SUMMARY: In an effort to ensure their loyal customers are well advised about the local foodie events in Santa Barbara, Vanilla From Tahiti decided to research the top five Santa Barbara culinary events based on popularity in the community and overall value to our loyal chefs. Below are the top 5 Santa Barbara Culinary Events of 2012: Epicure.sb, The California Avocado Festival, The 3rd Annual Taste of Hope, The Harbor & Seafood Festival, The California Lemon Festival.
This event is Santa Barbara's premier culinary event that lasts 31 days, and brings the community together to celebrate the culinary arts. The 2012 Epicure.sb kicks off on Sept. 29 with the SOL Food Festival in Plaza Vera Cruz Park. It continues for 31 days with an awe-inspiring lineup of over 80 fabulous food-related events. LIKE them on Facebook.
2. The California Avocado Festival
The Annual Avocado Festival began in 1986 and now receives 100,000 visitors annually. From staples like guacamole dip and avocado burgers to more innovative dishes like avocado ice cream and avocado sweet pie, this festival is an avocado lovers' dream come true. LIKE them on Facebook.
3. The Harbor & Seafood Festival
This Santa Barbara festival is timed to coincide with and celebrate the opening of the commercial lobster season which begins in early October. It showcases a variety of delectable, regional seafood dishes and specialties. Local fishermen cast their lines and nets and bring their catch directly to the pier, where you can hand-pick your meal and watch as local chefs prepare it however you wish. LIKE them on Facebook.
4. The 3rd Annual Taste of Hope
Over 30 vendors, breweries, wineries and gourmet food purveyors gather together to offer their delectable samplings at this Santa Barbara Food Festival. Live music sets the backdrop and there is also a silent auction.
5. The California Lemon Festival
You’ll find amazing food, a family atmosphere and a wide variety of entertainment activities at this anticipated culinary event in the Goleta Valley. There's also a car show (the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show.) You can enjoy pie-eating contests, arts and crafts vendors, and of course, a wide variety of lemon-themed delicacies.
From vanilla extract to gourmet food and drink, Santa Barbara has a culinary festival or event to satisfy every taste. Next time you visit the Santa Barbara area, be sure to check out these five Santa Barbara culinary events.
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