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Best Food Festivals in Los Angeles & Orange County

Orange County

OC Night Market 

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Dates: Aug. 18-19, 2018 | Cost: Starts at $99

At the OC Night Market, you can find everything from ramen grilled cheese sandwiches to chicken skin nachos. With over 200 vendors, this festival was inspired by Asian night markets and showcases local entrepreneurs, blooming artists, and most importantly, a variety of Insta worthy FOOD. Admission is sold at the door for $5 and parking is $8, but the event is cash only. To help fill the time between meals OR if food isn't really your thing, they also have merchandise and craft vendors scattered throughout the fairgrounds. The Night Market takes place over the span of three days so there are plenty of opporitunities to check out the last OC Night Market of the year! 

Orange County Coffee Fest 

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Dates: Aug. 11th, 2018 | Cost: $5

Coffee lovers, REJOICE! Rat Park, a non-profit organization that promotes health by educating and raising awareness about substance abuse, will be hosting the event in Costa Mesa. This social recovery movement offers coffee, live music, food, vendors, raffles, and much more! Rat Park's coffee fest offers opporitunities for positive connections and joining together to support a great cause. The cost at the door is $5, but you can register online and RSVP for free for the event at eventbrite.com

The Sweets Show 

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Dates: Sept. 22-23, 2018 | Cost: $25 - $65

Come satisfy all of your sweet cravings at The Sweet Show this September at the Anaheim Convention center. The last FOUR Sweet Show events have completely sold out, so this is an event you definitely won't want to miss. For $25 per day, you can see what all the hype is about surrounding the biggest baking and pastry convention on the West Coast. Kids are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend the event with discounted tickets at $12.00 for child admission. This years special guests include famed pastry chef Duff Goldman and Rachel Fong from Kawaii Sweet World. This event is guaranteed to sweeten up your weekend so make sure to get your ticket before they sell out. 

The Taste 2018 - Costa Mesa

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Dates: Oct. 19-21, 2018 | Cost: $80 - $100

Hosted by The Los Angeles Times and The MET in Costa Mesa, this event features culinary pop-ups, local restaurants, and a variety of wine and spirits. This event is 21+ and the early bird tickets start at $80. Early  bird admission is only available until July 22nd and admission will rise to $100 starting July 23rd. With admission, guests will receive unlimited food, drink, and and access to all stage activities. With unlimited access to some of Southern California's finest culinary creations, the experience itself is definitely worth the price. Cheers to an open bar! 

Los Angeles

Matcha Fest

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Dates: Aug. 25-26, 2018 | Cost: $15 - $40

Saint Matcha will be hosting their very first Matcha Fest in LA. They have already expanded the dates of this festival from one day to two due to increasing popularity. With admission tickets starting at just $15, there is no wonder there was such high interest. The trendy green treat will be mixed in to pastries, ice cream, pies and donuts! Saint Matcha will be bringing you some of your favorite Los Angeles matcha vendors including The Dirty Cookie, The Pie Hole, and Somi Somi Ice Cream. With over 20 vendors a day, DJs, and raffle opporitunities, there will be so matcha to do!

Brunch Con LA

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Dates: Aug. 5, 2018 | Cost: $45 - $85

Ladies and Gentleman, this is the festival we have all been waiting for. Brunch Con LA is back for their third year to make all of your boozy brunch dreams come true. This 21+ event offers an open bar, mimosa pong, over thirty vendors, and plenty of brunch bites to feed your drunchies. You have the option of attending the morning or afternoon sessions depending on your preference. Brunch Con is the perfect excuse to grab your friends and enjoy the ultimate brunch experience. Make sure to get your tickets before it's too late! Bring on the Mimosas and Bloody Marys! 

Mac & Cheese Beerfest

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Dates: July 7, 2018 | Cost: $35 - $50

Indulge yourself this Saturday with good friends, great beer, and even better mac and cheese at LA's Mac and Cheese Beerfest. Now is your chance to have two of your favorite things in one place!  Hosted by Rock Star Beer Festivals, this event is spread across three floors of the Globe Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets include unlimited samples of over 60 craft beers and vendors are offering intricate, mouthwatering mac and cheese dishes ranging from $3-$5. They even have plant based and gluten free vendors to cater to all dietary restrictions. You can purchase the VIP Admission ticket for $50 allowing you access to the venue an hour early. Judging by previous events hosted by Rock Star Festivals, you won't want to miss out on this one day phenomenon! 

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