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May 1, 2016  Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race
Phoenixville, 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 3-6, 2016  Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and breweries. The Craft Brewers Conference: Over 2,600 brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together. BrewExpo America allows exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant professionals encounter the latest and the best that industry vendors have to offer.


May 5, 2016  14th 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 6, 2016  Harrisburg Wine Festival - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
One night, 100+ vintners, 600+ wines, 5pm – 8:30pm.  State Museum of Pennsylvania.

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 7, 2016  Wassail at Frecon's Cidery - Boyertown, Pennsylvania
The entire Frecon's Cidery portfolio of hard ciders will be available for tasting, including The Crabby Granny, The Early Man and The Hogshead - all gluten-free and made from apples grown right in the Frecon Farms orchard. Persons of all ages are welcome to attend. Food trucks like WildeFire Wood-Fired Pizza will serve up delicious foods for you to purchase that will pair with your cider(s).  Featuring local bluegrass, jazz, blues and improvisational rock band favorites.

May 7, 2016  6th 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 8, 2016  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.


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!

May 14, 2016  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 14, 2016  6th 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 14, 2016  8th 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 14-15, 2016  Taste of Pennsylvania Wine & Music Festival
York, Pennsylvania
A fundraising event hosted by Sons of the American Legion.  Sample great wines from wineries from across Pennsylvania, together with an ever growing assortment of live music, fresh food and unique vendors. Admission to the festival is free—pay only if you want to drink. Talk with the vintners and enjoy limitless sampling of wines from across the state.

May 20-21, 2016  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 21, 2016  Food Truck a Palooza - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
GoodTaste! Pittsburgh and Steel City Media are excited to announce what promises to be the biggest food truck event to hit Pittsburgh - and we're looking for food trucks from the region to participate!

May 21, 2016  9th 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 fo

May 21-22, 2016  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 21-22, 2016  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!

May 28-29, 2016  9th Annual Great PA FlavorFest
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!


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


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 17, 2014  Tastyfest 2014 - Shillington, Pennsylvania
All day cooking demonstrations at Tasty LIcks BBQ Supply Showroom.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 14, 2013  Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Join Chef Kevin Sbraga as he hosts acclaimed Philadelphia chefs to create a special six-course dinner to help end childhood hunger.




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