Sunday, April 02, 2006

More Food Festivals

My last post inspired me to research more food festivals in Southern CA in case the book was missing some important ones. I love an excuse to travel and what better reason to travel then a festival for FOOD?

Note: some festivals listed below are not entirely devoted to food but I listed them because there is a specific genre of food served at the festival.


5th Annual “Taste for the Cure” (Newport Beach)

Taste of Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach)

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair and Parade (San Diego)


State Chili Cook-off (Newport Beach)

Fiesta Hermosa (Hermosa Beach)
Beer and Wine garden.

Pasadena Summer Fest (Pasadena)
featuring A Taste of Summer.

Taste of Fullerton (Fullerton)

8th Annual Doheny Blues Festival (Dana Point)
International Foods.

International Festival (Aliso Viejo)

San Bernadino California State Annual Chili CookOff


Irish Faire and Music Festival (Orange County)

Gourd Festival (Fallbrook)

Mariachi USA (Hollywood Bowl, LA)

Lions Club Fish Fry (Costa Mesa)

South Coast Plaza Summer Food & Wine Festival (Costa Mesa)

Manhattan Wine Auction (Manhattan Beach)

Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off (Ocean Beach)


Latin American Festival (Old Town, San Diego)

Salsa Festival (Oxnard)

Lotus Festival (LA)


Taste of Main Street (Encinitas):

Tofu Fest (LA)

Nisei Week Japanese Festival (LA)

La Habra Corn Festival (La Habra)

San Clemente Street Faire and Fiesta (San Clemente)

Chinese Food Festival (LA)


Taste of Newport (Newport Beach)

Brazilian Street Carnaval (Long Beach)

Tofu Fest (LA)

International Street Fair (Orange County)

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual County BBQ (San Juan Capistrano)

A Taste of Old Pasadena (Pasadena)

American Wine and Food Festival (LA)


Pumpkin Festival (Calabasas)
Mid month.
818/ 224-3671

Celebrate the Craft (La Jolla)

11th annual Persian Festival of Autumn (Mehregan) (Costa Mesa)

Food, Wine & Micro-Brew Fest (Costa Mesa)

Japanese Food Festival (Los Angeles)


Tamale Festival (Los Angeles)


Holtville Carrot Festival

Let me know if I'm missing any Southern CA food events/festivals and if you attend any of the events I've posted. Thanks!


Gourmetish said...

Does anyone know why my sidebar isn't showing up until a few posts into my site? It just started doing that today. Please help!

FireFlyFiftyFive said...

I had that happen to me too - in my case I think it was a .bmp picture. I used a .jpg version instead. For you it might be the long link for Celebrate the Craft.

Thanks for all the fests - looking for some local ones. Do you have the OB chili cookoff?