18 Fall Food Festivals in Metro Phoenix
Taste. Chandler's Culinary Festival
When: October 6, 5-10pm
Where: downtown Chandler
How much: $35 general admission / $50 per couple, pre-sale ONLY
What to eat / drink: guests will be able to vote for their favorite from participating restaurants including Shimagamo, Superstition Farms, The Keg, Vintage 95, El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina, Yoli's Café, SanTan Brewing Company, Dos Gringos, AJ's Café, Coach & Willie's, Irish Republic, Pittsburgh Willie's, Paletas Betty, The Hungry Monk, Pearl Sushi.
Wynter Holden Matt Carter and friend get busy at 2010's Dine Out with the Chefs.
Dine Out with the Chefs
When: October 7, 3-5pm
Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale
How much: $65 in advance, $70 at the door, $100 VIP
What to eat/drink: creations by the baristas of Shine Coffee, drinks by mixologist Jason Asher, wines from Sam Pillsbury plus food and cooking demonstrations from 30 chefs
Greater Arizona Greek Festival
When: October 12-14 (Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm)
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center, 1973 E. Maryland Ave.
How much: $3, children 12 and under are free
What to eat / drink: gyros, kalamari, pastitsio (Greek "lasagna"), spanakopita (spinach pie), lamb roasted on a spit and handmade pastry including baklava, finikia, kourambiedes, koulourakia, kataifi, and melomakarouna to eat on site or take home.
Taste of Cave Creek
When: Oct 16-17 (5-10pm)
Where: Stagecoach Village, 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
How much: $10 per person, per day. Food tastings, $1 - $4 each
What to eat / drink: Sanderson Ford-Sanderson Lincoln Tim & Willy Cave Creek Chili Cook-Off with the International Chili Society
Arab American Festival
When: October 20, 12-9pm
Where: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road
How much: Free from noon to 4 pm; after 4, adults $5; children under 12 and 60 inches free
What to eat / drink: featuring authentic Lebanese cooking including fresh pita from Mijana