Events

18 Fall Food Festivals in Metro Phoenix

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AZ Taco Festival When: Oct 20-21, (11am-7pm -- competition both days) Where: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road Scottsdale How much: $12 admission / tastings $2 What to eat / drink: Participating bars/restaurants include Wildhorse Grille, the Four Seasons, Distrito, La Hacienda, El Hefe, Dos Gringos, Sandbar, Frank & Lupe's, Rubio's, Tonto Bar & Grill, Green New American Vegetarian, Chuck (Grayhawk's Food Truck) and Manuel's.

Taste of Greece Peoria Greek Festival When: October 26-28 (Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 11am-10 pm, Sunday 12-8pm) Where: St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 7950 W. Pinnacle Peak How much: $3 What to eat / drink: featuring fresh saganaki, moussaka, souvlaki, Greek pastries all prepared daily by church chefs and a Loukoumades eating contest

NOVEMBER

Pie Social When: November 3, 2 to 6 pm Where: 2nd Street and Roosevelt How much: Sponsored by Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row, this event offers two options: Bring two pies and get five tasting tickets, or pay $10 for five tasting tickets. What to eat: Pie baked by "celebrity" bakers competing for top honors, as well as pies baked by community members -- including you.

Peoria Beer Festival When: November 3, 6-10 pm Where: Peoria Sports Complex,16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria How much: $55 each for VIP, $30 for general admission and $25 for designated drivers What to eat / drink: distributors include Crescent Crown, Young's Market and Diamondback Wine & Spirits and restaurants include Texas Roadhouse, Johnny Fox's Public House and AJ's Fine Foods.

La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Culture When: Nov 6-7 (12-9pm) Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale How much: free What to eat / drink: Latin inspired food & drinks

ArmeniaFest When: Nov 10-11 (Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-6pm) Where: Armenian Apostolic Church, 8849 E. Cholla St., Scottsdale How much: $1 What to eat / drink: Armenian versions of Mediterranean fare

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