April Food Events
By Ashley Bennett
It’s a classic BBQ party for the masses beginning with a pancake breakfast (no BBQ on that. Sorry!), music from KOLA 99.9 alongside live music, cars and drivers showin’ off their stuff. You get the idea.
Opens at 8am. General admission,$5. After 5pm, $8. Age 17 and under is free. Adam’s Motorsports Park, 5292 24th St., Riverside, (951) 686-3826; www.adamsmotorsportspark.com; www.bbqfestival.org.
April 18: Grape Day
Oh you know, it’s just an all-day conference for various winemakers, winery and vineyard owners, as well as anyone who might consider themselves to have an intense interest for the wine industry.
7:30am-4:30pm. South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, 34843 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, (951) 587-9463; www.wineresort.com.
April 20: 14th Annual Taste of Claremont
Claremont is a quaint little town with massive potential. Local restaurants, shops, breweries, live music, art auctions will all be present—it’s going to be an event to remember.
$65-$75. 5pm-9pm. Claremont University Consortium, 101 N. Mills Ave., Claremont; www.tasteofclaremont.com.
April 20-21: High Desert Music Festival & BBQ Showdown
This is bound to be the year’s biggest BBQ showdown, featuring a few very local contestants, live music and all that jazz.
Victorville Fairgrounds, 14800 7th St., Victorville (760) 951-2200; www.sbcfair.com.
Thurs, April 22, 18 & 25: Food Truck Thursdays
Now you can get your fix of gourmet food truck every Thursday! Trucks will vary from week to week, allowing you to get a surprise selection of different foods and tasty, fattening treats. This week’s trucks: Sno Panda, Sweet Lous Rolling BBQ, George’s Greek, Crepes Bonaparte and Piaggio.
Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
April 26: 11th Annual Vintage Redlands
I’m sure you won’t mind walking yourself through this wine, beer and food tasting event.
6pm-9pm. $30-$40. Citrograph Printing Co., 113 E. State St., Redlands, (909) 792-3901; www.vintageredlands.com.
April 26-28: Lemon Festival 2013
It’s been a solid tradition in Upland to celebrate the area’s origins in the citrus industry. Now it’s evolved into an awesome event that spreads entertainment between the art of competitions, carnival rides and plenty of citrus inspired treats.
Fri, 3pm-11pm. Sat, 10am-11pm. Sun, 10am-8pm. 392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, (909) 623-3111; www.uplandchamber.org; www.uplandlemonfestival.com.