18 Fall Food Festivals in Metro Phoenix
It's safe. You can come out now. It's September. And while temperatures may still hover uncomfortably for a bit, we feel fall in the air -- and that means outdoor festivals with lots to eat and drink. So get out your calendar (or your smart phone) and jot down the dates for these must-do events. And keep an eye out for our Oktoberfest round-up, coming soon.
Kathleen Vanesian Samosas at last year's Discover India festival.
Corks and Cactus
When: September 28-29 (Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 1-5pm)
Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
How much: general admission $50, members $40
What to eat / drink: 40 different wines each day plus gourmet dishes catered by Fabulous Foods
Roosevelt Row's First-Ever Chile Pepper Festival
When: September 29, 4 to 11 pm
Where: A.R.T.S. Project #1 (408 East Roosevelt Street)
How much: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Buy tickets here.
What to eat: Featuring green chile dishes, chile roasting, a salsa showdown and beer and margaritas to wash it down.
Greek Festival of Chandler
When: September 28-30 (Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11-10pm, Sunday 11-5pm)
Where: St. Katherine Greek Church, 2716 North Dobson Rd, Chandler
How much: $3
What to eat / drink: saganaki, souvlaki, gyro, dolmathes and pastries including baklava sundaes
Arizona Honey Festival
When: Sept 29-30 (11am-4pm)
Where: The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, 35361 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree
How much: free
What to eat / drink: cookies, fry bread, cocktails and shrimp are just a few of the items prepared with honey that will be available during tastings and demonstrations at this event hosted by El Pedregal with guest chefs from throughout the southwest