36Th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival kicks off

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A six-day celebration of the senses begins today with the tastes, sights and sounds of the 36th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Events will feature the Valley's most notable culinary personalities, cooking demos, music and more.

SCF isone of the nation's longest running food festivals, and has helped raise more than $3.8M for the arts and arts education across Arizona.

3TV's Heidi Goitia gave us a sneak peek, including a look at the Burger Battle.

What: Burger Battle
When: Thursday, April 10 6:30 p.m.-9"30 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Stadium
Tickets: scottsdalefest.org; $60 per person

What: Chocolate & Wine Experience
When: Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Musical Instrument Museum
Tickets: scottsdalefest.org; $50 per person