Eat Real Festival

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The Eat Real Festival is an annual, two-day food festival that takes place in Oakland, California. The festival focuses on food and drinks produced locally, sustainably and organically. The first festival was held in 2009.[1] The fourth festival took place at Jack London Square. Eat Real Festival has an opening night "Meatopia" party focusing on locally made meat-based dishes, the party requires paid tickets and is a benefit.[2] The festival itself is free, and food costs $5 or less to purchase.[3] An estimated 150,000 people attend it.[2] In 2011, the Eat Real Festival was voted the best annual event in the readers' poll for the Best of the Bay held by the East Bay Express.[4]


  1. ^ Rosenbaum, Stephanie. "Eat Real Festival Day 1 + Meatopia". Bay Area Bites. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Alburger, Carolyn. "Get Ready For Oakland's Eat Real Fest". Events. 7x7SF. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oakland's Eat Real Festival coming". Food. SF Gate. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Readers' Poll Winners: Arts and Culture". Best of the East Bay. East Bay Express. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

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