Festivals in Ramona

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Food lovers rejoice: rather than traverse the town in search of a variety of cuisine, they can save time and shoe leather by attending the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The second annual culinary extravaganza—sporting a Hawaiian theme this year—features mouth-watering platefuls from food trucks such as Crepes Bonaparte, Dang Brother Pizza, and Hoangie's Bahn Mi, dished out alongside pours from Hess Brewing and California Fruit Wine. While adults enjoy of-age libations, youngsters can partake of activities including pony rides and face painting. Live music and DJ performances underscore each sip, swirl, and perfectly tuned bite.

215 East Felicita Avenue
Escondido,
CA
US

Chopped! judge Aarón Sánchez stirs carne asada in a crackling skillet. Food Network star Ingrid Hoffman discusses Latin food trends. This scene plays out right in front of adoring fans, and they didn't even have to sneak into their homes to see it. Instead, they've come to the four-day 2013 Latin Food Fest, which gathers these and scores of other chef personalities—including TV host Daisy Martinez and Baja culinary icon Misión 19 owner Javier Plascencia—for a celebration of Latin-American, Caribbean, and Spanish cuisines. Here, cooking demonstrations elucidate the method behind recipes while panel discussions delve into the history and trends of Latin food and drink. Chef-curated food samples, cookbook signings, and meals, such as Aarón Sánchez's Chefs' Night Out dinner, bring audiences face-to-face with many personalities' culinary techniques. In the world of drink, a sommelier showdown challenges experts to find the best pairings for their wines and then fire the corks at each other for points.

The Taste of Latin Food Fest will showcase more than 60 regional restaurants, wineries and chefs, establishments which will pair tapas-sized food samples with sips of unique Latin beers, wines, and spirits. Throughout the festival, dedicated pavilions focus on specific topics—ranging from a ceviche and tequila bar to an olive oil tasting tent to our Flavors of Baja Pavilion and even a BevMo! Lounge where staff hold blind tastings of mezcal and rum. In addition to the tastings, the festival also delights other senses with live music, an art show, and a silent auction for culinary supplies and memorabilia.

500 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego,
CA
US

The Great Urban Race is a one-day event pitting teams of two against one another in a race combining physical challenges, scavenger hunts, and puzzles. Up to 700 twosomes will traverse 4 to 8 miles of Toronto terrain on foot and by public transportation as they solve 12 challenging clues in a fun quest to reach the finish line first. Sample clues and challenges from past Great Urban Races include charades, bubble-gum chewing, pig Latin deciphering, bicycle races, and word scrambles, making this race ideal for competitive eaters and cryptographers alike. Teams are encouraged to dress up in matching outfits, and prizes will be awarded for best costume. Prizes are also given for race results, with $300 going to first place, $200 to second place, and $100 to third place. The top 25 teams will qualify for the National Championship in New Orleans in November, with the top three teams receiving free entry. Each participant gets a T-shirt and postrace refreshments of fruit, granola bars, and a run through a Perrier sprinkler. Read over the rules and FAQs for more information.

3125 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego,
CA
US

To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego,
CA
US

With more than 100,000 square feet of self-expression-expanding activities designed to stimulate malleable minds, your child will leave exhausted enough to play the quiet game for the whole drive home and most of the next day. Roll in goops of non-toxic gunk akin to a Nickelodeon bath at the Messy Zone, taste edible plants and spy friendly bugs at the Green Thumb Stop, or pet bulldozers and fire trucks at the vehicle petting zoo known as Touch a Truck.

2690 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego,
CA
US

Kobey's Swap Meet started in 1976 at the Midway drive-in with only 13 sellers & 200 Shoppers, In 1980 Kobey's moved to its current location and it became a San Diego shopping destination with over 1000 sellers weekly & over 25,000 shoppers each weekend. Kobey's is open every Friday - Saturday - Sunday from 7am - 3pm !!

3500 Sports Arena Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US