California Food Festivals

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California September Food Festivals

September Food Festivals include ethnic fests such as the ever popular Greek festivals German Oktoberfest.

AUBURN: The Pepper Festival & Hot Sauce Expo Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Location: Gold Country Fairgrounds and Event Center 1273 High St., Auburn, CA 95603  

CARMICHAEL:  Carmichael Gourmet Dinner & Auction in the Park September 7, 2019, 5 p.m.
$tickets, carmichaelparksfoundation.org
Walk the Wine, Appetizer and Music Trail Start the evening with a shuttle ride from Carmichael Elementary School on Sutter Avenue to Carmichael Community Garden at Sutter Park where you will enjoy a glass of wine, greet friends, listen to music, and wander the lovely gardens. As you stroll the tree-lined wine, appetizer and music trail to dinner in the Charles Jensen Botanical Garden, taste local restaurants' bites and with musical groups performing in gardens.  At the end of the trail,  a family-style gourmet meal  begins promptly at 6:30, the Auction at 7:30, and finally, a musical soiree until 8:45.  

CONCORD: Contra Costa County Greek Festival September 13-15, 2019. Greek music and dancing   1955 Kirker Pass Rd.
Concord, CA 94521 (across from the pavilion)  ccgreekfest.com
Free Admission Parking $10 dollars per car daily  Saint Demetrios Church | Greek

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Greek Festival August 31-September 2, 2019 Assumption Greek Orthodox Church 5761 East Colorado Street Long Beach, California
Held on Labor Day Weekend, this 64th Annual Event features carnival rides, food, beverages, vendor booths, church tours, cooking demos and dancing galore. Admission is approx. $3, lbgreekfest.org

Past Events

CORONADO: Chef Throwdown September 28, 2018, 6 p.m.
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Tickets: $250-up ($50 nightcap), chefthrowdown.eventscff.org
hoteldel.com
It's an unforgettable evening of epicurean splendor showcasing the talents of over 25 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence and Peoples Choice selected.

SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival September 28-30, 2018. Food & Drink by Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival | Sonoma, CA

KELSEYVILLE: Kelseyville Pear Festival September 29, 2018 Downtown Kelseyville

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Boots & Brews September 29, 2018
$tickets, californiabeerfestival.com

PORT HUENEME: Banana Festival September 29, 2018
Port of Hueneme Harbor District, 105 East Port Hueneme RoadPort Hueneme, CA

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival September 29-30, 2018
Greek Pastries, and Greek food and great entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds to benefit the Greek Orthodox Mission of South Orange County (GOMSOC). Greek Style Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church 27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1803, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

GOLETA: Lemon Festival and Fall Classic Car Show September 29-30, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Girsh Park 7050 Phelps Road Goleta, CA. Free admission, lemonfestival.com

WINDSOR: Windsor Tomato & Pepper Fest September 23, 2018 windsorfarmersmarket.com Celebrate everyone's favorite fruit and vegetable at this annual event - Free Tasting of over 50 locally grown varieties of Tomatoes, Local restaurants bring out their best at the Salsa Tasting with fresh Chips from Casa Sanchez, Hot Sauce Tasting, Chef Demonstration with The Green Grocer.

DINUBA: Raisin Harvest Festival September 26-30, 2018 Roseanne Vulch Park Dinuba, CA

ARROYO GRANDE: Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival September 28-29, 2018 Apple Pie Exhibition agharvestfestival.com

FAIRFIELD: Jelly Belly Candy Palooza September 29-30, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jelly Belly Visitor Center 1 Jelly Belly Lane Fairfield CA jellybelly.com Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield plans to modify its tours in anticipation of large crowds attending Candy Palooza candy festival. 

REDWOOD CITY: Salsa Festival September 29, 2018, 12-8 p.m.
Courthouse Square Redwood City, CA Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth-watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is 12-5 p.m. Free admission, redwoodcity.org

MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill September 29-30, 2018 Downtown Monterey between Dunne & Main St. Morgan Hill, CA Free admission, morganhill.org 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday with Street Dance 7-9:30 p.m. | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday Big Musical Line Up and Car Show

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Bloody Mary Festival September 29, 2018, Several sessions available
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan
San Francisco, CA
$45-up, thebloodymaryfest.com

ALBANY: Dinner with Albany  Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:30-9:30 p.m.
albanyca.org/ dinnerwithalbanay
On Solano Avenue between San Pablo & Evelyn Avenues
Albany, CA
Dinner with Albany is an incredible community event that features a sit-down dinner on Solano Avenue to celebrate the community sharing a meal with friends, family and neighbors. The event was originally created to celebrate the city's centennial in 2008. It was such a huge success it has become a biennial event. Over 600 dinner tables are placed in the middle of Solano Avenue (between San Pablo & Talbot Avenues) for dinner under a canopy of lights. At 6:45 pm, the dinner bell rings, and there's a toast! Attendees are encouraged to bring a pot luck from home, buy food from local participating restaurants at the event or pre-order food from your favorite local eatery and bring it with you. Music by Tainted Love, Kickin' the Mule  and dancing in the streets.

AGOURA HILLS: Rescue + Freedom  Grand Opening of The Rescue + Outreach Center,  Magical evening celebrating  victories, meeting  survivor animals, and enjoying hand-crafted drinks and plant-based fare by world renowned chefs. Location:  $75, rescuefreedomproject.org

ALBANY: Dinner with Albany sponsored by the City of Albany, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Location: Solano Ave. between San Pablo and Masonic.  Share a meal with friends, neighbors and family. There will be live music, dancing in the streets, table decorating contest and the dinner bell will ring at 6:45 p.m. Table reservations begin August 8, 2018. $50 table with 6 chairs, $20  bring your own table(s) and chairs  or make reservations at one of the participating restaurants offering sidewalk dining, albanyca.org

ARROYO GRANDE: Ag Harvest Festival September 28-29, 2018. Includes music, food, and the finer things produce and beverages home-grown and crafted on the Central Coast. agharvestfestival.com

BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair September 19-30, 2018. $10-12 general admission. Bands in 2018 include The Beach Boys, War, Ashanti, Air Supply and many Hispanic musical acts. Other entertainment: Stunt Dog Challenge, Lumberjack Show, Turkey Stampede, Russel Bros. Circus, PRCA Rodeo and All Alaskan Pig Racing, as well as the Midway & Carnival. Location: 1142 South P St., Bakersfield, CA. kerncountyfair.com

CARMEL VALLEY: A Celebration of Harvest, 1-4 p.m. 12 wineries come together for a lively afternoon of new harvest tasting.  Location: Quail Meadows at Quail Lodge, 8205 Valley  Greens Dr., Carmel, CA $85-95, cvwineexperience.com

CORONADO: Chef Throwdown September 28, 2018, 6 p.m.
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Tickets: $250-up ($50 nightcap), chefthrowdown.eventscff.org
hoteldel.com
It's an unforgettable evening of epicurean splendor showcasing the talents of over 25 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence and Peoples Choice selected.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Restaurant Week September 23-30, 2018 sandiegorestaurantweek.com San Diego, California Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County.

REDWOOD CITY: Salsa Festival September 29, 2018, 12-8 p.m.
Courthouse Square Redwood City, CA Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth-watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is 12-5 p.m. Free admission, redwoodcity.org

CRESTON: Harvest Hoedown September 29, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Annual Harvest Hoedown at The Loading Chute presented by The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA). Tri-Tip barbecue, wine tasting from local wineries, a baking contest that you can enter, and a Wine Walk where you can win prizes. Dance to live bluegrass music by the Mother Corn Shuckers.  $45, IGGPRA.com

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 28-30, 2018 and October 5-7, 2018. Location: 1017 S. Molliison Ave. $10 admission, germanclubsandiego.org

DINUBA: Dinuba Annual Raisin Day Festival & Parade Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival September 26-30, 2018. Roseanne Vulch Park El Monte Way Dinuba, CA

FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Candy Palooza September 29-30, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 Jelly Belly Lane Fairfield, CA jellybelly.com with natural ingredients for flavoring whenever possible.  free admission, some rides and attractions require a fee  In 1976 the first eight Jelly Belly flavors were born: Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Root Beer, Grape and Licorice. Funny enough they are still some of the most popular flavors made.

GOLETA: California Lemon Festival and Fall Classic Car Show September 29-30, 2018  Girsh Park 7050 Phelps Road Goleta, CA lemonfestival.com Free admission

GUERNEVILLE: Flavors of Fall, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Korbel Champagne Cellars 13250 River Road $25, korbel.com

KELSEYVILLE: Pear Festival, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 26th Annual Kelseyville Pear Festival includes pancakes, parade, classic and vintage vehicles, cooking contest, games and more. Free, pearfestival.com

LIVERMORE: 135th Anniversary Prohibition Party at Concannon Vineyard. Tickets: concannonvineyard.com

LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival September 28-30, 2018. 72nd annual festival in Los Alamos Admission is FREE Car Show on Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.   Malibu, CA. $20-25, michaelschirtzer.com

MENLO PARK: Pacific Fine Arts Festival  September 28-30, 2018. Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and University Drive Menlo Park, CA Free, pacificfinearts.com

MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill September 29-30, 2018. Downtown Morgan Hill,  morganhill.org | tastes

PASADENA: Tastes & Sounds, 12-5 p.m. Live music, cooking demos and beer, wine & cocktail garden. Festival-goers are invited to enjoy live music performances from local emerging bands and internationally known artists throughout the day. Free admission. Location: South Lake Avenue. southlakeavenue.org

PORT HUENEME: Port Hueneme Banana Festival, September 29, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 pm. Cost: Free Port of Hueneme Harbor District 105 East Port Hueneme Road
BananaPortFest.com

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Bloody Mary Festival, 2 sessions. Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA  thebloodymaryfest.com

SAN FRANCISCO: 83rd Annual Celebration of La Madonna del Lume September 29-30, 2018. Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 83rd Annual Festa honoring La Madonna del Lume here in San Francisco. 10am -- Memorial Mass at the Fishermen's and Seamen's Memorial Chapel in Fisherman's Wharf -- immediately followed by the fishing boat procession from Pier 43 1/2 and the Memorial Flower Wreath Ceremony just beyond the Golden Gate to honor those who have perished or been lost at sea. | 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival September 29-30, 2018. Greek Pastries, and Greek food and great entertainment for the whole family. Location: Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church 27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1803, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675  sjcgreekfest.org

SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival September 28-30, 2018 Includes both adult and youth grape stomps! Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Grape Stomp The number of teams will be limited. valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com

ST. HELENA: Cave Dweller Party, 12-4 p.m. Celebrate the harvest with live music, Bocce Ball Tournament, Giant Jenga, Corn Toss, Photo Booth, a sliders bar and amazing wine. Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, 680 Rossi Rd. connvalleyvineyards.com

Past events

ARCADIA/PASADENA - St. Anthony Greek Festival September 21-23, 2018
 778 South Rosemead Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91107-5613
pasadenagreekfest.org
Cost: $4-5, 12 and under free

ELK GROVE: Weekend in Greece Greek Culture & Food Festival September 21-23, 2018
Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church
9165 Peets St.
Elk Grove, CA
Free admission & parking, saintkatherine.org/foodfestival/

LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival September 21-23, 2018
43404 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA, 93536
stsch.org/greekfestival.html | avgreekfest.com

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco, A Taste of Greece September 21-23, 2018
annunciation.org/festival
 Annunciation Cathedral
245 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

COSTA MESA: Lions Club Fish Fry September 21-23, 2018
Fairview Park
Placentia
Costa Mesa, CA
September 21, 2018, 5-9 p.m.
September 22 & 23, 2018, 12-9 p.m.
cmnhlions.com
Fabulous First Friday Road Show Car Show,  epic Fun Zone of Carnival Rides, Beer Garden, delicious fish meals, plus bands: Jumping Jack Benny | Anthony Cullins | Eric Turner Band | Black Orchid Band | Ricky Lewis Band | Benny Cortez Band | Jurassic Rock | The Chubb Bros | Joe Campbell Band

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew September 22, 2018, 6:30-10:30 p.m. 2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92112-0551 (619) 231-1515 $125-225, zoofoodandwine.com San Diego Zoo Food, Wine, & Brew Celebration began as Kicks for Critters in 1980 to raise money to support the Zoo's conservation research efforts.

APPLE HILL Johnny Appleseed Day September 22, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Held at Delfino Farms applehill.com Johnny Appleseed's Birthday honors our folk hero! Bring the kids to the farms to show them a back-to-the-land experience and a simpler lifestyle. Maybe you'll see Johnny himself, planting a brand-new orchard!

PASO ROBLES: Tomato Festival September 22-23, 2018
 Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival - Paso Robles, CA
farmsteaded.com 

WALNUT CREEK - Walnut Festival September 20-23, 2018
Heather Farm thewalnutfestival.org

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest September 22, 2018 Town Square Vacaville, CA downtownvacaville.com

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Chili Cookoff September 22, 2018, 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. $10 all you can eat chili. Dunphy Park Sausalito, Ca sausalito.gove 40th Annual Chili Cook Off features 20+ booths. Tasting at 12 Noon, Unlimited Tasting Wristbands go on sale at 11:30 am for $12. The Volunteers in Public Safety (V.I.P.S.) are also be onsite cooking delicious hot dogs for non-chili enthusiasts.

AVILA BEACH: Apple Festival Apple Dinner September 22, 2018  Avila Beach, CA Tickets: avilaapplefestival.com Apple Themed Dinner

MORAGA: Pear Festival September 22, 2018 at Moraga Commons Park

CHICO: Taste of Chico September 23, 2018, 12-4 p.m.  $tickets, downtownchico.net

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Restaurant Week September 23-30, 2018 sandiegorestaurantweek.com San Diego, California Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County.

ARCADIA: Taste of Arcadia  September 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum 301 N. Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA arcadiachamber.org $50, presale only Taste is expected to draw about 1,500 attendees this year who enjoy the many different foods and tastes from at no additional charge beyond the admission ticket from 45 of the most exciting local restaurants, caterers, and wine-and-beer vendors.

MODESTO: Edible Extravaganza September 6, 2018 5-9 p.m. Center for Human Services Edible Extravaganza and taste the region's finest in food and drink! Attended by nearly 1,500 people each year, this event features the best restaurants, caterers, bakers, confectioners, vintners, beverage purveyors and local growers that our area has to offer. Reception at 5pm, Main Event at 6pm Modesto Centre Plaza, 10th & K Streets, Modesto, CA Ticket: $50-100

PITTSBURG: Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival September 8-9, 2018, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pittsburg Marina
Marina Blvd
Pittsburg, CA
pittsburgseafoodandmusicfestival.com

LONG BEACH: Original Long Beach Lobster Festival September 7-9, 2018

VACAVILLE: Art, Wine & Brew Stroll with Food Bites September 7, 2018, 5 p.m. Town Square, Downtown Vacaville, CA downtownvacaville.com

MONTEREY: Santa Rosalia Fisherman's Festival September 7-9, 2018
Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA festaitaliamonterey.org free admission Italian food, beer, wine, Bocce tournament, parade, and more. all offering something for everyone's enjoyment.  San Carlos Church Parade starting at 500 Church St., proceeding through Downtown Monterey, ending at Custom House Plaza Opening Ceremony Blessing of Fleet after parade Re-dedication of Santa Rosalia statue Share the heritage, culture and the romance of Italy that our local Italian community was built on! Enjoy a feast of sight, sound and wonderful tastes, filled with entertainment.

AMERICAN CANYON: American Canyon Chili Cook-Off September 8, 2018
These details may change:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Opposite of Walmart
4225 Broadway
American Canyon, California 94503
$10, age 12 and under free, amcankiwanis.org
Cook-off includes beer and wine garden, music, chili samples, games and crafts. Kiwanis and Lions Club of American Canyon Fundraiser for The American Canyon Emergency Food Pantry.

MORRO BAY: AvoMargfest September 8, 2018, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Greek Festivals

STOCKTON - Saint Basil Greek Orthodox September 7-9, 2018
Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Christian Church
920 W March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
gosaintbasil.org
This annual Greek Festival invites the public to come enjoy the food and fun.

SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz Greek Festival September 7-9, 2018
Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church
223 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 
livelikeagreek.com
Free admission
Features traditional Greek foods & pastries. Live Greek music & dancing. OPA!

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA - Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Festival September 8-9, 2018
Last year's pricing: Admission $3, Children under 12, Active Military and First Responders (with ID) Free; Parking Free at adjacent Mira Costa College
cardiffgreekfestival.com
3459 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

SANTA CRUZ: Mole & Mariachi September 8, 2018, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
144 School Street
Santa Cruz, CA
thatsmypark.org
Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park Friends of the Santa Cruz State Parks presents an event you won't want to miss. Competing chefs prepared mole, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. Festival is a benefit for nonprofit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in support of Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.

PALO CEDRO: Honey Bee Festival September 8-9, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bishop Quinn Community Center
21893 Old 44 Drive
Palo Cedro, CA
palocedrohoneybeefestival.com
The Annual Palo Cedro Honey Bee Festival, sponsored by the Palo Cedro Community Park  The festival hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Live Bee Beard demonstration and other honey bee related activities; special children's entertainment area; Antique Tractor display and parade; wonderful local entertainment on stage; lots of food booths and arts and crafts booths. Kick off each morning with a Pancake Breakfast starting at 8 am. Along with this we offer lots of opportunities to do your early holiday shopping.

LOS ANGELES: L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade September 8, 2018
Royce Quad, UCLA Campus
$195, alexslemonade.org
Culinary greats from across the country come together to prepare and serve their delicious dishes while raising funds and awareness for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, benefiting childhood cancer research.

WOODLAND: Crawfish & Catfish Festival, September 8-9, 2018
Yolo County Fairgrounds
1250 East Gum Ave.
Woodland, CA
$15 admission, crawfishandcatfishfestival.com
Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Louisiana Sue Events produces this fun event for all ages. Eat boiled, fried or stewed crawfish, crawfish sushi, fried catfish, alligator fried and roasted, frog leg, turkey legs, sausages, tri tip, calamari, shrimp, shrimp nachos, oysters, burgers, desserts, bread pudding, cakes & pies... oh my!

SANTA BARBARA: Taste of the Town September 9, 2018, 12-3p, Riviera Park, $125, arthritis.org

CALISTOGA: Calistoga Harvest Table September 9, 2018
 Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Calistoga Harvest Table $fee, reservations required - limited tickets. visitcalistoga.com Celebrate the bounty of harvest with Calistoga Restaurants who move their tables to the center of downtown. A dozen local restaurants and 40-plus wineries will welcome visitors and locals to 1,000 feet of tables in the center of the city's picturesque downtown. Calistoga AVA wines are the focus of a 4:30 p.m. social hour open to the public. When you hear the dinner bell at 6 p.m., those holding a ticket will be seated at the table for an unparalleled culinary experience.

SANTA ROSA: National Heirloom Tomato Festival September 11-13, 2018, theheirloomexpo.com

SANTA BARBARA: Fermentation Festival check back in 2019  sbfermentationfestival.com

LOS ANGELES: Feast of San Gennaro, feastofla.org

JULIAN Apple Days Festival September 23-24, 2017 and Apple Events September - October Julian Apple Days Julian Woman's Club , 2607 C Street julianappledays.com

INGLEWOOD: Councilman Padilla's 4th Annual District 2 Picnic and Chili Cook-Off September 1, 2018, 12-4 p.m. Free Community Event. cityofinglewood.org

ORANGE: Orange International Street Fair August 31 - September 2, 2018. Friday 5-10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Location: Orange Plaza, Chapman Ave and Glassell Street, Orange, CA Free, some events charge fee, orangestreetfair.org

AMADOR CITY: Amador City Tomato Festival September 1, 2018, 12-4 p.m. Local Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes….Taste organic, heirloom tomatoes from the Feist family garden. Tomato inspired lunch -  Live Americana music, Barrel Samples! Feist Wines 14173 Old Highway 49 Amador City, CA feistwines.com | amador-city.com | tomatoes

JULIAN: Grape Stomp Festa September 1, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Menghini Winery 1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA
$15-50, menghiniwinery.com

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Greek Festival September 1-3, 2018, 12 p.m. daily

BERKELEY: San Francisco Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Lavagem (blessing) at 2 p.m. Brazilian Independence Day free outdoor festival features  Beer & Wine Garden, Caipirinha Lounge, Food & Artisan Booths and more!    Location: Casa de Cultura, 1901 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA. BrasArte.com

MAMMOTH LAKES: Labor Day Festival of the Arts September 1-3, 2018, 10 a.m. 110+ exhibiting visual artists, sample international food, local craft beers and wine. monoarts.org

ARCADIA: 626 Night Market August 31-September 2, 2018, 4 p.m.-1 a.m. at Santa Anita Park. Performances and a DJ dance floor. Shop from hundreds of vendors selling food, merchandise, and crafts  626nightmarket.com

MT. SHASTA: Blackberry Music Festival September 2, 2018, 12-6 p.m. Mt Shasta City Park, Mt. Shasta featuring Pies, Barbecue and more.

SAN PEDRO: S.S. Lane Victory Brews, Blues and BBQ September 2, 2018, 3-7 p.m. at the Pier. Flashpants band performs. Location: The S.S. Lane Victory's ship and pier, 3600 Miner Street, San Pedro. $52.74, thelanevictory.org

MONTEREY - Monterey Bay Greek Festival September 1-3, 2018
Monterey State Historic Park
Custom House Plaza
Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA
Free Admission, mbgreekfestival.com

BELMONT: Belmont Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend September 1-3, 2018
Church of the Holy Cross 900 Alameda at Ralston Ave Belmont, CA, goholycross.org/festival/

LOS ANGELES / HOLLYWOOD: Los Angeles Times The Taste August 31-September 2, 2018
Los Angeles, CA $100-up, latimes.com/taste Tastings, Panels and Demonstrations Reflecting LA's Diverse Dining Scene Announced for Labor Day Weekend Festival  

KERMAN: Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade September 13-16, 2018  kermanchamber.org  Parade is on Saturday.

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire. Weekends September 15- October 21, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays Only Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway 152, Hollister Admission $18-40, casadefruta.com | norcalrenfaire.com

SAN DIEGO: Taste of South Park September 15, 2018, 12-4 p.m. $35-40, southparksd.com
The  Taste of South Park features passports -- walk and taste your way through South Park. 

SAN DIEGO: The Taste of Downtown September 13, 2018, 5-9 p.m. $35-40, downtownsandiego.org 40 restaurants throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, and the Downtown Core.

LODI: Lodi Grape Fair & Harvest September 13-16, 2018
grapefestival.com

BOONVILLE: Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show September 14-16, 2018, mendocountyfair.com

SOLVANG: Danish Days September 14-16, 2018

SAN JOSE: Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival September 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The event will feature winery booths, beer garden, gourmet alley, live music, arts and crafts, and children's activities. Almaden Lake Park, San Jose. Free admission and shuttle. almadenwine.org

OAKLAND: Eat Real Festival September 14-16, 2018 
Jack London Square Oakland, CA Free admission, eatrealfest.com

GROVELAND: 49er Festival, Chili & Salsa Cook-Off! September 15, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Groveland, California The highlight of the day is the Chili Cook-off with local chefs vying for top awards in three categories: Beans, No Beans and Vegetarian Chili. Free music, kids zone, wood carver, gun fights and food & vendor booths. groveland.org

SUNSET BEACH: Chili Cook Off September 15, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Sunset Beach Community Center, 12th Street. Tickets sold at gate $, sunsetbeachca.org

FAIR OAKS: Fair Oaks Chicken Festival September 15, 2018 forpd.org Fair Oaks, Calif. The Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is a celebration of our rural history and present village atmosphere.

OJAI: Boccali Vineyard & Winery Tomato Festival & Wine Tasting September 15, 2018 Boccali's Oak View 3277 Santa Paula Ojai Rd Ojai, CA $tickets, boccalis.com | tomato

PLYMOUTH: Barbera Festival September 15, 2018,
Terra d'Oro
20680 Shenandoah School Rd
Plymouth, CA 95669
$tickets, barberafestival.com
The outdoor wine and food festival focusing on Barbera wines takes place among vineyards and rolling hills. Guests enjoy tasting from more than 70 wineries with 4,000 sq ft of wine tasting and ample seating under majestic oak trees. Top area restaurants and chefs offer gourmet food, renown musicians perform and guests can wander through art and crafts tents or relax under umbrellas and soak in the smooth sound of live music.

LAFAYETTE: Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival September 15-16, 2018, 10 a.m.
Free admission, lafayettefestival.com
Lafayette, California Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is the one of the largest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Art, handmade crafts, sample foods from top local restaurants and enjoy quality wines and microbrews, and enjoy continuous music from our two main stages.

SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival September 15-16, 2018. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. santaclaraca.gov About 175 art and crafts vendors, food, children's activities, entertainment on three stages, wine and beer. Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara.

VENTURA: California Beer Festival September 15-16, 2018
$tickets, californiabeerfestival.com
Plaza Park Ventura, California
Experience over 130 craft beers on tap at Craft Beer Heaven as well as mouth watering food and great entertainment.

BALBOA ISLAND: Taste of Balboa Island and Carnival September 16, 2018, 1-5 p.m. 206 Marine Ave. balboaisland.com
Enjoy the Carnival and Taste of The Island sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association and  Balboa Island. It's such a fun, family friendly event for all ages! | Music | Carnival Games | Raffle Prizes | Food Tasting | Pie-Eating Contest | Fashion Walk | Beer & Wine Garden 

LIVERMORE: Taste of Downtown September 16, 2018, 12-5 p.m. Sample from a bounty of local Wines & culinary treats, live music, free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides and more as you explore Downtown Livermore! Location: Downtown Livermore
$25-50, livermoredowntown.com

MODESTO: Greek Festival September 15-16, 2018
Held 3rd weekend in September.
$15 pre, goannunciation.org
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
313 Tokay Ave.
Modesto, CA

DURHAM: Durham Harvest Festival September 16, 2018
 Durham Community Park Durham-Dayton Highway Car Show Arts and Craft Fair durhamrotary.org

IRVINE: Flavors of Orange County September 16, 2018, 5:30-10 p.m. Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, CA. $tickets, allflavors.org

VALLEJO: Greek Festival September 15-16, 2018 
Sts Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
1224 Alabama St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
Stscah.com

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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