival. Tickets are $30/person when purchased online and $40/person on the day of the event. Tastings are UNLIMITED! Proceeds benefit Yuba/Sutter Non-Profits.

October 19, 2019  Girls Rise Gala 2019 - Oakland, California
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s inaugural Girls Rise Gala will be an evening to remember! Join us for our biggest party of the year with a lively reception featuring music, garden-crafted cocktails, locally-sourced cuisine, and an inspirational program celebrating and power and impact of Girls Inc.

October 19, 2019  22nd Annual Dairyville Orchard Festival
Los Molinos, California
A Celebration of Local Agriculture. Free Admission & Parking, Live Entertainment & Music, Unique Arts & Crafts & Children's Activities, Bulk & Packaged Nuts & Fruits, Tri-Tip BBQ and Authentic Carnitas.

October 19, 2019  14th Annual Taste of Soul - Los Angeles, California
Each year, the one-day urban festival features the best in soul food cuisine and live entertainment. Billed as Los Angeles’ largest street festival.  Attendance: 105,000.

October 19-20, 2019  49th Annual Art & Pumpkin Festival
Half Moon Bay, California
Festivalgoers will be mesmerized by the remarkable Picasso of Pumpkin Carvers sculpting and shaping a monster 1,000+ pound pumpkin, a special display of massive weigh-off champion pumpkins, three stages of blockbuster entertainment, everyone's favorite home-spun parade, harvest-inspired crafts, the tastiest pumpkin pie on earth, enchanting events and contests for the whole family, and the never-ending search for the Great Pumpkin waiting to be picked at one of the rustic pumpkin patches dotting the coast.

October 19-20, 2019  Southern California Gourd Art Competition
Santa Ana, California
California Gourd Society.  Hosted by Orange County Gourd Society in collaboration with Orange County Carvers Guild.

October 19-20, 2019  39th Annual Springville Apple Festival
Springville, California
The annual event will include entertainment, crafts, the Apple Run, a mountain bike race, and apples!  Attendance: 20,000.

October 19-20, 2019  Annual Oktoberfest - Campbell, California
Oktoberfest will be held along the main streets in Historic Downtown Campbell. Parking and admission is free. The festival features the best in German entertainment, savory food and beverages and more than 125 fine artists from around the Bay Area.   Attendance: 40,000.

October 25, 2019 - Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series - Santa Cruz, California
October 25th Featuring Alfaro Family Vineyard & Winery.  Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort, has announced the dates for its highly acclaimed Farm to Table Wine Dinner series that take place May through October.

October 25-26, 2019 - 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.

October 26, 2019  Annual Chili Cook-Off - Santa Cruz, California
Join the fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk when both professional and amateur teams cook-off to determine who cooks the best chili.  Categories include both traditional red chili (con carne) and vegetarian.

October 26-27, 2019 - Comida ¡EXPO - San Diego, California
Comida ¡EXPO! is the premier food and beverage trade show that showcases Hispanic food and beverage industry products and services.  Buyers and brands from all over the U.S. and Mexico attend the Comida ¡EXPO! to meet to make distribution deals, network, and deepen their overall education in Hispanic food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits.  Senior decision-makers also attend this business trade show to expand their business knowledge and accelerate corporate growth.

October 31, 2019 - Treat Street - Chico, California
Treat Street is a safe and fun adventure for children 12 and under. It's simple...wear a costume, bring a parent and get ready to stroll Downtown Chico Halloween-style. Activities, entertainment and informational booths located in City Plaza, including the annual Treat Street costume contest. Event highlights include:  Nearly 100 downtown businesses offering treats for costumed kiddos!  Chico PD and Chico FD on hand with safe trick-or-treating tips.  Local Rotarians serving as crossing guards to ensure the safety of all guests.
 

2018 CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 2018
Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events waiting for new dates

October 1, 2018 - FERN Talks & Eats - San Francisco, California
Join us for an engaging panel discussion that will delve into the #MeToo movement and issues of equity and inclusion in the restaurant business. Amanda Cohen, chef at Dirt Candy, wrote an essay about this in Esquire, highlighting the media’s neglect of women chefs until the current scandals. “Women may not have value as chefs, but as victims we’re finally interesting!” she wrote. We’ll hear about the ways that #MeToo intersects with race, gender, class and identity politics – ultimately influencing the food on our plates. We’ll hear personal stories, discuss the problematic past, and reimagine a future restaurant culture. It’s a discussion that’s nothing if not timely. We hope you’ll join us.

October 5, 2018 - 8th Annual Union Street Harvest Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
Annual Union Street Wine Walk. The Tasting program will run from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  The Tasting event will be located throughout Union Street from Gough to Steiner and on Fillmore Street from Union to Lombard and will include restaurants and merchants offering hors d'oeuvres and wine samples.  The entire event is free to the public.  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."

October 6, 2018 - Oktoberfest Lakeport - Lakeport, California
Featuring local brewers, terrific German music all day and some of the best vendors around. Test your mettle at stein holding, pretzel eating and more.

October 12-13, 2018  James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Los Angeles, California
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America national epicurean tour, featuring one-night-only collaborative dinners.  Enjoy a unique, one-night only menu created by a Taste America All-Star joined by an elite team of notable local chefs. These exclusive dining events are perfect for the food enthusiast, as well as offering ideal entertaining opportunities for executives, clients, media, and VIPs.  See website for ticket prices and details for each city.

October 12-14, 2018 - Celebration of Harvest Weekend
Santa Barbara County, California
Our annual celebration of the year's bounty, where vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales.  Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ranging from winemaker dinners through library tastings and sales to new wine releases and barrel tastings.  (also: www.sbcountywines.com )

October 13, 2018  Cultivate L.A. - Los Angeles, California
Join local chefs and vintners to support local foster kids, while enjoying an unforgettable evening of elegance and style under the stars at one of L.A.'s most historic and scenic private homes. Sample the finest tastes from the region's favorite restaurants, vintners, breweries, and artisanal food producers.

October 13-14, 2018  42nd Annual Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition
Riverbank, California
The City of Riverbank invites you to enjoy the many offerings of more than 200 arts & crafts, antiques and food vendors. Attend this event, and let the award winning cheeses, wines and craft beers tantalize your taste buds.

October 13-14, 2018  American Lebanese & Middle Eastern Festival
Carmichael, California
Experience Mediterranean cuisine made with love. Lebanese cuisine has a long history of fresh, organic ingredients. The Lebanese culture is known for its warm hospitality and joys of sharing one’s food with others. “Sahtein” is an expression often used by Middle Easterners. The literal translation is wishing someone to have twice their health. “Sahtein” is an expression of welcoming the sharing of a meal. Listen for this expression at the Festival. The rich food and dessert menu will be served all day while enjoying the music and performances.

October 20, 2018 - Burbank Beer Festival - Burbank, California
A massive beerfest is on tap next fall in Downtown Burbank! The Annual Burbank Beer Festival & Fall Street Fair returns to beautiful Downtown Burbank from Noon- 7pm with TWO sessions of Craft Beer to choose from!

October 20, 2018  26th Annual Return of the Salmon Festival
Anderson, California
On the 3rd Saturday in October each year Coleman National Fish Hatchery celebrates the annual Return of the Salmon Festival.  This festival has been celebrated at the hatchery since 1991 in an effort to increase outreach and visitor use; during this one day festival thousands of people visit the hatchery. This festival is free and has many booths from Federal, State and private exhibitors that provide a wide array of information related to natural resources.

October 20-21, 2018  Downtown L.A. Oktoberfest
Los Angeles, California
Oktoberfest is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA this Fall! Spend the weekend living it up with us during this fun, cultural event. What will you find at Oktoberfest? Fun for all!

October 25, 2018  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.

October 26-28, 2018  The Ontario Home  Show - Ontario, California

October 27, 2018  World Veg Festival - San Francisco, California
San Francisco World Veg Festival,  Children’s Corner, Green Lifestyle Film Festival, Healthy Food Demos with Recipes & Samples, International Speakers & Workshops, Live Entertainment, Vegan Cuisine to sample or buy, Urban Gardening.

October 28, 2018  9th 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.

October 31, 2018  Halloween Spook-tacular - Los Altos, California
Trick or Treating event for children at stores in Downtown Los Altos displaying an orange pumpkin. Halloween Fun & Games at Veterans Community Plaza from 2pm to 4pm!
 

2017 CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 2017
CALIFORNIA Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 7, 2017  Dana Point Oktoberfest and German Food Fest
Dana Point, California
Sea Terrace Park.  Chicken Dance your Wings Off as you enjoy German Sausage, Struddle, Sauerkraut and Potatoe Salad and a dozen famous German Biers will fill your belly when you participate in our 3rd annual  Dana Point Oktoberfest and German Food Fest.  Come to the beach to enjoy games, German Music, and a fun filled German Day.  Sponsored by Spaten Bier, the #1 Bier of the Germany Oktoberfest, this event is a packed day of cultural and whacky activities.

October 8, 2017  Little Italy FESTA - San Diego, California
CANCELLED FOR 2017.  After 22 years of hosting San Diego’s Little Italy FESTA!, the Little Italy Association of San Diego (LIA) has created a brand new event, Solo Italiano (Only Italian), to supersede the annual FESTA!. Solo Italiano will launch in October of 2018 and the LIA will have a gap year in 2017, where no events will take place.

October 8-11, 2017  AACC International Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
Presented by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, the syposium brings together scientists, food engineers, crop producers, suppliers and industry experts to discuss the latest research and technological developments in the grain-based food industry.

October 13-14, 2017  Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction
Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Fine & Rare Wine Auction #5321

October 14, 2017  San Benito Olive Festival - Tres Pinos, California
San Benito Olive Festival is a fresh culinary celebration with innovative creators and delectable pairings.  - Taste award-winning olive oils, artisanal foods and fine chocolates.  - Discover world-class wines and craft beers.  - Become inspired by celebrity chef cooking demos.  - Create an olive wreath, a flower bouquet and paint an olive masterpiece.  - Enjoy live music, local harvest and much more.

October 15, 2017  Vegan Oktoberfest - Santa Monica, California
Vegan Oktoberfest IS TAKING A YEAR OFF FOR 2017.
 

2016 CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 2016 - FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates

October 1, 2016 - 12th Suisun City Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival
Suisun City, California
Celebrate the Suisun City waterfront by sampling top wines from local and regional wineries coupled with fine chocolate candy, cupcakes, fudge and other chocolate culinary delicacies. The Festival also features dozens of artisans displaying hand-crafted items, live music and fine Festival foods . Grab a friend and enjoy the ambiance of Suisun City’s historic waterfront, less than one hour from San Francisco.

October 1, 2016 - The EAT Show - Los Angeles, California
Tasting events like these have become really popular in LA but often come with huge crowds and long lines. Our idea was to host a show that was more exclusive with limited ticketing.  It takes place at the REEF in DTLA.  EAT Show is a brand new tasting event for real food enthusiasts.  This isn't a festival, its a celebration of culinary excellence.  We've limited to 1,000 tickets per session to avoid the crazy lines.  One ticket gives you access to all of our 50+ amazing vendors- This equates to less than $1 per restaurant!  See website for complete details.

October 1, 2016  Cooking for Solutions
Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
Monterey Bay Aquarium.  7–11:30 p.m.  Ages 21 and up.  Join us for a night of eating, drinking and dancing at the Aquarium! Savor ocean-friendly food and drink by more than 50 restaurants, wineries and breweries until 10 p.m. while exploring the Aquarium's award-winning exhibits. After that, the Marine Mammal Gallery turns into an underwater nightclub with dancing and a cash bar.  $100 Aquarium members/$125 general public.  Tickets go on sale to Aquarium members June 20, and to the general public June 27.  For more information, please call (831) 644-1055 or e-mail [email protected]

October 2, 2016  18th Annual Arts & Olive Festival 2016
Redwood City, California
The Arts and Olive Festival is currently on hold until further notice.

October 7-9, 2016  The Original Murrieta Lobster Festival
Murrieta, California

October 9, 2016  7th Annual Taste of the Pier & Waterfront
Redondo Beach, California
Sample over 50 restaurants and businesses along the Redondo Beach Waterfront while you tour the pier, international boardwalk and King Harbor on Saturday and Sunday,

October 16, 2016  Cochon555’s Heritage BBQ - San Francisco, California

October 22, 2016  Wine & Wishes 2016 - San Diego, California
Join us for an evening featuring extraordinary chefs, boutique winemakers and local indie craft breweries; a special blend of flavor, presentation, service, and style.  The event will include silent and live auctions, luxury opportunity raffles, and live entertainment, along with remarks from a local wish family and attending wish Kid ambassadors…all benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego.
 

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October 3, 2015  Wine, Rhythm & Brews - Sierra Madre, California
2nd Annual Wine, Rhythm & Brews presented by The Spero Foundation.  Enjoy a fun-filled night of beer and wine tastings, delicious bites of food, and live music as you walk down the streets and into the local businesses.  The San Gabriel Mustang Club will have some of their cars available for your viewing pleasure.  There will also be a silent auction with plenty of amazing items that you will be able to bid on and hopefully win!  The Spero Foundation is a non-profit organization and all proceeds from this event will go to Arcadia Methodist of Southern California's Positive Image Center and Cancer Education Programs, as well as local philanthropies we support.

October 10, 2015  San Francisco Magazine’s FallFest
San Francisco, California

 

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