Regional food events this fall: food trucks, beer and wine tastings, and more

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 - 8:22 pm

Thursday

Garcia Park: Food Truck Expo. Live entertainment every third Thursday. 5-9 p.m. 7654 Sacramento Road, Sacramento. (916) 808-8545.

Friday

The Kids are Y Tasting and Benefit Auction. Food and wine tastings, silent and live auctions. $45. Proceeds help local children attend YMCA programs and activities. 6-9 p.m. at Masonic Temple, 1123 J St., Sacramento. (916) 452-9622, ext. 103. www.ymcasuperiorcal.org.

Saturday

Sactoberfest. A one-day celebration fashioned after Germany’s Oktoberfest. This is a 21-and-over-only event. $25 general, $35 premium and $75 VIP. Noon-10 p.m. 951 Riverfront St., West Sacramento. (916) 849-7625. sactoberfest.com.

Whole Lotta Brews Going On. Beer and wine tastings from around the region along with food samplings. Live music and silent auction. $25 advance, $30 at door. 6-9 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 270 Palladio Drive, Folsom. (916) 361-8684, ext. 281.

African Cultural Festival. $5 general, children 12 and younger free. Proceeds go to charity causes locally and in Africa. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 20). Placer County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville. (916) 222-5868. www.african culturalfestival.org.

Oct. 23

Food Truck Mania at Tahoe Park. Every fourth Wednesday of month. 5-9 p.m. Tahoe Park, 59th Street and 11th Avenue, Sacramento.

Oct. 26

Albie Ribbin’s BBQ Cook-Off. More than a dozen teams will compete. Silent auction and raffle. $20 general, $12 children. Proceeds benefit the Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation. Noon-6 p.m. Hilltop Tavern, 4757 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 456-2843. www.albieaware.org.

Nov. 2

“Toast of the Town.” Dinner, wine tasting, art show. $50. 4-6 p.m. Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin. (916) 390-2648.

Nov. 6

Elk Grove Food Truck Mania. Every first Wednesday of the month, 5-9 p.m. Old Town Elk Grove, Elk Grove Boulevard and Railroad Street, Elk Grove.

Nov. 14

Chenin Blanc & Petite Sirah Consumer Tasting. Wines from all regions, local artisan foods, and live music. $35 advance, $55 at door. 6-9 p.m. Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave., Clarksburg. (916) 744-1615. www.oldsugarmill.com.

Nov. 22

Mountain Mandarin Festival. Auburn. See Page 26.



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