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Top Food, Beer & Wine Festivals

A real-life cornucopia, California is one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. For example, we are by far the country’s top grower of avocados and strawberries. Unofficially, the state is also the national leader in food festivals. That is because Californians not only excel at growing and preparing food, they love to celebrate it, too. Attend events throughout the year that honour everything from Dungeness crab to tamales, artichokes and dates. And, of course, plenty of California wine and craft beer, too. Watch cooking demonstrations by star chefs, enjoy live entertainment and sample surprising speciality foods. Garlic ice cream, anyone?

November

Honour the harvest season at this remarkable, family-friendly event, hosted at the beautiful Full Belly Farm in the fertile Capay Valley. The valley, north-west of Sacramento, has one of the world...

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April

Get ready for the Central Coast’s ultimate gathering of the culinary world. Now in its ninth year, this luxurious event is one of those star- and spectacle-studded experiences you simply have to...

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July

Vampires beware: this is one garlic-infused weekend that you’ll want to miss. Everyone else—go, at least once, to this unforgettably odiferous and one-of-a-kind event. See how creative chefs can...

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Eat Drink SF

Revel in the flavours of the ultimate foodie city as San Francisco’s premier chefs—many of them movers and shakers in the sustainability movement—strut their stuff at the ...

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November

Local and international talent gathers at the gustatory tribute to all that’s good about wine & food (and there’s beer too); the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is San Diego’s largest...

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September

With the nickname “America’s farm-to-fork capital,” it’s only appropriate that Sacramento celebrates the bounty sourced from 1.4 million acres of surrounding farmland with this unique food event...

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October

The first avocado trees in California were planted around 1871 and now the state grows a whopping 90 percent of the crop harvested in the U.S. So it makes sense that one of the state’s top growing...

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