Without a doubt, it is one of the most famous food festivals in the world and also the most notable festival in Thailand. Lobsterfest is held every June in the sleepy town of San Pedro and celebrates the start of the lobster season in Belize. And all accompanied by rum punch, ice-cold beers and the sunny rhythms of dancehall and reggae. The festival ends with a neighborhood party with live music and fire dancers and of course more enticing lobster dishes. Who said that food festivals are only for eating, Spain comes hot with its food wrestling festival called La Tomatina. It is one of the most popular festivals not only in Spain, but all over the world.
The quirky Canadian mix of chips, sauce and cottage cheese serves as an excuse for a three-day festival of live music, food competitions and cooking demonstrations. The Salon du Chocolat Festival saves the best for last and is the latest dream of a chocolate addict coming true. The 5-day event consists of more than 500 chocolatiers, pastry chefs and pastry chefs from France and abroad who come together to offer the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate. There will also be a Pastry Show, where chefs will present their best chocolate recipes, a Chocosphere presentation on the world of chocolate and a Chocolate Fashion Show.
As a way to honor God, the community goes vegan for nine days and enjoys dishes made from vegetables, soy, fruits and other vegan products. This food festival is one of the Southwest’s premier events, attracting more than 60 pop-up restaurants and vendors, 5 open-air music stages, live cooking demonstrations, kitchens and more. Whether you’re an adventurous eater or a base lover, there’s sure to be a dish to satisfy everyone. Food options range from dim sum to alligator and fried calamari on a stick, as well as classic American food we all know and love. Once you’ve eaten something (or 1,000 bites, who counts?), head to beer gardens or a movie on the lawn to breastfeed your baby food. The four-day New Orleans Wine &Food experience focuses on a street party atmosphere with food trucks and access to art galleries, seminars and special food events at more than two dozen local restaurants.
It offers live entertainment, cooking competitions and lots of garlic food. Garlic ice cream and garlic fries were among the foods produced with garlic last year. The world’s best chefs travel to Piedmont, a small village, to inspect truffles from exhibitions and select the best. Food festivals showcase some of the best cuisines available around the world, as well as renowned chefs and wine and beer specialists.
Continue to enjoy the flavors of Buenos Aires at the San Telmo Market on Sundays, where vendors offer samples of products and you’ll never be too far from a choripan, Buenos Aires’ favorite street food. Have you ever loved cheese so much that you wanted to roll down the hill? Held in Gloucester, England, every spring, this game is weird to say the least. It is often considered one of the strangest cultural food festivals in the world. A double Gloucester cheese of 7 to 9 pounds is sent off the 200-yard hill and participants then roll after it. This world-famous festival attracts winners from all over the world such as Canada, New Zealand and Nepal.
During Spirit of Speyside (April 29-May 4, 2020), sample fiery malt whisky drams, enjoy uplifting ceilidh dances in the evening and wake up to invigorating morning walks through the green hills around Dufftown. Every year, the birthplace of pizza pays homage to its beloved dish with a special fifteen-day festival. Acclaimed pizzerias come from all over the world to sample their recipes and compete in the World Pizza Making Championship, with categories such as firewood, gluten-free and freestyle, and a jury of Michelin-starred chefs. Expect demonstrations of dough throwing, educational classes, and some of the best pizzas you’ve ever had.
Over a 5-day period, your favorite Food Network stars gather in Miami Beach to showcase their illustrious culinary skills live. Greats such as Emeril Lagasse, Bobby, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart and Guy Fieri have made their appearance in the past. The festival Oktoberfest also offers more than 80 events ranging from seminars, intimate dinners, parties, tastings and the popular Oyster Bash. In addition, you do not want to miss the Grand Tasting Village, where you will find a wide range of exquisite dishes, wines and spirits.
Taste of Chicago, USA – Tantalizing examples, exciting entertainment and more are offered at this highly interactive and fun casual food festival, which is among the best in the United States. Here, visitors can sample popular dishes prepared by local restaurants and food vendors while enjoying live concerts and other family activities. Even the most experienced traveler may not have checked off the world’s tastiest food festivals from their bucket list.
While it may not be the first event that comes to mind when you think of luxury, Oktoberfest has no shortage of premium beers, wines, and spirits that are sure to delight a connoisseur’s taste buds.