We visit Disneyland very often but until this year, never planned a road trip during the California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. What a treat! Over spring break we took a family road trip to our favorite Southern California beach town and spent a day in Anaheim exploring everything we love about Disney. After spending hours spinning in teacups we made our way over to California Adventure to explore the food and wine festival.
The California Adventure Food & Wine Festival starts in March and goes through April 16. The culinary festival includes many activities, dining opportunities, local entertainment and creative California inspired food from a variety different vendors. The kiosks are lined up as you enter the festival and you can purchase anything from artichoke prepared three ways to garlic ice cream.
Many local vendors have treats to sample as well as culinary demonstrations and education seminars.
Easily spend the day navigating your way through the delicious food and celebrity chef demonstrations. The deviled eggs with trout and cream cheese and a mango agua fresca from “Seafood..Sustained” were my favorite of the day but everyone in my family each found something different they loved.
The street performances were fun and baby sister couldn’t get enough of watching Chip & Dale make music in the kitchen.
Festival merchandise is available to remind you of the great family memories made.
While there are many activities for adults there’s also a long list of attractions for children. Jr Chef is for children age 3 – 11 to participate in hands on cooking experiences. Younger guests can do kitchen crafts like making their own chef hat.
The festival beer garden is where you’ll find local craft brews and more food pairings.
Check out the entire California Adventure Food & Wine Festival schedule before your visit to plan the ultimate foodie day at your favorite park! What will you enjoy most?