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Lobster Festival Redondo

Redondo Pier

Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

20 years running, this Redondo Beach event is a hot hit, especially for beach-goers (near LA)

3 day event held at the Seaside Lagoon next to King Harbor, just north of the Redondo Beach Pier. Live music, entertainment, lobster recipes, celebrity chefs, craft beer, kids activities and vendor booths.

“Rat Ride” – annual beach bike ride sponsored by the Rotary Club; starts in Redondo and runs on the same weekend.

Annual event; September
310-376-6911

REDONDO BEACH California

lobsterfestival.com

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Sonoma Valley Olive Festival

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Sonoma Valley Olive Festival

Celebrating the Season of the Olive

Less than an hours drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma is the most-down-to-earth slice of heaven around, its lush farmlands, rolling vineyards and historic towns lost in a time all their own. Given our Mediterranean climate and rich agricultural roots, our culinary and wine-making legacy, our bohemian artists and small artisan food producers, we can’t think of a better place to “all hail the olive.”

The vibrant heart of old Sonoma–the historic Mission, the Sonoma Barracks and tree-lined Plaza–provides a central backdrop for key Olive Season events. For more than a century, local olive and grape harvests have been blessed and celebrated in this location, and we’re happy to carry on the tradition.

Annual event; two months long, January & February

Sonoma, CA

olivefestival.com/OliveFestival

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Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

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Cowboy Festival, Monterey, California

Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival

Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival

Where the traditions and lifestyles of the vaqueros blend with traditions and lifestyles of cowboys who worked there way west from Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Live music, concerts, great food, wine and beer.

Annual event: November
Monterey, CA
831-649-5080

montereycowboy.org

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Downtown Monterey

Wine & Mushroom Festival

At the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

NorCal Mushroom Festival
Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, Mendocino

Annual Wine & Mushroom Festival, various events held in the redwoods region, each Autumn on the North Coast of California.

Annual event; November
707-964-9010
866-466-3636

FORT BRAGG California
MENDOCINO, California
WILLITS, California

visitmendocino.com/mushroom-wine-and-beer-festival

 

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MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIF. – Every November, as the flavors of fall arrive in Northern California’s Mendocino County so does the annual crop of coveted candy cap, chanterelle, porcini and morel mushrooms. Straddling historic Highways 1 and 101 with nearly 2,500 sq. miles of live oak, pygmy forests and stately redwood groves, the region is a natural hotspot for some 3,000 mushroom varieties. The annual haul is nothing short of historic, nurturing nirvana for local mycologists, chefs and fungi foragers. Add to the mix a cache of artisan chefs, 95+ wineries, a formidable craft beer and hard cider scene and the annual salute to Mr. Fungi sprouts into action.

Visitors can tap into a variety of adventures from mushroom hunts by horseback, foraging excursions, Pinot and porcini menus, educational seminars, art exhibits. The annual Skunk Train trek and cook-off deep in the depths of the Noyo River forest are always a popular attraction.

Regional hotels and restaurants offer special menus and packages throughout November.

 

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Pear Festival

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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)
707-279 9022

Kelseyville, CA

pearfestival.com

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EarleFest

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Earle Fest
Americana Music Festival

 

California’s premier Americana music festival! Located on the beautiful grounds of the Earle Baum Center in Santa Rosa, this event features a stellar lineup of national and regional Americana musicians. With two separate stages, the music will be seamless all afternoon. Delicious BBQ and beverages including beer and wine will be available. Dynamite Silent Auction and Raffle for a chance to win a guitar signed by the musicians. Bring the family to celebrate Americana and the musical heritage of Earle Baum. All proceeds benefit the Earle Baum Center for the Visually Impaired.

Annual event; September
(one day event)
707-523-3222

Santa Rosa, CA

earlefest.com

 

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Sunset Savor the Central Coast

Central Coast Pavilion

Sunset Savor the Central Coast

Sunset Savor the Central Coast is a world-class food and wine event that caters to those in search of the hottest culinary and wine trends from across California and the entire West Coast!

Celebrate the beauty and bounty of the coastal region with an incredible 4-day experience. The event showcases area winemakers, chefs, and artisan food producers. Sunset Magazine’s expert editors guide attendees through outdoor adventures and farm excursions. You can also join other guests at exclusive winemaker dinners and amazing culinary showcases by celebrity chefs.

Annual event: September
805-541-8000

Pismo Beach, CA

savorcentralcoast.com

Sunset Kitchen Garden

Taste of Main Street in Encinitas

Taste of Encinitas

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
760-943-1950

ENCINITAS CA

encinitas101.com/events/annual-taste-of-mainstreet/

Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Big Bear Ren Faire

Fawnskin California hosts the Big Bear City Renaissance Faire on the north shore of the lake. Three weekends of fun, music and merriment. An authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire. Visit an exciting, vibrant village Faire where you can experience a joust, strolling entertainers, stage performances, beautiful handcrafts, delicious food and drink, children’s area and the spirit of the days of William Shakespeare and the Renaissance!

Annual event; August
909-237-0448

FAWNSKIN CA

bbvrsinc.org

Benicia Waterfront Festival

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3-day Waterfront Festival is held in Benicia California, on the Point Reyes peninsula. Live musical entertainment, micro brew beers, a wine garden, specialty foods, & open-air marketplace. Jet ski races & festival, all on Benicia’s downtown waterfront promenade on First Street.

Annual event; July
707-745-9791

BENICIA CA

beniciamainstreet.org/benicia-events/benicia-waterfront-festival/

Benicia, California