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WELCOME WORLD BUTCHERS' CHALLENGE 2022!

Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital and the only star on the map of California. The city is buzzing with things to taste, see and savor. We invite you to pick your pleasure, whether it’s our farm-fresh restaurants, plentiful farmers markets, home-grown breweries, colorful street murals, Gold Rush-era family attractions or a sunset walk along the river. We hope you enjoy your Sacramento visit!

Accommodations

Several of the hotels below are offering special rates for the World Butchers' Challenge. This information is displayed when you click on a particular hotel name. Please note that these hotel offers are subject to availability. Contact the hotel directly and reference the World Butchers' Challenge to determine availability and book guest rooms

 

Specialty Food Stores

Looking for some unique and/or specialty ingredients while you're here in Sacramento? Check out these shops.

Taylors Market
Taylor’s Market, Butchers of America Team Captain Danny Johnson’s market
A family-owned market and butcher shop offering fine foods and specialty groceries. To this day, the Johnson family and staff of Taylor’s Market & Kitchen are dedicated to bringing the highest-quality products produced locally and around the world to the customers who have been so supportive of Taylor’s in its 60+ year history.

Sacramento Co-Op
Sacramento Natural Food Co-op is a sustainably-minded member owned grocery store. True to its cooperative roots, it offers a multitude of discussions on product selection, member services, retail practices and ethical issues that take place every day in their business.

Corti Brothers
Corti Brothers retains the old-fashioned corner grocery charm with their comprehensive full-service delicatessen providing the best of worlds, bringing you the classics, as well as latest cheeses and charcuterie. Their sandwiches and ravioli are legendary among locals. The full-service meat department offers journeyman meat cutters, with decades of experience, who produce consummately-crafted cuts from the finest sourced products.

Oto’s Market
Oto’s Marketplace has been serving the Sacramento community for over 50 years, specializing as an Asian grocer with a large selection Japanese and Asian Foods, fresh fish, quality meats, farm fresh produce and daily made fresh bento lunch boxes and sushi.

Save Mart
Save Mart began as a local grocer in California’s Central Valley and continues to take pride in the relationships and traditions which keep them grounded in this region today. Their location and roots in the community allow them to provide some of the finest produce, meat and dairy in the world.

Allspicery
The Allspicery is proud to be Sacramento's first and only one-stop spice shop, offering the highest quality spices, herbs and spice blends from near and far. Whether you are an experienced professional chef or a kitchen newbie, they carry every ingredient you need to be a success in the kitchen.

Sunh Fish
Sunh Fish is the leading distributor of fresh seafood in the greater Sacramento area. They pride themselves on providing the best quality seafood to their customers while also offering it at reasonable prices.

Trader Joe’s
At Trader Joe's, you won’t find a lot of branded items. Instead, you’ll discover a store full of unique and interesting products, along with everyday basics. 

V. Miller Meats
This is a popular, craft butcher shop featuring custom cut steaks, handmade sausages & deli meats. Eric is a Member of the Butcher’s Guild is excited to offer quality, pasture-raised and grass-fed meat at this shop.

 

Badge Pass Program

Offering discounts at some of Sacramento's best restaurants and experiences once you receive your special promo code. The pass is entirely digital and there's no app to download. Promo code: SACBADGE

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Sacramento Fried Chicken Trail Restaurant Round-Up

Read more about the restaurants of Sacramento's Fried Chicken Trail.

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Farmers' Markets

Local Farmer's Markets

A list of local markets and their days of operation. right arrow

Midtown Farmers' Market

Operated by the Midtown Association, this free, family-friendly market takes place year-round, every Saturday, on 20th street between J and L streets... right arrow

 

Visit Sacramento Podcast

Check out some episodes from our podcast that have featured local food and drink spots.

Podcast: Sacramento Distiller J.J. Pfister Focuses on Craft, Organic Spirits

Hear from Director of Operations Michelle Keck Smith about the distillery's offerings, location and new events on the horizon.

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Podcast: Sacramento's Lucid Winery Opens on R Street

Owner and wine maker Kevin Luther shares information about the wine, rare books, food and more that can be found at Lucid.

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Podcast: Kimio Bazett on two Local Favorites: Golden Bear and Hook & Ladder

Kimio shares how the businesses started, progressed – including The Golden Bear's featuring on "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" – and what's in store.

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Explore More That Sacramento Has to Offer

 

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Sacramento Cuisine

Don't miss out on cuisine that sets the bar for freshness and quality.

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Old Sacramento Waterfront

Step back in time in Old Sacramento. Experience it all, from the Underground Tour to the museums or great riverfront dining.

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Sacramento Tours

Sacramento has tours for many different interests...food, history, beer! Please see our extensive list and join one!

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Nightlife

The day is done and it's time to step out on the town. Find some great venues to unwind or dance the night away.

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Golden 1 Center

With world class concerts, our own hometown Sacramento Kings, there is sure to be something for everyone at Golden 1 Center.

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Sacramento's Event Calendar

For up-to-the-minute details on events and activities during your stay, please check out Sacramento365.

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Sacramento RT Airport Express

Sacramento Regional Transit as a new Airport Express - Route 142 for only $2.50 per trip. Please see link for more information!

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Transportation

You have booked your conference, your flight, and your hotel, now the last piece of the puzzle - Ground Transportation.

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Parking Around Downtown Sacramento

Find information regarding parking around downtown Sacramento and near the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. To reserve parking, please visit: https://reserve.sacpark.org/.

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WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY IN SACRAMENTO!