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October 2014 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of October 2014 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to: events@localeats.com



Date

State / Event Name

Town
Nationwide
Oct 13-17, 2014 National School Lunch Week Nationwide
Alabama
Oct 3-12, 2014 Alabama National Fair Montgomery
Oct 4, 2014 Taste of the Bayou Irvington
Oct 4-11, 2014 Cullman Oktoberfest Cullman
Oct 5, 2014 Break 'N Bread - Local Flavor Festival Birmingham
Oct 7-11, 2014 79th Jackson County Fair Scottsboro
Oct 9-12, 2014 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival Gulf Shores
Oct 18, 2014 3rd Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor Foley
Oct 18-19, 2014 Alabama Gourd Show Cullman
Oct 25, 2014 Peanut Butter Festival Brundidge
Oct 25, 2014 Elberta German Sausage Festival Elberta
Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014 Alabama Pecan Festival Mobile
Oct 31-Nov 9, 2014 71st National Peanut Festival Dothan
Arizona
Oct 3-4, 2014 7th Annual Brews and Brats Oktoberfest Kingman
Oct 11, 2014 Vintage Bisbee Bisbee
Oct 18, 2014 24th Annual Bisbee 1000 Beer Festival Bisbee
Oct 18-19, 2014 Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival Willcox
Oct 28-29, 2014 NLS Food Chain Summit 2014 Phoenix
Arkansas
Oct 1, 2014 21st Annual Taste of the Town North Little Rock
Oct 3-4, 2014 Herb Harvest Fall Festival Mountain View
Oct 4, 2014 Homesteaders Day Hardy
Oct 10-19, 2014 Arkansas State Fair Little Rock
California
Oct 1, 2014 Taste of Laguna & Business Expo Laguna Beach
Oct 2, 2014 Sunset & Dine Hollywood
Oct 2, 2014 Taste of Downtown San Diego
Oct 3, 2014 WhiskyFest San Francisco San Francisco
Oct 4, 2014 WINE FEST! Monterey
Oct 4, 2014 Vegan Oktoberfest Santa Monica
Oct 4, 2014 Oaktoberfest in the Dimond Oakland
Oct 7-8, 2014 NLS Food Quality Symposium Rancho Mirage
Oct 9, 2014 5th Annual Union Street Wine Walk San Francisco
Oct 9, 2014 Totally Local VC Dinner at the Series Ventura County
Oct 10-12, 2014 Pomona Home Improvement & Garden Show Pomona
Oct 11, 2014 San Benito Olive Festival Tres Pinos
Oct 11, 2014 Cultivate L.A. Los Angeles
Oct 11-12, 2014 Calabash Gourd Festival San Martin
Oct 11-12, 2014 15th World Veg Festival San Francisco
Oct 17-19, 2014 Harvest Wine Weekend Paso Robles
Oct 17-19, 2014 PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo Anaheim
Oct 25, 2014 San Francisco’s Wharf Fest San Francisco
Colorado
Oct 28-Nov 1, 2014 World Beer Cup 2014 Denver
Connecticut
Oct 5, 2014 Artisan Cheese Festival & Potter’s Market Coventry
Oct 11-12, 2014 Garlic & Harvest Festival Bethlehem
Oct 12, 2014 Fungus Festival Coventry
Delaware
Oct 4, 2014 Cheesetoberfest Dover
Oct 4, 2014 Delaware Consumer Expo & Scrapple Recipe Cook-off Newark
Oct 11, 2014 Delaware Homebrew Championship Dover
Oct 11, 2014 Delaware Wine & Beer Festival Dover
Oct 12, 2014 11th Annual Vendemmia da Vinci Wilmington
Oct 12-18, 2014 Kent County Restaurant Week Dover
Oct 24-26, 2014 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Bridgeville
Florida
Oct 3-5, 2014 36th Annual Destin Seafood Festival Destin
Oct 11-14, 2014 National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Convention Orlando
Oct 17-19, 2014 Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival Panama City Beach
Oct 18-19, 2014 45th Annual Seafood Festival Cedar Key
Oct 24-26, 2014 John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival Madiera Beach
Oct 24-26, 2014 Naples Stone Crab Festival Naples
Oct 25, 2014 St. Marks Stone Crab Festival St. Marks
Oct 27-28, 2014 USA Pavilion at Americas Food & Beverage Show Miami Beach
Oct 31, 2014 10th Annual Downtown Oyster Roast Apalachicola
Georgia
Sep 6-Oct 26, 2014 Apple Pickin' Jubilee Ellijay
Oct 1-5, 2014 3rd Annual Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival St. Simons Island
Oct 4-11, 2014 Battle of the Burgers Restaurant Week Atlanta
Oct 17-18, 2014 Tennille BBQ Blast Tennille
Oct 18, 2014 Battle of the Burgers Atlanta
Oct 18, 2014 Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee Brunswick
Idaho
Oct 9-12, 2014 Trailing of the Sheep Festival Ketchum & Hailey
Illinois
Oct 4, 2014 Craft Beer Fest Glen Ellyn
Oct 4, 2014 The Great Chicago Fire Festival Chicago
Oct 4-5, 2014 12th Annual Scarecrow Festival Galesburg
Oct 11-13, 2014 16th Annual FENI Educators Summit Chicago
Oct 23, 2014 IFMA Fundamentals Seminar Rosemont
Indiana
Oct 4, 2014 Bloomington Oktoberfest Bloomington
Oct 17, 2014 Fall Harvest Festival Valparaiso
Kansas
Oct 16, 2014 Taste of Newton Newton
Oct 17-18, 2014 Lenexa Chili Challenge Lenexa
Oct 17-18, 2014 Annual Midwest Beer Fest Wichita
Kentucky
Oct 4-5, 2014 Octfest Utica
Oct 5-8, 2014 DiRoNA's Annual Conference Louisville
Oct 10, 2014 Main Course Progressive Dinner Fundraiser Louisville
Oct 11-12, 2014 The Great Pumpkin Fest Utica
Louisiana
Sep 28-Oct 1, 2014 NBWA 77th Annual Convention 2014 New Orleans
Oct 10-12, 2014 25th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off New Iberia
Oct 10-14, 2014 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles Lafayette
Oct 17-19, 2014 43rd Annual Louisiana Gumbo Festival Chackbay Choupic Fair Grounds
Oct 22-25, 2014 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow New Orleans
Oct 24-26, 2014 41st Annual French Food Festival Larose
Maine
Sep 28-Oct 5, 2014 Fryeburg Fair Fryeburg
Maryland
Oct 6, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Baltimore
Oct 11, 2014 Das Best Oktoberfest Baltimore
Oct 18-19, 2014 Autumn Reggae: Wine, Music & Art Festival Mt. Airy
Massachusetts
Oct 5, 2014 New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival New Bedford
Oct 20, 2014 Share Our Strength's No KId Hungry Dinner Cambridge
Oct 25, 2014 Monkey Helpers' Annual Food Festivale Boston
Michigan
Oct 24-25, 2014 6th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival Detroit
Minnesota
Sept 27-Oct 26, 2014 25th Annual Nelson Farm Pumpkin Patch Festival Litchfield
Oct 9, 2014 Dinner with Chef Chaska
Oct 16, 2014 4x4: Scandinavian Dinner & Minnesota Wines Chaska
Oct 25, 2014 Palm Size Pies - Savory Harvest Chaska
Mississippi
Oct 1-12, 2014 155th Mississippi State Fair Jackson
Oct 17-18, 2014 Roast~n~Boast BBQ Cooking Competition Columbus
Missouri
Oct 2-6, 2014 American Royal World Series of Barbecue Kansas City
Oct 4-5, 2014 Big Bass Bash Tournament Fall Classic Lake Ozark
Oct 8, 2014 American Royal WINE Competition Kansas City
Oct 8, 2014 American Royal STEAK Competition Kansas City
Oct 25-26, 2014 Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival Kimmswick
Montana
Sep 26-Oct 4, 2014 7th Annual Festival of Flavors Kalispell
Oct 11, 2014 Montana Brewers 6th Annual Fall Festival Missoula
Oct 12, 2014 2014 MBA Conference Missoula
Nebraska
Oct 4, 2014 Applefest Orleans
Nevada
Oct 2, 2014 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Las Vegas
Oct 2-4, 2014 USA Barbecue Championship Laughlin
Oct 30-Nov 1, 2014 6th Annual $110,000 USA Barbecue Championship Laughlin
New Hampshire
Oct 5, 2014 New Hampshire Food Truck Festival Portsmouth
Oct 19, 2014 19th Annual ChocolateFest New London
New Jersey
Sep 20-Oct 31, 2014 PumpkinLand Festival Vernon
Oct 3-5, 2014 DO AC Smokin' Hot Atlantic City BBQ Championship Atlantic City
Oct 4-5, 2014 Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown
Oct 10-12, 2014 South Jersey Pumpkin Show Woodstown
Oct 11, 2014 West Cape May Lima Bean Festival West Cape May
Oct 11-12, 2014 Cape May Wine Festival Cape May
Oct 18, 2014 Rhythm & Chowder Festival Point Pleasant Beach
Oct 18-19, 2014 Southwind Vineyard Wine & Art Weekend Millville
Oct 20, 2014 Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala Paramus
New Mexico
Oct 4-5, 2014 Sierra County Fair Truth or Consequences
Oct 9-12, 2014 Harvest Festival Santa Fe
New York
Oct 11, 2014 Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider, Beer & Food Festival Plattsburgh
Oct 12, 2014 Troy Chowderfest Troy
Oct 16-18, 2014 The New York Wine Experience New York
Oct 26-28, 2014 9th StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress Brooklyn
Oct 29, 2014 WhiskyFest New York New York
North Carolina
Oct 4, 2014 The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival Charlotte
Oct 11, 2014 World Beer Festival--Durham Durham
Oct 18, 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Waynesville
Oct 25, 2014 31st Annual Barbecue Festival Lexington
Sep 30-Oct 4, 2014 Norsk Hostfest Minot
Oct 18-25, 2014 26th Annual Kenmare GooseFest Kenmare
Ohio
Oct 3-5, 2014 52nd Annual Ohio Gourd Show Delaware
Oct 4-5, 2014 Spring Valley Potato Festival Spring Valley
Oct 5, 2014 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner Cincinnati
Oklahoma
Oct 4, 2014 Cotton Pickin' Chili Cook-Off Altus
Oct 10-11, 2014 Watonga Cheese Festival & Arts Show Watonga
Oct 11, 2014 Cordell Pumpkin Festival Cordell
Oct 16, 2014 Annual Water4 Foundation Pioneering Spirit Gala Oklahoma City
Oct 18, 2014 McLoud Chili Cook-off McLoud
Oregon
Oct 4-5, 2014 23rd Annual Mount Hood Salmon, Mushroom, & Bigfoot Festival Mt. Hood Village
Oct 11, 2014 Annual Apple Festival at Kirby's Mill Medford
Oct 17-18, 2014 77th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival Merrill
Oct 17-19, 2014 Coffee Fest Portland Portland
Oct 23, 2014 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner Portland
Pennsylvania
Oct 4-5 & 11-12, 2014 National Apple Harvest Festival Arendtsville
Oct 18, 2014 Thirstoberfest Philadelphia
Rhode Island
Oct 5-8, 2014 2014 AACC International Meeting Providence
Oct 11-12, 2014 International Oktoberfest! Newport
Oct 18-19, 2014 Johnny Cake Festival West Kingston
Oct 18-19, 2014 Bowen's Wharf 24th Seafood Festival Newport
Oct 25, 2014 Newport Food Truck Festival Newport
South Carolina
Oct 11, 2014 Annual Chili Cookoff 2014 Hilton Head Island
Oct 12, 2014 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner Charleston
Oct 10-11, 2014 Pumpkin Fest & LIghted Night Parade Webster
Oct 11, 2014 Taste of South Dakota Rapid City
Tennessee
Oct 4-5, 2014 29th Harvest Street Festival Newport
Oct 10-11, 2014 Crossville Oktoberfest Crossville
Oct 10-11, 2014 12th Goats Music & More Festival Lewisburg
Texas
Oct 2-4, 2014 Poultry Festival Center
Oct 2-4, 2014 Boonville Days Chuckwagon Cookoff Bryan
Oct 4, 2014 Our Sunshine Kids Chili & Red Bean Cookoff Waxahachie
Oct 5-7, 2014 MUFSO 2014 Dallas
Oct 17, 2014 2nd Annual Cowtown Cook Off Fort Worth
Oct 24-25, 2014 Wine in the Pines Mount Vernon
Oct 25, 2014 Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest Fredericksburg
Utah
Oct 11, 2014 Apple Festival New Harmony
Oct 24-26, 2014 Cedar Livestock Heritage Festival Cedar City
Oct 25, 2014 Annual Pumpkin Chuckin Festival Moab
Vermont
Oct 4-5, 2014 26th Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival Turnbridge
Virginia
Sept 26-Oct 5, 2014 International Sandsculpting Championship Virginia Beach
Sep 26-Oct 5, 2014 State Fair of Virginia Doswell
Oct 5, 2014 Carytown Food & Wine Festival Richmond
Oct 11, 2014 Harvest Celebration Purcellville
Oct 11-12, 2014 Tysons Fall Harvest Tysons
Oct 12, 2014 Whitetop Mountain Sorghum Molasses Festival Whitetop
Oct 18, 2014 Apple Dumpling Festival Stuart
Oct 18-19, 2014 27th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival Norfolk
Oct 25, 2014 Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival Chesapeake
Oct 25, 2014 Blacksburg Brew Do Blacksburg
Washington
Sep 13-Oct 31, 2014 Snohomish Festival of Pumpkins Snohomish
Oct 3-5, 2014 Northwest Chocolate Festival Seattle
Oct 10-12, 2014 13th Annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival Port Angeles
Oct 24-25, 2014 4th Annual Snohomish BrewFest Snohomish
West Virginia
Oct 24-25, 2014 Hogging Up West Virginia BBQ Festival Great Cacapon
Wisconsin
Sep 6-Oct 26, 2014 So Delicious. So Door County. Door County
Oct 2-4, 2014 36th Stone Lake Cranberry Festival Stone Lake
Oct 4, 2014 Cran-A-Rama Manitowish Waters
Oct 4-5, 2014 Eagle River Cranberry Festival Eagle River

October 2014 FOOD EVENTS BY DATE

Thirstoberfest, Philadelphia, October 18, 2014

Announcing the fifth annual installment of an awesome outdoor event and marks the end of the Beer Garden season at Memphis Taproom. 
THIRSTOBERFEST Beer Festival!

 

On Saturday October 18, from Noon-6pm, Memphis Taproom will be pouring more than 25 flagship and limited release beers from favorite local and stateside craft breweries along with a few super rare international goodies. Special THIRSTOBERFEST hot dogs will be served from the truck all day.

Draft highlights include:
Ayinger Celebrator
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Lost Abbey Angel's Share (2011)
De Dolle Oerbier
Hitachino Yuzu Saison
Yards Cape of Good Hope (gravity poured!)
Russian River Consecration

... and many more!

This is a token based beer festival — each token buys a 6oz. pour from the still growing draft list. Party goers can buy as many or as few tokens as they want — pop in for a short stay or hang out all day! There is no cover charge and no tickets are required to attend.

Rain date: Saturday, October 25.

Memphis Taproom is located at 2331 E. Cumberland Street
(the Corner of Memphis + Cumberland Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-425-4460
www.memphistaproom.com
Twitter: @memphistaproom1

Hours:
M-F 11:30am-2am  +  Sat & Sun 11am-2am
Kitchen open 'till Midnight seven days a week
Brunch served 11-3 Saturdays & Sundays

Beer Garden hours & Info online at http://memphistaproom.com/beergarden.htm

For press inquiries, contact Leigh Maida at 215-605-5667 or leigh@memphistaproom.com

Oaktoberfest in the Dimond, Oakland, October 4, 2014

Oakland’s Dimond District hosts its 7th Annual
Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
Oakland’s Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, October, 4, 2014
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
(4 blocks of fun branching out from the intersection of Fruitvale Ave. and MacArthur Blvd.)

Pete Escovedo to Headline Oaktoberfest

OAKTOBERFEST IN THE DIMOND returns for its 7th year of fun, community-building, and festivities. Saturday October 4, 2014 - from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm and is FREE to the public. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan taps the first keg at 10:45 am in a traditional Munich style Oktoberfest kick off. Highlights throughout the festival, include the Bill Brand Biergarten (at Fruitvale Ave. and MacArthur Blvd.) with 40 local craft breweries and the Mad Zymurgist Homebrew Competition hosted in the HopTech Homebrewers’ Alley; Town Park Sk8 Zone; the Rootbier Garten & Safeway Family Stage filled with family fun, games, and crafts - the Farmer Joe’s Main Stage with traditional German and modern Oakland entertainment - AND, plenty of food and vendor booths in-between, including beer-food pairings, German inspired artisan entrees, cooking demos, alongside traditional favorites to satisfy everyone.

This year a Bavarian Big Band takes stage with Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco followed by  headliners Pete Escovedo, Jennifer Johns in a unique collaboration with youth group The  Influence provided by Elevate Oakland.   Street Dancing – Bavarian style with the Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers and some Oakland flavor at the About the Music - Dancing in the Dimond venue, with many other surprises and treats are in store... Plan your weekend around this great Community Festival - with all proceeds benefiting neighborhood improvement. 

Drink tickets and reserved seating on sale at www.Oaktoberfest.org

Main Course Progressive Dinner Fundraiser, Louisville, October 10, 2014

The Main Street Association Presents its 18th Annual
Main Course Progressive Dinner Fundraiser

LOUISVILLE, KY, September 19, 2014—The Main Street Association is pleased to announce the 18th annual Main Course Progressive Dinner fundraiser, on Friday, October 10, 2014, from 5:30-11:00 p.m. Guests will be able to come see what’s cooking (and fermenting and distilling) on a HIPstoric hop down Main Street. This experience offers an exclusive look into the hottest venues and most happening places, paired with four courses of fine food and drinks.

 “This is always an exciting time of year for me,” says Carol Hensley, Executive Director of The Main Street Association. “This event gets the community involved in the history and vibrancy of Main Street, while enjoying local cuisine.”

Appetizers will start at the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company followed with soup at the Old 502 Winery. Dinner will be served at the Muhammad Ali Center View Pointe Hall, with the final stop at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for a bourbon infused dessert.

This event includes a Waterside East Apartment raffle, where the winner will have the opportunity to win a year’s lease at Poe Companies Waterside East, valued at over $10,000. In addition, a live auction will begin at the soup portion and end at the main course.

The major sponsors include Brown-Forman Corporation and Waterside at RiverPark Place. The cost is $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of eight. Please call (502) 561-3493 to make reservations by phone, or online at www.mainstreetassociation.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Robin Miller
502-561-3493
MainStreet@renaissancecenters.com

September 2014 Food Events Calendar

LocalEats list of September 2014 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to: events@localeats.com



Date

State / Event Name

Town
Alabama
Aug 31-Sept 1 18th Annual Sweet Tater Festival Cullman
Sept 1 Ider Mule Days Ider
Sept 16-21 North Alabama State Fair Muscle Shoals
Sept 18 The Taste of the South Atmore
Sept 18-20 St George Middle Eastern Food Festival Birmingham
Sept 19-20 20th Riverfest Barbecue Cook-off Decatur
Sept 19-28 Morgan County Fair Decatur
Sept 22-27 DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair Fort Payne
Sept 26-27 PorktoberQue Dothan
Sept 27 Winfield Mule Day Winfield
Alaska
Aug 21-Sept 1 Alaska State Fair Palmer
Aug 29-Sept 1 Coconino County Fair Fort Tuthill County Park
Aug 30-Sept 1 Apple Harvest Celebration 2014 Willcox
Aug 30-Sept 1 Taylor Sweet Corn Festival Taylor
Sept 1-7 Navajo Nation Fair Window Rock
Sept 5-7 Northern Gila County Fair Payson Event Center
Sept 14 2nd Annual Wine in the Woods Flagstaff
Sept 18 Flavors of Tucson Tuson
Sept 19-28 Arizona Restaurant Week Phoenix & Tuson
Sept 26-27 8th Annual SalsaFest Safford
Sept 27 28th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival Tucson
Sept 27 Scottsdale Spice Culinary Event Scottsdale
Sept 27-28 Sedona WineFest Sedona
Sept 5-6 9th Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival Cottonwood
Arkansas
Sept 6 19th Annual Arkansas State Championship Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off Bull Shoals
Sept 6-13 White County Fair Searcy
Sept 6-13 77th Annual Van Buren County Livestock Show & Fair Clinton
Sept 13 World Championship Squirrel Cook Off Bentonville
Sept 13 Little Rock Bacon Fest Little Rock
Sept 15-20 77th Annual Columbia County Fair & Livestock Show Magnolia
Sept 19-27 Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair Fort Smith
Sept 20-21 28th Annual Cane Hill Harvest Festival Cane Hill
Sept 22-27 North Central Arkansas District Fair Melbourne
California
Sept 20 Tomato Battle Norcal Alameda County Fair Grounds
Sept 1-30 California Wine Month Statewide
Sept 5-7 Rockin RibFest Huntington Beach
Sept 5-7 The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival Long Beach
Sept 5-7 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival Northstar
Sept 6 Charlie Sheen Day Sherman Oaks
Sept 6 19th Sebastopol Cajun-Zydeco Festival Sebastopol
Sept 6 Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit San Francisco
Sept 6 Julian Grape Stomp Festa Julian
Sept 6 California Beer Festival San Dimas
Sept 6 Nevada City Uncorked Nevada City
Sept 6-7 Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival Tracy
Sept 6-7 43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival Mountain View
Sept 6-7 30th Annual Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival Pittsburg
Sept 8 Flavors of San Diego San Diego
Sept 9-11 4th Annual National Heirloom Exposition Santa Rosa
Sept 11-13 Latin Food Fest! San Diego
Sept 11-14 Lodi Grape Festival Lodi
Sept 12-13 626 Night Market Arcadia
Sept 12-14 Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival San Pedro
Sept 13 Taste: A New Culinary Experience Oakland
Sept 13 Latin Food Fest! Grand Tasting Village San Diego
Sept 13 BroadwayRudeBoy Harvest Festival Garden Valley
Sept 13-14 19th Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival San Francisco
Sept 13-14 Crawfish & Catfish Festival Woodland
Sept 13-14 Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival Santa Clara
Sept 13-14 32nd Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival Capitola
Sept 13-14 8th Annual Avocado & Margarita Festival Morro Bay
Sept 14 Taste of Chico Chico
Sept 14 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation San Diego
Sept 15-21 Ventura County Beer Week Ventura
Sept 16-17 NLS Food Evolution Summit 2014 Indian Wells
Sept 18-21 Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair Grass Valley
Sept 20-21 Dia del Taco 2014 Los Angeles
Sept 20-21 California Beer Festival Ventura
Sept 20-21 Glendi International Food Festival Santa Rosa
Sept 21 Blues & BBQ Festival Ventura
Sept 21-26 10th San Diego Restaurant Week San Diego
Sept 27 Sunset Sip & Shop Livermore
Sept 27 18th Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival Fulton
Sept 27-28 Jelly Belly Candy Palooza Fairfield
Sept 27-28 Weekend Along The Farm Trails Sonoma
Sept 28 Spirits of Mexico San Diego
Colorado
Aug 22-Sept 1 Colorado State Fair Pueblo
Aug 29-Sept 1 A Taste of Colorado Denver
Aug 30-Sept 1 104th Annual Trinidad Round-Up Trinidad
Sept 5 6th Fall Harvest Brewfest Fort Collins
Sept 6 Chili and Beer Festival Mt. Crested Butte
Sept 11 Moonbeam Harvest Benefit Denver
Sept 13 Lafayette 1st Brew Fest Lafayette
Sept 18-21 Colorado Mountain Winefest Palisade
Sept 20 Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Festival Lake City
Sept 28-30 Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit Boulder
Connecticut
Aug 29-Sept 1 154th Woodstock Agricultural Fair Woodstock
Sept 5-7 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival East Norwalk
Sept 6-7 St Peter’s Annual Apple Festival Monroe
Sept 20-21 7th Annual Raspberry Festival Sherman
Sept 25 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Hartford
Delaware
Sept 14 Hog Fest 2014 Dover
Sept 15-16 Mid-Atlantic Green Hospitality Conference Dover
Sept 18 The Farmer And The Chef Wilmington
Sept 27 Red Shoes & Brew Benefit Greenville
District of Columbia
Sept 12 Truckeroo Food Truck Festival Washington
Sept 27 Das Best Oktoberfest Washington
Sept 20 DC VegFest Washington
Florida
Aug 28-Sept 1 4th Annual Key West BrewFest Key West
Sept 1-30 Flavor Palm Beach Palm Beach
Sept 2-7 39th Joint Tomato Conference Naples
Sept 7 Share Our Strength's Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry Aventura
Sept 12-13 18th Florida Scallop & Music Festival Port St. Joe
Sept 13 Jackfruit Festival Coral Gables
Sept 19-21 7th Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival West Palm Beach
Sept 26-28 - 37th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival Pensacola
Georgia
Sept 6-14 Midtown Restaurant Week Atlanta
Sept 6-October 26 Apple Pickin' Jubilee Ellijay
Sept 11-14 & Sept 18-Nov 2 44th Annual Oktoberfest Helen
Sept 14 The Atlanta Meatball Festival Atlanta
Sept 26-27 Doc Holiday BBQ Championship Griffin
Sept 26-28 Georgia Gourd Society GourdFest Griffin
Sept 27 Cave Spring Pig Out B-B-Q Cook Off Cave Spring
Hawaii
Aug 29-Sept 7 4th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Oahu
Aug 31-Sept 7 4th Annual Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival Honolulu
Sept 28 5th Annual Hawaii Rice Festival Honolulu
Idaho
Aug 27-Sept 1 Twin Falls County Fair & Magic Valley Stampede Twin Falls County
Sept 18-21 Sun Valley Harvest Festival Sun Valley
Sept 18-21 70th Annual Nez Perce County Fair Lewiston
Illinois
Sept 4-6 2014 El Paso Corn Festival El Paso
Sept 5 Galena Food and Wine Festival Galena
Sept 5-6 Windy City Wine Festival Chicago
Sept 5-7 Festival of the Vine Geneva
Sept 6 Shock Top Oyster Festival Chicago
Sept 6 The Great American Bacon Festival Chicago
Sept 10-13 Murphysboro Apple Festival 2014 Murphysboro
Sept 19-21 Wheat Stalk Chicago
Sept 20 Brew at the Bridge Oswego
Sept 20 Food Network In Concert Highland Park
Sept 20-21 Illinois Gourd Show Chicago
Sept 22 Flavors of Chicago Chicago
Sept 26-28 22nd Annual Apple Festival Long Grove
Sept 27 Chilympics Chili Cook Off Downers Grove
Indiana
Aug 29-Sept 1 Ligonier Marshmallow Festival Ligonier
Aug 29-Sept 1 Marshall County Blueberry Festival Plymouth
Sept 4-6 Tipton County Pork Festival Tipton
Sept 4-7 Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival Montgomery
Sept 5-7 Jackson County Watermelon Festival Brownstown
Sept 6 Mansfield Village Bluegrass & Cornbread Mansfield 
Sept 6-7 Bridgeton Milling & Craft Demo Days Bridgeton
Iowa
Aug 28-Sept 1 Old Threshers Reunion Mount Pleasant
Sept 6-14 Clay County Fair Spencer
Sept 11-14 104th National Cattle Congress Fair Waterloo
Kansas
Aug 29-Sept 1 Clyde Watermelon Festival Clyde
Sept 5-7 Sky's the Limit BBQ Classic Garden City
Sept 5-14 Kansas State Fair Hutchinson
Sept 6 Oxford Lions Club Watermelon Feed Festival Oxford
Sept 6 Annual Lenexa Spinach Festival Lenexa
Sept 6 Showdown on the Plains BBQ Challenge & Air Show Scott City
Sept 14-20 Lawrence Restaurant Week Lawrence
Sept 19-20 11th Annual Mission Arts & Eats Festival Mission
Sept 19-20 7th Annual Battle of the Brisket State Championship Mission
Sept 19-22 Kansas Junior Livestock Show Wichita
Sept 27 Cornstock 2014 Garnett
Sept 27 Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili CookOff Wichita
Kentucky
Sept 5-7 4th Annual Kentucky State BBQ Festival Danville
Sept 13-14 Apple Festival Georgetown
Sept 13-14 24th Trimble County Apple Fest Bedford
Sept 20 Seven Sense Festival Louisville
Louisiana
Aug 29-Sept 1 Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Morgan City
Sept 12-13 Cajun Food Fest Lydia
Sept 28-Oct 1 NBWA 77th Annual Convention New Orleans
Maine
Sept 4-7 Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair Clinton
Sept 7-14 Oxford County Fair Oxford
Sept 14-20 Farmington Fair Farmington
Sept 18 3rd Annual Claw Down East Boothbay
Sept 19-21 Common Ground Country Fair Unity
Maryland
Aug 22-Sept 1 Maryland State Fair Timonium
Sept 5-7 Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival McHenry
Sept 6-7 47th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival Annapolis
Sept 20 Baltimore Seafood Festival Baltimore
Massachusetts
Sept 6 Cape Cod Food Truck Festival Falmouth
Sept 12 Flavors of Boston Boston
Sept 14 Annual Boston Local Food Festival Boston
Sept 17-21 Food As Medicine: East Coast Stockbridge
Sept 19-21 45th Annual Scallop Fest East Falmouth
Sept 20 Framingham Food Truck Festival Framingham
Sept 27 Cape Cod Cranberry Day East Sandwich
Sept 27 3rd Annual Cape Cod Brew Fest Cape Cod Fairgrounds
Michigan
Aug 29-Sept 1 Michigan Peach Festival Romeo
Aug 29-Sept 1 68th Annual Michigan Bean Festival Fairgrove
Sept 5-7 Wine and Harvest Festival Paw Paw
Sept 5-7 63rd Posen Potato Festival Posen
Sept 5-7 Art And Apples Festival Rochester
Sept 6 6th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival Marquette
Sept 18-21 The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Frankenmuth
Sept 20-21 Annual Herb & Gourd Fest Grand Rapids
Sept 26-28 Pumpkinfest South Lyon
Minnesota
Sept 21 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Minneapolis
Aug 21-Sept 1 Minnesota State Fair Falcon Heights
Aug 21-Sept 1 Eco Experience  St Paul
Aug 29-Sept 1 61st Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion Rollag
Aug 29-Sept 1 55th Annual Red Rooster Days Dassel
Sept 5-7 68th Annual Kellogg Watermelon Festival Kellogg
Sept 6 Summer Beer Dabbler at Midway Stadium St. Paul
Sept 6 Caledonia Rotary Brewfest Caledonia
Sept 6-7 15th Annual Grape Stomp Festival Stillwater
Sept 6-10 68th Annual National Barrow Show Austin
Sept 11 Dinner with Chef Chaska
Sept 12-13 75th King Turkey Day Festival 2014 Worthington
Sept 20 Getting to Know Weird Vegetables from the Farmers Market  Chaska
Sept 27 Annual Autumn Brew Review Minneapolis
Sept 28 Twin Cities Veg Fest Minneapolis
Sept 20-21 5th Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival Raleigh
Missouri
Sept 3-6 81st Annual Grape & Fall Festival St. James
Sept 4 Tomato Festival Columbia
Sept 5-7 53rd Annunciation Greek Food Festival Kansas City
Sept 13 5th Annual Downtown Wine Festival Sikeston
Sept 13 Apple Festival Raymore
Sept 25 Chics & Chocolate: Ladies' Night Out St. James
Montana
Sept 4 27th Annual Taste of Whitefish Whitefish
Nebraska
Sept 4-7 Plattsmouth Harvest Festival Plattsmouth
Sept 12-14 Watermelon Days Thurston
Sept 19-21 AppleJack Festival Nebraska City
Nevada
Aug 27-Sept 1 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Sparks
Aug 30-Sept 7 Tahoe Food and Wine Week Lake Tahoe
Sept 5-7 Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival Lake Tahoe
Sept 19-20 Smokin' Hot Chili CookOff Carlin
Sept 20 Taste of the Comstock Virginia City
New Hampshire
Aug 29-Sept 1 Hopkinton State Fair Contoocook
Sept 5-7 25th Annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival Hampton Beach
New Jersey
Sept 4-7 37th Annual Greek Festival Union
Sept 6-7 Jersey Fresh Wine Festival Burlington Cty Fairgrounds
Sept 13 Food Trucktoberfest Oceanport
Sept 13 Fall Family Fun Festival Williamstown
Sept 13-14 Jersey Skyline Wine Festival Ridgefield Park
Sept 20, 2014 Belmar San Gennaro Festival Belmar
Sept 21 Champion of the Grill BBQ Fest Augusta
Sept 27-28 Foodshed Alliance Wine & Food Festival Milford
New Mexico
Aug 30-Sept 1 Harvest Wine Fest Las Cruces
Aug 30-Sept 1 New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo Bernalillo
New York
Aug 21-Sept 1 Great New York State Fair Syracuse
Sept 5-7 57th Annual Niagara County Peach Festival Lewiston
Sept 5-7 Saratoga Wine & Food Festival Saratoga Springs
Sept 6 5th Annual Pig Island 2014 Brooklyn
Sept 6-7 29th Annual Central New York's Tomatofest Auburn
Sept 6-7 36th Annual Septemberfest Forestville
Sept 6-7 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest Rhinebeck
Sept 13-14 New York Gourd and Artisan Festival Binghamton
Sept 14 Purple Foot Festival Fairport
Sept 18 The Joy of Sake New York
Sept 18 A Night Out for No Kid Hungry at Restaurant North Armonk
Sept 19-21 Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival Southern Westchester County
Sept 20 Celebrity Chef Tour New York
Sept 24 1st Annual Spirits of New York Cocktail Event New York
Sept 26 Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit New York
Sept 28 Lab School Presents: 'Tastes: Meatpacking District' New York
Sept 29 Autumn Harvest Dinner New York
North Carolina
Sept 5-6 Cherokee BBQ & Bluegrass Throwdown Cherokee
Aug 29-Sept 1 26th Annual Food & Wine Festival Pinehurst
Aug 29-Sept 1 North Carolina Apple Festival Hendersonville
Sept 4-7 Ayden Collard Festival Ayden
Sept 5-14 North Carolina Mountain State Fair Fletcher
Sept 6-7 73rd Annual North Carolina Gourd Festival Raleigh
Sept 7 Organicfest Asheville
Sept 10-14 Surry County Agricultural Fair Mt. Airy
Sept 20 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner Charlotte
Sept 20 10th Annual Shine to Wine, Wine, Beer, Spirit and Art Festival North Wilkesboro
Sept 2-6 49th Annual Potato Bowl USA Grand Forks
Sept 27 Giant Pumpkin Festival Wallhalla
Sept 30-October 4 Norsk Hostfest Minot
Ohio
Aug 30-Sept 1 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast West Jefferson
Aug 30-Sept 1 Milan Melon Festival Milan
Aug 31-Sept 1 10th Annual Taste of Hudson Hudson
Sept 4-6 Marion Popcorn Festival Marion
Sept 5-6 Lithopolis Honeyfest Lithopolis
Sept 5-7 38th Annual South Vienna Corn Festival South Vienna
Sept 5-7 Italian Fall Festa Kettering
Sept 5-7 41st Annual Mantua Potato Festival Mantua
Sept 6-7 6th Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival Cleveland
Sept 12-13 Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic Cincinnati
Sept 29 Flavors of Northeast Ohio ???
Oklahoma
Sept 4-6 Bluegrass & Chili Festival Claremore
Sept 6-14 Tulsa Restaurant Week Tulsa
Sept 11-14 Rock 'N Rib Festival Tulsa
Sept 13 21st Annual Hook-N-Cook Off Monkey Island
Sept 18-20 Heart of America Farm Show Beggs
Sept 18-20 Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa
Sept 20 Oklahoma Wine Harvest Festival Bristow
Sept 20 28th Annual Cherokee Strip Cook-Off Ponca City
Sept 26-27 29th Annual Threshing Bee Fairview
Sept 26-27 Pelican Festival Grove
Sept 27-28 Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Tulsa
Oregon
Aug 22-Sept 1 Oregon State Fair Salem
Sept 5-7 7th Annual Hells Canyon Mule Days Dutch Oven Cook-off Enterprise
Sept 6-7 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Portland
Sept 18 Share Our Strength's Feast Portland Portland
Sept 27 Taste of Medford at Kirby's Mill Medford
Pennsylvania
Sept ??? Flavors of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Sept 5-6 Chile Pepper Festival Bowers
Sept 6 3rd National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship Kennett Square
Sept 6-7 10th Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival Gettysburg
Sept 6-7 The 29th Annual Mushroom Festival Kennett Square
Sept 13-14 Eat This Drink That Philadelphia
Sept 13-18 51st All American Dairy Show Harrisburg
Sept 27 2nd Annual Pour the Core: Hard Cider Festival Philadelphia
Sept 28 Taste of Berwyn Berwyn
Rhode Island
Sept 19-21 9th Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Newport
South Carolina
Sept 2-6 South Carolina Apple Festival Westminster
Sept 3-14 - Charleston Restaurant Week Charleston
Sept 26-28 34th Annual Taste of Charleston Charleston
Aug 28-Sept 1 South Dakota State Fair Huron
Sept 5-6 Ribs, Rods & Rock 'n Roll Vermillion
Tennessee
Aug 31-Sept 7 21st Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival Martin
Sept 5-14 Tennessee State Fair Nashville
Texas
Aug 29-Sept 1 Texas Potjie Festival Rusk
Sept 4 Flavors of Houston Houston
Sept 26-28 34th Annual San Antonio Wine Festival San Antonio
Sept 26-28 Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival Galveston
Sept 27 Bacon and Beer Classic
Houston
Utah
Aug 29-Sept 1 84th Annual Golden Onion Days Payson
Sept 3-6 Peach Days Celebration Brigham City
Sept 4-14 Utah State Fair Salt Lake City
Vermont
Sept 4-6 Bakers' Harvest Festival & Conference Norwich
Virginia
Sept 5 24th Annual Bay Seafood Festival Kilmarnock
Sept 6 Beer & Bacon Fest Woodbridge
Sept 6-7 The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival Reston
Sept 6-7 18th Annual Neptune's Fall Wine Festival Virginia Beach
Sept 13 2nd Annual B'dam Brew JAM Beaverdam
Sept 13-14 39th Annual Virginia Wine Festival The Plains
Sept 15-21 Taste of Carytown Week Richmond
Sept 20 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2014 Tysons
Sept 20 RibtoberFest Norfolk
Sept 20 Smokin' on the Track BBQ Festival Shenandoah
Sept 26-28 41st Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, Boardwalk Weekend Virginia Beach
Sept 26-October 5 International Sandsculpting Championship Virginia Beach
Sept 27 6th Annual Festival of Grapes and Hops Petersburg
Washington
Aug 21-Sept 1 Evergreen State Fair Monroe
Aug 30-Sept 1 25th Bremerton Blackberry Festival Bremerton
Sept 5-21 Washington State Fair Puyallup
Sept 7-13 Washington Organic Week (WOW) Statewide
Sept 14 9th Annual Bite of Bellingham Bellingham
Sept 26-27 Inland NW Craft Beer Festival Spokane
Wisconsin
Aug 29-Sept 1 77th Wilhelm Tell Festival New Glarus
Aug 30-Sept 1 Grand Champion Cheese Tasting Mukuwonago
Sept 5-7 Darien Cornfest Darien
Sept 6-Oct 25 Autumn Harvest Fest Weekends Mukuwonago
Sept 6-Oct 26 So Delicious. So Door County. Door County
Sept 13-14 21st Annual Maple Fall Fest Marshfield
Sept 19-21 Green County Cheese Days 2014 Monroe
Sept 20 Annual Food for Thought Festival Madison

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