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The trio of Perfect Strangers Music will be one of the bands performing during Saturday’s Foodie Fest in Encinitas. Courtesy photo
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Foodie Fest returns to Encinitas

ENCINITAS — Great food, beautiful art and good music combine at the Lumberyard Saturday, as the second annual Foodie Fest Competition returns to Encinitas.

The food-centric event includes cooking demonstrations, a TV-style cooking competition, food samples, an art exhibition and musical acts performing throughout the five-hour long event.

Fifteen chefs demonstrate how to prepare farm-to-table fare on three different stages, six chefs compete in a TV style Best of the Foodie Fest Competition and more than 30 restaurants will serve up gourmet tastes in the Nosh North County area at The Lumberyard Encinitas location.

The Barefoot Bar boasts a dozen craft beer, wine and spirit vendors with various food-alcohol pairings.

Enjoy premiere local live music throughout the day and an outstanding mulit-media Art for the Cure exhibition. There will be face painting and interactive garden booths to entertain kids.

Tickets are still on sale for $48 and can be purchased at The festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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