California food festivals: Three to savor for summer 2012

Summer and food festivals go hand in hand. We found three tasty events in California worth checking out for the months of June through August 2012.

Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival (6th Annual)
Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM – Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 6:00 PM (PT)
Calabasas, CA

Calabasas is home to the Kardashians, annual Pumpkin festival, awesome hiking trails that reach to the sea and was one of the first non-smoking cities ever. They also have a hanging tree that was used up until the 1930s, and claim to be “Last of the Old West.”


The city is less cowpoke and more high end these days, and hosts the annual food and wine festival that draws tons of vendors giving out generous tastings and samples.

The tickets include all the food and drinks.  General Admission 3pm – 6pm – VIP 2pm – 6pm  Link

Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival 2012 Tickests are a donation to the Children’s Tumor Foundation and are non-refundable.

All the event info is updated daily

Please purchase your tickets early. No tickets sold at the door.  21 and over only.

The vendor list is staggering:

    JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
    Pacific Coast Vineyards
    Calabasas Vineyards
    Courtage Champagne
    Cielo Malibu Estate Wineyards
    Ahnfeldt Wines
    Hidden Oak Winery
    Moreno BHLV
    Ampelos Cellars
    Chocolate Shop Red Wine
    Ritual Wine
    Fresita USA
    Casa Torelli Imports
    Giessinger Winery
    Malibu Rocky Oaks
    The Naked Grape  
    Bridle Trail Wines – CabIn
    Calstar Cellars
    Urraca Winery
    Katarina Wines
    Sunland Vintage – Giovinazzo Wines
    Millesime Cellars
    Bleu Saphir
    Wades Wines
     Guayeco Imports
    Montage Vineyard Wines
    J. Hamilton Wines
    D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars
    Wooden Bottle
    Cottonwood Canyon Winery


    Beverly Hills Beer
    Eel River Brewing Company
    SoCal Beer Company
    Stella Artois
    Crispin Cider
    Euro Brew (Yanjing Beer- China, Mortiz – Barcelona, Hobgoblin Beer – UK, Holy Grail Ale – UK, St. Sylvester 3Monts , Xingu Black Beer – Brazil)


    Patron Tequila
    Boutique Sake
    Ventura Limoncello
    RND Vodka
    PAMA / Hpnotiq/Harmonie Liqueur
    Medina Brand Spirits
    VnC Cocktails


    Mastro’s Steakhouse
    Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolatier
    Fresh Brothers Pizza
    The Hummus Bar
    Randy’s Brownies & Desserts
    Kind Bar
    Chef Alejandra Schrader
    Pacific Cheesecake Company
    Kira’s Kiss Desserts
    Z Confections
    Jinky’s Cafe
    Got Kosher? (Sun)
    Gladstone’s by SBE
    Gamela Brazilian Grill
    Sweet Arleen’s
    Maria’s Italian Kitchen (Sat)
    Academia Barilla
    Nothing Bundt Cakes Thousand Oaks
    Frankie’s Biscotti
    Stone Oven
    Tony’s Original New York Pizza
    GG’s Gourmet Toffee
    OM Snacks
    Normandie Bakery
    La Cuisine with Chef Josette
    SaraJ Pastries
    Koutoubia Restaurant & Bar
    Cabot Cheese
    Toast Cafe
    Bella Cafe – Chef Denise Portillo
    Pastry Solutions – Chef Carlos Enriquez
    Nan’s Gourmet Foods
    Dragon Oven pizza
    Black Diamond Catering
    Vivoli Academy of Culinary Arts


    Digital Satellite Zone
    Valley Fight Shop
    EcoWrist West
    Danmer Custom Shutters
    Gourmet Blends
    Bazaar Boutique
    Royal Rep Realty
    Solar Universe
    Calabasas Smiles


    ABM Cosmetic & Laser Services
    Maddy’s Market
    Mercedes-Benz of Calabasas
    O.N.E. Coconut Water
    The Engraved Letter
    Cascal Soda
    Arthur Murray Dance Studio
    Monster Energy
    Activate Drinks
    Knott’s Berry Farm
    Coca Cola
    Carter Fitness
    Honest Tea
    STAR Fine Foods
    Kilroy Realty Corporation

California Fig Advisory Board Fig Fest 2012 Saturday, August 11th at 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM  Fresno State (Ag East Lawn)


Savor gourmet food samples from the Central San Joaquin Valley culinary leaders. Enjoy fresh and dried California Figs, delicious recipes and more at the 9th annual Fig Fest!

Also the festival will have a Wine Tasting! Includes Commemorative Fig Fest Wine Glass.
Free Fig recipe book: here

21 years and older, valid ID’s checked at the gate.

Outside Lands – August 10-12 in San Francisco, California


A massive assault to the senses, food, music and drink. The city by the bay will host this no miss event which will feature an insane lineup of performers that ranges from Stevie Wonder to Die Antwoord.

The festival’s food event is called Taste of the Bay Area, and will feature bites from more than two dozen new vendors. Dine on filet mignon and portobello mushroom sliders at Up & Under, fried-rice balls and chicken wings at Nombe, and the Thai Young coconut water at Juice to You.


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