Upcoming Edible Events

Our online events calendar is a free service. Events should be local, or within driving distance of the Bay Area, and be relevant to our local food mission at Edible East Bay. More information: here

Upcoming Events

Throughout October
American Cheese & Charcuterie Celebration
Market Hall Foods, 5655 College Ave, Oakland and 1786 4th St, Berkeley

Stop by and explore artisan cheese and charcuterie from makers around the United States. Check website for details about tastings, maker highlights, and specials. Info: 510.250.6000/6004 or rockridgemarkethall.com

Saturdays & Sundays in October, 11am–4pm
Harvest Festival
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Come join the Harvest Fest fun including local vendors, live music, farm animals, kids’ activities, a pumpkin patch and more. Info and schedule: orchardnursery.com or 925.284.4474

Friday October 4, 6–9pm (artists opening reception) and daily October 5–27
33rd Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts
Emeryville location TBA

A gala public reception with the artists kicks off the exhibition, which features works by Emeryville-based artists and craftspeople. All works on exhibit are for sale. Free admission to exhibition and opening reception. Info: 510.652.6122 or emeryarts.org

Sunday October 6–Sunday December 15, noon–5pm (closed Mondays)
Off Menu: Contemporary Art About Food
Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

Enjoy a joyful and poignant celebration of culinary desire. Exhibit features renowned artists such as Salvador Dalí and Wayne Thiebaud along with rising talents. Cost: $5 (adults); $3 (ages 13–17). Info: bedfordgallery.org or 925.295.1436

Saturday October 19, 11am–4pm
Annual Nevada County Fiber Arts Trunk Show
Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave, Berkeley

Celebrate the local fibershed as fiber artists share beautiful handmade items available for purchase. Free admission. Rain cancels. Info: berkeleyhort.com

Sunday October 20, 11am–1 pm
Compost Happens
Pollinate Farm & Garden, 2727 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

At Compost 101, Lori Caldwell talks about how to transform your yard waste and food scraps into “gardeners’ gold.” Recycle waste while saving money and water. Cost: $40. Info and registration: pollinatefarm.com or 510.686.3493

Sunday October 20, 7–9pm
Holiday Cooking Class
The Local Butcher Shop
1600 Shattuck Ave (enter on Cedar St), Berkeley

Join the Local Butcher Shop butchers and chefs to learn how to roast a turkey and a rib roast to perfection. Class includes info on various cooking methods, and how to season, tie, and cut (or carve). Each participant goes home with a four-pound rib roast. Cost: $150. Info: thelocalbutchershop.com

Thursday October 24, 6–8pm
Party for the Planet: Sustainable Entertaining
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill

Explore ideas for zero-waste parties including the invites, decorations, food and drinks, and disposing of waste. Sample cocktails and appetizers along the way. Cost: $25. Info and registration: sustainablecoco.org

Sunday October 27
10th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire
Park Day School, Oakland

Enjoy a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets, robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming, alternative energy, bicycles, music, and local food. Info, hours, and tickets: eastbay.makerfaire.com

Sunday October 27, 11am–4pm
Chocolate & Coffee Faire
Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St, Berkeley

Artisan chocolatiers and coffee roasters offer tastings, lectures, and demos. Enjoy live music, docent tours, and a raffle to benefit the restoration of the historic Julia Morgan Berkeley City Club building. Cost: $35 adults; $25 ages 12 and under. Tickets: Search Eventbrite for “Chocolate and Coffee Faire.”

Thursday November 14, 10–11am
Houseplant 101: Winter Care
Orchard Nursery, 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Learn how to keep plants healthy and happy in cold weather while heaters are blowing. Free, but please RSVP: lauren@orchardnursery.com. Info: orchardnursery.com

Saturday November 16, noon–2:30pm & 3:30–6pm
Homestead Holiday Gift-Making Parties
Institute of Urban Homesteading, location TBA

Party 1, noon–2:30pm: Learn how to make beautiful natural body care products, including bath salts, a facial scrub, and a healing salve. Everyone takes home goodies. Party 2, 3:30–6pm: Learn to infuse vinegars, oils, and honey, and then get crafty with packaging and labels. Cost per party: $40–80 sliding scale plus $20 supply fee. Info and registration: iuhoakland.com or iuh(at)sparkybeegirl.com