California Festivals


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CHULA VISTA: Taste of Third and Art Walk Taste April 12, 2015
4-8 p.m. is Taste only
Taste your Way Through the Village with over 15 participants

ST. HELENA: Appellation St. Helena Bash April 9, 2016,  6-8:30 p.m.
St. Helena, California
$90-125 approx.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to mingle with noted winemakers, famous chefs, and wine-loving celebrities, while supporting the future of wine education in America.

TEMPLETON: Earth Day Food & Wine Festival April 23, 2016
Castoro Cellars - main event
Templeton, CA

PEBBLE BEACH: March 31- April 3, 2016  Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach, California
Tickets: $100 - up
60 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assemble to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime. Enjoy lunches, dinners and wine tastings. Educate yourself with cooking demonstrations. Experience the most legendary grand tasting the California coast has ever seen. Pebble Beach FOOD & WINE 5th Anniversary celebration is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 75 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you'll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.

SEBASTOPOL: Apple Blossom Festival April 16-17, 2016
Sebastopol, California

Held each year in April, this event includes, dining, parties, a fantastic parade, carnival and other events throughout Sebastopol. Sponsored by the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce, each year carries a new theme.

DANA POINT: Orange County Wine Festival April 15-16, 2016
 Wine, food, music, sun and sea. Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California's finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music - at the biggest wine festival under the sun!
Sunset Reserve & Rare Wine Tasting -  Friday
Laguna Cliffs Marriott- VUE Lawn
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Beachside Wine Festival  Saturday
25111 Park Lantern Road
Dana Point, CA 92629

Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Festival Grand Tasting April 23, 2016, Noon- 4 p.m.
River View Park
151 Sycamore Drive
Buellton, CA
Annual Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Festival Grand Tasting at River View Park in Buellton. More than 100 Santa Barbara County wineries gather to present their wines, often poured by the winemakers and owners themselves, along with outstanding regional restaurants and food purveyors, live music, and local artisans.

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk April 30, 2016, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Downtown Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA
Cost: $45-55
Downtown Los Gatos merchants provide an open house for you to sip tastings from more than 35 area wineries. Stroll through Downtown Los Gatos to enjoy wine tasting and food samples at local shops, restaurants and under the tall trees of Plaza Park.

SACRAMENTO: Annual Winter Wine and Food Fest April 23, 2016
Sacramento Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1400 J St Sacramento, CA
Sacramento's premiere wine and food fest is celebrating its wineries, restaurants, and microbrews. Benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation. This exclusive event - which draws over 1,500 people and features over 120 of the area's best local restaurants and wineries - raises funds to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. More than 120 wineries, breweries and restaurants. 

CHICO: California Nut Festival Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Patrick Ranch Museum 10381 Midway Chico, CA (530) 893-0545
Annual festival celebrates the rich heritage of Northern California's nut and agricultural industry with a fun-filled day featuring the very best in locally grown food, wine, brews, and live entertainment. Enjoy guest chef cooking demonstrations, and art and farming displays.

 Petaluma Butter & Egg Day
Petaluma, California
Celebrating the region's rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. Together with The Petaluma River, eggs and dairy products turned Petaluma into one of the most prosperous communities in the state in the early 1900's. The event typically draws over 25,000 attendees.

Past event: A Taste of Tequila & Tamales by the Bay
San Francisco, California
A Taste of Tamales by the Bay was conceived as an enjoyable way to learn more about tamales, sample excellent tamales and have a great time.

Fallbrook Avocado Festival 
Fallbrook, California
Charming setting in Historic Downtown, 350 booths, 2 covered beer gardens with live bands, community stage, contests, avocado everything, pony rides, free parking, free shuttles, free admittance, 2 food courts, Farmer's Market with local produce and natives, avocado trees for sale, avocado education.

TEMECULA: Annual Grape Day April 21, 2016
Temecula, California
Grape Day is a one day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management.

April 14-16, 2016 Annual Hospice du Rhône
Paso Robles, California
Hailed as the world's largest international celebration of Rhône variety wines.

Annual Hall Cabernet Cookoff April 23, 2016, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
St. Helena, California
Professional chef teams and amateur home cooks will serve up dishes paired perfectly with HALL Cabernet Sauvignon and compete to win money for their favorite Napa Valley non-profits. Taste each dish, vote for your favorites and enjoy incredible wines!  Celebrity Chef Challenge
Sacramento, California
Six professional Chefs have 45 minutes to turn five secret ingredients into three power-packed dishes all under the watchful eyes of a live audience. Guests enjoy the competition while sampling food, beer and wine from over 100 regional vendors. Annual Sipping in Springtime
Thousand Oaks, California
The Westlake Village Junior Women's Club Sipping in Springtime Wine and Food Festival. The annual fundraising event includes tastings from over 30 wine and food vendors, local entertainment and a huge silent auction included in the ticket price. All proceeds go to Conejo Valley charities.

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