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
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ