Tuesday, April 6, 2010

There is so much going on this month that I can't wait to join in on the fun. I also added info of the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard below too because I am definitely attending in May. O=9 Sadly I won't be able to attend all the festivals listed for this month because they happen to coincide this year. I will link my past year experiences to give you a glimpse of how fun they are. Just looking at the pictures makes me want to drool and sad that I can't go to all of them this year!

Also to remind all my loyal readers, I am giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the ZAP Zinfandel Grand Tasting and Cookoff so be sure to enter! Two lucky readers will win a pair of tickets to enjoy great food and wine. Hope to see everyone at the festivals!

April 2010

Date : 8th - 11th
Event : Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival
Location : Pebble Beach, CA
Website : www.pebblebeachfoodandwine.com/
Ticket Price : $100 and up
Description : Hosted on one of the most pristine strips of coastline in the world, Pebble Beach Food & Wine celebrates 60 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries during this unforgettable four-day event. There will be internationally acclaimed wineries and chefs together with California's regional superstars to create an unbelievable series of luxurious luncheons, delectable dinners, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and one of the most decadent grand tastings in the country.

Date : 10th - 1th and again 17th - 18th (Note : The Grand Parade is Sunday the 18th)
Event : Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival * click to see last year's experience =) *
Location : Japan Town - San Francisco, CA
Website : http://www.nccbf.org/
Ticket Price : Free! O=)
Description : The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival now celebrating its 43rd year, is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 150,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the diversity of the Japanese American Community. Please join us and become a sponsor of this popular Japanese American community event.

The festival will be held on Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets. There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on April 18, beginning at City Hall and concluding in Japantown.

Date : 18th
Event :
ZAP Zinfandel Grand Tasting and Cookoff
Location :
The Palm Garden at the Island Hotel
660 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, California 92660
Time :
4:00-7:00 PM
Website :
Ticket Price :
ZAP Members - $39, Non-members - $49, Annual ZAP Advocate Membership - $44
Tickets at the door - $60
Description :
Taste spectacular Zinfandel wines from over 40 premier ZAP member wineries.
Mingle with top winemakers and principals in an intimate setting.
Learn about the remarkable richness and versatility of Zinfandel.
Discover why Zinfandel is "America's Heritage Grape!"
Sample hors d'oeuvres prepared by future chefs.

Date : 18th
Event : Fallbrook Avocado Festival * click to see last year's experience =) *
Location : Fallbrook, CA
Time : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website : www.fallbrookca.org
Ticket Price : Free! ^_^
Description : There is more to the annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival than guacamole. The popular street fair, held along Fallbrook's Main Street, celebrates the versatile fruit with over 300 vendors, numerous family-friendly activities, cooking competitions, a farmers market and an art village.

Date : 24th
Event : The Grilled Cheese Invitational
Location : Los Angeles Center Studios
1201 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA
Time : 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website : http://grilledcheeseinvitational.com
Ticket Price : $10 + $2.40 processing fee
Description : Mountains of Grilled Cheese, amateur and professional grilling competitions, multiple food vendors with samples for sale, free samples, beer garden, trophies, poetry, music prizes, yelling, kittens, and tons of fun~!

May 2010
Date : 15th - 16th
Event : California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard * click to see last year's experience =) *
Location : 3250 South Rose Avenue
College Park in Oxnard, CA
Time : 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Website : www.strawberry-fest.org/
Ticket Price : $12 for normal entry, $8 for Seniors, $5 for Children 5-12
Description : Awesome and amazingly sweet strawberries! Beyond the bountiful berries served every imaginable way, wherever you go on the Festival grounds you’ll find multiple ways to ripen your experience with participation. From the free rides and shows in Strawberryland to the exhibits and presentations in the Strawberry Promenade, and more, everything is always sweeter when strawberries are the main ingredients.


Cookie Sleuth said...

Thanks for putting everything in one, easy to find post. Yum!

Kat said...

Aww you are welcome! I hope to see you at the awesome food events! ^_^

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