February In Phoenix Is A Foodie’s Delight

New Venue, More Vendors: Third Annual PHX Vegan Food Festival

Photo by Reg Madison Photography

In its third consecutive year, the PHX Vegan Food Festival returns to the Valley Saturday, February 24, from 11am to 5pm. To accommodate growing crowds and vendor demand, the event is moving from its original space to a much larger venue, Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 North 3rd Street in Downtown Phoenix

The outdoor, family-friendly festival will showcase nearly 100 of the state’s most beloved vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, food trucks and vendors, as well as some out of town favorites. Restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and food and beverage artisans will be selling their delicious creations. In addition, area vendors will be showcasing and selling their vegan-friendly offerings, including household products, body care items, clothing and accessories. Highlights include Cafe Lalibela, Even Stevens, Freak Brothers Pizza, Hummus Express, Pho King Food Truck, Local Lunch Box, Simons Hot Dogs, Mi Vegana Madre, Southern Fried Vegan and Pomegranate Cafe, to name a few. There will also be cooking demonstrations and presentations by chefs and industry experts, including local chefs Jason Wyrick and Madelyn Pryor of The Vegan Taste.

Event activities include a kids’ zone spearheaded by Free Arts of Arizona, plus The Listening Room Phoenix will showcase a full day of live and local music on three stages. Several no-host bars will be located throughout the event.

General admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes access to the event vendors, entertainment and demos, as well as one alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage token. VIP admission is $50. Additional food items, beverages and products are available for purchase. Kids 12 and under are free. The event is presented by Davisson Entertainment.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.phxveganfest.com.

Celebration, Connection, Discovery: Fall Fest Celebrates All Things Arizona

The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona.

While the name of this local festival is changing, the event will still offer the same great local offerings and entertainment but with an even broader statewide representation.

“We’re expecting a few dozen businesses and organizations from outside of the Phoenix area to join us for this year’s festival, more than what we’ve had in the past,” said Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director of Local First Arizona. “We realized that our annual festival has grown into a true representation of some of the best things that the entire state of Arizona has to offer, and so we wanted the name to reflect that evolution.”

The Arizona Fall Fest is the only large-scale festival to feature exclusively Arizona-owned businesses and organizations. The Arizona Fall Fest will highlight the best of Arizona:

  • More than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses
  • Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs and food trucks
  • The Hensley Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer and spirits
  • Live entertainment on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state
  • Games and entertainment in the Sports Zone with several of Arizona’s professional sports teams
  • The official ‘Kid Zone’ (new this year) made possible by Sprouts, featuring crafts, games and activities for kids and families

“The Arizona Fall Fest is all about celebration, connection, and discovery,” said Lanning. “We want localists of all ages to join us to connect with their favorite local businesses and find new favorites as well. We want Arizonans to feel connected to the local businesses in their communities, and we want local businesses to feel supported by their neighbors. Because when local businesses prosper, communities thrive.”

The 2017 Arizona Fall Fest is made possible through support from SRP and Pride Group. The event is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, and is free to attend. Tickets for food sampling and activities will be available for purchase. Vendors will be selling products and services.

To learn more about Local First Arizona, visit www.localfirstaz.com.

Taste All That Arizona Has To Offer

Arizona Fall Fest is November 4

The Arizona Fall Fest, a free and family-friendly celebration of all things uniquely Arizona, will be hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Saturday, November 4, from 10am–4pm. Formerly known as the Certified Local Fall Festival, this will be the 13th annual festival hosted by Local First Arizona.

While the name of this beloved local festival is changing, the event will still offer the same great local offerings and entertainment but with an even broader statewide representation.

“We’re expecting a few dozen businesses and organizations from outside of the Phoenix area to join us for this year’s festival, more than what we’ve had in the past,” said Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director of Local First Arizona. “We realized that our annual festival has grown into a true representation of some of the best things that the entire state of Arizona has to offer, and so we wanted the name to reflect that evolution.”

The Arizona Fall Fest is the only large-scale festival to feature exclusively Arizona-owned businesses and organizations. The Arizona Fall Fest will highlight the best of Arizona, including:

  • More than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses
  • Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs and food trucks
  • The Hensley Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer and spirits
  • Live entertainment on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state
  • Games and entertainment in the Sports Zone with several of Arizona’s professional sports teams
  • The official ‘Kid Zone’ (new this year) made possible by Sprouts, featuring crafts, games and activities for kids and families

“The Arizona Fall Fest is all about celebration, connection, and discovery,” said Lanning. “We want Localists of all ages to join us to connect with their favorite local businesses and find new favorites as well. We want Arizonans to feel connected to the local businesses in their communities, and we want local businesses to feel supported by their neighbors. Because when local businesses prosper, communities thrive.”

The 2017 Arizona Fall Fest is made possible through support from SRP and Pride Group. The event is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, and is free to attend. Tickets for food sampling and activities will be available for purchase. Vendors will be selling products and services.

More information can be found at www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival.

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