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Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival May 29-31, 2015
Lake Skinner County Park
37701 Warren Rd.
Winchester, CA
(800) 965-2122
Hot Air Balloons, Music, Food and Wine.

Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters May 16, 2015
Burbank, California
One of the nation's largest single-day charity wine auctions showcasing celebrated chefs and restaurateurs, winery owners and winemakers. Extraordinary silent and live auctions. The event will be held on the "Midwest Street" backlot at Warner Bros.

Paradise Chocolate Festival May 8-10, 2015
Big event: May 9, 2015
Terry Ashe Park
6626 Skyway
Paradise, California
Experience a chocolate paradise on the Paradise / Magalia ridge in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and overlooking the Sacramento Valley. Chocolate Queen pageant, Chocolate Chase fun run, Chocolate Cuisine Challenge and more. A benefit for non-profit youth organizations on the ridge.

RUSSIAN RIVER: May 23, 2015 KGGV Annual Strawberry Festival
Guerneville Community Church
May 23-24, 2015 Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot Russian River Valley

PASO ROBLES Wine Festival May 14-17, 2015
prices vary per event $55-75 approx. for Grand Tasting
Wine Festival kicks-off Thursday, May 14 with a selection of Winemaker Dinners. On Friday, May 15, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event. Start your morning on Saturday, May 16 with a fun and educational Winemaker Seminar. Following the seminar, more than 60 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Grand Tasting. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by regions for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian-style and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure. Travel beyond the Park to explore more than 130 winery events throughout the weekend including winemaker dinners, live music, barrel samplings, and more!

The Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, & Beer Tasting May 9, 2015, 1-5 p.m.
Behrens Park, Herzog Hall, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
Petaluma, California
The annual event benefits the Cinnabar Theater children's programs. Other events for Cinnabar Theater

May 3-4, 2014 19th Annual Clayton Art and Wine Festival Clayton, California Stroll along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California's wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine artisans and unique craft exhibits. Youngsters will love Kiddieland with lots of games and fun. Listen to non-stop live entertainment while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes from the International Food Court. Take a few minutes to visit the fascinating Clayton Historical Society on Main Street. It's a fun day that the whole family can enjoy and the event is free.

May 17, 2014 9th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival - San Francisco, California In partnership with a local non-profit organization, Uncorked is a public event which provides an opportunity to taste, learn and experience wine from throughout Northern California. Activities for the event will take place throughout the courtyards of Ghirardelli Square as well as extend onto Beach Street adjacent to the Square. Beach Street will be closed to traffic for the event to provide room for wine and food purveyors. Tasting tickets for Uncorked are $50 and include a souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings. All other activities at Uncorked are free of charge for attendees. There is no admission fee to enter the event. Other activities include cooking demonstrations by renown Bay Area chefs, seminars such as "Wine 101" and "Chocolate & Wine Pairings." The event will also have great musical entertainment. (also: ) Attendance: 7,500.

May 18, 2014 California Jazz & Wine Fest - Thousand Oaks, California Live jazz, gourmet food and wine tasting will highlight the 3rd Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest. Cool jazz, rock and R&B performed by top musicians including the progressive rock/jazz band Ambrosia will fill the air while festivalgoers enjoy sampling wine, beer and freshly prepared foods from southern California's finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers. Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds support Conejo Valley high school music programs. Tickets: $55 per person. Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers - Angelus Oaks, California Taste of the Town
Santa Clarita, California
Child & Family Center is proud to present our 23rd annual Taste of the Town, Sunday May 1st, 1-5pm. All monies raised will help support mental health services for children and families. Taste of Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, California
A unique sampling of the finest restaurants Huntington Beach has to offer, paired with California's premium wineries & breweries - all in the name of charity! For Our Children Food & Wine Festival
Torrance, California
Proceeds this year will benefit TrinityKids Care, a program of Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation and Sandpipers philanthropic programs. Gourmet foods and fine wines from over 90 restaurants and wineries. The spectacular silent and live auctions feature unique gift items, sports tickets and memorabilia, dining, entertainment and exciting travel packages. Selma Raisin Festival
Selma, California
Celebrating in Selma, "Raisin Capital of the World" with a carnival, entertainment, pageant, crafts, and competitions in art, baking, floriculture, photography and poetry. May Signature Wine Auction
Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions presents is May Signature Wine auction #5072 featuring fine and rare wine for sale at public auction. 2nd Annual Morgan Hill No Bull BBQ Cook Off
Morgan Hill, California
Do you like Barbeque? If you like to cook or eat barbecue, this is the event for you. Enjoy live music, beer, wine and a good time. Lodi Zinfest
Lodi Lake Park, California
The signature tasting event in Lodi Wine Country. Roll Out the Barrel
San Diego, California
A fundraising event featuring food & wine sampling from artisan wineries from around the world, local restaurants, a silent and live auction, and live entertainment. We expect 400-500 guests at this exclusive event. All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, which grants wishes for children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. Attendance: 500. Annual Tiburon Wine Festival
San Francisco, California
One of the most picturesque waterfront communities in the world, The Tiburon Wine Festival is San Francisco's premier outdoor wine event. Breathtaking views, world class wines (vintages from over 60 premium wineries) savory food from over 20 restaurants and vendors, a giant silent auction, and live entertainment - this event is not to be missed. 16th Annual Galt Strawberry Festival
Galt, California
Join us for Fun, Food, Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, a Car and Bike show, BMX Stunt Show, Miss & Mr Strawberry Pageant, and a Dog Show! Spring Wine Trail Adventure
Madera, California
Sample a wide variety of local wines from the winemakers themselves and their well-educated staff. We will also have indulgent food pairings, local art and live music. Sequoia Foodie Fest 2011
Exeter, California
The Sequoia Foodie Fest promotes the diversity of California's agricultural commodities. Local celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and contests, Iron Chef competitions. Life-sized citrus sculptures, Farmers Market, food samples, live music, kids entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Sequoias. Jewish Food & Cultural Festival
Valencia, California
A family fun day filled with Jewish food and culture! Come join us for brisket, rugelach, corned beef, black and white cookies, knishes, challah, falafel, and more. Live Jewish entertainment such as Israeli dancing, singing, Krav Maga, and arts and crafts.

Vintage Bouquet Charity Wine Auction
Beverly Hills, California
A mecca for food and wine lovers seeking mouthwatering fare - hosted by the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers. Features unlimited tastings from some of the state's top wineries and LA's leading restaurants, live musical entertainment.

Jewish Food Festival
Santa Clarita, California
This is a fun filled family day from 11:00am-4:00pm. Events include live Jewish music and dancing, traditional Jewish food, shopping, special area just for children. Admission price is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE. 2 for 1 paid adult admission with a non-perishable donation to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Philo, California
Taste Anderson Valley Pinot Noir from 40 wineries while enjoying gourmet small bites and music; technical conference on Friday (includes lunch); casual BBQ and dine with the winemakers on Saturday; on Sunday visit the wineries during their open houses for special tastings, seminars, food pairings, and more. Cooking for Solutions
Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
Celebrate Sustainability. Join us for our tenth Cooking for Solutions celebration--the culinary event of the year with great chefs, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. It's an elegant way to discover how your food choices protect the health of the soil, water and ocean wildlife. Events include the signature gala celebration, as well as food and wine adventures, cooking demonstrations and a seafood challenge. OC Greek Fest
Anaheim, California
Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Greece as St. John's in Anaheim marks 50 years celebrating the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and expansive Zorba's Kidz Zone with carnival rides & games. Annual West Coast Brew Fest
Sacramento, California
Celebration of the West Coast heritage of the microbrew revolution. Featuring Tokenless (read unlimited) Microbrew Tasting of over 120 different beers from over 60 breweries, Live Music and Great Food. WCBF holds a BCJP-sanctioned Commercial Craft Competition two weeks prior to the event and winning breweries will be displaying their award-winning brews at the festival. Proceeds benefit the Make A Difference Project. Atendance: 3,000. Uncorked! The San Francisco Wine Festival
San Francisco, California
Enjoy live music, wine seminars and chef demonstrations at this free event. Tickets must be purchased to participate in wine tasting. Proceeds benefit Save the Bay. Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival
Santa Rosa, California
The 117th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival. The Parade's theme this year is "Rose Town Hoedown" paying tribute to the Old West. After the parade, the 2011 event will include the "Stark Reality Battle of the High School Chefs" in Courthouse Square. Field to the Fork
Temecula, California
Enjoy food from some of the region's finest chefs. Treat yourself to wine and beer tastings. Learn about farming, viticulture, gardening, water conservation and more! EGGfest - Smokin' It So Cal Style
Upland, California
An event dedicated to the world's greatest smoker and grill, the Big Green Egg. Cooks come from all over to showcase their talents. There are demo Eggs available for people who wish to take an Egg for a test run. Way Out West BBQ Championship
Stockton, California
Held in conjunction with the Annual Taste of San Joaquin at Weber Point in Downtown Stockton. Taste is the premier San Joaquin celebration of everything local; local entertainment, local food, regional wine and the West Coast's best BBQ! Proceeds from this event benefit local businesses, local charities and the improvement of Downtown Stockton.

May 21, 2011 Taste of San Joaquin
Stockton, California
Featuring the West Coast's best BBQ, the Way Out West BBQ Championship will be held at the Taste of San Joaquin. Talented cooks from all over the Western United States will compete for a California State Championship at the BBQ Championship. Taste is the premier San Joaquin celebration of everything local; local classic cars, local food, and the West Coast's best brews and BBQ! Proceeds from this event benefit local businesses and local charities. 52nd Artichoke Festival
Castroville, California
Thistle Be Fun! Agro Art Competition, Parade, Live Music, Children's Activities. Artichokes fried, sauteed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh and creamed in soup. Cooking Demos, Wine Tasting, Farmer's Market, Arts & Crafts, Field Tours to the artichoke patch. California Strawberry Festival
Oxnard, California
28th Annual. Ranked among the top Festivals in the nation, the weekend celebration annually the 3rd weekend in May offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for everyone. Award-winning attractions, interactive exhibits, gooey contests, the hottest names in entertainment, the largest collection of Fine Arts & Crafts with 200+ booths, and an unbelievable assortment of delicious strawberry foods and beverages. The Strawberry Promenade offers cooking demonstrations and presentations, Strawberryland For Kids boasts free rides, puppet shows, and more. Annual Boogie on the Bayou
Campbell, California
This popular Cajun-inspired celebration draws attendees from all over the Bay Area to enjoy the authentic food, live entertainment, unique arts and crafts and the enormous family fun zone. Attendance: 60,000.

May 22, 2011 Flavors of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Flavors of Los Angeles spotlights premier local restaurants and chefs to create a high-end, exclusive, gourmet experience. We are proud these renowned chefs are working with the American Liver Foundation in our fight to promote awareness and raise money to promote liver health, disease prevention, education and research.

May 22, 2011 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Laguna Beach, California
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 27-29, 2011 8th Annual Food & Wine Festival
Newport Beach, California
Acclaimed Winemakers, our celebrated chefs and Master Sommeliers will serve as the guides- captivating festival goers with educational seminars and wine events with endless tasting tables.

May 27-30, 2011 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
Garden Grove, California
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival celebrates its 51st year, making it not only one of the largest community festivals in the western US, but also one of the oldest.

May 28, 2011 25th Annual California Festival of Beers & Golf Tournament
Avila Beach, California
Over 50 brewers and over 100 of their finest microbrewed creations. Annual Strawberry Festival
Arroyo Grande, California
As one of California's largest festivals, this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds.

May 29, 2011 Larkspur Flower & Food Festival
Larkspur, California
An exciting daylong schedule of colorful festivities surrounding the theme of flower related arts & crafts and gourmet food exhibitors. The event will feature the cooking demonstration stage showcasing Larkspur's renowned Chefs and Restaurants.

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