Great Arizona Picnic at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival: A Recap of Yesterday, and the Food Fest Continues Today

Follow the swarms of people and parking-less streets to the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall today, for the second and final day of the Great Arizona Picnic at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

Featuring fare from more than 50 restaurants, the first day of the 'Great Arizona Picnic' took over the park, filling every nook and cranny with food and beverage tents, ticket booths, and stages for live entertainment.

In conjunction with the picnic, the Epicurean Expo has taken over the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, exhibiting specialty and high quality kitchen utilities as well as artisanal products and chef demonstrations, if you can get a seat! A great place to cool off if you can't find shade outside, this Expo provides air conditioning, a few samples and connected beverage areas like the Tiki Hideaway and 'Mix Like a Master,' where Valley bartenders show eager visitors the basics of mixology at scheduled points throughout the day.

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