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Fork Fest Santa Barbara

August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Fork Fest is Santa Barbara’s only foodie fork off and parking lot party! The annual Fork Fest will be held August 18, 2018 at the Canon Perdido parking lot near the Presidio at 1:00pm. We will be unveiling the participants over the next few weeks but you can expect a blend of the finest restaurants, craft brewers, wineries and craft spirits to tantalize your taste buds. Add in some groovin’ tunes from We the Beat, games and more and you’re guaranteed a lot of forking around to be had by all.

How’s this work?

Fork Fest brings some of the best local eateries together to compete in a friendly fork-off competition to win your vote. Vendors prepare one delectable forkful of culinary excellence that they think will impress guests and win them the top prize! The cuisine genre is entirely open-ended to create a competitive nature among vendors and to inspire originality and quality. The event also features tons of adult beverages to make sure that you don’t leave hungry or thirsty!

Your job? 

It’s super easy:

•    Just show up grab a fork and get to tasting.

•    You’re free to roam at your leisure and enjoyment while you taste each fork and get to know the vendors.

•    We’ll have a few breweries and other spirits there pouring adult beverages for you to enjoy as you jam out to music curated by We  the Beat and munch your delicious forkfuls.

•    Once you’ve made your rounds, feel free to stop by the voting booth to give a nod to your favorite. (If you don’t want to vote in this  election don’t sweat it, it’s really only about you having a good time).

Tickets include one (1) tasting from each participating vendor. Plus, you get a snazzy compostible yellow fork to keep!

And wait there’s more

You are part of the giving back at all Fork Fest’s this year. We are partnered with Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!), a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism be able to achieve their full potential. Since 2005, ACT Today! has helped more than 1,400 families and has distributed over $1.65 million dollars in grants through these unique programs:

  • ACT Today! Awareness Program
  • Safety Today!
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Assistive Technologies Program
  • Medical Help Today!
  • Special Needs Summer School
  • Social Skills Learning Program
  • ACT Today! for Military Families
  • ACT Today! Español

To learn more visit 

  • 1 in 59 children in America have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Autism is more common than juvenile diabetes, pediatric AIDS and pediatric cancer combined
  • Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder
  • Autism is treatable – There is HOPE

Our Impact

We are dedicated to presenting a zero waste event. Food served that includes locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Utilizing compostable service ware and minimizing our footprint throughout every aspect of the event. We encourage walking, sharing rides or biking to the event. Join us in the quest…


August 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


WA Event Management & Consulting


Canon Perdio Parking Lot
115 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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