If these Food Festivals aren’t enough to schedule your next vacation around, we’re not sure what is. Honestly, we had to replace a keyboard from salivating too much while producing this Top 10 List.
From world renowned chefs to ridiculous food activities (see Melon Festival or La Tomatina) these festivals are sure to please. Here is our curated list of the top food festivals, around the world in 2019.
LA Food Fest | Sept 2019 | Arcadia
There’s a whole lot of food magic wrapped up in the LA Food Fest, including visiting chefs, local brews, and even a few *ahem* bugs to munch on. @LAFoodFest
Napoli Pizza Village Festival 2019 | June 2019 | Naples
Join the greatest gathering in Italy, focused on the most delicious symbol of the country—Napoli pizza. Every June, Lungomare Caracciolo or Naples’ sea promenade transforms into something known as the “the greatest pizzeria in the world”. The most versatile pizza menu is created by the world’s most gifted pizza masters. @NapoliPizzaVillage
Music Tastes Good | Sept 2019 | Long Beach
You’re always hungry for good food and music, but few events have the ability to master such a delicious combination. Thankfully, Music Tastes Good in Long Beach, California, delivers an eclectic, multi-sensory experience that won’t leave you on an empty stomach. @musictastesgoodLB
Tulum Taste of Mexico: Food, Spirits & Wine Festival | Feb 1 – 10 | Tulum
Tulum Taste of Mexico 2019, is a 10-day gastronomic, spirits, beer, wine and festival, plus a restaurant week. Food, spirits, wine, beer, an array of spices, and artisanal products will adorn the Festival, and will leave you breathless. Music and special presentations will be part of the recipe, creating a fun culinary and cultural environment for attendees. @TulumFSWFestival
Vegan SoulFest | Aug 3 | Baltimore
Browse some of their retail vendors for some delicious food and great local, vegan products, or check out their non-profit exhibitors for all the information you need about health, social justice, and animal rights. @baltimorevegansoul
Salon du Chocolat | Oct 30 – Nov 3 | Paris
The international chocolate industry’s annual trade fair is a must-visit for all chocolate lovers around the globe. Each year over 500 participants from 60 countries (including more than 200 famous chefs and pâtissiers) take part in the fair. @salonduchocolat
Ottawa Poutine Fest | May 2 – 5 | Ottawa
The 5th Anniversary, Ottawa PoutineFest and World of Poutine Championship (May 2-5, 2019) will feature the best in Traditional, Extreme, and World of Poutine, as well as Live Entertainment, Kids Fun Zone, Craft Beer and Bevvy Bar, Best in Poutine, Feature Foodies and more. @OttawaPoutinefest
Melon Festival | Feb 14 – 17 | Chinchilla
The biennial event attracts scores of locals and international tourists alike with its exciting array of activities like melon skiing, celebrity melon eating and melon chariot race. Not to mention the big melon weigh-in that’s almost synonymous with this festival that celebrates the region’s melon farming. Revelers can also enjoy the melon beach party, free family concerts and the popular Melon Fest street parade. @ChinchillaMelonFestival
La Tomatina de Buñol | Aug 28th | Buñol
Held in the Valencian town of Buñol, La Tomatina is hands down one of the most popular Spanish festivals. Over one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are used for pelting in this Tomato battle that’s dubbed as the world’s biggest food fight. @tomatinaoficial
Sacramento Bacon Fest #8 | Feb 6 – 10 | Sacramento
Sacramento’s Bacon Fest is the ultimate food festival for bacon enthusiasts. During the week-long festivities, revelers can pig out on treats like bacon pizza, bacon salad, bacon milkshake, bacon ramen and bacon tater tots. The special delicacies are served at over 100 restaurants accompanied with local craft beers and live music. Also, don’t forget to check out the annual Kevin Bacon Soundtrack Tribute Show – one of the star attractions of this food festival. @SacramentoBaconFest
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