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September 4-6, 2020
24th Annual Original Long Beach Lobster Festival
Long Beach, California
Held at the picturesque Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach. We combine local popular artists, 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, and FREE e-Souvenir digital photos. Also, a Live Sports Tent and Children’s Area.

September 5-6, 2020  50th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
Millbrae, California
Festival-goers can taste their way around the world with twenty food vendors serving up flavorful fare with an international flair. A juried show, the festival will showcase the original work of 250 artists and craftspeople exhibiting their innovative wares.  Attendance: 65,000.

September 12, 2020  Annual Avocado & Margarita Street Festival
Morro Bay, California
Enjoy the Best California Avocados in all variations of culinary delights as well as refreshing margaritas, beer, local wines, specialty foods, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, a large family area for the younger crowd & the beautiful Embarcadero, Morro Bay. You could win a Year Supply of Avocados!   Enter the Best Avocado Recipe Contest. With sufficient submissions a souvenir recipe book will be printed and offered at the event. Awards given to the winners and recognized in the book.

September 12, 2020  10th Annual Barbera Festival - Plymouth, California
Barbera is becoming more and more popular in California. Many California producers offer a varietal Barbera. Barbera is a great food wine yet quite enjoyable on its own. Still, Barbera remains fairly obscure. The festival aims to bring Barbera to the attention of the general wine buying public. The event includes more than 70 California wineries, gourmet food, live music and local artists.

September 12-13, 2020  49th Annual Art & Wine Festival
Mountain View, California
Highlights include festive drink, stellar live music, incredible edibles, and kids' park.

September 12-13, 2020 - 28th Annual Goleta Lemon Festival
Goleta, California
You’ll find wonderful food, a fantastic family atmosphere, and a variety of entertainment and activities that have made this the most anticipated event in the Goleta Valley.

September 14-15, 2020 - California Food Expo - Fresno, California
Americas #1 agricultural community!  We are the premier expo for California food and beverage brands to connect with retail and foodservice buyers, engage with industry peers, and highlight our state’s rich and diverse food culture.

September 15-17, 2020  Annual National Heirloom Exposition
Santa Rosa, California
The "World's Fair of Pure Food"  Sonoma County Fairgrounds.  Come and see over 3000 varieties of heirloom produce—from every state. With more than 100 speakers and 300 natural food vendors, this is the world's largest heritage food event. The Exposition creates awareness on issues surrounding 'pure food'. Proceeds from this not-for-profit event benefit school gardens and other food programs.  Attendance: 18,000.

September 17-19, 2020  89th PCCA Convention - Aptos, California
Since 1932, the Pacific Coast Coffee Association has strived to encourage growth and prosperity in the coffee business. We continue to celebrate and support all businesses and entities operating in the coffee industry.

September 17-20, 2020  Lodi Grape Festival - Lodi, California
The Festival’s mission and main purpose is to promote the agriculture and agricultural products of San Joaquin County, and to offer diverse forms of agricultural education. The Festival strives to present unique, family – oriented exhibits that not only entertain, but educate and enlighten.


September 17-20, 2020 - Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair
Grass Valley, California
Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States.  In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free!  (Although there is a fee for the Draft Horse performances, admission to the Fairgrounds is free).  Backyard BBQ and Chef’s Challenge, live entertainment and tastings from the various chefs.  Bounty of the County - a pairing of fabulous local chefs with the produce and meats of Nevada County Grown farmers and ranchers. This is local, fresh, and delicious food at its best – and a feast for your palate.  Visit the Floriculture Building to see exhibitors compete for cash awards and ribbons by showcasing their finest fruits, vegetables and crafts. Produce Characters, Painted Pumpkins and Prizes!   Live Horse Shoeing Competition; An exhibit of Early Day Gas Engines; Railroad Exhibit; Western Trade Show; Treat Street Goodies; Clogging Jamboree; Live Bluegrass and Western Music Fest.

September 19, 2020 - 15th Annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival
Fair Oaks, California
The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is a celebration of our rural history and present village atmosphere.  The Village of Fair Oaks, colonized around 1895, was home to orange and citrus groves as well as olive orchards and assorted farm animals and, without a doubt, chickens were among them.  Today the Fair Oaks chickens enjoy the freedom and hospitality of the village they call home.  Attendance: 15,000.

September 19, 2020  6th Annual Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship - Oroville, California

September 25, 2020 - 3rd Annual Polk Street Fall Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores Polk Street from Sutter to Filbert, 4pm to 8pm.


September 25-27, 2020
123rd Annual Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
Sonoma, California
The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is Sonoma Valley’s annual tradition of celebrating the harvest of wine grapes and the yearly crush. Since 1897 the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been celebrating the Sonoma Valley’s bounty, community, and local culture. California’s oldest festival, this Sonoma tradition takes place the last full weekend of September in downtown Sonoma’s historic Plaza. The Festival benefits many Sonoma Valley community projects and non-profits.

September 26, 2020
California Brew & BBQ Festival
Santa Barbara, California
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.  Enjoy tri-tip from top Santa Barbara restaurants as they compete for Best BBQ!  Meet World Champion Pitmaster, Doug Scheiding and taste his award-winning BBQ. Grab your souvenir glass and start sipping just a frisbee throw away from the sparkling Pacific, while One2Tree, a soulful reggae band, and The Neighborhood Thieves keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where beer is king.

September 26, 2020  Annual Banana Festival
Port of Hueneme, California
There is something for everyone at this family friendly event. Highlights include great food, delectable banana desserts, live bands, an arts and crafts marketplace, and lots of fun kid’s activities.  Experience the interworking of the Port with tours, educational displays, and an auto pavilion, all while enjoying one of the Port’s largest imports – Bananas!  Enter your favorite recipe in the Best Banana Recipe Contest.

September 26, 2020  6th Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest
Freemont, California
The Fremont Chamber of Commerce Burger & Brew Fest was created to celebrate the variety of craft breweries in northern CA. The event featured sampling from bay area breweries, mouthwatering burgers and sliders, gourmet snack vendors, local business booths, art and craft vendors, and live entertainment, including The Burger Throwdown - a burger cooking competition.

September 27, 2020  36th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
Venice, California
Promotes the vibrant creativity that makes Venice, California so unique. Organized by the Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) to raise funds to reinvest back into the community to support youth and families. Featuring a unique array of local artisan crafts, live music, good food, and commitment to the environment. Includes food from Strictly Vegan, Hello Harvest, Soft Peaks Confections, Border Grill Truck, and more.  Attendance: 100,000+.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
waiting for new dates

September 1, 2019 - 38th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration
Livermore, California
New this year, our event will be held at the top of the Las Positas College campus.  Enjoy backdrops of windmills and vineyards, 40+ wineries, food trucks, live music, arts & craft vendors and more.  This exclusive event is open only to ticket holders- don't miss out on a wine country celebration!  Join us for great wine, bands, mini wine seminars, wine tasting, lawn games, food trucks and more. Our VIP section includes reserve tastings, exclusive lounge areas, complimentary food, and additional VIP experiences.

September 1-30, 2019 - California Wine Month - Statewide, California
California Wine Month in September celebrates one of our signature agricultural products and all that vintners and growers bring to the economy, culture and lifestyle of the Golden State.

September 7, 2019  23rd Julian Grape Stomp Festa - Julian, California
Celebrate the harvest of the grapes with a real, olde-world style grape stomp and festa at the Menghini Winery. Italian music, dancing, bocci ball competitions, wine tasting, food and crafts.  Attendance: 2,000.

September 7, 2019  20th Annual Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting
Napa, California
Featuring Mount Veeder Wines From 25 Wineries. Chef Selected Food Pairings. Raffle For a Mount Veeder Wine Cellar. Live Music In The Gardens.

September 7, 2019 - Annual Plate by Plate - San Francisco, California
Plate by Plate is the oldest and largest Asian American tasting benefit in the nation.  This signature gala will once again showcase savory food and dessert delicacies prepared by talented chefs from the best restaurants in Los Angeles, as well as samplings from premier wineries and beverage companies.

September 7-8, 2019  Crawfish and Catfish Festival
Woodland, California
Yolo County Fairgrounds. Featuring authentic tastes of Louisiana, Southern BBQ, Soul Foods, Latin foods and Asian/Cajun Fusion cuisine. Specialties offered include crawfish, catfish, alligator, frog legs, shrimp, oysters, gumbo, jambalaya, sausages, hot dogs, wings, garlic noodles, beignets and pralines. Visit the Central Grocery and learn how to cook some favorites at the New Cooking School. Purchase live crawfish and learn how to boil them.  Live Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Jazz, R & B, Latin and Funk on three stages.  Other festival activities include cooking demos, you can enter the Jambalaya Cook Off, take Zydeco dance lessons, race crawfish, Catch and Release Catfish pool, enjoy the kid's zone, vendor marketplace, Sportsman's Paradise Outdoor Expo and a Cornhole Tournament.

September 7-8, 2019  Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
San Francisco, California
EVENT ON HIATUS FOR 2019.  In 2019, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company will take a hiatus from producing the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival to reimagine the chocolate experience and fine-tune the philanthropic event. We apologize for the disappointment this may cause our loyal Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival fans.  Attendance: 40,000.

September 7-8, 2019 - 35th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival
Pittsburg, California
The Pittsburg Seafood Festival has long been one of the keystone events in Contra Costa County. Experience the Seafood Festival in up-and-coming Old Town Pittsburg

September 7-8, 2019 - Northern California Gourd Art Competition
Plymouth, California
California Gourd Society - Northern California Gourd Competition.  Held at the Amador Flower Farm and Hosted by the Amador Gourd Artists.

September 8, 2019 - Food & Wine Classic - Saratoga, California
The highly anticipated gourmet event of the season! Sample fare from some of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area and enjoy tastings from many of the region's finest wineries in the elegant setting of Montalvo's historic Villa and picturesque grounds. Guests will also enjoy live and silent auctions featuring luxurious wines lots and utterly unique experience packages. 

September 12, 2019  An Evening on the Beach - Santa Monica, California
Notable Los Angeles chefs each preparing a signature dish on an open grill set directly on the sand. Guests will sample tempting summer menus, enjoy freshly shucked oysters and taste the wines of select boutique vintners. Live music. The silent auction will feature an expanded selection of very special luxury travel. Benefitting St. Vincent Meals on Wheels

September 14, 2019 - 3rd annual Calaveras Wine, Cheese and Olive Festival - San Andreas, California
Foothill wineries, some whose grapes harken back to the Gold Rush days, will be pouring their best vintages. Cheese and Olive purveyors, several local to the area, will be offering delicious samples of their craft. Live music and a silent auction will round out the evening.  The Rotary Club of San Andreas produces this festival with volunteer help. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the Meals on Wheels program of Common Ground Senior Services.

September 14, 2019  ’49er Festival, Chili & Salsa Cook-Off!
Groveland, California
This all day event begins with a pancake breafast followed by a real small-town parade through downtown Groveland. The highlight of the day is the Chili Cook-off with local chefs vying for top awards in three categories: Beans, No Beans and Vegetarian Chili. Free music, kids zone, auction and raffle. (Annually, 3rd Saturday in September)  (also: )

September 14, 2019  Sample the Sierra: South Lake Tahoe Farm-to-Fork Festival - South Lake Tahoe, California
The emerging foodie paradise will showcase the talents of over 60 participants: chefs, restaurants, brewers, winemakers and farmers during the South Lake Tahoe festival. Sample the Sierra has created an opportunity for the South Shore’s tastemakers to present their food and drink in an easily digestible format. Nearly 1,500 attendees will explore the area’s gastronomic offerings via 20 booths of regionally sourced cuisine paired with locally crafted wine, beer and spirits.

September 14, 2019  L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade
Los Angeles, California
At Royce Quad on UCLA’s campus.  Culinary greats from across the country will come together to prepare and serve their delicious dishes while raising funds and awareness for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, benefiting childhood cancer research.

September 14-15, 2019  Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
Santa Clara, California
The festival will feature the talents of local and regional artists with nearly 175 booths, 25 community groups serving international foods, fine wines, micro-brewed beer and entertainment on three stages, and the popular Kids Kingdom.  (also: )  Attendance: 50,000.

September 14-15, 2019  37th Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Capitola, California
The festival combines art, wine, music, and food all in Capitola Village by the Sea. Over 150 fine artists and 22 wineries will participate in this year's event.

September 14-Oct 27, 2019  Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest and German Food Fest - Lake Arrowhead, California
Enjoy our Annual Oktoberfest in the Alpine Village of Lake Arrowhead.   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.

September 17-19, 2019  SHFM National Conference
Palm Springs, California
Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management.

September 19-22, 2019  Annual Walnut Festival
Walnut Creek, California
Celebrates the history of growing walnuts in the area and raises money to benefit the community.

September 19-29, 2019  Farm-to-Fork Festival - Sacramento, California
Join us for the largest farm-to-fork event of the year — the annual Farm-to-Fork Festival on Capitol Mall in Downtown Sacramento.  Experience the best of the Sacramento region’s abundant food selection by sampling produce, meat, fish, wine, craft beer, cheese, olive oil and a wide array of everything related to farm-to-fork eating.  Designed to showcase where our food and drinks come from, the free Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year, which drew 35,000 people.  Attendance: 35,000.

September 20-22, 2019 - 34th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival - Northstar, California
Music fills the air, chefs engage in friendly battle at the Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook Off and fine wine and delicious food reign supreme. In addition, you’ll find the gourmet marketplace, kids' cooking classes, the Village Grape Stomp, art exhibits and more, culminating with the Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting.

September 21, 2019 - California Vegetarian Food Festival + Symposium
San Francisco, California
The famous site of San Francisco’s old exposition center will be the home of the 4th iteration of the California Vegetarian Food Festival + Symposium, as this popular plant-based celebration arrives at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, a Non-Plus Ultra venue.

September 21-22, 2019 - Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes
Los Gatos, California
A free family friendly event featuring food, wine, beer, art and craft exhibits, and live music.  The kids zone offers snow cones and a bouncy castle.  Don’t miss the town’s one and only art and wine festival.

September 21-22, 2019  Annual Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival
Lafayette, California
The annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, held the 3rd weekend in September, is the one of the largest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Art, handmade crafts, sample foods from top local restaurants and enjoy quality wines and microbrews, and enjoy continuous music from our two main stages.  Attendance: 100,000.

September 22, 2019 - Taste of Chico - Chico, California
Restaurants, breweries, wineries and beverage distributors treat event participants to fabulous fare while they stroll Downtown streets brimming with culture. Four main stages host continuous, live music and performances while the “Open Air Art Gallery” previews fine artists from the Chico Art Center’s Open Studios Art Tour.  Attendance: 15,000.

September 22-29, 2019  Annual San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego, California
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County.

September 27, 2019 - Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series - Santa Cruz, California
September 27th TBD.  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.

September 27-28, 2019  Harvest Festival and Parade
Arroyo Grande, California
The Harvest Festival serves as a tribute to agriculture, the area’s leading industry. Among the many attractions features is a parade, toe-tapping entertainment, agricultural exhibits, and an array of food, game, and arts and crafts booths. This festival is focuses on the local non-profit organizations that serve the community. Since 1937, the people of Arroyo Grande have participated in this well-loved celebration. The Harvest Festival is a chance to look back at our history and past traditions.

September 27, 2019  Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll
Los Altos, California
Stroll Downtown Los Altos while sampling some of the area’s best craft beers and enjoying live music during the Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll, from 6 – 9 pm.

September 28, 2019  Kelseyville Pear Festival - Kelseyville, California
Kelseyville celebrates 25+ years of living agriculture heritage with a celebration that is a FREE fun-filled family day.  Pear ice cream, pear pies, shakes, pear tasting and pear margaritas are fun to try.  A fiercely competitve pear dessert contest is held the day before. New this year is the Wine Tasting Tent feature Lake County specialties.   Three performance stages, antique farm equipment, a Horse Faire, and Kid’s Town. Start the day with a country breakfast at the Kelseyville Fire House at 7:00 am and then the parade down Main Street at 9:30 am.  Attendance: 10,000.

September 28, 2019  Crush 2019 - Temecula, California
This is the ONE and ONLY event showcasing all our member wineries of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association - all in one location!  Enjoy a walk-about tasting of award winning Temecula winesand culinary bites from local and winery restaurants.

September 28, 2019  11th Annual A Taste of Soquel - Soquel, California
Food and Music for the Common Good. A Benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank.

September 28-29, 2019  7th Annual Jelly Belly Candy Palooza
Fairfield, California
Takes place at the 15-acre Jelly Belly Visitors Center. Candy Sampling, Quality Art and Craft Vendors, Carnival Rides, Midway Games, Wine and Chocolate Experience, Pony Rides and much more! Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Tours!

September 28-29, 2019  San Juan Capistrano Greek Fest
San Juan Capistrano, California
San Juan Capistrano Greek Fest invites you to come enjoy delicious Greek food and wine, as well as organic olive tasting and learn the benefits of cooking healthier with olive oil. Our event also lets you enjoy a taste of Greece with live Greek music and Greek dancing, dance lessons, a sports bar, and much more. The event is fun for the family and free.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
waiting for new dates

September 1-2, 2018 - Annual Sebastopol Cajun-Zydeco Festival
Sebastopol, California

September 1-2, 2018 - Whisky Live - Pleasanton, 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.  Attendance: 2,000.

September 7, 2018 - Taste of the Grove - Morro Bay, California
Enjoy farm-to-table pairing with area farmers and local chefs to present tantalizing avocado-themed dishes. Enjoy food demos, educational opportunities (including an avocado-centric component) and dozens of local dishes... as well as local mixology, wine, and brewery pairings. Combine incredible ambiance, delicious cuisine & hand-crafted spirits with Live Music & the breathtaking Central Coast weather for the Ultimate Evening Out!

September 8, 2018 - Bear Republic's Oktoberfest Cellar Party
Healdsburg, California
Don't miss this unique opportunity to mingle with the brew team and sample Bear Republic's entries to this year's Great American Beer Festival® alongside some rarities we will be dusting off from our cellar!  Enjoy hand passed hors d' oeuvres created in collaboration by our Executive Chef and the brew team that are designed to pair with the day's beer offerings.  As is the case every year, this event will sell out, so get your tickets soon! We hope to see you there!

September 13, 2018  Celebrity Chef Tour - Calabasas, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

September 13, 2018  26th Annual Taste of Downtown
San Diego, California
From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Experience the flavors of Downtown by sampling tasty bites from more than 40 restaurants throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, and East Village. Discover new eateries as you feast your way around town.  The Taste of Downtown has established itself as one of the premiere culinary events in San Diego. Be sure to get your tickets in advance, because this popular self-guided tour is guaranteed to sell out quickly. Tickets are only $35 in advance and $40 the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit the Downtown San Diego Partnership, a non-profit organization committed to the vibrancy of San Diego’s world-class urban center.

September 15, 2018  Martinis on the Plaza - Martinez, California
Enjoy a magical evening under the enchantment of a starry sky, a babbling plaza fountain, graceful white tents & dancing twinkle lights as you travel back in time to the elegance of the 1940's Rat Pack era. Partake of specialty martinis, epicurean delights from regional restaurants, and live big band swing music as we celebrate Martinez's heritage as the birthplace of the Martini.

September 15-16, 2017  Glendi - Santa Rosa, California

September 15-16, 2018  California Beer Festival - Ventura
Ventura, California
Come experience over 140 craft beers on tap at Craft Beer Heaven on Saturday, as well as mouth watering food and great entertainment. The Blues, Brews and BBQ event will be held on Sunday. CBF's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer!

September 21-23, 2018  Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
Redondo Beach, California
THIS EVENT IS ON HIATUS. It may or may not return.

September 23, 2018  Annual Taste of Local Festival - Ventura, California
There will be no 2018 Taste of Local Festival.  Will return in 2019.  We will not be presenting the 2018 edition of Taste of Local Festival. We encourage you to take the money you may have spent on attending the festival and spend it with one of our amazing local businesses or non-profits. Or, make a donation to The Local Love Project, helping us to continue our work providing relief and support to those affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides.  We will be back! The 2019 Taste of Local Festival dates will be announced this fall.

September 30, 2018  Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration
Fulton, California
Join us as we toast the bounty of harvest with this exclusive event sure to please even the most discerning palate.  Enjoy farm fresh produce straight from our garden, live cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, unique plates from select local purveyors, dynamic educational seminars and demonstrations – featuring everything from wine blending to truffle hunting; barrel making to mozzarella stretching – outdoor painting sessions, live music, and of course, exceptional Kendall-Jackson wines!

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September 23-24, 2017  Green Festival Expo - Los Angeles, California
Green Festival is back in LA for our 6th year! Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 200 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle! SHOP. TASTE. ENJOY

September 23-24, 2017  Julian Apple Days Festival - Julian, California
Welcome to the Julian Apple Days Festival!  A special weekend full of fun for the whole Family!

Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
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September 3, 2016  Brews & Bites - San Luis Obispo, California
San Luis Brewers Guild. The annual Brews & Bites festival will take place in the Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. The festival, which goes from 12-5 pm, will feature 9 breweries based in San Luis Obispo County and 4 breweries out of northern Santa Barbara County. Participating breweries will be featuring their craft beers with food from local restaurants and there will be live music.

Sept 10, 2016  Long Beach Craft Brew Circus & Food Extravaganza
Long Beach, California

September 16, 2016  Pop-Up Dinner - Lake Tahoe, California
Join us for a special evening with our celebrity chef, Clint Jolly at Park Prime Steakhouse inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. You’ll enjoy four courses consisting of Sierra Nevada-grown ingredients paired with delicious local wines.

September 16-23, 2016  Tahoe South Restaurant Week 2016
Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, California
Aligning with Sample the Sierra, Tahoe South Restaurant Week returns! Restaurants from Meyers to Zephyr Cove will offer special menus and deals, featuring the best of the South Shore culinary scene. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant, connect with friends and family, or reward the team after a successful summer season.

September 18, 2016 - Annual Jewish Food Faire - Carmichael, California
Foodies from all over northern California will enjoy home cooked delicious traditional and modern Jewish food such as Lox and Eggs, Matzo Ball Soup, Bagels and Cream Cheese, Corned Beef Sandwiches, Latkes, Rye Bread, Falafel and So Much More! Also enjoy live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, arts/crafts, and cultural activities. Congregation Beth Shalom.

September 18, 2016  33rd Annual Wine & Roses  - San Diego, California

September 23-25, 2016  Italian Feast of San Gennaro LA
Hollywood, California

September 24, 2016  Hot Tamale Festival - Norco, California
Mark your calendars and join us in Norco from 11:00 am-8:00 pm for some traditional fun, food and music at the Hot Tamale Festival at SilverLakes Park.  The Hot Tamale Festival celebrates Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California's culture and honors the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed to our rich multicultural community.  This family friendly event  is FREE and features live music, dancing,  petting zoo, tamale eating contest, tamale cook – off and more.


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September 5-6, 2015  Whisky Live at the Games
San Francisco, California

September 11, 2015  Ventura County Agricultural Summit
Ventura County, California

September 19, 2015  Sweets Festival 2015
Alameda County Fairgrounds, California

Sept. 19, 2015  Blazin' Hog Competition BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival
Mariposa, California

September 24-27, 2015  Savor the Central Coast
San Luis Obispo County, California
Hit the road with the editors of Sunset magazine and experience the food, wine and lifestyle of the iconic California Central Coast at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast! The culinary exploration boasts celebrity and master chefs, beer and wine tastings, Sunset editors, Adventure Tours, special events, dinners, and more!  All roads lead to SAVOR.

September 26-27, 2015  The Yummy California Sweets Show
Los Angeles, California

September 27, 2015  Rough and Ready Chili Cook-off
Rough and Ready, California
On the final Sunday of September, locals and visitors from around the area come to Rough and Ready to enjoy our annual Chili Cook-off.  Formerly a sanctioned event, the town decided, in 2004, to “ secede”  from the International Chili Society and do it Rough and Ready Style, with Rough and Ready Rules!  Now, any individual or group can sign up to cook their version of the world’s best chili.  Starting at 11:30, tasting kits are sold for $5, allowing visitors to sample each pot and vote for their favorite.  Cookers win cash prizes for best chili, while guests enjoy the fun and laughter of the Fruit Jar Pickers, shop at the crafters’ booths, participate in the Hoot ‘n Holler contest, enter the prize raffles and watch our town Blacksmith exhibit his talents.

September 30, 2015  White House Lunch & Tour - Simi Valley, California
Celebrate the beginning of fall at our spectacular White House Lunch and Tour under the wings of Air Force One.  Enjoy an elegant served meal and delectable dessert prepared by our Presidential Chef, which comes complete with linen and china service, fresh flowers on the table, and a professional wait staff to attend to your needs.  Wine will be available for purchase.  Lunch will take place from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., followed by a two-hour docent led tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum, Football! The Exhibition, and the amazing Air Force One Pavilion.  This all-inclusive offer is only $59.95 per person and reservations must be made by 8:00 a.m. on September 28, 2015 (tax and gratuity included).  Don’t miss out on this wonderful event.



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