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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 5-7, 2018  Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
Newport Beach, California
We are excited to bring back for another year of glamorous activities all about food and wine. With awarding winning and TV celebrity chefs headlining the weekend, along with hundreds if not thousands of wines and foods to taste and drink - next to the ocean and under the California sun - this weekend is a "not to be missed".

October 13, 2018  Fourth 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 14, 2018  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 14, 2018  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 15-19, 2018
National School Lunch Week

October 19-21, 2018
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 20, 2018  6th 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 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 20-21, 2018  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.

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October 1, 2017  Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration
Fulton, California
After 20 years of hosting the Heirloom Tomato Festival each fall, we thought it was time for a change! Join us as we toast the bounty of harvest with this exclusive event sure to please even the most discerning palate.  A new event that engages all the senses – introducing the Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration. After 20 years of hosting the Heirloom Tomato Festival each fall, we thought it was time for a change. We wanted to create a more intimate experience for our most valued fans that captures the bounty of harvest, while still indulging our love for tomatoes. Join us as we toast the season with this exclusive event sure to please even the most discerning palate.


October 1, 2017
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 6, 2017
Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5k
San Diego, California
The Fit Foodie Festival & 5K celebrates the balance of a delicious, healthy and active lifestyle as runners eat their way to the finish line with bites at every mile, then celebrate at the post-race John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival.  Inside the John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival, runners are rewarded for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gardens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstrations, meet-and-greets with elite athletes and more.  Cost: $25 - $55 *Prices vary.

October 6, 2017
Big Crush 25th Anniversary BBQ and Grape Stomp
Amador County, California
To commemorate our 25th Anniversary of The Big Crush, the Amador Vintners Association will host a special Barbeque and Grape Stomp on Friday evening October 6th at the Amador County Fairgrounds, 6pm-9:30pm.  Limited tickets available for the BBQ and  Grape Stomp, available only until September 30 or until sold out.  Tickets to the Friday night BBQ and Grape Stomp do not include tickets to the Big Crush weekend.

October 6-7, 2017  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 6-8, 2017 - The Ontario Home Show - Ontario, California

October 6-8, 2017  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 6-8, 2017  31st 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 7, 2017  California Brew Festival - Santa Barbara, California
Don’t miss the  “Biggest Brew Festival Under the Sun” in beautiful Santa Barbara! A spectacular gathering of over 50 top breweries, cider makers and wineries at our sunny beachfront location. Thousands of beer lovers pour into Santa Barbara for a day of sun, sea, beer, food, and music. Guests grab their 16oz glass and start sipping just a frisbee throw away from the sparkling Pacific, while One2Tree, a soulful reggae band, keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where beer is king.  The California Brew Festival benefits Surf Happens Foundation whose mission it to enrich the lives of local youth through environmental education and the sport of surfing.

October 7, 2017  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 7, 2017  24th 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 100 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!

October 7, 2017  36th 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 7, 2017  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 7, 2017  30th 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 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 7-8, 2017  Calabash Gourd Festival - San Martin, California
7th 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 7-8, 2017  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: 40,000.

October 7-8, 2017  31st 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 7-8, 2017  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 7-8, 2017  CA Bay Area Gourd Art Competition
San Martin, California
Calabash Club of Silicon Valley and California Gourd Society.

October 7-8, 2017  12th 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 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 9, 2017  44th 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 13-14, 2017  Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction
Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions ( Fine & Rare Wine Auction #5321

October 13-14, 2017  25th 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 13-15, 2017  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 14, 2017 - Arroyo Grande Beer Feast
Arroyo Grande, California
Heritage Square Park, Rotary Bandstand/

October 14, 2017  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 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 14-15, 2017  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 14-15, 2017  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 14-15, 2017  41st 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 14-15, 2017  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 14-15, 2017  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 15, 2017  Vegan Oktoberfest - Santa Monica, California
Vegan Oktoberfest IS TAKING A YEAR OFF FOR 2017.

October 15, 2017  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 19, 2017  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 20-22, 2017  52nd 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 21, 2017  9th Annual Southern California EGGfest
Upland, California
An event dedicated to the world's greatest smoker and grill, the Big Green Egg.  Cooks come from all over to showcase their talents. There are demo Eggs available for people who wish to take an Egg for a test run.

October 21, 2017  Taste: A New Culinary Experience
Oakland, California
Join Girls Inc. as we celebrate our nearly 60-year history of inspiring girls to be strong through healthy living, smart through academic engagement, and bold through leadership development. The night will include a cocktail reception, an elegant four-course meal paired with fine wines, a live auction, and an engaging program featuring the experiences of our girls.

October 21, 2017  20th Annual Dairyland 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 21, 2017  12th 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 21-22, 2017  37th 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 21-22, 2017  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 26-28, 2017 - NAMA Annual Meeting - Laguna Beach, California
The North American Millers' Association (NAMA) is the trade association of the wheat, corn, oat and rye milling industries. Member companies operate mills in 38 states and Canada, representing more than 90 percent of total industry production capacity.

October 27-28, 2017  James Beard Foundation's Taste America
San Francisco, 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 28, 2017  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 28-29, 2017  8th Annual Olive Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Highland Springs Ranch & Inn.  11 am - 5 pm  A Festival Celebrating Olive-Inspired Dishes,  Local Wines, Cheeses, Farm Activities & Olive Oil.  Admission Fee: Adults $5 (18-64 Years Old) - Seniors $3 (65+ Years Old) - Students $3 (13-17 Years Old) - Children Free (0-12 Years Old)

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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
Three day upscale dining, dancing and drinking festival in Murrieta. Live music, tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters steamed to mouth-watering perfection in the world's largest lobster steamers, giant food court, dance floor, arts & crafts, delicious desserts, beer & wine gardens, live sports tent, children's area, FREE e-Souvenir digital photos and more.

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
Notable chefs and farmers will spotlight their passion for global BBQ grilling traditions and old world cooking techniques.  Chefs have 7 days to prepare one whole pig and present a “Judge’s Plate” consisting of 6 dishes scored on utilization, global influences, cooking techniques and overall flavor. The winner in each city will be crowned the “BBQ King or Queen” and takes home more than $3,000 in prizes. In addition to sampling the competitor’s dishes, the all-inclusive ticket includes “BBQ Traditions”, a tasting inside the event where 10 notable chefs prepare one dish from their favorite BBQ culture in non-competitive spirit. If you love global flavors and star-studded culinary events, this educational event is like a top chef classroom.

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 3, 2015  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 10, 2015  San Francisco Magazine’s FallFest
San Francisco, California
A celebration of the Bay Area’s best in food and wine. Leading restaurateurs, winemakers, mixologists, and epicurean artisans join together for an inspiring day of premier wine and food tasting, chef demonstrations, cocktail competitions, and panel discussions that focus on “Eat Local” to highlight the greater Bay Area’s bounty and bring greater awareness to the benefits of eating and drinking local.

October 17, 2015  California Beer and Wine Festival
Yuba City, California
The Annual California Beer and Wine Festival. Tickets are $25/person when purchased online and $30/person on the day of the event. Tastings are UNLIMITED! Proceeds benefit Yuba/Sutter Non-Profits.


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October 2, 2014  Sunset & Dine - Hollywood, California
A food and wine festival sponsored by the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District at Academy Hollywood, the new outdoor movie theater and event space from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.  In addition to the fabulous food and drinks, this year will also include a movie screening and more!

October 4, 2014  WINE FEST! - Monterey, California
Combining interesting, reasonably priced local and international wines, great craft beer, music from local bands and a DJ, gourmet food trucks Wine Fest! attendees are sure to discover their new favorite wines.  Live, onsite graffiti artists will paint graffiti & murals, followed by a People’s Choice Graffiti & Mural Contest. People’s Choice Contest for favorite wine labels, favorite red wine & white wine, with an awards going to the wining wineries.

October 5, 2014  17th Annual Arts & Olive Festival
Redwood City, California
There will be no event in 2015. Next event is October 2, 2016.

October 7-10, 2014 - Big Western Regional Barista Competition & Brewers Cup 2014 - Rancho Mirage, California
An event presented by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America.   Watch as Baristas and Brewers Cup competitors battle it out for the regional titles. The stakes are hight, which means that competitors train months in advance of competing by taking great care in selecting their coffees, brewing devices, music selection and perfecting their speeches in hopes of impressing the judges and securing the regional title.  Come out and support your local baristas. Get an insider’s look into what it takes to prepare coffee and come learn more about specialty coffee.

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October 27, 2013  Taste of the Central Coast
Santa Barbara, California
Taste of the Central Coast is an elegant fine food and wine tasting event showcasing local talent while raising funds to support the foster and high-needs children and families served by the Family Care Network. The event features top savory and pastry chefs and vintners on the Central Coast. In addition, the Taste of the Central Coast includes a silent and live auction offering weekend getaways and unique experiences.


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October 14, 2012  5th Annual Field to the Fork - Temecula, California
The Premier Wine, Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event in the Temecula Valley!  ENJOY delicious food from some of the region’s finest chefs. TREAT yourself to wine and beer tastings from our local wineries and breweries. LEARN about farming, viticulture, gardening, water conservation and more. GATHER for an inspired afternoon of local cuisine, premium wines, cold beer, and friendship.

October 15, 2012  The Chemistry of Cuisine - Santa Barbara, California
A panel discussion with Professor Miriam Rossi of Vassar College with four special guests at the Granada Theater's Founders Room in Santa Barbara.

October 27, 2012  Monterey Bay Sardine Festival - Monterey, California
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Celebration of the history of the sardine and those came to fish them and families that still do.   Sardine Cook-0ffs by Local Chefs, featuring all local Monterey Food and Beverages.  Held in the historic Monterey Custom Plaza at the historic Fisherman's Wharf..  Free Event.  Plenty of Parking.  All day entertainment.

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 1, 2011  6th Annual Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-Off
Castaic, California
This year, participants will enjoy live bands, 50/50 drawing, equine demonstrations, military displays and much more. Additionally, there will be games for all ages, and, of course, plentiful chili and other delicacies.

October 8-9, 2011  The Gourmet Experience - San Diego, California
(website no longer exists)     The Gourmet Experience has been POSTPONED and we are currently looking for dates in 2013. Once a date has been selected, we will be making the announcement on our website.

October 16-22, 2011  Dine Out for Farms Week - Modesto, California
American Farmland Trust's inaugural Dine Out for Farms is a national, week-long event that will bring together restaurants and customers to support a sustainable future for America's farms. Restaurants across the country will raise funds and awareness for American Farmland Trust's programs that support farms and help save the land that sustains us.

October 20, 2011  3rd Annual Wine & Gourmet Food Experience
Simi Valley, California
Enjoy and incredible evening of food and wine paring, featuring 14 selected wines and incredible small plate dinner menu, featuring artisan cheeses, locally grown produce and fine chocolates. Meet the wine makers and dance under the wings of Air Force One!  Tours of the Ronald Reagan Library are included and guests will receive a commemorative wine glass.

CALIFORNIA Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 7, 2010 - Morton's & the Mondavi Families: Celebrating the Legendary Blend - Napa Valley, California
A toast to the past, present and future. Join Morton's and the Mondavi Families during this extraordinary event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. For the first time, the 2nd and 3rd generations of the Mondavi Family will come together to host an unforgettable wine dinner. Broadcast live to 53 Morton's The Steakhouse private dining rooms.

October 16, 2010  20th Annual Return of the Salmon Festival
Anderson, California
The Coleman National Fish Hatchery will host over 40 exhibitors and will showcase its salmon spawning operations. A street fair in downtown Anderson will run in conjunction with the festival and will offer a traditional salmon bake.

October 27, 2010  White House Tea and Tour - Simi Valley, California
Traditional tea featuring scones, finger sandwiched and tea cakes that are elegantly presented by professional wait staff.  Following the tea guests will receive a docent led tour of the Museum.  Tea at the Reagan Library is truly and exceptional experience!



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