5 Amazing and Finger-Licking American Food Festivals
If you are as hungry traveler as I am, you are going to love this article today. I am going to introduce to you five amazing and truly finger-licking food fests that happen to take place every year in different parts of the United States.
Some of these festivals celebrate only traditional (if we can call it) American cuisine while other just the love to eat food in general, but we can be confident to say, that all of these celebrations are one of a kind and yes – indeed worth visiting.
So, start booking your plane ticket, book hotels and visit all these following food festivals to make your stomach full with the best food and drinks in the region!
Maine Lobster Festival
East coast of the United States can be proud of its unique and delicious lobster. And therefore, they are indeed very proud of it, because each July Maine throws a huge festival celebrating everything about this sea animal. Festival runs for about five days and here you can not only taste the best lobster probably in the whole continent but also have fun in traditional fairs, shows, crafts, vendors and even a parade.
Over 20,000 pounds of delicious and juicy lobsters are served during this festival, so if your lifetime’s dream was to eat as much lobster as you can – Maine is waiting for you!
Savannah Food and Wine Festival
This relatively pretty new festival (it started in 2014), this celebration fighting more and more hearts and stomachs of hungry travelers. Each fall, for one week, whole Savannah become a number one spot for all foodies and especially wine lovers, because, during the entire festival, you can attend various cooking shows, lectures, and competitions.
Many worlds famous chefs come here to prove their mastership, so here you can get a lifetimes chance of eating the best food and drinking the best wine on a planet.
Taste of Chicago
The simply called “Taste of Chicago” food festival in the number three of must-visit food festivals’ list. Started in 1980, each year Chicago spends five days celebrating unique and extraordinary Chicago’s cuisine.
And they do celebrate it not only by eating delicious dishes – there usually are tons of activities, live music performances and shows that are all perfectly suitable for families to visit too.
NYC Food and Wine Festival
New York City has something to be proud as well (of course, apart from its marvelous architecture and culture life). We are talking about their Food and Wine festivals which takes places each year in fall and which has a bit bigger mission than just tasting various goods. 100% of the net proceeds from this four days long festival go to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and the NYC Food Bank.
So it is safe to say that this festival not only pampers foodies from all parts of the world but also takes good care that people who don’t eat that much, can have something to eat as well.
Aspen Food and Wine Classic
Let’s end with Aspen’s one of a kind festival as well. For more than 30 years this festival has been one of the most popular and highest rated ones on the continent. Therefore, it is nothing surprising to learn that many excellent chefs (like Tyler Florence, Giada De Laurentiis, Marcus Samuelsson) love to stop by here and cook something amazing.
Let’s not forget the best wines in the region as well, which you too can enjoy during the festival. If that is not enough, remember, that all those exquisite meals you will taste with the breathtaking beauty of Aspen’s mountains.