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75 California Foodie Festivals

California is a gastronomic paradise, offering an array of festivals that celebrate its diverse culinary heritage. From the fertile valleys of Northern California to the sun-soaked vineyards of the Central Coast, food enthusiasts can indulge in a variety of flavors and experiences. Here’s a guide to the top 75 California foodie festivals across the Golden State that you won't want to miss.

California Foodie Festivals

Northern CaliforniA Foodie Festivals

  1. Gilroy Garlic Festival (Gilroy)

  2. Eat Drink SF (San Francisco)

  3. Crush Festival (Lake County)

  4. Oakland Eat Real Festival (Oakland)

  5. Mushroom, Wine, and Beer Festival (Mendocino)

  6. Pebble Beach Food & Wine (Pebble Beach)

  7. Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Half Moon Bay)

  8. San Francisco Street Food Festival (San Francisco)

  9. Sausalito Art Festival (Sausalito)

  10. Napa Truffle Festival (Napa)

  11. Santa Rosa Beerfest (Santa Rosa)

  12. California Artisan Cheese Festival (Petaluma)

  13. San Francisco Beer Week (San Francisco)

  14. Apple Hill Harvest Festival (Placerville)

  15. Festa Italiana (San Mateo)

  16. Eat Real Fest (Oakland)

Central Coast and Wine Country Foodie Festivals

  1. Paso Robles Wine Festival (Paso Robles)

  2. California Wine Festival (Santa Barbara)

  3. Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival (Santa Maria)

  4. Monterey Wine Festival (Monterey)

  5. Lompoc Valley Flower Festival (Lompoc)

  6. Central Coast Oyster Festival (Morro Bay)

  7. California Avocado Festival (Carpinteria)

  8. Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week (Carmel-by-the-Sea)

  9. Ojai Wine Festival (Ojai)

  10. Santa Cruz Greek Festival (Santa Cruz)

  11. Paso Robles Olive Festival (Paso Robles)

  12. Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival (Santa Barbara)

  13. Carmel International Film Festival & Food (Carmel)

  14. Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley (Santa Ynez)

Southern CaliforniA Foodie Festivals

  1. Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival (Los Angeles)

  2. San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival (San Diego)

  3. Long Beach Crawfish Festival (Long Beach)

  4. Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival (Temecula)

  5. Indio International Tamale Festival (Indio)

  6. Taste of Anaheim (Anaheim)

  7. Santa Monica Eat Local Festival (Santa Monica)

  8. LA Street Food Fest (Los Angeles)

  9. Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival (Newport Beach)

  10. California Hot Sauce Expo (Anaheim)

  11. Taste of Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach)

  12. Long Beach BBQ Festival (Long Beach)

  13. Los Angeles Times The Taste (Los Angeles)

  14. OC Fair & Event Center’s Brew Hee Haw (Costa Mesa)

  15. Venice Beach Summer Fest (Venice Beach)

  16. Malibu Chili Cook-Off (Malibu)

  17. Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival (Palm Desert)

  18. Del Mar Wine & Food Festival (Del Mar)

Central Valley Foodie festivals

  1. Fresno Food Expo (Fresno)

  2. Big Fresno Fair (Fresno)

  3. Modesto Beer Festival (Modesto)

  4. Lodi Wine & Food Festival (Lodi)

  5. Clovis Big Hat Days (Clovis)

  6. Stockton Asparagus Festival (Stockton)

  7. Kern County Nut Festival (Bakersfield)

  8. Merced County Fair (Merced)

Northern Coast Foodie Festivals

  1. Redwood Coast Tsunami Festival (Fort Bragg)

  2. Humboldt Crabs Beerfest & Games (Arcata)

  3. Mendocino Coast Whale Festival (Mendocino)

  4. Humboldt County Fair (Ferndale)

Sierra Nevada Foodie Festivals

  1. Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival (Lake Tahoe)

  2. Reno Food & Drink Week (Reno, bordering Nevada)

Specialty and Cultural Festivals

  1. Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest Festival (Santa Barbara)

  2. Taste of Sonoma (Sonoma)

  3. Farm-to-Fork Festival (Sacramento)

  4. Gilroy Tamale Festival (Gilroy)

  5. California Artisan Cheese Festival (Petaluma)

  6. San Diego International Beer Festival (San Diego)

  7. Los Angeles VegFest (Los Angeles)

  8. Taste of Soul Family Festival (Los Angeles)

  9. San Francisco Chocolate Salon (San Francisco)

  10. Taste of Inglewood (Inglewood)

  11. Ventura County Fair (Ventura)

  12. Bite of Burbank (Burbank)

  13. Santa Cruz Beer & Wine Festival (Santa Cruz)

California's foodie festivals are as diverse and dynamic as the state itself. Each event offers a unique taste of the region’s culinary prowess, providing unforgettable experiences for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re a garlic enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, or simply someone who loves great food, these festivals are sure to delight and inspire your palate. So, mark your calendars and get ready to embark on a delicious journey through California’s vibrant food scene!

Bon appétit!

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