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June 2014 Food Events Calendar

LocalEats list of June 2014 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

June 6-8, 2014   National Lemonade Days Nationwide
June 14, 2014 Festivals on the Square Headland
June 21, 2014 34th Annual Alabama Blueberry Festival 2014 Brewton
June 21-26, 2014   Chilton County Peach Festival Clanton
June 27, 2014 Chilton County Peach Jam Clanton
June 13-22, 2014   Slam'n Salm'n Derby Anchorage
June 7, 2014 5th Annual Flagstaff Wine & Food Festival Flagstaff
June 13-14, 2014   5th Northern Arizona Barbeque Festival Williams
June 14, 2014 Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival Flagstaff
June 14-15, 2014   24th Annual Strawberry Festival Pine & Strawberry
June 14-15, 2014   Flagstaff Chili Festival Flagstaff
June 19-22 & 26-29, 2014   11th Annual Arizona Lavender Festival Concho
June 12-14, 2014   58th Annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Warren
June 12-14, 2014   14th Annual Art of Wine Festival Fayetteville
June 12-14, 2014   Farm Fest & Delta Smoke BBQ Wynne
June 13-14, 2014   Judge Isaac C. Parker Chili Cook-Off Fort Smith
June 14, 2014 Delta Smoke BBQ Contest Wynne
June 27-28, 2014   Annual Buffalo River Elk Festival Jasper
June 28, 2014 PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race Emerson
May 30-June 1, 2014   BottleRock Napa Valley Music & Food Festival Napa
May 30-June 1, 2014   OC Spring Home & Garden Show Anaheim
May 30-June 1, 2014   Balloon & Wine Festival Temecula
May 30-June 8, 2014   Palm Springs Restaurant Week Palm Springs
May 31-June 1, 2014   33rd Art & Wine Festival Walnut Creek
May 31-June 1, 2014   The LA WineFest Los Angeles
May 31-June 1, 2014   55th Artichoke Festival Castroville
May 31-June 1, 2014   Arts and Wine Festival Foster City
May 31-June 1, 2014   10th Annual Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms Livingston
June 1, 2014 Taste of the Nation Los Angeles Culver City
June 1, 2014 21st Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival Camarillo
June 1, 2014 Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off Tustin
June 1, 2014 11th Paso Pinot & Paella Festival Templeton
June 1, 2014 31st Annual Wine & Roses  San Diego
June 5-7, 2014   Auction Napa Valley Napa Valley
June 5-8, 2014   Food As Medicine: West Coast San Francisco Bay Area
June 5-8, 2014   Beaumont Cherry Festival Beaumont
June 6-7, 2014   38th Annual Monterey Wine Festival Monterey
June 7, 2014 3rd Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival Avila Beach
June 7, 2014 Davis BeerFest 2014 Davis
June 7, 2014 West Coast Chowder Competition Monterey
June 7, 2014 Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival Los Olivos
June 7-8, 2014   38th Annual Union Street Festival San Francisco
June 8, 2014 Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach Laguna Beach
June 8, 2014 28th Annual Ojai Wine Festival Ojai
June 13, 2014 12th Annual Beer & Sake Festival San Diego
June 13-16, 2014   23rd Annual Taste of Redwood Valley Calpella
June 14, 2014 Pinot Days San Francisco San Francisco
June 14, 2014 Wine in the Pines Pine Mountain Club
June 14, 2014 Rotary Art, Wine & Wheels Festival Mariposa
June 14, 2014 Monterey Beer Festival Monterey
June 14, 2014 The Barbera Festival Plymouth
June 14, 2014 Arcata Main Street’s 24th Arcata Bay Oyster Festival Arcata
June 14, 2014 The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival San Diego
June 14-15, 2014   Taste of Orange County 2014 Irvine
June 14-15, 2014   60th Annual North Beach Festival San Francisco
June 14-15, 2014   8th King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival Martinez
June 14-15 & 21-22, 2014   10th Annual Lavender Festival Cherry Valley
June 18, 2014 Taste of Little Italy San Diego
June 19, 2014 7th Annual Ventura County Wine Trail Celebration Oxnard
June 20-21, 2014   Pomona Home & Backyard Show Pomona
June 20-21, 2014   DTLA Night Market Los Angeles
June 20-21, 2014   2014 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting Concord
June 20-22, 2014   International Beer Festival San Diego
June 21-22, 2014   2nd Annual Downtown SummerFest San Mateo
June 21-22, 2014   32nd Annual Art & Wine Festival Lake Arrowhead
June 23-25, 2014   HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference Los Angeles
June 23-26, 2014   2014 Bio International Convention San Diego
June 23-26, 2014   HITEC 2014 Los Angeles
June 26, 2014 Fresh Connections Newport Beach
June 27-28, 2014   2014 Silicon Valley BBQ Championships Santa Clara
June 27-29, 2014   2nd Annual Mule & Donkey Show Penn Valley
June 28, 2014 Gumbo YA YA Music & Food Festival Woodland
June 28, 2014 19th Annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Atascadero
June 28, 2014 California Beer Festival Novato
June 28, 2014 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Wine Festival Santa Barbara
June 28-29, 2014   High Desert Music Festival & BBQ Showdown Victorville
June 29, 2014 Taste of Adams Avenue San Diego
June 1-2, 2014   International Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo Denver
June 1-7, 2014   Colorado Wine Week Denver
June 6-7, 2014   14th Annual Boats, Bands & BBQ Pueblo
June 7, 2014 Colorado Urban Winefest Denver
June 12-14, 2014   21st Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge Frisco
June 13-15, 2014   Snowmass Mammoth Fest Snowmass Village
June 14, 2014 Great Divide 20th Anniversary Party Denver
June 14, 2014 27th Annual Rhubarb Festival Pine Grove
June 14-15, 2014   37th Annual Springs Spree Colorado Springs
June 20-22, 2014   117th Annual Strawberry Days Festival Glenwood Springs
June 20-22, 2014   Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Aspen
June 21, 2014 Rails & Ales Brewfest Alamosa
June 21, 2014 Lake Dillon Brew Festival Dillon
June 23-27, 2014   APGA 'Everyday Magic' Conference Denver
June 26-29, 2014   33rd Annual Telluride Wine Festival Telluride
June 28-29, 2014   25th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival Fort Collins
June 14, 2014 South Windsor Strawberry Fest & Craft Fair South Windsor
June 7-8, 2014   7th Annual Rhubarb Festival Sherman
June 14-15, 2014   Stonington Vineyards Summer Wine Festival Stonington
June 21, 2014 New Horizons Strawberry Festival Unionville
June 1-6, 2014   Restaurant Week 2014 Rehoboth Beach
District of Columbia
June 3, 2014 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner Washington D.C.
June 13, 2014 Truckeroo Food Truck Festival Washington D.C.
June 18-19, 2014   40th Convention: Independent Bakers Association Washington D.C.
June 21-22, 2014   22nd Annual Safeway Barbecue Battle Washington D.C.
June 2, 2014 15th Culinary Creations Dinner West Palm Beach
June 3, 2014 Fine Food & Wine Pompano Beach
June 5, 2014 24th Annual Jacksonville Foodfight Jacksonville
June 7, 2014 60th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival Chiefland
June 7, 2014 21st Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival Wellborn
June 13-15, 2014   5th Annual Key West Bacchanalia Key West
June 13-21, 2014   64th Jefferson County Watermelon Festival Monticello
June 14, 2014 3rd Sour, Berliner Weisse, & Lambic Festival Pinellas Park
June 14, 2014 Annual Mullet Toss St. George Island
June 17, 2014 Taste of the Nation South Florida Miami Beach
June 20-22, 2014   24th Annual Harvest Festival 2014 Clermont
June 21, 2014 Meadlennium 2014 Winter Springs
June 27-28, 2014   58th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival Chipley
June 28-July 2, 2014   Taste of the Caribbean Miami
May 29-June 1, 2014   Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Atlanta
June 1-28, 2014   65th Annual Watermelon Days Festival Cordele
June 1-29, 2014   Georgia Wine Country Festival Dahlonega
June 6-7, 2014   Georgia Peach Festival Byron 2014 Byron
June 6-7, 2014   Georgia Blueberry Festival Alma
June 6-8, 2014   Covered Bridge 'Que Festival Euharlee
June 7, 2014 Putnam County Dairy Festival Eatonton
June 13-14, 2014   Georgia Peach Festival Fort Valley 2014 Fort Valley
June 14, 2014 4th Annual Brookhaven Beer Fest Atlanta
June 15, 2014 Real Men Cook Atlanta
June 12-15, 2014   33rd Kapalua Wine & Food Festival  Maui
June 7, 2014 20th Annual Mountain Brewers' Beer Fest Idaho Falls
June 8, 2014 Savor Idaho Boise
June 11-14, 2014   80th Annual Emmett Cherry Festival Emmett
June 21-22, 2014   Terrace Lakes Resort Wine & Art Festival Garden Valley
June 26, 2014 Summer Sampler Food Festival Sandpoint
May 30-June 1, 2014   Festival del Taco Chicago
June 1, 2014 Strawberry Jazz Festival Kankakee
June 6-7, 2014   23rd Annual Rhubarb Fest Aledo
June 6-8, 2014   Harvard Milk Days Harvard
June 6-8, 2014   International Horseradish Festival Collinsville
June 6-8, 2014   Spring Festival & Draft Horse Show Brocton
June 6-8, 2014   Two Rivers Wine & Jazz Festival Ottawa
June 6-8, 2014   Ribfest Chicago Chicago
June 10-13, 2014   United Fresh 2014 Chicago
June 10-13, 2014   NASDA U.S. Food Showcase Chicago
June 11-13, 2014   FMI 2014 The Food Retail Show Chicago
June 12, 2014 IFMA Fundamentals Seminar Rosemont
June 13, 2014 New Orleans North Joliet
June 14, 2014 Uncork Urbana Wine Festival Urbana
June 15, 2014 Real Men Cook Chicago
June 20-22, 2014   Long Grove Strawberry Festival Long Grove
June 27-29, 2014   Taste of Joliet Joliet
June 5-7, 2014   Mentone Egg Festival Mentone
June 7, 2014 Vintage Indiana Indianapolis
June 7, 2014 Monon Food Fest Monon
June 7-8, 2014   28th Annual Strawberry Daze Metamora
June 12, 2014 49th Annual Strawberry Festival Indianapolis
June 13-14, 2014   Smokin' on the River BBQ, Blues & Brew Festival Jeffersonville
June 13-15, 2014   The Strawberry Festival Crawfordsville
June 14, 2014 Cook's Bison Ranch Annual Calf Day Celebration Wolcottville
June 14, 2014 Indiana Gourd Society Spring Festival Thorntown
June 19-22, 2014   17th Annual BBQ RibFest Fort Wayne
June 21, 2014 Taste of Tippecanoe 2014 Lafayette
June 21-22, 2014   22nd Annual Indian Market & Festival Indianapolis
June 4-6, 2014   World Pork Expo 2014 Des Moines
June 6-8, 2014   Strawberry Days 2014 Strawberry Point
June 7, 2014 8th Annual SWINE Festival Ankeny
June 7, 2014 Manchester Annual Rhubarb Fest Manchester
June 7-8, 2014   June Bloom Wine Event Various
June 10-11, 2014   Fredericksburg's Dairy Days Fredericksburg
June 13-15, 2014   Farmington Strawberry Festival Farmington
June 18-21, 2014   Ice Cream Days Le Mars
June 25-26, 2014   Hay & Forage Expo Boone
June 26-29, 2014   Gladbrook Corn Carnival Gladbrook
June 28, 2014 Lazy River Beer & Wine Festival Marquette
June 6-7, 2014   Big Blue River Days Marysville
June 6-7, 2014   McLouth BBQ Blowout McLouth
June 27-28, 2014   The Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle Lenexa
June 28, 2014 Annual Meatloaf Cook-Off & Festival Paxico
May 31-June 1, 2014   Berries & Bluegrass & Barbeque Georgetown
May 31-June 1, 2014   2nd Annual Wine Festival Union
June 5-7, 2014   59th Annual Poke Sallet Festival Harlan
June 6-7, 2014   Fort Harrod Beef Festival Fort Harrod
June 6-7, 2014   Bourbon City BBQ Festival Bardstown
June 7, 2014 Taste of Henderson Barbecue Henderson
June 7-14, 2014   W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Henderson
June 12-15, 2014   23rd Newport Italianfest Newport
June 14, 2014 Winchester Beer Cheese Festival Winchester
June 20-21, 2014   13th Annual Kentucky Blueberry Festival Edmonton
June 22, 2014 22nd Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue Louisville
May 31-June 1, 2014   New Orleans Oyster Festival New Orleans
June 6-8, 2014   Bon Mange' Festival Gheens
June 7-8, 2014   Creole Tomato Festival New Orleans
June 12-14, 2014   Louisiana Corn Festival Bunkie
June 20-22, 2014   Louisiana Catfish Festival Des Allemands
June 21-24, 2014   IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo New Orleans
June 26-28, 2014   9th Annual Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival DeRidder
June 27-28, 2014   Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte
June 27-28, 2014   Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Ruston
June 3-8, 2014   Kennebunkport Festival Kennebunkport
June 22, 2014 Smokin' at the Ballpark Old Orchard Beach
June 28, 2014 Maine Whoopie Pie Festival Dover-Foxcroft
June 28, 2014 South Berwick Strawberry Festival South Berwick
June 29, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Cape Elizabeth
May 31-June 1, 2014   The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival Hunt Valley
June 6-7, 2014   Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2014 National Harbor
June 7-8, 2014   Annapolis Arts, Crafts, & Wine Festival Annapolis
June 21, 2014 Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival Baltimore
May 28-June 3, 2014   Wellfleet Restaurant Week & Harborfest Wellfleet
June 3-5, 2014   32nd Annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl Boston
June 7, 2014 Somerville Food Truck Festival Somerville
June 7, 2014 Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari Boston
June 7, 2014 Strawberry Day East Sandwich
June 11-12, 2014   Commercial Marine Expo New Bedford
June 12, 2014 29th Annual Taste of the Vineyard Edgartown
June 13-14, 2014   3rd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest Boston
June 14, 2014 Strawberry Festival Topsfield
June 15, 2014 Annual Strawberry Festival Assonet
June 19, 2014 Fresh Taste Wellesley
June 20-21, 2014   Lowell Food & Wine Festival Lowell
June 21, 2014 TGIS Brewfest Marlborough
June 21, 2014 Worcester Food Truck Festival Worcester
June 28, 2014 Cape Cod Food & Wine Festival Falmouth
June 28, 2014 SandwichFest Street Fair Sandwich
June 1, 2014 Taste of Ann Arbor Ann Arbor
June 6-8, 2014   National Asparagus Festival Oceana County
June 6-8, 2014   15th Annual Gizzard Fest Potterville
June 8, 2014 Traverse Colantha Walker Dairy Festival Traverse City
June 11-15, 2014   50th Annual Michigan Sugar Festival Sebewaing
June 12-14, 2014   National Homebrewers Conference Grand Rapids
June 13-14, 2014   2014 Strawberry Festival Hartford
June 13-14, 2014   Battle Creek Cereal Festival Battle Creek
June 13-15, 2014   Belleville National Strawberry Festival Belleville
June 21, 2014 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival  Bridgman
June 21, 2014 Traverse City Wine & Art Festival Traverse City
June 21, 2014 Strawberry Fest Coldwater
June 22-27, 2014   Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Ann Arbor
June 28, 2014 PastyFest 2014 Calumet
June 6-8, 2014   30th Annual Buffalo Days Luverne
June 6-8, 2014   78th Pine Island Cheese Festival Pine Island
June 7, 2014 Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm Melrose
June 7, 2014 St. Paul Summer Beer Fest St. Paul
June 7, 2014 The Rhubarb Festival Lanesboro
June 7-8, 2014   June Bloom Wine Event Various
June 7 & 21, 2014   Bread Making Day Preston
June 12-15, 2014   Tater Daze Brooklyn Park
June 14, 2014 Annual Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne Winona
June 14, 2014 Wild Edibles 2014 Grand Rapids
June 14 & 28, 2014   Butter Making Day Preston
June 17-21, 2014   Farmington Dew Days Farmington
June 19-22, 2014   Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Cottage Grove
June 20-August 15, 2014   Pine River Duck Races Pine River
June 21, 2014 3rd Annual Winnebago Craft Beer Festival Winnebago
June 23, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Minneapolis HOTlist Minneapolis
June 27-28, 2014   37th Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival & 6th Viking Festivals Moorhead
June 27-29, 2014   Henderson Sauerkraut Days Henderson
June 28, 2014 10th Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival Duluth
June 7, 2014 Walthall County Dairy Festival Tylertown
June 16-20, 2014   94th Annual RCI Convention & Industry Expo St. Louis
June 20-21, 2014   Desoto Shrine Club 6th Annual BBQ Cook Off Nesbit
May 30-June 1, 2014   Coffee Fest St. Louis St. Louis
June 2-6, 2014   Food Wine Design Culinary Week St. Louis
June 6-7, 2014   Smokin on the Summit Lee's Summit
June 7, 2014 Vaile Strawberry Festival Independence
June 7, 2014 Strawberry Festival Arnold
June 7-8, 2014   Kimmswick Strawberry Festival Kimmswick
June 13-14, 2014   Saint Louis Brewers Heritage Festival St. Louis
June 21, 2014 8th Annual Excelsior Springs Wine Festival Excelsior Springs
June 27-28, 2014   40th Annual Sweet Corn Festival East Prairie
June 6-8, 2014   Whoop-Up Days and Rhubarb Festival Conrad
June 14, 2014 Strawberry Festival Billings
May 30-June 1, 2014   Taste of Omaha Omaha
June 8-15, 2014   Homestead Days Beatrice
June 21-22, 2014   Duncan Ribfest Duncan
June 1-3, 2014   Food Logistics Forum Incline Village
June 17-20, 2014   115th RMA Convention Incline Village
New Hampshire
June 7-8, 2014   Herb, Food and Beer Tour Mount Washington Valley
June 13-15, 2014   Rock'n Ribfest Merrimack
June 25, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Portsmouth
June 27-29, 2014   New England Brewfest Lincoln
New Jersey
May 29-June 1, 2014   NJ Greek Fest Westfield
May 30-June 1, 2014   Michael Arnone's 25th Annual Crawfish Fest Augusta
May 31-June 2, 2014   Montclair Food & Wine Festival 2014 Montclair
June 7, 2014 West Cape May Strawberry Festival West Cape May
June 7, 2014 2nd Annual RFA Bass River Summer Flounder Tournament New Gretna
June 7-8, 2014   Jersey Shore Wine Festival Lakewood
June 9, 2014 18th annual Summer Celebration  Sandy Hook
June 13-14, 2014   6th Annual New Jersey Beer & Food Festival Hamburg
June 13-15, 2014   28th Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival Belmar
June 14, 2014 6th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Summit
June 21-22, 2014   Baymen”s Seafood & Music Festival Tuckerton
June 25-27, 2014   International Food Expo Edison
June 28, 2014 31st Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival Browns Mills
June 28-29, 2014   5th Annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges Augusta
June 29, 2014 28th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival Hammonton
New Mexico
June 6-8, 2014   River & Brews Blues Fest Red River
June 13-15, 2014   11th Annual Fine Art & Wine Festival Red River
June 27-28, 2014   Smokin' on the Pecos Artesia
New York
May 29-June 1, 2014   Nassau County Strawberry Festival Bellmore
May 31-June 1, 2014   Seneca Lake Wine and Food Watkins Glen
June 2-3, 2014   Ingredient Marketplace 2014 New York
June 5, 2014 Slow Food NYC's 3rd Annual Fundraiser New York
June 6-7, 2014   Taste of Syracuse Syracuse
June 6-8, 2014   Springville's 26th Annual Dairy/Ag Festival Springville
June 7, 2014 Uncorked! 2014 Staten Island
June 7, 2014 Lone Star Chili Cook-off New York
June 7-8, 2014   12th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party New York
June 9, 2014 29th Annual Chefs' Tribute New York
June 12-15, 2014   60th Annual Mattituck Strawberry Festival Mattituck
June 13-15, 2014   The Great New York State Food & Wine Festival Clayton
June 13-22, 2014   Rochester Real Beer Week Rochester
June 14, 2014 Rochester Real Beer Expo Rochester
June 14-15, 2014   Crossborder Blues, Brews & Que Wilson
June 14-15, 2014   Around the World Hudson Valley
June 14-15, 2014   Strawberry Festival Forestville
June 17, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Ithaca
June 20-21, 2014   34th Annual Owego Strawberry Festival Owego
June 28-29, 2014   Cherry Festival Romulus
June 29-July 1, 2014   Summer Fancy Food Show New York
North Carolina
May 30-June 1, 2014   12th Annual Gourd Artists Gathering Cherokee
June 5-8, 2014   10th Annual Texas Pete Twin CIty RibFest Winston-Salem
June 6, 2014 Livermush Festival Marion
June 6-7, 2014   Annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin Lincolnton
June 6-8, 2014   Ole Smokey Tractor Club Spring Farm Fest Maggie Valley
June 6-8, 2014   Annual Taste of Charlotte Charlotte
June 7, 2014 Troutacular Trout Festival Spruce Pine
June 12-15, 2014   Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival Franklin
June 13-14, 2014   21st Annual Blue Ridge BBQ Festival Tryon
June 20-21, 2014   Peak City Pig Fest Apex
June 21, 2014 11th Annual NC Blueberry Festival Burgaw
June 21-22, 2014   Knotts Island Peach Festival Knotts Island
North Dakota
June 4-7, 2014   Happy Harry's RibFest Fargo
June 6-8, 2014   43rd Annual Irrigation Days Oakes
June 12-14, 2014   Rip-Roarin' Ribfest Bismarck
June 13-15, 2014   25th Annual Hawk Days Antique Farm Show Wolford
June 14-15, 2014   29th Annual North Dakota Farm Toy Show & Auction LaMoure
June 20-23, 2014   Lakota Turkey BBQ Lakota
May 30-June 1, 2014   Newark Strawberry Festival Newark
June 6-7, 2014   Gold Wings and Ribs Fest Pomeroy
June 6-8, 2014   50th Strawberry Festival Bedford
June 7-8, 2014   Troy Strawberry Festival Troy
June 11-15, 2014   Holland Strawberry Festival Holland
June 13-14, 2014   26th Annual Pork Rind Heritage Festival Harrod
June 13-14, 2014   Banana Split Festival Wilmington
June 13-14, 2014   Granville Art Affair & Rotary Wine Festival Granville
June 13-15, 2014   Versailles Poultry Days Versailles
June 13-15, 2014   Festival of the Fish Vermillion
June 13-15, 2014   Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival Kirtland
June 13-15, 2014   Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival Avon
June 19-21, 2014   London Strawberry Festival London
June 21, 2014 Riverside Wine Festival Findlay
June 21-22, 2014   Lake Erie Wine Fest Geneva-on-the-Lake
June 7, 2014 Ponca City Herb Festival Ponca City
June 7, 2014 35th Annual World's Largest Calf Fry & Cook-Off Vinita
June 14, 2014 15th Annual Ice Cream Festival Chandler
June 26-28, 2014   Bixby Green Corn Festival Bixby
June 27-28, 2014   5th Annual Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Fest Chandler
June 5-8, 2014   105th Annnual Lebanon Strawberry Festival Lebanon
June 7, 2014 12th Annual Sasquatch Brewfest Eugene
June 20-22, 2014   Battle of the Bones Central Point
June 26-29, 2014   10th North American Organic Brewers Festival Portland
June 28, 2014 14th Annual Shady Cove SPAM Festival Shady Cove
June 28, 2014 Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest Salem
May 29-June 1, 2014   Brandywine Strawberry Festival Coatesville
May 30-June 8, 2014   Philly Beer Week Philadelphia
June 4-8, 2014   San Gennaro Feast Scranton
June 6-8, 2014   Grove City Strawberry Days Grove City
June 7, 2014 Taste of Kutztown  Kutztown
June 10, 2014 The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
June 11-15, 2014   Gettysburg Festival 2014 Gettysburg
June 14, 2014 5th Annual Five Alarm Mountain Madness Chili Cook-off Farmington
June 18-19, 2014   Fresh Connections: Retail Philadelphia
June 21, 2014 Hometown Homegrown Pittsburgh
June 21-22, 2014   Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival Lake Harmony
June 28, 2014 Canton Wine & Cheese Festival Canton
Puerto Rico
May 30-June 1, 2014   Sugarcane Festival Hatillo
June 13-15, 2014   Fiesta Nacional del Mango Mayaguez
June 27-29, 2014   Feria Agricola de la Reserva del Valle Lajas
Rhode Island
June 7, 2014 33rd Great Chowder Cook-Off Newport
South Carolina
June 2-8, 2014   Coastal Uncorked Food & Wine Festival Myrtle Beach
June 5-7, 2014   Southeastern Meat Association Convention Isle of Palms
June 21, 2014 44th Annual Ridge Peach Festival  Trenton
June 6-7, 2014   Original South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron
June 19-21, 2014   Teapot Days Tea
June 7, 2014 National MooFest Dairy Festival Athens
June 12-14, 2014   TGCSA Annual Convention & Expo Nashville
June 21, 2014 Taste of Music City Nashville
June 21, 2014 20th Annual RC and Moon Pie Festival Bell Buckle
June 27-28, 2014   Big BBQ Bash 2014 Maryville
June 2-8, 2014   Wine & Food Week Houston
June 6-7, 2014   42nd Chisholm Trail Roundup BBQ & Chili Cook-Offs Lockhart
June 13, 2014 Fort Worth Zoo Beastro Fort Worth
June 13-14, 2014   Columbus Annual June BBQ Cookoff, Columbus
June 14, 2014 25th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival Nacogdoches
June 14, 2014 30th Annual Tomato Fest Jacksonville
June 19-21, 2014   Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee Stockdale
June 19-21, 2014   Holland Corn Festival Holland
June 20-21, 2014   Stonewall Peach JAMboree & Rodeo Stonewall
June 25, 2014 Flavors of Dallas Dallas
June 26-29, 2014   Luling Watermelon Thump Luling
June 16-22, 2014   Strawberry Days 2014 Pleasant Grove
June 21, 2014 7th Annual Savor the Summit Park City 
June 5-8, 2014   58th Annual Vermont Dairy Festival Enosburg Falls
June 6-8, 2014   Strolling of the Heifers, Slow Living Summit Brattleboro
June 13-15, 2014   Annual Stowe Wine and Food Classic Stowe
June 21, 2014 Burlington Wine & Food Festival Burlington
May 23-June 29, 2014   Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Williamsburg
May 29-June 1, 2014   Newport News Greek Festival Newport News
May 31-June 1, 2014   Great Tastes of Tysons Tysons
May 31-June 1, 2014   33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine Festival Centreville
June 1, 2014 Taste of Historic Manassas Manassas
June 7, 2014 Ashland Strawberry Faire Ashland
June 11, 2014 Virginia Pork Festival Emporia
June 13, 2014 34th Annual Virginia Cantaloupe Festival Halifax County Fairgrounds
June 14, 2014 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2014 Richmond
June 14, 2014 17th Annual Cajun Festival Purcellville
June 14-15, 2014   Virginia Herb Festival Middletown
June 15, 2014 Manassas Wine & Jazz Festival Manassas
June 20-22, 2014   25th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival Norfolk
June 21, 2014 Virginia State Championship Chili Cook-off Roanoke
June 21-22, 2014   NOVA Summer Brewfest 2014 Centrevile
June 27-28, 2014   Covington Cork and Pork Festival Covington
June 27-29, 2014   Hogging Up BBQ Festival Clear Brook
June 6, 2014 SIPFEST Issaquah
June 7, 2014 Farmers Day Parade Lynden
June 8, 2014 6th Annual Fleur de Lis Festival Aberdeen
June 13-15, 2014   Washington Brewers Festival Redmond
June 14-15, 2014   Wild Strawberry Festival  Burien
June 14-15, 2014   33rd Annual Northwest Garlic Festival Ocean Park
June 19-22, 2014   77th Berry Dairy Days Festival Burlington
June 20-21, 2014   Gorge Blues & Brews Festival Stevenson
June 20-22, 2014   Marysville Strawberry Festival Marysville
June 27-29, 2014   Taste of Tacoma Tacoma
June 28-29, 2014   Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue
May 29-June 1, 2014   Annual Dairyfest Marshfield
May 30-June 1, 2014   West Salem June Dairy Days West Salem
May 31-June 1, 2014   GardenFest La Crosse
June 1-30, 2014   Wisconsin Dairy Farm Breakfasts Statewide
June 5-8, 2014   30th Annual Sparta Butterfest Sparta
June 6-7, 2014   Osceola Rhubarb Days Osceola
June 6-7, 2014   Poor Que Montello
June 6-8, 2014   26th Annual Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival Little Chute
June 6-8, 2014   Walleye Weekend Fond du Lac
June 7, 2014 Cows on the Concourse Madison
June 7, 2014 11th Annual Beer Barons' World of Beer Festival Milwaukee
June 7-8, 2014   June Bloom Wine Event Various
June 13, 2014 Breakfast in the Valley Eau Claire
June 13-15, 2014   Polka Fest and Beer, Bacon & Cheese Festival New Glarus
June 13-15, 2014   Crawford County Dairy Days Soldiers Grove
June 14, 2014 Taste of Wisconsin 2014 Beaver Dam
June 14, 2014 Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival Glendale
June 14, 2014 11th Annual Leinie Lodge Family Reunion Chippewa Falls
June 14, 2014 Great Northern Beer Festival Eagle River
June 19-21, 2014   Chickenfest Darboy
June 19-22, 2014   Cranberry Blossom Festival Wisconsin Rapids
June 19-29, 2014   Tour of America's Dairyland Muliple locations
June 20-22, 2014   Strawberry Fest Waupaca
June 20-22, 2014   13th Annual Cheese Curd Festival Ellsworth
June 21, 2014 27th Annual StrawberryFest Sun Prairie
June 21-22, 2014   Professional Musky Tournament Trail Eagle River
June 27-29, 2014   Audacious Beer & BBQ Celebration Hartland
June 27-29, 2014   Heidi Festival--Taste of New Glarus New Glarus
June 28, 2014 Uncork Summer Ellison Bay
June 28-29, 2014   Cedarburg Strawberry Festival Cedarburg
June 28-29, 2014   Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest Mukuwonago
June 13-14, 2014   Lander Brew Fest Lander
June 20-21, 2014   Wyoming Brewers Festival Cheyenne
June 20-22, 2014   Alpine Mountain Days  Alpine
June 21, 2014 Beer, Brats and Bluegrass Festival Evanston


Taste to Remember Columbus OH May 15 2014

12th Annual
Taste to Remember

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Station 67
379 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Each year, Children’s Hunger Alliance and the Columbus chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), team up to host Taste to Remember, a food, wine, and spirits event benefitting Children’s Hunger Alliance and the ACF Columbus Chapter scholarship fund. In 2013, we welcomed nearly 500 attendees and raised more than $70,000. Over the past eleven years, Taste to Remember has raised more than $340,000. Taste to Remember brings together some of Central Ohio’s most talented chefs, all under one roof. Professionals of all ages, foodies, and anyone looking for a great evening out will enjoy Taste to Remember. Help feed the hungry minds and bodies of the children of Central Ohio by attending this extraordinary affair!

Children's Hunger Alliance and the American Culinary Federation Columbus Chapter thank our 2014 hosts

Taste of Edina

Taste of Edina, Minnesota

Toast to your health at this year's Taste of Edina! Join us for a savory evening featuring hundreds of food samples from area restaurants complete with wine and craft beer pairings. New to the event this year will be a chef competition showcasing 3 local chefs and celebrity judges. Watch and learn how to prepare something healthy this spring with the secret ingredients from Whole Foods.

Date: May 15, 2015
Time: 4:30-7:30pm

Location: The Westin Edina Galleria

Tickets: $30/$35 at the door

January 2014 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of January 2014 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

Jan 23 National Pie Day – Nationwide Nationwide
Jan 17-18 Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival 2014 Anchorage
Jan 17-19 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival 2014 Carefree
Jan 17-20 Napa Truffle Festival 2014 Napa
Jan 19 Winter Wine Classic 2014 Santa Barbara
Jan 19-24 San Diego Restaurant Week 2014 San Diego
Jan 9-11 14th Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Vail
Jan 11 Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival 2014 Lafayette
Jan 11 The Great Fruitcake Toss Manitou Springs
Jan 11-26 108th National Western Stock Show, Rodeo & Horse Show Denver
Jan 24-26 The Sun Winefest '14 Uncasville
Jan 26 Chocolate World Expo Norwalk
Jan 9-18 Uncorked...Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival Upper Keys
Jan 15-18 MAFSI Annual Conference Palm Beach Gardens
Jan 18-19 9th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2014 Key West
Jan 22-26 Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014 Key West
Jan 25-26 Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival 2014 Key Largo
Jan 14-16 25th Anniversary Fort Wayne Farm Show Ft. Wayne
Jan 7-9 25th Annual Topeka Farm Show 2014 Topeka
Jan 19-22 52nd Annual United States Sweet Potato Convention 2014 New Orleans
Jan 9 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Ringing In the New Year  Chaska
New Jersey
Jan 25 4th Annual International Great Beer Expo 2014 Secaucus
South Carolina
Jan 18 World Beer Festival Columbia
Jan 20 Annual Viva La Vista Festival Columbia
Jan 26 Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival 2014 Mt. Pleasant
Jan 12-15 AFBF Annual Convention 2014 San Antonio
Jan 18 Annual Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest 2014 Galveston


December 2013 Event Calendar

LocalEats list of December 2013 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

December 4-7 Christmas On the River & Alabama State Barbeque Cookoff Demopolis
December 31 Mobile's New Year Celebration Mobile
December 27-31 66th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show Phoenix
December 5 3rd Annual Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk San Francisco
December 7 BevMo! Holiday Beerfest Los Angeles
December 7-8 Indio International Tamale Festival Indio
December 7-8 Holidays in the Vineyards Livermore
December 13 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction  Beverly Hills
December 7-8 Winter Farmers' Market & Holiday Gift Show Longmont
December 13-14 Hammond's Candy Cane Festival Denver
Nov 29-Dec 15 3rd annual Wood Gingerbread Festival South Windsor
December 5 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Fort Lauderdale
December 5 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Hollywood
December 13-17 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Palm Beach
December 14 8th Annual Celebrate Brevard- Food and Wine Gala Palm Bay
December 14-15 Wine & Chocolate Festival Clermont
December 31 Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell Key West
December 31 The Big Orange New Year's Countdown Miami
December 31 New Year's Eve Orange Drop Orlando
December 31 Cherry Blossom Ball Drop Macon
December 31 Peach Drop Atlanta
December 3-5 32nd Annual Greater Peoria Farm Show Peoria 
December 12-14 Acres U.S.A. Conference Springfield
Nov 29-December 15 Festival of Gingerbread Fort Wayne
December 5-8 Gingerbread House Festival  & Viewing Lawrence
December 6-8 Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival Lebanon
December 6-8 Annual Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival Buras
December 31 Eastport Sardine & Maple Leaf Drop Eastport
December 31 First Night Talbot Crab Drop Easton
December 7 20th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade Sandusky
December 10-12 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo Grand Rapids
December 13-14 & 20-21 Farm By Lantern Light Grayling
December 31 CherryT Ball Drop Traverse City
December 5 Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Dinner Chaska
December 7 Christmas in the Logging Camp Grand Rapids
December 12 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Winter Magic Chaska
December 6 Annual Wassail Fest Columbus
December 4-6 USA Rice Outlook Conference 2013 St. Louis
December 6-7 Missouri Livestock Symposium Kirksville
December 10-12 Nebraska Power Farming Show Lincoln
Dec 2-4 2nd Int’l Conference on Obesity & Weight Management Las Vegas
New Hampshire
December 14-15 17th Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour Mt. Washington Valley
December 14 9th Annual Currier and Ives Cookie Tour Cheshire County
New Mexico
December 6-7 Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival Carlsbad
New York
December 4 BID Annual Dinner Troy
North Carolina
December 31 New Year's Eve Pickle Drop 2013 Mt. Olive
December 8-9 Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns Holmes County
December 31 First Night Marion Popcorn Pop n' Drop Marion 
December 31 Annual Walleye Madness at Midnight Port Clinton
December 12-14 Tulsa Farm Show Tulsa
December 4-8 Annual Holiday Ale Festival Portland
December 7 Valley Forge Beer Festival Philadelphia
December 30-31 Peeps Fest Bethlehem
December 31 New Year's Eve Pickle Drop Dillsburg
December 31 New Year's Eve Bologna Drop Lebanon
Rhode Island
December 13-14 A Dickens Christmas Feast Newport
December 7 12 South Winter Warmer Nashville
December 3-5 Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show Amarillo
December 13-15 Woodstock's Winter Wassail Weekend Woodstock
December 6-7 Winter Beer Festival Seattle
December 7 Lighted Boat Parade and Crab Pot Christmas Tree Ilwaco
December 7 25th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade Sunnyside
December 4 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Christmas Parade Antigo
December 7 Medieval Feast & Wassailing of the Apple Trees Maiden Rock
December 31 Midnight Big Cheese Drop Plymouth
December 31 Annual Droppin' of the Carp Prairie du Chien
December 6 19th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction Pinedale


November 2013 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of November 2013 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

Nov 9 Cane Syrup Makin' Day Beatrice
Nov 1-10 National Peanut Festival Dothan
Nov 1-3 Alabama Pecan Festival Mobile
Nov 2 5th Annual United Way Festival of Beer and Wine Anchorage
Nov 1-3 Fine Art & Wine Festival Carefree
Nov 17 Gluten Free Awareness Expo Tucson
Nov 7-10 Eureka Springs Food & Wine Festival Eureka Springs
November Man-Up Stash-Up Men's Health Fundraiser Santa Monica
Nov 7-10 The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Big Sur
Nov 15 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Los Angeles
Nov 1-10 Mendocino Cty Beer, Wine & Mushroom Festival Mendocino County
Nov 20-24 Flavor! Napa Valley Napa
Nov 14-16 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor 2013 Napa Valley
Nov 2 16th Annual Pistachio Festival Newberry Springs
Nov 2 Rocklin Toast of the Town Rocklin
Nov 20-24 10th San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival San Diego
Nov 2-3 15th Annual Wine & Food Affair Sonoma County
Nov 2-3 23rd Annual Harvest Wine Celebration Temecula
Nov 3-Dec 5 Annual Vintners' Holidays Yosemite National Park
Nov 20-23 International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Summit Pasadena
Nov 6-10 Denver International Wine Festival Denver
Nov 14 The Celebrity Chef Tour Denver
Nov 1-3 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Bridgeville
District of Columbia
Nov 9-10 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Washington
Nov 1 9th Annual Downtown Oyster Roast Apalachicola
Nov 1-2 50th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola
Nov 2 Stone Crab Jam Crystal River
Nov 6 Easter Seals South Florida 25th Annual Festival of Chefs Miami Beach
Nov 9 News-Journal's Food, Wine & Brew Festival Daytona Beach
Nov 9-10 2nd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival Delray Beach
Nov 9 Northeast Florida Veg Fest Jacksonville
Nov 8-10 4th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival Boca Raton
Nov 8-10, 2013 Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival Jensen Beach
Nov 1-3 Feast of Little Italy Jupiter
Nov 12 Spain's Great Match Miami
Nov 2-3 25th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival Ruskin
Nov 2 Safety Harbor Wine Festival Safety Harbor
Nov 10 32nd Annual Taste of the Islands Sanibel
Nov 8-10 Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival Sebastian
Nov 30 Giving Thanks 2013 Tallahassee
Nov 2-3 27th Annual Taste of Manatee West Bradenton
Nov 16-17 Taste of South Cobb Mableton
Nov 1 1st Annual Calabash & Cooks Fundraiser Kapolei
Nov 2-10 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Kona
Nov 2-3 15th Annual Idaho Gourd Festival Boise
Nov 3-6 Process Expo 2013 Chicago
Nov 3-6 International Dairy Show 2013 Chicago
Nov 1 A Taste…Journeys to California Wine Country Indianapolis
Nov 2-3 Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul Madison
Nov 8-9 Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo Des Moines
Nov 1-3 National Farm Toy Show Dyersville
Nov 9-10 Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival Various
Nov 5-7 Safe Quality Food International Conference Louisville
Nov 2-3 Giant Omelette Celebration 2013 Abbeville
Nov 1-3 Louisiana Swine Festival Basile
Nov 1-3 45th Annual Louisiana Pecan Festival Colfax
Nov 11-15, 2013 IBWA Conference and Trade Show New Orleans
Nov 7-10 Port Barre Cracklin Festival Port Barre
Nov 6-10 Rayne Frog Festival Rayne
Nov 2 OysterFest St. Michaels
Nov 2 2nd Annual Latin Food & Local Brew Boston
Nov 8-10 27th Annual Christmas Festival Boston
Nov 21 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Boston
Nov 22-24 America's Hometown Thanksgiving Plymouth
Nov 22 Save A Heart Celebration of Food and Wine Ann Arbor
Nov 12 Making It In Michigan: Conference & Trade Show Lansing
Nov 21-23 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Grand Rapids
Nov 30 Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off Traverse City
Nov 9-10 Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Winona
Nov 23-24 Cheese and Chocolate Weekend Chisago City
Nov 5-7 NICRA Annual Convention 2013 St. Louis
Nov 2 Bluegrass Festival & Chile Cook-off Stockton
Nov 2 Learn to Homebrew Day Worldwide
Nov 7-9 World Food Championships Las Vegas
Nov 10-12, 2013 Pillsbury Bake Off Final 2013 Las Vegas
New York
Nov 9 5th Annual International Great Beer Expo Long Island
North Carolina
Nov 1-2 Hog Happnin' Shelby
Nov 8-10 Fabulous Food Show Cleveland
Nov 8-10 International Beer Fest Cleveland
Nov 9 Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off Lincoln City
Nov 2-3 Apple Festival Lahaska
Nov 9 Holiday Wine Expo at Spring Brook Moscow
Nov 2-3 1st Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: Philly Philadelphia
Rhode Island
Nov 1-10 Newport Restaurant Week Newport & Bristol County
South Carolina
Nov 3-5 Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit Charleston
Nov 2 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2013 Nashville
Nov 13-14 10th Global Bottled Water Congress Nashville
Nov 2-3 Meatopia San Antonio
Nov 1-2 Wisconsin Cheese Originals Annual Festival Madison
Nov 9-10 Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival Fountain City, Alma, Stockholm, Prescott, Trempealeau


New England Dessert Showcase, Boston, October 12, 2013

A Sweet Start to October
The 2013 New England Dessert Showcase

The Anthem Group, a Boston-based marketing and event agency, is pleased to announce the fifth annual New England Dessert Showcase. There is no room for guilt at the Dessert Showcase as exhibitors from Golden Cannoli, Boston Whoopie, Budi Products and Finale come together and sample their designer desserts, chocolates, ice cream and more.

The showcase is an excellent opportunity for a budding business to gain new clientele and for more established businesses to boost their ongoing success or explore new consumer outlets. The New England Dessert Showcase is the East Coast’s premier dessert experience, bringing together the gourmet dessert and wine industries. Dessert buyers and sweet tooths alike will be in confectionary heaven!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
10:00am – 11:00am: Media & Industry Only
11:00am – 1:30pm: Morning Session
2:30pm – 4:30pm: Afternoon Session    
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Quick Fix

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St.
Boston, MA

The event is open to the public. Advance tickets can be purchased online: $20 - $75 depending on ticket tier.

For additional information, contact Ashley Horton (The Anthem Group) at 617.538.6829 or Showcase and ticket information can be found at 617.381.4746 or, and more details on the full suite of services and main projects and subsidiaries are available at

Ashley Horton
The Anthem Group

October 2013 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of October 2013 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

October 5-12 Cullman Oktoberfest Cullman
October 8 Taste of Pelham Pelham
October 10-13 42nd Annual National Shrimp Festival Gulf Shores
October 13 Break 'N Bread Birmingham
October 19 The Evergreen Sausage Festival Evergreen
October 19-20 Alabama Gourd Show Cullman
October 26 Wiregrass Heritage Festival Dothan
October 4-6 St. George Feast of the Middle East Phoenix
October 5-6 Annual Fall Apple Festival Pine
October 8-9 NLS Food Chain Summit 2013 Phoenix
October 10-11 NLS Food Quality Symposium Phoenix
October 11-Nov 3 Arizona State Fair Phoenix
October 25-27 2nd Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival Scottsdale
October 11-20 Arkansas State Fair Little Rock
October 5-6 Los Banos Tomato Festival Los Banos
October 6 3rd Annual Olive & Wine Faire Cherry Valley
October 10 4th Annual Union Street Wine Walk San Francisco
October 10 Totally Local VC Dinner at the Series Ventura
October 11-13 World's Championsihp Chili Cookoff Palm Springs
October 18-20 Harvest Wine Weekend Paso Robles
October 19 2nd Annual Central Coast Oyster Morro Bay
October 19 San Benito Olive Festival Paicines
October 19-22 National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Convention San Diego
October 26 4th Annual Cook-Off Santa Cruz
October 10-12 Great American Beer Festival 2013 Denver
October 4-6 & 11-13 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Southington
October 12-14 Mystic Seaport Chowder Days Mystic
District of Columbia
October 5 Truckeroo Food Truck Festival Washington
October 5 Grillin' & Chillin' BBQ Competition Lake Alfred
October 5 Samuel Adams Octoberfest Miami
October 11-13 16th Annual Greek Festival St. Augustine
October 12-13 The Festival of Chocolate 2013 Ft. Lauderdale
October 19 3rd Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest Marathon
October 21-26 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival St. Augustine
October 23-25 2nd Int’l Conference & Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods Orlando
October 26-27 Edible Garden Festival Coral Gables
October 28-29 17th Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference Miami Beach
October 28-29 USA Pavilion at Americas Food & Beverage Show Miami Beach
October 1-6 2nd Annual Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival St. Simons Island
October 5 The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off Stone Mountain Park
October 6 Atlanta Eats Live! A Salute to Chefs Alpharetta
October 21-26 The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival Atlanta
October 4 Taste of the Hawaiian Range & Agriculture Festival Waikoloa Village
October 5-13 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival Week Honolulu
October 10-13 Trailing of the Sheep Festival Ketchum & Hailey
October 5-6 11th Annual Scarecrow Festival Galesburg
October 17 IFMA Fundamentals Seminar Rosemont
October 19 Morton Punkin Chuckin Contest Morton
October 5 Gluten Free Living Now Expo 2013 Carmel
October 5-6 46th Feast of the Hunters' Moon West Lafayette
October 26 Indiana Gourd Society Fall Festival Crown Point
October 12-13 The Great Pumpkin Fest Utica
October 30-Nov 2 National FFA Convention & Expo Louisville
October 11-13 Louisiana Seafood Festival New Orleans
October 19-20 40th Annual Old Farmers Day Loranger
October 24-Nov 10 State Fair of Louisiana Shreveport
October 18-20 Fresh Summit, PMA's International Convention & Exposition New Orleans
October 5-14 7th Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta Damariscotta
October 19 Das Best Oktoberfest Baltimore
October 19-20 Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition Westminster
October 23 Community Greening Celebration Baltimore
October 5 Cape Cod Food Truck Festival Falmouth
October 5-6 North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival Orange
October 6 4th Annual Boston Local Food Festival Boston
October 12 New England Dessert Showcase Boston
October 12 4th Annual Local Craft Brewfest Boston
October 12-13 10th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration Wareham
October 25-26 Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival Detroit
October 11 Festa Italiana Fundraiser St. Paul
October 26 Twin Cities Veg Fest Minneapolis
October 26 4th Annual Missouri Wine & Food Festival Branson
October 6-9 IBIE: International Baking Industry Exposition Las Vegas
New Jersey
October 5-6 Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown
October 5-6 25th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Classic Beach Haven
October 11-13 South Jersey Pumpkin Show 2013 Woodstown
October 11-13 Deerfield Township Harvest Festival Rosenhayn
October 12 West Cape May Lima Bean Festival West Cape May
October 12-13 Cape May Wine Festival Cape May
October 13 Autumn Toast to the Environment Jackson
October 21 Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala Teaneck
October 28 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Farmingdale
October 29-30 KosherFest Secaucus
New Mexico
October 13 Local Food Festival and Field Day Albuquerque
New York
October 4 Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit New York
October 4-6 31st Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival Ithaca
October 5-6 Hilton Apple Fest Hilton
October 5-6 Central NY Great Pumpkin Festival Oswego
October 11-12 WhiskyFest New York New York
October 12 NY Smoke and Fire Food Fest Pomona
October 13 Troy Chowderfest Troy
October 17-20 New York City Wine & Food Festival New York
October 24-26 The New York Wine Experience New York
October 26 Central New York halloWINEfest Cortland
October 27 Central New York Boos & BREWSfest Cortland
North Carolina
October 5 The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival Charlotte
October 5 18th World Beer Festival--Durham Durham
October 5 Pork Jam 2013 BBQ Festival Pelham
October 12-13 Swansboro Mullet Festival Swansboro
October 17-27 North Carolina State Fair Raleigh
October 19 Shelby Fall Liver Mush Expo Shelby
October 26 30th Annual Barbecue Festival Lexington
October 1-5 Norsk Hostfest Minot
October 12-13 Oak Harbor Apple Festival Oak Harbor
October 12-13 44th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival Waynesville
October 14 Buckeye Bar Expo Columbus
October 16-19 Circleville Pumpkin Show Circleville
October 18-19 Van Wert County Fair Van Wert
October 19 7th Annual Chili Cookoff & Tailgate Party Grand Lake
October 27 Sorghum Festival Wewoka
October 12 PNW Wild Mushroom Cook-off Lincoln City
October 18-20 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest Hood River
October 2-5 New Holland Farmers Fair New Holland
October 4-6 31st Annual Applefest Celebration Franklin
October 5 Annual Kennett Brewfest Kennett Square
October 6 Endless Mountain Wine Fest Lenoxville
October 18-20 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits Philadelphia
Rhode Island
October 12-13 International Oktoberfest! Newport
October 19-20 Bowen's Wharf 22nd Annual Seafood Festival Newport
October 26 Newport Food Truck Festival Newport
South Carolina
October 9-20 South Carolina State Fair Columbia
October 12 Annual Chili Cookoff 2013 Hilton Head Island
October 4-6 Oktoberfest Fredericksburg
October 10 Tasting The Town Humble
October 10-12 68th Annual Peanut Festival Grapeland
October 16-19 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow Dallas
October 20 Texas State Veggie Fair Dallas
October 23-26 MBAA Annual Convention Austin
October 25-26 Wine in the Pines Mount Vernon
October 26 Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest Fredericksburg
October 26 National Championship Barbeque Cookoff Meridian
October 26 World Champion Hopkins Co Stew Festival Sulphur Springs
October 5-6 Pumpkin & Apple Celebration Woodstock
October 5 Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival Rockbridge County
October 12 Harvest Celebration Purcellville
October 13 Whitetop Mountain Sorghum Molasses Festival Whitetop
October 19-20 NOVA Brewfest Centreville
October 4-6 Coffee Fest Seattle 2013 Seattle
October 6-7 Apple Days 2013 Cashmere
October 5-6 Eagle River Cranberry Festival Eagle River

Banana Festival, Port of Hueneme, California, September 28, 2013

‘Go Bananas’ at the 2nd Annual Banana Festival at the Port of Hueneme….Saturday, September 28, 2013

 Port Hueneme, CA – It’s time to ‘Go Bananas’ once again when the 2nd Annual Banana Festival takes place on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, Harbor District, 105 East Port Hueneme Road.

The free festival provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in addition to learning about the journey of the banana and interworking of the Port. Festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, live music, interactive displays, recipe contests, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, port tours and more.

Food & Beverages
Visitors can enjoy a number of food vendors, all offering a variety of tasty concoctions – from authentic tacos to savory barbecue to Thai noodles. Local restaurants will offer special banana treats like banana splits and chocolate-dipped bananas. Besides the food, attendees can quench their thirst with ice cold local brews, soft drinks, and creamy banana smoothies.

Music & Dance
Hot local bands will entertain the crowd on the main stage providing a wide array of music for all preferences.

Port Education at the Port Pavilion
A look into the Port’s daily operations and its interworking are provided at the Port Pavilion. Visitors can learn how the Port works for the community as well as about its many imports and exports that are transported globally throughout six continents.

Auto Pavilion
Serving as an important west coast gateway for the import and export of automobiles, visitors will have an opportunity to view the latest car models and trends in alternative initiatives.

Waterside Port Tours
For those wanting to view operations taking place during festival weekend, the Waterside Port Tours offer a rare opportunity to see The Port from the sea as the Bluefin boat of Hook’s Landing located in Channel Islands Harbor takes visitors in and around the Port and the Naval Base. Photo IDs will be required and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Kid’s Zone
Kids can have endless hours of fun in the Kid’s Zone! Fun highlights include a banana crafts, inflatable fun, and a climbing wall!

Those who love to shop will enjoy browsing through local vendor exhibits offering gourmet foods, boutique clothing, hand-crafted jewelry, garden art, hats, sunglasses, maritime treasures and so much more.

About the Port of Hueneme
For more than 75 years, the Port of Hueneme has been a major economic engine in Ventura County. Its customers create over 9,400 jobs (direct, induced, indirect, and influenced), ranging from the pilots who guide ships to people who load and unload cargo to the accountants who track the freight. As one of California’s busiest seaports, The Port is as proud of its $1 billion economic contribution to the area as it is of the people who have made it possible. The Port is a vital west coast getaway for the import & export of automobiles. In addition, the Port also handles produce, liquid bulk, fuels and fertilizer. Coast trade includes fish, offshore oil, general cargo and vessel fuel.

For Festival information, call 805-253-2282 or visit the website at

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