3 food festivals to check out this weekend in the Valley

Posted at 12:23 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 15:23:38-04

Are you still in need of plans for the weekend?

The good news is there are still a few food festivals left before the summer heat wave takes over the Valley of the Sun.  There are three events going on this weekend.

Scroll down to learn a bit more about them. View here  15 things to do this weekend around the Valley


If you have a sweet tooth, this may be the festival to check out. More than a dozen bakers, chocolatiers, and candy makers will put their best work on display at the Peoria Sports Complex. There will be free and paid samples, demos, classes, food trucks and a kids area. 

Some of the companies on display include Oh So Good Mini Donuts, Cake Doll, Sugar Plum Froyo, Color Me Frosted and Positively Frosted.

Adult admission is $24-$45 and child admission is $11-$25. The festival runs Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. VIP ticket holders will be let in at 9 a.m. Visit for more information.



More than 50 local and boutique distillers will put their talents on display at the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival. Attendees will be able to sip and sample their way through different cocktails and talk to the makers behind these craft spirits. There will also be demonstrations, local food fare and games.

The festival takes place Saturday, April 29 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. in downtown Ocotillo. You do have to be at least 21 to attend. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP is $60. Visit for more information.



In its inaugural year, the Nirvana food festival at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa brings together more than 40 of Arizona's local chefs, including Justin Beckett (Beckett's Table), Stephen Jones (Larder + Delta), and Gio Osso (Virtu, Nico's Heirloom Kitchen), along with celebrity chefs for special tastings and dinners.

Depending on the event, tickets varied between $85 - $300+. According to the website, all events have sold out. Visit for more information.