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Scottsdale Culinary Festival

  • Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
    7380 E 2nd St Scottsdale, AZ
  • Phone: (480) 945-7193
  • Time: Saturday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Price: $12 online; $15 at the door. VIP and Beer Garden tickets also available.

The annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival serves up eatertainment for all tastes at this fundraising festival featuring live music on three stages, a grand tasting tour of 35 restaurants and food exhibitors representing food from around the world, and sampling of wines, beers, spirits and cocktail creations during this year’s travel-themed event.

Three stages of live music all weekend, with Berlin featuring Terri Nunn, performing Saturday night on the Stella Artois main stage.

Local and celebrity food experts to host free culinary demos on how to make sausage, chorizo and chocolate; share tips on foraging, fermented foods and simple cooking for all abilities; and showcase herbs, spices, tea and more. Featured restaurants provide bites at price points that encourage sampling across the festival grounds. Street eats enthusiasts can sample from a curated selection of top food trucks. Food judges discover and recognize the top tastes, decor and more.

Four Peaks Beer Garden with 200 specialty beers and local microbreweries, Tito’s Handmade Vodka deck, Liquid Arizona featuring hometown spirits, wines, and craft beers, a tea demonstration, Kicking Horse Coffee sampling, and chocolate and wine tastings from a curated selection of chocolatiers and Jackson Family Wines. Beverage sponsors include Four Peaks Brewing Co., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stella Artois, CORE Water and Java Monster.

Family Fun Zone provides free opportunities for learning, playing and prizes in a special alcohol-free, gated area.