Looking for beer or wine events? Do you enjoy gourmet delights or gumbo? No matter what your taste, there is sure to be a festival in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area to suit you. You can relax outdoors while snacking and sipping, or dress up to see and be seen while you sample the efforts of our best chefs. Go with an appetite and leave the calorie counting and daily point limitations at home!
Note: Almost all of our hundreds of festivals in Greater Phoenix include food and beverages, but these are the ones where the true focus of the event is sampling culinary creations.
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A festival of truck food sampling! Held at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. Usually takes place in January.
West-siders have a culinary festival to love, with West Valley restaurants participating. Instead of an admission charge and then tickets for samples, your admission allows you as many samples as you'd like. Litchfield Park. Usually takes place in February.
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild and its members invite the public to the Arizona String Beer festival, as well as to many beer sampling activities, restaurant specials and bar events around town and cities across Arizona. Usually in February.
Held at the Phoenix Art Museum, this culinary festival spotlights local artisans, farms, restaurateurs, food producers and vintners. Usually held in March.
A fun, casual, food and drink tasting event held at Rawhide. Wear your favorite western gear or dress to impress and help raise money for more than 30,000 children and teens who count on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley. Live entertainment. 21+ only. Usually takes place in March.
The Great American BBQ & Beer Festival is not just another barbecue competition. It is a family festival in the streets of downtown Chandler where you can listen to music, have fun and enjoy great food and beer. Usually takes place: Spring.
Formerly known as Forks & Corks. More than 20 of the top chefs from renowned local restaurants and resorts set up and prepare a specialty or two from their menu. Musical entertainment. An evening event, 21+ only. Scottsdale. Usually takes place: April.
Food and wine events for every level of foodie in the Valley of the Sun. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival includes the Great Arizona Picnic, wine dinners, chef events, specialty beverage events, and food competitions between both local and nationally acclaimed chefs. Usually takes place: April.
The Great Arizona Picnic and the Southwest Festival of Beers happen on the same days and at the same location. These are two of the featured events of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Sunshine, wonderful food, great beers, and hot music are the trademarks of the Great Arizona Picnic and Southwest Festival of Beers. Usually takes place: April.