It's always good to be a Bay Area foodie-- there's a new food festival thunk up every week or two, like the Eat Real Festival, coming to Oakland, California from August 28 to 30.
Similar in spirit to the recent Serious Eats Great American Food festival, Eat Real will feature food+music, but without the trek to Shoreline. The event is free of charge to check out tho presumably the food cart fare is out of your pocket once something catches your eye.
I'm personally most interested in the Beer Shed, curated by David McLean of Magnolia Brewpub and promising a rotating selection of Northern California's best handcrafted IPAs, imperials and cask ales on tap. Yum.
UPDATE: Their twitter feed has started confirming the participants: linden st, magnolia, drakes, moonlight, half moon bay, triple rock, thirsty bear, marin and 21st amendment.