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Scottsdale Culinary Festival
April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The 2.5-acre Scottsdale Culinary Festival grounds will feature eleven themed zones jam packed with interactive experiences to taste, sip and celebrate the Arizona food culture. Access to all zone activity is included in the general admission ticket pricing, with the exception of the VIP zone and the Beer Garden.
Hosted by Four Peaks Brewing Co., the Beer Garden will feature 200 specialty beers from local and national craft breweries, food from local restaurants and beer games. In the Culinary Experience Tent education is the focus with a sensory food pairing demo, chocolate making demo, and food photography seminar. Or, take a break from the food and enjoy live entertainment on three stage. For the kiddos – fun abounds in the Family Zone where kiddos will enjoy face painting, bouncy houses, carnival games, a magician, crafts and more.
On Saturday in the Virginia Piper Theatre, take a break from the festival to watch the preliminary rounds of the second annual Teen Cook Off where local culinary arts students will compete for great prizes and bragging rights. Then, return to the festival on Sunday for the final competition round!
New to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival in 2017 is the Local Lounge presented by Hensley Beverage Co., showcasing local wineries, spirits, and craft beer from around the state of Arizona. Sip and sample the best that the Valley of the Sun has to offer in wines, spirits, and cuisine while being entertained by local musicians and artists.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival Quick Facts
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017, noon – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2017, noon – 6 p.m.
Price Points: $12 General Admission – Presale online
$15 General Admission – Day of
Kids 12 and under are free
$42 Beer Garden – Presale online
$45 Beer Garden – Day of
Beer Garden includes GA to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival + a souvenir tasting mug and 20, 4 oz beer samples
$150 Saturday VIP Admission
$125 Sunday VIP Admission
VIP admission includes a meet and greet with celebrity chefs, exclusive demo seating, and unlimited food & wine tastings inside the VIP tent, while supplies last
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E Second Street, AZ 85251
All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote the arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area, via annual fundraisers such as the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. Since 2002, the League has contributed more than $4 million to numerous organizations such as Ballet Arizona, Childsplay, and Free Arts of Arizona.