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UPLAND: Upland Lemon Festival April 26-28, 2019
Fairplex
60 E. 9th St.
Upland, CA
Free admission uplandlemonfestival.com
Friday  3-11 p.m.
Saturday  10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

SAN DIEGO: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival April 27-28, 2019  11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.  $10-60, tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com | tacos

HUGHSON: Hughson Fruit & Nut Festival April 27-28, 2019 Location: Hughson, CA Hughson Harvest Festival Hughson, CA hughsonharvestfestival.com | nuts

SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria BBQ Festival April 20, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Pioneer Park
1150 W. Foster Rd.
Santa Maria, CA, 93455
$15-35, facebook.com/SMBBQFestival/
Festival where a professional competition of 10 local businesses and professional BBQ'ers compete for bragging rights and our #1 Branding Iron Award. A team of local celebrity judges will vote on the "Best BBQ" at this event. You will be able to purchase BBQ, dessert items, drinks and various beers; enjoy live music, activities, a kids corner, and specialty merchandise vendors.
$35 All Access allows you to enjoy all of the above throughout the event as well as a separate competition for Best Backyard Cook and beer tasting from over 20 different Local and Regional Craft Breweries in our "Brews & Cues" event. You will be able to sample and vote for your favorite BBQ.

SANTA MARIA Strawberry Festival  April 26-28, 2019
Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg Santa Maria, CA
santamariafairpark.com Free strawberry tasting and desert eating contests, Cowboy Ken's trackless train, pony rides, a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival, commercial displays and petting zoo.

SACRAMENTO: Beer & Chili Festival April 20, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
Roosevelt Park
1615 9th St.
Sacramento, California
$20-40, sacramentobeerandchilifestival.com
Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival features the chili cook off competition and beer tastings served by outstanding breweries. Bike parking available along the fence, dogs welcome.

SAUSALITO: 5th Annual Lexus Culinary Classic April 26-28, 2019
Cavallo Point Lodge
601 Murray Cir.
Sausalito, CA 94965
$120-250 per event, or $750 all access pass online: lexusculinaryclassic.com (Lexus owners get discount on tickets)
Exciting lineup: Guest Chefs, Culinary Experts, Farmer's Market Excursion,  pro-cyclist Christian Vande Velde, Cooking Demonstrations, Wine Blending, and a private dinner at Skywalker Ranch chauffeured in a Lexus. Lexus Grand Tasting on Sunday afternoon features 10 participating chefs, Blackberry Farm Brewery and 20 Napa Valley Vintners winemakers, including champion racecar driver and Lexus Brand Ambassador Scott Pruett pouring wine from his own label. 

SAN DIEGO: Taste of Liberty Station April 24, 2019, 5-9 p.m. Featuring food, drinks, musical performances and art. Liberty Pass $30-40, tasteoflibertystation.com

BUENA PARK: Boysenberry Festival March-April
Knott's Berry Farm 8039 Beach Boulevard Buena Park, CA (714) 220-5200 knotts.com

SAN DIEGO: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival April 27-28, 2019  11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
$10-60, tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com

PERRIS: The Tamale Express Tamale Festival April 27, 2019, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 S A St.
Perris, CA 92570
Call Sonia at (951) 407-0866 | tamales

COLFAX: Chocolate Wine and Art Indulgence, April 27, 2019, 6-9 p.m. Sierra Vista Community Center 55 School Street, Colfax, CA, United States $20, sierravistacommunitycenter.org

LODI: Lodi Beerfest & BBQ Championship April 27, 2019
Ole Mettler Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
413 E. Lockeford Street
Lodi, CA 95240
$30-45, grapefestival.com

LOS ANGELES: Simply diVine: Food - Wine - Spirits April 27, 2019, 5 p.m.
Los Angeles, California Stroll Hollywood Forever while delighting the senses with samples from wineries, distilleries, breweries, juicers, and roasters. simplydivinela.org

NAPA: Vineyard to Vintner Weekend April 26-28, 2019.  April 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Digging Deeper: Vineyard Walks, Seminars and Tastings 12:30-3:30 p.m. 30th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration Location: 5900 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA. $, stagsleapdistrict.com/V2V

PORTERVILLE: Iris Festival Chili Cook-off April 27, 2019. portervillechamber.org

PISMO BEACH: Taste of Pismo April 27-28, 2019, 1-4 p.m. $65 Apr.27 | Free Apr. 28 tasteofpismo.com at Dinosaur Caves, sponsored by Pismo Beach Chamber

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Taste of HB Sunday April 28, 2019, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
(Exclusive VIP reception 11 AM to 12 noon) at the HB Sports Complex 18100 Goldenwest St. Huntington Beach, CA Tickets: $60-85, approx, tastehb.com

EUREKA: Spamley Cup Cook-Off  April 28, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Redwood Fields
2508 Fern St.
Eureka, California 95503
$10, free under age 12 years, humboldtcasa.org/spamley-cup/
10th Annual Spamley Cup Cook-Off pits teams competing with their best dish incorporating SPAM.  Audience tasters get to vote for your favorite SPAM dish. Music,  games for  kids, raffles and silent auctions supporting CASA. 15 teams will compete to make their best dish incorporating the famous canned meat SPAM and you'll have a chance to vote for the People's Choice Winner! There will be raffles, games, a silent auction, live music, and fun for the whole family! Admission $10 and includes tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Kids under 12 are free! All proceeds benefit Humboldt CASA's work to advocate for local foster children. Rain or shine. 

Teas...

SAN PEDRO: Tea by the Sea April 27, 2019, 19 a.m.-2 p.m.
Point Fermin Lighthouse grounds
807 W. Paseo del Mar
San Pedro CA 90731
Entrance is Free. No reservations required.
(310) 241-0684

SUNNYVALE: Hats Off to Spring Tea April 27-28, 2019, 2 p.m.
Heritage Park Museum
570 E. Remington
Sunnyvale, CA
Space is limited, so you must reserve in advance, $30, heritageparkmuseum.org

WOODLAND: Woodland Celtic Games & Festival April 27-28, 2019 at Yolo County Fairgrounds Woodland, CA Gates open at 9 a.m. both days, Event still on the last full weekend. $17-23, woodlandcelticgames.org

SARATOGA: Tea Ceremonies Third Sunday April to November or by Appointment Monday-Wednesday and Saturday $22-27 includes admission, hakone.com

SANTA BARBARA: Tea with a Princess April 28, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
3850 State Street
Tree Top Room
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
$35, eventbrite.com

PEBBLE BEACH: Food & Wine April 11-14, 2019 Pebble Beach Food & Wine features more than 100 celebrity chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries. During this unforgettable four-day celebration, enjoy intimate access. pbfw.com

MARIPOSA: Taste of Mariposa April 6, 2019
Fairgrounds, mariposafair.com

LOS ANGELES: Foodie Con  April 6-7, 2019 A 'Comic-Con' for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event will offer attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.  Time: Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4 p.m. Location: The REEF, Address: 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  foodiecon.org

ESCONDIDO: Bacon, Bourbon & Blues  April 6, 2019, 3-6 p.m.
The Centre, Home of Lexus Escondido
1205 Auto Park Way
Escondido, CA 92029
$40-50, thecentreescondido.com
Bourbon samplings, bacon-themed dish tastings, and live blues music! Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass. Must be 21+ with valid photo ID to attend. Sponsored by Lexus Escondido. 

TEMECULA: Food & Wine Pairing Festival and Blessing of the Vines at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa  southcoastwinery.com

LEMOORE: Lemoore Central Valley Pizza Festival April 12-14, 2019

BRAWLEY: Taco Showdown April 13, 2019, 5-9 p.m. North Plaza Park. Best Taco Contest, Taco Eating Contest, Beer Garden, Live Entertainment, Lucha Libre. brawleychamber.com

DAVIS: Picnic Day Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. UC Davis Campus 1 Shields Ave Davis, CA (530) 752-1011 ucdavis.edu Free admission

GUSTINE: Gustine Chamber of Commerce  Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting And Dinner April 13, 2019, 5-9 p.m. at the Al Goman Center. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at the Chamber office, gustinechamber@att.net, (209 ) 854-6975

LOS ANGELES: Vintage Fashion Show and Tea April 13, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a fashion show of authentic period costumes around the theme of "Romance Through the Ages" surrounded by historic Victorian homes while enjoying special tea service. Location: Heritage Square, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA.  $55  ($45 members, $10-15  ages 6-12), heritagesquare.org or (323) 225-2700

PEBBLE BEACH: Food & Wine April 11-14, 2019 Pebble Beach Food & Wine features more than 100 celebrity chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries. During this unforgettable four-day celebration, enjoy intimate access. pbfw.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Taste of the Bay, 6-9 p.m. cob.sfsu.edu/tasteofthebay City View at Metreon, 135 4th St. | taste

STOCKTON: Asparagus Festival April 13-14, 2019. San Joaquin Asparagus Festival location: San Joaquin County Fairgrounds 1658 S. Airport Way Stockton, CA 95202
sanjoaquinasparagusfestival.net

RED BLUFF: Red Bluff Round-up Regional April 13, 2019. In front of Courthouse Red Bluff, CA | ICS competition, chilicookoff.com | chili

TURLOCK: San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 a.m. Location: Stanislaus County Fair, 900 North Broadway
Turlock, CA, $10, SJVportuguesefestival.com | festivals

ARCADIA: Annual Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day April 14, 2019,  tokyocitycup.com.

FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Avocado Festival April 14, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE Avocado Festival focuses on the central role that the avocado plays in our lives. It is the immensely popular avocado that has become Fallbrook's trademark product. fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

SANTA CLARITA: Cowboy Chili Cook-off April 14, 2019  Cowboy Festival at Hart Park Santa Clarita, CA | ICS competition, chilicookoff.com | chili

BAKERSFIELD: Macaroni & Cheese Festival April 20, 2019 themacandcheesefest.com Cal State University, Bakersfield

LOS ANGELES: Foodie Con  April 6-7, 2019 A 'Comic-Con' for Foodies! This two-day shopping and educational event will offer attendees the chance to meet culinary purveyors, purchase the newest food trends, and experience cuisines from hand-selected vendors including food artisans, cookware and gadgets, restaurants, local chefs, food trucks, craft breweries, wineries, and more.  Time: Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4 p.m. Location: The REEF, Address: 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  foodiecon.org

PASADENA: The 4th Annual Masters of Taste luxury food and beverage festival April 7, 2019.  Join over 2,500 food and beverage enthusiasts and walk the Rose Bowl field while enjoying delicious, unlimited tastings from Master Chefs and restaurants, craft cocktail bars, wineries and local breweries. mastersoftastela.com

FOUNTAIN VALLEY: A Taste of Fountain Valley April 6, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at Los Caballeros Swim & Racquet Club

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LA QUINTA: Taste of La Quinta April 4, 2019 gcvcc.org

LEUCADIA: Taste of Leucadia April 4, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m. leucadia101.com

MARIPOSA: Taste of Mariposa April 6, 2019 mariposafair.com

SAN DIEGO Taste of Hillcrest April 13, 2019, 12-4 p.m. $30-35

SAN FRANCISCO: Taste of the Bay April 18, 2019, 6-9 p.m. City View at Metreon. $75-95, cob.sfsu.edu/tasteofthebay

IMPERIAL BEACH: Taste of IB April 27, 2019, 12-4 p.m.

YOUNTVILLE: Art, Sip & Stroll April 27, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$25, yountville.com

RIVERSIDE: Tamale Festival April 13, 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. White Park 3885 Market Street Riverside 92501. $15-53.55, rivtamalefestival.com | tamales

CHICO: California Nut Festival Saturday, April 18, 2020, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Patrick Ranch Museum 10381 Midway Chico, CA (530) 893-0545 californianutfestival.com

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