Epicuring’s List of Annual Food & Wine Events & Festivals

Behold, our long over due list of Annual Food & Wine Events & Festivals in California. We found 126 (!), which means every weekend there are at least 2 things to do to around the state. If you see any of your favorites missing from the list (or some that aren’t around anymore), please let us know.

January
Fancy Food Show
Sonoma Winter Wineland
Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
Sonoma Olive Festival
SF Zinfindel Festival
Napa Truffle Fest
Mendocino Crab and Wine Days
Sacramento Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

Feb
Sonoma Artisan Cheese Conference
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
Oakland Oliveto’s Whole Hog Dinner
Healdsburg Wild Steelhead Festival
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
Riverside Date Fest
Ripon Almond Blossom Festival
Pinot Noir Summit
SF Beer Week
Cochon 555 Napa

March
Artisan Cheese Festival
Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Bay Area Brew Fest
Berkeley Wine Festival (starts in March)
Barrel Tasting weekends
Chocolate Salon
Cochon 555 Nationwide
Savor Sonoma
Cinema Epicuria: The Sonoma Valley Film Festival
Paso Robles Zinfindel festival
Taste of the Nation
Annual Taste of Success
Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
A Taste of Yountville
SF Weekly’s Annual DRINK at City View at Metreon
Pigs & Pinot
Rhône Rangers Wine Tasting
Annual Weekend Celebration of American Rhone Wines at Fort Mason
Chateau St Jean Pinot & Mushroom Weekend -Sonoma
13th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest

April
Passport to Dry Creek Valley
Fallbrook Avocado Festival
Contra Costa College Annual Food & Wine Event
Earth Day Food & Wine Festival
Vineyard to Vintner
Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival Weekend
San Francisco Magazine Best of the Bay
San Francisco Vintners Market
California Nut Festival 2012
Stockton Asparagus Festival
San Francisco Int’l Beer Festival
Santa Clarita Annual Jewish Food Festival
SactoMoFo- Sacramento Mobile Food Fest
Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Cochon 555 Nationwide
CUESA Goat Festival
Bodega Bay Fisheman Festival
Petaluma Butter & Egg Parade
Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival

May
Paso Robles Wine festival
Castroville Artichoke Fest
Mountain View’s A La Carte & Art Simi Valley Cajun and Creole festival
Petaluma Chili Cook Off
Tiburon Wine Festival
Ghirardelli Square Presents Seventh Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival
Cochon 555 Tour San Francisco May 20th

June
Arcata Bay Oyster Fest
Napa Wine Auction
Cochon 555 Nationwide
Santa Cruz Vinters Fest
Madera’s annual celebration of wine
Monterey’s Wine fest
Napa County Fair

July
Brentwood Cornfest
Ventura Citris Fest
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Central Coast wine classic
CA Wine Fest in Santa Barbara
Festival del Sole
Menlo Park Connoisseur’s marketplace
Santa Barbara French Festival
CA Wine Tasting Championships
Sonoma County Fair
Marin County Fair
Sacramento California State Fair

August
Sonoma County Fair
SF Street Food Festival
Winemakers celebration
SF Chefs
Los Angeles Food & Wine
Woodland Tomato Fest
Long Beach Crawfish Fest
Cabrillo Food and Wine Fest
Fresno Fig Fest
Monterey Bay Strawberry Fest
Taste in San Pedro
Fairfield Tomato Festival/West coast BBQ championship
Hayward Zucchini fest
Corning Olive festival
San Rafael Food and Wine fest
LA Food and Wine
Solano County Fair

September
San Francisco Cocktail Week
SF Chocolate festival
Sonoma Annual Lobster Boil
Mtn view art and wine fest
Millbrae Art and Wine fest
Santa Rosa Heirloom Tomato fest
Oakland Eat Real Fest
Heirloom Tomato Festival
Santa Cruz County Fair
Feast Portland

October
Paso Robles Harvest Wine weekend
Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Solano A Day of Artisan Beef Butchery at Soul Food Farm
Redwood City Arts and Olive Fest
Union Street Wine Walk
CRAVE Paso Robles Wine Tasting
Santa Barbara Sustainable, Organic, Local Food Festival
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Fest
Alameda Women of Taste

November
Napa CIA  Worlds of Flavor
SF Wine Week
Newberry Annual Pistachio Festival
SF SLO Vintners Harvest Celebration
Sonoma Wine & Food Affair
Monterey’s Best of the Blue
Mendocino County Wine & Mushroom Fest
Flavor Napa Valley

December
SF La Cocina Gift Bazaar
Santa Barbara Winter Wine Classic
Indio Tamale Festival