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May 2015 Events Calendar

LocalEats list of May 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
Alabama
April 23-May 3 Oak Mountain Spring State Fair Pelham
May 1-2 Whistle Stop BBQ Weekend Huntsville
May 15-16 Alabama Barber-Que Birmingham
May 15-16 31st Annual Poke Salat Festival Arab
May 15-16 Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Cook-Off Hartselle
May 16 Daylily Art & Garden Festival Headland
May 16 15th Annual Catfish Festival Scottsboro
Alaska
May 22-23 Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival Dalton City
Arizona
May 16 5th Annual Kingman Wine & Food Festival Kingman
May 2 Arizona Barbecue Festival Scottsdale
May 16-17 Willcox Wine Country Spring Festiva Willcox
Arkansas
May 15-16 3rd Annual Dermott Community Fest Dermott
May 15-17 International Greek Food Festival Little Rock
April 29-May 2 45th World Famous Armadillo Festival Hamburg
May 2 Herb Spring Extravaganza & National Herb Day Mountain View
May 2 Mayhaw Festival El Dorado
May 9 Fayetteville Foam Fest Fayetteville
May 15-16 Magnolia Blossom Festival & World Championship Steak Cook-Off Magnolia
May 23 8th Annual Ozark Seed Swap Mountain View
California
May 9 Great Petaluma Chili Cook-off, Salsa, & Beer Tasting Petaluma
May 14-17 Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival Paso Robles
May 16-17 23rd Annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival Oakdale
May 2-3 20th Annual Clayton Art and Wine Festival Clayton
May 16 Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival Santa Rosa
May 9 10th Annual Uncorked! Wine Festival San Francisco
May 9 10th Annual Paradise Chocolate Festival Paradise
May 16 32nd Annual Tiburon Wine Festival San Francisco
May 17 Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach Laguna Beach
May 23 1st Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest Freemont
May 23-24 Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Morgan Hill
May 29-31 OC Spring Home & Garden Show 2015 Anaheim
April 29-May 3 36th Annual Selma Raisin Festival Selma
May 1-3 La Habra Spring Citrus Fair La Habra
May 1-3 Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers Angelus Oaks
May 2 Annual Ice Cream Social Perris
May 2-6 94th Annual WAFC Convention Palm Desert
May 3 Taste of the Town Santa Clarita
May 7-10 Gator By the Bay San Diego
May 8-10 OC Night Market Costa Mesa
May 9 Sip and Savor Madera
May 9-10 BerryFest Roseville
May 12 6th Annual Taste of North Berkeley Berkeley
May 14-17 Calavaras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Calaveras County Fairgrounds
May 15-16 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction Beverly Hills
May 15-17 18th annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Philo
May 15-17 OC Greek Food Festival Anaheim
May 15-17 11th Annual Lodi Zinfest Lodi Lake Park
May 16 West Coast Invitational Sacramento
May 16 Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters Burbank
May 16-17 20th Annual Galt Strawberry Festival Galt
May 16-17 Annual Boogie on the Bayou Campbell
May 16-17 California Strawberry Festival Oxnard
May 17 California Jazz & Wine Fest Thousand Oaks
May 29-31 Horse Town Brew n' Que Festival Norco
May 30 Davis Beer and Cider Festival  Davis
May 31 34th Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting Mill Valley
May 31 Flavors of Los Angeles Los Angeles
Colorado
May 27-June 5 Young Cattlemen's Conference 2015 Denver
April 25-26 & May 16-17, 2015 Barrel Into Spring Grand Junction
May 2-3 South Denver Beer Fest Littleton
May 15 5th Annual Grand Valley Beer Festival Grand Junction
May 15-16 Mike The Headless Chicken Festival Fruita
May 29-31 Rock'n Western Rendezvous Stock, Rock & BBQ Festival Loveland
Connecticut
May 2 30th Annual New England Regional Chili Cookoff Somers
May 2-3 2nd Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival Ridgefield
May 16-17 8th Annual Asparagus Festival Sherman
Delaware
May 13-17 Mid Atlantic Wine + Food Festival Various Locations
May 16 Strawberry Festival Wyoming
District of Columbia
May 15 Truckeroo Food Truck Festival Washington
May 27-June 5 Young Cattlemen's Conference Washington
Florida
May 16 70th Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival Newberry
May 30 5th Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival Deerfield Beach
May 1-3 31st Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival Pensacola
May 8 The Clearwater Beach Taste Fest Clearwater Beach
May 1-2 Smokin Blues Bikes & BBQ St. Cloud
May 1-3 52nd Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Fernandina Beach
May 2 41st Annual Panacea Blue Crab Fest Panacea
May 9 31st Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival Windsor
May 9 9th Annual May Day Festival & BBQ Cook-Off Defuniak Springs
May 11-22 6th Annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week Clearwater Beach
May 16 Arcadia Watermelon Festival Arcadia
May 16 Dine on the Wild Side St. Augustine
May 16 Island Grove Blueberry Festival Island Grove
May 30 Taste of Brandon Riverview
Georgia
May 7 25th Annual Taste of Alpharetta Festival Alpharetta
May 8 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Atlanta
May 16 5th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest Hiawassee
May 1 31st Annual March of Dimes Dining Out Atlanta
May 1 3rd Annual Uno de Mayo Midtown Atlanta
May 1-2 Three Rivers BBQ Fest 2015 Hazlehurst
May 1-2 Battle of th Bones Festival Barnesville
May 2-3 Taste of South Cobb 2015 Mableton
May 2-3 Alive! Expo Atlanta
May 16 East Atlanta Beer Fest Atlanta
May 23 Bavarianfest Helen
Hawaii
April 24-May 3 7th Ka'u Coffee Festival Pahala
May 2 7th Ka'u Coffee Festival Ho'olaule'a Pahala
May 2 13th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam Waikiki
May 7-9 Big Island Chocolate Festival Fairmont Orchid
Illinois
May 27-June 5 Young Cattlemen's Conference Chicago 
April 2-May 14 Foodhist Temple Chicago
May 2 Green City Market Opening Day Chicago
May 2-3 Wine on the Fox Oswego
May 2-3 Midwest Morel Fest Ottawa
May 4 The James Beard Awards Chicago
May 14 6th Annual Beer Under Glass  Chicago
May 14-17 35th Annual Taste of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn
May 14-24 6th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week Chicago
May 16 Gardenology Geneva
May 16-19 NRA Show 2015 Chicago
May 16-19 AFF Pavilion At NRA Show Chicago
Indiana
May 2-3 23rd Annual Indiana Gourd Society State Show Lebannon
May 16 Taste of Italy Festival Richmond
May 16 4th Annual Sour+Wild+Funk Fest Carmel
May 16 8th Annual Taste of Brown County Nashville
Kansas
May 2-3 Millfest 2015 Lindsborg
May 8-9 17th Lawrence Sertoma 48 BBQ Cookoff Lawrence
Kentucky
May 8-9 International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro
May 8-17 Lexington Craft Beer Week Lexington
May 16 St. Matthews Street Festival Louisville
May 30 Wine and Vine Fest Nicholasville
May 16-17 Annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show Taylorsville
May 16-17 6th Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival Lexington
Louisiana
May 1-3 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge
May 7-10 41st Annual Cochon de Lait Festival Mansura
May 6-9 Rayne Frog Festival 2015 Rayne
May 15-17 Louisiana Gourd Society Inaugural Gourd Retreat Pollock
May 16 Annual Crawfish Boil Birmingham
May 20-25 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience New Orleans
Maine
May 2 Sebasticook Valley Chamber Business & Community Expo Pittsfield
Maryland
May 2-3 National Harbor Wine & Food Festival Baltimore
May 2-3 Bud Break Tasting Room Event Dickerson
May 2-3 Naptown barBAYq Annapolis
May 3 Sykesville Fine Art & Wine Festival Sykesville
May 16 Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2015 Frederick
May 15-16 Somerset Strawberry Festival Marion Station
Minnesota
May 2 Rochester Craft Beer Expo 2015 Rochester
May 2 Taste of Heritage Albert Lea
May 4-10 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer Various Locations
May 15-16 Art Music and Beer Minneapolis
May 1-3 Northern Sustainability Symposium Grand Marais
Mississippi
May 2 6th Annual BBQ Challenge Lucedale
Missouri
April 30-May 2 35th Annual Mushroom Festival Richmond
May 2 Sip n' Savor St. James
May 2-3 Wild Bacon Wine Trail Hermann
Montana
May 2 23rd Annual Garden City Brewfest Missoula
Nebraska
April 26-May 10 Apple Blossom Festival Nebraska City
May 29-31 18th Annual Taste of Omaha 2015 Omaha
Nevada
May 30 Brews & Blues Festival 2015 Las Vegas
May 2-3 32nd Annual Chili on the Comstock Virginia City
New Hampshire
May 31 The Farmers Dinner & Blu Aqua Present: "Cochon de lait" Amherst
New Jersey
April 27-May 3 Morristown Restaurant Week Morristown
May 2 Craftsmen & Home Show Mullica Hill
May 2 Toms River Food Fest Toms River
May 9 Battle of the (meat) Balls Bayonne
May 16-17 Riverview Beach Park Wine Festival Pennsville
New York
April 24-26 & May 1-3, 2015 Annual Wine & Herb Festival Romulus
May 1 11th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience NY
May 1-3 Northeast Alpaca Expo Syracuse
May 1-7 4th Annual NY Burger Week New York
May 2 Ramp Fest 2015 Hudson
May 9 Urban Food & Artisan Festival Queens
May 16-19 Wild Carp Classic Baldwinsville
May 17 Shakespeare Primavera Brooklyn
May 11 26th Wine & Spirits Top of the List  New York
North Carolina
May 1-2 Vanceboro Strawberry Festival & Rescue Day Vanceboro
May 2-3 11th Asheville Artisan Bread Bakers Festival Asheville
May 2 31st Annual Ham & Yam Festival Smithfield
May 9 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2015 Charlotte
April 29-May 2 North Carolina Strawberry Festival Chadbourn
May 1-2 34th Annual BBQ Festival on the Neuse Kinston
May 1-3 3rd Annual Wilmington Wine & Food Festival Wilmington
May 1-3 Asheville Herb Festival Asheville
May 2 7th Annual Gastonia Grizzlies Ballpark Beer Fest Gastonia
North Dakota
May 9 Ribs and Bluegrass Day 2015 Medora
Ohio
May 1-2 Dandelion May Fest & Great Dandelion Cookoff Dover
May 7-10 Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival McArthur
May 11 Southwest Ohio Bar Expo Lebanon
Oklahoma
May 2 27th Annual El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day El Reno
Oregon
May 16 13th Annual Taste Of Klamath 2015 Klamath Falls
May 2 Lincoln City Fish Taco Cook-off Lincoln City
May 3 FredFest 2015 Portland
May 5 15th Surimi Industry Forum Astoria
May 6-8 23rd Annual OSU Surimi School Astoria
May 8-10 Face Rock Creamery 2nd Anniversary Party Bandon
Pennsylvania
May 2 5th Annual Washington Crossing Brewfest New Hope
May 3 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Philadelphia
May 30 7th International Great Beer Expo Philadelphia
May 2 Wassail at Frecon's Cidery Boyertown
May 2-3 Strawberry Festival Lahaska
May 3 Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race Phoenixville
May 8 Harrisburg Wine Festival 2015 Harrisburg
South Carolina
May 16-17 34th Annual Blue Crab Festival 2015 Little River
May 1-2 A Taste of Beaufort Beaufort
May 1-2 South Carolina Strawberry Festival Fort Mill
May 2 13th Annual Strawberry Festival Slater
May 2 32nd Annual Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Johnston
May 2 Rosewood Crawfish Festival Columbia
May 2 Low Country Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet McClellanville
May 3 The Big Nosh Columbia
May 16 Rib Burnoff 2015 Hilton Head
Tennessee
May 1-9 Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival Portland
May 14 Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! Gatlinburg
May 2 14th Annual Evening for Dove House Mooresville
April 26-May 3 35th Annual Teapot Festival Trenton
May 2 A Toast To Tennessee Wine Festival Nashville 
May 3-9 78th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Humboldt
May 14-15 Historic Rural Life Festival Nashville
May 14-16 International Biscuit Festival Knoxville
May 2-9 68th Annual Tennessee Strawberry Festival Dayton
May 14-15 The Southern Food Writing Conference Knoxville
Texas
May 2 12th Annual Wein & Saengerfest New Braunfels
May 13-17 Culinaria Festival Week 2015 San Antonio
May 15 Fort Worth Zoo 9th Annual Beastro Fort Worth
May 15-16 Piney Woods Wine Festival Mount Vernon
May 16 Houston Press BrewFest Houston
Vermont
May 2 Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition South Burlington
Virginia
May 30 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2015 Richmond
May 1-2 35th Annual Strawberry Festival Roanoke
May 2 Blacksburg Fork and Cork Blacksburg
May 2 Blues, Brews, and BBQ on the River Yorktown
May 2 Chinoteague Seafood Festival Chinoteague
May 2 Town Center Craft Beer Festival Virginia Beach
May 2-3 9th Annual Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival Norfolk
May 9 Dog Day at Breaux Purcellville
May 16 Strawberry Festival Stuart
May 16-17 Virginia Beer Festival Norfolk
May 17 Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival Whitetop
May 17 28th Annual Taste of Arlington Ballston
Washington
April 23-May 3 Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee
May 1-10 120th Sequim Irrigation Festival  Sequim
May 2 Annual Oyster Feed Ocosta
Wisconsin
May 1-10 5th Annual Madison Craft Beer Week Madison
May 1-3 Montello Fish-N-Fun Montello
May 31 Flavors of Milwaukee Milwaukee

Homeless Veterans Coalition Benefit, Colorado Springs, April 30, 2015

FOX & HOUND IN COLORADO SPRINGS, CO TO HOST BENEFIT
FOR THE EL PASO COUNTY HOMELESS VETERANS COALITION
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 2015) – Fox & Hound in Colorado Springs is teaming up with the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition (EPCHVC) to improve the lives of homeless veterans.  Fox & Hound, located at 3101 New Center Point Drive, will host a celebration to benefit the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
 
The party will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Fox & Hound’s signature dishes, including Olympian Hummus, Drunken Chicken Tenders, Tavern Wings, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Grilled Chicken & Greens and Black Forest Sliders!
 
Featured signature cocktails include Irish ‘Rita, Twisted Bitter, Strawberry Blonde and more for $4 each; draft beer will be available for $2 each.
 
Fox & Hound will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Thursday, April 30 to the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition, which provides direct services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, veterans’ benefits counseling and referrals to a variety of other supporting agencies and service providers.
 
"EPCHVC is very pleased to be associating with Fox & Hound for this event and is thankful that they have chosen to support our efforts to assist homeless veterans,” said Joe Carlson, Chairman of the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition.  “We are looking forward to a fun and festive event and invite everyone to come join us on April 30!  This is an all-day event and we hope to have a large crowd from start to finish!”
 
Fox & Hound in Colorado Springs offers 27 High Definition TVs; great games, including ping pong, pool, Giant Jenga and corn hole; nearly 100 kinds of beer, including 36 beers on tap, 25 of which are craft and 15 of which are local; and a deliciously crafted menu for sharing, snacking as well as dining.
 
Fox & Hound in Colorado Springs is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.  For more information, reservations or to book a private event, call Fox & Hound at (719) 570-0500 or visit www.foxandhound.com, Facebook and Twitter.
 
About the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition
The El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition’s mission is to improve the lives of homeless Veterans through direct service programs designed to overcome Veteran homelessness.  For more information, visit www.epchvc.org.
 
About Fox & Hound
Last Call Operating Co. owns and operates 58 sports bars and pubs in 21 states under the banners of the Fox & Hound and Bailey’s Sports Grille names.  The restaurants provide a comfortable venue for people to catch their favorite game, socialize with a drink, play pool or darts, and grab a bite with friends.  With nearly 100 kinds of beer available in every location, the restaurants are a beer lover’s paradise, and with a full bar of wine and spirits and an extensive menu, Fox & Hound is the perfect place for any occasion.  For reservations or to book a private event, please call your Fox & Hound or visit www.foxandhound.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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April 2015 Events Calendar

LocalEats list of April 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
Nationwide
April 22 Earth Day Worldwide
Alabama
April 10-11 Tri State BBQ Festival 2015 Dothan
April 11 Asian Cultures & Food Festival  Birmingham
Alaska
April 2-5 The Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage
Arizona
April 7-12 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Scottsdale
April 18 27th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival Mesa
April 18-19 12th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix
California
April 4 World Cup of Beer Homebrew Competition Finals Oakland
April 5 Union Street's 24th Spring Celebration & Easter Parade San Francisco
April 11 A Celebration of Mendocino Sparkling Wines Hopland
April 11-12 & 18-19 24th Annual El Dorado Passport Placerville
April 16-19 Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend Santa Barbara
April 17-18 California Wine Festival Orange County Dana Point
April 17-19 San Joaquin Asparagus Festival Stockton
April 18 Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival Sacramento
April 18 3rd Annual Riverside Tamale Festival Riverside
April 19 Los Angeles Avocado Food Festival Los Angeles
April 22-24 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor 2015 Napa Valley
April 23-26 Santa Barbara County Vintners' Spring Weekend Buellton
April 25 34th Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Day Petaluma
April 25 27th Annual Winter Wine & Food Fest Sacramento
April 25-26 The Union's 30th Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show Grass Valley
April 25-26 KHTS Home & Garden Show Santa Clarita
April 2 Flavors of Denver Denver
April 7 Tapas & Tasters Tour Fort Collins
April 10 Celebrity Chef Tour Vail
April 19 Taste of Pearl Boulder
April 30 Homeless Veterans Coalition Benefit Colorado Springs
Connecticut
April 12 Madison Lions Club Wine Tasting  Madison
Delaware
April 10 5th Annual Get Down In Town Rehoboth Beach
District of Columbia
April 13 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation Washington
Florida
April 2-11 Clay County Agricultural Fair Green Cove Springs
April 4 4th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Festival Fort Pierce
April 9-12 Levy County Fair Williston
April 9-18 Lake County Fair Eustis
April 10-12 Better Living Home & Garden Show Miami
April 10-18 Hernando County Fair & Youth Livestock Show 2015 Brooksville
April 16-19 29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival 2015 Sandestin
April 17-19 Cooking for Life Festival North Miami
April 17-19 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Miami
April 18-19 The Festival of Chocolate 2015 Tampa
April 25-26 St. George Annual Greek Festival Hollywood
Georgia
April 17-19 47th Annual Blessing of the Fleet Darien
April 24-26 Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta
Hawaii
April 24-May 3 7th Ka'u Coffee Festival Pahala
April 25 23rd Annual East Maui Taro Festival Maui
Illinois
April 10 WhiskyFest Chicago Chicago
April 16 Celebrity Chef Tour Chicago
April 25 5th Annual Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival Chicago
Indiana
April 12-14 ChefConnect: Indy Indianapolis
April 21-22 Hoosier Hospitality Conference Indianapolis
Maine
April 1 Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo Portland
April 6-12 EAT Brunswick! Brunswick
Maryland
April 18 Main Street Heat Chili Cookoff Mt. Airy
April 18 Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ Fest Mt. Airy
Massachusetts
April 11 9th Annual Future of Food & Nutrition Student Research Conference Boston
April 13 Taste of Newton-Needham Needham
April 30 16th Flavors of Neponset Valley Gala Foxboro
Michigan
April 17 Noto's Spring Charity Wine Fest Grand Rapids
Minnesota
April 4-5 New Vintage Days Chisago City
April 11 A Taste of Wabasha Wabasha
April 30 Dine Out For Life Twin Cities
New Jersey
April 11 MFEE Chili Cook-Off Montclair
April 18-19 5th Cumberland County's Spring Home Improvement Show Vineland
April 25-26 Fast Tracks & Food Trucks Jackson
New York
April 2 New York Weddings Event New York
April 9 Mediterranean Diet Roundtable New York
April 18-20 Women Chefs & Restaurateur's National Conference New York
April 19 North Fork Horseradish Festival Riverhead
April 24-26 & May 1-3 Annual Wine & Herb Festival Romulus
April 25-26 3rd Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo New York
North Carolina
April 18 Stanly Spring Brew Fest Albemarle
Ohio
April 2-4 Spring Dairy Expo Columbus
Oklahoma
April 10-11 Wine Forum of Oklahoma Stillwater
Oregon
April 11 2nd Annual Hard-Pressed Cider Fest Hood River
April 25 Celebrity Chef Tour Dayton
Pennsylvania
April 11 Gettysburg Firkin Fest Gettysburg
April 16 Flavors of Philadelphia Philadelphia
South Carolina
April 26 Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival West Columbia
Tennessee
April 3-4 Annual One Shot Turkey Hunt Pulaski
April 6-12 Mule Day Columbia
April 26 Flavors of Memphis Memphis
April 30 Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 Nashville
Texas
April 8-12 Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair Sugar Land
April 10-12 Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland
April 24-26 Chicken Fried Steak Festival Lamesa
April 25 Côtes du Coeur Int’l Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner Dallas
Virginia
April 1 Benefit for Virginia Wounded Warror Program Pentagon
April 11 Cherry Blossom Celebration & Rosé Release Purcellville
Washington
April 18 Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting Purcellville
Wisconsin
April 10-12 Wisconsin Deer & Turkey Expo 2015 Madison
April 11 Anacortes Spring Wine Festival Anacortes

Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

The First Ever South Carolina Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
April 26, 2015, from noon – 5:00PM
South Carolina Farmers Market, 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29172


Gourmet food on wheels arrives in Columbia! Food Truck Festivals of America is excited to announce the first South Carolina Food Truck &Craft Beer Festival at the South Carolina State Farmers Market on Sunday, April 26th, from Noon - 5:00 PM.

And in true food truck harmony, Sam Adams craft beers will be available to pair with every truck’s cuisine.

The festival will include more than 20 trucks from the area, serving up a variety of savory dishes, from new American, to bacon wrapped jumbo brats, to all-natural handmade popsicles. Some of the participating trucks include:

  • Cuzzo’s Cuisine…Columbia’s own!
  • King of Pops…bringing us treats from Charleston
  • All-Star Café…one of Charlotte’s finest
  • Plated Palette…another great addition from Charlotte

After producing more than 22 food truck festivals in New England over the past few years, “It was time,” says FTFA Executive Producer Anne-Marie Aigner, “to chase the sun during the snowy months in New England.  We’re delighted to be producing a series of warm-weather festivals, including the one in Albuquerque – and we’re sure the trucks and the guests will love the festival enough that it will become an annual tradition.”

For more information about the 2015 South Carolina Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, please visit: www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com . The list of participating trucks changes constantly, so getting the latest from the website will be most helpful.  It’s also possible to buy tickets in advance ($5 entry fee—buy food separately) and avoid the lines. 

Benefit for Virginia Wounded Warrior Program

CHAMPPS IN PENTAGON, VA TO HOST BENEFIT FOR
VIRGINIA WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM

ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015

PENTAGON, VA (February 2015) – Champps in Pentagon is teaming up with Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) for a special celebration.  Due to inclement weather, Champps, located at 1201 South Joyce Street, has rescheduled their celebration to benefit VWWP from Thursday, February 26 to Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The party will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Champps’ signature dishes, including Champps Americana Chopped Salad, Chipotle Burger, Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos and Calamari Fritti

Featured signature cocktails include Grand Sangria, Island Rum Punch and Champps Long Island Tea for $4 each; draft beer will be available for $2 each.

Champps will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Wednesday, April 1 to Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, which is dedicated to improving and expanding services to Virginia veterans and their family members coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress and/or traumatic brain injury.  Donations help VWWP meet the critical treatment and supportive service needs of the Veterans and their families.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Champps for their celebration event and are so grateful that they have chosen to support our efforts to serve Virginia Veterans and their families,” said Brandi Jancaitis, Executive Director of Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.  “We are looking forward to a fun and festive event.  We invite everyone to come and join our Northern Virginia team on April 1!" 

Champps in Pentagon offers 44 High Definition TVs; nearly 100 kinds of beer, including 27 beers on tap, 19 craft beers, eight of which are local; Golden Tee Golf; and a deliciously crafted menu for sharing, snacking and dining.

Champps in Pentagon is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday – Wednesday;11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday – Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday.  For more information, reservations or to book a private event, call Champps at (703) 414-3601, or visit us at www.champps.com on Facebook and Twitter.

About Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP)

Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) is operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.  Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP) was established in 2008 in response to the growing need to improve and expand services to our nation’s veterans and their family members coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress and/or traumatic brain injury.  VWWP monitors and coordinates the delivery of behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services for Virginia Veterans and their families.

The VWWP works to ensure that Virginia Veterans do not slip through the cracks and that adequate and timely assessment, treatment, and support are available to promote resilience and recovery.  Through an extensive network of Federal, State, and Local partnerships, the VWWP proudly serves veterans of any era who are Virginia residents; members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service; and family members of those veterans and service members.  For more information, visitwww.dvs.virginia.gov.

About Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF)

VVSF is a charitable organization as defined in section 170 (c) (1) of the US Internal Revenue Code and sections 2.2-2715-2719 of the Code of Virginia.  VVSF is authorized to raise and accept donations for the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program by the referenced Code sections and the Virginia state office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. Virginia Veterans Services Foundation (VVSF) manages donations to the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program (VWWP).  100% of donations received go to veterans and their families.  No donations to VWWP are used for administration, staff or fundraising.  More information on VVSF can be found at www.virginiaveteransservicesfoundation.org or www.vvsf.org.

About Champps

Champps owns and operates 25 restaurants in 13 states.  The sports oriented restaurant began over 30 years ago in Minnetonka, Minnesota and to this day maintains a comfortable venue for people to gather and watch a game, grab a bite to eat or socialize with a beverage.  Their state of the art kitchens and culinary expertise allow the restaurants to serve guests authentic, high-quality, hand-crafted, American cuisine inspired by their local communities.  With a full bar of beer, wine and spirits; an extensive menu; plenty of seating; and TVs for a high quality viewing experience, Champps is the perfect place for any occasion.  For reservations or to book a private event, please call your Champps or visit www.champps.com, Facebook and Twitter.  

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