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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:


State / Event Name

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sept 4 27th Annual Taste of Whitefish Whitefish
Sept 4-7 Plattsmouth Harvest Festival Plattsmouth
Sept 12-14 Watermelon Days Thurston
Sept 19-21 AppleJack Festival Nebraska City
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
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 ???
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
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
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
Aug 31-Sept 7 21st Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival Martin
Sept 5-14 Tennessee State Fair Nashville
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
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
Sept 4-6 Bakers' Harvest Festival & Conference Norwich
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
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
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

September 2014 FOOD EVENTS BY DATE

Red Shoe & Brew

Red Shoe and Brew
Saturday, Sept 27, 2014 from 2:00PM-6:00PM
Twin Lakes Brewery, 4210 Kennett Pike; Greenville, DE 19807

Join us for an afternoon of barbeque (provided by Fat Rick’s), beer (provided by Twin Lakes), live music (provided by Last Resort), along with lawn games, silent auction, brewery tours, and more! This outdoor event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

The 3rd Annual Red Shoe & Brew will be held at Twin Lakes Brewery at 4210 Kennett Pike in Greenville, DE 19807. The event runs from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. Tickets are $55 per person now through September 24th and can be purchased online at

Bring a friend and save… Advance tickets are $55 per person or two for $85 ($25 savings when you buy 2).  This special ends on July 31 so order NOW!

Day of tickets are $60 per person.

The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a "home away from home" for families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals by offering nurturing and supportive environments where families can stay together and find comfort. Since our doors opened in June 1991, we have welcomed more than 35,000 families.

Questions? Contact Dawn Brooks at or at 302.428.5330.

Can’t attend, but would like to donate? Visit

Chilympics Chili Cook Off

Chilympics Chili Cook Off
September 27, 2014. 12pm-4pm
Fishel Park, Grove Street, Downers Grove, IL

Join us for a day of chili, live music, beer and food vendors and fun for the entire family! Entry to the festival is free and chili samples will be available to purchase. This International Chili Society sanctioned, home-style chili competition attracts competitors from all over Chicagoland. The winner of this cook-off earns $500 cash and an automatic bid to the ICS World Championship in Palm Springs, California.

Downers Grove Chilympics Now Open For Competitors

Is your chili worth $500? Could it even be the best in the country? You’ll have a chance to find out in September when the 2nd annual Chilympics Chili Cook off returns to the Downers Grove.

The Homestyle Chili event, organized by the Downers Grove Park District and sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS), is now accepting applications from competitors. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and an entry to the ICS national finals held in California. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place finishers and to the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Chilympics takes places on September 27 from 12-4pm at Fishel Park in downtown Downers Grove. The contest is open to all ages and costs $45 to enter, which includes a $20 membership fee to ICS, a $25 Park District registration fee and a commemorative t-shirt. Competitors must also cook enough chili for the judges and the People’s Choice tasting. Full information, and competitor application forms, are available at The deadline to enter is September 12.

The event is sponsored by the Downers Grove Park District, Homer Tree Care Inc., Whole Foods Market of Willowbrook, Lemon Tree Grocer, and DG Economic Development Council.

Contact: Ian Everett
Supervisor of Marketing and Creative Development
Downers Grove Park District

Tel: 630-963-1304
Fax: 630-963-1543

Seven Sense Festival

Saturday, September 20
LOCATION: 2100 - 2300 S Preston St. Louisville, KY
HOURS: 12PM to 3AM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: All Ages until 10 PM, 21+ after 10 PM
FACEBOOK: /SevenSenseFestival
TWITTER: @SevenSenseFest
INSTAGRAM: /SevenSenseFest
The inaugural Seven Sense Festival will feature 20+ live musical acts (performing at two outdoor stages and three indoor locations), seven local/regional breweries, several local food trucks/booths, and numerous local vendors. The event will be free from start to finish and all ages until 10PM, at which point the event will continue into the four establishments located on Preston Street (Zanzabar, The New Vintage, Greenhaus and Purrswaytions). The festival is also benefitting the local Boys and Girls Haven, which since the '50s has helped the lives of more than 3,500 abandoned, abused and neglected children.  
ARTISTS (set times and locations TBA)
Bodeco - In 1992, The New York Times described the quintet as "a skunky country-rockabilly outfit," noting in 1993 that "there's nothing quaint, cute or five-and-dime about Bodeco's brand of rockabilly. Greasy as a truck-stop burger and bumpier than a high-speed ride in the back of a pickup, this band of Louisville wild men eschews retro contrivancesin favor of gristle, marrow and the occasional dg yowl."

Brian Olive - Cincinnati-based Olive recently won a Grammy for his work on Dr. Johns' Locked Down, which he co-produced with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (who also produced Olive's sophomore solo effort). Before that, Olive founded The Greenhornes and played in Soledad Brothers. 

The Pass - Listed as one of Paste Magazine's "10 Kentucky Bands You Should Listen to Now."

Old Baby - A Louisville super group featuring Jonathon Glen Wood, Evan Patterson (Young Widows, Jaye Jayle) and Todd Cook (Shipping News).

Woody Pines - Pines and Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show) started the Kitchen Sycopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, OR. 

LaMont Gillispie & 100 Proof - LaMont Gillispie has spent the better part of the last 40 years becoming Louisville's best known blues act.  

Pujol - One of SPIN Magazines "Five Nashville Bands You Need To Hear Now." The gritty, rumbling garage-punk sound of Daniel Pujol's surnamed project has earned the support of Jack White, who produced and distributed one of Pujol's singles via Third Man Records.

The Instruction - This will be the band's first show in nearly a year.

Machines Are People Too - Nashville-based, psych-pop rockers are hot off appearances at Hangout Fest, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza.  

Violet Knives
Local Villains
Discount Guns
Howell Dawdy
Johnny Berry
Moonlight Peddlers
Citizens United
Tyrone Cotton
Small Time Napoleon
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists
*More artists to be announced.
West Sixth 
Falls City 
Alltech (Kentucky Ale) 
New Albanian
*Each brewery will debut new seasonal brews and one-of-a-kind beers throughout the day. SSF is part of Louisville Craft Brew Week. 
Old Forrester
Tito's Vodka
Red Bull
El Taco Luchador
North End Cafe
Dragon King's Daughter
Gelato Gilberto
Lil Cheezers
Momma's Mustard, Pickle's & BBQ
and more...
Now accepting vendor inquiries, please contact:
*VIP AVAILABLE and will include preferred seating, separate bars, shorter wait, discounted drinks and more. 
For all other press inquiries, please contact Hunter Embry at
Chris Nelson
Seven Sense Festival
Mobile: 502.558.1797

Baltimore Seafood Festival

The Baltimore Seafood Festival to take place at the
Canton Waterfront Park
on Saturday, September 20

B Scene Events & Promotions, LLC. & Smirnoff presents the Baltimore Seafood Festival, a new, family-friendly event showcasing local Baltimore restaurants. The Baltimore Seafood Festival will debut on Saturday, September 20 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Canton Waterfront Park.

Experience Baltimore’s best seafood at the Baltimore Seafood Festival with offerings from: Aggio, Bond Street Social, Barcocina, Langermanns, Café Gia, Farmstead Grill, Heavy Seas Alehouse, Ryleigh’s Oyster, Captain James Landing, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Blue Agave, Stuggy’s, Lebanese Taverna, Roy’s, Atwater’s, The Nickel Taphouse, Dooby’s, Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, Pitango, and Flavor Cupcakery.

Baltimore Seafood Festival guests will enjoy live music by Strykers’ Posse and Super Bueno, Smirnoff Crush Bar, Peligroso Tequila Bar, Wine Bar, the Groupon Cooking Tent featuring cooking demos by Baltimore’s top chefs, oyster and crab cake eating contests, local artists, and a family zone with kid-friendly attractions. The event will also feature a VIP area as well as a Domino Sugar Crab Feast Tent, featuring private tables for groups with bushel of crabs, private bars and cocktail servers.

The Groupon Cooking Tent lineup includes: Scott Hines (Heavy Seas Alehouse), Bryan Voltaggio (Volt & Aggio), Joseph Cotton (National Aquarium), Jerry Pellegrino (Waterfront Kitchen), Tim Dyson (Dooby’s), Jessica Formicola  (food blogger, recipe developer and food critic for Savory Experiments and Baltimore Foodie), and Gian Franco (Café Gia). Guests will enjoy complimentary cooking demos from Bryan Voltaggio’s Squid Ink Pasta dish with blue crab, jalapeno, and Old Bay to the history of Eastern Shore cuisine with Tim Dyson.

“Baltimore loves all things seafood. Baltimore also loves all the wonderful local restaurants that truly make this city one of the best places for foodies to live or visit,” stated Beth Laverick, President of B Scene Events. “The Baltimore Seafood Festival will allow locals and visitors to sample signature seafood dishes in a fun, casual environment. My hope is that this event becomes a tradition in Baltimore for years to come.”

The Inaugural Baltimore Seafood Festival is sponsored by Smirnoff, Peligroso Tequila, Domino Sugar, Groupon, WTMD, Baltimore Fishbowl, and Chesapeake Beverage.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, a local non-profit whose mission is to make downtown Baltimore a place where families can thrive.

The Baltimore Seafood Festival offers something for everyone and will take place rain or shine.

WHAT: Baltimore Seafood Festival
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Canton Waterfront Park, 3001 Boston Street Baltimore, MD 21224
COST:  Ticket packages starting at $29. Kids 10 and under are FREE! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance.

MORE INFO:  For more information, please visit


MEDIA: Beth Laverick
CONTACT: B Scene Events & Promotions, LLC., 410-409-7123,

About B Scene Events & Promotions, LLC.
B Scene Events & Promotions, is a full-service marketing and event production firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. B Scene creates and produces one-of-a-kind events, ranging from small corporate gatherings to large scale festivals.

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