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Nom On: The Best Food and Drink Festivals in Los Angeles This Fall

Goodbye music festival season, and hello food festival season. From tacos and tequila to paella and wine, these are the Los Angeles events foodies won’t want to miss this fall.

By / August 29, 2018

Terranea Celebration of Food and Wine

September 7 — 9

Terranea Resort

Class up your weekend plans with this three-day festival. Tickets are available both in packages and a la carte to events including a coastal picnic, wine-fueled golf putting, and grand tasting.

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Long Beach Lobster Festival

September 7 — 9

Rainbow Lagoon Park

From lobster steamed in the world’s largest cooker to lobster-on-a-stick, this festival has everything for seafood lovers — including lobster flown in overnight from Maine.

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9th Annual LA Food Fest

Santa Anita Park

The original LA Food Fest returns for its ninth annual event in Arcadia’s Santa Anita Park, where a single ticket includes all drinks, entertainment, and samples from more than 100 vendors.

$59 - $101 / RSVP

Los Angeles Taco Takeover

La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes

Thrillist’s Cuervo Tradicional Taco Takeover and Cocktail Competition is coming to Los Angeles, and bringing tequila cocktails, taco tastings, and a chance to cast your vote for your favorites.

$56 - $86 / RSVP

Tacos and Beer Fest

Pershing Square

Forget peanut butter and jelly — our new favorite food pairing is tacos and beer, and this festival brings the best of both to Pershing Square with music, games, piñatas, and a costume contest.

$23 - $123 / RSVP

California Vegetarian Food Festival 2018

Raleigh Studios Hollywood

Eat your veggies at this plant-based and cruelty-free vegetarian food festival featuring samples, meals for purchase, environmental and animal information tables, interactive activities, and more.

$0 - $81 / RSVP

4th Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival

Santa Monica Pier

Head to the Santa Monica Pier for the 4th annual Off the Hook seafood festival, to benefit the Surfrider Foundation and to raise awareness for the sustainable seafood movement.

$55 - $834 / RSVP
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2018 LA Beer Fest

Los Angeles Center Studios

Come for the lineup of more than 200 beers and stay for the food trucks, live music, and charitable donation.

$48 - $85 / RSVP

International Paella, Wine, and Beer Festival

Pershing Square Downtown

Ole! Come out to this 4th annual festival for live music from Gipsy Kings by André Reyes and the legendary unlimited paella, wine, and sangria tasting.

$53 - $187 / RSVP

Los Angeles Westside Food and Wine Festival

Courtyard by Marriott LA Westside

This festival is a win, win — attendees can sample from food, wine, beer, and spirit vendors while helping raise money for The Westside Food Bank.

$65 - $87 / RSVP

Burbank Beer Festival

Downtown Burbank

As part of Downtown Burbank’s Fall Street Fair, this event will feature more than 85 craft beers on tap, live music and entertainment, and two different sessions to choose from.

$13 - $50 / RSVP

Oktoberfest DTLA

Pershing Square

This fall, the celebration of German culture returns to Pershing Square with sausages, pretzels, live music, dancing, and the #1 Oktoberfest Beer in the World.

$7 - $71 / RSVP

EastSide Food Festival

Mack Sennett Studios

The EastSide Food Festival returns for a five-year anniversary featuring samples, demonstrations, and discussions celebrating the food and culture of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Highland Park, and more.

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Nile Cappello is obsessed with: words, cotton candy, Southern California and eating her way across the world. She’s an online and offline over-sharer, screenwriter, only child and total klutz. She’s an expert in LA coffee shops, iced tea varieties and uncovering compelling and unique true stories.

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