Festivals are a great way to enjoy art, music, and movies. Typically festivals have a core focus on one particular niche thing, like crafts or sewing. So, of course, it’s only natural that with the growing popularity of cooking and trendy foods that a few festivals would pop up specifically geared towards food lovers. A lot of these festivals have some mind-blowing food offered and rival farmer’s markets in terms of scope and size of the event, as well as the number of vendors of. What differs of course though from the farmer’s markets in town is that these festivals usually focus on specific foods and drinks like wine or sushi.
From festivals free of charge filled with taco stands to Italian ones that offer galleries of architecture made entirely of chocolate, there’s a lot to love about food festivals. Plus most of them offer samples free of charge, so you need not worry about the cost of getting food. Here are 10 festivals around the world made for people who love food!
1. NYC Wine & Food Festival
Sponsored by Food Network, this festival is sure to be a treat with all the well-known chefs showing up this year. From Ted Allen from Chopped to Katie Lee in The Kitchen there will be tons of skilled celebrity cooks to see. In addition, there are tons of vendors to try from, ensuring your Instagram will be filled with amazing food.
2. Cheese Fest
If you love cheese, you have to go to Cheese Fest which offers a variety of cheeses to try from. There are cheesemakers there that will make and serve cheese for you to try. It is also an easier event to attend, as there are Cheese Fests all over the world, not just in one location.
3. Bite of Seattle
Bite of Seattle offers some delightful foods to try. From craft beer to ice cream, there’s something for everyone at this festival. The best part? Admission is free.
4. World Gourmet Summit
If you’re looking for something more fancy, you should definitely check out the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore. The festival offers gourmet cuisine and tons of themed dinners to choose from.
5. Maslenitsa Pancake Festival
In Russia, you can eat as many pancakes as you want to your heart’s delight at this Pancake themed festival. The festival is hosted during the holiday week Maslenitsa or Pancake week. The cheery holiday uses Pancakes to symbolize the sun.
The Pizzafest in Naples, Italy offers a variety of pizzas to try. It’s the perfect place to try different pies, as the city is considered the birthplace of pizza.
7. Salon du Chocolat Festival
The salon du Chocolat Festival has hundreds of chocolates to try. There’s everything from the basic chocolate piece to fancy chocolate pastries.
8. Disney Food & Wine Festival
Get in the Disney spirit with the food & wine festival at Disneyworld’s Epcot. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat or try some of the wines offered.
9. Street Food Festival
In the Czhech Republic you can try a ton of different foods here for reasonable prices. From ice cream to burgers, there’s pretty much everything here.
10. Eurochocolate festival
In Perugia, Italy you can eat a ton of chocolate at one of the biggest chocolate festivals in the world. There’s even chocolate architecture here to look at. You can see shoes and castles made out of chocolate, and there’s a variety of chocolate vendors that come here.