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Festivals

Party time! Chowhounds discuss the best food festivals (and festivals with food) around the country. Weigh in on your favorites and give advice about travel and more.

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

Music festival food has come a long way since the first few, like 1967’s Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain where the only thing anyone ate was LSD dropped on the crowd by the Grateful Dead’s “personal...
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Food Justice Film Festival, Sept 24-27 (free online)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"Join us for a free #FoodJusticeFilmFestival with award-winning films and panel discussions with the filmmakers, farmers and activists. Featured Films: Gather (Sep. 24) Invisible Vegan (Sep...

Bastille Day, July 14th: time to think French...

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Will you be marking the day with some French favorites from your kitchen? Perhaps a meal out at a French bistro? I do enjoy the French culinary and we will be visiting a popular Gallic spot in our ...

California Olive Oils

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The California State Fair & Food Festival, a 166-year tradition, has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. To help support the agricultural companies that normally enter the competition, the fai...

March 8, La Cocina's Week of Women in Food Wrap-Up Party, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Six nights of dinners for the La Cocina's Week of Women are already sold out. Tickets still available for the Wrap Up party in Oakland. "Hosted by La Cocina graudate brick-and-mortar, and mother...

'Beer Fest' 2020, Westchester County Center, March 14th...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

Coinciding with St. Patrick's Day, 'Beer Fest' 2020 returns to Westchester County Center in White Plains on Saturday, March 14th, from 4-8 p.m. Over 200 craft beers are promised, along with a perfo...

Empire Harley-Davidson Chili Cookoff, New Rochelle, Jan. 11...

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

This event has grown in popularity. It's fun, too! Empire Harley-Davidson dealership in New Rochelle is hosting its annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Jan. 11th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can enter...

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Food & Craft Fair

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by fresnobuddhistchurch 11 months ago

The Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple invites you to our 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Food and Craft Fair! It will be a special day of family fun and adventure, featuring a wide variety of handcrafte...

NC Seafood Festival

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by burgeoningfoodie 1 year ago

Planning a trip to NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City. Anyone ever been? If so what should I expect? What should I definitely eat and what should I avoid? Thanks

Historic Recipe to Highlight 122nd Annual Merchants' Lunch and Country Store

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by filian1900 1 year ago

One of the first televised ethnic recipes in the Golden State will highlight the autumn food bazaar at California’s oldest Armenian Church. Margaret Garabedian Setrakian’s “Kabob Delight” will be...

LA Times on the Food Festival Boom

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by patsully 1 year ago

Interesting read that highlights what I've always assumed to be true. While food festivals can be fun, I've often found that restaurants cannot possibly deliver great results under the circumstance...

Tacos & Tapas, Fri 10/25, 6-9pm, El Pajaro CDC, Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Tacos & Tapas will celebrate 40 years of El Pajaro CDC helping local entrepreneurs reach their small business dreams. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Kitchen Incubator, 412 East Riverside Drive...

San Gennaro Mulberry Street

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by chronosynclastic 1 year ago

It's still here. The smoke, the tourists, the con games, the stupid Instagram people. But the most recent posts searched here are a decade old. I'm in the neighborhood and shop all the time at All...

4th Annual Flavors of the Harvest, 9/21, Marina (Monterey Peninsula)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Flavors of the Harvest 2019 September 21st, 2-5 PM Goodwill Garden at 249 10th St. Marina, CA 93933. Enjoy small plates and drinks featuring local produce and a garden-cooking demonstration by ...

'Titans of BBQ' coming Oct. 10-13, Manhattan...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

An extraordinary line-up of 20 chefs and pit masters from around the country will be gathering at 'Titans of BBQ' on Pier 97 in Manhattan, Oct. 10 to 13. Big name culinarians involved include Pat ...

New York Times Food Festival, Oct. 5 & 6, Manhattan...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

An e-mail from Sam Sifton, food writer/reporter for The New York Times, mentions the upcoming New York Times Food Festival to be held at different venues on Oct. 5 & 6. Bryant Park will be the site...

Moon cakes for Mid-Autumn Festival [Minneapolis]

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by yjcocoa 11 years ago

Any one know a place to buy moon cakes for Mid-Autumn Festival. Need recs for good Chinese bakery in Mineapolis.

Food events in Toronto and Ontario: 2019

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by prima 1 year ago

Thistletown Collegiate in Etobicoke is hosting its 3rd annual Harvest Party fundraiser on Saturday, Sept 21st from 12 noon to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $55, and help support the high school's culina...

Rivertown Public Market, Sept. 14th in Dobbs Ferry...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It is a lot of fun and fresh air for the whole family. Rivertown Public Market will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park. A good list of food and...

Tabemasho, 9/21, SF, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Calif

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"TABEMASHO 2019 Passing It Forward: From One Generation to the Next Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration and Silent Auction open at 3:00 p.m. Join us for the...

Holy Trinity Greek Festival, New Rochelle: Sept. 12-15...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's a fun time for the whole family! Holy Trinity Church, Mill Road & North Ave., New Rochelle, will be holding their annual Greek Festival Sept. 12 to 15. Good traditional Greek food and pastries...