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15th Annual Tamal Festival
The Festival celebrates the rich tastes, smells and variation of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico. This unique event provides organizations & individuals with an opportunity to fundraise as Vendors. Highlights include a tamale contest, live local entertainment, vood and artisan vendors, and family activities.
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Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
2019 Slider Throwdown Returns to Kierland Commons November 17
The family-friendly 2019 Slider Throwdown returns to the valley on Sunday, November 17 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Kierland Commons becomes home to this “battle of the burger” for the afternoon as attendees sample some of the most delicious sliders in the valley while helping the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) in their efforts to support local foster children in need. Throughout the event, local food truck vendors will compete for the title of “Best Slider.” Slider experts will judge creative slider entries from participants including Drive Wood Fired Grill, Aioli Burger, Buzz N Bee, Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Food Diva and Petrini’s on the Go. Attendees can also vote on their favorite slider. Admission is $35 and includes samples of all sliders plus three tickets for non-alcoholic drinks. A silent auction will take place during the event, with lots of exciting packages available, and music by the Josh West Trio will keep the crowd on their feet. All proceeds from the event benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF), which is dedicated to giving foster children the opportunity for “normal” childhoods and prepare them for successful adulthoods through programming and scholarships.
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Food/Tasting
Arizona Fried Chicken and Beer - Chimac Festival
Come join us for Arizona's first Fried Chicken and Beer - Chimac Festival in Downtown Phoenix. Chimac is a Korean word for the pairing of fried chicken and beer. We will have over 12 local fried chicken businesses at this Asian inspired food festival. Enjoy the delicious combo of a satisfying, crispy fried chicken with a cold beer! This food festival is about showcasing the different varieties of fried chicken from Korean fried chicken to Nashville Hot fried chicken. Discover the global popularity of fried chicken with traditional fried chicken from various cultures and creative interpretations!
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Food/Tasting
Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Wine Awards Ceremony & Reception
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, azcentral and the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa present the Grand Awards Ceremony & Reception the “Academy Awards” of Arizona wines. The evening will feature lively art displays and vibrant entertainment, paired with delicious culinary and libation sampling from local chefs and Arizona wineries. The Awards Ceremony considered the “Academy Awards” of Arizona wines, will recognize the winners from the 2019 azcentral Arizona Wine Competition.
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Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Wine Festival
The Grand Wine Festival will include wine tasting with more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring over 200 wines, making it the largest local wine festival in the state. Presented by the Arizona Wine Growers Association and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance the event will also feature live music, food vendors, local restaurants and an artisans marketplace at Kierland Commons.
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Food/Tasting,Fair/Festival
AZ Barrels Bottles and Brews
Arizona Barrels, Bottles and Brews is the only festival on Earth to feature all samples being produced exclusively in Arizona. Relax as you meander through Salt River Fields enjoying exclusive releases from Arizona breweries, perfect varietals from Arizona wineries and exemplary tastings of the finest spirits being distilled in Arizona.
www.azbottlesandbrews.com
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Children, Community Event, Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Farmers' Market, For the Family, Parents/Parenting, Social Event, Film
Az Sports Complex Food Truck Movie on the Field & More! The Lion King
Free to enter - free to park - open to the public! **Bring the whole family for a free movie on the field and more**. Fun starts at 4 ~ Kids Dance Party & Movie at dusk ~ Limited stadium seating so come early to snag a good seat, something yummy to eat & have some fun before the movie starts! Grab a blanket, chair and your family & friends and enjoy the free Bigscreen outdoor family movie, Food Truck Picnic & More featuring Disney's 2019 Live Action: The Lion King! Specialty Food Trucks, Kids Dance Party, Face Painting, Balloon Twister, Awesome music by DJ Jonny, free Chair Massages, Kids Activities & Crafts, and more! (Food & Drinks will be available for purchase, small cost for some activities, alcohol available indoors). Movie theater quality audio & video experience provided by: DJ Jonny. Brought to you by: Arizona Sports Complex | X2 Entertainment | Mystic Events & Productions. Don't worry about dinner or dessert - check out these awesome food trucks! Leyva's Tacos | Skippy's Hotdogs | culinary skul llc | Crazy Stuffed Breads | Sweet Rolls Ice Cream | Mama Lita's Soda Bar + More to be announced. Facebook link: www.facebook.com/events/2140893576213173 (For sponsorship or vendor info please email TimesTwoEvents@gmail.com)
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Food/Tasting, Signing/Readings
Barbara Hinske, Best-selling Local Author of “The Christmas Club," Joins Us for Tea
Barbara Hinske’s The Christmas Club is coming to the Hallmark Channel this November! Join us for a book signing and meet & greet with the bestselling author in our Garden, then an afternoon of tea, savories & sweets in our dining room.
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Children, Food/Tasting
Books and Bites
Fuel up with healthy food and enjoy an activity provided by the library. Meals must be eaten on-site. Birth-18. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and sponsored by Arizona Department of Education in association with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Disclaimer(s): Food Allergies - We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
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Holiday, Food/Tasting, Fair/Festival
City of Scottsdale Announces 2019 Scottsdazzle Holiday Extravaganza Event Line-up
The City of Scottsdale is pleased to announce the return of its popular holiday extravaganza, Scottsdazzle. With events happening throughout the Old Town area from Friday, November 8 through Saturday, December 21, this impressive line-up is sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Many of these seasonal events are free and family friendly and include: Canal Convergence, Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market, Holiday Sing-Along & Tree Lighting, Small Business Saturday, Sugar Plum Avenue, Canal Concert Series, Gold Palette Artwalk, Miracle of Roses Pageant, Santa Wine Around, Sweet Treat Trail, Live Nativity with Adult and Children’s Choir Performance. Throughout Scottsdazzle, a multitude of Old Town merchants and restaurants will offer holiday specials, cocktails and much more during November and December! Scottsdazzle.com will serve as a community resource and directory for these events and offers, with updates being added as new events and offers are available. For more information visit www.scottsdazzle.com.
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