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  • Annual Nugget Rib Cook-Off

    End-of-summer free rib festival in Reno Nevada. Event features rib competition plus music, crafts, and family fare.

  • Apple Scrapple Festival

    Held during October in Bridgeville, Delaware, celebrating the local apple crop and scrapple, a type of mush made with pork. Other activities include crafts and car shows, scrapple tossing and skillet tossing contests.

  • Arizona Taco Festival

    Held during October in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are competitions for making the best tacos, guacamole or salsa, and activities include Lucha Libre wrestling, music, chili pepper eating contest, and a kids' zone with piƱatas.

  • Bacon Fest KC

    Held during October in Kansas City, Missouri, benefitting the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City.

  • Baconfest Chicago

    Held in Chicago, Illinois during April, benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Events include chef exhibitions, vendor displays and bacon-themed crafts. Provides news, information for prospective vendors, and ticket sales.

  • Big Pig Jig

    Occurs in Vienna, Georgia. Competitions include cooking of hogs, shoulders, ribs, Brunswick stew, barbecue sauce, and barbecued chicken. Presents the history of the company. With the events scheduled each year and its directions.

  • Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

    Held on varying dates in Des Moines, Iowa. Includes lectures, showcase and bacon eating contest.

  • Chilifest

    Held in late March-early April near Snook, Texas. Provides online registration forms. With galleries, FAQs, and contact information.

  • Cleveland Garlic Festival

    September gathering features garlic-themed foods, including ice cream. Includes a preview of the festival, schedule of events, music, cook off, recipes, directions and location map.

  • Cornwall Food and Drink Festival

    Annual celebration of Cornish food, and farming; includes a programme, and guides for visitors and exhibitors. Held in Truro, Cornwall, UK.

  • Crave Sydney International Food Festival

    Month-long international food festival presented by Citibank during October in Sydney, Australia. Features signature events such as the "World Chef Showcase" and "Night Noodle Markets".

  • Diner en Blanc

    Alfresco dinning all in white at public places around the world. This "secret" event is one large picnic filled with food and beauty.

  • Fabulous Food Show

    End of April show in Cleveland, Ohio. Includes celebrity chef schedule, directory of exhibiting companies, floor plan, FAQ, and ticket information.

  • Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

    Conducts a festival for the benefit of children's recreation in Fellsmere, Florida. Includes its history and shows galleries.

  • Giant Omelette Celebration

    Occurs in November in Abbeville, Louisiana. Contains the company's events, entertainment, and related links. Includes directions and contact information.

  • Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival

    Schedule of events during the annual festival celebrating cheese, held during June in Little Chute, Wisconsin.

  • International Rice Festival

    Occurs the 3rd weekend of October, in Crowley, Louisiana. Shows the festival's history, directions, and ticket information. With photos and scheduled events.

  • Los Angeles Tofu Festival

    Gives information about the annual festival including news, contact details, and attendee information.

  • Mushroom Festival

    Annual celebration of the mushroom held during September in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Events include a mushroom soup cookoff, farm tours, carnival, car show, live music, and cooking demonstrations.

  • National Buffalo Wing Festival

    Held in September in Buffalo, New York, home of the spicy chicken wing dish. Includes festival brochure, driving directions, events and entertainment schedules, and list of participating restaurants.

  • The National Heirloom Exposition

    Non-profit event focused on heirloom vegetables, organic foods, and anti-GMO activism. Held in mid-September in Santa Rosa, California. Details of the schedule of speakers, movies, chefs' demonstrations, kids' day, produce and livestock exhibits, and vendors selling artisanal, natural, and organic goods. http://www.facebook.com/HeirloomExpo heirloomexpo

  • Oxnard Salsa Festival

    Annual two-day July celebration in California features two international food courts, salsa tasting tent, entertainment and shopping. Find information about special events, schedule and marketplace.

  • Poke Salat Festival

    Held annually during mid-May in Arab, Alabama, celebrating pokeweed, an herb that grows wild and is poisonous if eaten uncooked. Provides information for vendors, entertainment schedule and photos from past years.

  • Taste of St. Louis

    Annual September event features a wide variety of foods from 45 restaurants, celebrity chef demonstrations, live music, and an art and wine walk. Includes list of participants, photos, reviews, dates and location.

  • Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    Summertime event at Shelburne Farms near Lake Champlain, Vermont with cooking shows, cheesemaking demonstrations, seminars, and exhibits of artisinal cheesemakers.

  • The Wayne Chicken Show

    Held since 1981 during July in Wayne, Nebraska. Although technically not a food event, the theme is chickens, and there is a wing eating contest, plus omelette and chicken sandwich feeds. Other events include wine tasting, the world's largest chicken dance, cement chicken auction, collectibles display, arts and crafts vendors, parade and fireworks.

  • World Food Festival

    Occurs during October in Des Moines, Iowa, featuring foods from around the world, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and marketplace.

  • World's Largest Brat Fest

    Celebrating bratwurst, held on Memorial Day weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. Events include live music, rock climbing, a 20x5' coloring mural, boot camp, carnival and fireworks.

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