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Food Events in California - September 2015

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

Norco Fair 2015 - Cowboy Boots and Country Roots
Date: September 3 - 7, 2015
Time: 4 pm - midnight
Address:PO BOX 803, Norco, California 92860

September 4-6, 2015
Arcadia, California
The 626 Night Market is the largest Asian night market in the U.S. featuring over 150 local restaurants, food vendors, entrepreneurs, merchandise vendors, artists, musicians, and non-profit groups. Night markets are a staple in Asian societies with the primary focus on hundreds of different Asian street food and merchandise vendors. The 626 Night Market brings the energy and spirit of Asian night markets to Los Angeles. July 3-4; August 7-9 & September 4-6, 2015.

Gold Rush Days
Date: September 4-7, 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)
Times: Fri 9am to 5pm; Sat/Sun 11am to 7pm;
Mon 11am to 4pm
Address: Old Town Sacramento, CA
Email address: access through web site
Phone: (916) 808-7777
Vendor information: Mike Testa (916) 808-7479
URL: Gold Rush Days
September 5, 2015
Grass Valley, California
An Epic Afternoon of Sun, Suds and Fun, Nevada County Fairgrounds.  A unique, unlimited microbrew tasting experience. Sample over 100 hand-crafted beers. Enjoy delicious food from some of the best local food trucks and restaurants.  3:00 – 6:30 pm, Unlimited Tastings.  $35 per person • $10 non-tasters.  $40 at the door • Kids Free
Mammoth Lakes Labor Day Festival of the Arts
Date: September 5-7, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat & Sun. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon.
Address: Mammoth Lakes
Phone: 760-873-7242
Sausalito Art Festival
Date: September 5-7, 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)
Times: Friday: opens 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm;
Monday 9am to 5pm
Address: Marinship Park on the Sausalito Waterfront
Phone/Fax: 415-332-3555/415-331-1340
King' Mountain Art Fair
Date: September 5-7, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)
Time: 10am to 5pm
Address: Kings Mountain Community Center
13889 Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35)
Woodside, California.
Phone: 650-851-2710
South Lake Tahoe, California
Sample the Sierra is Lake Tahoe's only farm-to-fork festival. Sample the Sierra highlights the talent of the Sierra Nevada via food, wine, beer, spirits, produce & art. Sample the Sierra pairs producers/farmers with restaurants/chefs & wineries/breweries/distilleries. Each dish is prepared with local ingredients & then paired with a complimentary drink to create a unique Sierra Nevada experience. Enjoy food, wine, art & live music this Labor Day Weekend in South Lake Tahoe!34th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration
September 6, 2015
Livermore, California
Known for its complimentary buses that shuttle guests between the winery locations, the Livermore  Valley Harvest Wine Celebration showcases our picturesque region's wine, food, arts and music.  Each of the 40+ wineries offers a unique experience-samples of the latest releases, music, arts and crafts vendors and food for sale prepared by a local caterer or restaurant. Tickets include an official  tasting glass, wristband and event map and are available online now.
Ventura County, California
The Ventura County Ag Commissioner has brought together a diverse group of agricultural related organizations to guide this year’s Ventura County Agricultural Summit.  The theme of this years Summit is  “We are Different” - Rich Soil, Mediterranean Climates, Innovative Farmers & Diverse Crops. Ventura County Agriculture Helps to Feed our Community and the World. 
Run for the Gold Car Show
Date: Sept 11 & 12th, 2015
Time: 11th 6 PM 12th 7AM- 3PM
Address: 39800 Rd 325B Oakhurst
Phone: 559 683-4452
Annual Long Beach Lobster Festival
September 11-13, 2015
Address: Rainbow Lagoon, (400-403) Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562-495-5959
L.A. Greek Festival
Date: September 11-13, 201
Times: Fri 5-11pm; Sat 1pm-11pm;  Sun 1pm to 10 pm
Address: Corner of Normandie Avenue and Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Email address:
Phone: 323-737-2424
Cajun Zydeco Festival-Sebastopol
Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 11am to 7pm
Address: Sebastopol Community Center
Phone: 707-823-1991
High Sierra Fall Century Road Race
Date: September 12, 2015
Times: see website
Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Phone/Fax: 760-914-0396
Annual Palermo Community Festival & Parade
Date: Sept 12, 2015
Time: 11a.m.
Location: 2350 Ludlum Ave
Silicon Valley Food Festival
Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 10-5
Location: Cupertino Memorial Park 10185 N Stelling Rd Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 650-691-1200
The Taste of Local
Date: Sept 12, 2015
Time: 12:00-4:40pm
Address: Cal State Channel Islands University -Camarillo Ca
Phone: n/a
Email: or info at
San Francisco, California
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company will host the Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival attracting about 40,000 visitors from the Bay Area and around the world. This family-friendly event features prominent local chefs creating chocolate inventions during cooking demonstrations, live musical entertainment, children’s activities and the popular “Earthquake” Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest. Over 30 different booths from local restaurants, bakeries and chocolate companies will provide dessert samples during the two-day event.
Coors Light Crawfish & Catfish Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Time: Sat. noon till 11, Sun. noon till
Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, CA
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Time: 9am-6pm
Address: Castro Street, Mountain View, California
Phone: 650 348-7699
Toshiba Tall Ships Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-2274 ext. 344
Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival
Date: September 12 & 13 2015
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Ventura Harbor
Phone: 805-650-9858
Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Date: September 12-13, 2015
Times: noon to 5pm
Address: Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, CA
Email address: N/A
Phone/Fax: N/A
Festa Coloniale Italiana
Date: Sept. 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94133 North Beach
Phone: 415-781-0165
California Beer Festival - Ventura
Date: Saturday, September 13-20, 2015
Time: Saturday 12pm - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Location: Mission Park, Downtown Ventura, CA
Phone: (805) 323-5691
Fly Fishing Faire
Dates: September 16-18, 2015
Times: Thursday 2-5, Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-5, Sunday 9-3
Some evening activities.
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Phone: 818.7573474, 818.6019702
September 17-20, 2015 
Lodi, California
The Festival’s mission and main purpose is to promote the agriculture and agricultural products of San Joaquin County, and to offer diverse forms of agricultural education. The Festival strives to present unique, family – oriented exhibits that not only entertain, but educate and enlighten.

September 19, 2015
Temecula, California
This is the ONE and ONLY event showcasing all our member wineries of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association - all in one location!  Enjoy a walk-about tasting of award winning Temecula winesand culinary bites from local and winery restaurants.

September 19, 2015
Alameda County Fairgrounds, California
Sweets Festival 2015 is the first of its kind in Northern Ca. This unique family oriented event allows us to support a fantastic cause White Pony Express is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that connects those who have surplus to those who have need. They locates excess food from diverse sources and transport it to those in need.  All of the Sweets Festival 2015 vendors are proud to do their part by donating unsold goods to this fantastic community cause.  Sweets Festival showcases local professional and amateur chefs that create extraordinary desserts, healthy snacks and beverages, chocolates and tea so incredible you will want to give up "BIG SODA" for good! Sweets Festival features a large selection of gluten-free,vegan, dairy and sugar free options.  We have activities for ALL ages! Cupcake Bar, Poster Contest, Face Painting for adults and youngins', Tea 101 followed by Tea and Chocolate pairing, chef talks by Dr. Collins, miniature wedding cake decorating contest, SuperHero Princess Teddy Tea Party (whats that you ask? come by and find out), live music and more!
September 19, 2015 
San Francisco, CA
This signature gala will once again showcase savory food and dessert delicacies prepared by talented chefs from the best restaurants in Los Angeles, as well as samplings from premier wineries and beverage companies. 
Agua Dulce Country Fair
Address: Agua Dulce, CA
Date: Sept 19, 2015
Woodland Chamber's Annual Chili Throwdown and Brew-Off
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 11am
Address: Yolo County Fairgrounds 1125 East Street, Woodland, CA
Phone: (530) 662-7327
Blazin' Hog BBQ Competition and Zydeco Music Festival
Date: September 19, 2015
Times: Gates open at 12 noon
Address:Hwy 49 at Fairgrounds Road, Mariposa County Fairgrounds
Email address:
Phone: (209) 966-0850
URL:http://www.blazinhog.comGourdstock 2015 - Valley Center, California
Glendi International Food Fair
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Times: Saturday, 11am-9pm and Sunday noon-6pm
Address: St. Seraphim Orthodox Church
90 Mountain View Avenue Santa Rosa, CA
Email address:
Phone/Fax: 707.584.9491
Hughson Harvest Festival
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Address: Downtown Hughson
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Time: 10am to 6pm
Address: Old Mill Park, 320 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley Ca 94941
Phone: 415 381-8090
ClovisFest-Celebrating the REAL California
Date: September 19-20, 2015
Times: 8am-5pm
Address: In Old Town Clovis
Clovis, CA
Email address:
Phone/Fax: (559) 299-7363
Slab Masters Bike Show & Fest
Date: September 21,2015
Time: 10:00am - 6pm
Location: Prado Regional Park,16700 S. Euclid Ave, Chino Ca 91708

September 24-27, 2015 
San Luis Obispo County, California
Hit the road with the editors of Sunset magazine and experience the food, wine and lifestyle of the iconic California Central Coast at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast! The culinary exploration boasts celebrity and master chefs, beer and wine tastings, Sunset editors, Adventure Tours, special events, dinners, and more!  All roads lead to SAVOR.
Vallejo Greek Festival
Date: September 25, 2015
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Address: 1224 Alabama St. Vallejo, CA
Phone: 707.249.2241
Annual Dive N' Surf Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
Date: September 25-27, 2015
Times: varies
Address: Seaside Lagoon located at 200 Portofino Way in Redondo Beach, California
Phone: 800-282-0333
Weekend in Greece
Date: September 25-27, 2015
Time: 5-10 pm
Location: 9165 Peets Street Elk Grove, CA
San Juan Capistrano Greek Fest
Date: September 25-27, 2015
Time: Saturday 11 am - 11 pm & Sunday 11 am - 9 p
Location: 27129 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano
Oroville Salmon Festival
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Times: 10am to 4pm
Address: Feather River Fish Hatchery, Feather River Nature Center and Riverbend ParkMain Street Oroville, CA
Phone: 800-655-4653
URL: Oroville Salmon Festival
Yucaipa Autumn Fest
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Time: September 26: 6:00-10:00 p.m./September 27: 3:00-10:00 p.m.
Location: Historic Uptown Yucaipa (on Yucaipa Blvd. from 1st Street to Adams Street)
Phone: (909)790-1841
September 26, 2015
Kelseyville, CA
A Lake County tradition that celebrates 23 years in 2015. A free family-focused event showcasing agritourism, history, local businesses, craftsmen and community services.  A fun filled day that starts off with a home town parade.  Festivities include musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse faire; antique car, engine and tractor shows; quilt shows; art shows and an entire pavilion showcasing all things ‘pear.’   Food vendors; locally made wines and beers along with pear margaritas. Pear pies and desserts, pear ice cream and Pears Helene.  Buildings along Main Street are permanently adorned with painted quilt blocks.  First in California, with seed money from the Kelseyville Pear Festival, the Lake County Quilt Trail all-volunteer project began five years ago and now boasts over 65 beautiful pieces of public art.  See website for more information or contact: 707-279-9022
Redwood City Salsa Festival
Date: September 26, 2015
Times: 12pm-8pm
Address: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway and throughout downtown Redwood City
Email address: N/A
Phone: N/A
Kelseyville Pear Festival
Date: September 26, 2015
Times: 9:30am to 4pm
Address: Main Street Kelseyville, CA
Phone: (707) 279 9022
September 26, 2015
Sacramento, CA
Join us for the largest farm-to-fork event of the year — the third-annual Farm-to-Fork Festival on Capitol Mall in Downtown Sacramento.  Experience the best of the Sacramento region’s abundant food selection by sampling produce, meat, fish, wine, craft beer, cheese, olive oil and a wide array of everything related to farm-to-fork eating.  Designed to showcase where our food and drinks come from, the free 2015 Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year, which drew 35,000 people.

September 26-27, 2015

Los Angeles, California
Come join your fellow sweets lovers at The Yummy California Sweets Show!  Where: Los Angeles, CA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  A fun gathering, dedicated to sweets: chocolates, candies, pastry, cookies, dried fruit, nuts and more!
California Lemon Festival
Date: September 26-27, 2015
Times: Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Address: Girsh Park Goleta, CA
Email address: n/a
Phone: 1-800-646-5382
Taste of Morgan Hill – 26th annual
Date: September 26th & 27th, 2015
Time: Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-6pm
Location: Historic Downtown Morgan Hill (Monterey Rd.)
Phone: 408-779-9444
Pacific Coast Fog Fest
Date: September 26-27, 2015
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Address: Palmetto Ave. Pacifica
Phone: (650) 355-4122
Old Mission San Miguel Annual Fiesta
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: Noon - 4 pm
Location:Old Mission San Miguel
775 Mission Street; San Miguel, CA 93451
Phone: 805-441-1243
September 27, 2015
Rough and Ready, California
On the final Sunday of September, locals and visitors from around the area come to Rough and Ready to enjoy our annual Chili Cook-off.  Formerly a sanctioned event, the town decided, in 2004, to “ secede”  from the International Chili Society and do it Rough and Ready Style, with Rough and Ready Rules!  Now, any individual or group can sign up to cook their version of the world’s best chili.  Starting at 11:30, tasting kits are sold for $5, allowing visitors to sample each pot and vote for their favorite.  Cookers win cash prizes for best chili, while guests enjoy the fun and laughter of the Fruit Jar Pickers, shop at the crafters’ booths, participate in the Hoot ‘n Holler contest, enter the prize raffles and watch our town Blacksmith exhibit his talents.
Annual Abbot Kinney Festival
Date: September 27, 2015
Time: 10am- 6pm
Location: Abbot Kinney Boulevard (between Main Street and Venice Boulevard), Venice, CA
Phone: 310-570-7059

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