Fairs, Festivals, & Fiestas

Live Oak Park Fair Edible Tastings

When: Sat., June 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., June 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2014

Now heading into its 44th year, Berkeley’s annual Live Oak Park Fair (1301 Shattuck Ave.) has long been a feel-good celebration of handmade jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other assorted arts and crafts. This year it’s also aiming to be a worthy destination for food lovers — especially those who are frugal. The art festival’s newest feature, introduced by producer Jan Etre last year, is an “Edible Tastings” section that will showcase ten up-and-coming food artisans — makers of kombucha, Southern-style barbecue sauce, high-end iced tea, the Belgian cookie known as speculoos, and more. While all of the artisanal food products will be available for sale, and a concessions booth will cater to those looking for a full meal, the emphasis will be on free samples. Come prepared to get your nibble on.

Luke Tsai

Price: free

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