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Three Food Festivals Laying the Table in April

April 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM | by | ()

After a long winter it’s finally time to come out of hibernation, and there’s no better way to celebrate the season and warmer weather than with a little food and a little wine. April is packed with food festivals for the next few weekends, so now’s the time to cancel those plans with the family and head out on your own getaway. Here’s three spots worth checking out.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine – April 10 – 13

If you’re not already in California you have until tomorrow to get there, as the events surrounding Pebble Beach Food & Wine kick off tomorrow and run throughout the weekend. Expect celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, plenty of sips and samples, and of course event after event tailored to your food favorites. Most of the cooking demonstrations start at around $100, and things go up from there.

Plenty of tickets are still available on what they call an “a la carte”—ha—basis, but you can also go all in an order a package of events. Things start off at around $1,000 for their magnum set of events, and things get pricier as you select from the jeroboam or imperial options.

The Philly Farm and Food Fest – April 13

Things might not be as fancy pants as they are over in Pebble Beach, but that doesn’t mean things in Philadelphia aren’t worth checking out. Over 100 local vendors, farmers, foodies, artisans, and farm-to-table chefs will all be hanging out to share their secrets and selections. Advance tickets will start at $20 per person, as the masses gather at Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex between 11am and 4pm.

Cooking demonstrations, a libations lounge, and everything in between is scheduled to keep you entertained and to fill you foodie fix. From bakeries and orchards to farms and creameries, it sounds like a farmer’s market on steroids and its 'll under one roof.

Austin Food & Wine Festival – April 25 – 27

Ending the month in Austin is probably your best option, and that’s all thanks to the Austin Food & Wine Festival doing its thing in and around town. Tickets start at $250 for the festival’s “Taste Pass,” and that will get you access to plenty of sips and samples. Things include access to over 40 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as some of the weekend offerings during the grand tastings.

Organizers have thrown together a nice interactive calendar to help you determine where you need to be and when, so you’ll be able to check out plenty of chefs, conversations, and cooking. For a little extra fun throw down some extra cash and take part in one—or both—of the special evening events like Rock Your Taco or Taste of Texas. We’re getting hungry just writing about this stuff.

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