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August 2015 Food and Wine Events Calendar

LocalEats list of August 2015 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
Alaska
July 30-August 2 Southeast Alaska State Fair Haines
August 7 4th Annual Salmon Daze Festival Anchorage
Arkansas
July 30-Aug 1 Annual Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville
California
July 30-August 2 20th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza Mammoth Lakes
August 1-2 Big Bite Bacon Fest Long Beach
August 5-16 Ventura County Fair Ventura
August 6 An Evening on the Beach Santa Monica
August 7-9 626 Night Market Arcadia
August 14-16 Mammoth Wine Weekend Mammoth Lakes
August 14-17 Latin Food Fest San Diego
August 14-17 Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Celebrates Wine and Fire Lompoc Valley
August 15 The California Fig Fest 2015 Fresno
August 15 SF Street Food Festival San Francisco
August 20 5th Noe Valley Wine Walk San Francisco
August 22 Taste of Brews Long Beach
August 22 5th Annual Pacific Islander Festival Rohnert Park
August 22-23 San Diego Spirits Festival San Diego
August 23-25 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo 2015 Los Angeles
August 25 Taste of Oakdale Oakdale
Colarado
August 1-2 19th Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone
August 5-9 Steamboat Wine Festival Steamboat Springs
August 22 Boulder Craft Beer Festival Boulder
August 29 Colorado Cider & Beer Circus Copper Mountain
August 29 Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge
Connecticut
August 6-9 Potato and Corn Festival North Branford
August 22-23 6th Annual Blackberry Festival Sherman
Delaware
July 23-August 1 Delaware State Fair Harrington
District of Columbia
July 30-August 2 Animal Rights National Conference Washington D.C.
August 21 Truckeroo Food Truck Festival Washington D.C.
Florida
July 30-August 3 Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show Orlando
August 2-5 ANFP National Leadership Conference Orlando
August 3-5 Global Summit and Expo on Food & Beverages Orlando
August 8 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Orlando
August 15-16 21st Harvest Grape Stomp Clermont
August 27 Corks & Canvas Boca Raton
Georgia
August 15 Crane Creek Vineyard’s 8th Annual Tomato Festival Young Harris
August 28-30 AquaCurean Savannah
Idaho
August 1 International Food & Culture Festival Boise
Illinois
July 27-August 1 6th Annual Kishwaukee Fest Dekalb
Indiana
August 1-3 Owensville Watermelon Festival & Parade Owensville
Iowa
July 30-Aug 2 18th Annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days Estherville
August 8 36th Annual Sweet Corn Festival Adel
Kansas
July 24-August 2 Douglas County Fair Lawrence
August 14-16 Sumner County Fair Caldwell
Maine
July 24-August 1 161st Northern Maine Fair Presque Isle
July 29-August 2 Maine Lobster Festival Rockland
July 31-August 9 Bangor State Fair Bangor
August 1 Artisan Bread Fair Skowhegan
August 1-31 August is Maine Lobster Month Statewide
Maryland
August 8 Charles County Food & Wine Festival Waldorf
August 9 3rd Annual Taste of Linganore Food & Wine Festival Mt. Airy
Massachusetts
August 8 Blueberry Day East Sandwich
August 15 Marlborough Food Truck Festival Marlborough
August 29 3rd Annual Cape Cod Food Truck Festival Falmouth
Michigan
August 18-22 Alcona County Fair Mikado
Minnesota
August 15-16 17th Annual Rhubarb Frenzy! Chisago City
July 29-August 2 86th Annual Fisherman's Picnic Grand Marais
August 28-29 8th Annual Big Island Bar-B-Que Albert Lea
Montana
July 24-August 1 Montana State Fair Great Falls
July 29-August 2 33rd Annual Testicle Festival Clinton
August 15 Helena Summer Brewers Festival Helena
Nebraska
July 30-Aug 2 Int’l Cake Exploration Societé 40th Convention & Show Omaha
August 7-8 Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival 2015 Omaha
August 22 6th Annual Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Competition Albion
Nevada
August 29 Taste of the Comstock Virginia City
New Hampshire
August 9 The Farmers Dinner with LaBelle Winery Amherst
August 17, 2015  East Concord Pork Festival Concord
New Jersey
July 30-Aug 2 21st Annual Clam Festival Highlands
August 9 Vineland's Jersey Fresh Festival Vineland
August 26-27 World of the Latino Cuisine Secaucus
August 30 Farm-to-Fork Dinner Milford
New York
July 20-August 14 NYC Restaurant Week New York
July 31-August 2 Phelps Sauerkraut Festival Phelps
August 6-9 52nd Annual Eden Corn Festival Eden
August 8 Ciderfeast & Hot Dog Championship New York
August 8-9 Putnam County Wine & Food Fest Patterson
August 9 Long Island Potato Festival Calverton
August 11-13 Empire Farm Days 2015 Seneca Falls
North Carolina
July 31-August 1 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival Cary
July 31-Aug 1 30th Annual NC Watermelon Festival Murfreesboro
Ohio
July 29-August 9 Ohio State Fair Columbus
August 28-29 Burning River Fest Cleveland
August 29 AleFest Dayton Dayton
Oregon
August 13-16 11th North American Organic Brewers Festival Portland
August 24-27 Klamath County Fair 2015 Klamath Falls
August 28 2nd Annual Farm Fresh Hillsboro
 
August 6 Best of Philly Soiree Philadelphia
August 8 Peach Festival Media
August 8 Bacon and Beer Classic Philadelphia
August 8-9 Peach Festival & Sidewalk Sale Lahaska
August 15-16 Wine Tasting in the Hampton's New Oxford
August 18-20 Ag Progress Days 2015 University Park
August 22 Gettysburg Brew Fest Gettysburg
August 29 Tomato & Pear Festival Media
Rhode Island
July 29-Aug 1 2015 ACS Conference Providence
South Dakota
August 29-30 Great Dakota Wine Festival Vermillion
Utah
August 6-8 Raspberry Days Festival 2015 Garden City
Vermont
July 31-Aug 9 8th Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival Deerfield Valley
Virginia
August 8 Bluegrass & BBQ Fest Purcellville
August 9 Carytown Watermelon Festival Richmond
August 29 Beer & Bacon Fest Woodbridge
Washington
July 30-August 1 Tumbleweed Film Festival Oroville
August 15 Everett Craft Beer Festival Everett
August 21-22 The National Lentil Festival 2015 Pullman
August 29 South Sound Craft Beer Festival Tacoma
Wisconsin
July 30-Aug 1 11th Annual Pig in the Pines Ribfest St. Germain
July 30-August 1 62nd Annual Brat Days Sheboygan
July 31-August 2 Annual Taste of Wisconsin Kenosha
August 6-16 164th Wisconsin State Fair West Allis
August 8 27th Annual Burger Fest Seymour
August 21-23 30th Annual National Championship Musky Open Eagle River
August 22 7th Annual Wine & Vine, Etc. St. Francis
August 23 Taste of Fond du Lac in the Park Fond du Lac

Charles County Food & Wine Festival, Waldorf, Maryland, August 8, 2015

EXPERIENCE WINERIES, GOURMET FOOD & MORE
AT THE INAUGURAL CHARLES COUNTY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The Inaugural *Charles County Food & Wine Festival to take place at the
Regency Furniture Stadium on Saturday, August 8th

AIDEN Investmentspresents the Inaugural Charles County Food & Wine Festival, featuring over 12 wineries and 100+ wines. The Charles County Food & Wine Festival will take place Saturday, August 8th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland.

Sip wines from wineries including Bordeleau, Cove Point, Great Shoals, Layton’s Choice, The Winery at Olney, Port of Leonardtown, Romano Vineyard, Running Hare, St. Michael’s, Reggae Wines, Sweet Tulip Wines and Dionysos Imports.

Enjoy gourmet eats provided by Carrabbas, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, Feelin’ Crabby, The Big Cheese, Doc’s Jamaican Cuisine, Simple Pleasures, G-Rod Jerk Chicken & BBQ, Rock Salt, Myra’s New Orleans Food, Capital Chicken & Waffles, Daveri Catering, Honey Bun Cake Factory, Kona Ice of Charles County & more!

Dance the day away with live music by Sara Gray and Secret Society & enjoy unique shopping from the many artists and craft vendors.  

 “The Charles County Food & Wine Festival will be the first large scale wine festival to take place within Charles County,” stated Andrew Mohan, President of AIDEN Investments. “We have been experiencing an overwhelmingly positive response from the residents of Charles County as well as those throughout the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, who are excited to be attending this Inaugural event. This will be a memorable experience for food and wine lovers throughout the region.”
 
A portion of the proceeds from The Charles County Food & Wine Festival will benefit The Charity Carousel whose mission is to feed the hungry children and families within our community.  

The Inaugural Charles County Food & Wine Festival is sponsored by, Asher & Asher Law Firm, Waldorf Chevy Cadillac, Lennar Homes and Transamerica.

The Inaugural Charles County Wine & Food Festival will take place rain or shine.

*This is not a Charles county government or b Scene Events event.

WHAT: Inaugural *Charles County Food & Wine Festival   

WHEN: Saturday, August 8th, 2015, 11AM-6PM

WHERE:  Regency Furniture Stadium
               11765 St Linus Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602

COST: Tickets starting at $25 (in advance) and $40 at the gate. Kids  
           12 and under are FREE! A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Charity Carousel.

MORE INFO: For more information, please visit www.charlescountywinefestival.com .

MEDIA        Andrew Mohan
CONTACT:  Charles County Food & Wine Festival
                   240-776-5028
                   charlescountyfoodandwinefest@gmail.com  

 

www.charlescountywinefestival.com

Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly Soiree", August 6, 2015

Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly Soiree

When: August 6th 2015; 6:30-10:00 PM
Where: Dilworth Park
Tickets: General Admission: $90.00 / Mercedes-Benz VIP Tickets: $150.00 (Early Admission)

In celebration of Philadelphia magazine’s 2015 "Best of Philly" winners, Philadelphia magazine will again host the city’s biggest party of the year on Thursday, August 6th in the heart of the city! Guests will enjoy award-winning food, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars at Dilworth Park at City Hall. Cocktail attire is suggested. The Mercedes-Benz VIP party begins at 5:00pm; General admission at 6:30pm.

Event is rain or shine. 10% of ticket proceeds from this event will benefit the Center City District Foundation.

6th Annual East Concord Pork Festival, Concord, New Hampshire, August 16, 2015

Grace Episcopal Church Presents the 6th Annual East Concord Pork Festival

On Sunday, August 16, from 12pm -2:30pm, bring your family and friends to this year's sixth annual East Concord Pork Festival at Grace Episcopal Church/Merrill Park in East Concord, NH. Enjoy a homemade meal of roast pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, jambalaya, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, brownies and ice cream. Lots of family fun including touch-a-truck, a bounce house and live music by Balladeer Jim Barnes, plus a variety of raffles. This event is free to the public, but donations are welcomed. All proceeds go towards the Church’s Take-A-Tote ministry to feed Concord’s hungry schoolchildren.

The Take- A-Tote program was developed as an outreach goal of the Bishop's Committee in 2009 to provide weekend "totes," packed with food that is nutritious, easy-to-prepare and nonperishable. Children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches during the school week often have little food support at home on the weekend.  By delivering bags each week filled with cereal, pasta, soup cups, ramen noodles, as well as fresh fruit, breakfast bars and packages of crackers and cheese, Grace Episcopal Church has ensured that at least 50 families at Mill Brook School have supplemental food to nourish their children on the weekend. Last year, the Concord School Board recognized Grace Episcopal Church as “Champion for Children” because of this program. This year, due to the generosity of the community, we have been able to double the number of bags each week. Visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/taketote.

For more information, contact Grace Episcopal Church at (603) 224-2252, or visit www.graceeastconcord.org.

SF Street Food Festival - San Francisco, August 16, 2015

6th ANNUAL SF STREET FOOD FESTIVAL
90 Vendors. 1 Street. A lot of hungry people.

From Saturday, August 15th through Sunday, August 16th La Cocina will join The Midway and Noise Pop in hosting our 7th Annual Street Food Festival, this year at Forest City’s iconic Pier 70 location in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. From the site where the Transbay Tunnel was built, we invite you to join over 100 owner-operated food businesses representing the best of the Bay for a free-to-enter celebration of hard work, well-made food and the vibrant and inclusive food economy that we all dream of.

La Cocina’s San Francisco Street Food Festival is a celebration of community, culture and entrepreneurial spirit. Where micro–entrepreneurs and informal food vendors cook next to James Beard Award winners and Michelin–starred chefs. Where every block is a barbacoa to bhelpuri to banh mi exploration of flavor (although probably not all at once), all on the same street, and all at the same price. Located in San Francisco’s Mission District, the festival showcases the best of the Bay Area’s local food entrepreneurs and restaurants.

The event is hosted by La Cocina, a non–profit incubator kitchen working to formalize food businesses for low–income and immigrant food entrepreneurs.
 
Eat to your cart’s content at this year’s SF Street Food Festival. Buy a passport now for savings.
sfstreetfoodfest.com


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