The Monterey Wine Festival
44+ years running!
A platform for the regional wine industry and community of wine lovers. Locations, attractions, tours and shuttles vary each year. Mouth watering experience from both the wineries and purveyors of food. Along with these two ingredients live music, a winning combination. Wine, Food, Music!
annual event: June
West Coast Invitational
a Craft Brew Experience
The name of the event has changed, but the location is still the same.
An annual celebration of the West Coast heritage of the microbrew revolution, featuring tokenless (unlimited) Microbrew Tasting of over 140 different beers from over 70 breweries, along with live music and great food and awesome people! WCBF holds a BCJP-sanctioned Commercial Craft Competition two weeks prior to the event and winning breweries will be displaying their award-winning brews at the festival. A complete list of breweries attending will be available online two weeks prior to the event.
Miller Park, Downtown Sacramento
2790 Marina View Drive
Sacramento, California 95818
Annual event; May
San Luis Obispo Food & Wine Events
California’s San Luis Obispo used to have one event called “Sunset Savor the Central Coast” and it was geared around fine food and wine. Now this popular, tourist county has a culinary event every single month, all year in various wine cities and small towns .
Annual event: all year long
San Luis Obispo County, California
Encinitas: Taste of Main Street
PCH is Pacific Coast Highway 101 @ Encinitas CA features a summertime treat, a Taste of Main Street International Food Fair, where local restaurants & vendors offer food samplings to the general public. Food, wine and beer. One day event, usually held on a week day. 25 years running!
Annual event; August
Kelseyville Pear Festival
Pear Fest Lake County
Main Street in Kelseyville comes alive,w/ this family-focused event to showcase the areas history, agritourism, local businesses, craftsmen and community services. This is a fun filled day that starts off with a home town parade. Festivities include three stages with musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse demonstrations; antique car, engine and tractor shows; quilt shows; art shows and an entire pavilion devoted to all things ‘pear.’ Food vendors offer an array of scrumptious selections. Wine and beer tasting along with pear margaritas round out the choices. Pear pies and desserts always sell out.
Annual event; September
(one day only)