Fall Food and Drink Festivals Phoenix 2018

Fall is around the corner, and you know what that means - Food and Drink Festivals galore! Phoenix and the Valley are absolutely thriving, and it’s so exciting to see what’s coming up in the near future. See below for my picks on Food and Drink Festivals in Phoenix 2018!


Arizona is for Taco Lovers! The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest comes to Downtown Chandler on September 15, 2018. Activities range from watching lucha wrestling, listening to live music, and drinking margaritas and beer, all while tasting tacos from 20 local restaurants. Tickets are $10 online and kids 12 and under get free admission. VIP tickets are $100.  (Tequila tickets are sold separately.) For 20% off GA tickets, use code "sheforksphx" at checkout!

SanTan Oktoberfest

Grab a stein on September 29th, 2018 when Munich returns to Downtown Chandler at the 11th Annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest. Are you ready to fulfill all your Oktoberfest needs?  There will be bratwurst, pretzels, polka music, wiener dog races and SanTan’s Oktoberfest Lager. GA Admission is $12, VIP is $125. For 20% off GA tickets, use code "sheforksphx" at checkout!

DTPHX Oktoberfest

The first ever, Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest comes to Cityscape on October 6th, 2018. Lace up your lederhosen and get ready to polka dance, stein hold, and eat pretzels and brats. Admission is $10 online, $15 at the gate. For 20% off GA tickets, use code "sheforksphx" at checkout!


On October 11, 2018, the 12th Annual Taste of the Biltmore will be hosting 30+ local restaurants! It's not just an upscale block party - it is also the "unofficial" kick-off to AZ charity season. Ticket sales will go to the charities, Feeding Matters and United Cerebral Palsy.  Tickets are currently $75.

Best of Phoenix Afare

The 19th Annual Best of Phoenix A'fare comes to the The Van Buren on October 13th, 2018! Enjoy cuisine from 40+ of the Valley's restaurants, along with wine, cocktails, beer, and great entertainment. It will be a night that combines dining, drinking, as well as the color and culture that makes Phoenix beautiful. This year's event will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. GA tickets are $40, VIP $60. Use code: "SHEFORKS" for access to presale tickets! 

Gelato Festival

Get an All-Access Pass to the all-you-can-eat Gelato Festival at Kierland Commons on October 20th-21st, 2018. Attend the Gelato school with award-winning gelato artisans, participate in the Gelato Eating Contest, or simply eat as much gelato as you can muster! Admission is $25 online and $30 at the gate for adults, with a discounted rate for seniors and kids.


NovemBEER is a celebration of beer! What started as small weekly beer tastings, has transformed into a full-fledged festival featuring over 50 breweries, food, and entertainment. On November 10th, 2018, choose from over 100 beer options - this is a must-have beer event this fall!  Online tickets are $25-$45.

Harvest Festival

It’s never too early to get your holiday shopping done! Attend the Arizona Harvest Fest & Open Air Market on November 11, 2018 at Downtown Chandler. There will be 100 merchants, a farmer’s market sporting local produce, artisan gourmet foods, holiday items, and much more. Adults can enjoy a seasonal beer garden while kids enjoy a multitude of activities such as a pumpkin toss and pumpkin pageant. Admission is FREE.

Pizza Festival

Pizza lovers unite! 15 elite pizza markets will be providing slices, half pies, full pies, etc. at the Phoenix Pizza Festival on November 17, 2018. There will be live bands, lawn games, desserts, kid’s zone, and more. Tickets benefit Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and are $10 online, $12 at the gate.  (Kids 5 and under are free.)

Donut Festival

The very first Downtown Donut Festival comes to Margaret T. Hance Park on November 18th, 2018. Indulge in delicious donuts from 20+ local shops while enjoying music under the beautiful Arizona sunshine.  In addition to awesome lawn games, the kid’s zone will feature a crafting area and bounce house. Tickets are $8 each.