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Food Events in California - July 2015

I have found these events online. The information collected is accurate, but I have no control should these events change without my knowledge.   ~Jesse

California Wine Festival
Date: July 16 -18, 2015
Time: Thur, July 16, 2015 6:30-9pm  |  Fri, July 17, 2015 6:30-9pm  |  Sat, July 18, 2015 - 1-4pm (VIPs 12pm)
Thur,. July 16, 2015 6:30-9pm - 15 E De La Guerra St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Fri., July 17, 2015 6:30-9pm - Chase Palm Park Plaza at the Carousel, 223 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA
Sat., July 18, 2015 - 1-4pm (VIPs 12pm) - 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-886-5103

Description: Don't miss our 12th Annual California Wine Festival, in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state! This beautiful city is the original home of the CWF, a spectacular gathering of wine, food, music and fun at the beach! A true world-class resort city, Santa Barbara attracts sophisticated visitors from around the world many of whom spend a few days by the beach tasting great California wines. A hip crowd of thousands of wine lovers flock to our three-day Festival, making this one of the most desirable wine wine consumer event of the year! Voted Top Food & Wine Festivals in 2014 by Trip Advisor

Marysville Peach Festival (formerly California Peach Festival) Date: July 17 & 18, 2015 Time: varies Location: Downtown Marysville, CA Email: Phone: (530) 749-3954 URL: Description: Historic Marysville, California expects 30,000 visitors for its 15th Annual Peach Festival, July 18 and 19. Admission -- and parking -- is free. Marysville, once Californias third largest city when it was the gateway to the gold fields, enjoyed a second Gold Rush a century later when it was producing half of all canned peaches in the world. The fruit is still grown in many varieties by local family farms. The two-day festival, known around and beyond California, features many inventive ways to savor the flavor of the fruit. Fresh peaches, peach ice cream, cobblers and pies, shakes, smoothies, candies, sodas, peach-basted barbecue are just a few of foods offered. There also are non-edible peach products, as well as various games, rides and childrens amusements. Live entertainment on the Festival Stage includes performances by Guilty Again and Tijuana Taxi. Pies, pastries and preserves will compete at the Tasty Treat Challenge,with entry fees for competitors going to benefit the local community food pantry. Also scheduled: a pancake breakfast, 5K Run/Walk and the Azzurri Peach Classic soccer tournament. The festival runs Friday, July 17, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., all along D Street, just a block east of Hwy 70 and two blocks south of Hwy 20. Marysville is located about 35 miles north of Sacramento. Details and directions are on the Festival website,"

Dixon's Grillin & Chillin Car & Truck Show Date: July 18, 2015 Time: 10am - 10pm Location: Downtown Dixon Email: Phone: 707.693.5176 URL: Description: Pork Rib & Chili Contest / Car & Truck Show

George Na`ope Hula Festival Date: July 17-19, 2015 Time: 10am to Finish Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA Email: Phone: 209-551-9226 URL: Description: This is the 6th annual George Na`ope Hula Festival. It's an all inclusive hula competition and arts & crafts experience.

Annual Bay Area Black Expo, “Festival at the Plaza” DATE: Saturday, July 25, 2015 TIME: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Fashion Shows: 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm Location: Frank Ogawa Plaza 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: 510-473-7759 URL: Description: The 24th Annual Bay Area Black Expo will take place at 1 Frank H.Ogawa Plaza in Oakland on Saturday, July 25th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Known as one of the Bay Area’s largest African American, Multi-ethnic events of the year, this one day show serves as a platform where retail businesses, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, food vendors, religious, health, and social service agencies can provide resources and information for the community. Children can enjoy the Kiddie corner while adults and teens have fun shopping, and talking with expo vendors. Watch talented local and national artist as they take the stage to perform during the Show. Garage Parking and admission are free. Exhibit opportunities still available! Visit or call 510-473-7759 for more information.

Gilroy Garlic Festival     Date: July 24-26, 2015 Times: varies Address: Gilroy, CA (directions) Email address: Phone/Fax Number: 408.842.1625 URL: Description: “Where else can one feast on food laced with over two tons of fresh garlic, enjoy three stages of musical entertainment, shop in arts and crafts, view the great garlic cook-off and other celebrity cooking demonstrations, spend time in the children's area, visit interactive displays set up by many of our sponsors, soak up some glorious sunshine, and mingle with a fun bunch of garlic-loving people? The GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL in Gilroy, California!!”

Annual Vista BBQ Classic Date: July 24-25, 2015 Time: 10 am - 5 pm Location: Downtown Historic Vista, CA Email: Phone: 760-473-4516 URL: Description: KCBS BBQ Competition featuring BBQ tastes, live entertainment, vendors, children's activities, and an evening concert.

Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival Date: July 25-26, 2015 Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Address: Plaza Park, Fifth and ‘B’ Streets, Downtown Oxnard Phone: 805-247-0197 Email: URL: Description: Get ready to spice things up during the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival! One of Oxnard’s signature events, the Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates salsa food, music and dance on July 26-27, 2014 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” Streets, in historic downtown Oxnard. Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the annual event features spicy food and top notch music and entertainment, attracting an estimated 45,000 salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration. Everything salsa – the food, the music, the dance – is on the menu of this popular regional festival. Event highlights include Main Stage entertainment with Salsa and Latin Jazz bands; the Salsa Tasting Tent, featuring over 50 different salsas; an eclectic vendor marketplace; international foods; Kids Korner attractions; a salsa recipe contest and more. Event admission and parking are free.

Benicia Fine Art and Jazz Festival Date: July 25-26, 2015 Times: varies Address: Benicia, CA (directions) Phone/Fax Number: (707) 745-9791 URL: Description from their site: "The festival includes live musical entertainment, over 35 micro brews, a wine garden, specialty foods, a kid’s fun alley, and an open air marketplace. The Offshore Power Boat Racing Association’s " Race the Strait" Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday, July 31 at 1 p.m. Offshore racers will match themselves and their equipment against other racers and the unpredictable open waters at speeds of up to 160 miles per hour!"

Courtland Pear Fair Date: July 26, 2015 Times: 9am to 7pm Address: Courtland, CA (directions) Email address: Phone/Fax Number: 916.775.2000 URL: Description from their web site: "The Pear Fair is held in the River Delta town of Courtland which is located 20 miles south of Sacramento on scenic Highway 160. Beat the city heat and come enjoy the glorious 'Delta Breezes' as you celebrate with us!! The fair offers a wide range of entertainment for everyone and a scrumptious food court with many foods to choose from! Be sure to get your slice of pear pie and pear smoothies early before they sell out! To quench your thirst, join us in the Beer and Wine Garden for a cold refreshing pear beer or taste some of the local wines of the delta. Don't forget to take home your souvenir wine glass! Be sure to catch our Parade at noon, you will want a good seat for this great tradition! As the day goes on be sure to sit back and enjoy one of the great bands featured at the fair!"

Annual Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza & Festival of Beers Date: July 30-August 2, 2015 Time: varies Address: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546 Email: Phone: 888-992-7397 URL: Description from the organizer: “ Successfully celebrating its 14th year, Mammoth’s Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza promises an energetic lineup of blues talent and a grand tasting of microbrews from around the country. It all takes place outdoors among the pines at Sam’s Wood Site, located on Minaret Road between Main Street and Meridian Blvd., with California’s Eastern High Sierra as the backdrop. Mammoth’s Festival of Beers features more than 70 of the country’s best microbreweries. Along with the beer and blues, a “Blues-style” BBQ and plenty of other food-stuff will satisfy the heartiest of appetites and keep the party going and the Sunday Morning Hangover Party. ”

Cabrillo Music, Art, Food, and Wine Festival Date: July 27- August 10, 2014 Address: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 307 Church Street Santa Cruz, CA Email: Phone: (831) 420-5260 URL: Description: Great music and art served with a side of food and wine.

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