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May 1, 2020
School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 2, 2020
Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Held at Washington Crossing Historic Park, the site where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. Brewfest will offer beer tasting, music, and food and will benefit this historic landmark.

May 6, 2020  Annual Flavors of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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.

May 8, 2020  Harrisburg Wine Festival - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This premier luxury wine event has been an integral part of the Pennsylvania Wine Week since 2004. Our partnership with the PA Liquor Control Board enables us to bring to Central Pennsylvania the finest vintners from around the world, not just the Keystone State.

May 9, 2020  12th Annual BrewFest at Mount Hope
Mount Hope, Pennsylvania
Fill your sampling glass with unique brews from a variety of different breweries from across the country.

May 10, 2020  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 15-16, 2020  Annual Rhubarb Festival - Intercourse, Pennsylvania
See the fastest rhubarb cars in our world-famous rhubarb derby. ¤Best Rhubarb Dessert in Lancaster County´ Baking Contest. Dance down Pepper Lane to our Rhubarb Stroll. Rhubarb dips, sauces, pies and delectable rhubarb drinks. Always 3rd Fri & Sat in May.

May 16, 2020 - 13th Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival
Montrose, Pennsylvania
Taste and purchase Pennsylvania wines and gourmet chocolates  at their best. Lots of great music, arts and crafts, wine & chocolate recipe demonstrations, home wine making demonstrations and food & chocolate candy samplings that make a perfect backdrop.


May 16-17, 2020 - Strawberry Festival - Lahaska, Pennsylvania
Strawberries served up in various forms - dipped in chocolate, in assorted pastries and shortcake, jams, fritters and fresh and unadorned. Live entertainment, pie-eating contests, and artisan area.

May 16-17, 2020  South 9th Street Italian Market Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The annual festival is held at the nation's oldest outdoor market. It’s an extravaganza for the senses — streets lined with vendors offering every Italian delicacy possible, live entertainment, fun contests and more!  (also: )

May 23-24, 2020 - Annual FlavorFest at Mount Hope
Mount Hope, Pennsylvania
FlavorFest takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, from 11:00AM until 5:00PM. Offering free admission, free parking and free wine sampling from over twenty wineries, this festival provides a showcase of Pennsylvania's diverse culinary, wine offerings and the finest in PA artisan crafts and is sure to be a weekend of fun and delicious entertainment for the whole family that signals the beginning of summer. Enjoy cooking demos with regional chefs, culinary workshops, wine sampling and sales, a mix of musical entertainment, a special children's section, hand-crafted wares by local artisans and much more! FlavorFest is family friendly and perfect for all ages!

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May 1, 2019 - 16th Annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Over the last decade, the Pittsburgh Wine Festival has grown from a highly specialized event into one that welcomes guests with all levels of wine experience. Whether you are a novice wine drinker who is looking to expand your palate with hundreds of wineries to sample, or you are a serious collector looking to try, buy and cellar the best of this year’s releases, our Festival is the only place to get it all.  The event will feature over 165 vendors serving over 500 different wines, so some experienced attendees will come with a strategy. Others will not, but regardless of the plan of attack, everyone enjoys a diverse selection.

May 4, 2019  9th Annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Get ready for some of the best local bands, great food and most of all a festival of beer from all over the world! 75+ beers will be available to sample from some of your favorite breweries this year. Don’t miss out on drinking and judging some of America’s finest beers and even talking beer with some of the craft beer brewers themselves!

May 4-5, 2019 - Cinco De Mayo Bash - Oaks, Pennsylvania
Join Food Truck Craze for our Cinco De Mayo Bash, located OUTSIDE at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA! Your ticket gives you access to a wide variety of food trucks and vendors, live music, adult beverage tents, free games, sponsor activations, table and seating areas and MORE! Other onsite activities available for additional cost on the day of event, including a zip line! This is a rain or shine event, with a limited number of tickets available for each session.

May 5, 2019  Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race - Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Held on the first Sunday of May every year, the event has become one of the Philadelphia area's favorite beer-focused celebrations. A German menu complements one of the largest offerings of bock beers in the US. The running of the ruminants finishes near the festival area.


May 11, 2019
Dillsburg PickleFest
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
PickleFest activities include a Street Fair featuring a variety of Arts and Crafts vendors along with businesses, local organizations and food vendors. The Pickle Chase 5K that benefits Miranda's Smile begins at 9:00 am (registration at Maple Shade Barn starting at 7:00 am), followed by the 1 Mile Fun Run for the kids. Various Entertainment throughout the day with a special performance by Buck ‘n Chet. Pickle Eating contest. British and Foreign Car & Bike Show. Displays and Demonstrations by the Art Center. Pickle Soup. Mr. & Mrs. Pickle. Quilt Show. Bounce house and children’s activities. Plus a whole lot more.

May 18-19, 2019
Taste of Pennsylvania
York, Pennsylvania
We extend an invitation for you to join us for a family-friendly weekend of PA wines, unique vendors, local food, and live bands at The Annual Taste of Pennsylvania Wine and Music Festival.  Try Over 250 Pennsylvania Wines.  It's all about trying and finding that glass of wine that is juuuust right. Try as much or as little as you want. You can also just buy a bottle and sit on the grass.  If wine isn't your thing, join us for Brew Kids on the Block, a tour of PA's 20 or so newest breweries.  Let your friends buy you a Designated Driver pass and proudly sip on your free water and sodas all day!  Most of all...Relax with a bottle of wine on the grass and enjoy live music on our main stage provided by local artists.

May 29-June 1, 2019  Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival
Erie, Pennsylvania
The Erie Rib Fest is celebrating 27+ years of delicious, fall-off-the bone BBQ, great entertainment arts and crafts, vendors, demonstrations, promotions and fun for the entire family.

May 30-June 2, 2019  Brandywine Strawberry Festival
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Building on 4 decades of success, the Strawberry Festival has become one of the most highly anticipated, family oriented events in our area. The beautiful grounds of the Brandywine Hospital are filled with exciting entertainment, family fun, food, laughter, music and more. Benefits health and human service organizations throughout the area.  Attendance: 25,000.

May 31-June 9, 2019  Philly Beer Week - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
America's best Beer-Drinking City.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 6-7, 2016  8th Annual 'Smoke in the Valley' BBQ Competition
Green Lane, Pennsylvania
The Green Lane Volunteer Fire Company is once again holding the Smoke in the Valley BBQ Cook-off Competition. Smoke in the Valley is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Over 50 teams from the U.S. and Canada will compete in this years event for various prize monies, judging will be Saturday afternoon.  There will be live music Friday night and Saturday. There will also be food vendors along with a wide variety of Crafters/Artisans and games for the kids. Open to the public no admission fee.

May 8, 2016 - Farm-To-Table Dinner Series - Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
Beech Springs Farm will be kicking off their 2016 Farm-to-Table dinner series on May 8 with two special dining experiences for Mom.  Join us and celebrate Mother’s Day for a Celebratory Brunch from 11:00-2:00 pm or a Savory Spring Supper and the smooth jazz sounds of Tom Colgan from 5 to 8 pm.  Enjoy an unmatched experience as you dine in the farm's historic 1867 barn, stroll the gardens and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Beech Springs Farm.  Beech Springs Farm has a CSA program that provides a complete food experience for locals and visitors.  This event is a true farm-to-table experience, celebrating Adams County’s regional offerings and agriculture!


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 2, 2015  BUZZ Off - West Chester, Pennsylvania
An AHA sanctioned homebrew competition presented by BUZZ, Brewers United for Zany Zymurgy club.

May 3, 2015  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

May 13-17, 2015  MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
Various locations, Pennsylvania
The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival has been canceled "indefinitely" as organizers have struggled with declining attendance and unpaid bills



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