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Food Festivals and Events

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.

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

Held during July in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Events include celebrity chef appearances, food tasting village, cooking shows, wine tasting and live music.

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.


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

Chitlin' Strut

Occurs the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Salley, South Carolina. Contains vendor information, news articles and a schedule of events.

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 International Tamale Festival

Provides a biography of the festival. Includes a detailed program of the show.

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.

National Hamburger Festival

Held during July or August in Akron, Ohio. Activities and events include live music from local bands, children's activities, best burger contests for amateurs and for restaurants, hamburger eating competition, and a bobbing for burgers contest.

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. 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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